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Joined: 2/19/2006
Msg: 663
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I wrote this for the stanza's thread and the last line was does seem tailored for this thread, supressing your desire to keep true the ethic of holding yourself valuable....please understand this is not judgemental, this is written from bitter personal experience.....I'm not so angry at the men, but at myself for letting me down......

to thine own self be true

Soothing spoken word lusterless in the light
because cliches and lies are best hidden by night
and fueled by desires where the flame burns too high
ignoring your judgement you give in with a sigh

wake up in the morning sick in your soul
you gave yourself lightly for a quick roll
neither knows the real person with whom they've just slept
skimming over the surface, avoiding the depth

well, it still doesn't stop me from wanting to beat them up, buddies.....unfortunately I'm only medium sized.....sorry you fell off your horses, Ravin and, I'm just writing from memory. My love life is a desert, and I'm really just focused on my job and family right now....
Joined: 2/19/2006
Msg: 669
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Ethics and Supressed Desires...Feel free to Express
Posted: 6/7/2007 2:51:01 PM
Ravin, as far as I'm concerned you are a shining jewel of a being....anyone who would take advantage of that is just too jaded and unscrupulous. I guess you can only hope one day they see the light and stop ignoring that inner voice most of us have called a conscience which allows us to be true to our higher self if we only listen.....

Wabbit, you have an inner sweetness which comes out in your postings and poetry. I think you're one of the best rhyming poets here, and your long thread just proves my point. Apart from your family, nothing hurts worse than a friends betrayal.......I've been very fortunate in that regard but there have been a few times, and they's their issue, not yours. You should be able to trust a friend, it's what friendship is all about, otherwise they'd just be an acquaintance.

And Joshua, you're one of a kind. Good looking, a seriously talented writer, and so smart you have me looking up words several times a week! You and other young people like you are our hope for the future, I'm just sorry we couldn't have left you in better shape......
Joined: 4/30/2007
Msg: 711
Five bucks an hour
Posted: 6/14/2007 4:57:26 PM
I saw a man standing on the corner of this warm day
pleading to be brought to life
He seemed aware and conscious
Of his never ending life
He was afraid
The was torn
His wife and kids at home
His sign read " Will work for five dollars an hour !!"
I drove by knowing !! that I could give him work
Like everyone else who does I wonder
is it just me or am I the only one who feels like jerk.

If I had a picture of this you "would" feel it.
Joined: 2/19/2006
Msg: 750
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Posted: 6/24/2007 12:46:26 PM
Joshua, that's a very moving poem, written with both the pain of a child who wasn't capable of understanding, and the perspective of a forgiving adult.......

I'm relieved to see your perspective, because that is the key to being able to leave the burden behind you......and obtain some sort of peace, and forward motion....

I am fortunate in my age, the skeletons in my closet don't rattle their bones very often anymore......looking back, in my thirties I found my peace, so I am wishing the same for you.....I tried to write this thoughtfully, however, if I offended you in any way or hurt you, I ask forgiveness now, as that was never my intention......
Joined: 10/11/2006
Msg: 761
A Prayer for Baby Jocelyn
Posted: 6/25/2007 6:13:43 PM
I came onto the site to settle my mind and your poetry calmed my emotions. thank you:)
Years can go by with nothing that changes
Dear lover, dear abuser, dear wretched man
dear father, dear saint and sinner
I sometimes wish life could be black and white.
I slowly walked down the plank
My eyes gazing into yours as I took my step into the waters
I had faith you would jump in as promised
I had faith
Each breath I took could not escape and swelled and constricted
inside my chest
water filled my nose
I closed my eyes and saw your face
How quickly love can turn to hate and back to love then rage then pain then
Joined: 10/11/2006
Msg: 765
A Prayer for Baby Jocelyn
Posted: 6/26/2007 6:07:09 PM
My prayers go out to baby Jocelyn...
Joined: 2/19/2006
Msg: 801
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go with the flow.....
Posted: 7/1/2007 6:31:35 PM
casheyes, post 884 was such an honest write, I was wincing.....kudos....

you know Jules, everywhere I look the "little people" are all freaked out by global warming . It's government and big business (one and the same in this administration) that take the business as usual approach.....

good writes everybody! enjoying this thread very much......


