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i have long been an admirer of yours ravin, and make it no secret.
you inspire so many of us with your breathtaking spot on lines.
i thank you for leaving that beauty here and gracing this thread with your lines.

i have known
we are kindred
in many ways
this i've felt
for so many days
and many nights too

tonight i'm tired
and full too
made fajitas
black beans
guacamole
had some beer
watched a movie
dreamland is near
though tonight
i'm of simple mind

i didn't want to go
without thanking you
for the sincereness
i always feel in you
i always feel from you
i always feel with you
thank you far away sister

indeed i do agree
somehow you n me
we are part of the same soul
or connected with the same whole
because your lines always
leave their mark resonating
in my mind and heart
thank you for being you
 ~softEDGE~
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Posted: 5/11/2007 10:30:39 PM
maybe bringing it home from yoko's thread will prompt others to continue, she has a great one going there, with the idea of writing based on what or whom you want to attract into your life. it inspired me to write this regarding my desire for inner and outer balance. and yes, i tweaked it a bit here, usually i just type what comes to mind without really refining anything, i'm pretty basic and elementary.

inner and outer balance
whirling inside thoughts
spinning gravitational pull
earth in chaos crying out
people consuming and refusing
to live and try going without
while others simply starve
what happened to that ideal
dawning of the age of aquarius?!

striving always
for understanding
whether of mine or others
tolerance and readjusting
of maligned intentions
spurred by namaste
seen in faces far away
reading and twisting lines
sighing in both the sun
as well in blackest of nights
return to some semblance
sorting sanity and rationality

global warming warnings
threats and guns everywhere
hell yeah i admit i'm shopping
never wanted one before
but betcher ass i'm gettin one
as uk's prime minister resigns
i think to myself buck fush
(n yeah i meant buck fush)
i imagine him sweating
as he picks and ponders
which crisp red clown nose
to pick to wear today
wracking his brain trying
to think up some new tactic
he thinks might somehow
convince someone somewhere
anyone anywhere even
that he won't lead astray
yeah right we know better

and yes my tinfoil hat
fits me perfectly
gleaning where to step
inherently knowing
as well where not to, too
brings memories of
desmond tu tu
biko and captain kangaroo
cigarettes to perfume
sing it baby lulu
i'm right there
with ya baby
breathing in these fumes

gifts from our rain forests
i read in dismay of those too
being ravaged for consumption
all in the name of medical science
as i scowl at my own reflection
one of my own tattoos now confuses me
having to explain i'm not into idolatry
reminding me of monotony
or monopoly; take your pick
i prefer chess and guinness
please while i lick your knees

the mess of how to lessen
my own carbon footprint
yet still manage to
selfishly anoint myself
in favored oils and
lacquer for my toesies
yes i'm a selfish greedy one
always whining and pining
for all i want
for all that we've lost
for all that we have yet
able to say we've begun

so many small children beaten
and abused tossed and used
old folks sadly forgotten
and hidden away as are
the feral multiplying cats
and biting dogs attacked
placed now in cages
while tyson roams freely
after having bitten
the tip from ivander's ear
making me way back when
jump off the couch
catch myself in memory
yelling at the tv
yeah so what so i'm silly
i still own my dearest dreams
i hope you still do too

damn balance anyway
for causing me dismay
fru fru fru stra tion
like soft cell sang
why the hell can't i
balance for all
that i keep finding
myself for now striving
never appeased
always wanting more
needing more
craving more
capital whores
hang my head in shame
all of us to blame
no one's perfect
anymore i'm afraid
like we were
back in the day

so yup, mine's gotta be
inner and outer balance
what i'm longing for
 ~softEDGE~
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Posted: 5/17/2007 12:56:13 AM
i sometimes see other things
things others sometimes
miss or hide or try to deny
the very things avoided
at seemingly all costs
even when my tinfoil hat
appears to have fallen askew
as i watch wisps of smoke
trailing from my cigarette

life isn't simply a roll of dice
or luck of the drawn
it isn't about any past
thoughts visions knowing
hit intended targets
fully wholly straight on
even as i fold unto myself

small talk meaningless chatter
is perfectly fine
appropriate even
agreeably at certain times
amongst strangers
but this soul is more
this hunger devours
this thirst is real
no need to even any score

imagining painting stars
upon your body
liquid mercurial silver
my tongue drawing
it's own conclusions
my soft hair tangles tickles
my own face as i fly
lost anointing your pelvis
lush fantasy alive

strange are any aphrodisiacs
turned impotent for amnesiacs
struggling too much
stagnates even fertile soil
as ghosts dance in their trance
lost in mixed messages
kicked unto limbo planes
trying to catch their breath
heart beat pounding in chest

creativity is absence of fear
it demands more than
a courageous or daring heart
it requires taking off seat belts
no need to ponder tomorrows
when now is now
the time for a soul flight

this morning i release
this morning i renounce
vise like grip fear has held me in
for many many many years
gnashing through chains
and dare to dare
no more sliding onto floors
against walls and doors
locked in memories
to bow now my head in grace
i make no further apologies
for simply being me
instead preferring
this, my here and now

