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 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 626
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May 17, 2014 posted on another site...

in the depths of my agony I taste no defeat
all walk upon the cracks of a different street
tis when I fall the lowest I see the true light
which shall lift me from this earthly plight

I put on the whole armor down to my feet
and many of my good brethren I like to greet
tis only in this place we shall come to fight
to know what is wrong and feel what is right

to furnish a return be productive in my life
knowing there's an end to earthly strife
I have a shield of love with strength I wear
knowing there is one that took it all to bear

this world might cut my spirit like a knife
yet words do comfort me like heavens fife
no one did promise anything would be fair
but for all of mans sin one did bare
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 627
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Posted: 4/16/2015 9:13:01 PM
has it all been written
like an old Egyptian design
carved in fine Italian marble
with the face of a Greek sculpture
awaiting the awe of many
missing pieces left to imaginations
of anyone who cares enough
to listen to the story on papyrus
crinkling loudly when unrolled
ever so tenderly with love

has it all been said
through phonographs from yesteryear
wishing only to sing once again
from beyond the layers of dust
simply crying out to be heard
in the silence of beauty buzzing
upon the wings of a humming bird
like a thought carried away in the wind
quickly taking a drink of memory
only to fly onward freely

has it all been seen
in a never ending water color
changed again and again
like it belongs in a pallet of sunrise
setting in liquid motion
smeared upon landscapes
as far as any good eye could envision
carried forth with the rain's paint brush
melting slowly in heat of day
wanting only a drink of cool breath

ah but it all hasn't been heard
for we have yet taken the time
to stop long enough to find
simple treasures are priceless
in complete silence of the mind...
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 628
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Posted: 4/21/2015 9:57:21 PM
a thought escaped from my mind

a smile released from my lips

a kind gesture thoughtlessly shared

a tear my eye could no longer bind,

a sound for me only my heart heard

a stolen glance captured in silence

a special moment that was dreamed

all are free now like a flying bird
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 629
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Posted: 4/30/2015 9:08:13 PM
leadership cradled by the open minded
may bring good fortune through prosperity,
for opportunities of personal growth
endure strategies of increase first,
and our greatest reward is sharing
the charity found in our own hearts,
spread by the love of mankind
which is a true commitment to ourselves,
forging great happiness through exhilaration
that may be a force to carry us forward...
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 630
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Posted: 5/18/2015 10:47:23 PM
where I go I bring the wind in my back pack
the sunshine knows when its time for a rest
moon light has seen my soul bare tears for the stars
flowers understand the essence I carried for them,

mountain hot springs simply share the grief
released from deepest dark muddy places
as the rocks turn to pebbles turn to sand
making smooth what was once rough,

whisper to me mighty evergreens enduring time
as I gather dried wood almost to heavy to carry
dragging pieces together for a campfire like a testimony
to weathered working hands knowing prosperity

sing to me songs I never could listen to before
my aged ears only wish they could decipher now
never taking for granted the abundant beauty
natures tones simply provided for a minimal fee,

may layers of mountains guide mine eyes to sleep
as a final earthly payment unto thee of this day
knowing sometime I will remain in the heavens forever
even more breath taking than all I have ever seen~
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 631
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Posted: 5/29/2015 9:50:29 PM
the pages are yet blank
no notes to make music
nor voices sharing a poem
simple blank silence
beckoning a first mark
to change the future forever
maybe history
and endure the testimony
of time...
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 632
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Posted: 6/6/2015 9:45:15 AM
retrospection
life processes of learning
mirrors into personal histories
may need a blast of Windex
with some fancy paper towels
to restore visions of old
like a fresh new coat of paint
reminding us what we can be


ox' how I loved these dying forums,
and how I enjoyed reading through my old threads here
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 633
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Posted: 6/7/2015 11:50:48 AM
fancy paper towels
stylized flowers
adorn the borders
perforations now
so convenient
you don't need
the whole sheet
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 634
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Posted: 6/7/2015 7:54:46 PM
(thanks for gracing the pages of this ole thread :)

love never gives up
is always faithful
and endures
all things

may we remember
to love ourselves
so others may
in return

ox' I love you all~
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 635
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Posted: 6/15/2015 11:42:21 AM
its coming to a quiet halt of posting
my life is getting busy once more,
summer is here to play outside
with new mountain terrain to explore,
catch y'all on the flip side again
with an upside down backwards slide,
I go where ever my heart leads me
while my soul dances along in stride~
 ablankcanvas
Joined: 7/29/2015
Msg: 636
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Posted: 8/2/2015 5:25:03 PM
saying good bye to posting in this thread
for terse verse will never truly be dead-

