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RobertB
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since 09-26-1999
Posts 1121
Champaign, IL


0 posted 10-01-1999 08:39 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Today at work I was thinking that I really never asked anyone's permission to join this group. I just jumped in and started posting poems without permission. I am sorry if I overstepped any guidelines. If I have; I apologize to those in responsible positions in this group.

It's just that I have written poetry all my life since I can remember. It is always there. At times I wish I didn't hear all these words in my head. I have prayed that this poetry would leave me. I have no idea about poetry; having never studied or taken any classes on the subject. I hardly ever read it, yet feel compelled to write it. I wrote it in my bedroom alone for years with no one knowing of it. Most farmers ( I come from a farming background) do not write their feelings down on paper under a lamp kneeling by their bed. So, if I barely comment on any poems, it isn't that I am too conceded or anything, it is just that I have no idea what to say about it except that I like it or that I don't. I have no higher criticism to give than that.

To those who have said they enjoy my poetry…well I am glad because I have no idea if they are good or bad. I just write what "comes" to me. When they "come" I mean that I have to be ready to write them down. I literally spend no more than 10 minutes on any poem. It is just too tedious to invest more than that. I know this sounds strange but that is the way it has been since I can remember.

The only real piece of advice I can offer on poetry is that it is supposed to feel good after writing one. Even if the poem is on death it still should purge one of negative feelings so that life seems brighter after it.

Oh well….enough blabbing. I like this group. Other poetry forums are like sharks feeding on one another.

Robert


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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
caroline
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since 08-16-99
Posts 1251
http://members.xoom.com/bellad


1 posted 10-01-1999 09:40 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Welcome to Passions, Robert. You'll find that its a wonderful place to come and share your words, and much much more. You'll find friends here
The way you write doesn't sound strange to me at all. I don't know much about poetry either. I write by the sound, if that makes sense to you. And in the end, does it matter what method you use to write? Just let it come to you, write it down, share it.
We're glad to have you share it with us here!

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
RainbowGirl
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since 07-31-99
Posts 3167
United Kingdom


2 posted 10-01-1999 09:43 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Robert: Meet a fellow jumpee...LOL...that's what I did, but like dipping your toe in the ocean, except I thought to heck with it and stuck whole body in..*g*

Hope you enjoy your time here, I am and I know everyone else does...so, welcome aboard..

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.



[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 10-01-1999).]
Pepper
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since 08-19-99
Posts 3134
Southern Florida

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3 posted 10-01-1999 09:46 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Robert....I have read your poetry and have really enjoyed your work....keep them coming.........

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Michael
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Member Ascendant
since 08-13-99
Posts 6333
California


4 posted 10-01-1999 09:53 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Robert,
You are most welcome here at Passion's. You need no permission to post poetry here. However, we would ask that you post poetry to the poetry forums and messages to such as this to the other appropriate forums. This being the case, this thread has been moved to the "Feelings" forum. Please, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me or any of the other moderators. we will be glad to answer and all want you to feel at home here. Thank you.

Michael
Lucie
Senior Member
since 06-20-99
Posts 1123
Houston


5 posted 10-01-1999 10:31 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

ok.. I wanted to comment on this.. so I dragged myself away from the open forum just to find this thread. hehe.. YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.. and thats all I have to say about that.
WhtDove
Member Rara Avis
since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
Illinois


6 posted 10-01-1999 10:57 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Robert, I did the same thing when I started here too. This has become a group of the most wonderful people. A place like no other out there. However it comes to you please feel free to share it with us. Welcome to our Passionate Home!!!
Nan
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Member Seraphic
since 05-20-99
Posts 24426
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


7 posted 10-01-1999 11:03 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Robert, we are all REALLY happy to have you here.....
Poet deVine
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Member Empyrean
since 05-26-99
Posts 25869
Hurricane Alley


8 posted 10-01-1999 11:10 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Book larnin ain't necessary 'round here!!

Welcome to the family!
Lost Dreamer
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since 06-20-99
Posts 2589
Normal, Illinois


9 posted 10-02-1999 10:31 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Robert, Wecome I also have no formal training, or lessons in poetry. I write them as they come. I love to play with words, and decorate them so it's like a game to me. I amaze myself at times thinking I could not have written that. There is some marvelous talent at this place as I am sure you will find, and through that it will help you learn different ways of writing. Everyone here is wonderful, and I hope you enjoy this place as much as I have.
doreen peri
Member Rara Avis
since 05-25-99
Posts 8028
Virginia


11 posted 10-02-1999 01:08 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Welcome to the forums, Robert. I'll look forward to reading your verse.

dp
Julie
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since 08-20-99
Posts 742
Houston, TX


12 posted 10-03-1999 01:05 AM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Robert,
WELCOME. No need for apologies here.
You offer new insight to all that read
your work. We are glad to have you.
I'll let you in on a little secret..
shhh...some of my poems take less
than 10 minutes, some take days.

So glad you joined us.

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Julie
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Thou who has given so much to me,
give one thing more: a grateful heart.
>George Herbert



RobertB
Senior Member
since 09-26-1999
Posts 1121
Champaign, IL


13 posted 10-03-1999 05:14 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Wow, I am so glad I poured out my heart to you guys. This is a wonderful place. I am staying for sure. I just have to move all my things in.

RB

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
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