infinitely the universe awaits
each one of us quietly
to take a deep breath
and jump into the knowing
of our own selves most deeply
not such a mystery
nor deep dark secret
therein unfurls our smiles

simple really isn't it
just unbuckling of the mind
then soaring flying higher
swooping in and outwards
veritably upwards
then out into the sky
without needing anymore
to ever again ask why
 ~softEDGE~
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Posted: 5/28/2007 4:46:22 AM
i didn't recognize it for what it really fully was back then
as i was still naive when came this big bad wolf in sheep's clothing
with it's curled and sharpest salivating fangs dripping for blood
though i indeed knew of military focus changing in mid 80's
from the ruskies turned many thoughts, eyes and missiles
the shift began many many years ago toward the east
now isn't that ironic as well a customary muslim practice
having done the same on beautiful prayer rugs for peace
for how many years upon years upon years before we began here
back then years ago interests turned to that known as the holy land

but is not all land holy?! and really, are not all lives
potentially lush and full of possible glory to be exalted
and appreciated, encouraged even; singularly... instead of lies
ohh save us from ourselves, save them too from themselves
save our beautiful earth if it isn't already too late
change the focus on doing better saving lives instead of taking
oh my soul cries to fix it all can't we please just set a date

some enraged will think me bold while i practice origami
folds of perfection in this what some deem my tinfoil hat
i remember mama saying honey every country has it's own
forms of propaganda, and i listened carefully back then
i used to wonder since she's passed and she i can no longer ask
wow was mommy an anarchist or a realist but really inside
in this heavy heart full of reality i know she was like me, a humanist

as i see it our only hope is really peace love and understanding
or just simply minding our own f*cking business best here at home
feed our hungry heal our sick without this type of fanatically
ever higher priced sort of pharmaceutical intervention
fix the problems with our foods and make them safe to eat again
ensure the children grow up safer happier and yes even healthier
than we did so long ago in sunshine days of tag and hide n seek
till it was dark and we were called into our houses on neighborhood streets
now the hood means something very different than what we lived in then
could we actually do it if we really all tried to intensely fine tune our outer focus

why can't we just leave other innocent humankind alone and free to do and be
who they have been, countries with their own rich cultures and traditions
but no, oh no we had to lease the land and place so much and so many
on far away lands on false pretenses where we are so clearly not wanted
it was never about weapons of mass destruction or chemical warfare
when we have more than plenty i assure you brothers and sisters dear
it was not about oil when we have other ways to procure what we need
or simply change the way we've learned to feed remember the adage long ago
necessity is the mother of invention notnecessity is the mother of intervention
(in other's interests and business which are none of our true concern after all)
it was and is about gaining the best stronghold possible to reach beyond
the finger of what we have been taught as the terrorist's homeland to gain
of the entire and whole kit n kaboodle; they want the whole hand in steady reign

today, thinking two more years of this sh*t brought tears of indignation to my eyes
how can we sit and watch without doing anything but being pissed and gripe?
i am not part of the solution, i am so shamed knowing i am part of the problem
my mind's thoughts, and heart's emotions close to surface as always just me
now that i have my own learned knowledge, my own sense of veritas and creed

no place safe sacred any more wondering when will it be upon our door
that coming beast; worse than the wolf from the 3 lil pigs of our childhood books
and bedtime tales this one now is more than just stale making me consider bulemia
even though i still cry like a baby whenever i vomit, i just mean it makes me sick!
now we are grown and know differently than we were taught yes some of us anyway
the pigs of capitalism have become obese yet still full of greed they feed on others
each day we wring our hands thinking about our fallen fathers mothers sisters brothers
the puppet regimes, less people than monsters and machines with gases and toxins
biotechnology and lust of money has bred sweeping stocks but no sweet bee's honey
left in shambles here mother earth and homeland not just in faraway caves and rocks

who're the real manipulators of terror, oppressors of real and true freedoms
how many walk this planet believing in the pig and wolf feeders, dishonorable sloths
is it mainstream mass media doping the middle class with iconic celebrity or
superhuman sport stars mega million dollar machines eating drinking chemicals
are their owners any different than money grubbing echelonic heads of the drug czars?
think it's the poor homeless addict on the street, think again i implore you please
network layering manipulation exploitation of abomination in climate destruction
biological pollution and destruction of the climate of our mother ship earth
just google earth thank good ole geo pace intell technology all in the name of security

