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dragonlover29 what beautiful lines you've laid down here for us to read; thank you for choosing here to place them. and while i am honored; lovely is she that must have inspired such magic you weave!
a sincere welcome to you.

 ~softEDGE~
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Posted: 9/24/2007 11:09:19 PM
thank you again dragonlover29 i searched and searched for something i left long ago and far away for this, a response to ravincause's query, i think it's apropos here, so i found it, in it's entirety:

query from rc:"Do you think we are a part of the same soul?"

yes, emphatically i do; and i call us kindred

it matters not most
where we are
who we are
where we have been, nor
where we are going

what matters most
our focus keen upon good aiming
sometimes perhaps seemingly flailing
yet still full of hope maintaining
steadfastly to aspirations
sometimes singularly so
or together as in a circle
yet within each free to be
simply ourselves honestly
without unecessary apologies

methinks we are one as the ourobouros and...
when we live our lives as the ourobouros
we may seem to be at first glance one thing
but upon closer inspection quite another
for the symbol of such a creature is reptilian
of a dragon or snake devouring it's tail
but representing the circle of life you see
as etymology fully states this is greek
and vastly encompassing all: infinity!

as a believer in many things and a lover
of words exploring variant forms of knowledge
different planes of reality thusly i~
firmly believe not only am i truly a geek;
but in some form or another
we all are unique and surely infinite
in our own spectacular way
even if it means beginning anew each day

no matter our color, race or creed
religion or spiritualism following which way
whatever seems best for us but are we better than "just"
simply organic plant matter as in ashes to ashes indeed

we are all of this beautiful earth
we are more alike than different
we must accept our failings and falterings
yet aspire to dreams, heights not yet traversed
to kindness, to love, to empathy, to growth

thank you, rc; but methinks we are all good
just in our own singularly unique ways
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Posted: 9/24/2007 11:50:22 PM
That is just one those verses
Lost in lines of tremendous curses
Carried through time and space
Over the airwaves to another place

Difference of the meaning provokes
In the minds of many of folks
Taking in and basked by some
Viewed by them in this forum

But within these lines lies modest core
Little imagination to make the memory soar
So hear I sit staring up to the stars
Enjoying a drink in this desert bar


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Posted: 9/27/2007 11:33:49 AM
dragonlover29 methinks in
your wanting to help her to fly
you will find yourself soaring

she will surely cleave unto you
her, that perfectly right one
will with you float to the sun

no need to give up your life
to partake in those sweetest
and gentle most kisses

madness a subjective thing
different meaning for different people
as joy and trust are too
i'll be happy for you meantime
as you dare and share openly here
each and every single time
thank you for opening your heart here
your light brilliantly shines
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Posted: 9/27/2007 11:45:12 AM
oh how your lines touch my heart this morning AA
as i sit in quiet contemplation
drinking my coffee and smoking
in the window with pouring in sun

you were never dead just realigning
you may have been in sorrow i know
and you know i know what you mean
but those days are far behind
now ahead lays a new shiny future
made up of all you desire
though it may take some time
i know you are now of stronger mind
and perhaps softer more lovely heart too

no worrying about heaven nor tears
love can erase every doubt and fear
tears come sometimes at oddest of times
trials and happiness joy and glee
understanding completely
of friend's hearts and minds
love appears in many forms and times

let the tears flow anytime they themselves show
they are as cleansing as zen waters
in many different ways on different days
or nights too we both know
we aren't mad nor slow
we are just of the passionate kind
even simplest of words can turn tears
from sorrow or fears to glorious edifying cheers

they need not be buried in heaven
but brought to the forefront from soul
you've only just begun
and your journey far from done
your life has taken a wondrous turn
your truth and light show from within
perhaps what began as an ember
shall one day set your soul
completely on fire
tended and tempered with kindness
i'm so glad to have found my twin
in that brave beautiful heart in you
and i thank you for being so you
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Posted: 9/27/2007 5:48:47 PM
been at it day by day
and bit by bit
getting there but
it's not such a job quick
as i'd really prefer
to stay and to play

