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I AM (forever challenged)

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I am a wandering nightlight

I wonder if I shall ever alight
I hear the songs a rainbow sings
I see a rainbow of love auras
I want a peaceful mother earth
I am a wandering nightlight

I pretend that darkness hides from me
I feel the oceans caress the sands of time
I touch each grain of life on earth
I worry that time shall slip through my open fingertips
I cry that I will not shine forever
I am a wandering nightlight

I understand change is inevitable
I say life evolves without my conscious input
I dream someday all people shall be free of hate
I try to make the world a pleasant home
I hope I have made someone happy

I am a wandering nightlight

***originally posted "I AM (challenged)"
thank you again, Ringo

***and this from 2007, Patricia’s challenge:


I am sassy.

I am from rock gardens and olive trees,
near boulders thrusting from endless seas,
orchards and vines that stretch for miles
shaking quaking undulating valleys
'neath purple mountains of majesty.

I am the seed of a talk-back tree,
whose branches and leaves scream
"Don't tread on me!"

Though too many branches have broken
'neath the weight of world sorrows,
the seeds have been plentiful,
and solid bedrock nurtures.

I am from rock gardens and olive trees,
born to protect silent wildflowers
seeking shelter and shade
from a sweltering sun
and the raging seas.

I am sassy.
© Copyright 2009 Kathleen Kacy Stafford - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 05-07-2009 04:42 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

I know you're sassy! But you need to know you bring a lot of happiness to my life too.
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2 posted 05-07-2009 04:51 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

You will shine forever.

You're a beauty queen and an inspiration, and you inspire so much in me--especially gratitude that I am so fortunate as to know you, if only through your words.



Prepare yourself, I'm about to say thank you, yet again.
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3 posted 05-07-2009 05:10 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Larry, hugs to you bro, I've missed being sassy with you!

Aw, Karen, now you're gonna make me sniffle!
Loveya, lady K.
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4 posted 05-07-2009 06:01 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

I remember the second and re-lived the wonderful emotions of the first time reading.

And I deeply enjoyed the first, it touches the heart with its deep consciousness of life and love.

Just wonderful are these gifts from you, dear Kacy, thank you!

Love and hugs.
Margherita
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Thank you so much, Margherita, for reading and commenting.
Maybe there will be a new I AM write, but it hasn't fallen onto my word-path yet.
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6 posted 05-07-2009 08:26 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Kacy, I knew that I would adore this ~ because I adore you! If more people were like You ARE, planet Earth would outshine the brightest star in our galaxy!

Actually, I got to read two I AMs for the price of one! lol

I thoroughly enjoyed each one of them!

Love & Wandering Nightlight,

Linda
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I dream someday all people shall be free of hate
I try to make the world a pleasant home
I hope I have made someone happy

Dear Kacy, ditto to Linda's remarks on this one my friend and you have made me feel a little happier too. great post. love.

Lindsay
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8 posted 05-07-2009 09:50 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Oh yes, you have indeed made someone happy And, if counted, many many more. best to you, latearrival
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9 posted 05-08-2009 05:12 AM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

Yes Stacy, touching verse

I hope I have made someone happy

this is the best we can do, but make onseself happy too...

have a nice day

yann
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10 posted 05-08-2009 08:41 AM       View Profile for Raindance   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Raindance

You ARE a wandering nightlight and you will live on forever as you live now, with your gift of words.
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11 posted 05-08-2009 11:25 AM       View Profile for Osprey   Email Osprey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Osprey

I'll tell you something else you are: a true child of the earth. A caring kindness simply oozes from these poems, and warming they are to read.
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12 posted 05-08-2009 05:41 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Thanking each of you for taking a moment to read and comment.

After working in the garden all day and getting a ton of dirt underneath my fingernails,
the next "I AM" should be:

"I am a dirty old lady!"
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13 posted 05-11-2009 02:19 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I love both of these so much!!! *S* You are a treasure, my friend (not too sure about the dirty ole lady though! LOL)
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14 posted 05-11-2009 08:42 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

dearest suthern, thanks m'friend

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15 posted 05-12-2009 12:46 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Kacy,

How beautiful.  I think you are also waves of Aurora that sing when the rest of the night is quiet.  You are poetry.  You are beauty.  You are friend.  And yep, you sure are sassy!

Love,
A
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16 posted 05-12-2009 06:45 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Kacy, I especially love and feel connected to your first I AM.

Lovely writing, lovely you.


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17 posted 05-12-2009 10:47 PM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

Kacy, you may be Sassy. But, I love you anyway. If the truth be know, I am Sassy at times, myself. So, we are two of a kind. LOL!
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18 posted 05-13-2009 03:38 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Kacy, I loved the first one (especially the line about people not hating any more - and FYI, you make EVERYONE happy!), but I double-loved the second one.  

I loved all the replies, but ESPECIALLY loved Alison's.  You both have such a wonderful Alaskan bond.  I enjoy it every time I come across it.

My laptop and ADSL router were hit by lightning the Saturday before last and I only got it sorted out finally tonight.  I popped a note into Discussions.

It is GREAAAAAAAAAAAT to be back online, and esPECially here!

Owl
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19 posted 05-13-2009 08:01 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Wow...you ladies put a smile of joy on my face!

I love each one of you, and am so lucky to have been given the opportunity to know you in poetic friendship.

I am....grateful,
for the moments we spend together.
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20 posted 05-14-2009 04:02 PM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

I love reading these "I AM" poems and have since the first ones I read ( and participated in) years ago.  It allows us to see more in depth to those poets who step up to the plate and you didn't disappoint at all.  It was a sheer pleasure to read BOTH.  Well done.
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The first one made me smile, while the second one made me laugh. All in all they are both something beautiful
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22 posted 05-14-2009 06:58 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Thank you for your comments, Mark, as your feedback means a lot to me.
Ken, thanks! Happy to provide you with a smile and a laugh.
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23 posted 05-16-2009 04:31 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

effective 'write' ...

I think the ending is particularly fine!:

I am the seed of a talk-back tree,
whose branches and leaves scream
"Don't tread on me!"

Though too many branches have broken
'neath the weight of world sorrows,
the seeds have been plentiful,
and solid bedrock nurtures.

I am from rock gardens and olive trees,
born to protect silent wildflowers
seeking shelter and shade
from a sweltering sun
and the raging seas(!)

much applause for this 'penning' !!
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24 posted 01-19-2010 11:53 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

"I understand change is inevitable
I say life evolves without my conscious input
I dream someday all people shall be free of hate
I try to make the world a pleasant home
I hope I have made someone happy"

So glad to have had the pleasure of knowing this warm and caring lady.  RIP Kacy!
 
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