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In Healing Rhyme (Dedicated to my friends on Passions)

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Member Patricius
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0 posted 04-01-2000 09:07 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

( There was a day, not long ago, that I truly believed I would never write nor "live" again. In the depths of this painful time, I was invited to a magical place by a dear friend, that place was Passions. Here I was blessed to meet a group of the worlds kindest, most caring people...the poets of Passions. I would just like to express a sincere word of thanks for your kindness, your caring, and your ongoing support. You're a wonderful bunch and I love you all. This is for you   )

In Healing Rhyme

Your words were fashioned into blades of steel
And from my gaping wounds, my poems bled
When sliced so deep, I thought Iíd never heal
You turned and left me lying there for dead
I hemorrhaged out the pain in every verse
And tried to ebb the flow to no avail
What was my cure, I looked at as my curse
As cleansing tears from my blue eyes, they fell
I cried out to the God of heavín and earth
He sent me friends to help me in my pain
And though you left me doubting my self worth
Through kindness, I began to live again

Your words of steel, they cut me like a knife
But rhyme and friends, they brought me back to life

†There are only two ages of and dead and you all look about the right age to me  

[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 04-01-2000).]
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1 posted 04-01-2000 09:14 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Ruth, I look more at you as a gift from God to me for a treasured you friend you have become. Your poetry is some of the best I have seen and we are blessed to have this gift of words flowing from your mind so eloquently.
Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 04-01-2000 09:32 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Passions is a two way corridor, and you, my friend have given more than you have received. Giving also heals, and surely you have come to see your self worth refeleced in the recipients of your love and your words. It is we who thank you, Hoot
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3 posted 04-01-2000 10:25 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Ruth, God does things like that. Amazing how many people have just 'happened' across this place. I one of them, you have brought a lot of healing and friendships to many too Ruth.
God bless ha sweetie!
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4 posted 04-01-2000 10:31 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Passions is a family. Each day we find our hearts related to new members of that family and when you joined us, we knew you as our sister! There is a phrase "babies are bits of stardust blown from the hand of God" that could also be reworded as "poets are bits of stardust, blown from the hand of God, until they come to rest together" is the resting place for all that magnificent stardust. You shine here, my friend! Your loving heart and your beautiful poetry!

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Janet Marie
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5 posted 04-01-2000 11:35 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Ruth, this is very touching and speaks of your heart and gentle soul. You have given MUCH to MANY here, myself included, always encouraging and offering understanding.
I thank you for that...and for inspiring this in me...
for you...with respect and admiration

We all are Gods plan,
each of us having a part.
Living each day, finding our way,
searching for love,and other gifts from the heart.
We each have a purpose...
all things happen of Fate's reasons.
Friends and poetry are golden...
constant as the changing seasons.
There are few things in life,
upon which we can depend...
The wisdom of a poet,
the devotion of a friend.
In this place called Passions...
we are blessed with an abundance of love.
The healing power of our words--
a gift granted us from above.
The bonds born of poetry,
go well beyond our verse and rhyme.
We become a part of one anothers heart,
Friendships engraved in love for all time.

 she said I dont know if I've ever been good enough,
and I'm a little bit rusty, and I feel like my head is caving in.
...and I dont know if I've ever been really loved by a hand thats touched me...
and I feel like somethings gonna give...
and I'm a little bit angry.
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Member Rara Avis
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6 posted 04-01-2000 12:18 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

How wonderful it was that you came here--it looks like a two-way blessing, for you and for us!  


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

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7 posted 04-01-2000 12:25 PM       View Profile for CherylLynnMckee   Email CherylLynnMckee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CherylLynnMckee

Lovely poem...and I see what your talking about..only been here a few days...and everyones wonderful in here..Lots of kind and talented people you included!

