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Msg: 5 (view)
What is it like to die?
Posted: 4/12/2007 11:04:11 PM
It hurts. And then it hurts when you live again.
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Msg: 2033 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 4/12/2007 10:35:28 PM
Happy Birthday dear Truth
May you always have youth
May you walk in the sun,
with your daughter in fun.
May your days be long
and you always have song -
Your life be filled with laughter
Until the great hereafter!!!

hApPy dAy ....................


(pretty sad, I know... but it gets the point across. lol)
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Msg: 2015 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 4/12/2007 10:30:05 AM
Even "Jesus Wept"..................
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Msg: 2014 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 4/12/2007 9:41:51 AM
TY champrins. I value your input and enjoy your posts as well.
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Msg: 2008 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 4/11/2007 11:29:13 PM
Warden of Love

Emotional thief penetrating tiniest pores of self
soaking up laughter and joy in gigantic sponge strokes
leaving not a millileter of fluid for the sun.
Taking prisoners of souls and smothering smiles.
Chaining up freedom and freewill in dungeons of despair,
giving cries to wanton need for light and brightness.
Handing out miniature candles for hope at intervals
along path to promises of beauty and song.
Leaving crumbles along broken pathways to forrest
in faith of finding way back home ...
perhaps in hopes of walking through mirrors to happier days.
Taking note of footfalls and half-covered tree roots
planning escape to past reality.

cpr: 2007 GOLDI
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Msg: 2007 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 4/11/2007 11:08:57 PM
Sadness speaks to me in darkness
as the earliest sliver of moon spreads its way into my soul
Deep, charcoaled sorrow that smothers the tiniest breath
attempting escape from my clenched molars.
Deafening aloneness drowning prerequisted slumber
Ultimate loss of life's reason thundered at me in voice unheard
Lack of reason - unconfirmation of suspicions
unanswered questions - parallels of truth
screamed at me as truth confronted was accepted
Emptiness within equalled consuming agony
knowing still that time heals all.

cpr: 2007 GOLDI
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Msg: 1515 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 3/9/2007 10:46:22 PM
I Will...

I will sit next to you
and learn from you and you from me. We will
share in the knowledge of the inborn knowing
without speaking, and...learning with no words.
For the air shall breathe into us the past and
the future and all that is and will be.
I will walk with you
To ages known without remembering, but
remembering to know.
Hills and valleys and eternities of which there
are no words to utter. I will breathe with you
The air of freedom given to all men, but still
savoring each breath. The living breath that keeps
all nature live I will take into my soul.
I will love with you
The endless love of earth and wind and sea. Ageless
love for us alone. A cherished love we know sent
down from Heav'n. I will share with all mankind.
I will know with you
that we have been and will be Together.

Copyright ©2007 ~Goldi
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Msg: 1513 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 3/9/2007 10:25:35 PM
The Stone

In the midst of barren field
stands solitary stone
A gentle lad once barefoot there
that pebble long had thrown
A tiny petal winging breeze
will soon a pine have grown
A ray of yonder golden orb
and winds that oft have blown
Reality blooms once again
to one who stands alone.

Familiar warmth of campfire
fingers stiff and cold
The past is now and now is past
in words that soon grow old
The soul who seeks
and one who speaks
of days and months and years
can seldom know -
and never show
the world his depth of tears

Copyright 2007 - Goldi

(Truth is: I have been resting for awhile, trying to gain some perspective and shed a load of every day stress. Will pop in occasionally to hold my seat at the fire if you don't mind.)
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Msg: 5 (view)
money issues in a relationship
Posted: 2/28/2007 4:13:38 AM
Make him an appointment with a Financial Counsellor or Advisor who can hopefully show him how to take responsibility for budgeting his own money. What happens if you're out of town or not around to pay the bills? He needs to be taught the proper way to handle his own business. It might be the best thing you ever do for him. Don't be his mother!

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Msg: 1313 (view)
Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 2/28/2007 3:44:09 AM

At least 80....AND an accused child molester? ? Yikes!

Absolutely true story. Needless to say, I'm probably obsessively cautious after that one!

Girls, don't let anyone pressure you into meeting until you're ready. Go with your gut feelings.
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Msg: 14 (view)
How can you tell if the guy you're with is lying or cheating?
Posted: 2/26/2007 10:14:55 PM
Has he given you any reason to believe he isn't being truthful with you? You didn't really say much.

