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Lost Dreamer
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0 posted 07-01-99 04:52 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lost Dreamer

This Family of Poets

I lay no claim to thinking I know
about this creative endeavor
that's been camping out in my attic.
All I know is it has insomnia,
and it paces back, and forth
wearing out my floor boards.
When it does sleep it awakes early
knocking on my door
hoping to motivate me.
I could not even give
the definition of motivate
when I first arise to greet the day.
Since now my once tired eyes
choose to be open,
I direct them to focus
upon the brilliant works of art
present at this open poetry forum.
This family of poets that abide here,
are sewn together like a beautiful quilt.
At times I feel as though I'm a lost stitch,
for the poems here surpass by far
anything that could escape my attic,
yet still I post what I have written
in hopes that one day
I may even surprise myself.
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Sunshine
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since 06-25-99
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1 posted 07-01-99 04:59 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

And you will certainly find yourself, if not in your dreams, then certainly in the comfort of your family quilt.
Balladeer
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2 posted 07-01-99 05:12 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Surprise yourself....no. Recognize yourself is more like it. You are not sew-sew. Your talent comes through and we see it.
Lost Dreamer
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3 posted 07-01-99 05:36 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Thank-you, Sunshine, and Balladeer Your words mean a lot. As does this family I have found.
doreen peri
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4 posted 07-01-99 06:42 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

I like the pacing imagery on the floor boards.... I don't know about you, but my floor boards are worn through sometimes from the pacing.... back and forth, forth and back.... damn, what can I post now? I've plum run out of stuff. Guess I have to write something new, I say to myself.

This is a cool website, huh? Somehow some of these poets names look familiar to me. But there's soooo many! Geez... how does one keep up?

Poet deVine
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5 posted 07-01-99 09:18 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Eight months ago, I posted my first poem on what was then Miningco.com. I held my breath in anticipation. I got good responses and some poems got no responses. Then Ron responded to one of my poems and gave me his Passions in Poetry web address. I posted there, and recommended a few other do so as well. Now, all these months later, I sit back and wonder what I would do without the affirmation I find here! I truly believe my work life (those 8 hours that support my computer/writing habit) is better because I know I have friends and family here to read and be read by....

Your poem was lovely. I really liked the image of us as a quilt. There is a type of quilt called a Crazy Quilt..think that suits us?
Lost Dreamer
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6 posted 07-02-99 02:04 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Thank-you doreen Peri, and Poet DeVine for your kind words, it's what makes this place a family.
Fred Hobbs
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since 06-08-99
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Lost Dreamer,

Your poems are certainly an important part of the patchwork of this quilt. Thanks for letting us read your stuff.

sandman
Lost Dreamer
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8 posted 07-04-99 02:15 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Thank-You Fred Hobbs for your words of encouragement.
 
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