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Sunshine
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0 posted 09-08-99 01:58 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Dear Ron and Poets All

I want to thank you all for doing something for me. One, for being here to accept posts, for allowing us to critique each other, for being open to ideas and suggestions and above all, for accepting us ďas we are,Ē with our foibles, idiosyncrasies, etc. And all of this is free! The only barriers Iíve seen are ďcourtesy, values, trust, consideration, rules of kindness and regulations as where to post.Ē All of the good poets step over these barriers with ease. The work Ron and the other moderators do for this site is remarkable, to say the very least.

Second, call it Fate, Godís hand, I donít know, but I found this place at a very critical time in my life. I knew I had to go through a change, a big one for me, for healthís sake, let alone my peace of mind, etc. In doing this ďchange of lifeĒ modification, I knew I was going to have plenty of time on my hands and mind. I wondered what I would do with this newly found sense of space and time, and energy.

And now you all know! My urge to write has returned ten-fold, perhaps more, because of the changes Iíve made for myself. Then I found netpoets.com solely by accident, and I think I can honestly say I wasnít even looking. If I was looking, I didnít know what I was searching for, but Fate, or God, knew I needed to be in a place like this, and brought me here. Mostly, I enjoy immensely being able to read other poets works, learning that all of these individuals share common concepts, and that the community continues to grow.

Iíve tried, albeit humbly and most ineptly, to thank you in poetic verse, and Iím not sure youíve seen that. So, let me give you my sincere, heartfelt, gut-wrenching Thanks! again, for giving us a slice of heaven here on earth.

Sincerely,

Sunshine


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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Ron
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1 posted 09-08-99 03:44 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

quote:
I've tried, albeit humbly and most ineptly, to thank you in poetic verse, and I'm not sure you've seen that.


Sunshine, I've been terribly remiss of late with my posting and responding, and I humbly apologize. Being busy is no excuse - we're all busy people! But rest assured that I have seen your poetic accolades (and those of others, too!) and very much appreciate them. Indeed, the words you recently penned in the Prose forum pulled strongly on those heartstrings you enjoy strumming, actually bringing tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat. Others have expressed similar sentiments, but few have done it so poignantly.

To be honest, it's sometimes difficult to respond to such praise without either blushing or sounding self-serving. It's more than difficult - it's impossible - to respond without feeling like a fraud. In truth, I've done so very little. It's people like Poet deVine, Nan, Balladeer, Doreen, Emmy, Craig, Tim, JP, Izzy, Red/Jen, Alwye, Ali, Elvira, Lucie, Ruth, Sy, Denise, Long John, Toerag, Christopher, Miriam, Michael, Severn, Caroline, RainbowGirl, Scott, Lenny, Walt, Andrew, Rosemary, Elizabeth, Ladycat & Darquewing, WildChild, Tara, Wolfgang, Colin, Sue, Brad, Gloria, Ryan, Phillip, Roxane, Julie, Majere/Laura, jfreak, Alain, Ed, Saxoness/Angel, Artur, Faye, one voice, Boomtown - and you, Sunshine - that have made this place what is has become. (My memory must be slipping; I seem to have left out about 1020 othersÖ)

It's gratifying, Sunshine, to know you've received so much from our community home. It quite literally sends a chill up my spine every time someone writes that Passions (or is it PiP?) has made a difference in their lives. It just plain feels good. But you also have to know that for everything you've received from Passions, you've given back ten-fold. Your compassionate and caring heart has made a difference within these digital walls, and I think I can speak for everyone when I say we're every bit as thankful as you that you found your way here.
Sunshine
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2 posted 09-08-99 03:49 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ok Ron, I've pulled out my hanky...thank goodness this isn't a pity-party! I certainly didn't mean for you to go to so much work in a reply [I didn't even expect one...] but I will trumpet on your successes, kind Sir! As for heartstrings, I think I'll continue strumming on those as I can...

Sunshine

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Elizabeth
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3 posted 09-08-99 10:49 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Sunshine-anytime, dear. And thank YOU! You have responded to my works and others' works and have also helped make it what it is! I, too, wandered onto this site by accident, and am glad I did! I have been to other interactive poetry sites, and this one is, I believe, the very best.

