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Local Rebel
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0 posted 12-21-1999 04:36 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Local Rebel

It seems as though I have awakened in the morning,
Having forgotten my dream of the night before,
To see the barren waste where once stood,
The dream of all dreams.

But the caretakers grew weary,
And could not tend the place where children once played,
And dreamed,
But the magnolia is tall now too,
Amongst the weeds,
Just as you had always imagined it would.

The house has grown gray and weak,
Covered in dust and webs,
It shows all the days passed,
Since you were there.

And the mailbox,
It still makes that same sound,
When it's door is opened
But it remains empty from day to day

So many things remain as I recalled them there,
But I cannot remember the dreams I had.



 How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. -Marcus Aurelius
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RainbowGirl
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1 posted 12-21-1999 04:39 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Sweetheart: Big HUSG...it is so good to see your thoughts again, even though so very sad...may the coming years be brighter for us all.

HUSG

 Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...


RSEvans
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2 posted 12-21-1999 04:41 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

No weeds?  I always find weeds when I go home.  I understand you are returning, Nighthawk.  Welcome back.
Local Rebel
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3 posted 12-21-1999 04:45 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

thanks RS but I'm not returning here.. this is my first visit.. I used to know some of these wonderful folks from another forum...

no this poem is literally about returning to my childhood home... something that happens around the holidays
Iloveit
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4 posted 12-21-1999 05:02 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

I loved this the first time I saw it and it looks beautiful here....sigh....will echo rainbow and say I love your thoughts....
hugs
Local Rebel
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5 posted 12-21-1999 05:11 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Thanks Granny, RS, and RG...  

This is a very nice forum, and as you know...I don't get too passionate or too poetic too often.. but when I have a thought I'll be sure to post it here.
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6 posted 12-21-1999 08:07 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Local Rebel -

Sure stirred some memories here.
The imagery of the mailbox is quite haunting.
Ah, the magnolia of my youth
stands tall in your words.
Thank you for a look at yesteryear.
Welcome ... ~Marge~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Local Rebel
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7 posted 12-21-1999 08:16 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Thankyou Marge -- I am truly flattered
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8 posted 12-21-1999 08:24 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

The old home places change so quickly, don't they... as if they must fade away once the family is gone. Good one, feathered friend!
Nan
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9 posted 12-21-1999 08:28 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Now you listen here, LR.... You're welcome to move in here at Passions and all.. but if you start makin' me cry with your poems ... I'm sendin' you and your rebellious butt packin'.....
Local Rebel
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10 posted 12-21-1999 08:31 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Ok Nan... sorry..

I'll post one ta make ya laugh before I go then...  

 How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. -Marcus Aurelius
Nan
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11 posted 12-21-1999 08:33 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

All righty then - You can stay awhile...   
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12 posted 12-21-1999 11:10 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This touched me...deeply. Very well done.

 Denise


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13 posted 12-21-1999 11:41 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This writing creates a scene so real it can be seen and tasted. Very nice work.
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those were the good old days
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