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 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 1901
Mandrake's House by the FirePage 77 of 106    (66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106)
The dance

Swift arrows
and near misses
targets sway
to and fro
Odds are odd
with each heart
dodging darts
fearing the ill
of poison tips
Even still, hope
strangely lingers
searching vainly
for the one
who surely fits
in like of life
and snuggle hugs
and tasty lips
like the bee that
gathers pollen
dips to test and test
until finally to a hive
where it comes to rest
and gives of it
it's very best
of work and
exhaustive search
It is the dance
of chance...
till the laying of
our bodies down
there is a chance
so we dance






(...some of us may be ready to just sit this one out!)
 WeAre1
Joined: 3/18/2008
Msg: 1902
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Posted: 4/13/2009 3:49:25 PM
we dance...i dance
for the love of the dance
though a poison tipped arrow
will end all dancing of tomorrow
and is not worth a partner's chance
so perhaps we could put those away
and just dance openly and gratefully
for our incredible bodies that move
without needing booze or to use
or even a partner to confuse :)
so if dancing with one of those
who might step on your toes
or on our own if you chose
let your self surrender
release your energy
so you can be free
to lose yourself
completely in
the dance

 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 1903
Mandrake's House by the Fire
Posted: 4/14/2009 10:38:20 AM

I love that We-R!
 60to70
Joined: 7/28/2008
Msg: 1904
Mandrake's House by the Fire
Posted: 4/14/2009 11:23:59 PM
With quiet trepidation you offered your hand.
I accepted.
Through my strained eyes
I gave you children, you gave me a backbone..
I gave you a bedrock you never refused.
Dancing on my own was a moment
in a time that I dreamed but rejected.
If I danced alone, I celebrated the joining...
Never, ever, the separation. If I danced joined...
I still danced alone. And...you..too.
 WeAre1
Joined: 3/18/2008
Msg: 1905
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Posted: 4/15/2009 4:46:10 AM
when I dance 'alone'
something in me touches eternity
for my spirit dances with me
as it has always been
and I can only imagine always will be....

have no idea why
I feel this with such certainty
it's just always been a part of me
this feeling of freedom and unity
and never one of seperation
but of wholeness and elation
dancing with me....

ironically
when I dance with a partner
if ill matched
that is when the feeling
of division is hatched....

but with one in harmony
then I can feel my energy
rise in waves like the sea
as we flow in a timeless bubble
that seems to touch eternity....

as long as I let the dance take me
into that space when I'm truly free
where mind and body are in unity
for that is when my heart and soul
help me see I'm one with you...and me....
 soberkitty
Joined: 10/11/2006
Msg: 1906
Mandrake's House by the Fire
Posted: 4/15/2009 5:43:37 AM
My Dearest Little Girl ………

I see you standing there
Arms wide open, for you are not scared
So innocent, so carefree, and full of belief
For you are unscathed by life’s tragedies and pain

I watch you at times
Knowing…that someday,
You will dance through my soul again
Not a care in the world
Like a beautiful butterfly in spring

For your wings …. They are not broken
By shattered dreams and a jagged heart
You see only with wide eyed wonder
The endless possibilities
You bring a smile to my face, and warmth to my heart

I look at you standing there
Full of hope, curiosity and happiness
Loving eyes that reach out to watch , to protect
To hold me tight as I sift through the fears
Unknowingly …. You keep me safe

You hide yourself, yet scream without sound
I’m still here …
Waiting patiently for your wounds to heal
So that I too may once again …
Play innocently, magically, openly

You know my terrors, you know my fears
For you have always been there
Tucked deep inside for all these years
Watching and waiting ~
For me to fly with you …. To take that chance
And you so patiently wait …
For US to dance

>>^..^<<
 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 1907
Mandrake's House by the Fire
Posted: 4/15/2009 12:33:29 PM
The Day

On the day it arrives
Behind are the listless nights
Of imagining...
Pronounced are the butterflies
Too late to notice imperfections now...

Just deeply breathe
And let go the giddy tension

At the time it is time
All that was slips away
All that was important
Doesn't matter anymore
On your start, get ready...
Begin to change your days

Just deeply breathe
And start your walk

The music outside your head
Accompanies the dance
Your eyes will make
It goes all too swiftly now...
You mind taking in , feeling the pictures
That years from now you'll fondly recall

Just deeply breathe
There he is...

Of all the emotion
Brought at this moment...
Noting the fabric on your fathers arm,
The smiling faces greeting yours
Natures many presents of the day
The one who's eyes are your compass
Stands in wait to light your way

Just deeply breathe
Your there...

