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 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 7/10/2012 5:26:45 PM
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In the light of the morning, I rise,
I am born,
I am renewed.

In the many days I search for my rose,
My rose is not here today,
She is gone to another time.

From the beginning, we were there,
We are soul mates,
we are eternal lovers.

When we fell, we promised to find one another,
She is there, each life I search for her,
But she is not found, my rose, my love.

In the darkness of tonight, I shall sleep,
Tomorrow, I will wake, and be born again,
I will spend eternity to find her, my rose.
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 5/5/2012 11:10:01 PM
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Words can not define your aura,
Emotions can not grasp your love,
Your name was whispered to me before my first breath.

The proof of your existence is my love for you,
I am humbled, I am ecstatic, I am yours,
I am your one true love, your soul mate.

We have never met, or have ever spoken to one another,
We lead separate lives, and separate journeys,
Will we find each other in this life?

In times past, before this life, we held each closely,
In times past, before this life, we spoke words of love,
In times past, before this life, we promised to meet again.

Just as sun and the moon rise each day and night,
My love for you will always be just right,
When we find each other again in this or the next life,
I swear to fulfill my promise and hold you tight.

AG
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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World of Warcraft
Posted: 1/15/2012 1:01:32 PM
Area 52

85 x 3 Blood Elf Palidans, tank/dps
85 x 1 Blood Elf DK
85 x 1 Blood Elf Warrior

Sen'Jin

1 x 60 Blood Elf Dk
1 x 16 Tauren Druid, Feral
34 x 1 Blood Elf Mage

I just start SWTOR, level 31
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 8/26/2008 10:01:03 AM
Miss Sam,

I am speechless, and please accept my condolences. Chin up, and smile, you have done your duty as expected, be not ashamed.

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There is no book in existence to show us the Lord,
But we have the Word, and the Word is with God,
Therefore, the Word lives within us, I am content, I am satisfied.

There is no painting in existence to show us the Lord,
But we have His son to show us way to our God,
Therefore, His son lives within us, He will show us the way, I am not lost.

There is word in existence but one to describe the Lord,
But we have His love to show us He is with us, our Lord, our God,
Therefore, to those gone before us, I know He is there with them. . .

. . .in Heaven. . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 5/30/2008 11:31:31 AM
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Her regal embrace brings my essence to ecstasy,
Her eyes tantalize my soul,
The presence of her body intoxicates me.

But does she know I exist?
How am I to prove my undying loyalty and affection?
Will she give me that chance to do so?

I am that flower in solitude in a big forest,
No one can see me, but if she opens her eyes, here I am,
Is it my fate to remain unseen for all eternity?

I ask the world, do you see me?
If so, please, take me out of my agony of forbidden love,
Tell her, I am here. . . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 5/13/2008 1:41:36 PM
The White Cloaked Angel

I have withstood the test of time,
My many fortunes, my many tragedies,
In reflection, they are all sublime.

Why do not you see what I see?
Can it be we are from two different worlds?
Is it that in this life we yearned in our own way to be free?

In all that is good and evil, why am I still sad?
The night beckons, I see that Death is nigh,
He speaks words of comfort, words that makes one glad,

The burden of this life is lifted, I am relieved,
Death, the white cloaked angel has come for me,
Do not grieve, do not cry, be happy, I have been freed.
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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LAST LINE REPEATED STANZAS--8 lines--8 lines
Posted: 1/14/2008 6:46:38 AM
While the tune plays the ruse of my secret seduction,
I can still dream about your blasphemous love,
The passion that flares from beneath your soul,
I can not or will never be able to hold. . .

Thrice about, I dream about you entering my loving arms,
Yet, with all confusion that confronts my soul,
My love thine heart is blasphemous venom that the devil rivals,
I find myself roaming the streets, I seek you, I knock softly on the devils door. . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 1/14/2008 6:18:28 AM
The Secret Clear as Snow

Life, so complicated, yet so simple,
Why do you hide your secrets?
Why do I hide mine?

Tell me yours, and I will tell you mine,
Are you scared? I am.
These two truths be told, we all have secrets. . .

But before the Angel of Death comes from ye yonder,
I must yield to the world, and open I will open the contents of my soul,
My secret will be no more, for it be known like the rising sun. . .

Her eyes when they meet mine are hypnotizing,
Her touch is gentle, loving and yet erotically pleasing,
To hold her in my arms, to place her hand on my heart this I wish. . .

She needs to know how my soul feels,
The clarity of the essence of my heart's intent is clear,
For it is as pure as snow and water, do you see now my secret?

Lo, and behold, this is my secret,
This is my pain, for how long? I do not know
But know this, I am in love. . .

Fear not the Angel of Death, nor fear Hades,
What is in your heart Hades can never house or hold,
For what is in your soul, the Angel of Death can never take. . .

Tell me, tell me now, what is your secret?
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 12/21/2007 10:55:33 AM
Hello all!

