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hoot_owl_rn
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Welcome

It was like a house
rarely visited,
full of dark, dusty corners,
seldom seen.

Many came to the front door,
but very few got in.

But you didn't ask permission.
You hammered at my mind's door
with questions
to which I had no answers;
forcing me to look inside
and yes, to even open up the door
and reveal to you
things I had been unable
(Unwilling)
to share.

You crawled inside
and found a part of me
lost long ago,
hidden deep within.

Suddenly, I wanted to show you around;
break down walls;
and even open closet doors.

Somewhere along the way,
you had changed
from an uninvited guest
to a welcome visitor
as you became my friend.


 To love means never to be afraid of the windstorms of life: should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings. ~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Cerenity
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1 posted 04-11-2000 11:02 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Lady Hoot,

You are so special and loving, it is true this place makes you want to open up and start living free of the chains that hold us captive. Beautiful poem.

Cerenity
Denise
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2 posted 04-11-2000 11:20 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is wonderful, Ruth! Great writing along with lovely sentiments, as always!!

Denise
Martie
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3 posted 04-11-2000 01:43 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Ruth, the inside of your house is beautiful!
Pepper
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Inside your house and outside your house ..... true beauty ....
This is very sweet , Ruth ......  
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5 posted 04-11-2000 02:14 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

such sweet echoes your heart and mind gives

Jeffrey
Danny Holloway
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6 posted 04-11-2000 03:05 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Hoot, be careful, likeing can turn to loving and those friends that knock down walls can become a soulmate before the stars fade.
Nice poem you write here.
Lucky the guy that has your door opened to him!


 A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 04-11-2000 03:45 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I walked into your home, and immediately felt the warmth of heart as I sat by your fireplace, the compassionate and mellowed spirit as we chatted for hours over a cup of coffee, and an extraordinary mind, as I glanced over the volumes on your bookshelf. I felt quite at home immediately, and please know my door is always open to you.
A wonderful poem
Liz
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8 posted 04-11-2000 03:56 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

This was a beautiful poem, and describes the way of friendship more beautifully than I have ever seen.  
David2
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9 posted 04-11-2000 04:28 PM       View Profile for David2   Email David2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for David2

Ruth,
    This was a very enjoyable piece of work and revealed some interesting thoughts on friendship and sharing.
          David2
TerryW
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10 posted 04-11-2000 04:30 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Ruth,
     I, for one, am very glad you answered the door.  It is so much fun to share time with friends than to stay at home all alone.  Believe me, I know.  We may go home after we stay a while, but we will be back the next day!    

 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
Janet Marie
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11 posted 04-11-2000 08:06 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

ding dong...passions calling  
VERY nice ...we love stopping by your house hoot-girl...maybe you'll cook us some oatmeal
(smile)
lovely sentiments hoot...and great metaphors...you've been MOST inspired here of late...
must be from contented muse...
maybe its the oatmeal LOL
take care, jm
Irish Rose
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12 posted 04-11-2000 09:53 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

I love the methaphor....love it!

 Kathleen

RainbowGirl
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13 posted 04-11-2000 09:58 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Ruth: "You crawled inside"...boy do I relate..

All this love and friendship can be pretty overwhelming, can't it?  But you return it many times over..

Big HUSG

 If I could, I would and if I didn't, I should have!
Balladeer
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14 posted 04-11-2000 11:41 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Ruth, I had those same Jehovah's Witnesses come to my door but I didn't let them in! You are much more giving than I am  

Ruth, I love your home. The structure is great and there is always a light on upstairs. I feel honored to have been a welcome guest. I have also felt this way. Maybe we should subscribe to Better Homes and Guard Downs. Love ya, Ruth  

Mike
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15 posted 04-12-2000 01:20 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Beautifully written and expressed.  Everything you write comes directly from the heart, which besides the fact you are a splendid poet, more importantly makes you a splendid person.
JamesMichael
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16 posted 04-12-2000 05:54 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

This is what life is all about...friends helping friends...so happy for you that you found this place and have been able to open up that door to your heart.   James
Nan
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17 posted 04-12-2000 07:34 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 great, Ruth... and.. You have a way of reciprocating - You can visit my house any time you like.... .... btw... This is a great extended metaphor...
Marilyn
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18 posted 04-12-2000 07:56 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Ahh Ruth. You did the same for me and now you reside in my heart for always.   Though my contact here has been limited as of late (and will probably continue to), I still charish you and the friends I have made here.  
WhtDove
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19 posted 04-12-2000 08:54 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Ruth I so love how you've described this!
HUGS my friend!
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you everyone...I love you all bunches  

Janet Marie...I almost wet myself laughing at your remark...you are just too funny hon  
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