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One Last Poem

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Member Rara Avis
since 05-19-99
Posts 9708
Michigan, US

0 posted 12-22-1999 08:35 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

'Twas the night before Christmas
And all 'cross the Net,
Were lurking the poets
I recently met.

The quatrains were written,
The free verse was parsed,
In hopes that one person
Would see our true hearts.

With pain in our rhymes
And joy in our verse,
We quickly logged off,
All to disperse.

While I, at my desk,
Recalled their kind posts,
And the forums we shared
On faraway  hosts.

Amidst the tears that we cried
Were the smiles that we sent,
With the fears that we shared,
And the help that we lent.

One last poem this year
I feel I must write:
Merry Christmas to all,
And to all a good night.
© Copyright 1999 Ron Carnell - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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since 05-26-99
Posts 25869
Hurricane Alley

1 posted 12-22-1999 08:40 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Ron, this is wonderful. And though I know the posts will decrease in the next few days, I also know there will still be those lonely souls who seek solace here in the family of poets.  May God bless you and give you peace, laughter and love. Stay safe during this holiday season...because you are the reason we are all here.......thank you!
Member Ascendant
since 07-29-99
Posts 5839
Ala bam a

2 posted 12-22-1999 09:00 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Twas the net before Passions,
Good-grief what a drag,
The same old websites,
No fun could be had.

Then LongJohn the sailor,
Steered me in this direction,
Said I'd enjoy without failure,
And it's been quite a blessing.

I guess Ron's much like Santa,
This present he's given,
To all of us "children,"
A poetry heaven.

So we thank you dear Ron,
For this website you've built,
And gave it to us like "Santa"
Here...have some cookies and milk!

And have a happy and joyous holiday sir, and a better New Year....I know I've caused you to roll your eyes, shake your head, and ya probably sent many nasty emails to LongJohn for telling me about your site....but I've honestly enjoyed it, the fine poets, and hope to be able to play here next year......Thanks again...
Member Rara Avis
since 07-22-99
Posts 9561

3 posted 12-22-1999 09:08 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Ron what a wonderful poem! I'm glad you decided to do one and post it! We all thank you I'm sure for this wonderful gift and home you've given to all of us, like Toe says!  Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all your wishes come true!
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since 09-02-99
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4 posted 12-22-1999 09:24 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

loved that toe "have some cookies and milk" and yep will agree, this place is the best present I have ever had, it never gets old, and the smiles just grow and grow

great poem ron.....great glad this year I found my way back home  
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since 08-19-99
Posts 3134
Southern Florida

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5 posted 12-22-1999 10:22 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Like your poem Ron....
Have a very Merry and I thank you too for this wonderful place we all call home...   

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!

Fairy Colours
since 12-02-1999
Posts 173

6 posted 12-22-1999 10:59 AM       View Profile for Fairy Colours   Email Fairy Colours   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Fairy Colours

Great poem to end the year with. You are very much appreciated Ron.

 --A Little Fairy--
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since 11-06-1999
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7 posted 12-22-1999 11:45 AM       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

The candle burns low
the wick almost gone
melted wax
poets name
drawn to page
like moth
to flame
burned brightly
to life
and time

*Merry Christmas to you too, Ron.

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

Senior Member
since 10-23-1999
Posts 1187
Tulsa, OK, USA

8 posted 12-22-1999 11:47 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Same to you, sir!  I have to say this is an enduring gift you've given.  It doesn't fade or wrinkle and it's always the right size and I never tire of playing with it.
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA

9 posted 12-22-1999 01:00 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

Ron, this is so sweet, but you have already given us such a gift by giving us this forum where we can post and read and make friends and learn about ourselves once more. Thanks is such a small word in comparison to what you have given us, but thank you anyway  
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Posts 2442

10 posted 12-22-1999 01:39 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I hope my sincerity will make up for any lack of poetic eloquence on my part, a bit ill I am.

Ron 'tis a wondrous world of words you have built for us to live and play in. Thank you for that and much more. I am glad you had the time and inclination to write this poem. To add to Lady deVine, I am one who will be here on Christmas Eve and Day.

Merry Christmas!!

 Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
"Either kill me or take me as I am,
because I'll be damned if I ever change..."

Count Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade
(Marquis de Sade)

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since 07-31-99
Posts 3167
United Kingdom

11 posted 12-22-1999 01:53 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Super thoughts Ron...


