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 ~softEDGE~
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toro toro toro!Page 6 of 36    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36)
indeed i was, and indeed "they" do!
i've since been to more than a few...
 ~softEDGE~
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in fact...
Posted: 11/25/2006 7:03:41 PM
i have even run with the bulls
or ran from the bulls shall i say
twice; once quite by accident
waay high up in the hills
again in sunny southern spain
a place on another high cliff
overlooking beautiful scenery
los arcos de la frontera

a beautiful ancient cathedral
stands even yet higher
on that very cliff with its
beautiful architecture serene

but back to the bulls
never in pamplona
but the bulls didn't care
where we were
they were crazy mad
yes i have it somewhere
on video cam vhs
people jumping up
yes including me
clingling to balconies screaming
i don't scream i more whine
now you know i'm for real!
as the mad bulls below
were made even more angry
by others pulling their tails
swatting them all over their bodies
i tell you it was surreal
mostly so when kathy
dropped not only her camera
and we were frozen in time
staring at it
but then worse
she spilt her cup of cerveza
and we both slid in it
trying to save her camera
yeah that wasn't much fun
on that very day
a man down from germany
was medivacuated to hospital
and from what i understand still
wears a bag for his urine
mmhmm not a very pretty picture
you see while i am truly sorry
for him~ i am glad; it wasn't me

other countries
other cultures
other scents
other scenes
other drinks
and foods
and parties
and faces of friends
flooding back to me this day
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hot lasagna
Posted: 11/25/2006 7:22:08 PM
just taken from the oven
time for my bath now
as it cools
and floods these 1200 square feet heavenly
dreaming here again and ighing deeply too
saturday evening 7:22 warm and toasty
rekindling the fire inside my mind
soon enough to become reality
i am learning patience you see
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dang patience takes a long time
Posted: 11/25/2006 8:42:30 PM
thank you mi~
but who'da thunk
it'd take this long
for silly me
to learn patience
yet~
it is so very
well worth waiting for
stilling myself for
quieting my inner self for
and sooner than later
it becomes almost
like second nature
but please do take
notice i didn't say
first instinct...
 SthrnButtrfly
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dang patience takes a long time
Posted: 11/26/2006 6:38:52 AM
Hi Soft...

it was the still a rookie and proud of it title that just really thru me off...maybe I was pmsing that day who knows....actually I really thank all of you for opening my eyes and reopening my heart to the prose I used to rite and what I am writing now....you, OM, and so many others write so intense and off the top of your head....LOL I am not good at that, but I am carrying a notebook around and writing again and for that I am soooo grateful.... and I unblocked some stuff as alot of UK and Canadians are wanting to keep in touch w/me as well...friendship is always so wonderful to have.....

Sorry if I hurt your feelings...it was not intentional...and there is one other person who tends to follow behind my writings in first line, last line and those little poetry games and get nasty about me or my writings...to which why I don't understand...so Soft, this wasnt against you....just my little feelings got hurt and now I am over it and back with a vengance!!!

By the way, thank you for the compliments AND your poetry is so intense...I love it!!!!
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target
Posted: 11/26/2006 9:23:18 AM
no one be fooled
nes misses nothing

perfection unveiled
is still perfection
beauty for all
to behold
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this is the time of preparation
Posted: 11/26/2006 10:30:30 AM
flash sad lines, hit the mark so to speak; we all well understand completely you know

not wanting to even play fight
perhaps not easy but better
methinks life be true and right
in full daylight of morning's rays
dancing through window
tracing two bodies dear to another
kissing and playing on faces
as well in nightlight's moon beams
snuggled close eye to eye
smiling in chiral affection

you are meant to be
the exactly right guy
for the perfectly right girl
meant honestly for one another
as nothing else will suffice

touching minds and heart
bodies warming each other
in all seasons
even now this winter

sometimes just an ugly stall
is just that and please know all
of us have been there
at one time in life or another

wait patiently for her
yes, her the right one
meantime write her poems
draw her drawings special
to gift to her when she appears
she will understand and appreciate
that even before meeting
you held out for her, most dear

yes it hurts yes it feels like daggers
pain inside yearing hearts matter
but breathe in deeply
resolution strong
knowing and believing
life won't always feel wrong

love for all in pining hearts
we must all learn the lessons
when one we want doesn't feel the same
that stabbing pain deep within so sharp

