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skyshine
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0 posted 05-19-2003 12:41 AM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

Mine came from shortly before I registered here, because I was tired of all the other names I had and I wanted something comepletely new from what I was already using. Well, I knew the name Sunshine was taken, and I thought of Starshine, but for some reason, it just didn't ring for me. I was thinking that I liked the sun, clouds, the moon, and stars, everything in the sky really, and came up with skyshine. I came up with it all by myself too. Well where did yours come from?

~Elizabeth

Dreams last for so long, even after you're gone...
~Jewel

Midnitesun
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1 posted 05-19-2003 01:34 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Well, mine might be obvious. Living in Alaska for 6 years under the midnight sun can burn the imagery right into your brain. LOL, and it was better than 'Aurora'
and not as silly sounding as Rainbow dancing Lights, which is what I call the aurora or northern lights.
kaile
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2 posted 05-19-2003 02:08 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

well, kaile is my actual name actually

i used to go by "faterider" here because of a desire to ride on the tides of fate and to be contented with wherever life chooses to take me...plus, the image of me as a surfer seemed kind of kewl

there you go
Nan
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3 posted 05-19-2003 06:44 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

My mom gave it to me.  She named me after my aunt, actually...
Miah
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4 posted 05-19-2003 07:31 AM       View Profile for Miah   Email Miah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miah

Well after my dog of course! Miah!  I know unoriginal. Okay off to work now.

[This message has been edited by Miah (05-19-2003 07:31 AM).]

Local Parasite
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5 posted 05-19-2003 07:55 AM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

Great topic!  But mine's a secret.  

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Parasite

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Riley
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6 posted 05-19-2003 08:12 AM       View Profile for Riley   Email Riley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Riley

Mine's def. an original, who else could come up with the name Riley, haha. Mah mommy gave it to me 13 and a half years ago.

*the bloody tide comes in on the shore, time after time*

Marge Tindal
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7 posted 05-19-2003 08:49 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


~*Marge*~ *smiles*

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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8 posted 05-19-2003 09:05 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Because I AM southern... I'm just not all there. LOL
sea_of_okc
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9 posted 05-19-2003 12:48 PM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

Quite simple really
sea is one of my nicknames from younger days - an abbreviated version of my last name

OKC is where I live hence sea_of_okc

Plus I find it amusing when peeps tell me "there's no sea in Oklahoma"...  DUH!
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10 posted 05-19-2003 01:42 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

The blaze? Was a nod to both my married name (Blaise) and my regrettable temper.
chasing rain
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11 posted 05-19-2003 03:02 PM       View Profile for chasing rain   Email chasing rain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for chasing rain

I got mine when I was chasing my bros outside with a hose.

Nah. Actually, I'm not sure. I just like to chase things. I suppose I could've had the name chasing dustbunnies...

...I think maybe I was depressed when I joined.

...nah.

I'm not so sure anymore. I think it was just one of those spur of the moment type things.

Someone make up a story for me. I'm too lazy.
JP
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12 posted 05-19-2003 06:21 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change. Courage to change the one I can and the wisdom to know that it is I.

My name is my initials, my wife started calling me JP about 20 years ago and it has become 'my name' on the checks, the accounts, etc....  It stands for "Just Perfect"

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
Nil Desperandum, Fata viem invenient

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13 posted 05-19-2003 09:36 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Point well taken JP.

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14 posted 05-19-2003 09:54 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Here begins a boring story:

I chose my forum name because that is a name I’ve used for several years. When I got my computer, I wanted an identity other than my ‘real’ life identity. I think I wanted to hide behind the anonymity of a name that would be recognized as someone I never thought I could be.

I sat at my dining room table with poetry books, a thesaurus, a dictionary and paper and pencil. I knew I wanted an identity that would exemplify my body of work. I love ivy…the way it looks against a brick wall. I thought about each of my poems as a leaf of ivy on that vine. "Leaves of Inspiration" was my first choice, but couldn’t fit a suitable ‘name’ in there. I read about vines..about ivy…about branches…..until I realized that I could do a play on words.