happy to know
just this past week
i've donated and given away
so much more than
i needed as i have plenty
the new spaces giving me
room to grow as i ought
grateful for new space
when it's all said and done
then i hope to have
more time to turn
to other tasks waiting

but it's been all right & a~ok
it's working for me
de cluttering things
from home space and mind
it was way past time

efforts none wasted
time is on my side
accomplishing new tasks
each taken in stride
tossing lots and keeping some
memories come up
from past i've been through
some safely tucked away
others thrown out & eschewed
recycle reuse and regive
a good new motto
smiles to some
who received such stuff
clothes and shoes
lamps and furniture too
i had so much i couldn't use

pictures and papers
trinkets and such
it's still a bit much
too many books
that i have yet to read
plenty on which
for my mind to feed

this and that to send back
to him and him and him too
another painting to do
for someone true

deepest blues with red and pink
i'm liking the idea
making me harder think
lines scribbled here and there
open sharing to dare

then there's still
that wheel bearing
i need to get fixed
pictures to take
some shopping to do
nails to get done
the list just goes on

so many things yet undone
nice to have 3 more days
left to do what i gotta
somewhere in here
i just gotta pencil in
more time for myself
to simply goof off
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Posted: 9/28/2007 9:48:08 AM
dl, thank you again for your visit and laying down some beautiful writes. no apologies necessary for writing anything here, it's a long free fall of feelings and thoughts!
i can remember having been asked one time in all my years if a certain he could kiss me, it was a caring and kind gesture, showing me he was sensitive and concerned about my boundaries; it was a lovely first kiss.

i loved these lines especially, from your last post herein:
I lie on the ground,
and stare into space,
the stars start to move,
into the shape of your face.
very very nice.
 ~softEDGE~
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Posted: 9/29/2007 2:15:28 AM
dl29 wow what a powerful & edifying write, surely even the lurkers watching here felt that one; thank you!
and shadow, how i wish with so few words to impart such beauty; thank you for gracing this thread.

the moon tonight indeed hid itself
whence finally i took time to look
till then i was busy but my breath it then took
so late back home yet so early for me
had to write out what i cannot in reverie
except to be gracious and warmed again
exchange of life stories relived
i take too much time usually
to just get it all out
yet remember a promise
made long ago not yet honored
means it hasn't much clout
grateful for patience shown
how does one show appreciation?
allow me to show you
more than hundreds of ways

respect freely given; appreciated and felt
care of boundaries make my inside smile
warming a soul better than any pelt
when things were relayed 'n not met with dismay
still holding through above fog and the haze
oh look to the heavens and feeling of faith
the sky just now dawning a new hope and fate

life can be fragile or it can be strong
each has it's own place and it's own song
i shield myself from neither instead
hoping right outweighs my wrongs
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Posted: 9/29/2007 2:20:49 AM
do i look like myself
do i sound like me
truthful and excited
the only way i know to be

with so much honesty bared
and laughter too shared
i can't help but wonder
looking back on last night

words exchanged upon a page
then voices vis a vis
still electronically
oh but now comes
the real test true
 ~softEDGE~
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Posted: 10/4/2007 7:03:29 PM
i doubt anyone is offended by your writing. I have to admit I have read all sorts of things in these forums, and sometimes have shocked myself at having hit that "post" button, especially in the boldest bravest deepest thread i began in these threads; but... offended, no. thank you for daring place it herein.
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Posted: 10/4/2007 7:41:32 PM
As the night is leaving
Silently retreating down an empty hole
Suddenly a stirring
Finally recurring where I let it fall
Following the wonderings of a dream
A dream that keeps my star alive
We're living in a open sky
Believing in our love
Dancing with a stranger
Careless of the danger built within her smile
While the two were wavering
Breathing in the longing like a sleeping child
If the dawns rays reach the two
Like a new day promises tommorow
Until you reach the open sky
Then I will keep the sun for you
Until you touch the open sky
Then I will keep the sun for you
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Posted: 10/5/2007 7:32:44 AM
shadow, what a provoking write and i thank you for taking me back to the innocence of those far away sunny days. our youth is never gone from our present, we only have to reach back into our reserves to recapture and relive it. my own brain is both a cursed and wonderful machine... thank you for such touching lines!