hating racism and reading popular mechanics doesn't seem to tie together eh
i say with full conviction au contrare mon amis, methinks it does indeed
can you see feel taste smell hear remember read learn oppression never balances
highest debt, taxes and interest rates people losing their stakes and steaks
no tongue in cheek herein i speak driving my non suv still knowing gas prices
here are climbing people say at a rate alarming but i know and yes i do remember
in europe for 33 years began life there in 84 gas prices there then so much more
than we could ever even begin to actually fathom we are lucky still
i lived that seemingly charmed life in a beautiful fuentabravia beachhouse
with 5 floors 3 balconies with french doors and our own top floor studio
on the beautiful southwestern coast of spain i played and walked the shore
we lived ate tender wild boar drinking my favorite spanish wines
in the little gourmet bistro cafe and danced nights away in hip intimate lounges
dumbshit i am, not once but twice but more dangerous, i lived with a man
whose actions placed me in the hospital more than once and a safe house too
as well as the dentist's chair, where the dentists were oh so very kind to me
making notations in their charts you see about the horror they discovered
fingernail marks on the roof of my mouth as well as insides of my cheeks and yeah
even reaching to the back of my throat while it was all hush hush hushed
under the opulent military rug of my highly decorated seemingly loving
and yes, proven certifiably sociopathic spouse yeah him, that one remarried now
but still in communique with me trying to get me to rethink my ever having left him
and promising we could live out fantasies all over and new again, in any nato country
of our choosing now ain't he charming and me so lucky; don't be too quick to think
i know the right answer to that my friends and readers i'm just venting g8 crap

big brother isn't my brother anymore, i swear here and now to you i know because
i lost my dear kind big brother in 1983 and hell yes my whole world changed
i began to pay more attention to my whore world and it was then i nearly lost my mind
weirded out about how i never wanted to turn 23 because somehow inexplicably
that would mean i'd have to be mature and responsible and actually grow up but
twas the year i lost my dear brother's protection, forced to stand on my own two feet
yes now i can say that was the beginning of my having to really live and feel and think
and with utmost indignation and all encompassing shame i can at least still say buck fush.

simple really isn't it just unbuckling of this mind then soaring flying higher swooping in and outwards veritably upwards then out into the sky without needing anymore to ever again ask why but maybe now somehow demand "why?!"
 ~softEDGE~
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Posted: 5/28/2007 1:26:18 PM

So I say, lets make a new day.
Start in our own community
render our city
part of the solution
to the pollution
of hopelessness and lack of focus.
Hocus pocus
Is just that.
No majic solution
For the lies and mind pollution
That’s causing this now
Ever wonder how
We let it get here?
How we let fear
Motivate
With hate
And mistrust?
Simple as the lies we tell each other
And ourselves. Dust to dust
We’re all in it together anyway
And the Brand New Day
Is waiting for the full participation
Every small nation
Of souls.

is, like you; beautiful
i knew you'd understand me
and not judge me either
sister dark hark haired raven
thank you for always getting it
encouraging it to flow and be
your always patience understanding
and thought provoking lines
blow me away each and every time
blessings love and light to you and yours
from this a dry and barren desert hurting soul
 ~softEDGE~
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Posted: 5/29/2007 12:32:53 PM
messy, c'mon now
i've read some of your
intriguing thought provoking lines
'n mmhmm, ravin is right
to set things straight
there's to be no debate
don't you even dare
sell yourself short
not in this here
or any other thread
please?

having our own styles
throwing out our own ways
we are each just unique
i want you to know you're
welcome here as many are
excepting one rule: here
we don't feed the trolls...

acknowledge whatever is in you
help encourage it to fruition
no matter what we end up with
it's nearly always different
you see, than when we
initially began, begun or begin

i'm grateful for friends made
in these threads for awhile
we've played, splayed, filleted,
shared and dared for awhile
thanking again each one of you
from the inception of this place
now has become to me a respite
a state of feeling sometimes grace
 triplebp
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Posted: 5/30/2007 10:32:39 PM
I’ve come to find in these beautiful walls
Poetry of light and its tender calls
Words of fancy and poetic verse
To brighten up the universe
Tender thoughts and pleasant cares
With all of the poetry that it shares
We all start out as novices with words that stumble
But you are right the poetry here is more than humble
It speaks volumes of words and tender times
Thoughts and memories in gentle rhymes
The life and times…what we think
I’ve come to this desert side bar for many a drink
To read and share….to heal my heart
And lie in the splendor of this incredible art

 ~softEDGE~
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Posted: 6/3/2007 3:31:00 PM
methinks our autumn
is right, too~
we all just do
start out with a thought and need
to get it out in lines
makes no difference
whether or not
it rhymes

welcome back, messykid
very nice to see you've decided
to continue your writing
but please do stop saying
you're boring, please?

anna so dear
i know that feeling
day to day grind
sometimes feeling
locked inside behind
cement walls
but none dare
to rescue you?!
one small truth
i've learned and relearn
it seems usually
we each can only
rescue ourselves
from ourselves
it's all any of us
can really do
thank you for
leaving your
lines herein
but please do know
i am always here
for you!

triple too
i thank you dearly
for being so you
always understanding
showing us your patience
and your caring
in such flowing lines
from inside you
sharing to us few
means a lot
you are welcome here
in this desert spot
you call this
desert side bar
any time
you wanna cool drink
just to relax and read
or throw down your lines

now, just wanted to bring this below home from yoko's thoughtful thread
and say hi to everyone, now gotta scoot to do fun things, eat, play and well, ya know...
hope every one of you has a great week ahead, as for me lately i've decided it's best for me to quit living so much just in my own head 'n get back more to uncyber parts of me.

