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The Serenity Garden (journal part II)

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200 posted 07-20-2004 03:37 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

chuckling....

all this talk about peaches..and baskets.. I better go play someplace you ladies can't throw things at me...

[This message has been edited by Cpat Hair (07-20-2004 05:00 PM).]

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201 posted 07-20-2004 03:45 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

I love it!!

Quick Serenity click SAVE!!
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202 posted 07-20-2004 03:49 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

*click* zzzzzzzzip

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203 posted 07-20-2004 04:21 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Oh my! blush Saving this!
Where did I put that pitcher of lemonade?
Oh yes....silly me. Right beside my peach pie.
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204 posted 07-20-2004 04:23 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Chris...You'd better make mine a mint julep!
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205 posted 07-20-2004 04:42 PM       View Profile for Decaflame   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Decaflame

The things I do to stay in character...

Texas Silhouette

He had flown in, hot and dry,
painting deserts with a
Gila monster tail,
his thoughts outracing
tumbleweeds in a sand storm,

just like she remembered.

He stood now, bared chest and
bluejeans-lanky

at her window, absently minding
the lace between thumb and
forefinger,
staring.

She wondered how far
his horizons would take him,
this next time,
minus ten and counting.

She moved a strand of red hair
back from her cheek,
great green bedroom eyes shining,
and asked,

“breakfast?”

“Yeah,” he drawled,

“peaches, and cream.”

~*~

From the archives...
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206 posted 07-20-2004 06:04 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Oh gawd!!  Deca sizzles...and I'm saving this one too!
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207 posted 07-20-2004 06:08 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Smug smile.

I already had it.

neener neener neener

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208 posted 07-20-2004 07:52 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Shooooweeee....if it gets any hotter in here....I'll melt! Snatchin' up that "flamin' good" write.
I'm going down to the bay to look at all of the beautiful sailors....hee hee....I mean sailboats.
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209 posted 07-20-2004 09:59 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

I much prefer pickles and cream.

uhm...
I mean...

hehe.



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210 posted 07-20-2004 10:21 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Seren?

who you neenering?
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211 posted 07-20-2004 10:32 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Um...can't I just neener myself when I feel like it?

IT'S NOT LIKE I CAN DO MUCH ELSE RIGHT NOW!!!

er...

oh.



heh heh?

sorry.

just a teensy testy....

*ahem*

I'm fine now.

Ya'll continue on...

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212 posted 07-20-2004 11:18 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine



Ah, my girl.  If you knew what I was doing right now, you'd probably do one of two things.

1)  You'd have a heart to heart with me and tell me honestly, [after reading tea leaves and such] that (a) I'm going after a dream; {b) I'm trying to please everyone else; or (c) do it anyway.

2)  OR

3)  Say, "it's about time."

Truthfully?

I am really not sure what you would say.  I could say, check your e-mail, but that would keep you up longer than you need to be.  So maybe I will say that tomorrow.

Just know....

PS is making a break for the future.

And if that doesn't give you something to smile about, than nothing I can say, will.
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213 posted 07-21-2004 10:15 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Karen, I hope you are recuperating well... I missed your entertaining thoughts but am trying to catch up.


M
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214 posted 07-21-2004 06:28 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

First I'm going to give Maureen a hug.



You're a class act, my friend, and a lovely spirit as well.

and Kari? I checked my e mail...not a clue, either. And btw? While I was on morphine? I had a dream about your husband.

I'll tell when you tell.

*chuckle*
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215 posted 07-21-2004 07:25 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You poor thing.  As for my e-mail to you, tomorrow isn't over ... just yet.  
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216 posted 07-21-2004 08:00 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

KA? those drugs should at least let ya dream bout Steven Tyler.

Hey groovy gals and guys...
I just wanted to peek in and say hey...
its been another crazy day of house hunting in the heat... the house we reaaaaaally wanted sold.

So we're back on the street cruisin the "for sale" signs. LOL


I'll be reading all that I've missed in here later, best bedtime stories in town on this thread.

But I just wanted to take a break from all the crazy that is my mothy life lately to say hi and love ya all...and see if KA is behaving while healing.

You all have a grooooooovy evening *S*


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217 posted 07-21-2004 08:15 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Hmmm...

Suddenly I'm in the mood for some Grateful Dead...



Jan baby? You'll know "home" when you see it!
It just works out that way.

and Kari? I'm going to have to use that begging smilie Kit made for me, to beg her for a smilie with a zipper mouth!

*chuckle*

and oh Cap...if I were king of the forest? I would revoke your editing privelages!

and btw, I went to the doc today, and it felt so nice to have a man look at my behind today and say "Lookin' Good!"



I do, I do love this place!

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218 posted 07-21-2004 08:46 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ah shoot...buttons bustin' here...four years ago I wrote this...

Casey Joy
7 May 2000

You first came to be as a sweet whisper
in your mother’s soul
your father, though a person complete
realized you and became whole.

A promise you were, a thought wished
came to be from your parents’ kiss.

Ne’er for a moment, did either one imagine
just how precious you’d be, in your fashion;
whole and healthy you came to be
a mere presence, you created revelry.

A promise you were, a thought wished
came to be from your parents’ kiss.

