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Msg: 4639 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 12/31/2018 7:46:10 PM
Trace less Footsteps

Snowflakes falling
Like gentle feathers
Upon my face
With eyelash tethers
Circling winds
Encase my mind
Moonlight illuminates
A hidden find
The empty sidewalk
Of travels unknown
The traces less footprints
Of a forgotten gemstone........

Joined: 3/13/2005
Msg: 4638 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 12/31/2018 6:56:40 PM
Happy New Years All!!!!

Moved back to Wisconsin and LOVING IT!!!! Hope everyone has a safe and blessed new year!! Hoping to be back writing soon!!!
Joined: 3/13/2005
Msg: 4637 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 4/11/2017 12:40:04 PM
Thank you Cynderella! Your kind words heal the heart!!
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Msg: 4635 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 4/4/2017 7:00:08 PM
Thank you for your kind words WeAre1!!!!!!!!!

I have lost many family & friends in the last few years, But I am also grateful for the ones I still have in my life!

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Msg: 4633 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 4/3/2017 7:51:22 PM
Missing the woods
The rivers and streams
Missing my family
More than it seems
Need to go back
To where life is real
Need to breathe again
Forest air that’s Ideal
Joined: 3/13/2005
Msg: 4632 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 3/15/2017 11:35:27 PM
For: Mom, Dad, Terry, Rita, Sundae, Matty, Duncan & Bob
Rest in Peace .......

Another Journey Begins

As time passes
And many I love have gone
Another journey begins
Another new dawn
Heading back north
To familiar grounds
To walk through the forest
And it's refreshing sounds
To the rocky cliffs
With eagles a soar
To my spirit quests
On the thicket’s floor
Within the tall grass
The Zephyr caressing my face
Back to what feels like home
Back to my secret place…………..
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Msg: 4631 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 3/15/2017 11:04:44 PM
Sadly my father passed away on Valentines Day this year. I know he brought my mother and 2 sisters huge arms full of roses! Plans for me are to move back up north to WI. Maybe I can get back into my writing once the new house is ready and we get settled in. Hugs to all of you!
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Msg: 2395 (view)
RIP my Dog
Posted: 3/15/2017 11:01:36 PM
Hey Pandy, I just wanted to check in on you and see how you were doing. Can't message you per your settings lol.
Joined: 3/13/2005
Msg: 2394 (view)
RIP my Dog
Posted: 6/20/2016 8:39:05 PM
Pandy, he will always be up there keeping an eye on us all!!!! I'm sure he can see just how much like you they are!!! Hugs hun!!!

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Msg: 4630 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 6/20/2016 8:34:12 PM
Moon Balance

Life is made of balance
Time measured is myth
No length guaranteed
Only gifted width
The moon rises
Balanced reflections
For each of us
Memory injections
No scales on chains
No weights to shift
Just what we cherish
In hearts adrift
Hold dear
The light above
Every day
Life for love…….

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Msg: 4629 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 2/9/2016 9:31:56 PM

Steady rhythm
Upon the roof
Sweet smell of rain
And burning wood
Haloed streetlamps
Empty roads
Calming breeze
Silent eve................

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Msg: 4628 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 11/28/2015 7:02:23 PM
Glad to see this back up! Came on to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!!!!

Missing so many
This holiday season
Gone without warning
Gone without reason

So I add a red bow
With your name on my tree
For each that we've lost
In Memory of thee.......

Terry, Rita, Mom, Sundae, Duncan, Matty, Dave, And Bob!!!!!

Merry Christmas in Heaven!!!!

Love Mari
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Msg: 4627 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 9/6/2015 8:52:05 PM
Love the writes ladies!!!

Adrift In The Sounds

To walk again through the meadows
Through the forest and the wind
To sit beside the river's edge
Within the mist that thinned
Butterflies dancing in the sunset
Soft breeze cooling my peaceful place
Moon rising high above the water
Casting shadows across my face
Finding myself adrift in the sounds
Of the waves calming my soul
Forgetting all the stress of life
Again making me whole........