When you are young and pregnant it is very easy to feel unattractive at times and that can cause you to feel insecure. Especially if you are around friends who are still wearing all their cute clothes and doing all the activities that you cannot participate in for awhile. If this is the problem, try to show him extra affection; because he is probably feeling a little insecure himself right now. You are both fairly young and a child is going to change his life as well as yours. You need to bond closer right now while you still have time ALONE, so you can build a solid foundation for your child. Good luck to you both!

~ Goldi
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Msg: 1310 (view)
Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 2/26/2007 10:02:50 PM
I met one really wonderful guy after emailing and talking occasionally for several weeks. He did eventually send a picture of his dog with a hat on, saying it was "him" and the guy next to the dog was his pet. Kinda cute. We didn't develop a relationship because of personal circumstances and distance, but still talk sometimes.

Met another guy WITH a pic who was very attractive (in the pic). He claimed to be 57. When I met him (fortunately in a very public place) I never recognized him at all. He was at least 80 yo. I sat in my car waiting for someone who looked like him; as I was waiting I was casually watching this older man climb out of a van and put on a string tie, thinking he must have an important meeting to be trying so hard to look nice. His clothes looked very out of date. Which was the case for sure! LOL. I went into the restaraunt and ordered coffee and the man came in and joined me. I stayed long enough for coffee and conversation and he proceeded to tell me that he had been in prison for 15 years for being "accused" of a child predator offense. I RAN out of there. I have grandchildren! The man tried to follow me in his van when I pulled out of the parking lot - so I drove into the nearest gas station and went inside for awhile, then went to a friend's house in the next town when I left there just to make sure I'd lost him. Scared me to death!

You just never know. Everything with any new person you meet is a gamble. You just have to be very careful and watch your back.
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Msg: 1389 (view)
Old Souls.....only
Posted: 2/26/2007 8:48:54 PM