never hide your thoughts away
pray to anything that helps some way
youth is sometimes hard it's true
but so is any age you'll find
for you dear are of kindred mind

lines laid out from poet's heart
emotions provoking evoking
all inside you is real and true
never forget you have a gift
never underestimate
the strength and power
that lays in layers of soul within

know one day she will creep in
and when that right one comes to you
you and she both will feel it
and undeniably know it too
until then wrap your heart
in solace most pure
prepare and now comes
the hardest part; the waiting

for surely as the sun and moon
rise in their time anew
your intentended is too
searching for you
right now her heart is aching
her mind ever searching
her soul missing you
her eyes searching everywhere
even before she knows
it's you she needs and wants
and she just as much
as you crave her too

those stabbing pains
you feel deep inside
are neither attack nor infection
it is simple wanting
the right one as much as she
seeks the exact attention
and affection
for she for you waits too
i think your gut feels and knows
this much as truth
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so then i guess
Posted: 11/26/2006 10:47:08 AM
now isn't a good time
to suggest getting out
straight away
to purchase
a godsmack cd today?

tongue in cheek dear
you know best
what you need
forget the ones
or one
that don't appreciate
you fully
some are stones
not pearls as posed
and meant to toss
into your wake
looking ahead
is the best way
to forget any past

concentrating
on your own needs
isn't selfish
but healing
sometimes
and methinks
this
is indeed may be
one of
those times
as the world is
your oyster
oceans are vast
and there are
many pearls
than any singular
one
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more thanks to friends
Posted: 11/26/2006 9:47:05 PM
mi, as always you shine; love your provoking lines and hope you'll visit as often as you can. as well i hope this finds you well, feeling good and strong of mind body and spirit.

nes, as always, your eloquence is always welcome here, always.

sthrnbttrfly, hope you will continue to stretch your wings and stop by here whenever you want. your writes are strong and individual; just like you.

flash, you will know when the time is right; meantime please continue to post and i'll in turn try best to not play mother hen. thank you for your deep and heartfelt prose; beautiful!


even now
after this
long weekend
has now passed
i still feel
warm inside
with many reasons
to be thankful
for my friends
cyber here
and otherwise too
but i still
ought not have
had such a big
slice tonight
of that cheesecake
my brain knew better
now my tummy does too

hoping thanksgiving was
beautiful for each one of you
 ~softEDGE~
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a place for us novices...
Posted: 11/26/2006 10:12:29 PM
i too just now
home myself
all is quiet
save for
the retro station
playing from
the other room
bringing with it
memories
and ponderings

one kitten curls
at my side
pressing out her
kitten muffins
kneading my left foot
and the other kitten
fat and at my chair
rolling looking up at me
no babies or children
have i but the kits

clock here ticking too
stomach rumbling full
staring, tapping
onto computer screen
yes i do, we do know
you are here amielle
welcome to this thread
cozy here listening
to midge ure/ultravox
vienna, such a beautiful song
glad you stopped by
and hope you will find it here
cosy too and stop by
whenever you like
to you i bid happy sunday night
 ~softEDGE~
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not good enough when tired
Posted: 11/27/2006 12:16:19 AM
a dearest soul here
tonight i just learned
recently went through
a most difficult time
i read and i learned

i know now is a rough time
but i know too it won't
it can't possibly last
that way for those
with hearts so pure
bright and warmest from
inside out shining so brightly
as is this woman i know
beauty in spirit and body both

i am glad she is ok
i am thankful she is strong
and knows herself well
understanding so much
as well regarding others too

always ever ready and quick
with her beautiful smile
and kind words from her heart
she is truly a treasure here
and honestly has been from
even my very first day's start

back then when i was new
and really didn't know my way
round here yet she helped me
in forums learn to play

grateful am i always to be
the sincerest real deal is she
kindred soul though afar
one of the very best kinds
of friends to know
i bid her and hers well
and more to brighten
the steps on her door
wherever she goes
she never seems far
beloved by many
she is her own star

who only knows
what the future holds
for her and for me
for you too reading
we can only keep
doing our very best
smiling and breathing

now i'm tired as this
my drivel pours out
too pooped to really
give decent credence
where due
only just me
and glad she's still
very much herself too
she knows who she is
and knows how i felt
before even this

to you sweet woman
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not good news today
Posted: 11/27/2006 6:28:51 AM
arrived en
my inbox today
left me sad
with many
questions
not mine to
ask