inner and outer balance
whirling inside thoughts
spinning gravitational pull
earth in chaos crying out
people consuming and refusing
to live and try going without
while others starve
what happened to the ideal
dawning of the age of aquarius?!

striving always
for understanding
whether of mine or others
tolerance and readjusting
of maligned intentions
spurred by namaste
seen in faces far away
reading and twisting lines
sighing in the sun
and in the blackest of nights
return to some semblance
sorting sanity and rationality

now really how many more deaths
in and of this Godforsaken war
uncalled for, wrought by g8 but not of fate
are we to stand by and watch
with this sickening feeling
to our very deepest depths?

wringing hands saying prayers
dead women and men and those left behind
silent screams fallen hopes lives and dreams

political corruption breeding mind destruction
life bomb mortar's tomb lifeless wombs
fathers mothers sons daughters friends writhing
nightmares come to some in sleep and wakefulness

global warming warnings
threats and guns everywhere
hell yeah i admit i'm shopping
never wanted one before
but betcher ass i'm gettin one
uk's prime minister resigns
buck fush (n yeah i meant buck fush)
as he picks and ponders
which crisp red clown nose
to pick to wear today
thinking a new tactic
might convince someone
somewhere he won't lead astray
yes my tinfoil hat
fits me perfectly
gleaning where to step
inherently knowing
as well where not to, too
brings memories of
desmond tu tu
biko and captain kangaroo
cigarettes to perfume
sing it baby lulu
i'm right there with ya baby

gifts from our rain forests
i read in dismay of those too
being ravaged for consumption
all in the name of medical science
as i scowl at my own reflection
one of my own tattoos now confuses me
having to explain i'm not into idolatry
reminding me of monotony
or monopoly; take your pick
i prefer chess and guinness
please while i lick your knees

the mess of how to lessen
my own carbon footprint
yet still manage to
selfishly anoint myself
in favored oils and
lacquer for my toesies
yes i'm a selfish greedy one
pining for all i want
all that we've lost
all that we have yet
to say we've begun

small children beaten
and abused tossed and used
old folks forgotten and
hidden away as are
the feral multiplying cats
and biting dogs attacked
placed now in cages
while tyson roams freely
after having bitten
ivander's ear
making me jump
off the couch
yelling at the tv
yeah so i'm silly
i still own my
dearest dreams

damn balance anyway
for causing me dismay
fru fru fru stra tion
like soft cell sang
why the hell can't i
balance for all
that i keep finding
myself for striving?!

yup, my hope's gotta be
inner and outer balance
 ~softEDGE~
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Posted: 6/12/2007 9:00:29 PM
thank you blue, for visiting and leaving your heartfelt lines. please keep writing, and please do feel free to come back anytime.


anyone here that knows me
that really truly feels like they
have become to know a part of me
because of my lines herein these threads
knows i'm not one to keep things inside
i want to share how much something
that happened over this weekend
means to my deep heart
because a very special man
is in my heart


shiny thin and flat lightest piece of aluminum
one of what is per usual issued in pairs
this one has no silencer

first line imprinted with
last then first names middle initial no spaces
first name misspelled

second line shows social security number no spaces then space
military branch of service another space then blood type

third line 4 illegible characters
which i later found to be prot for religious preference
he says his others indicate no preference

why did i gasp this weekend past
mouth open and eyes wide in surprise
when this was placed into my hand to keep
because while i can't possibly
know all that it meant
i know very well what it means

he knows not that i immediately
placed it in my right pocket
of my green soft too short shorts
then later found myself transferring it
to my green soft too short skirt
sunday afternoon when we went
to watch arena football
in that vip booth drinking beer
eating hot dogs n chips
hot pretzels with mustard
in the midst of all the sights and sounds
music and yelling there i sat thinking
and every so often i put my hand
into my pocket just to feel it
the shiny thin flat lightest piece of aluminum

nor does he know that i have kept it
on my person since receiving it except
when i've slept, showered or bathed
till now, as he reads this

i can remember him placing
his military id tag into my hand
as often as i dare or want to

till i can hold his face in my hands
kissing his eyelids forehead cheeks
his neck and his wonderful lips
breathing in deeply his scent
as i pray my silent prayers
grateful and thankful he is here
he is home he is safe again

till we will begin once more
to erase less happy times
less happy places instead by
creating each time a new reality
floating and grasping for breath
or simply quietly folding ourselves
each around the other with
no need for words

yeah imagine that my friends
me, not needing words
that is how special he is, to me

he is the softest yet strongest
and this part is very important:
the most patient caring man i know
he is kind, quiet and a wonderful father
to his two unique and wonderful boy men
they have the finest example i know of
to learn how to be real men of integrity

he with his huge sense of humor
wider than the expanse of skies
his oh so quick easy smiles given
more dazzling than our sun
beautiful deep eyes to drown in
lips to softly lick, suck and kiss
which we both seem to be able
to do for a long long time

and oh his intelligence
yes we debated even this because
he said he thought i was more
intelligent than he is and i think
he is equally intelligent, and more so
because he has more common sense
within his soft yet strong quiet ways
than i with my impulsive thoughts
brought to surface all too often
he knows me so well he's said
if i don't get my thoughts out
if i tried to keep them in
i wouldn't be me
and as much as i dislike that
particular aspect of me, i agree
i mean if i held it in,
then who the hell would i be?!
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Posted: 6/13/2007 10:25:01 AM
jpn, thank you for your kindness regarding the title of this thread from whence i began it's inception.

