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If I Were But a Meadowlark (your turn Hoot)

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Mike
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0 posted 02-28-2000 12:42 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike


If I were but a meadowlark,
...I'd fly o'er Kansas plains,
Above ripe fields of golden wheat,
...in gentle springtime rains,
I'd float above the blue-stemmed prairie,
...the Flint Hills down below,
And drift back on the winds of time,
...to see the buffalo,
I'd seek the seven golden cities,
...Coronado's quest,
I'd soar o'er trails to Sante Fe,
...as pioneers went west,
I'd fly amongst the cottonwoods,
...along a shallow stream,
While calling softly to my love,
...you are my life, my dream,
If I were but a meadowlark,
...forever would I sing,
As above the Kansas plains,
...forever would I wing.
© Copyright 2000 Mike - All Rights Reserved
RufffRyder
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1 posted 02-28-2000 02:44 PM       View Profile for RufffRyder   Email RufffRyder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RufffRyder's Home Page   View IP for RufffRyder

I can visualize all that you`ve written about in this one.
Excellent job with the wording Mike.
Thank you for the read
Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 02-28-2000 03:41 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Mike,
I really enjoy reading your descriptive verses of the plains and mountains. This one flows like music, both in lyrics and meter.
This is a beautiful piece
Liz
Martie
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3 posted 02-28-2000 03:52 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I love these "If I were..."poems of yours--they are magical.

If I were a hummingbird
I'd stand in air so still
with wings that travel like a song
sipping poems with my quill.
Honeybee
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4 posted 02-28-2000 06:25 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee


Mike: This is a beautifull descriptive and unique poem.You have such a way with words.  I can envision each and every step that you describe in your poem.  Applause!

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee  
hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 02-28-2000 09:23 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

Mike...you do know I love these poems right? I don't think I need to tell you that though. They have a way of bringing a smile to my face. Got the next one ready yet ?  


If I were but a swan
...With feathers shining bright
I'd drift upon a quiet pond
...Then lift off on wings in flight
I'd have been born an ugly chick
...And grown through years in grace
So in your passing you'd have to stop
...To look upon my face
I float upon the waters
...Arch my neck so long
Preen my silky feathers smooth
...And spread my wings so strong
I'd drift along the waters edge
...As you walked on the shore
Following there in your wake
...Till we were one once more
Marge Tindal
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7 posted 02-28-2000 09:36 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

Mike~
Such beauty to ignite the
spark of spontaneity.
I like your 'what if's '

*Martie~  I like it.

*Hoot~ More !  More !  More !
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Denise
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8 posted 02-28-2000 10:23 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful poem, Mike! You too, Martie and Ruth! Delightful, all of them!

Denise
Soleil
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9 posted 02-28-2000 10:56 PM       View Profile for Soleil   Email Soleil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Soleil

Very nice, I'd join in, but I know my focus isn't where it needs to be, and YOURS was perfect.
Meadowmuse
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Mike, Hoot Owl, both poems are songs of serene supreme devotional emotion...wonderful work.

~ Claire
 
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