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Msg: 4622 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 7/3/2015 9:08:44 PM

Clouds thinning as the moon is rising
Yet my mind never clears
I walk slowly down the darkens streets
And let the rain hide my tears

Aimless I wonder for hours
No direction I need to follow
A heavy weight pushes down on me
Yet everything within is hollow

Across the field and down stream somewhere
I hear a familiar song ever so faintly
A beautiful memory fills my soul
And I realize you still walk besides me.........

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Msg: 2386 (view)
RIP my Dog
Posted: 7/1/2015 10:57:11 PM
Nothing yet Pandy, Still waiting to hear from his brother.
The forums never left, they just stuck us in the shadows. Never understood why? I just sneak in a peak around still.

Last post Bob got to make was on our trip up north. I was blessed to have such a great person set out with me on a spirit quest.
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Msg: 2383 (view)
RIP my Dog
Posted: 7/1/2015 7:07:08 PM
You are welcome Drea, Was just reading back in the threads and many tears flow.
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Msg: 2381 (view)
RIP my Dog
Posted: 7/1/2015 12:27:02 PM
One Last Moo

Sensitive to our thoughts
And always there to listen
To have known him personally
We will all be missing
His humor was graphic and raw
Yet straight to the point
In one hand he held a beer
The other a joint
Puff The magic Dragon
And Tequila Sunrise
Just a few of the songs
That now bring Tears to my eyes
Each knew him differently
Through good times and bad
Through his struggle for sobriety
Through the passing of his dad
From the fight for his house
No water or Electric, he survived by fire
Outside and under the stars
With the moon to admire
Some knew him sexually
Some knew his heart
Some pole danced for him
all connected from the start
Some knew his family
Some just his name
Some knew his writing
Some played the game
One thing is for sure
He was one of a kind
No one could replace
Friendships intertwined...............

Moo my friend......
Rest in Peace
Love Mari & Sam
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Msg: 4621 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 6/30/2015 5:17:41 PM
Dear all POF writing friends,
I am sorry to tell you of the passing of my great friend Brawny Dog. Bob passed away Sunday.

Drift Along......

So now my friend
You sail the seas
I'll forever still hear
Your name upon the breeze

And I'll take the ride
On the River Boat Queen
And drift along
The waters gleam

Always in my heart
Forever in my mind
Thanks for being there
When reason, I couldn't find

Now go seek true beauty
She awaits you...........

RIP my friend
I Love you!

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Msg: 4620 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 6/23/2015 8:22:20 PM
Pickles and Carefree,
Love the poems!!!! Feel free anytime!!!

Yes, long time
Tender heart
Now my father
Hospice, had to start

It never gets easier
The years of pain
Like a storm of thunder
With never-ending rain

Praying for the clearing
Hoping for the peace of mind
Knowing that someday
That's just what I'll find..........

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Msg: 4617 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 1/16/2015 9:03:32 PM

The urge to continue
Beyond limits and complications
The lust of actions
Above love and sensations
Enlightened revelations
Within the realm of life’s scheme
Only to dare
To wake from the dream...........

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Msg: 4616 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 12/24/2014 8:49:39 PM
Merry Christmas Pickles!!!! And to all of POF.

Loved the winter poem hun!!! It's been such a hard time of year again, I needed that little pick me up!!!!
One more day to get through and I might be able to get rid of this sad cloud.

Just tired
Of pleasing everyone
So tired
Of all the sickness spun
Just need
A view through the bleak
I mentally need
A vacation week
Really want
The hate to cease
Global want
World health & peace
My wish
Finding true love
Greatest wish
Sending hugs to my peeps above!!!!!!!!

Happy Holidays
Stay safe and be blessed!
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Msg: 4614 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 11/27/2014 4:36:28 PM
Happy Thanksgiving!!!! May you all have a safe and blessed holiday!
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Msg: 4613 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 11/11/2014 6:51:24 PM
Waves bursting
Whitecaps turn
Sand rolling
The Sun's burn
Salted air
Drink in hand
Free minded
Lightly tanned
No agenda
The Zephyr sighs
Just kicking back
Through blue skies

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Msg: 4612 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 11/10/2014 4:53:54 PM
It's been a long sad summer. My best friend of 20 years moved down here to Florida with us. She was told in Sept that her cancer was back for a 3rd time and it was very bad. 4 weeks later we said our goodbyes to her as she is now an angel up there with my mom and sisters!
Our life is getting back on track now, but the sad days are many. Plan to start writing again soon and to finally finish my 2nd novel!

