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My Little Black Book

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Brent Hotchkin
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0 posted 02-18-2000 01:34 AM       View Profile for Brent Hotchkin   Email Brent Hotchkin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brent Hotchkin



The cover of my journal is black.
Some might say like my heart.
But it's anger they speak.
Because I won't share my art.

Beneeth this black cover.
Is black ink bound with tears.
Where I search out my heart,
and unleash my fears.

In here I make poems last for days.
Or quite abruptly, end.
In my little black book.
I have found my best friend.

The words in my black book.
Will never be attached to my face.
Not as long as my soul dwels in this place.

Although I share my thoughts discretely with you.
I find comfort in the fact that you share too.

When the pages in this book come to an end.
I will place it on my shelf,
Run out to purchase another.
And it's beautiful white pages.
With black ink I will smother.

As I sit here writing.
I regain the freedom they took.
When my pen graces the pages
of My Little Black Book.

Thank you for listening.
It is so nice to have a voice.


© Copyright 2000 Brent Hotchkin - All Rights Reserved
mm
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1 posted 02-18-2000 02:44 AM       View Profile for mm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mm

NICE POEM...WE REALLY SOME OTHER WAY TO EXPRESS OUR SELVES...WHAT BETTER WAY TO PEN TO PAPER
wayoutwalt
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2 posted 02-18-2000 02:46 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

Great first poem posted i likes it welcome to passios dear fellow share yur troubles wishes and delights forevermore o yuhuyhuyuhuyuhu
mete out
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3 posted 02-18-2000 04:19 AM       View Profile for mete out   Email mete out   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mete out

I relate to this poem so much. Thankyou for sharing it . It takes courage to share what you have kept only to yourself for so long....well done.

I look forward to reading more of your work.


 I am not a preacher, I just speak the world as I see it.
CMGrimm
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4 posted 02-18-2000 08:48 AM       View Profile for CMGrimm   Email CMGrimm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CMGrimm

Great first post dear fellow.    Welcome to Passions.  You'll soon see that everyone here is extremely too nice, that is why we all return.  Thanks for sharing. I hope to see more in the future.

Chris

 Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.
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5 posted 02-18-2000 09:00 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Welcome to the Passions family! I look forward to reading more from you. Please check your email for a special message!  
Martie
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6 posted 02-18-2000 12:59 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I have a book like that.  Thanks for sharing a part of yours.  Welcome
devina
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7 posted 02-18-2000 01:22 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Ok Brent...by the title I thought it was going to be the many phone numbers you'd gotten over the years...go ahead and laugh!! I'm glad to see such depth in your little black book- I have several of them myself!!!
Here's a sincere welcome from me Brent!!!


 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
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8 posted 02-18-2000 01:34 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

WELCOME Brent!! Great poem. I have books too. Mine are girly though! This is my safe place to come share my heart and the pieces of myself that VERY few people have ever been allowed to know. You're gonna love it here. Again, welcome!   -SEA
Marilyn
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9 posted 02-18-2000 03:03 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Welcome to Passions. Many of us can relate to this work. We share our inner selves with the people on this board. That is how we have become such a close knit family. Again welcome.  
Brent Hotchkin
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10 posted 02-18-2000 05:01 PM       View Profile for Brent Hotchkin   Email Brent Hotchkin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brent Hotchkin

Thank you all so so much. You have brightened my day. I hope to get to know you all better. I am so glad to have found you. When I was trying to pick a poem to introduce myself to you and your site. I couldnt decide so I wrote one that most all of us could relate to. Thanks again for the warm welcome.
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 02-18-2000 05:49 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Brent
Welcome to Passions. This poem makes me want to go out and buy a little black book, which I think I'm going to do for an upcoming trip. Very nice read
Liz
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12 posted 02-19-2000 01:00 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Brent, Hey just wanted to say a big welcome to you too!  I really liked how you opened up in this - that's what we're all here for.  We bare our souls, and it's okay, because we all have those fears and tears you speak of.  That's what makes us poets....our ability to put our hearts on paper.  You do so exquisitely!  Keep sharing, it feels good, doesn't it?     I think you'll find this is quite the happy place to share most all the time!  One big family of writers, and readers!  Welcome!  
Parker
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Brent, You do have a voice here, and we are all listening. But by your third poem, you much list the numbers in the back of your black book, oh for us lonely sorts.....

Great first poem at passions.
Brent Hotchkin
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14 posted 02-19-2000 12:10 PM       View Profile for Brent Hotchkin   Email Brent Hotchkin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brent Hotchkin

Thanks Liz. You shold do that. I think I am going to go buy didgital recorde to capture my thoughts when I am working and cant cary my black book on the job.


Thamks for the welcome Femme. I'll show you my soul if you show me yours.LOL You are absolutly right about what makes us poets. I have read that it is when we sing or dance or draw or write that our soul shines the brightest.


I am not sure what you mean about the number thing Haleyja.  Thanks for the complement.
Cerenity
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15 posted 02-20-2000 12:59 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Brent,

I have too just found this place of truthfulness and freedom to speek with out judgement. I too have many books on my shelf waiting to be released from there bound page to someone who cares. You said a mouth full of truth thank you.

Cerenity-1
just_another_fe
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i liked this. welcome to passions i hope to read more of your stuff.
WhtDove
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17 posted 02-20-2000 03:38 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Welcome to Passions! Great poem and speaks for many! You will find sharing, caring, togetherness and so much more here in the best group of people I've ever had the privilege of meeting.

 <*\\\><

There's only two ways you can go...
One way you can save your riches,
And the other will save your soul.
Rich Mullins
poetFemmeFatale
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18 posted 02-20-2000 04:49 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I know it sounds crazy, but I have to ask.....
When is your birthday sir?     Please...??
poetFemmeFatale
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19 posted 02-20-2000 04:52 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Actually - it's funny that you said that. (above)
It is only when I sing, dance, draw, or write....that I truly live.  You couldn't be more right.  Thank you.  
Marge Tindal
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20 posted 02-20-2000 05:26 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

Brent~
Great entry.  
You'll love it here.

~*Marge*~
  


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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21 posted 02-20-2000 07:57 PM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Brent ,
     This is wonderful , I enjoyed this much, I too have a little book full of love, hate, sadness and happiness its a great friend never judges never complains  
Breathe~
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22 posted 02-20-2000 09:53 PM       View Profile for Breathe~   Email Breathe~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Breathe~

And here I was envisioning phone numbers...and I was plesantly surprised...   This is MUCH better!

Excellant writing...*joining the chorus of voices*  Welcome to Passions...


 Freedom of expression is the watch word...

Brent Hotchkin
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23 posted 02-21-2000 12:27 AM       View Profile for Brent Hotchkin   Email Brent Hotchkin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brent Hotchkin

Thank you all again for the warm welcome. I never imagined I would get this many replies.You all are so wonderful. I feel at home with you already.

PFF 1\6\75

[This message has been edited by Brent Hotchkin (edited 02-21-2000).]
 
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