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Denise
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0 posted 06-21-2000 09:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Denise

The fragrant splendor of the bloom fades fast
Its beauty lost to some forever when
They blindly, to their detriment, rush past;
A chance like this may never come again.
Enjoy the simple pleasures that abound;
Take time to listen as a robin sings;
Around you priceless treasures can be found
Available to paupers and to kings.
Abundant are rare opportunities
Presented to us all with each new dawn;
Wise are the ones who realize and seize
Them long before the golden day is gone.

Be mindful as you go along your way
To make the most of every single day.

6/20/2000

© Copyright 2000 Denise - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth
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1 posted 06-21-2000 10:03 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I will Denise! Thanks for reminding me, and so beautifully too!

Love always,
Elizabeth


I'm grabbing my hat and coat
I'm leaving the cat a note
Quick call me a ferry boat-getting out of town!


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AMEN!!!  It's a shame that sometimes it
takes a tragedy to see what is around
us...Hopefully someone will look around in
the wake of your words    Thank you for
sharing this~
Mike
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3 posted 06-21-2000 10:06 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

wonderful message and poetry.  Me likes muchly.
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4 posted 06-21-2000 10:57 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

Denise~
A gift !
Thank you for wrapping it so beautifully.
~*Marge*~


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5 posted 06-21-2000 11:07 PM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

Simple is not your poem...packed full of wisdom!!!!Life is too short,stop and smell the roses along the way!!!!
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6 posted 06-21-2000 11:16 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

well it seems like forever since we've had a poem from you...
but my oh my it was worth the wait...
perfect poem Denise...
wisdom and grace filled sonnet
take care
jm
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7 posted 06-21-2000 11:43 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thank you Elizabeth, Butterflies, Mike, Marge, Milette and Janet Marie for reading and for your lovely comments! It has been quite some time since I have written anything. It feels great when the thoughts start flowing again!  

Denise
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8 posted 06-22-2000 12:05 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Denise~ this is wonderful! So many people can't see past their own noses to see the beauty in the world.   -SEA

Live,Love,Laugh :) ~SueB


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9 posted 06-22-2000 02:56 AM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Excellent poem Denise and a wonderful message.  
tracie66
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very wise words indeed Denise...wonderful message  
Tracie~


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It is the harmony of the universe


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11 posted 06-22-2000 05:47 AM       View Profile for linda munday   Email linda munday   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for linda munday

So your a talent... now what.. give me more please....
It must be from Linda M.
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12 posted 06-22-2000 06:56 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

"A chance like this may never happen again."
I know this is true...about six months ago I came to the realization that I had missed a wonderful opportunity...and the chance is gone...I'm still looking for new ones and hopefully I will do better next time.  James
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13 posted 06-22-2000 07:24 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I loved your thoughts and message in this lovely poem Denise! Beautifully penned!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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Sooo true.  I am another who has missed an opportunity or two in my life.  I am now in the middle of trying to capture one I that I let pass 26 years ago and now have a rare chance of "The 2nd chance".  This touched home really hard.  Thank you.
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15 posted 06-22-2000 08:22 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Denise,
I always stop to smell the roses. And your bouquet is just beautiful. *L*
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Oh how lovely the sentiment here, Denise, and what a thoughtful, poetic way of reminding. So very nice!

~ Claire

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

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Wise words to live by, Denise!

Corinne
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18 posted 06-22-2000 11:32 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

Wise words Denise   I love the way your poetry makes me THINK!

Eric.

"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.
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Thank you, Sea, Eloise, Tracie, Linda, James, Kit, Mark, Sy, Claire, Corinne and Eric for reading and for your lovely replies!  

Denise
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the saying goes....take time to stop and smell the flowers...you expressed this very well....I enjoyed it very much,,,,,

Julie :)


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21 posted 06-23-2000 08:31 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thank you, Julie, I'm glad you enjoyed it!  

Denise
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22 posted 06-24-2000 08:03 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Presented to us all with each new dawn;
Wise are the ones who realize and seize
Them long before the golden day is gone.

beautifully written. we often are so busy living that we forget to enjoy it. a wonderful poem.  

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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Thank you, Brian, I'm glad that you enjoyed it!  

Denise
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Denise--I'm so glad I saw this...it is beautifully done!  Hugs!
 
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