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Msg: 4610 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 9/16/2014 6:27:47 PM
The Soundless Orchastra

Mooms passing in rythmic time
Shadows dancing between the zone
Mystical hues of Aurora cast
Nature's soundless orchstra's thrown
A free spiritual soul
No containments, no chains
Through the darkness of endless space
A spectacular beauty remains
Invisiable whispers of wind
Carring the waves of the soul
A once forgotten memonry
Enlightens the toll
If here for just a moment
leaving lasting impressions so deep
From that of our moon and sun
And the rains that our sky weeps..............

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Msg: 3936 (view)
The Poetry Barn and Eatery
Posted: 5/2/2014 1:08:15 PM
Silence in the barn
Can not be
Bring back the Goat
So we can see!!!!!!
Lifer's here
Need the word
On our Sunday's
While chewing curd...........

Happy Friday!!!!!

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Msg: 4609 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 5/2/2014 1:03:14 PM
Awe Thank you Andover!!!!

Nature's Song

A front porch viewing
Of a brilliant lightning show
The nearing grumbles echo
Hidden danger we all know

A very welcomed rainfall
Pouring down all along
Flooding streets to nowhere
With Nature's thunderous song

Soothing as it is
It'll be an all dayer
Sheets of heavy rain
Mother Earth's pollen slayer

Seems everything looks greener
As the Zephyr whispers through
Branches swaying in unison
As more storms begin to brew

The yard becoming a lake
Rippled puddles of glass
Coffee in my hand
This too shall pass........

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Msg: 4607 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 4/19/2014 2:53:45 PM
Happy Easter Friends!!!!

Enjoy the company
Of those that love you
Cherish the moments
Bask in the hue..........

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Msg: 3933 (view)
The Poetry Barn and Eatery
Posted: 4/19/2014 2:50:30 PM
Although I can see the Goat has posted, what am I not getting????

Ode to the Barn
Let the Goat be
For some have dined here for years
Under the poetry of thee........

Happy Easter Goat & Breathing!!!

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Msg: 4606 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 3/19/2014 5:00:12 PM
On The Porch

Humidity Slowly increasing
Grey skies darkening
Light zephyr blowing
Green pollen sandstorm
Sirens in the far off
Thunder growling closer
The wind picking up
Soft rain begins
Sweet smell of wet leaves
Louder thunder echoes overhead
Raindrops becoming heavy
Hours before calm
The rain finally gives way
As the fog settles to the ground
It thickens through the night
Until the sun rises once more…….

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Msg: 287 (view)
The Journey
Posted: 2/17/2014 3:14:03 PM
I do the same thing! They say time heals all wounds, but sometimes the scars are harder to hide. I miss my Mother and 2 sisters something awful, but I remember the good times and that seems to help my heart deal with it. I have lost 2 great friends since my family passed away so the last 5 years have been very hard. Just let the good memories carry you through the hard times and know there are great things come!

Mari & Sam
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Msg: 2436 (view)
Shall we play??????
Posted: 2/7/2014 10:24:42 PM
A Fairy’s Tale

Awakened in the darkness
Shadows dancing off the leaves
The scent of man
Amidst the breeze
My vision is blurry
My thoughts twisting
The need to run and hide
Yet my body resisting
Rustling from behind me
I slip down within the petals
Hidden from the man
And the cage of rusted metals
He seeks one of us
To gain position of the helm
He is nothing without a fairy
To take over the realm
I twirl down the stem
Landing silent in the dew
For I have been through this before
Another plight of déjà vu
Scanning for my opening
Through the thick of weaving grass
Bursting into a full run
Taking flight through the contrast
Lifting higher into the trees
Between the moss and limbs
I twist and squeeze
Calling out to the flock
With a mental impression of speech
Praying my warnings be heard
And to my flock they reach
Then the thunder of wings
Coming from all around
Thousands of fairies take to the night
No more moonlight to be found
Although we are tiny and frail
Together we hold the power
To protect ourselves
And enemy, devour
As locust on the field
The man can not win
For he is the one who commits
The original sin
With hair flowing backwards
And our swords drawn high
We descend in formation
Down from the sky
With every little blade
We have taken him down
And once again with pride
We hold the kingdoms crown……