Gosh, its been a while! Mari Sam, et. al., I hope you all are well!

Untitled

It is Christmas morning. . .
A little boy and his new toys,
He is elated, he is happy!

Mother and father smile at his emotions,
Today he is not in pain,
Joy, happiness and his parents love are his medicine.

Mother and father hold back their tears and emotions,
It was the first time in months their son has smiled,
Two loving angels watching over their dying child.

Truly there is love in that. . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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State of Affairs in the U.S.
Posted: 10/29/2007 9:32:07 AM
No matter what you advocate with health care, HMOs will lobby against universal health care here because it would cut into their profits. And even that 1/6 people without health care the HMOs will fight tooth and nail to have them under their umbrella.

Personally, if we did get universal health care, I would prefer that it would be handled by the states and NOT the feds. The feds tend to mess up things more than solve anything worth saving; like I said before, two words: immigration reform.

If you think that the Federal government is going to come in and save the population with universal health care, it is a pipe dream that will come to fruition when we get fresh new minds in Congress; neither is likely to happen until Hell freezes over.
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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State of Affairs in the U.S.
Posted: 10/24/2007 8:29:44 AM
I like your idea, and it has a lot of merit. Unfortunately, our lazy Congressmen in DC need to be replaced. That is the root of the problem. The second problem is getting enough Americans involved to say this is what is needed; otherwise, nothing will get done.

If you're thinking about single health insurance through, just remember how good our representatives did such a fine job with immigration reform.

Moral of the story, until Americans participate more in government, the results will always be the same.
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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State of Affairs in the U.S.
Posted: 10/22/2007 6:21:57 PM
Hi DW,
Depends who you ask. But the short version is this: Most Americans, including myself, can not recite their Constitutional rights and do not even celebrate their rights or even exercise it unless their SUVs don't have enough gas. Sad and true.
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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State of Affairs in the U.S.
Posted: 10/20/2007 3:38:50 PM
Slysterling,

Good video and awfully true! For as long as our stomach's are full of food, we have gas for our cars and our internet works, us Americans will continue this sad state of affairs.

It scares me to be quite honest.
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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State of Affairs in the U.S.
Posted: 10/19/2007 6:55:57 AM
Hmm. Although not what I expected, but its a start. Yes, the post is long, it was from my blog and I thought I would share it with POF.

I wouldn't say I am endorsing Rep. Paul but rather citing an example of a true statesman. Of the ones I can think of, he doesn't give you a "political" answer, you get a direct answer when he is asked a question; in my opinion of course. I think he is a true republican in the sense of the word and example but again, that is based on my research. I encourage you to research him and see what you come up with.

A place to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Paul

It is best to say, yes, the country has had a enough of the saber rattling Texan/New Englander in the White House; truly this president hasn't a clue on how to run a country.

As to my grammar, I used a British dictionary because OpenOffice kept giving me errors when I spelled some of the words in American English. Very annoying, so I just gave up.

 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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State of Affairs in the U.S.
Posted: 10/17/2007 10:58:04 AM
This is an entry I did some time ago, like a week or so, but I wanted to get feed back from the POF crowd. Please do comment, I look forward to it.

Article:

Sadly and truly so, if summoned the witness stand and to testify as to what are the rights afforded to them as stated under the Constitution, the average American would not be able to utter either one or two of those rights or their meaning. It is truly an American tragedy that this is all so true. Therefore, I ask you, the reader, prove me wrong and ask yourself, do you know your Constitutional rights? Do know the reasons why people would fight for their 4th Amendment rights tooth and nail? Would you fight for your fellow American's rights under the Constitution?

"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." These are the noble words of government charter of freedom that we, as Americans, are blessed with from our births. With the exception of the Declaration of Independence, there is no other document like the United States Constitution. For the principles and values it represents, many have died in honour of and upholding of its principles. It is this document that we as Americans have forgotten to honour.

It is not by chance that for 200 years that our noble republic has withered many storms and has yet to falter. There were many trying times during our republic's life that made our nation what it is today, for example, the War Between the States(Civil War), War of 1812, the Great Depression, World War II, the American-Viet Nam War and even now, the post 9-11 era. It is these times that have and are testing the very nature of that political Pandora's box in which the Founding Father's opened 200 years ago. That all men are born free, and that they are the creators and maintainers of the Constitution and government not the creatures or servants of the Constitution.

Our Founding Father's and Framer's of the Constitution left the coming generations to come a gift but with that gift they passed down a torch of responsibility that we each must hold. That for the great experiment to succeed, all free men must partake in it. Britain's foremost statesman of its time, William E. Gladstone, had this to say about our republic's Constitution, "as the British Constitution is the most subtle organism which has proceeded from progressive history, so the American Constitution is the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man." I believe Mr. Gladstone was eternally right, after the Declaration of Independence, our Constitution is truly a remarkable document, there is no other nation on this Earth that gives all free men the power to govern themselves freely. But what is the value of our republic's Constitution if its citizenry fails to honour their obligations as bequeathed by the Fathers? It is a sad tale of the beginning of the ruining of our republic liberty's should Americans fail to partake in its governance and maintenance from time to time.

