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Ratleader
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Visiting Earth on a Guest Pass


0 posted 02-17-2004 07:24 PM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader


The world doesn't always treat us the way we would wish. For me the wish would be to remain here for a long long time, and that may yet come to be. For now though, it's become clear that my life pattern simply can't include PIP.

I'm going to be gone from these pages, possibly for a long time. If I can, I'll visit from time to time and I may even post, but I can't count on being able to do that. Though it's not possible now, I do have hope, so I won't say goodbye. I'm no good at that anyhow. I'll just leave it at "So long," and hope the so doesn't have too many o's after it.

It's been a joy, and I treasure so many of you...including some who may not think so. Much friendship, many memories. I hope I've given you some too, and that I will again.

~~(¸¸¸¸ºº>   ~~(¸¸¸¸ºº>  ~~(¸¸ ¸¸ºº>    ~~~(¸¸ER¸¸ºº>
______________Ratleader______________

Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


1 posted 02-17-2004 07:43 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


When I recently visited Merida, I learned of a charming custom.  They never say "goodbye"...but "later"...a promise that one will return, when they can.

Later...
Martie
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2 posted 02-17-2004 08:15 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I will miss you!  Stop by when you can.  
muted
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Elapsing, Eclipsing, Evolving


3 posted 02-17-2004 08:20 PM       View Profile for muted   Email muted   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for muted

even the muted ones will feel your absense...
so until next time...
Greeneyes
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In Your Poetic Mind


4 posted 02-17-2004 09:58 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

Ed~

will miss you and your words and until we "meet" again, have a safe journey....be well ... hugssss

~~**~~
There are moments when speech
is but a mouth pressed lightly and
humbly against the angel's hands.

garysgirl
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5 posted 02-17-2004 10:24 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Ed, since I'm at a loss for words, I'll
give you a hug and a kiss
  
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on the threshold of a dream


6 posted 02-18-2004 09:23 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

If I have to be missing you and the talent you share with us, I wish I could be thinking of this break as an opportunity for you to work on publishing your work. *S* But your tone is far too sad for this hiatus to have happy cause.

Go if you must, my friend... but go knowing you will be so very missed... that you will not be forgotten... and that the doors are always, always open waiting your return.

Nightshade
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just out of reach


7 posted 02-18-2004 09:55 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Be safe and well dear ratleader.
hugs, Chris
Marge Tindal
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8 posted 02-18-2004 11:42 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

Ed~
May God speed, comfort and keep your inkwell full~

Return when you can, knowing that there are those of us who genuinely love you and admire you~

Email when you can~
After all ... I will still need those editing skills you offer so willingly and expertly~

*HUGLETS*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram <))><

noles1@totcon.com

Dark Angel
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9 posted 02-18-2004 06:55 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

I'm sorry to hear you're leaving us Ed... I will miss you.



M

Magnus
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10 posted 02-18-2004 08:41 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

Ed,

Take care of yourself.  I do understand
about life and priorities....I wish you the
best in all you do.  Hope to see you again
some time.  Yes,  God Speed!
Kahlil
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11 posted 02-19-2004 01:59 AM       View Profile for Kahlil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kahlil

I will miss you.  Take care.  ~K~
GG
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12 posted 02-19-2004 02:38 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

I'll miss you...
even if I didn't reply to everything you wrote...
I read it all.
And you're just one of those people
that I'm likely to think of in the middle of some reading,
And then all the sudden I just HAVE to read you.
So do come by as much as you can...

Later, sir

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

Gentle Spirit
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13 posted 02-19-2004 02:57 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Ed may the spirits watch over you and know the doors are always here waiting to welcome you home.  Good luck and God Bless.
icebox
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in the shadows


14 posted 02-20-2004 09:30 AM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

Stay cool dude!

I'm just going to believe you'll be back, OK?
passing shadows
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displaced


15 posted 02-20-2004 12:24 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

m'friend, you will be sorely missed
Grover
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16 posted 02-20-2004 05:15 PM       View Profile for Grover   Email Grover   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Grover's Home Page   View IP for Grover

I'll miss your superior writing! Grover.
serenity blaze
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17 posted 02-20-2004 05:52 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Ed? I completely understand.

My family just told me that they miss me too.

(I found this little oasis and stayed four years.)

I too, think it may be time for me to inhabit my body again.

Much love and luck to you. You're a talented and thought-provoking writer, and I hope we'll continue to enjoy your musings in the future--even if less frequently.

*peace*
Margherita
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Eternity


18 posted 02-21-2004 05:20 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Dear Ed, I wish you well. Pip is a demanding pleasure at times, we want to be here as much as possible, but sometimes it is just impossible to be everywhere without neglecting some "departments" of our life. You are a wonderful poet and I am confident that you will "reappear" on these pages when possible.
Your presence is forever engraved  in the folds of this place.
Love, Margherita
MGROVES
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19 posted 02-21-2004 05:27 PM       View Profile for MGROVES   Email MGROVES   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MGROVES

may the spirits guide over you
and the tides be gentle
where ever they take you
i havent been here long
enjoyed your words, as a great song
that puts a smile on my face
and puts another piece
of my heart in place

Juju
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since 12-29-2003
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In your dreams


20 posted 03-05-2004 05:52 PM       View Profile for Juju   Email Juju   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Juju's Home Page   View IP for Juju

Dear Mr Ratleader.

I think you replied to a few of my poetry, and I appreciated it alot. I actually understand about not letting the internet surround "your world" as they say. I feal a loss that you are departing from this place, but at the same time the best of wishes.

Love
-Juju
Goodknight
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21 posted 03-07-2004 01:49 PM       View Profile for Goodknight   Email Goodknight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Goodknight

we will miss you Ed - Paul
 
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