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That Voice

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Corinne
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0 posted 03-19-2000 10:37 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

When the seeds of doubt take sprout,
fret and worry consume the day,
sucking up the ambient light
like a secret, tucked away.

The sky is still as blue, but it eludes you,
why do we gauge this voice inside,
why do we listen to this void,
when we should just let it slide.

Come on, let it slide.
Itís only a voice
after all, like a fist
tight and small.

The day is just as bright, just like night
with the moon to guide our way,
feeling that old voice articulate,
keeping joy at bay.

Itís just a habit, a bad one at that,
like living life along the fray,
letís go outside, letís be children,
come, letís enjoy the day.  

© 2000 CM Bailey

© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 03-19-2000 10:44 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

Corinne~
I would just bet the 'child' in you
keeps you barefoot in the rain!
Love this one, kiddo!
~*Marge*~


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Meadowmuse
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2 posted 03-19-2000 10:53 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Ah, but though the voice is small and fisted
it screams through every wall enlisted
to silence it, to keep it mute.
That voice keeps one from tasting fruit
of the offerings from lovely, ripened vines
of Life, of Love, of innocent times.
But to listen to it, one must not!
Be strong, my friend, please don't get caught
in the voice, its low vibrato toll
wants desperately to claim your soul
Hold fast! And do not let it win!
Use every means to see its end!
Be gone, vile voice, and leave her be!
Leave her to play, a child, so free.

I loved your poem, Corinne...I so understand the voice. Take care  
~ Claire
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3 posted 03-19-2000 11:12 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Ooohhh.   I am so in awe.  You make it seem so simple.  Thank you, Corinne, you do smile sweetly!
Corinne
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4 posted 03-19-2000 11:46 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Marge,

How did you know?  (grin) Thank you!

Meadowmuse, thank you for the wonderful poetic response!  and thank you!

Serenity, you are very kind.

Corinne

Marina
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5 posted 03-19-2000 11:52 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

A wonderful fun poem Corinne.

Marina
MyPenNameIsSam
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6 posted 03-19-2000 11:53 PM       View Profile for MyPenNameIsSam   Email MyPenNameIsSam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MyPenNameIsSam

Beautiful poemS and wonderful advice from both of you  
-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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7 posted 03-20-2000 12:14 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

....and I'll bet you live your life just that way, don't you? Beautiful writing.
Butterflies_dont_cry
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8 posted 03-20-2000 12:19 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

A wonderful way to live...in the moment and for today.  Superb!!
Parker
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9 posted 03-20-2000 10:51 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Corinne, you know just what to say,
for one living life along the fray,
you are a wise beyond your beauty,
come and dance in the rain,
lets be children again.

Parker
Corinne
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10 posted 03-20-2000 07:46 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you, Marina, Molly and Butterflies!

Well, Balladeer, wish I were more like that, ya know?

Parker, sweet as always...

Corinne
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11 posted 03-20-2000 09:07 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wouldn't it be a wonderful world if we all went out to play?!!  

Great poem, Corinne!

Denise

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Martie
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12 posted 03-20-2000 09:12 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Corinne--You have a gift for making a feeling so clear that it becomes mine.  Wonderful poem!!
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13 posted 03-20-2000 09:19 PM       View Profile for zgkluckman   Email zgkluckman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for zgkluckman

Beautiful.Simply beautiful.
     zach
Corinne
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14 posted 03-21-2000 10:34 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thanks Denise, Marite and Zach!

cor
Michael
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15 posted 03-21-2000 12:58 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

I've hid in the closet of a recluse for much my life, Corinne.  I know many blue skies have eluded me in my time.  This was a beautiful reminder not to let doubt reign over my life.  Wonderful poem.


michael
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16 posted 03-21-2000 08:40 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

Oh to be a child again  
Lone Wolf
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17 posted 03-21-2000 08:43 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Corinne,
Wonderful....your inner child shows through.  Oh to be young again!!

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
Corinne
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18 posted 03-21-2000 11:26 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Michael,  it's a lonely place to be, and an easy pattern to fall into.

Thanks Hoot and Lone Wolf!

Corinne
 
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