After the Holy Bible, the second document I cherish most is the Declaration of Independence. It is this document, that Founders made the statement to the candid world that governments are instituted and created among men to guarantee their prosperity, life and liberty. It is these principles as Jefferson wrote, "we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Our Constitution guarantees that these rights are not inherited, they are not given to you by the government, but rather, these rights that are given to you by your Creator and that this just and noble document guarantees its protection. It is the Constitution that guarantees that no government or law can take these rights away from you. But what are the value of these rights if they are not celebrated or enforced by its own citizenry? How can we call ourselves Americans when we do not live up to the Founder's and Framer's ideals of how the government is subservient to its masters, the people? In our modern age of post enlightenment, we have let the government become the master and the people it is supposed to represent and serve its slave. For example, during World War II, our government forced the resettlement of Americans of Japanese descent into what was called "internment" camps. There is no proof that any of these law abiding American's broke any law or even intended to do so. Yet while this was occurring, the people of the country remained silent and did nothing and the only crime here for these American citizens was that they were of Japanese descent. Where was the rule of law in effect to protect these Americans? Why did allow the general government to do this to our fellow Americans?

What are we to say now if the government started to put into internment camps all Irish, Russian and even Scottish peoples? Who is next? The answer since the post 9/11 era are the peoples of Middle Eastern descent or Muslims since the passage of the USA Patriot Act. Our Constitution guarantees every American citizen equal protection under the law but yet, the power of the government usurped authority that it was already given. If we are to be the example of the morality, law and democracy, than we must not condone this type of behaviour towards human kind. For every innocent American and person that is prosecuted because of abused and unchecked government authority, such as in the USA Patriot Act, the American people should cite the example of the Fathers and appeal to the essential doctrine, "that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." The purpose of this is to not start revolution or the instigating of the overthrow of the general government, but for that of every American to exercise their duties as done by example by the Fathers and guaranteed under that beautiful document, we call the Constitution. To implement changes in the law or laws that are unjust and goes against the rule of law we call the Constitution.When the our southern brethren seceded from the the Union, they fought for the principles of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. It is suffice to say, that as to the South, they loved the principles of the Founders so much, that when they left the Union, they took along with them the Constitution. Sadly, like all true controversies, there was great misunderstanding between boths sections and by the time it was too late, both sides, North and South, meant to stay their course and fight as they understood what the Constitution and rights meant to each of them; neither side was wrong, both were right as the Founders bequeathed and God gave them the right to see their rights as free men.

Samuel Adams, one of the Founding Fathers had this to say about our Constitution and liberties, "the liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men." Short of the barrel of the gun and before the argument is ever exhausted, this is why I believe we, as Americans, should involve ourselves in our republic's maintenance. For it is the purpose of the citizenry to make sure that it is not those in power we should fear, but it is those in power who should fear the citizenry, its maintainers with the powers as bequeathed to them by the Fathers and Framers. If we as Americans do not take up the responsibility to take care that the political experiment by our Fathers and Framers is not maintained than we are all doomed to open a new Pandora's box of the encroachment of our Constitutional liberties and will cause not only the failure of the great experiment as started by the Founders but of the spilling of American blood in order to regain those lost liberties. John Marshall, once said, "the people made the Constitution, and the people can unmake it. It is the creature of their own will, and lives only by their will." These words, although are almost over 200 years old, there is no need for their interpretation.

John Adams had this to say, "always vote for a principle, though you vote alone, and you may cherish the sweet reflection that your vote is never lost." The outcome of a vote, is always temporary, the Founders left it this way because times can change, views of the people can change. I believe this to be true even while in this day and age, all the politicians are in government for their own ends, we must remember what the mark of statesman and politician is. The statesman serves the interests of his electorate first before serving himself, and the politician serves himself first before serving the interests of his electorate. Unfortunately, the latter has become true of the current condition of those who say they represent us in the United States Congress. There are a minute few who truly represent the character of a statesman of the days of old but yet serves in modern times. Of any that stands out, one name that comes to mind is Ron Paul of Texas and he is running for the nomination of the Republican party for President of the United States.

