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To The Rons

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Poet deVine
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0 posted 03-08-2000 12:23 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Poet deVine

One of the best features of the main site is the ability to write a descriptive paragraph about how a poem came to be...the meaning or the reason it was written. As we get ready to celebrate April as National Poetry Month, I'd like to share this story and poem with you.

Eighteen months ago, I posted a poem on some web site. I don't remember which one. I received a glowing fan letter from a gentleman from Kentucky, by the name of Ron. We've kept in touch; he's inspired me..and truth be known, many of the poems you've read from me were inspired by phrases he supplied.

A little while later, I met Ron Carnell at the old miningco.com site and was invited to post on his 'infant' Passions In Poetry website. I did. And it was the beginning of a journey that has led to this moment.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank them both. For their guidance, their kindness,
their constructive critism and their faith in me.

Thank you - To The Rons
One of you gave me the courage
To write the songs in my heart
One of you gave me a home
A joyous place to start

Both of you gave me freedom
To pen this poetís song
For that I will always remember
That I once yearned to belong

You share more than a name
In my eyes you share my fate
With kindness and compassion
Itís your approval I await

The din of applause may never
Be heard by this poetís ears
But I have heard your praise
Soothe over my doubts, my fears

Others may heap accolades
Upon your deserving breast
But in the quiet of my night
I count you both as the best

Friends that always lift me up
Both sharing a common name
You are The Rons, as I know you
Both different yet both the same


Though time will surely pass
I will count each of you as friend
With every rhyme, you are the reason
This poetís song will never end.


(My friend in Kentucky also writes poetry and
I'm sending this to him in hopes that he will join us!)




[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (edited 03-08-2000).]
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RufffRyder
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<------Over There------>


1 posted 03-08-2000 12:28 AM       View Profile for RufffRyder   Email RufffRyder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RufffRyder's Home Page   View IP for RufffRyder

Not much to say on my reply,
Only because this heart of mine
Can never tell a lie,
So to one Run you talk about
That will be judged from above,
Remember I tried to show
nothing more than love.


[This message has been edited by RufffRyder (edited 03-08-2000).]
Mistikman
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2 posted 03-08-2000 12:36 AM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Excellent tribute to 2 great influences in your poetic life(One of which influenced many of us here with his excellent site) I hope the other Ron can come join us, I am interested in reading some of his stuff  
PhaerieChild
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3 posted 03-08-2000 01:26 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

What a wonderful tribute to two very blessed people. This was so touching and emotional. It literally poured from your heart.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho


mystery
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4 posted 03-08-2000 09:59 AM       View Profile for mystery   Email mystery   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mystery

This poem touched me and I don't even know The Rons, it seems like they have touched you too! What a nice way to thank two inspiring individuals. What a great poem!
Christopher
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5 posted 03-08-2000 10:08 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I echo your voice in praising Ron, but I must add Sharon, that you have a heart of purest gold. I've never known someone so caring and giving, and I am proud to call you a friend!

Chris
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6 posted 03-08-2000 03:32 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Thank you all for you kind comments. I appreciate them...this is really for the two Ron's who've influenced me the most...  
Dark Angel
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7 posted 03-08-2000 08:08 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Sharon, such a lovely tribute. Hopefully the other Ron will join us soon.   Excellent!

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


WhtDove
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8 posted 03-08-2000 09:40 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

SPECTACULAR! I hope the other Ron comes to join us too! You got my heart to bleed here Sharon!
hoot_owl_rn
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9 posted 03-08-2000 09:43 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

Sharon, this is a beautiful tribute. Very nicely written   Seems like you've had two wonderful influences in your life and I love the way you've expressed it  
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10 posted 03-08-2000 09:44 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

PdV, your friend will be as welcome here as anyone--hope to see him here soon! Thank God for people like both of these Rons, and just imagine, if you hadn't met them, you wouldn't be here today (and then where would the Adult forum be? lol)! It's Fate!

Elizabeth

 "He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!"
-The Crucible

Janet Marie
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11 posted 03-08-2000 09:58 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Poet D, this is such a heartfelt and wonderful tribute to our esteemed host...I am so grateful for this place...
our finest work comes when we are inspired by another poets grace.

"Both of you gave me freedom
To pen this poetís song
For that I will always remember
That I once yearned to belong"

perfect poerty
take care, janet marie


 ...every moment of every day...
your still with me in every way.
every poem and song...
every rhyme and verse...
your still here...like a beautiful curse.
janet marie

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12 posted 03-08-2000 10:40 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

Sharon~

I thank 'first' Ron
and 'other' Ron
for turning
the PoetdeVine on.

Wonderful tribute to two men,
who with their inspiration have
touched you.

'Other' Ron (Carnell)is certainly an
inspiration to us all.
Look forward to meeting
your 'first' Ron.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Michael
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13 posted 03-08-2000 11:26 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Ah, I have witnessed and partaken of much of this journey with you. And though I was never close with the first Ron, Mr. Carnell has had the biggest influence on my life of anyone person other than my father.  I can never say enough to thank him or properly show him the appreciation I feel for the friendship, the opportunities, and the unquestioning support he has always given me.

This was a wonderful tribute to "both" your Rons...  Thank you for sharing this, PdV.


Michael
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14 posted 03-08-2000 11:37 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is such a beautiful tribute, PdV!! Well done!

Denise
 
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