True kindness of heart
I regard it with awe
still working on my
inner goodness
I hero worship
those above me
on the ladder
of enlightenment
feeding my tiny flame
deed by deed

Ls 6/28/07

previously posted in first, last
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 812
Posted: 7/10/2007 4:56:04 PM
drawn out lessons prides slow plan
take me to the river man
and after you wash me
drown me

distant memories of self control
please get me to the church
on time this time
or shoot me

Did you see that guy over there
but for the grace of Gawd
been there done that
there go I

Finally I'm all that and a bag of chips...
and like W C Fields used to say

get away kid ya bug meeeee....
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 814
Posted: 7/11/2007 8:02:36 PM
what pit or portion prevails
deep behind the vails of karma
listen slightly and loose the bonds
Isaiah sawn in two
no where does the weakest strand
unravel more than in the hight of wisdom mans
throughout lasting commerce
and failing trade
so thus the majestic fallen one will rise
to the uttermost parts of the north
where a throne of fortresses
dares mary's little lamb to prevail...

but there with him a harbringer will hide
calling a mountain that will rise and fall
upon that maketh the world be small
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 829
the polarized prophet
Posted: 7/17/2007 8:54:45 AM
highs and lows
ups and downs
more pronounced for some
get fat
sleep too much
no more free highs
no more racing thoughts
diabetic side effects


ok self pity be gone
shades of grey shades of grey
like all my good friends new and old say
to me

i thought those highs poetic
Mozart in my brain
but what i though was prophetic
was nothing short of insane

so i give everyone a break today
and let that be something new
neither master nor savior nor victim nor prey
and try those herbs out too
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 832
no fear to fight
Posted: 7/18/2007 8:42:31 PM
moving back to LA planet
not my first wish but woe
so thus to seek a dream abolished
but a life that can come back full

no claim to special oppression
sure a different kind of curtain
so thus derives a new expression
must to be shared for certain
a song a poem a short story
and prospers as my soul doth learn...

"Did you learn the art of war?
Are you wise, witty or a bore?
Did you learn to turn and fight?"

i do see her on the horizon
not as I seek her... but as i live me
so cliche' but it's ok
when I'm sharing with a friend
so naiveandwitty
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 834
no fear to fight
Posted: 7/18/2007 10:04:44 PM
such is my wish... i'm not hafe as educated as i thought i was
(meeting is also my wish, i'll message your prof when i get settled)
dumbing down can be a wonderful thing
especially when you weren't really all that smart to begin with!
but there's not one humble bone in my body
so i've started with the cartlige in my ear!
Joined: 12/24/2006
Msg: 837
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no fear to fight
Posted: 7/19/2007 11:21:07 PM
A Caged Bird

suspended in a cage up high, Sitting on a perch she sighs.
wings feel worn through lack of flight, she sits alone through out the night.
the songs she sing fall on deaf ears, no mate to comfort nor ease her fears.
in the day she flies from perch to floor, her wings feel weak, her flight is poor.
At night she weeps for the freedom she craves, to spread her wings and escape her cage.

when sleep takes its hold, her dreams come alive, she's sweeping and soaring through endless blue skies.
her songs echo softly through the lush fields and trees, her heart flutters lightly with each gentle breeze.
her mate is awaiting with music so sweet,
together they eat, together they sleep.

when sleep lets her go she awakes with a tear, she's back in her prison, there's no one to hear.
her songs once again are wasted in vain, her wings feeling weaker, her heart filled with pain.
there's nothing to sing for, no reason to fly.
alone and suspended from a cage way up high.
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 840
The Everlasting Why
Posted: 7/20/2007 11:00:06 PM
I can hear your soul
I have seen you cry
there's a wind of love
that will blow
clouds of darkness from your eyes

I have felt your pain
I have known your joy
there's a beast that growls
he's so insane
don't believe he can destroy

What's within is a part of you
can't you hear calling you
you must know you are eternal
What's without is a passing thing staying vain
you must know that it will die
and remember I hear your soul
for there's nothing that I don't know
who am I?
The Everlasting Why...

I have been corrupt and I have fallen away
I have turned in heart so abruptly
from the wisdom of the day

You have given me joy and your truth has shown
that you can lead my steps in a path
of true freedom still unknown

What't within is a part of me
I can hear calling me
I know that I'm eternal
What's without is a passing thing staying vain
I know that it will die
and I remember You hear my soul,
for there's nothing that You don't know
But then who am I?
The Everlasting Why...

(A song I wrote when I was 18 or 19 inspired by a young lady in my college algebra class... She had such a melancholy(sp) look even when she smiled that I thought I saw a depth of pain and strength. But also I remember a friend asking me, "Are you trying to get a date or scare the poor girl?" )

Anotherawakening... wow and thankyou
Jules4u ... Another smile surely
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 860
Ethics and Supressed Desires...Feel free to Express
Posted: 7/23/2007 9:01:31 PM
thirst and hunger long to be forgotten
tears and tear ducts replaced with inner shine
crowns and glories of deeds left unspoken
my future self encourages I
a Kingdom ablaze with Being

pure hearts of hazeless meaning
reveling in lasting prose
a plumbline of no human hand
a meek and lowly foundation stone

what classy bums we are?
confused but not lost
desperate but not afraid
guilty but not condemned
dead but not buried

Shut the door please, honey... he'll be back.
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 866
Ethics and Supressed Desires...Feel free to Express
Posted: 7/25/2007 9:25:47 PM
silent flowers of ancient origin
follow sunlit trails through the forest
lasting only as long as the light prevails
fallen oaks trap moisture to feed them
weave the tapestry make the harp sing
tree and branch and vine do harmonize
with the breeze comes a foot step
tracktors not far behind...