(makes sense to me) R.I.P.
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 11/29/2015
Msg: 637
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Posted: 2/24/2016 11:11:58 AM
I started another poetry thread
way back when
just for another place to write
when I didn't have a pen
to have nothing at all to say
as these poetry forums die
makes me sit and wonder
why I even try

~Missing the old days when we would all post on top of one another
trying to simply have fun with haiku. Welcome to the ghost town,
now full of actual ghosts. 10/11/15 R.I.P. my unborn grandbaby.


 revoskeepnus
Joined: 8/4/2015
Msg: 638
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History
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Posted: 2/24/2016 9:15:24 PM
post #702... nice.
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 11/29/2015
Msg: 639
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Posted: 2/24/2016 10:32:27 PM
thanks darlin'~

I just read that and cried
for too many have died,
life is for the living
until we too stop giving~
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 11/29/2015
Msg: 640
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Posted: 2/25/2016 7:55:07 AM
the very idea of your being here
made my soul gleam from the inside out

there was more special over flowing love
than I possibly could conceive in my life time

all I ever wanted was to hold you in my arms
to cuddle you ever so tenderly upon my shoulder

did you hear me talking to you
or me crying when I heard your little heart beat

we still have your sonogram in a frame
and you in our hearts forever

now when I stop long enough to think of you
I hope your home in heaven is an awesome place

till I get to meet you my sweet tiny peanut
I will grieve the loss of you on earth like no other

rest in peace baby Carter
grandma loves you very much
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 11/29/2015
Msg: 641
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Posted: 3/21/2016 4:14:30 AM
the time has come once more
to head east my dear ole friend
a few new filters belts and tires
maybe music in the air to send

the little space called a trunk
is a magical act to cram full
I will only take what I love
most human belongings are bull

its only stuff I always have said
we accumulate many things
Tony Lama boots chaps with fringe
art supplies and pretty rings

I'll give most away one more time
theres not much on earth I need
it boggles my mind to no end
how humans can be filled with greed

my favorite clothes a blanket or two
winter coats sunglasses and books
while I rummage over the boxes
taking things out with second looks

time for one more adventure
before we hit the interstate
Craters of the Moon still has snow
but we will make it that's a date

time to change your oil too
wax the old paint that's peeling
do some fly fishing in the river
sit in the hot springs for healing

lots to do before we figure out
the route we shall take this time
plotting new places and things to do
before I post another rhyme

farewell I shall say to this high desert
the mountains with emerald lakes
lava tubes caves elk jerky horse ranches
mostly the winter ice for goodness sakes~
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 11/29/2015
Msg: 642
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Posted: 3/21/2016 4:45:27 AM
jus' readin' through old threads
missing you and our midnight talks
to babble about nothing...

you were a good friend to me Brawn
nothing more nothing less

I still haven't found that beach home in NC
NY still calls me back high taxes and all
that's the house that needs to go away

Im ready to settle down now though my ole departed friend
the road trips are losing their appeal as I have gotten old...
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 11/29/2015
Msg: 643
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Posted: 3/30/2016 6:14:28 AM
jus' tabout all packed up
charting my course along the way
might be stopping for a chat
old friends have new things to say

going camping at Bruno
one more time fly fishing here
this weekend will be fun
before I give away most my gear

time to say goodbye again
I will be back to post in the future
tis' time for a road trip
as the pavement still has much allure

peace out forum homies
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 4/29/2016
Msg: 644
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Posted: 5/3/2016 11:07:31 PM
rambling from twilight-

there are time when Im half asleep, when I don't know if Im dreaming...
as I lay in a comfortable position stuck between sanity
and a semi conscious dream land I don't really know if Im in,
I find myself wondering which bedroom I am at

kinda goes with living in so many places like I have
maybe some of you fellow travelers get it

sometimes I think Im in my old beach house in Florida
and I can taste the salt air sticking to my face
wondering why I went to bed without taking a shower
cause I had been surfing all day and theres gritty sand on my sheets

other times I feel like Im in an old house I had in Iowa when my eldest wasn't walking yet
and I can see the pattern of wall paper peeling off the wall
revealing the older floral one underneath
while I hear the crackling of the bedroom fire place

or Im in NC and I can see the chrome of the low rider sparkling so bright
I just want to keep my eyes shut and sleep a little longer
cause I don't want to get up to go to work
I want to snuggle in that down comforter I used to have...