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Msg: 4605 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 2/7/2014 9:34:17 PM

Not sure of my path
Or my reason of being
Yet I’m here for a purpose
This thought is spirit freeing

Times come with hardships
Joyfulness and tears
If we live in a hidden world
We have succumbed to fears

Think with the positive
Make the world your own
Look for the goodness
Overturn the stone

Lift yourself up
Hold your head high
And bid your fears
A final goodbye…….

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Msg: 285 (view)
The Journey
Posted: 2/7/2014 9:22:18 PM
Sam says; Hang in there, there is always a better life if you want it! It's a choice to make it better for yourself because you are the only one that can!!!!!
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Msg: 2380 (view)
Please contact me again....
Posted: 2/7/2014 7:57:08 PM
Got a call from the Doggy today. He sends his well wishes out. All is going well although is still has no internet!!!

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Msg: 2435 (view)
Shall we play??????
Posted: 2/7/2014 7:54:54 PM
I will never accept it
For I will do my part
See, It's what we all need to do
At least it's where we start
Nature is what we leave
To the future of our kids
If we all gave up
They live in rocky grids
If each person could a little
Just even once a day
Our future destination
Would never have to decay.......

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Msg: 283 (view)
The Journey
Posted: 2/7/2014 7:48:58 PM

It's never to late!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Msg: 4604 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 2/7/2014 7:48:04 PM
Thank You Cesska!

Silver Lining

As most of you know
I have lost many in the last few years
From family to friends
I have shed my share of tears

But I got great news last night
My Bestie up north is once again cancer free
See this is her second bout
But strong as hell is she........

I believe the angels before her
Knew I couldn't take much more
So they allowed her to heal
And ended her cancer war!

So the tears I shed today
Are of the grateful kind
And the clouds above our heads
Are all silver lined......

Thank you Jesus!!!!!

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Msg: 3912 (view)
Re: GoatSmell's Own Poetry Thread
Posted: 2/7/2014 7:37:47 PM
Mighty good writes going on in here, Goat I was rolling with the cheek sneak!!!!!

Got a call from the Dog tonight
He says all is going swell
He has been on hiatus
As there is no net on his Dell
He bids ya'll a "Howdy"
And misses these little writes
Some know him as the Dog
Or the Brawny that rarely bites.....

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Msg: 281 (view)
The Journey
Posted: 1/29/2014 8:47:56 PM
Dust, Dust, Dust

Heroes and Villains

Missed are the days
Of the round table
Tales of Chivalry
And the Knight of Sable
Wars and wizards
Spattered the pages
Heroes and villains
Passed through in stages
So here’s to the poets
Who passed the wines
Whose witty words
Intertwined ……………………

Mari & Sam
Joined: 3/13/2005
Msg: 2433 (view)
Shall we play??????
Posted: 1/29/2014 8:36:18 PM
Dusting off another one

Limitations Unbound

She hides in the shadows
Behind the walls
She whispers the spells
Which bring on the squalls

Of the waves that tower
And the winds that spin
To the rain that freezes
And the heat that burns the skin

She’s is talking to us
Yet we do not heed
All the words she speaks
In the nature we need

She is Mother Nature
Both wrath and con
From beauty to beast
Her actions live on

It’s time to answer her
By turning this earth around
By turning it green
Limitations unbound………….

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Msg: 483 (view)
The Darkside
Posted: 1/29/2014 8:16:09 PM
Think it's about time to dust off another favorite thread!!!!