Representative Ron Paul can be best described as a true statesman adhering to the values of the Constitution. When hearing this statesman speak, he mentions words such as Constitution, States Rights, unconstitutional, checks and balances and the traditional policy to follow the Founders example of staying clear of entangling permanent alliances, to promote trade and not make war with countries. To develop the nation as a whole and not engage in foreign affairs of other nations. Secondly, when hearing him on how he views the Constitution, you will always see that his first and foremost concern is, does the Constitution grant him and his peers the power to enact legislation. A clear example of his record can be found with the authorization of granting President W. Bush the authority to use the U.S. military to invade a sovereign nation under unsubstantiated evidence of a direct threat to the United States. Ron Paul argued against authorization in allowing the President to make an undeclared war. His argument, he looked to our past saw precedent of previous Republican presidents whose goal was to stop wars that seemed to not end, such as Korea and the tragedy of Viet Nam. As he has stated on many occasions, it is the tradition of the United States of no nation building, staying out of world affairs and limited governance from Washington. It was not that long ago, the Republican's held their first debate and he made a true impact in so much that many media critics and outlets took his arguments and attempted to discredit him. It is rather fortunate for us that for once, a statesman was truthful and honest to the American people. It was certainly a wake up call to the populace, not everything is what it seems and not everything we are told in our history books smells like roses. But the truth hurts and yet, corporate media tried very hard to make him look foolish. Many in the corporate media said that Guilliani won the debates, but truly, Guilliani is riding on the fact he was mayor of the city of New York during the tragic events of 9/11. Ron Paul said truth that no one wanted to hear but he said it because it needed to be heard. He has caught the attention of many but not because he is outspoken but because he represents what a statesman is, a person who follows the Constitution to the letter. This is what we need, a person who follows the Constitution.

By O. Echevarria, aka, American Gentleman (c) 2007
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 7/10/2007 5:15:12 AM
Hi Miss Sam and Pickles!

As always, just dropping by to spread to some love. . . .:-) I hope all is well with everyone. And now. . .a poem!

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It is dark, it is warm,
I am surrounded by what I can not see,
But yet, I know, I am safe.

Many times since my arrival here,
I hear gentle songs from time to time here and there,
Where do these songs come from? I wish to hear more.

The gentle caresses around my shell,
They are so comforting and yet my world is so small,
Why can't I stay here forever?

I know my world will change,
I hear a voice from yonder,
From the darkness I come into the light. . .

I am born. . .I am in my mother's loving arms.
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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DAILY QUOTES
Posted: 6/29/2007 11:18:41 AM
You are the master of your own destiny, let no one lead the way. . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 6/28/2007 5:57:51 AM
Hey DDArmor,

How you been? Long time. . .!

AG
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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The Forest And The Wind
Posted: 6/25/2007 2:36:49 PM
The Rain

Watching the benign sunny afternoon sky,
The day is warm, the wind races across the green pastures,
Across the blue sky, from the west travels a mighty cloud,
From the east, travels another, could it be that cloud's brother?

The two massive bodies slowly draw close to one another,
And from their thickened masses, lightening is their communication,
The majestic bolts of lights illuminates the already brightened sky,
As they draw close to one another, they blanket the sun with their earthly masses.

A'las, brothers of nature are reunited once again to give the Earth its milk,
Their reunited embrace thickens the sky, and now they are ready,
Their union unleashes Heaven's fury of lightening upon the landscape,
The raucous crackling sound of thunder beckons everyone to listen.

It is that sound that travels the land, the Heaven's have spoken,
It is now time for the Earth to come alive once more,
With that, the mighty union of clouds from the East and West shower the land. . .
I think of my past sins, I seek forgiveness, I seek redemption. . .

The smell of the rain upon the land fills my lungs,
Rain begins to shower my soul and my body, I am being cleansed and renewed. . . .
Again, once more, I open my soul to the Heavens, and I am thankful. . .

But most importantly. . . .I am reborn!
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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Editorial: Religion vs. Religion - Please comment
Posted: 5/25/2007 6:23:10 AM
Hi thread and forum,

This is a blog entry I did a few days ago. Just looking for comments and thoughts. Stay well!

Religion vs Religion, Who's right and who's wrong!

The religions of the world all have one thing in common, they seek to have humans in balance with themselves, physically, mentally and spiritually. However, with this said, followers of a particular religion will claim that if a person were to follow their religion, that that person is on the right because the tenets and teachings of that religion says so. But what about other religions? Does following another religion make the human fallible and susceptible to not having balance and salvation in their lives?

We can all agree that most religions compete for followers and that religion will be made known all the benefits and requirements. It will be also made known the path that leads to a happy ending and a sad ending. It can be best likened to a taking a roadmap and being asked to follow a path, and in this path, you, yourself must choose which one you will take. However long, or short, it may be, you must make the choice and stick to it. With great certainty as well, you must have faith, that this road you will take will lead you to this happy ending called Heaven.

For many centuries, the main three major monotheistic religions of the world, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, have been jockeying for followers to adhere to their faiths. In so much that this jockeying for followers has lead to bloody wars where many men, women and children have died. It can be best said, that since man has worshiped their one true God, the Almighty, there has been one true God, there has been killing in His name. All would say, that these killings were justified because somewhere in their holy books, the slaughter of infidels, namely non-believers of their faiths, it is justified to go out and spread their message. In a larger sense, man killing his own fellow brother all in the name his religion is basically hijacking and using religion as the excuse and pretext to harm his fellow brethren because they have a different way of looking at God. Whether they choose to worship God, is completely up to that person.

