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My Coming Out

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deleeme
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0 posted 05-25-2000 11:51 PM       View Profile for deleeme   Email deleeme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit deleeme's Home Page   View IP for deleeme

Please don't tell anybody yet,
I've sneaked out of "the Prayer Closet"
To once again rejoin the race,
To meet new Friends, and show my face.

I've been "in the closet"--until of late,
I thought that I would suffocate.
It gets quite stuffy, what with all them candles,
So I left them within, with my beads and sandals.

I want to kind of blend in here,
With some new friends, and find laughter
No, my faith, I abandon not,
But there's more to life than the Closet lot.

So help me friends, here to adjust,
Help me make it--I'm going for bust.
I'm out here, a new leaf to turn,
So many things, I want to learn!

Please don't send me back to my room,
I don't want it to be my tomb.
I want to live life, before I die,
Being open to new Ideas to try.

So let's celebrate my coming out,
The time is right, there is no doubt!
I'll find time elsewise to study and pray,
But just for now, let's enjoy Today!
© Copyright 2000 David L. White - All Rights Reserved
Temptress
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1 posted 05-25-2000 11:53 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Come on out then!   Nice poem here with some wonderful thoughts.  

 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"


netswan
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2 posted 05-26-2000 12:04 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Lovely - great idea!
take a break - get some breathing
space

~netswan
Janet Marie
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3 posted 05-26-2000 01:16 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Come out- come out- come out- and play
Im so pleased to see an old friend stop by today.
Hello David welcome to open 7...
its another one of Passions little slices of Heaven  

nice to have you here.
take care, jm
ellie LeJeune
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4 posted 05-26-2000 07:08 AM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

David; You're out there good Buddy, and flying high! Don't forget to poke your head back in the closet occasionly and visit the nest! Great job! Ellie

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Marge Tindal
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5 posted 05-26-2000 07:19 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

David~
Nice to see your smiling face
among the friends in Open-Space !
Knowing 'spiritual' also dwells
among the other spaces well.
Another slice of life to try
as the candle burns brightly inside.
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Nan
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6 posted 05-26-2000 07:56 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I hear tell we have some disguises out here Justin Kace you need them... Glad to see ya, Deleeme...

Denise
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7 posted 05-26-2000 09:33 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Glad to see you here, David! There are many rooms here, no need to confine yourself to one!  

Denise

Nan- cute icon!!
Kit McCallum
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8 posted 05-26-2000 02:55 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

This was lovely David ... no need to be shy or abandon anything, the people here have proven to be nothing less than 100% wonderful and supportive!  Great poem!

Best wishes,
/Kit
brian madden
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9 posted 05-26-2000 03:18 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

I know David closets can be very crammed and you have to sleep standing up, I never got the hang of that. Wonderful, welcome out into the wide space, no more getting clothes hangers in the eye or coughing from dust or choking on moth balls.

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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


Sunshine
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10 posted 05-26-2000 03:20 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Geez, I go in, David comes out...perhaps Ron needs to move me to another forum.  But I'm glad to see you here all the same...
Pepper
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11 posted 05-26-2000 07:07 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

It's great to see you spreading your wings, my friend ... and what a wonderful 'coming out' poem ....  
(Hugs)
Martie
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12 posted 05-26-2000 10:00 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Hi David, so glad to see you here...loved your poem and your fresh sense of humor.  Stay awhile, okay?
doreen peri
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13 posted 05-26-2000 10:45 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

nice to see your handsome smiling face... it can get mighty dark in that closet, huh? welcome out
deleeme
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14 posted 05-27-2000 06:51 AM       View Profile for deleeme   Email deleeme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit deleeme's Home Page   View IP for deleeme

Thank you all for your warm reception. I used to think open Forum away too much-too fast-but you all do slow down to smell the roses.  I like that.
  Sunshine, my apologies for the misunderstanding-as some have put it-I'm not running away from Spiritual because of you or anyone else, I just want to check out the other rooms in the Passions Estate. I will support you as Moderator in Spiritual Journeys and encourage others to do the same.

Many thanks to all & have a nice day!   David
Sunshine
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15 posted 05-30-2000 09:03 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

David, my comment was intended in the lightest of fun and good-nature...I was making fun of me...and I am more than pleased to see you here, as I will be to see in most every forum that you visit to spread your wings and lift us all...

sunshine
Elizabeth Santos
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16 posted 05-30-2000 09:28 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

dear David
I'm afraid the pleasure wasn't mine
To know you in your garb divine
No matter what you choose to wear
The inner you is always there
The only closet that I find
Is that encased within your mind
The garments in the closet stay
The heart is what is on display
So sharpen up your poet pen
And join the laughs and quips, my friend
And let us see what's on your mind
I hope it's peace that I will find
Love
Liz


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