and too, for daring to place these particular lines of yours here! as well, please don't apologize, this is a place for all to bare whatever they bear inside. it's a unique write, and not everything is all flowers, sunshine, gentle rains and rainbows, nor sweeet birds chirping and easy minded love.

there is the fragility and reality of life
tangible and intangible
real and to be felt
immersed into
appreciated and sometimes
mulled over
softly moved with the tip
of your shoe carefully
so as not to disturb
or awaken a giant we might be
unprepared for

sometimes it's best instead
to concentrate on less intense things
be grateful happy and joyful even
appreciating all the small things
that are really big things
like the simplicity of a smile
the strength of a hug
the ease of kind words
the touch of softness
to erase a frown
to relax into whatever cocoons
we know are safe so we can emerge
refreshed and ready to begin again

othertimes life is surreal
complex and confusing
or painful scary and
not at all amusing
but it's still life

we humans have much inside
to bring forth
and allow freely to express
we are intricate beings, some of us
and a pain in the ass to/for others
but we are real
and we are feeling
and we are daring
opeining ourselves to criticism
we are brave, each in out own ways
we are kindred

i understand, and i am grateful you placed yours herein this thread.
thank you, and don't be a stranger, i like to read different styles and ideas.
 ~softEDGE~
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Posted: 6/15/2007 7:54:12 AM
ahh, darling alwaysdreaming
as always, i treasure your lines
promise i will respond later
when i can appropriately
and not whilst at work

meantime, be good to you
sister afar of similar
hearts, minds and thoughts
sending you all good things
 triplebp
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Posted: 6/19/2007 8:58:09 PM
A visions dream lost in sight
Carried through into the night
Dreaming of the kinder times
Forgiving people’s terrible crimes
Thoughts and dreams in a perfect world
Held in time and gently pearled
Cultured in and shining brilliance
Concluding in superior reverence
We hold this world within our hands
Tiny grains poured in sands
Formed into this great land
Something beautiful something grand
But if we keep losing sight
Day will turn into torment’s night
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Posted: 7/25/2007 7:52:35 AM
my darlings, triple and NEVER pity, sister aa;
i again have been remiss in my thanks and expression of the absolute grace i feel reading your lines. different and varied are all of us, but yes, we are kindred. i miss you and promise, cross my heart and finger to my lips, to return soon when i can impart something appropriate. meantime know i carry you all in my heart.
i know you know!

oh but what is sadness
but a heart
but a mind
but a soul
feeling somehow divided

oh but what is warmth
but two hearts
but two minds
but two souls
feeling definitively entwined

oh but what is friendship
but an unspoken thought
but inside comfort
spreading outward
like a smile
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Posted: 8/15/2007 12:40:48 AM
when night comes
unfurling
spreading
its wings
over these
expansive skies
unto the depths
of our souls
time to unwind

but me
i seem somehow
to awaken
anew
when night comes

hot pavement asphalt
concrete
diminishing somehow
vaporous heat of desert's day
now i can begin
to melt back
unto and into myself
a cleansing
an exorcism
if you will
a release
unlike a climax
yet fulfilling
in a different
sort of way

tired
as eyelids become
heavy
routine takes over
as i go through
my own motions
and my own emotions
of this
my own singular night
when the night comes

regular attendance
to the particulars
of my me
brushing my teeth
cleansing then scented lotion
on my body
combing tendrils
finally slipping under sheets
fan whirring above
it sings to me
when the night comes

as much as
i adore these sunny days
i find myself still
awaiting autumn's rays
the cooling crisp air
when open windows
will allow gentle breezes
on tiptoes
covering me
enveloping me
soothing me
to new dreams
wondering
if you'll meet me
there
when night comes
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Posted: 8/15/2007 12:56:44 AM
you are something else
i was taken by your words
and that wonderful mind of yours
before hearing your voice
or seeing your eyes

you
with that brain of yours
so so so sessy
the tender things i see already
the unknown calling me
those eyes that smile
that quicksilver tongued wit

me
taking it all in
sighing and reeling
all the while realizing
you just might be
dangerous to me

as i'm still
regaining balance
licking these wounds
freshly stung
not even yet
having cried
maybe just maybe
there isn't anything
worth spilling tears