and lberserkerl, thank you~ that was absolutely beautiful; what a lovely one she must be to have inspired such gentleness in your writing.

this thread amazes me daily; YOU each of you; amaze me daily.
thank you for being yourselves, and in doing so helping myself and others to heal their sharpest demons.
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Posted: 10/5/2007 7:37:48 PM
Dragon actually I find your work top notch... dunno if you can get any better dude. But I guess there's always room for improvement no matter how good you are maybe?
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Posted: 10/6/2007 9:20:06 AM
dl, thank you; i thought you'd like that one and i'm glad you did. and ib is right; your stuff is herein very very good, i am honored you decide to place them here, and look forward to reading more!

i think others inspire us in natural ways that evoke emotion and thought perhaps we might not have had the opportunity of knowing otherwise. and yes, i believe there is always more to strive toward and for in life, even when or if it may not seem like it sometimes.

today i woke without the dreaded fever
i stretched without my persistent pain
i breathe again without aid of machines
and as i was selfish laying there in bed
thinking about my day unfolding ahead
returned to these lips a simple smile

a new leather couch to be delivered
here i sit in quiet contemplation
cleaning to do and tasks to be done
then time for relaxation and some fun
saturday today here beginning fine
new friends and old made make me smile
life isn't perfect but it's more than nice
a returning is taking place inside and out too
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Posted: 10/6/2007 10:13:22 AM
darling cl; yes, yes yes
we all are weak and strong
inside and out too
take whatever time
you need to meant
those parts of your heart's hurt
but know too; those mountains
you speak of can one day with work
move mountains inside yourself
and others too for your warmth
is contagious, a beautiful thing
you have this way of naturally
being yourself completely through
and through; you are beautiful, YOU
thank you for gracing us all herein
have yourself a day full
of lightness of being
be kind with your heart
by being completely
yourself always so kind
always so true...
yup, that IS you!
(and i'm but one of may that is very glad you're so you)
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Posted: 10/8/2007 6:19:34 PM
ty jules, for your kind words!
hoping your doing well and that this finds you smiling friend, these beautiful days are so gorgeous to be cooped up inside with our minds!

don't wanna paint the devil on the wall
trying my best not to fall
i hear bubbling now outside my window
water feeding the bushes and trees
as sun sets here in this desert

so many changes taking place in my life
trying to rid myself of stressor's strife
moving again at work next week
thinking how soon the days will fall shorter
driving to and from work in the dark

i really am dreaming of the sun all day
but soon to be locked in a basement away
underneath bowels of the latest design
traffic and paperwork already it seems
so much to think about all ahead
holidays again just round the corner
this past year just blew right by

tests and chemical answers to await
future will be revealed as my fate
organics and green becoming my life
no plastics please i don't wanna fight

damn toxins abound create havoc for me
i refuse to take shelter in any bubble you see
this and that to be done running around in my brain
methinks it's time to start painting again

plenty of supplies to keep me busy
papers and paints of all kinds beckon me
the deepest blue is still calling me
as a small smile begins on my lips
swirling into place new rhythm and space
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Posted: 10/9/2007 8:47:10 AM
shadow, always you're leaving something so touching i can feel it gently, you have a beautiful way with words mon ami, thank you. your words never cease but linger...

always my soul sister twin down under, your writes always hit me like lightening bolts (hmm wondering ok, is that like your 'thunder bolts"?) yes, you are a gentle beautiful creature with such amazing ability to know yourself and me, too; thank you for visiting, miss you.

tenz dude neither can i ever imagine you ceasing; though it's been a long time we've fallen out of touch but it matters not, i want to thank you for gracing the thread with yourself and your wordcraft. missed you bro.