Now know you, in your loving heart
the joy your precious name imparts;
into love, with love, your parents’ eyes shine
May God Bless thee, May God bless thine.

Love,

Auntie


In today's mail, look what I got...





That Rilling smile sure stays in the family...
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219 posted 07-22-2004 06:14 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

An adorable Casey, Karilea...

~~~~~~**~~~~~~

I still haven't cried my tears for her...
not sure when the time will come,
but the other day, I was gettting gas...and
was very relaxed after my short beach vacation,
I saw a man with a Papa John shirt on across from me
so I was asking him why we didn't have one near us...just making
conversation and explaining some directions to him
when someone towing a boat got impatient
and asked him to move along so he could get in....
it aggravated me as I talked under my breath to myself
while going into the station to make my payment.

I came back and opened my back door to
take off a temporary registration paper from the window
( finally 3 months later my permanent one arrived)
when someone honked their horn several times( pretty much making me jump
since they were next to me when they did it)
while I was stretching in the back of my car.
I guess he couldn't wait the 2 seconds it would take me
to close the door for him to get past me or
he couldn't go around the other side
like I had to because my tank is on the passenger side...


and he was in a hurry to "fill up".

I barked back "why don't you just honk your horn"
(sarcastically, which is not normally me)
and he replied stupidly  "I did"
I guess my face showed I was upset so he said
"Take it easy, hon, it's a beautiful day" and I let him pass
but shouted back, "don't call me hon!"...a Baltimore thing

Anyway..he was upset that I was upset and wouldn't shut up...
I could feel road rage rising in me...damn Marylanders, I almost wanted to say
but didn't since I am from there, too...but  that's what everyone always says
around here in Southern PA..where we are really laid back...and
the reason most move here.

And all I could do was replay it all the whole way driving north
and I couldn't understand why it bothered me to the point of tears..
Guilt, I felt guilty getting the man upset..I figured
I ruined his day by my attitude and he ruined mine
making me feel bad about it...

anyway...I couldn't stop the tears over such a dumb thing...
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220 posted 07-22-2004 06:19 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

  Maureen, this is the backwash of stress.  And honey, your emotions have been pulled tighter than sheets on a line on a summer day...

You could have bitten your tongue, but it would have only drawn blood.  

With all that's gone on in your life in these last few months, you were indeed "quite civil"...and honey?  For that, you are quite the lady.
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221 posted 07-22-2004 06:21 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ice Princess

There is, sometimes, a grave misconception when one deals with outward appearances.  Like any book, we don’t know if a person is good or bad until we crack open their cover, just like a book, and giving it more than a swift perusal.  Sometimes, even the first couple of pages won’t be enough to generate interest – neither will be the first few sentences one might utter.

That is, those first few sentences will come, if you can get past their shyness.

As a point of fact, I tend to raise one eyebrow when intently listening to one’s story.  I am generally the one who sits back, letting others “spill”, asking key questions to keep them going, and because of that first-time meeting reserve that is felt, and usually because I’m in the company of, oh, let’s say, my spouse…my reserve is usually even set higher.

So thought some friends.  After a decade of time spent together when those chances come, these friends mentioned to me that among my spouse’s other friends, it was once spoken [read, conjectured] that my spouse had married an “ice princess”…and that certainly caught me off guard.

And my shyness and self-esteem took a deep nosedive.

These friends were quick to mention that over the years, the “true me” had taken occasions to shine through.  At times, they could see that I am far from the perceived persona they had first come to know through brief visits.

But although words can only hurt us if we allow them to fester, the comment stayed with me these last few months.  True, when in deep concentration or listening intently to others, my left eyebrow still raises upward…some things like that MUST be genetic…but I have also learned to adopt to some things that others do as a matter of fact…

Like today.

Today, I lowered the windows in my car, drove through the 85 degree temperatures with the humidity in the 60’s, and achieved some quite un-ice-princessy “air-hair.”

The ice princess is melting.

[Serenity…albeit a few posts belated, this is my 47,000th special post for your garden…]
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222 posted 07-22-2004 06:26 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

For Maureen:

One night, on our way home from a show (concert) my husband was drunk and the way he drove was proof enough. Now I don't drive, and besides, I had been at the same show matching him drink for drink anyway.

But we were arguing because he insisted on stopping for yet another beer at an all night convenience store.

I was steaming. As I sat there in the car, a guy pulled up right next to us parking so close he nearly blocked my door. He got out and I looked up and gave the passenger such a look of hatred it still chills me with shame.

I was shocked and shamed further when she broke into tears.

I looked at her and mouthed, "Are you okay?"

She just nodded, tears streaming.

I wondered then if she was in the same predicament.

*  *  *

Maureen? Don't sweat it. We're all just blindly fumbling around in the dark for a match.

You are a good person who's had a rough time, and I'll bet that guy understood that. And if he didn't?

Sadly, someday he will.



(Kari sneaked by me)

I go read now...
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223 posted 07-22-2004 06:30 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

and Kari? Men like that tousled look. They associate it with um, let's say...satisfaction.

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224 posted 07-22-2004 06:30 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

  and thanks Karilea...

I was born feeling guilty and hate when I feel someone is upset with me or because of me...and  the morning had been beautiful until that happened

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