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All That Shine

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Michael
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0 posted 01-14-2000 12:49 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

ALL THAT SHINE


Is it only imagination
When I walk the ocean shore,
That glimmering sensation
The sands here and there deplore?

I'd never really given them thought,
Entities all their own.
Why but one in each million lot
Might be so brightly shone.

Perhaps each shore's a galaxy
Each sand, a planet or star.
Where only shines the mystery
Of life scattered afar.

Perhaps each sand's a human soul,
All dark, alone by fate.
Where all that shine are those made whole
In finding their true mate.

Perhaps each sand's an ambition,
A secret hope or dream.
Where few ever come to fruition,
Ah, but how those that do gleam.

Maybe the sand's sole intent
Is to remind us day by day,
Live your life to the fullest extent...
Even all that shine soon wash away.


Michael Anderson


 It's the little things you take for granted,
That'll mean the most to you when they're gone.








[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 01-14-2000).]
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1 posted 01-14-2000 01:53 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Oh, how true! Excellent, Michael! But of course that comes as no surprise to me!  

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~


Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 01-14-2000 03:31 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Very cleverly written, these truths you speak of.
I enjoyed this
Liz
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3 posted 01-14-2000 05:01 PM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rus Bowden

Hi Michael,

So much seen in the sands.  Very good read.

              Maybe the sand's sole intent
                 Is to remind us day by day,
                 Live your life to the fullest extent...
                 Even all that shine soon wash away.


Rus

[This message has been edited by Rus Bowden (edited 01-14-2000).]
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4 posted 01-14-2000 11:52 PM       View Profile for maedavid   Email maedavid   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for maedavid

So very rare to find that one that will make our lives shine.  We would all be in the dark if it wasn't for the Son.  Good poem, Michael.  I look forward to meeting you.

 The only way to know Love, is to Know God.
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Thank you all for the kind words.

maedavid, you are so right... and how bright we all shine when we face that Son.  


Michael

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Another Wonderful poem But then all of your poems are great , A pleasure to read  
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arghhh, me matey - an' that be why I stay on the seas...  I not be wanting to be compared to the shining sands of poets like yerself.

This poem is a great metaphor, Michael.  Truly inspired.  I like the way you introduced the subject in general terms, and then narrowed in on the true message.  Obviously, you must have worked on this poem for more than a few minutes.
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8 posted 01-15-2000 10:54 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

yep..... I like it.... sands are forever shifting, aren't they???
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9 posted 01-15-2000 04:46 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh Nan!  I am green with envy at your graphics!     Not fair at all!  Very nice addition though!  

And to Michael, this is exquisite.....makes me give the sands a second glance....I too, have held grains in my hand, and wondered about each piece, their significance....You have some beautiful ideas and thoughts on this subject sir....I too, like how you wrapped it all up there in the end.  Very nice indeed....I also look for ward to meeting you.  


 ** I'm reaching for the brightest star I've ever seen - knock my ladder out from under me, and you'll wish you hadn't !! -pFF ** Here's to 2000!
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10 posted 01-15-2000 05:00 PM       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

Michael-

'Like sands through the hourglass',
you let these thoughts trickle
through my mind.
Lovely, lovely, lovely.

~*Marge*~

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Excellent poem, reminds me of the phrase the sands shift slowly through the hour glass and such are the days of our lives. I like how you expounded on each grain of sand. Really enjoyed this one.
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12 posted 01-15-2000 09:34 PM       View Profile for Majestic   Email Majestic   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Majestic

great poem...truly thought inspiring..
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Nice!  How lovely...

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

"Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things."

 
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