bitter, no
jaded, nope not me
well anyway, not yet

instead now
as i head off
to bedsit land
i'm feeling grace
sensing wonder
of what the new day
holds in store
and i know
everything's gonna be
better than just allright
 ~softEDGE~
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Posted: 8/30/2007 12:47:41 PM
as you might sense
lots going on right now
cch cch cchaannges
in this unfurling personal life
which is suddenly suprisingly
now screaming by so quickly
i'm hanging on and laughing
at the devil painted on the wall
internal data bytes pixellated dreams
download near complete
new drive to slave the other
catching all i needed to retrieve
syon007 indeed was only a poser
all those years ago sad little thing
clown dressed as a real man
desiring acceptance was he
too bad a seed to understand
droid void of personality
out of touch with reality
don't need a dsm to see
mmhmm this is a smile
playing now across my face

life is driving and hurrying me
(in this scene i'm playing me)
just at least momentartily
never a lasting condition
this too shall pass i whisper
smiling i'm setting my compass
goals to fulfill new beginnings too
just passed an eclipsed full moon
birthday celebration for a princess
dj synth made musical twister
a more than funny thing
pasta and dulces yummy
pictures taken with the digi
always and forever to be in my mind
like family but better; chosen kindred
we always have a nice time

possibility of a new roommate
definitions to be drawn
examined reexamined and verbalized
as angels present and curious
unlimited amounts of energy
infinite possibilities positive

and then, well there's that one
particularly interesting man
still deciphering if veritas mode
means the same to him as me
as life unfolds we'll see

no not the one far across the pond
that sent a cheque oh please
and yes imagine this
such lack of tact, sending his
bright pink book on hot sex
as if i need a primer?!
makes me sigh n roll my eyes
wotta waste of rotted mind
him thinkin he's so hip but
methinks in such an
UNtragecically hip deceptive sort of way
please forgive the wordplay
the voice is nice but oh
his intent is cyber creepy
can't he deduce i ain't playin
after finding out what i did
simply cause i ain't interested
another tossed into the wake
cheque not returned via par avion
just being scrutinized
encryption becoming clearer
my data secure bank account digits
not given out freely as some feed the birds

some people's UK children seem
to have lost their p's and q's and clues
pretense of pretext never much to say
always wanting wanting wanting
too much more than i could give
reminds me of a clinging vine
i'm not handing out green cards
it takes time to learn someone
or not nes ce pas?!
a current image not displayed
an attempt to be clever laughed at
a faux made up job very telling
now bristol ain't my cuppa tea
me preferring huntington
quaint wistow or london even
c'est la vie; like squeeze asks:
now is that love?!
same whispered voice again
returns resoundingly, uh no sorry...

nor one that drives a black shiny beamer
his pride and joy a favorite toy
that local deceptive fisherman
married but says he isn't so convincingly
guided by his pole which leads him
into far too many waters, never happy
with himself most of all sad, eh sdf?
bad speller with crumbling teeth
gnarly hairs trailing from ears
rounded goatee always misshapen
and those toes, cannot ever go there
deceptive puppeteering posturing pretending
promises to the sky but never to fruitition
lies lies lies lies they're gonna getcha!
the thompson twins they know
his pandora's box too revealing
what an excellent program
no matter the cost far worth it truly
and it's good to know the truth
and follow my own creed and credo
craigslist account aww poor thing
this mind needs more than simple
body pleasures it requires
strong intellect to banter with
to share and grow with
strong integrity knowing
a word is one's bond
oh but thank you so much
for the beautiful boquet
such a suprise he charged
days after my birthday

despite the latest newest ink
forget honesty bravery and integrity
they all failed him oh so long ago
then he chose to fail me too
character is a very telling thing
shame on me for once believing
as he sips that starbucks oh please
6$ for a cuppa joe surely still
as he weaves his magic lies
looking unblinking into other's eyes
all the while stringently denying
his own entourage of pink elephants
trampling throughout his life
he blacks out at strip clubs
let this once naive woman pay
for his coworker's birthday gift
green label patron and oh so graciously
accepted hearty thanks unflinchingly
forget berlin & martinis @ the onynx bar
forget the last flowers i sent to your office
to cheer you during your "audit"
forget the last concert i paid for
and i'll forget the pictures on your cell
and the numbers on the phone you gave me
and the emails in several accounts
it's amazing what women will tell another
please forget anything i ever gave you
once upon a time in a place not far away
my integrity my bravery my heart even
say bye bye house being foreclosing upon
struggling to keep up outward appearances
with a house stenching of dirty laundry
& sweat of those, the undead going nowhere
leach of all leaches paralyzed in their own mind
hidden viagra aggenda but a temporary fix
those who chose to never tell the truth
will never recognize it for what it is, either
young man of deception and falsehood
life will never be what or all that it could
because your word isn't what it should
be for you or me or her or she or even he
but mostly for yourself no dignity
end of thisrant, fin

the pheonix renewed shall rise again
as does the sun each and every day
in similar yet different beautiful new ways
take no prisoners they can't weigh you down
if they struggle in the rushing wake