My question is, when do we stop for a moment and ponder what our religion is trying to say, than try to subjugate our fellow man into following what he is not comfortable with? If it is God's will, God will give to that person a different path from you, than so be it, it will lead to the same place. I would ask any religion to find one trace of authority in their holy books where it is permissible to force anyone to believe, follow their religious doctrine and faith. Many have died, struggled and suffered over the issue of religion. During the early Christian times, the Roman Emperors persecuted the Christians because they refused to worship the Roman gods. During the Roman occupation of Palestine and Isreal, the Jews were subjugated and dispersed from Palestine. Also, finlly, the Muslims, who were slaughtered in the Holy Lands during the crusades by other Christians. All this bloodshed, was all the result of misunderstanding and not asking simply what the religions were truly about. Arrogance and imprudence led to this great misconception that we are so different, when in reality, we are not so far off from what I believe is the path to God. We simply follow a different road to God. It is neither man's place to condemn nor judge a person's worth because they see God differently.

A. E. Stevenson once said in commerating a ceremony to dedicate a national park to those fallen in battle after the War Between the States, "here, in the dread tribunal of last resort, valor contended against valor. Here brave men struggled and died for the right as God gave them to see the right."

To quote John B. Gordon, A. E. Stevenson "was right," "wholly and eternally right!" To compare it now, it is not only valor contending against valor, but religious conviction and faith contending against religious conviction and faith. And it will be a beautiful day when the people of this Earth, created by the Almighty, our Lord, Our God, understand and know that the many years of war and misunderstanding between the faiths "was waged by neither with criminal or unworthy intent, but by many "to protect what they conceived to be threatened" rights, pillars and tenets of their faiths. That the issues which divided the different faiths were born when their respective religions were born because of lack of understanding, and that when the Day of Judgment comes, the Almighty, will welcome the believers and His children whether they be Jew, Christian or Muslim.
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 1/31/2007 7:27:53 AM
Morning Miss Sam!

I hope all is well with you and the forum!

Here's a piece I did a few moments ago.

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Reminiscing about my past,
I see the rose I cherished,
The rose that I held gently,
It is no more.

Thinking of the many moments when time is all we had,
This single rose that I held dear belongs to another,
Remembering all the moments when we were one,
But than we became two.

Of the many questions I have,
Will he go through hell to look for you?
When Death is beckons thee, will he take your place?
And at any time for no reason, will he say the immortal words: I love you?

Whatever emotions still exist,
My love for you has not disappated,
Your happiness is my happiness,
And the one who holds you now brings your joy.

Nothing but peace over comes me,
As all good things must come to an end,
I must do the very thing I promised I would never do,
I must walk away.
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 1/23/2007 8:49:03 AM
Snowy Days

A touch of a benign cold air caresses my face,
My windows to my soul are teary,
Slowly and gently, it has begun to snow,
This much I know. . .

I hold out my hands in front of me in awe,
This peaceful moment of tranquility beckons me,
To close my eyes and breath my worries away,
This is what my emotions say. . .

Neither Death or pestilence can take away now,
To whomever hears these words,
When the gentle snow entombs the land,
To seek a moment of peace and tranquility. . .

Simply close thy eyes extend your hands. . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 12/27/2006 6:13:30 PM
An Ending

The time has come to say good bye,
We must bond together and not cry,
It is just that we do this,
We must wave good bye to the old.

Remember the broken hearts, tragedies and mistrust,
We say bid these woeful moments a final adieu,
For those were the moments that defined who we are now,
Good bye old, and welcome new. . .

When we welcome the new,
Let us do so with open arms and hope,
The year has gone, along with our sorrows,
Therefore, in the coming New Year. . .

A rebirth in hope and renewal love is upon us. . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 12/24/2006 8:05:00 AM
Hi Miss Sam and forum,

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas! May the day bring you happiness, family, and peace that you deserve. May God or whomever you worship bring you the gift of love that is so desired by all and bequeathed by those before us.

God speed to all and to all a good night.

Orlando, aka, The American Gentleman
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 12/5/2006 5:27:01 PM
Miss Sam,

Thank you for your kind words! As always it is a pleasure and honor to write in your forum. On with the show :-)

The Night Sky and Man

Walking into the open field filled with snow, I look into the nightly sky,
For tonight, the stars, the moon and Heavens are my company,
Wishing to see more of the Heavens and stars, I tilt my head more.

Suddenly with my eyes closed and head tilted, I breath in the cold air,
Slowly I exhale and I can feel the rhythm of my heart beat,
The moment has passed and now a moment of tranquility is upon me.

The land is coated with snow, and with the wind it dances,
A benumbed breeze massages my face, and the moon's nurturing light is embraces the land,
An eloquence of peace distills my soul with a piece of Heaven, I dare not give up one drop.

