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Enchantress
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125 posted 11-11-2004 05:41 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

I'm so sorry to hear the discouraging news Karilea..
Robert continues to be in my thoughts and prayers.
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126 posted 11-11-2004 06:06 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Karilea,
You guys are in my prayers. Let me know if there is anything you need. 'Cause I believe in supercharged prayers too.
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127 posted 11-11-2004 06:55 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Thank you so much.  Larry?  A supercharged "let 'em rock and roll" to get him where he belongs to be is all he needs...I'm not giving up...but if need be, just letting go.
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128 posted 11-11-2004 07:05 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Just trying to say that I stand in solidarity with you and think I partially understand what you are dealing with. Courage dear lady, courage that's all.
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129 posted 11-11-2004 07:11 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Yes, Larry.  I know.  But he would get a kick out of that supercharged prayer.  I know my brother...

And I know his wishes.  

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130 posted 11-11-2004 07:43 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

hugging you, and wishing peaceful painfree dreams for your brother
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131 posted 11-11-2004 10:30 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Dear Sissy...my prayers are with your brother too.  I'm sorry I've been so gone from here...Taylor's problems have taken front row center...but I haven't forgotten...never!  

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132 posted 11-12-2004 06:06 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you Kacy.  I truly appreciate your thoughts.

Martie Sis...honey, don't I know your hands have been full?  Absolutely.  There are good things going on with Taylor that will bring him back to a quality life.  You just keep nursing him as you are, and you will both have much to look forward to.

I've always known your thoughts were with those you love...I've watched that beauty stem from you all of this time now.  Since meeting you in person, all of that solidified into reality.  My brother is lucky to have your thoughts over him.

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133 posted 11-12-2004 06:15 AM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

Karilea? I'm so sorry for the discouraging news. My prayers are with you both. You hang in there, okay?

He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.

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134 posted 11-12-2004 09:57 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you, Alyssa.  When I was visiting with my brother, we spoke honestly about him and his condition and what he would put up with, and what he wouldn't want to go through.  Now it seems his heart isn't going to hold out, and this came on rather suddenly - it had not been a concern until about a week or so after I left and returned home.

There are so many illnesses in the world, but emphysema, to me, is probably one of the worst to live with, both for the patient and for the family members.  It's a slow suffocation over time, and there is nothing they can do to reverse the process.  My brother knew this years ago when my father urged him to quit smoking, but alternatively it is also a genetic trait passed down the line, and it seems that many of my family members have suffered from emphysema from one degree to another, especially on my father's side, and particularly the men.

But I do so appreciate your prayers and concern.  Thank you so much for that.  

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (11-13-2004 06:27 AM).]

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135 posted 11-12-2004 10:44 PM       View Profile for jellybeans   Email jellybeans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jellybeans

you have mine as well lady...tis wise words you speak about knowing the difference between not giving up and letting go...
hugs and love
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136 posted 11-17-2004 10:13 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Thanksgiving, this year, my brother's birthday, and I have much to be thankful for.  He is back out of ICU, and they are now talking Rehab for some two to three weeks, and if all goes according to plan, he will be home soon enough.

Home.  Where his new grandchild is waiting for him, his daughter and sons to once again lean on his advice and love.

The little miracles are all around us.  The first doctor that told his family some weeks ago, "it doesn't look good, he won't make it to tomorrow," talked to him the other day, and was told by my brother, "they didn't believe you, and believed otherwise.  You're off the team now, doc."

I told my brother, who knew of your prayers for him, that sometimes we have to pray for more than the person involved...we have to pray for those who surround our loves, pray that they are guided in skill, and thought.

He is going to share that with the doctor, because he knows the doc will come back...

I want to thank all of you for your prayers these last few long weeks.  Not only for my brother, but for those who we have seen in Announcements as well.  So many people are struggling in their lives right now.  We can only pray at times that their last days will be easy, and comfortable, because we cannot forestall death.  Sometimes, death can be a miracle, as well.  Because it teaches us that we can continue living for others, even in the face of our loss.

I'm rambling...this was meant simply to be a thank you to all who have voiced your love, concern, have given of yourself in prayer, and notes.  

You are what makes Passions a home.