Alone, among the memories of present life -
and what should have been.
Remembering the days of dark despair
and times of unfathomable happiness when
you should have been beside me.
Despairing that the sun will never rise
on those days again and fearing hope -
Knowing that hope brings immense pain as
it's fulfillment is a destination never achieved.
Lost without direction, satisfaction and expression.
Lost with no trust of deciphering the pathway
back to my soul's home. Lost without a turnabout
to history known and comfort felt, and loving arms
surrounding. Lost without security - stolen from me
by the darkness of The Reaper.

~~~ crp. Goldi
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Msg: 37 (view)
No more roses
Posted: 2/16/2007 4:55:11 AM
I do think it would be nicer if the "Be Mine" tag wasn't attached to the rawwwkin' rose though! I mean, it would make more sense to just send a simple rose; or would everyone then read more into it?

Don't obsess over the insignificant!
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Msg: 36 (view)
No more roses
Posted: 2/16/2007 4:48:17 AM
Roses rawwwwwk! How many you want? I'll share mine.

Just a thought... did you send HIM one?
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Msg: 18 (view)
Things men ,woman should be banned from
Posted: 2/16/2007 4:42:46 AM
Definitely no men with white socks wearing anything but sports shoes, and men wearing 'no' socks. Ban spandex! Who invented that stuff anyway? Net shirts with holes in the belly (what's that about?), Very weathered older folks on the beach in thongs (ugh). Older women in teen-age fad clothing...yes, the sweats with "Baby, Angel, Who's your daddy?, Juicy, Sexy (you're not), and Apple Bottom" on the buttski! Show some class.
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Msg: 2 (view)
anyone noticed this???
Posted: 2/16/2007 4:25:52 AM
I totally agree. If they are on a singles website, they apparently ARE looking and/or bored with whatever they're doing at home.
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Msg: 1263 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 2/15/2007 3:27:54 AM
To be around Truth's campfire:


Such perfect harmony
O' how sweet 'twould be
To live and love in faith
of one more day to see
When man then reaches out
and love is all about
Neighbors help each other
Honour giv'n to our Mother.
Nature will then abound
with blue skies all around
Our rivers flow to sea,
So wonderful 'twould be.
Lovely bluebirds will then sing
and Heav'ns praises ring.
Angels watching over me
as I slumber sweetly
in perfect harmony.

Copyright © ~ Goldi
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Msg: 1230 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 2/12/2007 11:51:50 AM bring out the pain and hopelessness as well as beauty.


If only we could right those wrongs
inflicted on each child
And give them each a brighter day
to run and play and smile

If only we could kiss each cheek
and wipe away each tear
and take away those lonely nights
that leave them all in fear.

If only we could feed each one
and heal each bruise and cut
and wash the dirty faces
that are smeared with grime and soot

If only we could punish those
who do such harmful deeds
and put them all behind jail bars
so THEY could feel those needs

If only that young lady
had a chance to start again
without the man who took it all
before her life began.

If only we could save each one
from hurt and pain and death
and give them each the best in life
and breathe them all new breath.

cpr. 2007 ~Goldi
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Msg: 6 (view)
POETRY - Whispering, Whimsical Words of Love
Posted: 2/11/2007 7:27:56 PM
Truth! What a wonderful surprise to have you drop by: and as always with your awesome penmanship. Welcome to my corner.

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Msg: 5 (view)
POETRY - Whispering, Whimsical Words of Love
Posted: 2/9/2007 11:25:07 AM
Really nice WW! Novice? Hmmmm... an awfully good write for a "novice". Welcome. Hope this thread will be full of warmth and friendship.

I wrote this one for my mother (and father).


The blossoms so magnificent
with colours did abound.
The sweetest buds and roses
that one man had ever found.

Perhaps a few did catch his eye,
A bright one here or there.
But he'd never time to appreciate
or even really care.

But in his recollection,
as he wandered back in time:
He remembered each small petal
of his rose's every line.

One day he woke forboding
with horror and surprise;
Spring and summer gone too soon
and winter in his eyes.

Now staring at her smile-lined face
her hair now fully white
He realized tho' faded;
his rose was full of light!

Copyright 2006
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Msg: 3 (view)
POETRY - Whispering, Whimsical Words of Love
Posted: 2/9/2007 6:13:07 AM
Welcome Salty! Drop in anytime and add your words. ~Goldi
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Msg: 1 (view)
POETRY - Whispering, Whimsical Words of Love
Posted: 2/8/2007 10:26:04 PM
Many a great love has been immortalized in poetry. This thread is open to all forms and fashions of love expressionism. Have fun!



Look into my eyes.....
into the mirror that is my soul
past the decades, and the pain of betrayal -
the disallusionments and the disappointments
past the uncertainties of our world
and the equivocal times of our wars.....
Past the days of beautiful youth,
and knowing that there was nothing we did not know.

Look deeply into the shell that is me.....
You will see the slightest cracking of a door.
A door that is beginning to open every so slightly
to allow new breezes, and new sunrises and sunsets,
New springtimes and summer days.
Opening to allow new hope and sharing
and yes --- TRUST.

Look deeply, and know that again
I will love.