Like all good stories, there must be an ending,
And with that, I open eyes with my head still tilted to the Heavens,
I hear the breeze once more and deep in my soul, I heard the angelic breeze speak:

You now stand before the Lord. . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 12/3/2006 10:36:53 AM
Sacrifice and Love

Her eyes glitter like the stars in the sky,
Truly they are a gift from Heaven,
So beautiful, they are better than the lucky number 7.

Her love is as pure as gold,
It shines forever and is always heavy,
Oh Lord, what treasure you have blessed me with!

The strength of her soul can moves moutains,
So powerful, I fell in love with her,
She looked into my soul and fell in love with me.

It is Heaven on Earth, and she is my Heaven,
Maybe she is my lucky number 7,
A true blessing from God.

I could look at her for all eternity,
And nothing else in this universe would matter,
She the soul mate that we all search for but few find.

We sleep together and suddenly I am awakened,
Tonight, the Angel of Death came for her,
I stood before the angel. . .

I took one final glance of my beloved.
I closed my eyes and with courage I said. . .

I will take her place today. . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 11/30/2006 12:25:51 AM
Untitled

The nightly moon shines majestically,
She gives light along with the stars,
She is the lamp to help me see the prairies I walk.

The nightly sky. . .
Home to the Heavens,
Home to the wishes of many.

Whether we seek love or answers,
Whether we seek closure or wisdom,
The nightly sky is where we should look to.

Tonight, the sacred wolves howl through the night,
Besides the moon and the stars, I am not alone,
In reverance and honor, I take a bow.

My soul and heart are calm, I am ready now,
I have come to seek the wisdom of the ages past,
A journey I have tasked myself with. . .

Call me a fool, call me lost,
This is the price of a journey,
And now, I am ready.

I now look to the skies and seek its wisdom. . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 11/29/2006 2:34:53 PM
Untitled

Atop this mighty rock I stand,
The moon and the stars are my company,
A gentle breeze caresses my face,
My long hair dances with the breeze.
I am not alone, Mother Earth is here with me. . .

My eyes close, and I see yesterday,
I take a deep breath, and I release today,
Compelled, I sing to the Creator,
Thank you for today. . .

To my ancestors in the sky,
Look into my soul, look into my heart,
Pass down the your wisdom, so we do not part
That I may tell your stories to our children's children,

Others may laugh, others may ridicule,
But the treasure we pass down is sacred and with honor,
Will you hold your tongue and let your heart listen?

I seek redemption from Mother Earth. . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 10/14/2006 4:45:12 PM
Miss Sam,

As always, it is a pleasure and honor to make you smile.

Hakuna Matata!

A.G.
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 10/13/2006 6:49:58 AM
Summer Memories

The time has come to say good bye,
Please at this moment do not cry,
Take notice and heed,
Remember the good moments and deeds.

Just as for a generation your mother warmed and embraced you,
Do the same for me, keep me warm and safe,
Know like the morning star shining bright, I will always be here,
To speak with me, all you need to do is close your eyes.

Like my other brothers and sisters,
I am honored to be a part of you,
I am full of memories this much is true,
Love, tragedy and forsaken opportunities, I know now.

Share me just as the love your mother gave you to others,
Be kind to me and never forget what I am to you,
Like the season where I was born when you speak of me,
Please always be gentle and warm.

Most importantly,
Never forget who I am. . .

. . .I am your summer memories. . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 9/26/2006 5:32:08 AM
Hello Ms Sam, Pickles et al,

Good to see the thread moving right along and that you guys are keeping the forum warm with your presence.

Mr. Brawndog and Ms. Saltytowers, good poems!

TTFN all!

The American Gentleman
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 9/25/2006 3:15:25 PM
Untitled

Where to go? I don't know!
I seek renewal of the soul,
My travesty seems like an eternity,
But it has been only a generation.

I sit alone on this beach comptemplating,
Twisting and holding the sand in my hand,
In the end, the sand like life has slipped through my fingers,
It can not held it and I do not understand why.

The setting sun shines brightly upon me,
Its warmth hugs me and comforts me,
The wind's hands gently caresses my face,
I feel as though I am in my mother's womb.

I feel safe from today's sorrows,
I am shielded from fear and melancholy,
And I am engulfed with love,
Little do I know, my stay here is almost up.

From those who have lived and triumphed before me,
Their struggles, their tribulations, their trails of tears and sweat,
I remember and therefore. . .

I rise. . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
Msg: 3 (view)
 
Shareware??
Posted: 9/25/2006 9:52:55 AM
Try

DC++

go to, www.sf.net and put in DC++

Secure by design unless you foolishly download something you're not sure about.

AG
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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Crocodile Hunter gets killed
Posted: 9/14/2006 5:58:27 AM
You know, at first when I heard the news, I was like he had it coming and I laughed at some of the jokes people did in response to the tragedy. But now that I actually look at what Irwin did, it is amazing and he was truly a conservationalist.

