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Greetings fromSouth Florida Chapter of Passions

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Member Empyrean
since 06-05-99
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Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA

0 posted 03-13-2000 12:05 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Left one is Pepper...she sends her regards
Our reader extraordinaire.
No meeting of poets could be quite complete
If our sweetheart Pepper's not there.

Next one is Sy...he's one hell of a guy
Writes poignant verse that enthralls
Talent abundant...he painted the pictures
You see there behind on the walls.

The one in the middle is ole Balladeer
Lucky to be in between
Such talented people you see on both sides
And blessed to be part of this scene.

Franni comes next...she is posting at last
Writes words of verse pure and clear.
When she's not writing she's got her hands full
By caring for ole Balladeer.

Elizabeth Santos, last but not least
A poet I truly admire.
When my heart is warmed with a poetic glow
Elizabeth S. is the fire.

We wish you all greetings from Florida's shore
A night filled with good will and cheer.
The only thing lacking from this perfect night
Is wishing you all could be here.....
© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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Florida's Foreverly Shores

1 posted 03-13-2000 12:13 AM       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


What a wonderful meeting of poetic minds.
Such beauty in the faces of friends.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
We, too, wish we could be there.
Love to you all ....

Wonderful, wonderful poem, friend.

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

Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
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2 posted 03-13-2000 12:18 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Hi everybody! I wish I were there too! Have fun! I wondered where you had gone Elizabeth! Geeze you had me worried!  

Wonderful poem about some mighty wonderful people, Balladeer!

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since 03-07-2000
Posts 38

3 posted 03-13-2000 12:34 AM       View Profile for jazzgal   Email jazzgal   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for jazzgal

I'm new here, just getting to know your verses, I sure am enjoying every one of them, though I couldn't write one yet....  and thanks for sharing.  I could see how close these friendships truly are!
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since 10-28-1999
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Northern Cali

4 posted 03-13-2000 01:39 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I bet that was an experience to remember!!! How about everyone comin down to California...we'll party at my place!!!!lol

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Member Rara Avis
since 07-17-99
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5 posted 03-13-2000 05:41 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

wish I had been there...all those people I care about in one room - so wonderful for you all...


 'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath

[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 03-13-2000).]
Deb Lynne
since 08-19-99
Posts 181
Where blue skies meet blue oce

6 posted 03-13-2000 09:12 AM       View Profile for Deb Lynne   Email Deb Lynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deb Lynne

What a talented group!  Finally to see faces! I wish I could find someone in NC!  You guys are great!
Member Elite
since 09-26-1999
Posts 2646
Ontario, Canada

7 posted 03-13-2000 09:25 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Hello everyone! It is great that you all were able to get together. I too wish I had been able to be there.   Love all of you!!
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
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Glen Hope, PA USA

8 posted 03-13-2000 09:35 AM       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

WOnderful way to introduce everyone. I plan on making a trip sometime down to south florida to meet you all  
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Member Seraphic
since 07-29-99
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on the threshold of a dream

9 posted 03-13-2000 10:05 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I had the immense pleasure of talking to two of those lovely ladies yesterday... and I'm so glad you've had such a wonderful time!!! You know the only thing that keeps me from being jealous is that meeting with my heart I had last week. *S*
My beautiful, delightful Pepper... Seymour of the infinite talents... dear Balladeer... Franni who's at last sharing her wonderful poetry... and the traveler whose insightful poems made her feel like a friend before I actually had the right to claim friendship... You are all as lovely as your words!!!
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since 10-28-1999
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state of confusion

10 posted 03-13-2000 10:12 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thanks, Balladeer!  So wonderful to see some of these wonderful poets, makes everything more real!

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since 09-21-1999
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11 posted 03-13-2000 10:56 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Thank you Balladeer for posting this wonderful picture and verse--what a fine looking group of friends!! and Sy what wonderful art!
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Pickering, Ontario

12 posted 03-13-2000 06:19 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Hey! Nice to actually see faces!  I think we should do a Canadian picture and both of us (or is it 3 well how ever many) We will all stand in 6 feet of snow and wear are parkas while petting our Huskies!

Justin Thyme
since 09-13-99
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13 posted 03-13-2000 06:49 PM       View Profile for Justin Thyme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Justin Thyme


I guess that I am Justin Thyme
to tell you all I love your rhyme
and that I also love the eyes
of Pepper; reading Pepperwise.
Although you may not know my name
I watch you all through post and fame
and realize you are the cream
of Passions crop; a poet's dream.

I wish that I could meet you, though,
you would not recognize me, so,
I'll simply say I wish I were
enraptured by this Florida stir!
Thank you, dear poets, all of you,
for being there, so sure and true!
I wish that I could be so wise
to toss forever this disguise.

And if I did, I would be there,
to tell you that I so much care
for each and every one of you!
Your words have made my life less blue.
Next Thyme I'm lost, without a mouth,
I'll dream I was in Florida, south,
with memories of how you rhyme.
Until then... I am Justin Thyme...

To tell you that I hope we meet
some Thyme while I'm out on the street.

Recent escapee.
Passions of Poetry devotee.
Member Seraphic
since 05-20-99
Posts 24426
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA

14 posted 03-13-2000 06:59 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

My favorite motley mob of poets...

Hey - What'd you guys do with LongJohn and Lorelei???

Great poem, too, Deer...
doreen peri
Member Rara Avis
since 05-25-99
Posts 8028

15 posted 03-13-2000 07:31 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Nice faces!.... fabluous artwork..*sigh*! (oh, I mean, Sy)

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since 08-19-99
Posts 3134
Southern Florida

Official Passions Reader
16 posted 03-13-2000 09:00 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Thank you Sy and Isabel
For treating us so very well
The food was great and as you see
We all enjoyed the company

Funny verse by Balladeer
Had us laughing into tears
Sy showed us his works of art
And read some poems right from the heart

Franni's warmth and smiling face
Added warmth and gentle grace
Pepper's Brent loves fine cuisine
And wined and dined just like a king

This was poet's last hurrah
Ft. Lauderdale in Florida
Friends and poets never fear
We'll do this thing again next year

Liz & Pepper
Rex Allen McCoy
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since 01-30-2000
Posts 2636
Sippin a Timmy's in London

17 posted 03-13-2000 11:18 PM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Good looking group!
thankyou Balladeer for sharing this with us

since 03-06-2000
Posts 94

18 posted 03-14-2000 02:32 AM       View Profile for MyPenNameIsSam   Email MyPenNameIsSam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MyPenNameIsSam

nice to finally see you all    And I LOVE that artwork!  It's wonderful!  
-molly aka sam

 "One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." -Andre Gide

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since 11-16-1999
Posts 31622
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA

19 posted 03-14-2000 03:31 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

That is really cool and seems like a dream come true that five poets could meet and spend some time together.   James
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since 02-02-2000
Posts 1301

20 posted 03-14-2000 03:36 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

nice group these "Passion's folk"...*big smiles here*
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart

21 posted 03-18-2000 07:07 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

As I sit here recuperating, I chance upon a view of people I have come to know a bit, and admire a lot, with the exception of Franni, who I intend to get to know through her words of poetry as soon as I can!  

Thank you Balladeer, for sharing the smiles of all.

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

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Posts 3317

22 posted 03-18-2000 10:20 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

A fine poem, Balladeer, and what a handsome group of folks! It's great to see you all!

Glad to see that my picture didn't "really" break Passions' camera!  

~ Claire
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since 07-22-99
Posts 9561

23 posted 03-18-2000 10:53 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

This is wonderful Balladeer!  I'm happy you could all get together  

Sy, I love those paintings! They're wonderful, and a poet too  
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