worried heart
troubled mind
and yes even
more questions
hey i am me

yawning
waking up
going about
my day's routine
not feeling
at all routine
this day

hoping all
have a better
monday morning
than this
 SthrnButtrfly
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not good news today
Posted: 11/27/2006 6:50:02 AM
Sorry to hear of sadden words
perhaps my mishap
will bring you some cheer.
I tried to frost my own blonde hair
Made such a drastic mistake
A darn hat I must wear.
I followed the directions in
everything it said
everything but one little change.
Added much extra to rearrange
the gray that insists
it not be shed.
"sigh"
I am now a Bleach Blonde
something I have not been
since my teen years.
wouldnt be so bad
if it were properly arranged
but the top is white bleach
and the rest is outta reach!
Moral of the story goes
if you must frost your hair
get a friend or a professionail
to help you do it
other wise you look too much
like Brittney Spears....
 fallen-one
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Posted: 11/27/2006 5:05:15 PM
im so sick of this
this internal silence
no inner voice...not a sound
i stand expressionless, thoughtless
as if my mind is on auto-pilot
merely operating to survive
a machine, helbent on pushing through
but without purpose or cause
am i not inspired? do i even care?
Am i writing just to write...
or following my programing?
 fallen-one
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Posted: 11/27/2006 5:10:03 PM
My poems today are garbage
every line seems incomplete
i have torn apart so many pages
as if i'm trying to compete
nothing i write is making sence
every word is too thought through
and yet i keep on writing
as if i am speaking to you
i am trying to understand
just whats running through my head
but all that i can think of
is how my floor is also my bed
i try to understand why chaos comes to me
as if im some sort of magnet
that bring all this shit around
caught in an ethereal net
everything is slipping through my fingers
al that i have gained...
nearly everything is lost to me
left only with a soul that has been stained
i have seen the darkness of my future
witnessed my own demise
and when my final day comes
there will be no surprise
if onl things were easier
if i had had a better start
things would be going well for me
instead of falling apart
 fallen-one
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Posted: 11/27/2006 5:10:43 PM
ok, its been a long time since ive written anything, so lemme know what you think, its hard to get back into it lol
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a place for us novices...
Posted: 11/27/2006 5:38:08 PM
yikes, bttrfly; thanks for trying to cheer me up and i sure hope your hair will be fine again soon!

and fallen, nooo your verse isn't garbage, just a perfectly fine example of how you feel presently. but you forgot eloguently too; thank you for writing your strength here; please please feel free to return whenever you wish to! so there! i liked all of each of them, nannanana!



and now, till later, a few thoughts prompted from some of todays emails~

ahhh dears...each of you
so humble and yet SO intelligent
profound and evolved are you

me, certainly no angel
as today inferred
as i can only be myself
and have earned no wings
but only just endured
and very much enjoyed life
thus far as many humans do

but now honestly
the parts i find
truly fascinating
all the varied
innumerable ways we
just by being us
share this well of
interconnectedness
with one another
that link the bonds
sympatico that just is
sychronicity of hearts
if you believe

we might prompt
push inspire muse
provoke or evoke
in others with just but
a few taps of our brain matter
flowing through electronics
by simply being ourselves
aren't we amazing, each of us
in all that which we can do, eh?!

please each of you
have yourselves a most
beautiful cool scrisp night
me, i'm on my way back out soon
for good mexican food and
company of a good friend
not seen in months
she n i have some catching up
and laughing to do
but ya'll know
said in a threatening deep tone
i'll be back...
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a place for us novices...
Posted: 11/29/2006 5:18:19 PM
flash, keep pouring it out from yourself; good to read your writes, always; thank you.

krystal, strong message in your lines! thanks for appearing, come again soon.

tim yes, kindred indeed; thank you for the evocation of imagery.

it snapped and turned
much cooler here
in this desert
the past few days
down to the 20's
at night
but still
my fireplace sits
empty
even though
my trunk is
full of wood
to burn

my stomach
yearns
though cupboards
are newly stocked

my huge tub
sits empty
while i need solace
of what a bath
and soak
would bring my senses
my mind and body
me ever the hedonist
lazily whining
psychosomatic crap
present but not
quite yet having won

work's
end of month again
work early
tomorrow
overtime without
overtime pay
busy busy busy
owner docs
to finish
for billing

no more family
no more
absolutely undeniably
charmed life
working so hard
for the money
leaves me still
empty somehow
even though
i am fortunate
enough to be able
to say i do love it
therein the dichotomy
2 day project
done redone and
yes redone again
and now comes
the ordering
of grandiose
signage

money money money
damn money
anyway

do i really
need that flat screen
for the living room or
a 4 poster bed frame
and 2 more sets of china
from horchow?!

