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~~ My Castle is in Aruba ~~

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poetFemmeFatale
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0 posted 10-27-1999 12:17 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

The sun was going down on the warm Aruban sand...
I walked down to the beach & took the ocean by the hand.
Swimming through my head was all the chaos in my life -
I threw my troubles out to sea - my many tears and strife...

I closed my eyes to feel the winds blow salty through my hair...
Around me was a peaceful calm - God's beauty everywhere.
Warm sand under my feet & the soft foam from the tide -
On this happy island free - I didn't have to hide...

I stopped & turned my ear - to the sound of water's deep...
The gentle crashing of the waves, nearly made me weep.
Out here with turquoise waters - is where I want to stay -
My soul's at peace when I'm alone with seagulls in this way...

They cried a song of lonliness - for me as I passed by...
I listened to their voices & I wished that I could fly.
With hands deep in my pockets, I strolled along the sand -
Off in the distance, softly played, a sweet Cabana band....

Their music filled the air, & again I closed my eyes...
I sat down for awhile, with my face toward the skies.
The moon upon the ocean, & Aruban stars above -
I chose the brightest one I saw - & made a wish for love...

Before I left the island & before I met my plane...
I left my troubles there, like old baggage left unclaimed.
That night - I built a castle - to symbolize my soul -
I walked away & left it there - - Aruba made me whole........


*** I wonder how long it took the tide to wash my soul away....???




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~~ Lift your head high - spread your "words" and fly - - poetFemmeFatale

© Copyright 1999 Gennifer David - All Rights Reserved
Michael
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1 posted 10-27-1999 12:53 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

You paint me a beautiful image of Aruba...and why that place means so much to you. I can't wait to visit Aruba with you in person one day...where we can be whole - together.

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Michael Anderson

Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?


Watcher666
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2 posted 10-27-1999 01:17 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Beautiful imagery. Lovely poem.Loved it!

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Pepper
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3 posted 10-27-1999 09:00 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Beautiful pFF.......

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RSEvans
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4 posted 10-27-1999 09:37 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Too bad we're not going on that cruise huh? Look forward to hearing more like this from you. Beautifully expressed sis!

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Toerag
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5 posted 10-27-1999 10:13 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Good grief!!! This is fantastic! This was so well done gal.....!!! (But watch out for that Michael guy hon, he sounds like he's wanting to take advantage of the mood Aruba puts you in)....Now then, yanno Toerag would never do something like that. So? Ya wanna "tip-Toe" down the beach ta-gether?...Sun bathe in the sand ta-gether....? Or just stay in the motel room, and stay "connected' tagether?....This honestly was a superb poem my dear!!!
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6 posted 10-27-1999 10:54 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This is magnificent, PFF!!!! Very, very well done!!
Alwye
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7 posted 10-27-1999 09:15 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Wow, so beautiful....I love this!

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*Krista Knutson*

I walk with the multitude, yet alone am I in their midst. -- Daniel L. Miller


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8 posted 10-27-1999 09:56 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Femme this was awesome! So much feeling and a great picture you paint! Almost made cry. I just love the imagery! I really, really liked this alot!
Denise
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9 posted 10-27-1999 09:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very beautiful, pFF. I enjoyed reading this!

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Denise
Seymour Tabin
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10 posted 10-27-1999 10:07 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Pff,
Been to Aurba and it is a lovely island.
But not quite as lovely as your poem.
poetFemmeFatale
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11 posted 10-27-1999 11:09 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

*** Blushing - thanks Sey, and everyone else! I thought for awhile this was gonna be a flop of a poem...I had a hard time bringing it together like I wanted to .....your words have encouraged me a bit.....and dear Sey...you did make me blush...You know, I was so "at peace" there, I considered moving there for awhile. There's no place like it - spent sunsets on Catalina sailboats...peaceful walks on the beach at night...a wonderful place to go when you need to just think about your life...thank you.

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~~ Lift your head high - spread your "words" and fly - - poetFemmeFatale

Sally S.
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12 posted 10-27-1999 11:18 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

My dear pFF,
This could never be considered a flop. It's absolutely beautiful! I could 'feel" this poem. That's MY kinda poem. Well done!
charamyst
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13 posted 10-27-1999 11:37 PM       View Profile for charamyst   Email charamyst   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for charamyst

I love this poem. It is very good!
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