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Local Rebel
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0 posted 03-02-2000 01:46 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Local Rebel

I walked back to water
Watching as roses
Dived and bobbed
Under tidal torrents
Thinking of sand
Where we baked lust
Secluded in Sol's afternoon
So long ago
When we ran to midnite
Naked to a breeze
Blowing later

I watched roses
Not fighting tide
Just coming and going onto sand
Peacefully happy to go
Whichever way the water
Might take them
To drift into your sea
A grave for me
For you
Rebirth

Rebirth as a mermaid swims
Ashe into brine you are life
Blowing a cool February mist
Across the coast thick
And pound sand
With fresh hello tides

Good to see you Mr. Hawke
The waves say waving
Sit with the gulls and
Feel me
Breathe

Feel me wet
And deep
I am alive
You say

Sir, if I may say, you say
You have been walking too long
In this sand
Carried in your shoes and with
Each stride felt it sting your feet
Like man o wars in August

Wash your feet in me and walk
Clean
Walk away sir you say
And remember I am under the stars
With you
Peace



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devina
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1 posted 03-02-2000 01:57 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I sit here remembering my baptism...aahh, what a peaceful event!!! Glad yours was too!!!

Now to the serious matter- You NEED to visit more often honey, we do miss you very much!!! Hope all is well with your website...you know- the one that stole you away..hehe

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Local Rebel
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2 posted 03-02-2000 02:50 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Thanks devina

but the page didn't steal me away -- here I am!!!
suthern
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3 posted 03-02-2000 03:26 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I particularly love the good to see you Mr. Hawke verse... and it is. *S*
Corazon
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4 posted 03-02-2000 03:37 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

well suthern...looks like I am gonna have to ditto that one...great writing Mr. hawke

[This message has been edited by Corazon (edited 03-02-2000).]
hoot_owl_rn
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5 posted 03-02-2000 06:23 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

Interesting read  
Local Rebel
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6 posted 03-03-2000 09:15 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Thanks all...

I fear though that it is too cryptic to be understood --

this is about my trip to the beach last week where my beloved's ashes were spread and her giving me permission to stop mourning...
Corazon
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7 posted 03-03-2000 09:24 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

well, I didn't know the specifics of the beach, but I did understand it...guess I just know you my friend...hugs
Denise
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8 posted 03-03-2000 12:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is very touching, LR. Yes, we need that permission, don't we? This is beautiful. I am sorry for your loss. You have captured it well in this verse.
Marge Tindal
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9 posted 03-03-2000 09:15 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

Rebel~
I'm so touched by the tenderness
of this piece.

'Rebirth as a mermaid swims
Ashe into brine you are life'

Eloquently played.
You surely did her memory a tribute
from your heart.
Peace be with you.
~*Marge*~


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10 posted 03-04-2000 07:58 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

A beautiful poem. It was not too cryptic for me, I could feel what you were saying.... it's nice to see you back with us.    
Pepper
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Very touching and beautiful LR ...

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





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