what eye did not see and ear did not hear
a forest of ancient wonder
now the pavement of menacing man
in the park the last trees take their stand

echos of bird song fill the heart of a child
the forest that was there is seen
by a heart of perfect praise
an imagination pure
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 872
Ethics and Supressed Desires...Feel free to Express
Posted: 7/27/2007 9:03:18 PM
simple memories of wondering pursuits
leave the harty bellows of brothers in arms behind
joking amids battlefields of training
Officers who killed me of mock friendly fire
I never made it to a real battlefield
the one I'm on must suffice

Growing up in the city of Angeles
at the crossroads of red and blue
mid seventies began the story
Figeroa and El Segundo met
trials of vile perfection in a city filled with shame
so that the familia might take pre-eminece
over a drug trade of inner disdain

Who does justify the rampant use of house to house?
But those who build them to wharehouse the pain
and keep in check the lost civilization
that will not leave the streets so familiar

Now the story of warning goeth forth
from street corner prophets that no one will heed
and thusly so since the woe of correction
no re-hab for those with no hab to begin

cities are breeders of endless error
or if you prefer...

(Yikes! where did that come from? Just flowed out! I think I'll keep my visit to LA short... whew... I feel a Richard Pryor moment coming on... "pass the potatoes...")
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 878
Ethics and Supressed Desires...Feel free to Express
Posted: 7/29/2007 4:50:09 PM
N&W Yes Yes Yes... Woman of My Desire.... wow

let me read it again...

it sings and inspires

To the castle everyone
our adventure is concluded
we will meet in the Hall of Great Expectations
and tell our Lord the story of our journey
On ancient earth where our mortal bodies yearned
for the perfection we now enjoy
how our beings were made to burn when impossibilities
hailed all around us!
Now we will bring before our King our finest accomplishment!
The salvation and ressurection of
Helen... of Troy!
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 885
Ethics and Supressed Desires...Feel free to Express
Posted: 7/31/2007 3:27:51 PM
I have a sister
in my church
middle eastern and euro
oh my thoughts sometimes betray me
I know she will only always be a friend
but I'm glad to have that

I have a sister
in my church
loves being a woman
likes to dress up and wear makeup
sort of a tammyfaye lite
but tasteful and reverent
in her own way
not my type
oh yes
Dear Sweet Jesus
should show me an opening

how unspiritual this thing called eros love
that creeps up on you when you cannot bear to have it near
and the cry of my heart is not to be burdened with such
but the cry of my loins plagues me with a need
such a wonderful need
for a union blessed

the thougth of seduction crossed my mind
and I laughed so hard
for all of the sudden!
... she was not so attractive to me anymore

I have a sister in my church
and she is my true and good friend
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 890
Ethics and Supressed Desires...Feel free to Express
Posted: 8/3/2007 7:41:59 AM
Who doth make the prophet ponder
What doth make the vagabond wonder
When doth seers see with joy
Where doth wise men find a boy...?


Who saith heaven and hell
What saith there we dwell
When saith we will be
Where saith future see...?


See the poor in spirit prosper!
Hear the mouners shout for joy!
Touch the meek masterful humble!
Taste the just and righteous employ!


So that thou cans't touch the hand of infinite power and mercy...

The hand that formed thee with a question...

Joined: 2/19/2006
Msg: 891
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Ethics and Supressed Desires...Feel free to Express
Posted: 8/4/2007 6:24:49 PM
brass ring

Maybe it's crazy,
but I'm the one who took the chances
dizzily spinning
reality dances
shimmering enticingly
just out of reach
I see the brass ring
I'm winning

Ls 8/21/07
Joined: 2/19/2006
Msg: 946
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Posted: 9/5/2007 9:27:10 PM

call my name
call my name
I exist
I am part
of your soul
the memories
neutrons that test
your parameters
Demanding sooner or later
you taste
the obstinate hunger
that lies beneath
your skin
Kiss them
and understand
I am not
an X

LS 9/09/07
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 961
Posted: 9/11/2007 7:35:00 AM
I'm there... but lost to it
someone said I was there
but I didn't
I was there, and I'm still there
but someone made me feel
like I wasn't there...

So I didn't feel like....
I was there.

But no one could
no one should
be able too make anyone too
well... feel a... certain way

I used to like that line
but in retrospect
they got paid
but they should've been... shot

I'm there... but lost to it
so someone else will get paid now
to write another book...

(1056 was a slam duck Don Q)
Joined: 10/11/2006
Msg: 965
Posted: 9/15/2007 6:21:02 AM
In class I watched you—
Hiding from yourself—
I could see the part-time harlot in your eyes—

i love these words....

And my lust for the amoral sensuous you—
These things cause anxiety—
And therefore I hate of me in you—

you made me stop and think about hate, much needed...

Thanks :)
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