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Sunshine
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0 posted 01-06-2000 08:46 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Grow Content With Me

Pleasure comes forth in abilities not foreseen
when life's realities are borne of childhood dreams
once dreamt, and through life's days, spent,
encompassing one's horizons in varied scenes.

Age to one and all can be a despicable curse,
but for me, and you, I pray, may maturity disperse
all despair of Cimmerian things unknown
and in this knowledge, I have certainly grown.

My view has broadened beyond my scope
as I continue to find pleasure in hope
of things not for me, but for every other;
nightly I pray Angels over my friends hover.

For only on myself and God may I now rely ~
I ask for nothing from anyone, nor buy
into a false awareness that comes not from the heart,
but if you ask for guidance, that and hope I will impart.

For I choose to grow content, a softness to frame my face,
and may I always look as to take you in my embrace;
permit my contentment then to please your very tired soul,
and may you grow content with me, as we both grow, old.


İKRJ
6 January, 2000




 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


© Copyright 2000 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
whiskey
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1 posted 01-06-2000 08:48 PM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

This is wonderful  
Poet deVine
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2 posted 01-06-2000 08:50 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

This is so beautiful! Hope you are feeling better now!  
Grandma Jo
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This is truly lovely!  Jo
Mike
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4 posted 01-06-2000 08:55 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Very impressive Sunshine.  Enjoyed.
Denise
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5 posted 01-06-2000 08:59 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

'For I choose to grow content...' Many people don't realize that it is definitely their choice to grow content or not! Great poem, Sunshine! I would have to say one of my favorites of yours to date!  

 Denise

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6 posted 01-06-2000 09:28 PM       View Profile for Betty Gravitt   Email Betty Gravitt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Betty Gravitt

I echo every word Denise said. Thank you adding a little sunshine in my life.  

 B Gravitt


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7 posted 01-06-2000 09:33 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Having you back is like having a ray of Sunshine!

This is excellent writing.
Seymour Tabin
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8 posted 01-06-2000 09:39 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sunshine,
Balladeer did not say enough, you are more then a ray of sunshine, you are the sun.
Love Sy
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I echo both Balladeer and Sy...and add...Simply Lovely Sunshine....
Your heart is shining brightly in this piece....

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


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There's a sunshine........ a content one...
Martie
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11 posted 01-06-2000 10:44 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Very beautiful Sunshine
Eloise
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12 posted 01-06-2000 10:56 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Very inspiring piece.  Nicely done Sunshine.  
Nicole
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13 posted 01-07-2000 02:48 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

I must echo everyone above.  Such warm and comforting sentiments...this is beautiful.  
Elizabeth Santos
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Very lovely thoughts and well expressed
Liz
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15 posted 01-07-2000 09:01 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I would respond to each of you individually, but the response to this piece leaves me speechless [yes, me!]...

As I promised, I will write less, but hopefully, better...

thank you all for your kind words, and thank you for welcoming me back so warmly - I am feeling better, and glad to be home...

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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