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 WeAre1
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^beautiful poem, manny, full of your heart energy gratefully shared with so many!


soft as a feather
touching angels' wings
and other heavenly beings
that come to us in our dreams
 Limerick
Joined: 5/18/2008
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Posted: 3/20/2009 5:14:04 PM
your shadow
slid from my bed this morning
Willow-the-wisp
faintly your touch lingers.
 ShadwGrrl
Joined: 2/16/2007
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MANDRAKES house by the fire...for all to share
Posted: 3/20/2009 9:44:49 PM
At times life may get you down
But I don't want to ever see you frown

So when you're feeling blue
Just remember these words I'm saying to you

Have faith in yourself because there's someone who cares
Even when life doesn't seem fair

So put on a smile and think of something nice
And please don't make me say this twice

Because I see someone who's worthwhile
And I'm someone who likes to see you smile

So please try to never be down
And don't you dare frown
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 3/21/2009 5:14:34 AM
Weare...thank you....I have one of your feathers tucked away in my memory banks, with your scent on it.

Limerick...nice to see you again. I see you have met the shadow

Shadwgirl...lovely write...thanks for sharing.
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 3/21/2009 5:46:07 AM
Subterrainian cultures breed,
mixed mutations mirrored greed,
below the surface, underground,
the last vestige of life is found.

Armaggedon warriors hold,
genetic blood that now runs cold,
among the ruins of planet earth,
not a single...human birth!
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 3/21/2009 6:47:39 AM
bringing thios one home from "entwined"

I am the Breeze

I placed my hand
into the wind,
selecting a strand
of the finest breeze,
and there, placed my love
to gently flow,
carrying my heart
back to thee,
that you might feel it's touch
of unforgotten moments,
as the breeze kisses your cheek,
remember...
it is me!
 WeAre1
Joined: 3/18/2008
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Posted: 3/21/2009 6:49:32 AM
^again, written so beautifully, manny....touches the heart very deeply...
i can imagine it playing a chord in everyone's memory :)
and the one above it is very powerful!



ode to love....

soul mates
souls mate
part
depart
still in heart
soul knows
where each go
to always unfold
and find each other so
each can redeem again
the love they know so well
divine love with no hell...just heaven
eternal and sacred connection as spoken
at hebrew weddings and my favorite translation...
"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine"


written originally on 'old souls' a little while ago.....
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 3/21/2009 6:56:45 AM
Weare...such a beautiful write. Love it! Thanks for sharing this with us all.
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 3/21/2009 8:36:54 AM
Politicians and Preachers

It's time for revolution,
last chance for a solution
to a planet of pollution,

.....where......

The politics and preachers,
retraining all the teachers,
selling apathy in bleachers

.........to...........

the hungry and the poor,
who are lined up at the door,
as the chant goes up for war!

.......sending.........

all our youth to battle,
just like a herd of cattle,
but you never hear the rattle

.........of.........

the tills that are exploding,
while the guns keep on reloading
the body count foreboding,

........still..........

they sell you on their vision
with short and long division,
avoiding the collision

........with..........

the voice of revolution,
from the warriors retribution
who deal the last solution

.........as..........

politicians and the preachers
stand trial in the bleachers,
for crimes against the teachers,
and the hungry and the poor!

.........Revolution!.............
 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
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Posted: 3/21/2009 9:48:17 AM
^^^ taking a sigh and a ponder...deeply insightful manly....



Counting down till 50
Years have compressed
into a minute thought
...and children grown
...and a life changed
but content somehow
Entered in this phase;
enlightened sureness
not waiting but in-wait
A single drop of glee
...of anticipation
welcomes waning years
bowing to those trailing
in their youngness,
seemingly grown slowly
as once I lingered...
till they reach their day
of the compressed minute
and their reflections,
while I glow in their fruits
I envision a grandchild
taking my hand, leading
as I break this new cocoon
and begin
again...
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 3/21/2009 10:07:28 AM
Ahhhh yes! Someone has a birthday coming soon!^^^^^

and what might that day be? March or early April?

Grandkids are something very special.
I know how precious they are, I have two,
one with eyes of brown and green
the other with eyes of blue.
 best kept secret
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Posted: 3/21/2009 10:13:18 AM
lol....one month from today, manly....how was it for you? Reflections?
I bet you enjoy those little tykes...my best bet for grand babies is my daughter but she is going for her Ph.D. ...so, I'll have to wait a bit longer...Oh, ya...she should meet the the 'guy' first too!
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 3/21/2009 10:36:32 AM
Only two stood out for me,
sweet sixteen and twenty one,
but every year I celebrate
just to have some fun.

reflections are a daily thing,
to keep myself aware,
the private thoughts and feelings
of those for whom I care.

Your time is coming soon enough
you'll be mom and nanny too
and don't forget the babysitter,
and diapers full of POOH!
 1984,loveis
Joined: 2/27/2009
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Posted: 3/21/2009 12:16:35 PM
Bathed in her warm steel light
i walked to my window
on that night
senseless grin.

Alone
wishing that we
could become as one
senseless grin.

Hurt, bite and tear
it did indeed at me
stare
senseless grin.

Hopes and wishes
clashed to the
rugged shore
senseless grin.

