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Temptress
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0 posted 04-25-2000 04:37 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Temptress

I am not a wall,
But not very pliable either.
Maybe a soft mixture of something magical?
Maybe...
Not many people ever see it..

I'm not wordly
Experienced inside and out
And laden with cynicism,
But I'm not completely positive either.
Realistic perhaps?
Maybe...
But everyone thinks I'm just niave.

I'm not usually one of the oldest in the group,
And certainly not the wisest or most outgoing,
Maybe just a little mature for my age?
Perhaps...
Now I'm just trying to slow down
And act my age.

So
Why when I begin to act my age
Do I begin to fade into the crowd again.
Everyone thinks I'm just niave.
Well..
I'm not,
But I guess its my saving grace
That everyone thinks so.

Maybe I'm just a confusion within a confusion.
If that makes sense?

Right now I can't figure it out.
Something is making me sad,
And if anyone could understand what
By reading my words..
I wish they could tell me,
Because I just don't get it.




 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"
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Mike
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1 posted 04-25-2000 05:06 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Well written Temptress...
the problem is that none of us understand...
we only attempt to...
Nan
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2 posted 04-26-2000 06:39 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

So nice to see you, my friend.. I hope this means you're back in business??

... and there's not necessarily any big deal about being worldly.. You are who you are - and that's special in itself..
doreen peri
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3 posted 04-26-2000 08:56 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Hey, girl! Wassappenin'???

Good to see you on the boards again... missed ya!

My analysis of your thoughts here? umm... well... you're becoming aware of the journey... caught in the middle of who you were and who you are to become... that's all.  Of course, who am I to say? But if that IS it, then... lemme tell ya... it's never ending because we are always 'becoming' and growing from someone and somewhere we were to somewhere we're going and someone we're going to be. Just a bit of philosophy. I think it all gets easier when you finally realize that you'll never be able to figure it out, and just enjoy the ride.

*wink* Be well. Write, IM or ICQ sometime. Hope all is well at work and home.

doreen
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4 posted 04-27-2000 03:39 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Hi there.
Thanks Nan, Doreen, and Mike for reading and responding.   It will be a while before I get my computer back. Its at the computer doctor. Everyone say prayers...A moment of silence please.      

Doreen,
I think I'm somewhere in between needing to assert myself and be more confident or be a babbling, cringing, shy background hugger for the rest of my life. The bright side is that I think I still have plenty of time to figure it out.   Thanks for the thoughts.

Nan,
Worldy seems to be the way that people come out of their shells sometimes. Would someone please get a hammer and crack mine?

Mike,
I dont' even know if I can understand anymore, but I'm sure trying.  


 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"
JamesMichael
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5 posted 04-27-2000 04:58 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I enjoyed reading this...maybe its not you..maybe its your friends..do they accept you as you are and yet still encourage you to grow and improve.   James
lucky
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6 posted 04-28-2000 11:14 PM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Lil,

You need to come out of the wood work a "Lil" more often. Nicely done, got any other stuff stash around..? More, more...


 
tracie66
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7 posted 04-29-2000 06:19 PM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Temptress~
Great poem, enjoyed reading it. Don't worry you are not alone with the worldly bit, how many of us are. Just be yourself and we don't mind you shining here with your poetry  
Tracie~


 Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


Corinne
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8 posted 04-30-2000 10:26 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Nice to see you posting again, hon.
Very good piece here, honest and revealing, the best kind of poetry is just that.

Your friend,

Corinne
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9 posted 05-16-2002 02:45 AM       View Profile for Moonlight Romeo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moonlight Romeo

I'm wondering if you found what you were looking for here.  It seems that we all are looking for the same thing.

Thank you.

What light through yon window breaks?  It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

 
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