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Seagull

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hsystems
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0 posted 03-28-2000 04:56 PM       View Profile for hsystems   Email hsystems   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hsystems's Home Page   View IP for hsystems

                 The Seagull

          A seagull glided silently
          Through skies of misty blue.
          The sunlight kissed his wingtips,
          As across the heav'ns he flew.
          A gentle breeze caressed his brow,
          And bore him on its back.
          He wheeled and circled gracefully,
          Around his lofty track.
          Past valleys, green, he winged his way,
          And o'er the mountain's height.
          A patch of white, against the blue,
          He soared in solo flight.

          The world around him was serene;
          And, yet, his restless soul
          Sought, ever, for a greater peace,
          Throughout the azure bowl.
          He saw the beauties of the skies,
          And, of the earth, below.
          And, still, his eyes were searching,
          Though, for what, he did not know.
          As he skimmed the wide horizon,
          His heart, within him, sighed.
          It whispered, "Life is better, still,
          Beyond the blue divide."

          It told him of a brighter realm,
          Beyond a distant shore;
          Where he, at last, would find true joy,
          And never want for more.
          A place where gentle summertime
          Remains throughout the year;
          A world of endless sunshine,
          And skies, forever clear.
          Now, faster, beat his supple wings;
          Above the world he climbed,
          Searching for the passageway
          Into this land, sublime.

          His spirit leapt within him, now,
          For, up ahead, he saw
          A sight that took his breath away,
          And filled his soul with awe:
          A lovely lady seagull,
          Most wondrous and fair;
          She flew directly to his side,
          And hovered, softly, there.
          An angel, though in seagull form,
          How like the sun she shone!
          Their wingtips touched - his joyful heart
          Embraced her as its own.

          They wheeled and turned, with earth below,
          And Heaven's light above.
          They joined, as one, in harmony,
          And sanctified their love.
          Now, unified, the duo flew
          Toward their lofty goal,
          Where golden sunbeams warm the heart,
          And soothe the restless soul.
          Together, now, they quickly found
          The path he'd missed, before;
          Then, in that blessed land, they dwelt
          In love, forevermore.

                    -Troy J. Hoecherl-

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CherylLynnMckee
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1 posted 03-28-2000 05:05 PM       View Profile for CherylLynnMckee   Email CherylLynnMckee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CherylLynnMckee

So beautiful..if seagulls can find true love maby there's hope for us all.

 
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2 posted 03-28-2000 06:12 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Welcome! Beautiful work here with excellent rhyme and meter. After this, I will look forward to reading more!

Elizabeth


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-The Crucible

hsystems
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3 posted 03-28-2000 06:21 PM       View Profile for hsystems   Email hsystems   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hsystems's Home Page   View IP for hsystems

Cheryl and Elizabeth...thanks so much for your encouraging words!  I love allegory, and  I wrote this poem about myself and a girlfriend, who loved seagulls.  )

Troy

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JamesMichael
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4 posted 03-28-2000 06:24 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Troy you have painted quite a lovely picture.  Excellent writing.  James
hsystems
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5 posted 03-28-2000 06:52 PM       View Profile for hsystems   Email hsystems   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hsystems's Home Page   View IP for hsystems

James, thank you for your kind comments!  Just found this forum today, and it already feels like home...  )

 Beautiful, Thought-Provoking Poetry
http://www.h-systems.net/p1.htm
Butterflies_dont_cry
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6 posted 03-28-2000 07:26 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Welcome to Passions!!!

This poem was   lol very well written with grace and style I can't wait to read more of your work!!
Lone Wolf
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7 posted 03-28-2000 08:28 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

hsystems,
Welcome to passions!!  This was a lovely piece.  I really enjoyed reading it.  Who knew seagulls could be so beautiful??

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8 posted 03-28-2000 09:18 PM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

Wow~
If only love were just like that~
Wouldn't it be beautiful~
Sigh~
Great poem~
Marie~


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And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind." The Bard


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9 posted 03-29-2000 12:50 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

Troy~
  
Welcome To Passion's
You entered on majestic wings of romance.
Beautifully done.
Look forward to more.
~*Marge*~




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hsystems
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10 posted 03-29-2000 01:29 AM       View Profile for hsystems   Email hsystems   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hsystems's Home Page   View IP for hsystems

Butterflies, Lone Wolf, Marie, Marge...thanks!  Wow, I am overwhelmed by the response to my first post.  Thanks to all who  have replied, for making me feel at home!


 Beautiful, Thought-Provoking Poetry
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Nan
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11 posted 03-29-2000 09:45 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is a wonderful entree to Passions. You've written a beautiful poem here. I'm looking forward to reading much more of your work.  Check your email for a special greeting...
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Okay Troy..I'm in love  
Actually, I love watching seagulls and this poem was beautifully written. Your rhythm and rhyme are flawless...what a nice entry poem to our site. I hope to see more of your work. Welcome to passions  
Denise
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This is absolutely beautiful, Troy! Welcome to Passions! I look forward tor reading more from you!

Denise
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Welcome to Passions!

A lovely first post, too!

Corinne
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I really loved your poem.   Welcome to Passions !
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16 posted 03-29-2000 07:59 PM       View Profile for Panthers Chrysalis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Panthers Chrysalis

Nice entrance into passions! Makes me long to be a seagull....  

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17 posted 08-31-2016 01:17 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Beautiful allegory.....always loved your work.
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