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Sunshine
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0 posted 01-17-2000 02:40 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

Think First...

He said to her, simply, as it was true,
“Honey, you’re a beautiful woman”
and because those very words were few
she said “you have a late bill that is due?”

Sorry now, she bit her tongue in disgust
that she would have treated him thus,
for he rarely wore his heart on that sleeve,
and in his words, she did believe;

But she was too quick with her retort,
so a reminder to all, life is too short
to not hear the words of true love said
and before you respond, let them enter your head.


17 January, 2000
©KRJ




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


© Copyright 2000 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Michael
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1 posted 01-17-2000 02:45 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

A great message here, Sunshine.  One should always think before speaking...but especially when it's those precious words that come so few and far between.


michael
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2 posted 01-17-2000 02:55 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Oh my Sunshine....this one really spoke to me!!  I am often quick to speak before I truly think!!  Thank You for reminding me!!

Take Care
Bridgette
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3 posted 01-17-2000 03:29 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I like it when people find messages in our words, Michael...

and Justbleu, I feel like my angels are hovering when I don't insert my foot in mouth first...and say things I will regret later...

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


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4 posted 01-17-2000 08:29 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

You write "true's" so easily and clear
The message is there my dear
So don't let me forget to say
Your in my heart on this very day.
Thank you Sunshine here is one for you

A Poet once this sentence penned
“A man is rich who has a friend”
I read it and thought, “How true”,
He must have had a friend like you.
(author I do not know)




 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

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5 posted 01-17-2000 08:46 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You can never really take back a word once it's spoken, so very true! Thanks for the reminder, Sunshine!  

 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~

Nan
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6 posted 01-18-2000 07:45 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

It's much too easy to lose sight of those little nuances that are sooooooo important.... These are sound words, Sunshine...
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7 posted 01-18-2000 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

Helmut, friends who come can easily go,
true friends remain ever so...

denise, you're welcome of the reminder,
may it make you ever kinder...

Nan, whose little nuances speak so well,
may we both forever have truth to tell...

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


Pepper
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8 posted 01-18-2000 03:06 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I've had the experience of putting my foot in my mouth also Sunshine...
Your poem is lovely and I like the message that it contains...

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


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9 posted 01-18-2000 03:44 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

Oh my...such a lesson to be learned in this one. We often times let those special moments pass because we simply don't take the time to open up our eyes and ears to see what is right before us. Thanks for the reminder  
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10 posted 01-18-2000 03:48 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Pepper, thanks for joining me with my foot-in-mouth disease...

Hoot - you're welcome!
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