The Vine……..deVine……..everyone mistakes it for divine (heavenly)..but actually it is the vine. Poet seemed the perfect first name….Poet of the Vine…..Lines deVine….deVine Lines….I’ve used them all.

Besides, it’s not bad to be called Poet. I hope I am one. And to be called deVine or deVine one or Lady deVine is quite a compliment!

So I put together my ‘mission statement’ that is on every web site I create for myself.


When you find love in each special line
know it was created by Poet deVine



[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (05-19-2003 09:55 PM).]

Ringo
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15 posted 05-20-2003 12:29 AM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

It's actually my stage name. Although I am a bass player ,I use the name Ringo, and one of these days I'll give the full story to the masses.

Day after day I'm more confused,
So I look for the light through the pouring rain...

Kellie_Cantrell
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16 posted 05-20-2003 01:25 AM       View Profile for Kellie_Cantrell   Email Kellie_Cantrell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellie_Cantrell

Actually, it is actually not proper to say actually. I actually shouldn't be writing this this way either, but I am actually trying to make an actual point about using the word actually.

:: I got my name by taking my first name and putting and underscore down and adding my last name... not so creative....



     
Love Always,

[This message has been edited by Kellie_Cantrell (05-20-2003 01:26 AM).]

Local Parasite
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17 posted 05-20-2003 01:36 AM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

Haha... thanks for the laugh, Kellie...

Actually, I actually like that word... it's actually one of the words I actually use in my actual everyday vocabulary... that's actually quite striking of you to say.
Ringo
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18 posted 05-20-2003 03:03 AM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

OK, oK... Geez.. It's because I'm a man... I know...
So, how's this:
The name Ringo that I use for my sign-in name is my stage name that I have used for the past 14 years... actually  (sorry, couldn't resist   lol)

Day after day I'm more confused,
So I look for the light through the pouring rain...

JP
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19 posted 05-20-2003 10:32 AM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

quote:
……..everyone mistakes it for divine (heavenly)..but actually it is the vine.


I'll pray you forgive my desire to think of you as 'divine' rather that 'the vine'  because you certainly are heavenly...

BTW, when folks don't believe in 'Just Perfect', I throw out Judas Priest, Just Playing, Jerkface Punk...

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
Nil Desperandum, Fata viem invenient

S Arthur Grey
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woven by a poet's loom


20 posted 05-20-2003 12:14 PM       View Profile for S Arthur Grey   Email S Arthur Grey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for S Arthur Grey

"S Arthur Grey"


An alter ego
conceived many years ago
in the ringing bell
of boredom

latent,
until awakened here
now,
partially freed

a silence
with a voice
ESP
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Floating gently on a cloud....


21 posted 05-20-2003 02:25 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Mine looks like it should be exciting, like something to do with Extra Sensory Perception, but actually it's only my initials: Elizabeth Sarah Pinard

"Gorge the honey from life, and live through the stomach aches knowing they will pass..." ~Liz Pinard 2003~

blueyedlioness
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22 posted 05-20-2003 08:30 PM       View Profile for blueyedlioness   Email blueyedlioness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for blueyedlioness

Ahhh... I love this question because I get to talk about my guy.

See, he started calling me "Ma'Lady Lioness" which I thought was adorable, and then I just sort of became "Lioness" to everyone. And I have blue eyes, which is what most people notice first about me. So I became "blueyedlioness".  
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23 posted 05-21-2003 09:11 AM       View Profile for Opeth   Email Opeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Opeth

http://www.opeth.com/

It is all there.
Sunshine
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24 posted 05-21-2003 10:09 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Smiling here...remember the tune "You are my Sunshine"?  Well, Daddy use to sing that all the time, and winking at me, meant it was "my" song.  Later, when CB's were popular, I used it as my "handle".  It only seemed appropriate to be thinking of my dad and in some way, to honor his memory, so when I joined PiP, it actually seemed the only name for me.

Besides, there aren't many around who know how to pronounce Karilea.  
 
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