so much to do oh so little time
having set a new state standard
passing anticipated silver
instead proudly receiving gold
LEEDS project now completed
all my many pix taken
for an architectural award
all safe and secure thanks to satellites
i do adore my work work work
putting out the fires
with flame throwing pyro
caustic tongue techniques
new tower for octavius
a whole new way of thinking
and action beckoning
as autumn is just round the bend
sedona is calling me
to relax and just breathe
i intend to take full and complete
advantage of this long weekend
and sedona at the end of september
a road trip to anticipate might just be
exactly what i want and moreso
it might just be exactly what i need
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Posted: 8/31/2007 12:31:41 AM
The sun is hot in the desert sky
Baking the earth running it dry
Life’s trust broken away
A heart that longs love to stay
Take the time learning your lines
Exploring the earth and exploring their minds
Patience a word…a stumbling action
Take your time there will be no reaction
For if a heart is tender and true
It will take the time learn all about you
For the earth spins, never a hurry
Your mind again will never know such fury
It’s just like I have come to know
Tucked in the stars in a gentle stow
Waiting in time for the perfect night
To flow into your eyes a beautiful sight
So sit back and enjoy this desert side bar
It’s closer than you think but never so far
Look to the sky and see into the dark
Streaking the sky a beautiful spark
Traveling through time to your very heart
Patience, curiosity a beautiful start
So sip your drink in this desert side bar
Look to the sky beyond the stars
Wait in patience for your guiding light
And don’t give in without a fight
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Posted: 9/3/2007 6:49:04 PM
lucid lucid
always more than
a plethora
of reasons
to ask you
to stay more than
just a season

you must find it
within yourself
if you really
want to know
no one wants
to see you go
we cherish you
so many here
you surely realize
to so many of us
we find you dear

triple here i leave
a big thank you
for stopping by
leaving your lines
touching me
helping me see
so nice to see you
every time you shine

this desert bar
has been long deserted
almost closed up shop
so much going on
but always comfort
you leave behind
i dunno if you realize
what a special friend you are

i'll think of you tonight
when i look up at the stars
wishes to you
that all is better than well
thankful for you
a friend perhaps far
but not in mind nor heart
thank you for being
who you always are
you're welcome here
anytime i hope you know
it's in your heart already
i don't have to tell you so
 triplebp
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Posted: 9/16/2007 9:17:17 PM
Things have been good under my stars
A comfortable light the healing of scars
My heart it beats with its new adorn
Like beautiful sunshine of each desert morn
Catching a glimpse of each gentle light
Bringing the world into beautiful sight
Much the same as in your part of the world
Gently stitched and evenly purled
Woven with life as it is meant to be
Comfortably spoken, gentle and free
So with this wisdom take on the day
Go forward boldly and remember to play
Take your time and seek out your spark
It’s searching the sky in a beautiful ark
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Posted: 9/16/2007 9:37:04 PM
designs4u
thank you & welcome
as well i send a big i'm sorry
for being remiss in tending
this thread, began so long ago
a place for whomever chooses
to leave their thoughts
and their voice
each with their own
rythym and flow

triple so dear
always such kindness
extended and felt
coming from you
thank you again
as always you do
bring a smile to me
your words always
so calming and tender
i know many feel
the same way
thank you triple bp
again i am thanking you

even the lurkers
who read but don't
take time to post
well not here anyway
everyone's welcome
even if just to stop
to read lines woven herein
and yes there's always
tomorrow's dawning
a new beginning of a new way
and a brand new sparkling day
somehow the phoenix is
a recurring theme
a recurring dream
a reinvention it seems
chalk it up to gemini dreams

not meaning to sulk
but, and yes
i'm smiling here now
and bringing this home
from part deaux of
first line last line

without knowing the evil of it
all i have becomes faceless
and all of me is nameless, suspended
i alone decide upon the choices i choose
so yes i must accept full responsibility too
yes oh yes i shall be in mourning
pulling my cloak closer and more tightly
folding into and unto myself
oh but not for obvious reasons
nor for particular persons
or even full clarity of reasons

even i recognise the simplicity
of licking my wounds
giving self time necessary to regain balance
comforted somehow in the knowing
to unto everything there is a season
murmmering and ruminating to myself
i whisper my prayers, hopes and failings
designing to look ahead past flailings
thoughts comforting and sighs
this too shall pass
as the wind dances
as water falls and cleanses
as time iteslf does
all it has ever been known to do
breathing life and death into our lives
cyclic events unto our earth and space
as we avail ourselves to the rythyms
but not necessarily the ryhmes
it is merely subjective
this thing we call time

rise again and comes the radiant sun
nightfall paints the sky anew
from deepest within
molten lava stirs from ash
blue purple red orange white silver
mercurially my soul is yet salvaged
my soul still has smoldered but
yet remains afire with possibilities
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Posted: 9/16/2007 10:19:38 PM
aww autumn, now collectively
between yourself and triple bp
(so happy for his news which i
surmised before i read the email!)
both of your posts had me
in a much needed
release of tears
that were over a month
stifled and being held in

i make no apologies
for wearing my heart on
these my two sleeves
life sometimes has a funny way
of working itself out through the fray
and i can only be complex and yet
so very simple it's easy to see

