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This is your life

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Member Rara Avis
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Somewhere... out there...

0 posted 06-30-2001 06:04 AM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes

Ok everybody...start thinking!  
If you could wake up tomorrow and have the life
you've always wanted, what would it be like?  
Where would you live? What would you do
for a living?  Would you be married or single?
Would you have kids?  How many?  What would you
do with your spare time?  Hobbies?  Interests?
Don't hold back on this one...this is your

"...until you have read the verse on his
heart, you have not truely met the poet."

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1 posted 06-30-2001 07:37 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Life would be stress-free... To need answer only to my own expectations of myself would be wonderful.. I'm perfectly capable of prioritizing my own life, ya know??..

I would live in warmth...

For a living - I would write...

Marital status would totally depend upon the man I love expecting no more from me than I expect of myself...

I've got two kids - Good'ns too...   

I wouldn't have any spare time... I'd be too busy planning what not to do next....
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2 posted 06-30-2001 10:46 AM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

I'd wake up in France in some expensive hotel because that same night i'd be playing a sold out concert because i'm a part of the newest Alternative Music hit band. A band with complete artistic freedom, and one that is bound to last more than 15yrs in the spotlight. Plus I'd be known as one of the top 10 guitarists in the history of rock.

I'd have no wife or kids until i were in my early 30's. She'd support me and it'd be complete true love.

I guess that's it.
Poet deVine
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3 posted 06-30-2001 11:05 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Welcome to deVine's dream:
Sunday, June 31 - I wake up in my flat in London. Last night I went to see a play in Covent Garden - this is my once a month trip to England so I rise early to make the most of my Sunday here. The underground stations sell out of flowers quickly on Sunday so I rush out to buy three huge bouquets to decorate my room. After walking around the city, stopping only to shop at Harrod's I then catch my flight back to the states.

I am an internationally famous author. I have apartments in London, New York, Miami, New Orleans, Chicago, Denver and Point Arena (California).

While writing, I spend the morning hard at work. My afternoons are spent teaching inner city kids (in whatever city I'm in at the time) how to use computers and the Internet. I set up centers in my 'home cities' so that when I'm in that area, I can volunteer and check up on the progress of the programs.

I have a significant other who also enjoys the freedom of this lifestyle. While he may not travel with me all the time, we are never far apart in our hearts. Sometimes, his need to write in peace overtakes him and he goes to his private home for a few weeks to focus.

I see my children and granbabies (when they get here) when I want - I just pack up and go. I don't worry about money - first, because it doesn't mean that much to me - second, because I know my NEXT novel will be a trillion seller (Oprah recommends them all the time!).

And in the evenings, I log onto Passions in Poetry and read.
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4 posted 06-30-2001 11:20 AM       View Profile for Romy   Email Romy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Romy

Wow Sharon, have you been following me around lately?  LOL!
But seriously, I don't know how much of mine I would want to change.  I am fortunate to be able to spend 4 to 6 hours or more a day on my writing, and have had some success with it.  I travel often and far, with or without my family and I have a loving, supportive mate who inspires and encourages me. Other than eliminating the minor irritations of everyday life, there's just not much I guess I'd change.  At least for now.  
Okay...Oprah's book club would be nice...but I have met a couple of the authors in it, does that count?
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5 posted 06-30-2001 11:36 AM       View Profile for scout   Email scout   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit scout's Home Page   View IP for scout

I think I've asked for this so many times...  the only thing I want is to live April 1, 1997 over again, and over again, but you know I have trust in God that He'll write a better story then I could.

"Son of man with one blow I am about to take away from you the delight of your eyes. Yet do not lament or weep or shed any tears."-Eze.24:16

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6 posted 06-30-2001 12:38 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

LOL @ Poetdevine !

Sunday, June 31 ... now THAT is a dream !

Me ? thinking ...

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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7 posted 06-30-2001 01:11 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

I'd be a really good doctor sent back a couple years back so I can take better care of my grandpa.

hi Sweets, Kris, Lizzy, Ina, Erin, Erica, Minna, Kit, Kamie, Javi, Jenn, Sharon, Nan, Cawlee, Cherish, Ashley, Sara, Justine, Leah, Jess, Kimmie, Mare

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8 posted 07-01-2001 01:45 AM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

I'd be the lady who owned her own business. (Don't know what yet) You could read about me in Forbes magazine, you know the article above Bill Gates little article.
Traveling around the United States helping people, who just need a little money and someone to guide them.
Yes I'd also stop in and visit Congress and give them an ear full on the care of our Vets, elderly and poor.
If there is time in my busy life I might go ahead and write that novel thats been in the back of my mind.
It's too darn hard to train a man so I'll keep the one I've got now. No I wouldn't have children next go around!!!!
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9 posted 07-01-2001 01:47 AM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