Half Moon

Darkened damp streets
Brushed lined with thicket
Footsteps off in the distance
The sudden silence of the cricket
The moister in my mouth dries
My throat clod and desiccated
Footsteps draw nearer to me
My heart rate is elevated
I feel myself increasing the pace
Subconsciously without thought
Under the light of the half moon
All of my emotions distraught
I’m running as fast as I can now
I have no breath to breathe
My mouth is open to scream
I am mute in the wooded seethe
A hand touches my shoulder
I can’t help but turn to see
Her screeching so deafening
Just the silhouette of a banshee
The trains wind whipping past my face
I stopped short and stepped back
For she halted my death
Right there on the track
In a blink of an eye
Her spirit was nonexistent
Yet I could still hear her wailing
Ever so faintly off in the distance.........

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Msg: 3906 (view)
The Poetry Barn and Eatery
Posted: 1/26/2014 12:18:14 PM
Awe now that's what I'm talking about lol!!
Good Day to ya'll and thanks for the words!!!
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Msg: 4602 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 1/25/2014 4:59:12 PM
Devotional Escrow

She shows herself as strong
Yet she is so very frail
She hides her emotions
Behind her mask & veil

She presents herself
With the highest confidence
As her words are yelled
Yet she remains anonymous

She holds the greatest heart
Always giving in to you
She bites her tongue
Her invisible pint of view

Suddenly she is gone
No longer held down & chained below
She emerges and spread her wings
The flight of lost devotional escrow

She is of a new world
Of elegance and treasure
She covets her own heart
She lives for her own pleasure

She has grown
She is stronger
She goes on to soar
Forever & longer………………………………

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Msg: 3904 (view)
The Poetry Barn and Eatery
Posted: 1/24/2014 10:34:03 AM
Loved it Breathing!!!! And to the Goat lol, what happened to the sermon??

Anyway I got my wash done
And cleaned the basin
Heard a noise behind the barn
And my heart was racing

Low and behold
It was just Breathing
Coming to dust off this thread
With her words of weaving......

Carry on you two!!! Love seeing my old friends back on here!!!!

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Msg: 4601 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 1/24/2014 10:29:20 AM
Cesska, I am published lol, Here is the link for my book.

My oldest daughter
Came to visit for a few days
We went to the beach and nature parks
And visited family, In Florida that stay.....

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Msg: 3899 (view)
The Poetry Barn and Eatery
Posted: 1/16/2014 8:40:23 PM
Tell Breathing I say Hello and hope she will write again too!
I will check back in for the Morning Sermon on Sunday then!! Ya'll have a great night!!!!

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Msg: 4599 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 1/16/2014 8:36:16 PM
Cesska, Sam is my evil twin lol, she writes the dark and nasty stuff. She is also the name of the main character in my fiction novel. I pulled this one out of the beginning of this thread almost 10 years back now.


My writes are different
This we know
Depending the day
My mood will show
My sign is Gemini
So you see
My life is split
Between I and me
In the morning
They both will play
But by night
Only one shall stay
The pen decides
Who will win
Be it good
Or evil twin
Don't be fooled
If tables are turned
For one remembers
What the other has learned
So be it day
Or even night
You can only guess
Which one will write........

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Msg: 4597 (view)
The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 1/15/2014 1:14:20 PM
The challenge continues
To help out another
Be it a stranger
Or even your brother
Make someones day better
Because there's to much hate
If we all work together
This world would be great...........

Joined: 3/13/2005
Msg: 3897 (view)
The Poetry Barn and Eatery
Posted: 1/15/2014 1:08:54 PM
Welcome back Goat!!!! Nice to see you pull this back out of the basement lol!!

Maybe a few cobwebs
And a sprinkle of dust
But now that your back
We'll WD/40 the rust

Seems like so many
Have vanished away
Just a few Lifers left
Stop to say "hey"

I am too guilty
Of keeping in touch
Yet I try to pop in
Cuz I miss ya'll so much

Life has changed
For so many of us
In different directions
Without any fuss

So greetings my friend
I hope you write more
For Sunday's without Gospel
Is really a bore..........

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