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Paul Hoekman
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0 posted 01-03-2000 01:19 AM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

Heading out into the world
compass in my hand,
boots on my feet,
pack on my back,
thumb up in the air,
acres and acres of changing land.

It's me who's been changing
the land really stays the same.
I've been a jagged cliff
overhanging a mist filled
ragging gorge.
Now a field
of golden wheat
swaying in a warm summer breeze
ever since the day I was reborn.

But lately I've been
downloading to an upgrade,
scandisk then defrag.,
deleting every cookie
so not to clog up my hard-drive.
Surfing into the sunset,
but not on a board
and feel I'm being
pulled away
by technology
from the LORD.

Since I've found your forum
you've brought me back to focus,
the WORD will always
be more powerful than
the machine that sits before us.




[This message has been edited by Paul Hoekman (edited 01-05-2000).]
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whiskey
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1 posted 01-03-2000 01:36 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Words so very true , I think we all have felt that way , Great poem  
Paul Hoekman
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2 posted 01-03-2000 09:37 AM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

This is a new title from Forum/Refocus.
Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
              Thanks,
                  Paul
Nan
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3 posted 01-03-2000 10:59 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Paul - This is great - and it's great to have you hear.... Don't be forgetting to enjoy the wheatfields too, ya hear???

If you want your titles changed, we can do that for you administratively....
  
Meadowmuse
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4 posted 01-03-2000 11:26 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Absolutely superb, and truth in every word. As for the title, even the simpler, "Refocus" would work.
Pepper
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5 posted 01-03-2000 11:50 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Wonderfully stated Paul! Enjoyed the read!!

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
Shannon


Denise
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6 posted 01-03-2000 02:08 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

We can lose our focus so easily, can't we? This is a fantastic poem with a wonderful message!

 Denise

Elizabeth Santos
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since 11-08-1999
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7 posted 01-03-2000 03:11 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I liked your poem, but I can tell you, this forum is a vice, an addictive drug, and once you start you can't stop. I wish you luck, but please tred with care. And please send us more of your wonderful poems!
Liz
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8 posted 01-03-2000 03:37 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Paul...there are fields of words to graze upon here, but do not also foget the pleasures that God has created for us in the outdoor world  
Dark Angel
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9 posted 01-03-2000 03:41 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Paul, A wonderful poem and a great message.

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Songbird
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since 12-15-1999
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10 posted 01-03-2000 03:43 PM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

Addicted, addicted
  that is quite true
       addicted to words
          or poems that are free.

Much cheaper by far
  that all the other vices
     We can just sit here and
       put all the words in our pipe
          and smoke them,

Or drink them all up with our eyes
Calorie free
We could sit here for hours and
Get extremly high on praises we find
And wake up next day, to a new life online.

Minus the headache, I might add!

Bojopy
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11 posted 01-03-2000 03:48 PM       View Profile for Bojopy   Email Bojopy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bojopy

Very true Paul.  I feel this way too somtimes....Thank you Bojopy


 
Paul Hoekman
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12 posted 01-04-2000 12:42 AM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

         Thanks everyone,
    I had no idea this would touch
     others the way it touched me
       when the Spirit poured it
             out of my soul.
  By the way Hoot don't worry I'll be skiing
tomm. I never miss a rose!
            Thanks again,
                   Paul
            
Severn
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13 posted 01-04-2000 06:14 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Glad you have your light in the darkness - great poem.

 ...I am not a painter, I am a poet... F. O'Hara
Echo Rhayne
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14 posted 01-05-2000 11:21 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Great poem!

 ~*~ ^i^ ~*~ Love is such a lonely art, and death is but a taste. Minds are merely instruments that often go to waste! ~*~ ^i^ ~*~
Paul Hoekman
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15 posted 01-15-2000 07:35 AM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

Welcome to all the new poets               of the new year
keep a balance
we love you
earthman
Elizabeth Santos
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16 posted 01-15-2000 08:07 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Yes, you have captured my own feelings, now try to explain this to my family!
Love ya
Liz
 
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