Copyright 2006
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Msg: 13 (view)
Having hard time coping
Posted: 2/8/2007 9:45:16 PM
You didn't say how far along she is, but maybe she is just running scared right now. Because she mentioned adoption, perhaps she didn't feel ready for the full committment (husband AND child) at the same time and just needs a little space to get oriented. Sometimes people get cold feet when faced with such a big issue and need time to think things through. If there's a possibility that that is the case - the worst thing you could do right now is rush her.

If things don't work out for you together, by all means claim your rights as a father. If she really does plan to adopt the child out, you would have the first legal rights; and providing you are secure enough to support the child, the courts would usually award custody to you.

Good luck. Children are a wonderment you will never regret. They will give you unconditional love just because you are the father if you are there for them.

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Msg: 46 (view)
do you talk with people who dont have a picture
Posted: 2/8/2007 9:22:55 PM
Yes, I do. I have met several people who had very good reasons for NOT posting pics. One was a HS teacher who would have received way too much feed-back from his students had they discovered his pic on the site. Another man was a narcotics officer and yet another an assistant minister. Those vocations could have been jeopardized immensely by posting a photo on a public forum or dating site.
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Msg: 1185 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 2/8/2007 8:17:40 PM

"Stop and smell the roses"
They said, time and again
But we rush by, and only glance
and time goes on. And then.....

The roses fade and die away
The years flew by so fast
Sweet fragrant scents of springtime
that time so quickly passed

One day we wake to find
that summer too, has flown.
We rush to check that garden
where roses once had grown.

Finding none - we much despair
and gather many plants.....
Then overcrowd that little plot
we know it's our last chance.

Though wintertime comes slowly,
the garden fails to show.
Perhaps with luck, those blossoms
will still open in the snow.

Copyright 2005: ~Goldi
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Msg: 1180 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 2/8/2007 2:49:48 PM
Killbill, Salton Sea - that was awesome ^^^^^. I've definitely been there.

S.Butterfly, of course this is the place to post these things. It's a wonderful campfire and we're all friends here. Truth is the ultimate host and seems to bring out the magic in all of us.

Truth - A real campfire with all this energy would be the most awe-inspiring event of all time. I'm sure all the energy combined would make poetic history! Count me in.

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Msg: 1169 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 2/7/2007 6:33:41 AM
Thanx Truth! You're my hero. Your inspiration touches everyone here.

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Msg: 1165 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 2/6/2007 11:17:25 PM
A glass mennagerie..................
unrealistic world of pristine white
cloud-high pines draped with frozen rain
looming mountains of puffy marshmallow glitter
yard-long spheres of dripping melt
from rooftops lost in mounds of vanilla pudding
speckled with tiny raisinettes from drifting smokestacks

Giant bowling-pin shaped footprints from snow boots
and criss-cross hatches left behind a set of snow shoes.
Balls of packed-in snow and angel-shaped shadows
on playgrounds where children laughed in the winter sun.

Sunlight playing on the diamond dust
turning stuccoed houses and buildings into fairy tales
Cedar scented fires presenting
large family rooms with comfort and comaraderie

The sound of chewing ice as graders clear the by-ways
huge mounds of cajun snowflakes piled in ditches
slushy - blackened - exhausted - shoveled magic left
behind to belie the morning's surrealism.

rain.......... coating every inch of outdoorness and
freezing into glass.
Walking in the moonlight holding hands in a
winter waterball.

Copyright ©2007 ~Goldi
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Msg: 2721 (view)
Poems That Rhyme, Please
Posted: 2/5/2007 9:09:43 PM










Copyright 2006 - Goldi
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Msg: 2720 (view)
Poems That Rhyme, Please
Posted: 2/5/2007 9:04:33 PM
Salty, that was awesome! I love discovering the "little" mysteries life has to offer.
Thank you.
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Msg: 1145 (view)
The reckoning:
Posted: 2/5/2007 10:11:09 AM
Very nice write Spaceman. Liked that one! ~ Goldi
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Msg: 1139 (view)
Posted: 2/4/2007 10:08:27 PM

I stopped by to see you today
I'd been gone too long I see
All the roses in your garden were gone
You used to send them to me

The stems were nicely trimmed
you did your best as a gardener
a pink straw hat now sits on the bench
Confirming you'd found a new partner.

You asked me time and time again
if I'd tend that garden with you.
And I always thought I'd have the time
my intentions were strong and true

So many things got in the way
stress and deadlines to meet
Now it seems you've closed the gate
to those roses so bright and sweet

I'll sit in my window away 'cross town
and dreams of those roses again
hoping that when you're alone at night
you'll think of me, now and then.


Copyright ©2006 ~ Goldi
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Msg: 1119 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 2/1/2007 1:07:42 AM
I awakened to the thundering of my own heart