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

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since 06-05-99
Posts 26302
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA

12 posted 12-22-1999 01:55 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I knew you were Gunslinger!

Merry Christmas, Ron. No matter how many or what kinds of gifts I receive this year, yours was the best. Hopefully, each poem I post will be a thank-you note. Best wishes!
Member Ascendant
since 08-13-99
Posts 6333

13 posted 12-22-1999 01:57 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Merry Christmas, Ron.

Andrew Scott
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since 06-24-99
Posts 2655

14 posted 12-22-1999 03:14 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

You know how little kids, ages two and younger, seem to be more interested in the box than what came in it?  Well Ron, you've made that box a far more interesting place to play in for this kid.  Thank you for this wonderful gift, for all your time and energy, and for all the wonderful people I've come in contact.  You and yours are a class act and are much appreciated.  Happy Holidays and may you be bug free in the new year.
since 10-14-1999
Posts 469
longwood, florida

15 posted 12-22-1999 03:18 PM       View Profile for starboards   Email starboards   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for starboards

Ron, great poem indeed to end the year with...a tribute the best family known...


"I wont look back, I wont regret, though it hurts like hell someday I will forget"

[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 12-22-1999).]
Sally S.
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since 06-07-99
Posts 887

16 posted 12-22-1999 03:50 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

*like to*
*wish you a*
*wonderful holiday*
*and extend to you my*
*hopes of a new year filled*
*with kindness peace and love*
*thank you for all that you do Ron*
*Merry Christmas*

Member Elite
since 09-21-1999
Posts 3657
Sycamore, IL, USA

17 posted 12-22-1999 05:36 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Ron, Did You Know

When you opened tis poetry forum
It'd be the best or only friend to some?
Did you know it'd be a healing place
where many diversely interlace?

Did you know such wit and wisdom exists?
That no emotion would be missed?
Some lonely lives would be spared?
So many cared 'bout feelings shared?

Did you know it would give wings
to all who care about more than things?
That it would be so far reaching
to include the great arts teaching?

Did you dream it could ever mean so much?
So deeply and permanently tender hearts touch?
Had you any idea welcoming me
how eternally greatful I'd be?

Nate Dogg
Senior Member
since 11-15-1999
Posts 1691
Georgia, Fulton

18 posted 12-22-1999 05:47 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Please don't go away Ron,
your work is too good.
You are as good as an icon,
who words have helped me understood,
the meaning of life,
the best you could.
If you leave our website,
have a happy life
but, I know that you'll come back
because, poetry is something you can't lack.

Member Seraphic
since 05-20-99
Posts 24426
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA

19 posted 12-22-1999 06:28 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Nate Dogg - Don't worry - Ron can't leave Passions... He IS Passions...  

... You know, everyone - Toerag isn't far off. Ron is indeed very much like Santa... He's an interminable "giver"... a beautiful man, inside and out.... He's got the same wonderful twinkle in his eye.... and he lives at the North Pole....
Maybe he is Santa...

... Ron, my dearest friend - You know that there simply aren't words to adequately express my appreciation for you...

Yer favorite elf...

[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 12-22-1999).]
Member Elite
since 09-26-1999
Posts 2646
Ontario, Canada

20 posted 12-22-1999 07:48 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Thankyou Ron for this wonderful wish. I wish all the best for you and yours. Thankyou for this lovely family you have gathered here. May we all prosper and gather in the coming year. Good night kind Sir.
Member Ascendant
since 09-06-99
Posts 6390
Sunny Queensland

21 posted 12-22-1999 11:44 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Indeed Kind Sir, you unknowingly opened friendships and doors for so many.  Passions alone is a wonderful gift for us all.  May I again wish you and yours a safe, loving and Merry Christmas.


 Reach inside your heart, that is the greatest gift you can bestow. Merry Christmas..
(Daughter of Mystery)

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since 10-08-1999
Posts 3629
The Hague, The Netherlands

22 posted 12-23-1999 12:43 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Gelukkig Kerstfeest Ron.
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
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23 posted 12-23-1999 12:44 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Fantastic poem! I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!   Thanks again for this wonderful place!


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since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608

24 posted 12-23-1999 12:49 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Thank you Ron.  I guess  you can see how much we appreciate you, me too!  Wishes of Merry Christmas and love and peace in the New Year to you.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
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