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Gateway To Happiness

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Lone Wolf
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0 posted 05-21-2000 08:35 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lone Wolf

I believe true happiness comes from within
Just have to find where to begin
How to show your heart the light
May be shocked by such an awesome sight
The sunlight will stream right through
My sleeping heart awakens anew

I am paralyzed by the sudden shock
My heart once heavy as a rock
Feels a new lightness of being
There are many new unfamiliar feelings
Have to get a grip on my emotions
Still unsteady from drinking love's potion

The chalice was withdrawn from my lips
From my chin sweet red wine drips
Leaves a stain on the front of my shirt
Entranced I felt none of the hurt
Instead hope blossoms deep inside
I hold my head high with pride

For I stand on the threshold
Of the gateway to happiness which unfolds
Here before me on this beautiful day
The sky will be blue no longer gray
A new life now awaits
Thanks to the generous fates

A special thank you goes out to Jeffrey Carter for the title and challenge.  Keep 'em coming, m'friend!!!  



 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
© Copyright 2000 Jennifer L. Garcia - All Rights Reserved
Jeffrey Carter
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1 posted 05-21-2000 08:42 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Instead hope blossoms deep inside
I hold my head high with pride

For I stand on the threshold
Of the gateway to happiness which unfolds
Here before me on this beautiful day
The sky will be blue no longer gray

Absolutely stunning m'friend

Words of wisdom if i've ever heard them

 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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2 posted 05-21-2000 08:48 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Jeffrey,

Thank you very much, m'friend!!  I was kind of amazed at the outcome myself.  Excellent title by the way!!  Always happy to answer a challenge as you know.  

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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3 posted 05-21-2000 10:19 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

LoneWolf~
Hey ... that 'Gateway To Happiness' just might be the Florida Keys !  
Nice writing, gal.
Good chatting with you and Jeffrey on ICQ.
~*Marge*~


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netswan
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4 posted 05-22-2000 05:36 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Absolutely stunning and well done, my friend
oh love the chalice of wine spilling over
the chin as a new gateway begins, my friend

netswan
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5 posted 05-22-2000 06:32 AM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

Lone...This is so wonderful, I love seeing you so happy with words of hope and sunshine Great Job my friend
Lone Wolf
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6 posted 05-22-2000 08:42 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Marge~
You never know!!  Hope to see the Keys in the fall!!  Thank you!!
Nice chatting with you too...have to do that again soon!!  

Netswan,
Thank you, my friend.  The chalice part just kind of came to me and seemed to fit.  Hope to see that gateway soon.

RH,
Thank you!!  I am trying to see the positive these days.  Jeffrey keeps challenging me to stretch myself.  I appreciate that!!  

  

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7 posted 05-22-2000 08:58 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

For I stand on the threshold
Of the gateway to happiness which unfolds
Here before me on this beautiful day
The sky will be blue no longer gray
A new life now awaits
Thanks to the generous fates

Lone Wolf--

this is excellent sweetie! your writing is certainly improving and growing! i am loving the results. this one is a keeper for sure and you wear your heart well in this one. keep up the writing!!

take care,
amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
Lone Wolf
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8 posted 05-22-2000 09:27 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Amy,
Thanks, hon!!  Glad that you like it and I always wear my heart on my sleeve it seems.  Thanks for reading and the wonderful reply!!  
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
Danny Holloway
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9 posted 05-23-2000 05:59 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

LoneWolf, this poem was really well written.  
It actually has wings....just watch as it flies to the top!!!  


 A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

Lone Wolf
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10 posted 05-23-2000 08:10 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Danny,

Wow...wings!!  I love it and thnak you!!  I think it is one of my best.

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
CocoBaci
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11 posted 05-23-2000 08:30 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

Great expression here Wolfe, I really enjoyed it!
CocoBaci
Lone Wolf
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12 posted 05-23-2000 08:33 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

CocoBaci,
Thank you very much!!


 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
EagleOne
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Between a laugh and a tear...


13 posted 05-24-2000 01:35 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Great work, I know from experience that it can be a shock to bear your heart to the light.

 God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Unknown


Lone Wolf
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14 posted 05-24-2000 08:16 AM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Eagle One,
Yes, the light can be blinding to the heart at times, but we have to at least try to find it.  Thank you!!!


 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
ESP
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Floating gently on a cloud....


15 posted 05-24-2000 08:22 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

This is a terrific poem, you express the emotion ever so beautifully....wow!!!

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."
Lone Wolf
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Lizzie,
Thank you!!!  It is just an expression of my emotions and hopes for the future.  I hope it is a good one!!  
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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