Oh this is like my lottery fantasy....I'd buy a working farm...not working in the sense of actually making money...but working in the sense of having gardens and hayfields and livestock....probably about 100 acres...and the purpose of this farm is to give kids a safehaven to come to...runaways, abused or troubled kids with no where else to turn...someplace where they have a chance to earn respect, to feel connected, to see what being a part of a family is all about...they would be required to do chores on the farm....gardening, haying, canning, caring for stock, just whatever it would take to pull their well anyway THATS my would be called UNICORNS KEEP
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10 posted 07-01-2001 03:08 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Now here I was feeling like a smart "anal orifice" all night long...and now this. Hmmm....

Does it really all boil down to knowing what I want? Or is it about wanting/appreciating what I have?

If I could rewrite anything--it would be my character--not the materials of life. I would like to know how to maintain the joy of life as a constant--or at least, a NEAR constant. I would like, very much, to have so much joy of life pulsating through me that I could be an infectious fountain of virile lifeforce--

Right now? It is my most profound wish, that I could HEAL, just by saying it were so.
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11 posted 07-01-2001 06:54 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Well I guess, I would love to be a really talented animator and film maker.
To have the freedom to pursue my own projects, creating animated films that connect with people, make people think in the ways that some live action films do.

I would like to live with my true love in a nice house in the country, to have enough money to have freedom and piece of mind, but not to be classified as being rich. I would love to be known as a respected poet, whose poetry will be remembered long after I am dead.

"Like Sand underneath the snow, I make you mine." Kristin Hersh

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12 posted 07-01-2001 07:11 AM       View Profile for hush   Email hush   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hush

i'd take a time warp and be a political activist/musician/writer in the 60's.

everything's fine.

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13 posted 07-01-2001 01:10 PM       View Profile for anonymousfemale   Email anonymousfemale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymousfemale

For starters my money would be in the very high million dollar bracket.  
I'd be living in Toorak, which is in Melbourne, Australia. My house would be the biggest and most expensive in the street (hey, it's a with facilities ranging from swimming pools to a home theatre.                  
The job would be senior partner in the most looked up to yet feared Law Firm in Australia. It'd also be internationally recognised and accepted.
On the marriage front, I'd be with a really good looking Italian man who didn't mind the long hours and was always there when needed. (live the dream *sigh*) I'd have about 4 children, two girls and two boys. The girls would be attending MacRobertson Girls and the boys would be either Scotch or Melbourne Grammer.
Spare time would be writing and lapping up the life of luxary. Either shopping (it's a habit I'll never be able to kick) or doing something with my bro. Hobbies and interests would be the same as now. Shopping, spending as much money as possible, writing, running, anything sporty really (you'd have to stay fit!), anything musical but by this time I will have a room in my house decked out in black marble with this killer grand piano.
That's all I can think of at the moment.  

Never speak disrespectfully of Society. Only people who can't get into it do that.
~ Oscar Wilde ~

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14 posted 07-01-2001 02:40 PM       View Profile for Lisa   Email Lisa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lisa

I would have enough money to meet my needs. I would be able to write and share it with others. I would have enough money keep my husband and child from ever worrying about money or wanting for anything. I would have a chance to talk to my mother again, and know she heard me. I would go to college and teach. I would make sure that more people were aware of how hard Paraeducactors work for the small amount of money they make. I would try to never take anything for granted again. I would live!
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15 posted 07-01-2001 05:30 PM       View Profile for Jesse Jaymz   Email Jesse Jaymz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jesse Jaymz's Home Page   View IP for Jesse Jaymz

hmmmmm  my ultimate dream.     well if any of yall know me at all you would know that my place of resedance would be virginia.  and myrtle beach south carolina.  got have a place on the ocean     then i would buy a taylor acoustic guitar.  because i would need it being a professional singer songwriter and all     oh yeah have to have an apartment in downtown nashville.  and a home studio.     as far as love goes i would say i would be married with 2 kids.  harmony cheynne jaymz and pheonix arryn jaymz.  and most of all i would fix my heart.  hey i can say that this is a dream after all     oh yeah and a new computer is a must cuz i really dont know how much longer the hamsters can last in mine.  the wheels are getting rusty    well that is my dream.  but in reality just to have someone i could love and hold in my arms and call my wife would be my ultimate dream     then i would work on the rest  

