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With Abandon

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Parker
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... the old black rum


0 posted 03-15-2000 02:53 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

With Abandon

Have you ever known the wind to caution
Have you ever heard of the tide to pause
Fate tends to bring two hearts at random
And love is still love with abandon

I do not know the road I travel
Faces fade in the blur of a dream
But in the shadows is an  image
More vivid then I’ve ever seen

I look into a future wanting
I see into the soul of me
You haunt my waking moments
And dance in my promised dreams

I protect my heart with cold decision
Not from you I wouldn’t dream
But still my guard and sword has risen
An automatic reflex in me

Up ahead I see a tunnel
With neon words that riddle me
Here I go into darkened chasm
For the answers I can not see…..

And knowledge pauses for cautioned breezes
With the warning of tidal flows
But, I run and chase with wild passion
And love the love I give with abandon.

James Parker Haley (Mar 2000)


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Marge Tindal
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1 posted 03-15-2000 03:28 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

Parker~
Such thoughts of longing and seeking you have portrayed here.

'I look into a future wanting
I see into the soul of me
You haunt my waking moments
And dance in my promised dreams'

You seem drawn to the 'tunnel'
with alluring intrigue.
Wonderfully done.
~*Marge*~



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hoot_owl_rn
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2 posted 03-15-2000 09:32 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

Parker...you are such a romantic soul. Someone is going to snatch you up and never let go, she's a fool if she does  
Michael
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3 posted 03-15-2000 09:50 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Indeed, "love the love I give with abandon"
Great poem.


Michael
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4 posted 03-15-2000 10:38 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Mr. Haley, this is breathtaking....I don't know what else to say about it - - You truly are a man full of passion, and that's so hard to find.  You write with fire so intense, your words are white hot...I applaude your ability.   This one will make all the ladies swoon for sure!
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5 posted 03-15-2000 10:42 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Have you ever known the wind to caution
Have you ever heard of the tide to pause
Fate tends to bring two hearts at random
And love is still love with abandon
---------------
I look into a future wanting
I see into the soul of me
You haunt my waking moments
And dance in my promised dreams
----------

*sigh*
you write with such lovely longing and dedication...such a romantic heart...
very nice, very. take care jm


 Now for me some words come easy
But I know that they don't mean that much
Compared with the things that are said when lovers touch
You never knew what I loved in you
I don't know what you loved in me
Maybe the picture of somebody you were hoping I might be
jackson browne


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6 posted 03-15-2000 12:17 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Such deep thoughts on a beautiful sunny day. I not sure what I can say about this one, except perhaps I agree with Ruth and that the sunshine makes for a great inspiration.


Marina
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7 posted 03-15-2000 01:41 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

...and love is still love with abandon...oh, I just love this..so beautiful!
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8 posted 03-15-2000 09:59 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Parker,

I am so glad I did not miss this poem I love it is beautiful.

Thank you, Cerenity
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9 posted 03-15-2000 10:09 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

This is Fantastic!  You write with such style and grace and your words flow with ease.  A wonderful piece I'm glad you shared it.
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10 posted 03-15-2000 10:15 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Oh my, Parker.

You leave me speechless, yes you do.

How are the warm sands and seas down in Florida treatin' ya?

Corinne
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11 posted 03-15-2000 11:51 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so wonderfully passionate! Very lovely!

Denise
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And knowledge pauses for cautioned breezes
With the warning of tidal flows
But, I run and chase with wild passion
And love the love I give with abandon.

Lovely lovely lovely...



 'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
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13 posted 03-16-2000 01:48 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

James- I really really liked this...I do believe this is a melting poem G*...and I know she will find you soon enough...how could she miss you when you're afire like this!!! Hope all is well with you!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...

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14 posted 03-16-2000 04:00 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Well I want to thank everybody who commented, I don't get on much down here in Florida, and I miss commenting on all your poems.

Marge, all I can say is your very sharp, and see alot behind the words. You must be a mind reader.

Hoot, I hope you mean doesn't and thanks.

Michael, thank you as always.

Femme, thank you, nothing wrong with a little swooning.

Janet, thank you.

Marina, the sun is to inspire, thanks.

Martie, thank you very much.

Cerenity, I am very glad you liked, thanks for reading it.

Butterflies, thank you, my head is getting bigger by the moment.

Corinne, thank you, and your smile speaks for you. The sands are cool here in Orlando,
I hope to get over to the big pond soon,
and some ocean sands. So do you sun bath much, now that thought make me speehless!

Denise, thank you very much.

Severn, glad you liked.

Devina, all is fine, and please do melt, I don't think I should go there. Maybe I should, so please continue....

Parker
Marina
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15 posted 03-18-2000 12:59 AM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

This is such a wonderful piece, and being that it's straight from Florida how could I resist not to put it straight back to the top where it belongs.

Marina
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OOps! somehow it went in twice!

See it was just that good!


Marina




[This message has been edited by Marina (edited 03-18-2000).]
Marge Tindal
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17 posted 03-18-2000 01:21 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

Parker~
  
I do have a crystal ball !
But it appears to be cloudy ...
as I cannot see where you are in Orlando.
I'm only 18 miles west of Orlando !
Stay off of Orange Blossom Trail !
~*Marge*~




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Parker
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18 posted 03-18-2000 01:54 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Marge, I'm at a Resort on Turkey Lake Road.....
So whats wrong with Orange Blossam Trail.

Parker

[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 03-18-2000).]
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Parker~
The infamous 'trail'
OBT for short ..
where hookers ply their trade
and sinners cavort.

The only 'tunnel' you'll find there
is the tunnel of the funnel ...
where your money will drain
faster than you can count it.

Have a wonderful time.
You are a hop, skip and jump away
from my front door.  
Turkey Lake is a lovely resort area.
You gonna do the 'mouse' thing.
Be sure and check out Church Street Station.
Isn't the weather just wonderful?
Enjoy, my friend.
~*Marge*~



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Elizabeth Santos
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20 posted 03-18-2000 04:24 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Parker, This is a wonderful poem of passion and you know how I love this kind of poem. Very well done and very natural feelings.
Loved it
Liz
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21 posted 03-19-2000 04:05 AM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

So how goes it in the south?

Marina
Parker
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Marge, thanks for the advice, I don't plan on going there. I've been to church street station lots of fun.

Liz, thank you very much.

Marina, Its nice down here.

Parker

[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 03-19-2000).]
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