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137 posted 11-17-2004 01:08 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Karilea,
Hopefully that supercharged prayer last weekend helped. And bless you dear friend for everything. Peace and joy in the holiday season it doesn't get any better than that.
&

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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138 posted 12-03-2004 05:00 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel



Hi Karilea!



I just wanted to commend you on a wonderful, fun-loving journal you've started up here. I just updated mine after a long seven-and-a-half month wait and saw you had posted one and believe we all need the encouragement so just wanted to compliment you on it, yay!



Please know that my heart also goes out to your brother. I have seen some similar effects like his before when volunteering at the Christian Community Center back in Denver. They need our utmost guidance and comfort, and you are doing just that for your brother!

I enjoy your journal, dearest friend!



Sincerely,
Noah Eaton

"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20

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139 posted 12-03-2004 07:08 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Noah!  How wonderful to see you here!  Thank you.  I've been trying to read up on yours, and see that you have been involving yourself with children and helping as magnificently as you always do!  I say again, you gave yourself a very appropriate PiP name...

My brother, thanks to everyone's prayers in assisting the doctors and my brother, is doing much better!  Of course we all know that he will never be rid of his emphysema in this lifetime...but he came out of the pneumonia and is now in Rehab after a MONTH's time in ICU.  And what is wonderful is that he is writing again...and laughing and enjoying some quality life experiences...

God is good...

On a personal front, the contract arrived last Saturday and I mailed it on Monday, all signed and witnessed and am now awaiting to hear back so we can proceed on to the next step.  What was REALLY neat, though, was today's Salina Journal...

In the Arts/Trend section...here were several books to give as Christmas gifts...featuring Kansas writers.  Isn't that great?  Wait...haven't reached the punch line yet...

One of the Kansas authors was being presented by the same publishing house I am working with!!!

Now...THAT was a bit of excitement for both my husband and myself!  There are SO MANY publishing houses out there...

What's more...there are SO many people writing!!!!

I mean, look around...

we're 8,000 plus in members of varied writing styles...and quite a number of us are just AVID READERS...and in conjunction with that comment I think I am safe in saying, we don't really know WHO is reading us...[thank goodness Ron has our work "copyrighted" to some extent!]

So, Noah, Angel... ...I wanted to thank you for bringing this thread back up to the top, so I didn't "self-bump"...that I can again share with anyone the message to, PLEASE...follow your dreams...

as far as they will take you...

and for goodness sake...do it long before you're about to turn 53!  
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140 posted 12-23-2004 11:50 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

My own Christmas Present to me...how many people give themselves such a gift?  I think it is the first time I have ever done this, and it sure feels good...

Sent my whole packet to the publishing house today...received notification moments ago that all has been received, opened just fine, I'm to have a "happy holiday season" while the New Year's elves get underway with my "baby", who made the electronic trip to PA just fine....

and there's no backing out now...

who would want to?  This "feeling" feels so GOOD....

and I love the fact that I can share it here, with PiP....

and with Ron, because I don't know that it would have happened without Ron, and his home and invitation to come in and join the family....

Thank you, Ron...

You're just one, wonderful wizardy Santa...

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141 posted 12-25-2004 12:29 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

Congratulations...
And merry Christmas.
I'm glad this year will be so full of smiles for you!

Always, Alyssa

He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.

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142 posted 12-25-2004 12:57 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you, Alyssa...and with the way you write, I anticipate getting some of that good kind of news in the future from you, as well!  Have a wonderful 2005!
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143 posted 12-31-2004 04:18 AM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

You're either too kind or you just have a problem with lying...  
but really, thank you.

And I'm so excited for you
that the year gets to begin on such a great note.
This just has to be a good year!

I'm pretty sure the year will be good for me, too.
See, I anticipate reading this great author's book,
and that certainly is not a bad thing.  
Happy 2005...

Always, Alyssa

He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.
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144 posted 01-02-2005 07:04 PM       View Profile for Ladycat   Email Ladycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ladycat's Home Page   View IP for Ladycat

I'm always the white rabbit of the group.. Late Late Late again. I had to go back and read everything and I have to say that it was a wonderful read after such a miserable time during some of the holidays. On a positive note, it is a New Year with new things to be discovered and new places to go and hopefully some new poets to meet. I look forward to another year of living, loving and excitement. I hope that everyone has a wonderful New Year and hey just when you thought that the holidays were over there is always Valentine's Day... Make sure that you have someone you love to share it with even if you have to be right here on the boards cause we all love everyone here.