The broken  

When I was a young man I vowed never to marry until I found the ideal woman. Well, I found her - but, alas, she was waiting for the perfect man. :(

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16 posted 07-01-2001 08:54 PM       View Profile for Spice   Email Spice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Spice's Home Page   View IP for Spice

OK Well...
I'm gonna change the question the tiniest bit.  
I don't want to wake up TOMORROW and have all this stuff happening to me. This is more of a FUTURE dream life.
The FUTURE life I always wanted would be...
Me, a successful Doctor- a successful Pediatrician. As far as WHERE... I'd either live A.) In a nice, peaceful beachside house with the waves practically crashing in on my backdoor... or B.) In New York. A nice, big Penthouse Apartment with a beautiful view of the City. In the future I want to be happily married ( Of course- Who would WANT a miserable marriage?) to a successful man. A funny, sarcastic, smart mouth, witty, charming, sweet guy that loves me more than anything. I want 2 kids. I want a big Golden Retriever in the house. Maybe even 2. I want to travel. See exotic/ mysterious/ historical places. And for hobbies...I'd take up boating and horseback riding and hang out at the comedy clubs all the time.  
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17 posted 07-02-2001 10:30 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Yeah Marge, I saw that too! Sharon, do you design the calendars in your dreams?

You know.....I'm pretty happy right now in my life. There are a few things I'd change, but I don't want to ruin my content mood by thinking of them.  
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18 posted 07-03-2001 04:06 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Spice...horseback riding?  
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19 posted 07-04-2001 06:51 PM       View Profile for snowpants   Email snowpants   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit snowpants's Home Page   View IP for snowpants

Well, that's an easy one...sorta...I would, first of all, want to be a successful songwriter, with a few books of poetry on the side.  And, since I love photography as well, my dream is to frame my writing with my scenic photos as background, and make a living selling those...that has GOT to be the coolest...hmm...let's see, I would live somewhere a bit more southern than here...the smog is killing my sinuses, slowly, but surely...that is, if the rudeness or the looney drivers don't kill me first...
well, even if I don't ever get to do any of these things, all I know is that a real goal of mine is...NOT TO WORK FOR ATTORNEYS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE...


it was love that first drew me,
it is love that will keep me here...
now I see love burning brightly
when everything else is unclear...

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20 posted 07-04-2001 06:53 PM       View Profile for snowpants   Email snowpants   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit snowpants's Home Page   View IP for snowpants

Oh yeah, I almost forgot...I would like to be married, but NO kids...just my husband and I, sharing a nice cozy, NEAT, little home somewhere in the country...oh, dreams are wonderful, aren't they??  
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21 posted 07-04-2001 06:56 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

First of all, I'd change my personality so I'd be able to appreciate what I have now. After that, I'd take my Prince Charming to Europe to live in sin and to write!  

"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel."-Machiavelli

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22 posted 07-04-2001 09:08 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

I don't know, I kinda love the life I'm living now, is that alright too???


A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
Feel free to use the pictures on my website.

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23 posted 07-05-2001 10:46 AM       View Profile for Fading Away   Email Fading Away   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Fading Away

Very good question!

Okay, no holding back... here goes.

I would live in a big white house in the countryside in Virginia.  It would have a wrap-around porch, with swings on it so I could sit out there, read and relax for hours.  There would be a lake nearby so I could also swim, and enjoy a sunset every now and then.  I would be a musician for a living... I would play in a nearby symphony, maybe teach lessons.  I would be married to prince charming himself... a very sweet, very good looking guy who treats me like I'm someone to cherish.  I would have kids.. maybe one or two, but in my dream life, they won't be older.  Younger than 10.  For my free time I would relax on the lake, or read, maybe take long walks in the countryside.  It would be a 100% stress free environment.  I wouldn't have to worry about anything.  My hobbies would be, obviously, music, and writing.

Welp, there ya go.  My dream life... have time before all that happens   But it's nice to think about.


You canít expect the roses to grow without the weeds.

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24 posted 07-14-2001 06:31 PM       View Profile for PanDol   Email PanDol   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PanDol

I do this only under the condition.... that I keep the wonderful son that I now have!  

Welcome to PanDols Dream Life......

~*Living in Colorado on a Quarter Horse ranch I wake up next to the man I love. The man that is the beat of my heart. I realize, that he is here, with me, and will be every morning.

We run away to Jamaica where we live during the winter, and work as a dive master at a  resort.

For fun I travel play as much as I can. See the world, go free!

I help people in need as often as I can.

And at the end of the day, I fall asleep, next to the man I love, to wake up next to him once again......smiling!*~


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