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I Am From (For Patricia's Challenge)

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Mysteria
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0 posted 12-12-2007 01:43 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mysteria


    

I am from a union of lack luster
Born to bangle and dangle bright.
A token thrown, a wheel spun
Just a prize to be won at night.

I am an oak tree standing tall
Roots spreading to hold me tight.
Some would have lost their sanity
While I wrote poetry at night.

It didn't matter if it rhymed,
I'd write words held inside of me.
It made me cope, made me strong
It formed the person I would be.

Well I will tell you now for sure
I'm so proud of my tough bark.
What didn't kill me, made me strong,
I'm no longer afraid of the dark.

    

I am a just a flower grown from seed
A beautiful flower, and not a weed.
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1 posted 12-12-2007 02:03 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Yours is the story everyone wants to read,
Mysteria (love that name) The story is sad but hopeful and uplifting. Well written. You
have every right to love who you've become.
                                      Ida

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2 posted 12-12-2007 03:15 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

"I'm no longer afraid of the dark."  Wonderful message here...James
sandgrain
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You are indeed a beautiful flower.  Your simple earthly manner grows, releasing  captivating aromas as it unfolds.

I am glad you are from these blue pages.

   Rae  
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4 posted 12-12-2007 06:27 PM       View Profile for Flutterwings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Flutterwings's Home Page   View IP for Flutterwings

Sharon, great rhythm and rhyme. Your poetry seed came up as one great poetry vision.
Kudos! Maggie ((~.~))

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5 posted 12-12-2007 10:18 PM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

I am not afraid of the dark... it's what the darkness contains that I'm afraid of... beautiful ending..!

very nice write.
dale
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6 posted 12-12-2007 10:19 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

A very lovely poem!!!!

I love it



ARCTIC WIND
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7 posted 12-13-2007 12:57 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Thanks for nice comments on this one, as it was a tad on the dark side, but still a side of life that exists for many.
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8 posted 12-13-2007 06:12 AM       View Profile for HopeS   Email HopeS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HopeS's Home Page   View IP for HopeS

Sharon beautiful indeed , you know I can relate how writing helped me cope , yes and I toughened the outside , yet remain soft in the centre

Hope
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I love it when you pen the darker writes Sharon. Loved this.

If one were to look inside that tough bark ... they would see the "growth rings" of experience and wisdom gained through life's tragedies and triumphs - all circled protectively around that beautiful heartwood core.  

Best wishes and hugs,
/Kit

[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (12-13-2007 09:43 AM).]

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very nice
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Sharon...I have a feeling that your sense of self-worth is not only a flower in bloom, but also a sense of humor that lights the room.  
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Dear Rose of Sharon, a flower ye be, indeed!

I truly would like to echo all of the wonderful replies before mine! Can't you just feel all the love and respect in them?!?

Sending a big hug-o-love your way,

Linda
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13 posted 12-13-2007 01:36 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Ron said something once when I met him back east that went like this, "If you read between the lines you learn a lot about the writer."  Well, something close to that anyway   and he was right!  I started reading poetry differently when I got back home and learned a lot about all of you.  

I sit here this morning and read these replies and want you all to realize that coming to this place, created bonds and friendships that could easily last a lifetime.  We (in here,) probably know more about each other than anyone knows about us outside these halls of blue.  It is true in my case anyway.

Thank you all, and I mean thank you from the bottom on my heart.  

Happy Holidays to each of you.

p.s. to Martie:  See?  Yup, did stand-up comedy way back then, and still do on occasion at the Improv Comedy Club here I love making people laugh.
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You are most certainly a beautiful flower dear friend
Ruth
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beautiful poem and truth, truth!!!!

love and hugs

tom

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a beautiful flower
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17 posted 12-19-2007 06:06 PM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

Beautifully penned as always!!


Charisma

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Do you know that Sharon is one of my favourite names and you are one of my favourite poets. Another lovely poem,
I loved it.

Lindsay
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Enjoyed, especially the first stanza.
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20 posted 12-20-2007 12:54 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I am so sorry for being so late to respond, I forgot to "tick" the box that tells you someone read your poem so sorry!  Thanks so much for your nice comments on this one, and I am not afraid to say, that I am still growing, and changing just like that little flower.  

Merry Christmas to you all, and may these holidays be filled with what really counts for you.

             
Love, Joy, and Cheer!

 
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