*hugs and kisses*

Blessings
Love,
Ladycat


Insanity in individuals is something rare but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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145 posted 01-02-2005 08:32 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Nope, GG...I don't do that...

And Ladycat, aren't you glad that the White Rabbit eventually always gets there?  So glad you joined the group, and please feel free to add your thoughts to this at any time.  After all, it IS interactive...

meantime, I am working on the sequel, so I imagine that my New Year will be as busy [or not] as I make it...and I think that's a good thing for people to do, to make their own busyness...at least that way, I know I'm never bored!

Write on, poets!

Hugs, Karilea
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146 posted 01-04-2005 07:05 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Today, and yesterday, a couple of things came to mind...

I heard on the Radio today that the song "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head" is 35 years old...and in some ways, still as good as it ever was...an uplifting, hopeful song...and it came along with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid...and now that movie is 35 years old, too...

why does it seem like yesterday?

That is what the movies and songs do to us...bring us back to moments where we are youthful and lithesome, and full of promises that we don't even know exist...

Enchantress' thread on music titles has been doing this to me, more and more...bringing back lyrics that bring back memories...

so before I say anything more, I will end it here for now, and go reflect on a song or two...

hmmm, hmmm hmm hm hm hm hmm hmmmmm...
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147 posted 01-04-2005 09:01 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine



I think I've posted my quota of poems in open today...

but this photo taken at dark O thirty in my neck of the woods...

looking like daylight....only dark...

so here we go with some extemporaneous thought...

and when it should be
black as night
you throw some ice and snow
and light
and in the dark I see again
albeit it cold, and then, it's when
you chill the best, I seek your warm
and know I'm safe
and away from harm...

so throw the ice and snow and such
and still I will hold to you so much
that you shall melt and bring the spring
and thoughts of fey and happenings...

and if I am here alone in talk
still I see you beside me in walk
and we shall chalk it up to this...
things eternal are things I'll kiss...

and thank you for all that is,
and thank you too, for one lone Wiz...
who allows us places to place our trust...
and one prayer that won't find dust...

and since he peeks, but says no word...
I shall smile, for all absurd
can be found in other sites...
but some thanks are found in iced sights...



Thank you, Ron....
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148 posted 01-05-2005 09:23 AM       View Profile for kayjay   Email kayjay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kayjay

Your quest to look at O dark thirty
Gives me thoughts I'll phrase quite curtly.
Alhough I give you answer courtly
Were I so called, I'd answer tortly.

Neat pix and write!

Through rubble and trouble and dark of night
The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

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149 posted 01-19-2005 09:39 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Memo to self.  Seek help.  

If for nothing more than to stay on track with one thing at a time.

"However!" [I talk to myself a lot this way...]

"Work is nothing like that.  They throw this and that at you and you jump from case to case and know what is where, when is what, and why. Most importantly you know why!"

"Yea," I say..."and what of it?"

And the voices go on to say that flitting from this project to that project IS okay...after all, we're still in the pregnant stage of waiting on the publishers to tell us where they are in their planning, working, etc., with the exception that....

after four weeks, I will be writing them tomorrow to ask "whassup"? and I will insert little tidbits like the local folks who have joyed with me now asking, "what's the latest" and then I will add a bit more, like Aussies who ask, "what's the latest" and then I will list, some state by state, country by country, names of people who are asking "whassup?" and let them know that while the initial listing that I gave them of 100 names is only 100 names...there's still a whole lot of names that are asking that they don't have and by gosh I'll push a little fire under their, er, business....

does that sound like a good idea?

"Sure," the inner voice says...

"sure."

And of course I know that the sequel is here, waiting for me to get back to it, but if the first book doesn't sell then what good is a sequel, so some gremlin inside me says, "here, take this prose, adapt it for that application" and I do, and I send it to my brother, and he says something magical to me and my mind goes reeling....

and there's a third book in the making...

and THEN....

there's another voice, of historical nature, who goes WAY back to something I've been before...and with a few words...

there's a fourth book...

is THIS how writers get started?  Or is this just organized chaos with gremlins needling me to keep me involved before my baby is born?
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