i must start
looking for something
funky yet elegant
enough for our
company holiday
party
no problem
i have next week
to scour
have a few ideas
anyway

let it go
let it go
just breathe

sighs
chickens counted
before yet hatched
commercialism
at it's very worst
this time of year

me too
at my worst
inner demons
taunting me
regarding
so many
different things
in so many
different ways

and i've learned
this particular lesson
how many times before?!

yes most decidedly
i am just rotten
sick an addict of
shopping
sick i tell you

bereft of self
needing to
unwrap all those
damn boxes
in my spare room
take out bits
pieces of my past
organise them
into some sort of
semblance
for today

i'd so much rather
just play
or be lazy
anything but think
or do
or even create
tonight i am
just bereft

tomorrow
will dawn
even more cold
than today
ha high
in the forties
finds me
whining
when i ought be
grateful
because i know
tomorrow will
be busy yes
because it will
dawn again
then my mind
will be too busy
to remember
anything else
for a while
anyway

till again
i come back
to this cozy
and quiet place
i call home
with my
singular thoughts
once again with
my singular self

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a clear and true path
Posted: 11/29/2006 6:39:13 PM
God didn't ignore you;
he just hasn't answered you yet!
(or, just perhaps Buddha is knowcking around in your brain?)
hell, just keep writing
get it out
get it all out damnit
and

when YOU are ready,
he will make clear a path so obvious that you won't miss it.
not even the smallest smidgeon will you go past undetecting.
doubt me?

don't you dare.

for you WILL one day see; when you are ready and meant to.
are you ready?

then i say this to ye of waning faith:
BELIEVE.
believe in you,
believe in your son,
believe in the good of others that you feel
don't turn on you
be open and receptive
and you will find yourself growing
remain open to good
and it will chase you down and find your ass
whether you want it to or not
 ~softEDGE~
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we are the black sheep
Posted: 11/29/2006 6:45:00 PM
we are the ones
we are the chosen
but of and for
different reasons
unite
us in our own brand
of singularity
bleat loudly
or softly
if you must at first
do so quietly
but bleat nonetheless

brothers and sisters
feeling selves
as of black sheepdom
hold your heads high
for this is an elite and
very very special group
we belong to

and each of us
knows it
to be true

the question remains
now what?
 SthrnButtrfly
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New Experiences(The Conversation)
Posted: 11/29/2006 6:51:43 PM
NEW EXPERIENCES
( the Conversation)

Remember too that what we are doing
is a new experience for
me too.
I may be a bit distant
or holding back
my heart
cause
I need to be careful....
Life here has been complicated.
Still......
remember...
that in the long run
I am trying to find
someone to be with me.
but, for now I can and
I am only doing my best.
It's all new for me too...
I also,am doing my best.
It's all good.
Good for me...
Good for you....
Been a new journey
and I like it...
Glad your the one I get to
do this journey with.
I want to feel our
bodies intertwined
the flames all around me
so i can forget for awhile...
There's nothing wrong
with our desire, baby!
Pleases dont think it as
a using thing....
I don't mean it to be...
Like I said its all
a new journey....
and I am glad you are
a part of it.
I'm glad your part of it too...
I am outta things to say...
kinda I am now...
want to show you
how I feel....
Action speaks louder than words....
Got your action...
Live and in color...
Getting to the point of need
Please...
I want...
I need....
your not playing fair
I am already
Hot....& Hell......bount
dont need your adding
fuel to the fire....
release my soul food....
Glad your a part of my journey.

 fallen-one
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Posted: 11/30/2006 2:48:35 PM
Fate Laughs
It Points
At Me
And Doubles Over
Like a Kid
With a Looking Glass
Over An Ant Hill
Watching His Prey
Run In Circles
As He Burns Them Alive
Fate Laughs
In My Face
As It Sees
My Twisted Expressions
For I Am Losing Hope
Once More
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many thanks again all 'round
Posted: 11/30/2006 5:01:17 PM
thank you sthrnbttrfly; as always; you're spot on and brilliant with your lines!
tenz, you always are reinventing yourself man, just keep being you always and the strength of your truth shines through.

