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poetFemmeFatale
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0 posted 05-07-2000 01:11 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

~  His Lighthouse  ~



Tossed he is, both to and fro
trying to find his way -
On the everchanging tides of life
I reach him in this way...
I've been here his whole life
waiting for discovery -
Alas, he finally sees my light
and reaches out to me...

I steer him clear of stagnant shore
I illuminate his mind -
I give him visibility, so that
faith and hope he'll find.
I stand here as a beacon
in the distance, yet in sight -
My thoughts, my soul, my voice I share
to guide him through the night...

I point him out to deeper seas
away from shallow wreck -
He waves to me through grateful eyes
I see him there on deck...
I'd love to have him nearer,
but he's happier at sea -
He knows I only shine for him
I shine to guide him free...


-poetFemmeFatale
May 6, 2000


© Copyright 2000 Gennifer David - All Rights Reserved
Sven
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1 posted 05-07-2000 01:18 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Wow, first romance. . .and now devotion!!

Gen, you are simply amazing me here with the depth of emotion in these latest poems from you. . . I only have one question. . .how do you find the time?

Excellent my friend. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

netswan
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2 posted 05-07-2000 01:32 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Lovely, as usual, my dear -----

netswan
Jeffrey Carter
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3 posted 05-07-2000 01:40 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Gen,
You are quickly becoming my favorite poet...no offense Micheal...lol

Geeze, I don't know how you do it but keep it up. These latest poems of yours are definitely some of the best I have read.

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
Janet Marie
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4 posted 05-07-2000 09:33 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

another perfect one Gen...and you always write such awesome images of the ocean...
very cool is this one *smile*
you better get busy sweet poet...
you've got lots of illustrating to do  
HEY can I be your publisher...agent..
oh hell..pencil sharpener LOL
later gen-gator
jm

 It's amazing
How you make your face just like a wall
How you take your heart and turn it off
How I turn my head and you lose it all ...
And it's unnerving
How one move just puts me by myself
There you go just trusting someone else
Now I know I put us both through hell ...
I'm not sayin
That there was nothing wrong
I just didn't think you'd ever get tired of me
And I'm not sayin
We ever had the right to hold on
I just didn't wanna let you get away from me.
~MB20~Leave


Brent Hotchkin
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5 posted 05-07-2000 10:01 AM       View Profile for Brent Hotchkin   Email Brent Hotchkin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brent Hotchkin

Yes Gen tell us how you do it. You are such an inspiration. Your wisdom is so vast. You could write about anything. You make me cry. Happy tears though. I will be waiting for your words to carry me through next week. I don't imagine I could be more amazed by you. But I bet you will prove me wrong.


"Today they say that we are free.
Only thing that's changed is poverty.
Good God I think it's illiteracy.
It's only machines that make money."
                       Robert Nesta Marley  
WhiteNite
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6 posted 05-08-2000 12:08 AM       View Profile for WhiteNite   Email WhiteNite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhiteNite's Home Page   View IP for WhiteNite

Wow... and shine you do.

Great poem Gen.

 "Don't let your character get camoflaged with your environment.
Find who you are and let it stay in its true colors." --Rachel Joy Scott


poetFemmeFatale
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7 posted 05-08-2000 01:44 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Sven - - Wow, the "D" word...I can only say he knows I am there for him in all ways I possibly can be, and for him, that's enough.  We have a mutual respect for eachothers limitations.  I think that's why we're so close.  As far as time, my new job basically pays me to write, as I have nothing else to do....LOL  Thanks for always reading sir. *bows humbly*

Netswan - - Thank you!  I am so glad you read so much of my work.  I always remember my "regulars", and you are fast becoming one!  LOL

Jeffrey - - (blushing)  From you sir, that is an amazing compliment.  Thank you.  All I can say is that I finally believe in something true, those things referred to as fairy-tales.  

Janet - - ROFLMAO at you sharpening my pencils!  You can be mentioned on the first page as the one who gave me the idea in the first place! And you will get the first copy my dear!  Promise!  

Brent - - "Amazed?"  Wow, that's powerful too, like that "D" word Sven mentioned.  I will carry you, as I know how much you weigh, and I can handle it, and I will do my best to prove you wrong, deal?   I am always graced by your comments.  Thank you is just never enough.  

WhiteNite - - Short and sweet you are....er....not you, your comment!  hehehe  Thank you!  

Thank you again for all the wonderful replies to this piece.  It was a very special one for me to write...someone else gave me the idea, and I went with it.  I'm pretty happy with how it came out.  Definately inspired by my best friend...thank you best friend...    Love you all!  
RSEvans
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8 posted 05-08-2000 11:04 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Thanks for being my lighthouse...!  There are only so many things in life that give unrequited pleasure.  Reading your poetry is not so much reading as experiencing.  Thanks.
Lone Wolf
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9 posted 05-08-2000 07:13 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

pFF, this is an enchanting piece.  Full of such love and utter devotion.  I loved it!!  

 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
Kit McCallum
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10 posted 05-08-2000 07:34 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Absolutely astonishing imagery PoetFemme. I love to paint ... and you've inspired a lighthouse scene in my mind, though I fear I could not do your words justice. Truly touching ... I loved this!

/Kit
hoot_owl_rn
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11 posted 05-08-2000 08:57 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

very beautiful work Gen...your talents shine through with this one  
Sven
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12 posted 05-08-2000 10:22 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Gen, they pay you to write?  Where do I sign up?  

And Jeffrey, I thought that I was your favorite?   LOL

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Alwye
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13 posted 05-08-2000 10:59 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Gen, such lovely selflessness here.  Stunning, beautifully lighted devotion..you have touched my heart, for I know these feelings well.  Especially "I shine to guide him free..."  

 *Krista Knutson*

"Lonliness is the human condition."
*Mark Twain, in the book "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"*
TerryW
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14 posted 05-09-2000 01:12 AM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Gen~
     I love it!  You know, there really is no greater feeling that by giving your devotion that you help someone you love.  Even if he has to be at sea right now, he will not forget you, and you will be rewarded one day!


Love Ya~

 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
lorilockheart
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15 posted 05-09-2000 07:01 PM       View Profile for lorilockheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lorilockheart

This is so creative, and such a wonderful way to express your feelings.  I really, really liked this one.
Lori

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I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean. Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens. Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance - I hope you dance.
song by LeeAnn Womack
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16 posted 02-17-2001 12:52 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

A bump and an addition to the library...

I love this one.
 
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