beating out a message that had long eluded me
An anthology of inborn tales torn apart -
distances of windswept canyons to forever see.

Looming majesties of orchid mountain granduer
unsung testamonials of valiant warriors gone.
Countless streams and rivers flowing over splendor
of villages, towns, and foriegn cities once begun.

Giant cypress trees now skirted by golden leaves,
told tales of many lovers seated in the shade
A greyish fieldstone fence, a gate with locks relieved
gave thought to golden curls of children who there played.

In reminisce, my beating heart covets those years
the trodden path, surrounding wheat field's golden glow.
Grandma singing on a porch swing - music to the ears,
sweet, secret rendevouz; my wandering soul will go.

Assiduous repopulation of mankind
scrimmage for indimnification of beauty
to resuscitate a once placid world, we find
Should be our calling to sagacity and duty.

{copyright 2007 -} Goldi
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Msg: 24 (view)
How long should you wait ........?
Posted: 1/30/2007 10:54:20 AM
Olypener: With circumstances like yours, I think most women would take that into consideration. Relying on public transportation and even highway travel in the case of long mileage is difficult sometimes. In the original situation, we had talked for several weeks, had each other's phone numbers and cell numbers - talked a couple of hours prior to leaving the house.......and he just never showed. When I tried calling his cell for a couple of hours afterwards at intervals, the answering machine was on. Guess he got a better offer as he walked out the door because I never heard from him again (his loss - lol). I could have accepted a reasonable explanation, but never got one. I have since met several REAL gentlemen who have more than made up for that one with no manners.

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Msg: 1104 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 1/30/2007 10:46:34 AM
Fear To Be...
Fear of knowing,
never showing.....
Hiding all inside of me.
Who was I ?
my desperate cry-
Having too much pride to see.
To go alone
I could attone
for all the things I'd tried to be.
Once opened up.....
No, too abrupt
Seemed like a wide decree.
I pondered long -
then sang my song
In open jubilee.
A cry to heaven
was freedom given
all fear now gone - I'm free!

Copyright ©2007 (~Goldi)
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Msg: 20 (view)
How long should you wait ........?
Posted: 1/29/2007 5:15:13 PM

Hmmmmm.....It must have been the same guy that I ran into on POF. The date, time and place for dinner was set and he lived about 90 minutes away.

LOL....Probably was, Pink Flamingo! Seriously, the guy was probably married and got caught, cause he disappeared from POF in a POOF! {Next day, actually}. Takes all kinds and fortunately I have met some wonderful gentlemen on here who have more than made up for that Loser.

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Msg: 1097 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 1/27/2007 7:08:54 PM
The sands of time.........
blow gently o'er the disconsolate
beaches of yesteryear, sweeping into
oblivion the tale-tell prints of one who
wandered aimlessly - without advertent
minding of daylight to dusk.

Unknowing soul addled by where he'd
been or of future travels. Stranded in his
own incompetency to relate, his mere
existence a seeming waste of space.

But wait:

The places he had been in his mind travels
would astound the most learned of scholars.
The emptiness we saw surrounding him but a
vessel for experiences of which he had known.

He was there when the pyramids were designed.
When the tower was built and the bridge connecting
London. He was there in the War of the States;
he farmed and fought, and gave his life because
he loved. Because he was strong. And because
he was strong his soul lived on.

And the love, unrequited - unanswered, that took
him to the edge of the cliff that day. The cliff
overlooking the barren beach where the sands of
time now gently blow away.........

Copyright ©2006 (~Goldi)
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Msg: 1096 (view)
Old Souls......only
Posted: 1/27/2007 6:44:00 PM
Beautiful Truth.........I was there.
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Msg: 1088 (view)
Old Souls......only.
Posted: 1/26/2007 12:04:20 AM

In my dream-state I reached for the mirage of you
that...used to fill the indentation in the feather
pillow next to me. Finding no solid verification
of the love that once existed, I drift away into
my innermost fantasies where once again - there
existed a 'you and I'.

Forgetting the pain of losing you so suddenly,
and the isolation and despair that followed the
tearing of you from my life; you still remain an
intregal part of my soul.

An echt love that surpassed even the highest
dreams of those blessed with wonder; to have
hoped for an eternity would have been blasphemous
I would imagine.

In my heart I know that you exist among the most
wondrous of the heavenly bodies, perhaps even as
the mist that rolls in from the ocean door each evening.
The mist that kisses ever so cool as I wrap myself
in the memories of you for warmth.

Copyright ©2007 (~ Goldi)
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Msg: 14 (view)
POETRY.....(Written about a person)
Posted: 1/21/2007 11:16:32 PM

Look into my eyes.....
into the mirror that is my soul
past the decades, and the pain of betrayal -
the disallusionments and the disappointments
past the uncertainties of our world
and the equivocal times of our wars...
Past the days of beautiful youth,
and knowing that there was nothing we did not know.

Look deeply into the shell that is me...
You will see the slightest cracking of a door.
A door that is beginning to open ever so slightly