Truly he loved animals and he educated the public about them. The question is now, who can carry the mantle? Quite frankly, I can not think of any. If there is a Heaven, he is will be there one day teaching the angels about animals.
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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Opinion...Wake Up! We Are At War
Posted: 9/13/2006 1:40:51 PM

Why do so many Americans refuse to face the fact that our country is at war with international terrorism?


Read the U.S. Constitution, ONLY Congress can declare war NOT the president, he is only the commander in chief! Here:

President's authority:

The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States;

Congress' Authority:

.....

To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;

To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;

To provide and maintain a navy;

To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces;

.....

Also read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Act_of_1973

It is mind boggling that people are actually into "we're at war!" And in reality, we are not at war. We are pursuing hostile nations who support terrorism and are in danger to the interests/security of the United States.
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 9/12/2006 3:06:48 AM
Miss Sam,

Thanks for your kind words! Definitely I'll keep them comin'!

AG
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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EMOTIONAL THRUSTING
Posted: 9/12/2006 3:05:44 AM
Oh yes, I remember that video/song! Funny, funny!

Do you remember, Like a Surgeon? A parody of Like a Virgin! Oh damn Weird Al' is so damn funny!

The American Gentleman
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 9/7/2006 12:47:26 PM
No Stone Left Undisturbed

Sitting alone on this mountain,
The sun sets, it bid us a final adieu for today,
His warm rays touch my face, I'm blinded his light.

The wind gently caresses my neck,
She comforts me, she relaxes me,
Together, they act as one, a mother and father.

I close my eyes and remember. . .

They guid me to reflect on today's past,
An overwhelming feeling of grace and accomplishment,
For only smiles brewed in my presence.

The smile on his face when he greeted me, the beginning,
Brotherhood and family is what I can recall, I am awe stricken,
So many things said, so many things done, our journey,
My brother's embrace when we said good bye, a priceless gift.

So many times I wish I could repeat today,
So many times I will relish the memory of taking time today,
And so many times that I will be grateful on this mountain . . .

. . .I left no stone undisturbed today. . . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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Advice to live by:
Posted: 8/31/2006 7:05:24 AM
The past is gone, learn from it, the future has yet to come, prepare for it and the moment is here and now, don't forget to live it.

O. Echevarria
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 8/28/2006 9:40:37 AM
A Song

Alone I sit here in the dark,
I listen to the music on my radio,
A slow song plays, it is like a mirror.

I close my eyes to the soft tune that caresses my soul,
Her words slowly takes me from this reality called now,
Her voice beckons me, slowly I am carried away to her world.

The gentle sounds of this world renews the mind and soul,
All my troubles, all my concerns, they have drifted away,
Where have I gone? Where is this place?

In her world, her song, I am free, I am happy,
Death nor sadness exist, I am not afraid,
He is not welcome here only rebirth and life are.

Her song slowly begins to end, it is time,
I return must to reality in which I left, the one called now,
The gentle tune that carried me here slowly carries me back.

My heart beats to the soft tune heard all over,
I open my eyes, I am back to what you and I call now,
I am renewed, My soul has been restored, I am born once again.
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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flashback!!!
Posted: 8/3/2006 11:36:49 PM
Hey Miss Cat and Miss Bubbles!

Long time no chit-chat, I've been watching the threads, wow, you guys have attracted some REALLY good writers/users! Here's something for the forum; it took me a few days to write.

The Moon and the Human

Outside my lonely abode, I sit near a hollowed tree,
Looking at the beautiful nightly sky, who is capable of such beauty?
Home to the stars and the moon, who knows what else lies beyond,
They do more than fill the dark void, they are a resting bed for those who look over us.

My eyes pierce into that dark void called night,
In such awe I am, My heart pounds loudly,
It is as though it were a hammer hitting on a nail.

I find comfort in this silence, peace has found a companion,
As I look into the dark void, it calms my soul,
My daily troubles are gone, the dark void has swallowed them.

The stars fill that dark void, I know I am not alone,
It is that presence that one feels, as though your guardian angel is near,
As if a baby knows when their mother is near, she will always protect them.

The nightly gentle wind caresses my hair, and suddenly it dawns to me,
I have wasted my life, I have plundered life's wonderful gifts: today and yesterday,
I beat my chest incessantly, I wail and become downtrodden.

The shining moon escapes from the clouds grasp, she yearns to be free,
It is a reminder to me, yearn to be free, but most important of all:

. . .Yearn to live for today and in the moment for tomorrow may not come!

The American Gentleman
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 7/21/2006 3:30:53 PM
The Rain

From inside my lonely abode,
I can see the rain drops fall,
Listening carefully to my soul.

Like so many before me,
It seeks the easing of its pain,
My past misdeeds of lies and deceit,
Redemption is what I seek.

Sorrow, despair and pain fill me,
From whence did they come?
They are the thunderous dark clouds within,
Why are they here? What do they want?