Now in the moment ~
Take his hands
You can't believe
There you stand
And trying to remember
Means nothing now...
You only hear the preachers vows
That he ask you to repeat now...
The loving gaze and steady hand
Slips on yours, a Wedding Band...

Just deeply breathe
You are his wife
 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 1908
Mandrake's House by the Fire
Posted: 4/16/2009 12:58:26 PM
Beached

I'm walking with sunlight
in my sandals;
my eyes on the sea
Golden kisses on my skin
and hair brushed by
the Ocean breeze
I'm walking with
a peaceful smile
taking in a moments bliss
a magically wonderful wonder
as the sand imprints my steps
 Shudden
Joined: 10/30/2008
Msg: 1909
Mandrake's House by the Fire
Posted: 4/16/2009 2:14:03 PM
Murals painted canvas
Memories I do believe
Minds wonder lost place
My thinking sacred space
Eyes dancing devilish glow
A smile crosses my face
Tranquil emotional rush's
as memories flow
Paint brush in hand
Mural'd memories creating
the canvas of my thoughts
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 1910
Mandrake's House by the Fire
Posted: 4/19/2009 6:01:37 AM
Beautiful writes by one and all!

Thanks to BKS, WeareI, 60 to 70, Shudden, and welcome to Soberkitty. Nice to see you back at the fireside, and with such a lovely write also.
 Shared_Life
Joined: 3/30/2009
Msg: 1911
Mandrake's House by the Fire
Posted: 4/19/2009 6:50:35 AM
My dancing songs:


Skydancing

Skydancing
Dancing to the rhythm
Here inside me
Singing out a song
High soaring
High above the mountains
Skydancing
To an eagle’s song

Flying high
Wheeling to the rhythm
Sailing on
Into the sunset’s glow
Laying back
Floating on the northwind
Going places
Only eagles go

High strutting
Walking down the sidewalk
Houses around me
And the trees close in
But inside me
I still hear the music
And I’m dancing
Anywhere I am.

Flying high
Wheeling to the rhythm
Sailing on
Into the sunset’s glow
Laying back
Floating on the north wind
Going places
Only eagles go




Skysong

Open and free, going on to forever
Touching the world with its sunshine and rain
Home of the songbirds, palette for dreamers
Spangled with stars in a lover’s refrain.

Path of the eagle that flies over mountains
Lapped by the waves of an ocean so wide
Stage for the power of lightening magic
Open and free, there is nothing to hide

Coloured by sunshine, clothed by the clouds
Touching the mountains with sunset’s soft hues
Parting of the picture shining in dreams
Here touching me and yet there touching you

Colours are changing, hues rearranging
Sure to be trusted, yet never the same
The world all surrounding, beauty abounding
Touching all people with sunshine and rain


These were written many years ago but still I find I love the image of skydancing so they still speak for me today.
 60to70
Joined: 7/28/2008
Msg: 1912
Mandrake's House by the Fire
Posted: 4/19/2009 9:23:55 PM
Earth Stories of Dancing.

M. had a child called B.
B. sang thank-you to everybody.
she also freely offered..."I love you."

M. had difficulty navigating earth's territory
It takes money. Well, she had none, none at all.
With great difficulty she had B.
Blue eyes, great difficulties...B. did not care.
Smiles and "I love you". But she also knew.
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 1913
Mandrake's House by the Fire
Posted: 4/20/2009 6:10:12 AM
Shared faith...love the writes above...seems dance has caught everyone's eye!

60 to 70....nice write also....but puzzling! I'm still reading it over trying to figure out it's meaning.

Dancing on the waves of love,
stirring a storm of passions wake,
ebb and flo, in the undertow,
sweeping out to sea.

Dancing still in fathoms depth,
with wings upon my feet,
to and fro, in the afterglow,
as the dance becomes complete.
 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 1914
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Posted: 4/20/2009 10:39:18 AM
^^^I love that Manly!


Cosmic rhythms

Dancing on stings of starlight
floating on moonbeams
twirling trough the milky way
touching rays of sunshine
I dance to a cacophony
of elements and dreams
 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 1915
Mandrake's House by the Fire
Posted: 4/20/2009 2:51:23 PM
darny...I meant "strings"..Oh well, stings might work too!

next!
 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 1916
Mandrake's House by the Fire
Posted: 4/21/2009 11:21:52 AM
Half a century...
a lot I've seen
in friends
in family
in life
in dreams...
If God will see it,
another century
may come to pass;
love will increase,
regardless...
no matter how many
days are left!
I feel blessed


 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 1917
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Posted: 4/21/2009 2:17:23 PM
YAY!!!

they say it's your birthday!!

Happy Birthday BKS !!



Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday BKS
Happy birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

woohoo! yer catchin up to me!

love ya sweety...best wishes for a huge happy day!
 ...rosie...
Joined: 6/30/2007
Msg: 1918
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Posted: 4/21/2009 2:31:28 PM
bks...happy b'day to you!!
my 50's are the best!
at last i have given myself permission to be me again...
enjoy your day! ((hugs))
here is something i wrote last year...to celebrate my age!!

age
let me do it
if not with grace
then with a
smile

no botox injections
nor rearranging my body
making me look
fake

let me honor
who i have
become
gratefully

the wrinkles
are badges
of a life
lived

and the saggy
parts of
my body
makes me chuckle

oh, the babes
that did nurse
and then blossom
into beings

to reach the
pinnacle of life
after the tough
journey up

smiling at
the landscape
the beauty that was
and will be

oh, there are
many years left
to be lived, honored
and loved

let me do it
if not with grace
then with a
smile
(hey manny... mwah! )

 Shared_Life
Joined: 3/30/2009
Msg: 1919
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Posted: 4/21/2009 3:02:16 PM
I like this, Rose..... Life is for joy. And welcome to the wonderful 50's BKS.
 grizzerman
Joined: 7/4/2006
Msg: 1920
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Posted: 4/21/2009 4:05:40 PM
Happy birthday BKS.....................
lets see if i have anything..........
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
my life is such a story to tell
been through some good times,been through some hell
but not a day,i change not one
for each is lived and shared with Gods beautiful sun

fifty is just a number,the years that have past
it's the nurturing of the soul,that really makes Us last
i am grateful for my years and to know the things that i do
which makes me more grateful to celebrate your birthday with you


hello Mr. Manny.............................
 best kept secret
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Msg: 1921
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Posted: 4/21/2009 5:37:48 PM
Thank you so much! What a treat to come home to!


I had a great day...this morning there was a gift bag on my door from my neighbor with my fave fragrance, I got flowers from Mom, wonderful cards, well wishes on-line from friends and family ...phone calls, Ribs and Peach Cobbler for dinner and a Kazoo birthday song played for me!...pretty nice...best thing is,
I'm still here after 50 years and all my parts still work (some creek, but still work)! LOL

Thank you all for your part in making it so special with such great writes!

Hugs 'n' love,
BKS






 hummingbirddancing
Joined: 11/7/2008
Msg: 1922
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Posted: 4/21/2009 6:16:47 PM

Happy Birthday sweet BKS!!!
sounds like a wonderful one!
Smile and enjoy everyday ...
after!
Afterall my friend, you look like
a teenager!! :) hugs jules

[HI Mandrake!]
 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 1923
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Posted: 4/21/2009 9:09:23 PM

Afterall my friend, you look like
a teenager!! :)

Ha! Silly girl!
I love you Birdie!

 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 1924
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Posted: 4/22/2009 2:48:10 PM
Come now and talk to me,
keeper of my dreams
Release the sieved
and parcel out
the fated

Keeper, tho art savvied
and so discerning
and knowing
yet hidden;
come

Reveal to nights dreamer
winner of heart's desire
to the light of day
Bring a tangible
awareness

Lest the dream, dreamed
be only, veiled in good,
shut my foolish eye
granting peace
asleep,
awake
 Tarnished_Knight
Joined: 3/5/2009
Msg: 1925
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Posted: 4/23/2009 4:26:40 PM
TK's First, ah, Ride

couldn't sleep last night and this came to mind:

I lay awake the other night,
The past replayed in hidden sight.
Again, alone, I lay in bed,
Mem'ries nattering in my head.

Virgin was I, I cannot lie,
Nor trepidation can I deny.
I climbed the stairs up to the room,
Feint of heart, yet free of gloom.

Afore me lay my waiting prize,
Refuge, 'twas true, before my eyes.
My quest, my goal, before me lay,
Dewey drops limned a liquid lei.

With shaking hand my touch reached out,
So wet, so warm, my senses shout.
With care, caressing, I dare not rush,
Rampant hope precedes my blush.

My skin pulls taut, I stir to action,
(Goosebumps, you see, a feign distraction.)
With palms unfurled, my hands embrace,
The dewey warmth upon my face.

I slowly ease my way inside
So wet, so warm, so smooth, I glide,
Yet at the start I take my time,
For joy cries I, delight sublime.

The ride, if that, beyond compare,
Was worth the climb of endless stair.
The pace picks up, I try to slow,
My first time here I lack control.

Strength and heart and spirit succumbs,
The end in sight too quickly comes.
In raptured glee to light I burst,
Amused inside o'er this joyful first.

Desire aside, the urge athwart,
Seized, I am, la petite mort.
Becalmed, bemused, I must confide,
TK loves a WATER SLIDE.

TK
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