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Poems wanted!!!
« on: August 26, 2007, 12:01:32 pm »
Ok.. You have ask for it.. you have got it!

  Please limit this to poetry.. whether it be your own or just a favorite poem you would like to share.
 Comments, compliments ..all of that is more than welcome.

(example).. Someone posts a wonderful poem written by ..say.. Elizabeth Bishop..
 Please ..lets not go into talking a great deal about Elizabeth and then someone else knew an Elizabeth and have you talked to her for awhile.. and then it gets into something else.. and then after 10 posts.. we have another poem....

I understand how it will gt off the road a bit.. but lets not drive it to another state.. okay?

People will look at this thread and want poetry not other stuff.
( But compliments I am sure will be more than welcome..
for those who write their own poems do put a lot of heart and personal work into them.

Thanks..
Now get started on being creative.!   :)


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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2007, 08:25:56 pm »
Flowers may wither
They cannot last
Let not our friendship
Fade so fast.

Let us each other
Faults forgive
And love each other
As long as we live.                   Author Unknown

Taken from my autograph book from 1938.  Remember those. 

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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007, 12:51:54 am »
Earth... the Mother giving birth,
Air... so free, inside of me,
Fire... higher, ignite your Son,
Water... Daughter, the Circle is One.
Spirit ...makes all Four alive,
Spirit makes the Elements Five.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2007, 01:41:57 am by Teresa »
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2007, 10:49:02 am »
Love that one Teresa.  Great way to explain the 5 Elements.

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2007, 02:49:57 pm »
This is the Theme for our Boy Scouting Summit

The Upward Reach
By Sadie Tiller Crawley

He stood at the crossroads all alone,
The sunlight on his face.
He had no thought for the world unknown—
He was set for a manly race.
But the roads stretched east and the roads stretched west,
And the lad knew not which road was best.
So he chose the road that led him down,
And he lost the race and the victor’s crown.
He was caught at last in an angry snare
Because no one stood at the crossroads there
To show him the better road.

Another day at the self-same place
A boy with high hopes stood.
He, too, was set for a manly race;
He, too, was seeking the things that were good.
But one was there whom the roads did know,
And that one showed him which way to go.
So he turned from the road that would lead him down,
And he won the race and the victor’s crown.
He walks today the highway fair
Because one stood at the crossroads there
To show him the better way.
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2007, 12:32:55 am »
That was wonderful Kevin. And how true and touching.
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2007, 12:58:41 am »
Mother Earth is always there
And keeps me safe within her care.
The Lord of Dreams will dance and sing
And happy dreams will to me bring.
And when I wake to greet the day
Brother Sun will light my way.
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2007, 10:27:48 pm »
Whatever your cross, whatever your pain, there will always be sunshine, after the rain ....
Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall, But God's always ready, To answer your call ..
He knows every heartache, sees every tear, A word from His lips, can calm every fear ..
Your sorrows may linger, throughout the night, But suddenly vanish, dawn's early light ..
God is waiting, somewhere above, To give you His grace, and send you His love .
 Whatever your cross, whatever your pain, "God always sends rainbows ... after the rain ... "
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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2007, 04:47:00 pm »
If you think you are beaten, you are
  If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win but you think you can't,
  It's almost a cinch you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost.
  For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will
  It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you're outclassed, you are;
  You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
  You can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go
  To a stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the man who wins,
  Is the one who thinks he can.
 

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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2007, 01:01:11 pm »
    The Guy in the Glass 

When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you King for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that guy has to say.
 
For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife,
Who judgement upon you must pass.
The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass.
 
He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,
For he's with you clear up to the end,
And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.
 
You may be like Jack Horner and "chisel" a plum,
And think you're a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you're only a bum
If you can't look him straight in the eye.
 
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the guy in the glass.

 
by Dale Wimbrow, 1895-1954
 
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