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I Am (For the Challenge)

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hsystems
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0 posted 05-02-2000 04:31 PM       View Profile for hsystems   Email hsystems   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hsystems's Home Page   View IP for hsystems

     I Am

I am gentle and loving
I wonder what exciting adventures the future holds
I hear a symphony in my beloved wife's voice
I see a bright and shining tomorrow in my daughter's smile
I want to grow old, surrounded by my loved ones
I am gentle and loving

I pretend that there is a Woman in the Moon
I feel her embrace me, when I am sad
I touch her light, and my spirit is renewed
I worry that one day I will forget how to see her
I cry when she dimishes, and rejoice when she is full again
I am gentle and loving

I understand that friendship is priceless
I say my friends are all important parts of who I am
I dream of a world where we each see everyone as our friend
I try to share this vision with others
I hope that peace on earth will become a reality
I am gentle and loving

© Troy J Hoecherl
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1 posted 05-02-2000 04:33 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Spectacular, Troy. This is a poem filled with qualities to be proud of. My admiration to you, sir,,,,,,
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2 posted 05-02-2000 04:35 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Excellent.   Challenges are eye opening sometimes.  

 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"
Honeybee
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3 posted 05-02-2000 04:36 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

~Troy~

This is a perfect poem for the challenge!  Thanks for sharing this.  The lines "I hear a symphony in my beloved wife's voice and "I see a bright and shining tomorrow in my daughter's smile" are beautiful.

You are also a talented poet!

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee  
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4 posted 05-02-2000 04:39 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

what a wonderful picture of you....thanks for sharing  
wayoutwalt
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5 posted 05-02-2000 04:43 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

those are some lofty goals but yuh its always good to have someone on the side of makin em happen...great insight

 The doctor said, "You're almost dead.
Don't eat green bananas no more."
The sick little monkey groaned and said,
"But that's what I 1-2 the 3-4."
from The Monkey--Shel Silverstein
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6 posted 05-02-2000 06:32 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Troy, this was well worth the wait.  

Thank you for letting all of us know a little bit more about you.


Alicat
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7 posted 05-02-2000 07:37 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Hi Troy! I am sure glad I have the privilege
to be able to call you my friend.

Fabulous - well written poem.  But, I didn't
expect anything less ------)

((((((((netswan)))))))
Meadowmuse
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Troy, I think this is the first of the "I Am" poems I've read (haven't had much time of late) but my goodness what a lovely gifting this is! Your description of who you are is So nice...and I love your woman in the moon image...thank you for sharing this glimpse into "you."

~ Claire

 Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau
David2
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9 posted 05-03-2000 10:53 AM       View Profile for David2   Email David2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for David2

Troy,
    How is it that you continue to come up with such quality? This was very soft, sweet and honest. I enjoyed it. Talk to you soon.
         David2
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10 posted 05-03-2000 11:12 AM       View Profile for DestinysCharm   Email DestinysCharm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DestinysCharm

Nice to meet you Troy, you sound like a wonderful person. Great writing you are very talented.
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11 posted 05-03-2000 01:11 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Troy,
Nice to finally meet you..lol
Very deep look at you m'friend. and what an inspiration you are.

Oh yeah, I love you man...lol

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep
Lone Wolf
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12 posted 05-03-2000 11:30 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

This was wonderful, Troy!!!  Very nice to get to know you a little better.  You did well with the challenge, my friend!!!  
LW


 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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