Naked and alone
letting her kiss me,
after you were gone
senseless grin.

Touch of steel
yet warm and inviting
my body ached
senseless grin.

Looked at you
inspiring, with longing
my heart ached
senseless grin.

Warrior, amazon
naked I stood
letting you kiss me
senseless grin.

No more fight
no more games
you win...
with your senseless useless grin.
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 3/21/2009 12:25:15 PM
Ahhhhhh...such beauty in your write...Welcome back! wondered where you got to!

welcome to the fireside, curl up and make yourself at home!
 ...rosie...
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MANDRAKES house by the fire...for all to share
Posted: 3/21/2009 4:04:28 PM
chirping louder today
magpies must know it's spring

gray sky cries earth the sweetest
(for the briefest of ) moments

i mowed my weeds
(in the front at least)
will save the back 'til tomorrow

but
for now
i knock on your door
welcoming
your warm embrace
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 3/21/2009 4:40:29 PM
Hiya Rose...always nice to see you drop off a write. Thanks sweety.

Brought home from Old Souls.

As if, by some form
of logical logic,
one can define the parameters
of semantic intelligence,
by wiping it off the bed,
then compare your swabs
to a random moment,
perhaps my five seconds of fame
will be in science,
rather than ....passion!
 WeAre1
Joined: 3/18/2008
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Posted: 3/21/2009 5:58:37 PM
science....passion....
perhaps you'll be remembered most
for your sincere compassion
made from the words
compass and passion....
like directing us to action
not towards what's in fashion
but what we feel in our hearts
and hearing those feelings
when reading your words
that have felt like healings....
so, to me, dear manny,
i think you'll be remembered
for the ever so sincere
and selfless part of you
that really cares -
for the heart of you -
from one grateful friend
who, like many I'm sure,
feels like I've known you
for years!

 ...rosie...
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Posted: 3/22/2009 10:18:46 AM
hi manny...
granny just celebrated her 95th..
thought i'd drop this here...
because you provided me a safe space when i had none...thank you

granny~
wisdom of her soul
ignites passion deep within
warming my world
with the tenderness
of her touch
often we sit silently
holding hands
knowing
just knowing
our love
 NaiveAndWitty
Joined: 4/14/2007
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Posted: 3/22/2009 7:32:35 PM
remember when I could not
breathe? the blackdamp had
suffocated me. All I knew was
the sun, benighted. I cried
alone. I prayed alone. I begged
God to forgive me of what I
could not remember. I waited
at the pool of Bethesda, but He
never arrived. please, tell of
me to take up my bed and walk.
tell of me to be free. is not my
faith wider than despair? in
Gethsemane, did we not sweat
tears of blood. in spirit,
we have always been one. I
am the spirit of James.
remember you appointed me—
when they all believed it was
Peter? I am not bankrupt;
but my account of compassion
is draining. I asked a priest for
truth—he called me into his
chambers—I became an ape—
forced to remain calm—he now
knows my name. loving you
is my last cry for help. I
will now put away the razor.
I had to write my way through
it. I thank you, God.
 60to70
Joined: 7/28/2008
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Posted: 3/22/2009 11:33:11 PM
N@W .....pretty forceful but not draining. Suffering is like the fire that burns the forest. The ground becomes the soil of renewal. No razors, please. Live.
 *mandrake*
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Posted: 3/23/2009 5:09:23 AM
weareI....thank you for such a lovely write. I am humbled by your touching words.

Rose....wow! Happy Birthday Granny! 95 years wise!! WooHoo! Thanks for sharing this moment here by the fireside!

NW...what can I say? Such prolific writing, Such depth of thought and emotion.!!
So nice to see you here again. Thank you.

60 to 70...always nice to see you dropping in.
 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
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Posted: 3/23/2009 8:40:49 PM
Not much going on in this head of mine....drawing blanks....so I'll just leave a simple bit of love....





It is good practice
to live to love...
One might think calluses
would build around a heart
but love alone, softens
expanding the cup that fills
It teaches of its capacity
A heart that stays open
is benefactor to love given
and in turn gives it out;
even after it gives out...
It attaches to souls
with effecting legacies
It continually grows
as long as it is practiced
to live to love


night night
 stresscookie
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Posted: 3/24/2009 3:44:45 PM
well tickle me red
and call me ginger
quite a sight when a gent
graces such dark places
telling all who cower in the shadows
just what it's all about

---thought i'd pop in and drop ya a little somethin'... not sure where it came from... just a little somethin' different i suppose... thanks for the new vibe :)
 ShadwGrrl
Joined: 2/16/2007
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Posted: 3/24/2009 6:39:00 PM
We sit by the fire
You and i
Snuggled up close
Warm and dry
We sit and laugh
Chatting away
As day falls to night
and love leads the way.

I look at you
And you at me
This is how it's supposed to be.
I finally see the light.
Oh what a beautiful night.
Nothing more
And nothing less
Can take away this happiness


Mandrake yesterday i put one of my friend's poems over in my thread, i have been trying to convince him to come place his writings here..i think he's really good but he really needs some encouragement..apparently some jck off told him that his poems sucked...anyway..if you could please and if anyone else would also..go over and leave a comment for him i'd really appreciate it..Thank you.
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