Happiness and love could once be seen,
Like the wind they are no more,
They were life's precious majestic gifts,
In my grasps they once were,
A person with hate and ignorance killed them,
Me. . .

I bare witness, lightening fills the cloudy skies above,
And thunder fills the air with its racous sound, from anger to love,
Fear and anxiety overwhelm me, the time is now or never,
I have been given my charge:

Seek redemption of the soul or forever be lost in the void. . .

I step outside my home. . .I am afraid. . .
My heart sings, go unto the rain, be cleansed,
Wash away your sorrow, away your pain, be reborn.
It is this renewal, this baptism by rain the sun shines anew,

I feel it now. . .I am free. . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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Poetry Collection
Posted: 7/19/2006 8:54:08 PM
Miss Cat,

It is always a pleasure to seeing your work here and allowing me as well as others to be contributing to your thread!

You attract some good poems and a good audience!

The American Gentleman
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 7/19/2006 1:02:38 PM
Hey Mari!

I've been on a haitus. . .needless to say I have returned.

Good poem. It is an awful reality check.
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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The Lioness Den
Posted: 7/19/2006 1:00:59 PM
Untitled

From afar under bright sun near a budding flower,
I feel as though I am in my mothers womb,
That feeling of being embraced by the warmth of the sun.

From under this majestic tree I sit,
The soft gentle breeze touches my face,
As if someone trying to comfort me from my fears.

Why is what we call today filled with so much pain?
I am lost. . .
My role in this life, I seek.

I am without faith,
While you have known and spoken to God,
I have yet to speak or know Him.

Haunted by my past,
I can see the pain I have caused,
I cry, I weep, I beat my chest.

And for the first time,
I am compelled, I fall to my knees,
Words never uttered, they are now spoken.

I seek redemption. . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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Poetry Collection
Posted: 7/19/2006 7:59:21 AM
Untitled

If I show you who I always wanted to give my heart to,
Will you promise me the sun will always shine on the morrow?
Will you stay with me throughout the nights twilight?
Will you help count the shooting stars and make a wish?

My life has been like a epic story,
I have lived many scores and can tell a tale or two,
Like a baby in its mothers womb, wisdom has grown within me,
Rejection has always been my friend but I always felt love.

When the sun rises, you know your day has begun,
This is true with love I have seen and felt,
When the sun sets, you know your day has ended,
This is true with the love I have lost; rejection.

I weep for those whose sun has set,
For I am their companion now, we are brothers in arms,
Like a mother holding her child to her bosom,
What we seek, we once held dear to our hearts.

I have found thee, and with that I see the sun shine once more,
Yet in my struggles, in all this confusion called life,
I have forgotten the song love sings,
And with that like my heart has begun to sleep.

I must know what this struggle in my heart has been for,
So before I sleep, I beckon thee,
Sing me your song once more. . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 7/19/2006 12:58:57 AM
The Risen One

This truth be told to the masses,
The world around him weeps,
For their beloved fallen hero sleeps.

Death is like the Piped Piper,
He comes, he goes, he spares no one,
And he took with him a precious soul.

But what many claim to know,
Only a select few understand,
His faith. . .

From the Heavens his soul is redeemed,
His life is replinished, he lives once more,
Who this man who's love moves mountains?

From the passing burrowing wind,
I hear from over yonder, from the rising sun,
Arise, my son. . .
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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THE FOREST AND THE WIND
Posted: 7/18/2006 6:38:01 AM
The Forbidden Rose

The rose I cherished belongs to another. . .
It was never meant to be owned by me. . .
Simply put. . .it was never meant to be. . .

The sparkle in her eyes. . .they are as bright as the North Star. . .
The softness of her voice. . .my heart is compelled to listen. . .
I am love. . .I can't let go. . .

The sun has set. . .the birds have stopped singing. . .
Darkness is enow. . .the moon and the stars shine no more. . .
I have died . . .I am no more. . .

Doomed from the beginning. . .this I know now. . .
My curse. . .my fate. . .
Forbidden love. . .it is to never have her. . .

She is the forbidden rose.
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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Poetry Collection
Posted: 5/31/2006 5:37:21 PM
The old man told me of Mary Magadelene,
A lady who was lost and on the brink of never being found,
The special man found her, and spoke the Word of God to her,
The Angels of Heaven rejoiced, she was lost no more.

Like many before me who have found faith,
In utter reverence, respect and her honour,
I am compelled to kneel, to bow my head before Him,
And I give praise to the Lord.
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
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Mama Jokes
Posted: 5/29/2006 5:54:09 PM
Your mother's house is so nasty. . . .she went to step on a roach and the roach yelled, "STOP, WE'RE FAMILY!!!"

You mother is so nasty, I asked her what's for dinner and she slammed her nasty ass foot on the table and said, "CORN!"

Your mother is like a lolli-pop, 10 cents a lick. . .

If ugliness were bricks. . . .your mother would be a housing project!

Your mother is like potato chips. . . .she's free-to-lay. . .!
 
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