Long Live Passions in Poetry!

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

Boomtown
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4 posted 09-17-99 12:12 AM       View Profile for Boomtown   Email Boomtown   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Boomtown

Deleted in protest to the censorship policies of this site.

[This message has been edited by Boomtown (edited 11-16-1999).]
Nan
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5 posted 09-17-99 09:17 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Sunshine - Whatever would we do without your smile around here???

Boom - We gratefully accept whatever morsels you can toss our way - Hey - Somebody has to get out there and pound the pavement to keep this world in shape.... ...We'll show you how to kick back at some later date...

[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 09-22-1999).]
Ron
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6 posted 09-18-99 11:05 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Boom, I rarely remember quantity. And I rarely forget quality...
Michael
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7 posted 09-19-99 04:14 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

And we all thank you, Sunshine. As Ron said, you have given back tenfold for all we may have given you. We are all a family here at Passions, and you are a big part of that family.

Michael
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8 posted 09-22-1999 04:07 AM       View Profile for Ladycat   Email Ladycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ladycat's Home Page   View IP for Ladycat

Hey Sunshine,
My husband and I have to thank you too.. You have responded and given your advice to the thinks that we have written too.. Everyone here has been soooooo wonderful to each other.. Noone could ask for a better family and that is what everyone here has become to me.. So don't worry about it.. You keep writing and I'll keep responding..
What more could you ask for? Wonderful Moderators and wonderful ppl.. I'm so glad that I can be a part of it all.

Love,
Lady

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Live in my world just once and you'll find yourself enraptured.



[This message has been edited by Ladycat (edited 09-22-1999).]
Fagin
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9 posted 07-01-2004 07:28 PM       View Profile for Fagin   Email Fagin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fagin's Home Page   View IP for Fagin

Wow.. I'm new here, but it's easy to see why the rest of you are...

They say opposites attract
But I say great minds interact
Not A Poet
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10 posted 07-01-2004 08:09 PM       View Profile for Not A Poet   Email Not A Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Not A Poet's Home Page   View IP for Not A Poet

Poet deVine
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11 posted 07-01-2004 08:53 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You said it so well Karilea. I think we all came here for our own reasons and found something rare. It holds us up when we're down and grounds us when we get to 'high'. Members come and go...and return again and again. It's like home. Click your heels. There's no place like it in the world.
Sunshine
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12 posted 07-01-2004 09:07 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Robert, bless your heart...

PdV...you're so right....

NaP...well said...
Honeybee
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13 posted 07-01-2004 09:20 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

Well Said Karilea~

Hugs to you, I've always thought of you as an excellent poet and mentor at Passions
And we all appreciate what Ron has done for us...

Intellectually I know that Canada is no better than any other country. Emotionally I KNOW that Canada is the best country in the world!

passing shadows
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displaced


14 posted 07-02-2004 04:59 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

I agree wholeheartedly!
Kit McCallum
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15 posted 07-02-2004 07:14 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Wow, Karilea ... beautifully said. I can't believe this post was written almost 5 years ago, and yet, it still holds the same spirit and message as strongly as when it was first written.

Can you link me to your Prose post Ron mentioned above?  I'd love to read it as well.
Sudhir Iyer
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16 posted 07-02-2004 07:15 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer



Gentle Spirit
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17 posted 07-02-2004 02:29 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

WELL lady, you already know how I feel about this place and how it has helped and healed me...
and you know how I feel about you....
I believe the thanks goes to you mom...
Trillium
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18 posted 07-02-2004 10:24 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Sunshine:  What a fine tribute to Passions and all the outstanding poetic people here, yourself included.   I've been here a little over three years now and can't imagine life without all of you! I am always grateful to Ron for his creating this site and sustaining it. Thanks.

Betty Lou

Betty Lou Hebert

Jeffrey Carter
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State of constant confusion!


19 posted 07-04-2004 04:23 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

DITTO .... what else can be said?

I love you all (well most of you HEHE) like family!
Earth Angel
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20 posted 07-04-2004 11:08 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Dear Glorious Orb of Light ~ may you forever grace us with your Sun shine!
Beach Party
Loving hugs,
Linda
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