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For Craig - (or, Why its important to write)

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LngJhnAg
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0 posted 08-04-99 09:18 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LngJhnAg

The pen is never silent when
The heart drives it across the page.
You never know whom you may touch,
On some distant day.

The only thing that's guaranteed,
Is no one will know that you've been there,
If you silence what's in your heart
Because you thought that no one cared.

You haven't the gift to see the future,
Or to know who'll pass this way.
So, leave the echoes of your heart,
Where they'll be heard to say....

I was here, and I cared enough,
To give with all my heart.
Even when I felt it wasn't good enough,
I still left you the sweetest part.

The person who reads your words,
May be wondering if they've the will,
To strive a little harder as they,
Climb up their own hill.

And even if just one person reads,
Only one thought from your heart,
If it restores the hope he's lost,
Then your pen has done it's part.


[This message has been edited by LngJhnAg (edited 08-05-99).]
© Copyright 1999 Michael Waterman - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 08-04-99 11:00 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

I could not agree more Long John

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Lorelei54
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2 posted 08-05-99 08:14 AM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

When I was a teenager, I was encouraged to keep Jounals in school, which I did for many many years...even into the early years of marriage in the 70's. Someone stumbled upon my writings, and I felt betrayed...and destroyed them all, and never wrote with a passion again. I think it is so important to write. Don't give up yet if you are struggling, your gift may just be blossoming into a beautiful gift. Don't let anyone discourage you like I was!!
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3 posted 08-05-99 09:25 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wonderful! I couldn't agree more. Write, write, write. With time and work, the poetry gets better. I have some poems I would be embarrassed to post they are so bad! Someone asked me once which of my poems I thought was the best. I said "The next one".....
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4 posted 08-05-99 09:55 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Great poem, sailor... and excellent advice!
LngJhnAg
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5 posted 08-05-99 10:47 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Thank you, one and all - I hope Craig takes a moment to read it, too.
Craig
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6 posted 08-05-99 03:48 PM       View Profile for Craig   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Craig


Dear Mister Silver

I am honored that you have taken the time and used your eloquent skill to pen this poem for my edification. I agree entirely with the sentiments contained within it.

While it is true that I will not be posting in the open forum for a while this is only due to the fact that I have started lessons in the Critical Forum, where I hope, in time, to learn the necessary skills to once more participate within these hallowed halls.

Thank you for the thought and words.
LngJhnAg
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7 posted 08-05-99 03:52 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Craig

The honor is all mine - I think I'll try to join you over there.
Andrew Scott
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8 posted 08-05-99 05:23 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Most excellent Long John! A must read for every poet, heck for every would be writer. Thanks for sharing. I bow to you and yours.
Princess Lily
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9 posted 08-06-99 12:09 AM       View Profile for Princess Lily   Email Princess Lily   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Princess Lily

PERFECT!!So very very very very true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We see only what we want to see~unless perhaps~we believe

*A rose is a rose it withers and dies...so long as you keep it the memories survive*


Toerag
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10 posted 08-06-99 11:46 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

LongJohn, why would ya go to the "Critical Forum" when I'm here to criticize you so well?
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11 posted 01-24-2006 10:51 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I never read this one and it was my loss.  I couldn't agree with this more, we never know who will be affected by our words do we.

Nice writing Michael, a weenie bump up for ya, cause I can.
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12 posted 03-31-2009 06:40 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Yanno, sailor... you wield your pen with such wit in those skirmishes with your pals... I sometimes forget just how much your words can touch.

And I shouldn't... after all, you wrote a poem about a farmer allowing his tools to rust that literally changed my life. *S*
 
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