i'll hafta write more later after i get home from work, just wanted to thank my sister and brothers here from all directions but all sharing a love of words.
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Posted: 10/9/2007 11:53:04 AM


always too i shall
have your back
wipe any tears
laugh heartily
feel blessed
to have this bond
we share across
mountains streams
deserts and seas

from the beginning it seems
we each reflect one another
in ways perhaps strange to others
never apologise for being yourself
personally methinks ad suits you better
and yes, tender yet strong hearted woman
you do belong to dreams!

thank you always for your patience, truth, understanding and your grace.
i do hope you're having a beautiful day.
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he owes me nothing
Posted: 10/15/2007 10:53:30 PM
he says he "owes" me
but i reply instantly with
you "owe" me nothing

i've told him this
but he, like me
is drawn again
as moths to light
candle to flame
again again again

whenever we share
i gain something intagible
that stays deep in my heart
in the very cellular structure
of all that is me
pure acceptance

i ache to see his eyes
hear his words
feel the warmth of his smile
inhale his scent
bathe him slowly
annoint him in oils
feel him relaxing
under my touch
tensions easing away
as i kiss his eyelids
brush my lips
over and over and over
his temples
his lips
his cheeks
his neck
his chest
and yes more

i give him my soft skin
my whispers and moans
my limbs over and entwined in his
my hands my tongue and my wet mouth
my hair sweeping across his face his chest his stomach
my quick laughter
my utmost support
my strength of veritas
my conviction
i give him my me
for it is all i have
we both understand
and in that comes
a sort of tender passion unleashed
most glorious freedom
all just to again
float unto his touch
breathe
believe
be
me

it is otherwise inexplicable
a spiritual journey for me
it just is

and this
we both know
it just is
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Posted: 10/16/2007 12:08:09 AM
I have ceased
my mind alone in empty space
perhaps the dream has ended
where life once lived
now barren darkness consumes me
where laughter once played
only silence
I have closed my eyes to see
yet my world is still alone
I have ceased

shadowriter
i noted your absence
but have been feeling unwell
as of late i've been hoping
awaiting your return
but alas not yet i see

you may or may not know
i too myself once upon a time
herein this very thread
explained how it came to be
that i closed my eyes to see
i hope yours read this

maybe one day soon
you'll grace us again
returning without feeling you've ceased
you and your beautiful writes
remain in many hearts and minds
come back mon ami in your rightful time
meanwhile know you've hardly ceased
 dragon215
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Posted: 10/17/2007 7:37:06 PM
you are avery good poet i used to write alot of poems for my old high school paper
but your poems have a nicer flow
what im saying is i think you just introduced me to a whole new way of writting poetry
bye for now
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Posted: 10/17/2007 7:37:13 PM
julsie dear, just don't play with the sharks!
they likey to eat human flesh
you aren't like them
don't take their little tests
pass em by ignore their flys
their bait stinks yanoo
so just dont go there hun
let them cast aside
others one by one

sad to say just from them stay away
let those who don't yet know
yearn and glean themselves
to learn realize and grow
we can't save the world
but we can instead choose
to opting to swim with our own kinds
some just are clever at twisting minds

let it go let it go just breathe deep & slow
i and others know what you know
play in safe waters away from the cold
stay playfully yourself and don't get old
stop worryin 'bout the snakies and sharks
best leave them to their destinies dear
it's all any of us can do; just be glad
ya found out sooner than later yanno?
 dragon215
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Posted: 10/17/2007 8:05:33 PM
i once was bold
i once had the currage to go on
i used to know the both of us so well
then you broke my heart again
you left me in disamay
so dismantled my thoughts have slipped away
when you left you took away my whole world
not just you but a beuatifull little girl
for better or for worse
thats the way
or at least thats how it was supposed to be
now my mind is week
and my thoughts are mean
so for the time being
i can only sit back relax
and pray for a better day that you'll both come back my way


im sorry if my spelling is screwed up and im sorry if i put my poem in a wierd place please tell me what you think of it i like the constructive critisism
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