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Marina
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0 posted 05-24-2000 10:26 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Marina

Believe

Thoughts to paper
Rhythm to rhyme
Fear to failure
So, I believed

Mind and muse
Heart and soul
Pencil and pen
Because, you believed

Poet in progress
Confidence in me
Power in poem
Now, I believe


Marina May 2000


This poem is dedicated to a very good friend. Without his encourement to get me to try writing poetry, I would never have written a single one.  He believed I could do it, long before I.






[This message has been edited by Marina (edited 05-24-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Marina Crossley - All Rights Reserved
netswan
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1 posted 05-24-2000 10:28 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

You best believe, Marina. You write lovely
poems.  This is delightful and inspiring.

~netswan
Angelwings
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2 posted 05-24-2000 10:40 PM       View Profile for Angelwings   Email Angelwings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angelwings

Wow~
   I hope you continue to believe and continue to write.  I truly enjoyed this poem what a true inspiration to never give up.  
Sven
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3 posted 05-25-2000 12:24 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Marina,
       this is an excellent poem. . . I'm so glad that you listened. . .

This is wonderful my friend. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Janet Marie
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4 posted 05-25-2000 08:27 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

very cool M-girl...
when another helps us to discover a gift
that we posses inside our selves...
it is very special and changes us forever.
I too was given this gift by another poet...
so I understand how amazing it can be.
perfect tribute, from the heart.
later-poet-gator
jm


 Some things cannot be explained by verses that rhyme,
They are not measured by the commitment of time.
Some emotions run too deep to be described by words,
Forgiveness and understanding-remain the most beautiful words ever heard.
~Janet Marie~

"What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly"
~Lao Tze Tao~
~Butterflies are meant to be free~


EagleOne
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5 posted 05-25-2000 09:06 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

I love this and relate to it so very well, it was only through the "prompting" from a friend that I ever found passions and finally found the courage to post some work here.

 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


Lost Dreamer
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6 posted 05-25-2000 09:12 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Marina, I can relate to your feelings here in this poem, I also with the help of a friend found a special talent within me. I'm no expert yet, but I enjoy doing it.  

I think you did a great job with this poem, I like the way you laid it out.  
Kit McCallum
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7 posted 05-25-2000 09:17 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Wonderfully said Marina ... those friends who give us confidence to try, are the most wonderous gifts imaginable. This is a lovely poem and tribute to that special friend.

Best wishes,
/Kit
Parker
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Well if memory serves and it does not always in my case. You had such a desire to take apart a poem and find the hidden meanings so why not try and write one...... and you did,
was it "the Messengers of God" maybe.
Well it just goes to show you add a little encouragement and presto.... instant poet.
The real truth is that you finally believed.
Thank you for this kind dedication.

James Parker

Marina
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9 posted 05-25-2000 09:52 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

netswan, thank you.  It was very inspiring for me to write.

Angelwings, I don't think you can get rid of me that easy now!!LOL  Thank You.

Sven, It was the one and only time i have ever listen to James! LOL.  I am just kidding. Thank you for your compliment.

Kit, you are very right..thank you.

Jan,EagleOne and LD.  I am really glad that you guys can relate to this.  It is a wonderful feeling to something, you never dreamed you could.  Thanks to all of you for comments and compliments.

Marina


James,
Yes,I can definitly vouch for your memory, but.....as I recall, it was you who convinced me to try to write just one you said.  I believe you said I challenge you to write something easy like a Roses are Red poem.  Then I started trying to write The Messangers of God.  I also recall you spending hours with me on the phone while I wrote and rewrote it.  Even when I got frustrated with myself, you always told me I could do it. You always believed in me.  So for that, I thank you.

Your friend,
Marina

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10 posted 05-25-2000 10:31 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Beautiful Miss Marina!  
And what a great friend this one must be to inspire
you to write, and write it well I might add!  


 ~Sheri
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11 posted 05-26-2000 01:58 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Sheri, thank you for such a lovely compliment.  He is indeed a very great friend.  Our friendship, I hold very dear to my heart.

Marina
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Sheri, thank you for such a lovely compliment.  He is indeed a very great friend.  Our friendship, I hold very dear to my heart.

Marina
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13 posted 05-26-2000 02:52 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Wonderful poem, I think we all need encouragement and support to write and if not to write then to show our poetry to other people.

I heard a quote on the radio on a show about poetry, I can't remember the exact words but it was something like;

whatever you express is poetry as long as it is an improvement on the blank page.

  


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"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
Douglas Adams.

"Here chewing your tail is joy"

Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto


TerryW
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14 posted 05-26-2000 04:26 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Marina~
     My dear, not only can you write poetry, but you can write true poetry from the heart!  Believe me, I love to read your work!  This is a nice dedication.  I know that your friend is proud that you did it for him!


Love Ya~


 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
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15 posted 05-26-2000 10:56 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

First of all, I would like to thank Haleyja (James Parker) for encouraging Marina. I enjoy all her poetry, and she is definitely getting better every day.

Now, Marina, Girl, this is fabulously written. Definitely one of your best  

 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


Marina
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16 posted 05-27-2000 12:33 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Brian, thank you and I loved the quote.

Terry, you are such a sweetheart!  You are have to generous with your compliments Sir.  Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.

Jeff, you have always been very supportive of my poetry from the begining, and for that I thank you.
As for James.......I am sure there are days when he could kill me for bugging him for his expertise and advice!

Marina
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