to allow new beezes, and new sunrises and sunsets,
New springtimes and summer days.
opening to allow new hope and sharing
and yes-- Trust

Look deeply and know that again,
I will love.


Copyright ©2006 ~ Goldi
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Msg: 13 (view)
POETRY.....(Written about a person)
Posted: 1/21/2007 11:12:03 PM
very poingnant, Sherlock. (A song of love it is)

Ulao, amidst all chaos and confusion there is a point of 'resolve'. Once that is reached the closure will bring peace. I wish you happiness; and yes, poetry is any form of expressing one's emotions. It doesn't have to rhyme or be in verse form.

Welcome to all who have words to say!

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Msg: 10 (view)
POETRY.....(Written about a person)
Posted: 1/20/2007 9:46:27 PM
HvnlyAngel: Great read. Reminds me of all the beautiful things we take for granted sometimes.

Lola: Aren't Girlfriends the B E S T ? Wonder if guys have that special language too?

Nowake: Sounds like the kind of day off we all need sometimes! Bet those friends up north are so jealous right about now.

Great writes, all of you. Thanks for dropping in. ~Goldi
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Msg: 283 (view)
can you describe what kind of lover you are with one word..,,,
Posted: 1/18/2007 9:03:34 PM
RED-HEADED! (but they won't let you post just one word)..............
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Msg: 8 (view)
Ladies,,, Romantic dinner ?????
Posted: 1/18/2007 8:58:53 PM
Wine and cheese and strawberries dipped in chocolate, (or take-out Chinese) sitting on a cushy comforter in front of the fireplace with soft music in the background. Can't get much more romantic than that!

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Msg: 2588 (view)
Kill My Landlord
Posted: 1/17/2007 10:28:28 AM

Saying prayers for you.... lighting candles and meditating (all three just to cover all the bases - in case). My daughters and grands are up there in that mess too. Keep safe! Goldi
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Msg: 2587 (view)
Kill My Landlord
Posted: 1/16/2007 10:25:44 PM
Thanks Whyspr! Here's a new one:


As sure as evening darkens after daytime's light
I've kissed your lips and held you, oh so tight
Through timeless ages we both knew was right
Your mere existence in my world shone bright.
Your soul and mine were tied together strong
We skimmed the right and tried to right the wrong
You filled my soul with whispers of your song
And brought me in, when I did not belong.
I had my eyes wide open all the time -
Knowing there was no mountain we could not climb.
Living in the moment so sublime
Centuries of love was yours and mine.
Threads of magic seemed to paint the way
to hearts where timeless lovers play
You gave me cause for love but couldn't stay
The ages claimed you - so you went away.
To years where all have lived and died
And lovers countless now, have cried.
I wept, but tears have now been dried
Your truth was not, your life belied.

~C: Goldi

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Msg: 2573 (view)
Kill My Landlord
Posted: 1/14/2007 10:10:29 PM
A Day Like Today

Did you ever have a day like today?
When everything was not going your way
And people looked coldly-then rudely stared
You knew that no-one ever had cared
Though the day was lovely; you could not feel
That any of it, really was truly real
A picturesque world that was set in stone
In the midst of were alone
Caught in a bubble - suspended in time
The hills were small, yet you couldn't climb
Your skies too low and your earth too tall
The lack of space made you want to crawl
There was no 'helping hand' no place to go
But the worst of the thing, no one to know
Sunk to the mire, you were in a pinch
The 'pressure men' wouldn't give an inch
Things had to change, or it would be too late
Hell in a handbasket - Out of the gate
Then darkness falls and night sets in
And the morning brought it all back again

© "Goldi"
Joined: 5/31/2006
Msg: 2559 (view)
Stone Temple Pilots
Posted: 1/12/2007 11:27:56 PM

The house keeps coming into my dreams
time and over again - so it seems
fleetingly haunting by full light of day --
the house appears - then fades back away
It has shutters and walkways, and windows and doors
there are stairwells that twist, and old hardwood floors
all rotting, decrepid, falling apart by stages
They're faded and haven't been cleaned in ages
The walls were adorned with tapestry then
and the place isn't now as nice as had been -
chandeliers above, portraits lining the walls;
I'm sure that it housed just hundreds of balls.
But there's something about that house.. I see,
that keeps fogging my mind and puzzling me.
It's something to do with a floor - {over all}
with timbers and rotting floors that might fall
in my dreams I'm walking across on my toes
and holding onto the walls as I go.
When the boards that I'm on again start to sway
I open my eyes and again it's today .....
As the dream comes back, supposition climbs
I know I've been in that house many times
I just cannot remember when....
But you were there -- then.

~~~~cpr: ~Goldi
Joined: 5/31/2006
Msg: 2547 (view)
Poems That Rhyme, Please
Posted: 1/11/2007 10:35:33 PM

Goldi--I have no idead what a "Fuller Brush Man" is, but the poem is delicious. Great write!

Thanx Whysper! Back in the day... (lol - not meaning to show my age....) there were door-to-door salesmen who came to houses in many residential neighborhoods who sold basically cleaning supplies and utensils for the household. They always brought samples of spices and goodies to give as promotional "freebies" for each home. Thus, the 'compliments'. That one was sparked by a small bottle that caught my eye in an antique shop recently. A fun remembrance.

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