Danny Holloway
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8 posted 04-01-2000 12:33 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Poet deVine and Elizabeth Santos spoke best I feel about the contributions you have made to those in passions, both as a poet and as person.  You inspire us with your poetry and you encourage us with your kind words and caring heart.  You were one of the first persons to respond to my first poem posted in Passions.  And you have continued to be gracious with your comments.  The good inside you escapes everyday in the beauty of your poetry and kindness you show to all.
Promise you will live forever.
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9 posted 04-01-2000 01:02 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Ruth your poetry is always wonderful. You're one of the kindest people I know. Seems to me you give a lot more than you ask for.  
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10 posted 04-01-2000 01:08 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster


i agree with everyone else here who posted to this poem at Passions. from what i have seen of your work, i have come to know you in a way. and what i see is a woman with a loving heart and beautiful soul. two and a half months i "stumbled" onto Passions, and boy am I sure glad I did. and you are one of the many reasons why. thank you so much.

amy   S M I L E  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
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11 posted 04-01-2000 01:12 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Passions is a better place with you among us, Ruth - We've come a long way, haven't we?  I'm proud to call you my friend...
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12 posted 04-01-2000 01:16 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

So many beautiful heartfelt words to you Ruth, because you are all these flavored feelings and mostly your sweet beauty enriches us all as we stir this passions brew of friends...Wonderful poem!
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13 posted 04-01-2000 01:26 PM       View Profile for Ladycat   Email Ladycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ladycat's Home Page   View IP for Ladycat

It was in my darkest hour that your words have cheered me up too. These wonderful men and women of Passions give so much and I don't think that I could ever thank you enough.  All of you are my family.  Thank you all.  Aunt Ruth- We love you!!!

Darq, Lady, and Rugrat!  
Jim Raynor
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14 posted 04-01-2000 03:37 PM       View Profile for Jim Raynor   Email Jim Raynor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jim Raynor's Home Page   View IP for Jim Raynor

you done it again Ruth another beautiful poem made by hoot owl =).

 Love hurts when your flying solo. -Jim Raynor
"Be Nice, Every one is fighting a tough war against them selves" - "John Wats" - Jim Raynor( at least i think John Wats Said that.
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15 posted 04-01-2000 05:36 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful sonnet, Ruth! Very lovely!

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16 posted 04-01-2000 06:54 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Ruth, you have added sunshine to shadows. You have given so much and you are truly an inspiration to all of us. Your poetry is outstanding but your heart is beyond compare!!  (((((((((hugs))))))))))

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho

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17 posted 04-01-2000 07:01 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

Ruth - your poetry touches my heart - thank you for sharing your thoughts. I know I can learn much from your goodness.  
Roniece xx
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18 posted 04-01-2000 07:25 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Ruth, some wise old fellow once said "The more you give - the more you receive". I can think of no other situation in which this is so true. If you have received so much from Passions, it is indeed because you have given so much more. Your poetry, input, advice and friendship shown to all is unmatched by anyone I know. I consider you a dear friend and am proud that you consider me one also. Thank you so much for being here to share this small corner of life with us. We are all the better for it.
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19 posted 04-01-2000 10:32 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

Okay everyone...I'm having one of those emotional days anyway and all your responses have me sitting here in tears. All I can say is thanks everyone.
JM...the poem is very nice, thank you know, I feel the same.
Liz, Balladeer, Danny and Sharon...your words are touching, thank you so much  
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20 posted 04-01-2000 10:50 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Ruth, your talent, kindness, and friendship are a valued part of this family.  Exellent verse and I for one am definitely glad you are with us!    

 *Krista Knutson*

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
~*Albert Schweitzer*~
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21 posted 04-01-2000 11:34 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

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across your screen
for a good time

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22 posted 04-02-2000 03:04 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Lovely Hoot Owl...I thank God that he is a healing God...and a loving God, and a caring God, and a Compassionate God, and a Merciful God.  Hoot to the one I admire the most...
I give to you number 1000 post.....James
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23 posted 04-02-2000 03:08 AM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

This has to be one of the best of your that I've ever read (gosh, I say that everytime I read something new that you write). This has some powerful emotions packed into it and it shows. Nice work, Ruth!
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24 posted 04-02-2000 03:35 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Your words never cease to amaze me, this is truly beautiful and I just think you are so talented.
A beautiful way to say thanks  

 Keep all the windows of your mind open
Anne Rooks
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