don, welcome to the thread, thanks for stopping by and leaving us a provacative write, very nice tribute to a loved friend long gone whom is missed deeply still.

mi mi mi, dear~ i meant elite as in unique; and each of us are certainly that. love the emotion you seem to spill out so effortlessly, just as a part of you left here, thank you!

fallen, thank you again for leaving your write here; we all know what it's like to feel just exactly the way you have written and can identify strongly; i'm sure i don't just peak for myself!


i know
a particular
and certain
very special man
whom today
sent me some
poetry emails
that took me
from my hectic pace
making me think
and escape
in reverie

this is a special man
i told you
he is very
evolved
sensitive
handsome
creative
artistic
intelligent
charming
mannerly
funny
sweet
sexy
intense
interesting
kind
caring
considerate
strong
tender
gracious
helpful
friendly
intuitive
sharing
dear
is also
sad today

as not so much
lately seems to be
going his way
but still he laughs and jokes
and smiles
his gorgeous smile
dazzling me
every time

he challenges me
he prompts me to think
he makes me laugh and smile
he sometimes ensures
i roll my eyes
he evokes much in me
and we all know
how much i need that
don't we now?

soo i think
i'll drive over
n pay him a visit
i might know of
well maybe
a way or two
or three even
for a little
while at least
to let him know
just how
very special
i think he is

so just maybe
his night
will be better
than his day was
and he will
fall asleep
smiling

hey
i can
still dream
too ya know
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craving
Posted: 11/30/2006 6:33:59 PM
why does life
sometimes
hurt so badly
and at other times
seem so lush
as if we might
spontaneously
combust with
happiness or
fulfillment

is it to teach us
grace and courage
to go on aspiring
and reaching further
outside ourselves
availing ourselves
of hope and/or
fresh new promises

when so many
undergo so much
yet must endure
even yet still more
i can't believe
it's simply to
even any type of score
as i see karma
she has wings
delightful creature
she is borne of frailty
humbleness and she
smells sweetly
as she sings

now we all know
that seasons must change
just as some friends
must in their time
not ours come and go
time has already shown us
so more than we wanted
yet sometimes we still
think we want or need more

anguish is often solitary
but a dark room within
ourselves breathing evenly
but anything too might become
as a candle to cast away
shadows in crevices
of our hearts
and very souls
methinks this much we all know
and even understand
that's just how it goes
and comes around

oftentimes
it seems difficult
if not impossible
to ask for help
as if it makes us
appear weak
when in fact
those closest
know already
of our veritable
strength
yet still difficult
to admit needing

we cage ourselves
within our thoughts
or we can set them free
to fly with wings
each must decide
our own fate
but others surely
help us along our way
if we allow them entry
into our innermost domains
we carefully construct
walls and gates highest for safety
around our heart's softest parts
deciding who is safe
and only those we allow
entry to know us well
sometimes we've all made
bad choices in flinging
wide the iron grates
we must each bide our time
and decide how long to wait

we each in our own way
command our time
deciding which attitudes
and beliefs to adopt
as our own to work through
and toward while also
knowing just exactly who
we reach for and who we refuse
to let into our hearts
or even our minds
by blocking or welcoming
we each much decide
in our own way
in our own time

what works for
me or him or her
may not work for
her or him or me
see, it's simply confusing
yet makes perfect sense
does it or not

it's like a kind
of sharing
secrets with a lover
pleasing scent or
a luscious recipe
with another
each a unique and
ever unfolding story
yearning mostly
for contentedness
not fame nor glory

i crave pleasure
i crave color
i crave texture
i crave comfort
i crave truth
and i crave lust
who craves others?
why? who? when?
think carefully
before answering for
we all crave!

we all have needs
endorphins rising
from wet caves
of long ago
ancients knew then
some sage now too

wishing it were easier
doesn't make it so
only dreaming of gardens
doesn't make beauty grow
tenderness is needed
for a heart to truly know
as well to purely show
ourselves inside out
to others trusting
all the while
when it may
seem to do so
may not be worth
our while

kindred in this life
are somewhat like a circle
coming back full turn
with stops along the way
each choice is ours
to blacken and turn
or wildly lit and burning
eagerly and awaiting
or cloaked and baiting
what have we learned
to withdraw inside spurned
or seek out each new day
with open mind & face brave

we aren't even
necessarily greedy
we just are us
yet still are still
just but ourselves
and yes we each of us too
all still know the hunger
of what it feels to crave
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