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~I am~ -Challenge

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ESP
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0 posted 04-30-2000 12:27 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for ESP

I am

I am an ocean.
Although emotions flow in and out of me,
I remain essentially the same:
Sweet and loving.

I am a tree.
Branches reaching out to people,
Reaching for acceptance and love.
Reaching for understanding.

I am a book.
Many will not look beyond the front cover,
But for those who do there awaits a magic.
The magic of love, unconditional.

I am a piece of paper.
I have been stepped on and crumpled up,
But my friends ironed out the creases of pain.
I wait to be full of the writings of life.

I am a star.
I burst myself trying to shine my light
Into the lives of others.
My light will live on in the Heavens when I die.

I am me.
I am a unique creation,
Crafted to perfection by the Lord.
I will ever stand proud.




 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
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1 posted 04-30-2000 12:40 PM       View Profile for pen of passion   Email pen of passion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pen of passion

This one made me smile.  It took me a long time to find myself.  Finding yourself is a joy.  Be proud of whom "ESP" you are.
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2 posted 04-30-2000 01:12 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

~ESP

this gave me a tingle of happiness and made me smile. this was simply wonderful, thanks for sharing YOU with all of us. you sound like a wonderful person who i would call "friend".

take care,
amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
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3 posted 04-30-2000 01:18 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

ESP,
    this is very good. . . it shows a confidence that takes most people a lifetime to get. . . you have done quite well for yourself my friend. .  

Excellent poem. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

ESP
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4 posted 04-30-2000 01:44 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Pen Of Passion-I am proud of who I am and I aspire to be greater yet. I have been downtrodden before and I have no intention of letting other people put me down derisively again. I don't say everyone must love me nor must I love everyone....but I do wish that everyone in the world could share a mutual respect. That's what I love about Passions-the love and caring extended to all that I have found here.

Aimster-thanks for your compliment! I am by no means wonderful, I am just me...and very happy to be. I'd love to call you "friend" too.

Sven-It is thanks to my friend that I found myself...she turned my life around. I am not going to let it be turned back again by anybody. Lol....me confident? I wish! Like I said, I am just trying to be the best me I can be. I would hope that is what those around me would expect and appreciate!

Thank you for your responses! Sorry for rambling!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie
  


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."


[This message has been edited by ESP (edited 04-30-2000).]
Alicat
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5 posted 04-30-2000 02:22 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Yes, you are.  And it is my hope that you continue to be you just as hard as you can, for you have brought delight and sensitivity into this place I call home: Passions in Poetry.  Thank you for answering this challenge.  You did a splendid job.  

Alicat
ESP
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6 posted 04-30-2000 02:32 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Thanks Ali!!
And thank you for letting me into this Passions Home! I love it to bits!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
Janet Marie
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7 posted 04-30-2000 02:47 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I am a book.
Many will not look beyond the front cover,
But for those who do there awaits a magic.
The magic of love, unconditional.

I am a piece of paper.
I have been stepped on and crumpled up,
But my friends ironed out the creases of pain.
I wait to be full of the writings of life.
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wow I love the way you wrote this...
and I am so enjoying this challenge...
it allows us to see so many things about each other...
you shine in this poetic piece!!
very very nice work!!

 ~as always, Take Care,JM~
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I know it's been a long road
To get these towns behind me and I
Will gladly reap what we may sow--
I am there for you ...
and you're there for me ...
Are you waiting for
Heart in hand
Woman and man
See me where I stand I am
Heart
Heart in hand
~vertical horizon~

ESP
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8 posted 04-30-2000 02:56 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Thank you for replying Janet Marie, this is a first for me!!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
doreen peri
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9 posted 04-30-2000 03:22 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Very succinct! Your writing is a treasure!
ESP
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10 posted 04-30-2000 03:30 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Thank you Doreen! A compliment from you is indeed an honour!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 04-30-2000 04:10 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Lizzie,
This is a WONDERFUL piece! I really enjoyed reading your creative poem, and so well written. It says a lot about who you are, and perhaps that's one reason I loved it so much
Liz
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12 posted 04-30-2000 04:27 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Bravo my friend. This was very well written and gives us a wonderful idea of who you are. I wrote an I am poem for a challenge once. It began with..."I am an Oxymoron" Which is true for each of us methinks. We are all such a combination of different things and that is so wonderful.

Congrats on a job well done.  
JamesMichael
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13 posted 05-01-2000 04:49 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

"I am an ocean"...."although emotions flow in and out of me...I remain essentially the same...sweet and loving."  Very creative way of describing who you are.  James
ESP
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14 posted 05-01-2000 05:22 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Liz-Thank you for the compliment on my poem...you know how much a compliment from you means to me!!

Marilyn-I never thought of comparing myself to an oxymoron before but now that I think about it, that is pretty accurate!

James-Thanks!


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
Tess
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15 posted 05-01-2000 08:31 AM       View Profile for Tess   Email Tess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tess's Home Page   View IP for Tess

Wow...I love the comparisons you used in this poem....excellent work  

 "Love is the only drug you can take that will convince you each time
that you've never had it before."
~author unknown~


Tia
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16 posted 05-06-2000 02:43 PM       View Profile for Tia   Email Tia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tia

this is a beautiful poem.......

Tia
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this is a beautiful poem.......

Tia


 I'd rather have someone hate me for who i am,than to have someone like me for who i'm pretending to be
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18 posted 05-07-2000 11:51 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

ESP~
Your 'ocean' of emotion flows so gently.
I feel the flow of the tides in your responses to others.

Wonderfully written.
~*Marge*~


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ESP
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19 posted 05-07-2000 05:07 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Thank you for your reply, Marge. Passions is the one place I feel that I am truly understood by people. And not judged either. Thank you for feeling my tides, that gives me a lovely feeling!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
netswan
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20 posted 05-07-2000 06:24 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

ESP, what I want to know is how I missed
this special - wonderful poem. It is
very good, you know.  Descriptive -
warm --- touching ---- all that a beautiful
verse needs

It my pleasure to know you ESP ---

Your sweetness shines through in here.

Hugs from netswan
CocoBaci
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21 posted 05-07-2000 06:31 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

Quite a masterpiece of confidence and emotion
Entwined together that you have written here.
CocoBaci
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22 posted 07-05-2000 07:18 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

Hi ESP,i love the way you use metaphorical images here...it somehow reveals better your personality since we already know the qualities these objects embody

like this line muchly:
I want to be full of the writings of life
ME TOO
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