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Sunshine
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0 posted 09-07-99 02:32 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Feeding Souls

After a very depressing day, is it my God given right
to face an ever lingering evening, alone, into the night?
Wanting the morning to come, with no real reason why,
outside, my face is smiling, while deep inside I cry.

Well now that, at one time, was the way it was
but nevermore, and I believe it’s simply because
there is a place here, where poetical people roam
a spot where anyone’s soul may call it simply “home”.

For here are poets of great cheer, and others who come rally
‘round the campfires of great folks, each giving of their tally,
while some are great, and some are good, some certainly fair
beneath their lines of prophetic voice, they show they really care.

Sharing their lives, their loves, their loss, deep and quite sincere
but feeling sorry for themselves, well, sometimes that’s not here…
their words being more a lesson, one already quite well-learned,
if each poet wore a stripe, you would know it was well-earned.

There are those here who fought for their country
and some of them here are fighting for their lives
some have lost their friends so dear
others have lost their wives.

There are those that are the builders of hope
sprinkling around goodness for all to cling to and cope
others who can make music and sing to the soul
yet others who simply make you feel wonderful and whole.

And not everyone shares his gift in the same, sweet way
some verses are free, while other verses look to prey
upon your mind for awhile, give you thought, make you smile
but deep within the words of this site, you know they’ve gone the mile.

One young person exclaimed herself with wonder unto me
“why, I’m only here, feeding my soul, with all of this poetry”
so now I’ll fall gently within, and with my own poetic soul deal
while you go on, and prepare again, a poem for another soul’s meal.

May we all feed the multitudes that pass by.

7 September, 1999
©KRJ



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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 09-07-99 02:54 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sunshine,
You covered the topic pretty well.
I enjoyed the read.
Julie
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2 posted 09-07-99 03:07 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Sunshine, what a wonderful story. You really captured our spirit. Excellent.

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Julie
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3 posted 09-07-99 07:02 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Another beautiful work from our own sun. Thankyou.
caroline
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4 posted 09-07-99 07:07 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Girl...how you do shine Your warmth and light are dessert to my soul.

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
Pepper
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5 posted 09-07-99 07:53 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

love it........

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
WhtDove
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6 posted 09-07-99 09:10 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Sunshine this was really touching! You have expressed my feelings as well! Thanks!
Isis
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7 posted 09-07-99 09:15 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks Sunshine, You have described what we all feel for these hallowed walls, and what those feelings do for us. It is kind of soul strengthening to be in this elite little group. Superb!......:::........

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Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
~Isis~

Denise
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8 posted 09-07-99 11:19 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ditto!

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Denise
Sunshine
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9 posted 09-08-99 08:43 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

This one is dedicated to Pepper...I should have put that in at the beginning...she was the catalyst. It is amazing how much all of the poets compliment each other.

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 09-08-99).]
poetFemmeFatale
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10 posted 09-08-99 10:18 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I simply LOVE the last stanza! You really wrapped it all up in that one! I've heard of Salt & Pepper, but you two must certainly be a neat combo!
I can really relate to this because I actually try to comment more than posting my own....I find just as much satisfaction in speaking to others, being a bit naughty, sometimes funny! If I keep "feeding" in this forum, I'm going to have to join Weight Watchers for poets!! Great way of "capturing our spirit" as someone else said already!

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I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale


traveler
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11 posted 09-08-99 01:10 PM       View Profile for traveler   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for traveler

Sunshine, thank you again ... as another who seeks comfort here, you have hit the nail on the head ...
Elizabeth
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12 posted 09-08-99 11:08 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

This is the perfect way to describe it here! Thank you Sunshine.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

Sunshine
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13 posted 09-09-99 10:06 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

hmmm, hitting the nail on the head...now there's a poetic challenge...
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14 posted 09-09-99 02:18 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Great job, Sunshine!
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15 posted 09-09-99 05:17 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

As I have come to expect from you, Sunshine, well done!
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