Its roughly 2am here in NY and I did it again

this time I thought I was back in my old bedroom
at the house I rented in Texas during the summer of 08'
I could clearly see the furniture I gave away
and a lavender terry cloth bath robe hanging on the door hook...

funny how our brains work sometimes
it wasn't till I fully woke up that it kicked in I slept here at my moms house
in the bedroom I grew up in with many of my childhood books
dolls games puzzles right where they were last placed

I just wish I could remember what else I was dreaming about...
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 4/29/2016
Msg: 645
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Posted: 5/13/2016 11:21:04 PM
just a short visit this time
to say hello and smile,
to remember old friends
and read posts for a while,
goodbye I will say tonight
its time for me to go,
theres just too much drama
its like a tv show...
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 11/2/2016
Msg: 646
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Posted: 11/17/2016 9:40:58 PM
I have a little green note book
the kind you get in the military,
I jot things down to remember
kinda like a poetic diary,
I started it in Texas one summer
the year I first joined this site,
it has notes from books Ive read
when tired in the middle of night,

Covey, Maxwell or self help types
along with biblical things,
I have some Christian songs written
that in my mind my voice sings,
some stuff got scribbled out
while there is an alarming list,
of many family and friends that passed
always in my heart/brain fog mist,

theres quite a mix of thing in there
like or if they even work,
or might as well play
as I'm on here to currently lurk,
some old poetry remains inside
from sites now gone and dead,
where many of us had lots of fun
the sparked memories now in my head,

but I did discover one thing of interest
a pecan pie recipe from my southern quests,
it was given to me by a patient that passed away
in my beloved North Carolina blues bests,
so I will make one in your memory sweet Faye
you truly were an old southern farmers belle,
one day I will see you up in heaven darlin'
I'm only here on earth for a short spell~
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 11/2/2016
Msg: 647
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Posted: 11/19/2016 8:09:16 PM
the rain trickles upon my new windows
not like soothing sounds of tin roof taps,
this is rather a quiet ping pinging
makes me wonder if New York clouds take naps,
I kinda like the way it all seems clean
almost washing away the littering,
peaceful the sidewalks somehow do now seem
among all the brightest lights glittering,

nightfall is wearing a hat full of holes
as the heavens sing down falling through it,
while the sun wants to awake in a blue sky
understanding she shall win bit by bit,
I wonder listening to this music
if its been the master plan all along,
for me to sit here enjoying the noise
knowing it's one of natures best songs~

 xlr8ingme
Joined: 11/2/2016
Msg: 648
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Posted: 11/21/2016 9:35:36 AM
so what are we thankful for every single day?
a job clean food and water or a place to sleep,
maybe that it indeed did rain during a drought
how about the love in your soul buried deep?

I am thankful for eternal life and salvation
knowing I will rest in heaven when I depart,
from this place here where so many of the living
have forgotten that love remains inside GOD's heart~

ox'
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 11/2/2016
Msg: 649
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Posted: 11/26/2016 5:40:24 PM
this is the age of uncertainty
under a veil of I give a hoot
let the people breathe
before word bullets shoot

sunrises cant glow in rain
simply hid among the lies
when the truth some do see
is really written in the skies

the light of day cant reveal
the motives of another
while the weather we do feel
is swept away under cover

layer upon layer cake is made
fed to an America that is full
weary from the endless buffet
we are tired from all the bull

oh say can you see
the dawn isn't an early light
as our rights slowly diminish
like the sunset in flight
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 11/2/2016
Msg: 650
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Posted: 11/26/2016 7:35:49 PM
meow

simply reading old posts again
made new in the here and now,
many came and went and return
but there was only one moo cow...

yep this site will never be the same
missing you Brawn and the midnight convos just to ask how Ive been
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