no matter how hard i've tried
to somehow get them out
they stayed there, stuck inside
some sort of intellectualized
blither and blather and poo
i tried so hard to get 'em out
but the feelings wouldn't budge
they just weren't ready
to dare venture forth
so like i've already told tbp
and now i'm telling you
i do so strongly thank you
for your words acted
as catalysts for my heart tonight

too much to do
too much to think about
damn i'm tired of fretting
i remind myself
it is a choice
no sense in intellectualizing
no point in remembering
no fingers to point
because if i do
there's always 3 more
pointing right back at me

not only a novice
but one of elementary voice
and no shame or pride
just feeling feelings
instead of keeping
them bottled up inside
like i like to say
this too shall pass

i await the end of this month
a sojourn of sorts postponed
too many times and for all
the wrong reasons
this time i'll welcome in
autumn's eve season
as i'll make my way
to a place not so far away
a bit down further south
to sedona, land of vortexes
magic and calm and red rocks
hiking in cooler temperatures
pictures to take
paintings to paint
new memories to make

one of the most beautiful places
on this earth that i know of
there surely i will just be me
and inhale desert scents deeply
just be me and just breathe
purely and with a smile
as the sun will shine on my face
and the wind will kiss
my now smiling lips

many thanks my friends
for your cherished words
for you both as well too
for this night as i read
i feel cleansed and calm
i'm again able to breathe
i hear the crickets outside
now i'm grateful once more
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Posted: 9/21/2007 4:59:51 AM
firstly this early morning
brought gentle winds awakening me
now begins as if almost on cue
this gentle rain cleansing to renew
this city of dust lights and sin

what better than this, to begin
i am whole and free and relieved
i am safe and comforted
and yes again focused
intent upon making true
my goals and my dreams

in this quiet place
the day will unfurl and spread outward again
even with no sun and a forecast of rain
this is already a beautiful way
to begin with grace and gratitude
for appreciation and recognition
of all the good in so many
people
places
dreams

i feel edification again today
reading so many fine threads
woven from kindred friends
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Posted: 9/23/2007 7:15:50 PM
it IS indeed good to feel dear friends!
thank you, aa, thorb, and lucid too
for gracing the thread with your sweet lines
sometimes it seems as though we all are
so close and yet so very far away
nice surprise to read your lines herein

but i must confess the truth
i'm not always so brave
just healing and concentrating
on things i must to go without
a skewed and unhealthy mind

you are here, there and everywhere~
thank you for being you; so kind!

true lately i've been struggling a bit
as though swimming upstream
but now find myself in a better space
a cleaner sweeter state of mind
it always just takes some working out
writhing through the muck and mud
till i can come up again for a deeper breath
to feel soft winds and sun again
playing and splaying unto my face

the fruit is only bitter when it rots
otherwise it's sweet upon the tongue
but yeah i'm allergic to mold, so...
sometimes i have to pick myself up
by my bootstraps but funny
i always seem to land up on my feet
sometimes perhaps shaking my head
at my own antics or thoughts till i see
something or someone
tussled with integrity
or i was foolish to believe
in someone or something
while knowing all the while
it wasn't quite right for me
fortune doesn't quite always
favor the "brave"

so edified to have this outlet
even if my way is elementary
and too, grateful for you
so many precious people
with gifts unrelenting in prose
at least here i can just be me
and you can be you, too

put on your seat belts mon amis
the equinox veritably calls us
to new and more beauty than
we could ever begin to imagine
don'tcha all just feel it
as it grows and blooms and soars?!
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Posted: 9/23/2007 9:25:09 PM
shadow, thank you for such beauty now herein fused unto this simple thread, i am touched with grace by your words.

it has come to my attention recently some
find my words cloying or taking up too much space
dripping elementarily across these cyber pages
it's ok, i try not to invade their place
i have my reasons and they have theirs
it's all ok and well and good really
herein is a place for me and others too
to sing, to weep, whine, share and laugh
with so many i consider myself truly blessed

what began as a place for novices
has flowered into for me
an amazing place of beauty of so many
so now i'm compelled to change the title
of this humble and grateful thread
thanks for each and every one of you
for sharing yourselves within these lines

te amo indeed, not very cryptic 143
even when rushed or spoken
whispered sometimes hurriedly
even though known never ever to be taken
for granted or construed lightly
for it is real and true and shines ever brightly

such a seemingly small greeting
both salutation and ending always
to our conversations no matter who can hear
they must surely ascertain we are to the other dear

thoughts of you and your safety too
middle eastern terrain and roaring planes
bombings guns and mortar blasts
whispered prayers upon my knees
rarer now comes tears on my cheeks

breathing metered while tasks of work
vying for my attention still thoughts aplenty interrupt
flowing throughout my days linger warming me into my nights
ever both in mind and heart since our very start
whence began oh so long ago

yet still i carry you here close unto me
you dwell inside as i imagine you beside me
woven into every fibre of this, my being

this is just how it is while some cannot fathom
and yet others still refuse to understand
this is not our problem and yes it may take some time
but it's comforting that we have this
ours is after all unique to us, a simple plan
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