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Old 12-23-2012, 11:01 PM
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and just a light little poem for kicks

Forget mathematicians and history buffs
If my dog were a teacher, she’d teach us some stuff
Stuff more important than ABCs
Stuff more important than 1,2,3s

If my dog were a teacher
She’d teach us to care
She’d teach us to live
And to love and play fair

She’d know that we all
Can’t always be nice
But would say why bite
When a growl will suffice

Be cautious and careful
Yet give things a chance
Not everything’s just what
It seems at first glance

Live in the moment.
Savor the day.
You never get
too old to play.

Lie on your back
Take a new view
And something that’s old
Will seem brand new

Be up for adventures
Sprint through the trees.
But never forget to
notice the breeze.

The world is your oyster
And life is a ball
Brush yourself off
And get up when you fall.

Be loyal to friends
And if you should part
Hold them deep
Within your heart

Wear a smile
Walk with pride
Keep your friends
Close to your side

Always forgive
Never forget
Be optimistic
There’s no time to fret

Be loyal, be watchful
Be happy, be true
And do what you
Were born to do

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Old 12-24-2012, 12:16 AM
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Love your Christmas story, GN! Definitely deserves to be continued!

And the poem I like very well.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. ~Buddha

Stupid is the most notoriously incurable and contagious disease known to mankind. If you find yourself in close proximity to someone infected with stupid, walk away as soon as said infection is noted.

There are few things more nauseating than pure obedience. ~ Kvothe

***8206;"silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation."
— Rumi
Be a god. Know when to shut up.

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Old 12-24-2012, 10:56 AM
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That poem is so sweet, nearly made me cry! I went to a writer's group before I moved, maybe I should try to find one here. Here are a few poems I wrote lately.

I think of all the good times
we used to share
and I start to drown.
There doesn***8217;t seem to be any space
to take a breath,
where the smile you once put on my face
isn***8217;t violently, poisonously missing
The first kiss was everything it should have been
butterflies and All That Jazz.
But it wasn***8217;t until the 500th kiss
after I met all your monsters and got to know them,
that I finally knew what love tasted like.
Kissing is supposed to be
and waves crashing.
So how am I to handle
when you pull me close,
knee deep in the atlantic
under roman candles?
How do I weather the explosion,
the stormy seas
at my feet,
in our sky,
and on your tongue?
You can be madly in love with a place,
the way you are madly in love with a person.
And that is why when I swim in the sea,
the sun beating down on me, it***8217;s rocking waves,
I half-hope it pulls me deep, forever
the way when we drove on those late nights
past street lights, hand in hand
I half-hoped we crashed, laughing
And that is why my heart sings
when it hears the street musicians,
accordions and bucket drums,
and when it hears the crazed man,
preaching doom,
it sings when it hears the horse***8217;s hooves on cobblestone
The same way my heart sang
when I heard your melody,
every morning shower.
And that is why I want to devour,
the vegetables at the farmers market,
bins of peas, stacks of tomato,
ostrich eggs and raw honey, fresh bread.
I want to taste their skin and sink my teeth into their flesh,
the same way I used to devour
"My favorite color is green, green like newly cut grass. When it comes to green with envy, though, you can stick it up your @ss!" ~ Grammy
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:17 PM
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beautiful poems! I wish I were better at writing deep, symbolic writing like the above, but alas, I typically end up with limericks and silly stories. And thanks to you both

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Old 12-29-2012, 10:36 PM
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Wrote this poem a few years ago for an assignment. Haven't written anything good since...


Usurp reality and make believe
the unicorns and honey bees.
Let the fireflies flit and light,
forget about that disasterous night
when the sun died and the sea dried
and no cow jumped over the moon.

The great oak falters, creaks and sighs.
The branches, decaying,
drown out the cries
of birds, of saplings
now naked and alone,
sobbing tear drops that are not their own.

The stars, like sequins
adorn this mess.
Glinting so carefully,
yet it's all useless.
The sky has fallen to the ground,
the work of time has been unwound.
Dinosaurs and creepers now ravage the land,
what used to boast forest is all but sand.

The curtains, drawn back
disturb wretched slumber.
Relief flood the gates
towards which you lumber.
Unconsciousness gone,
reality in stream,
consciousness restored,
it was only a dream.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:57 PM
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The link to my writing(blog) is in my signature. Warning though it is not an easy read. It was my therapists idea. And it has helped and continues too.
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