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~Accepting The Reasons~...inspired by Liz's "Reasons" Poem

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Janet Marie
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0 posted 05-29-2000 11:29 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Janet Marie




Some questions will have no answers,
some realities shall not have reasons.
Some things are just a given ...
constant as the ever changing seasons.

Ask of others, no more than you ask of yourself,
have a heart of forgiveness, eyes of understanding.
Speak softly with patience and kindness ...
offer encouragement in place of reprimanding.

Accept that some days will be darker ...
rejoice in the days that the sun does shine.
Find strength in your faith ...
and know in time the truth will define.

Not all our songs will have harmony ...
not all our verses will have rhyme.
Some days will know sorrow ...
some days will be sublime.

Not all our words will be spoken ...
some emotions run to deep.
Make your word be one of honor,
all your promises ... try to keep

There are places inside our souls ...
that have never been touched.
There are places inside our hearts,
that need to be loved this much.
Question not the gifts of ~Fate~ & ~Destiny~
our peace will come in simply accepting ...
some things are just meant to be.

Janet Marie

thank you Lizzie, for the sweet gift of inspiration.







 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~




[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (edited 05-29-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Janet Marie - All Rights Reserved
Sudhir Iyer
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1 posted 05-29-2000 11:33 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

brilliant inspiration piece, Janet...

You really dug into this one!

Regards, sudhir

 Hey you, out there in the cold,
Getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisle,
With itchy feet and fading smile, can you feel me?
Hey you, don't help them to bury the light.
Don't give in without a fight.
Hey you, out there on your own,
Sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me?
Hey you, with your ear against the wall,
Waiting for someone to call out, would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home....

by Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) - The Wall
Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 05-29-2000 11:57 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

There is a reason for this poem
So easy now to understand
There is a reason for it's beauty
From a lovely poet hand
There is a reason we will cherish
Every word that she imparts
For every word is wrought from love
That well abides within her heart

This is so beautiful, and thank you for reading deep into my poetry.
Love
Liz
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3 posted 05-29-2000 12:20 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

JanetMarie~
A lovely inspirational gifting.

'Accept that some days will be darker ...
rejoice in the days that the sun does shine.
Find strength in your faith ...
and know in time the truth will define.'

=============================================
'Momma said there'd be days like this ...
There'd be days like this, my Momma said.'

=============================================

~*Marge*~




 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Kit McCallum
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4 posted 05-29-2000 01:08 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

"Not all our songs will have harmony ...
not all our verses will have rhyme.
Some days will know sorrow ...
some days will be sublime."

Beautifully spoken Janet Marie, I was deeply touched by your sentiments. Lovely poem!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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5 posted 05-29-2000 03:32 PM       View Profile for lorilockheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lorilockheart

J. Marie

You are so good.  Please tell me, where does your inspiration come from?  I need some of it!  You write straight from the heart - and speak straight to mine!  But you already knew that.  This is something I've always believed in - Meant to Be's.  Even though it's sometimes hard, especially when things don't work out the way you want them to.  That's when believing in Meant to Be's is very difficult.  I know you know what I'm talking about.

Another good one from my good friend.
Lori

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ellie LeJeune
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6 posted 05-29-2000 03:47 PM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

Dear Jan; This glorious poem of acceptance is so lovely that I have few words to thank you for the incredible gift that God has given you and that you use with such beauty. I read Lizs' poem and It was wonderful. The both of you have risen to such heights of Grace, that it is awe inspiring. Love, Ellie

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7 posted 05-29-2000 03:47 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Beautiful.

Ask of others, no more than you ask of yourself,
have a heart of forgiveness, eyes of understanding.
Speak softly with patience and kindness ...
offer encouragement in place of reprimanding.

Accept that some days will be darker ...
rejoice in the days that the sun does shine.
Find strength in your faith ...
and know in time the truth will define.

Not all our songs will have harmony ...
not all our verses will have rhyme.
Some days will know sorrow ...
some days will be sublime.

Not all our words will be spoken ...
some emotions run to deep.
Make your word be one of honor,
all your promises ... try to keep

Fantastic, wisdom, sensei. So say I oh humble grasshopper.


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Douglas Adams.

"Here chewing your tail is joy"

Richey Edwards

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

Baltimore Grotto

"Do not listen to a word I say
Just listen to what I can keep silent"

Nicky Wire

Marina
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8 posted 05-29-2000 04:00 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Very true heart spoken words here Jan.  Absolutely beautiful and inspiring!

Marina
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9 posted 05-29-2000 04:48 PM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Outstanding work Janet, I think these are words we could all live by.

 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


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10 posted 05-29-2000 05:21 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Janet, this is a beautiful poem, written with wisdom. Thank you for sharing it with us.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
JamesMichael
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11 posted 05-29-2000 07:39 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Janet I love your soft and understanding heart.   James
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12 posted 05-29-2000 08:05 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Janet

As always you floor me!! You make my writing look like it SUCKS lol. this piece was full of much poetic insight, and also a lot of things to make one think about. you have an amazing gift m'friend!

take care,
amy  

 
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Martie
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Wise and wonderful words, dear poet!
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14 posted 05-29-2000 09:33 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

JM you sing my anthem with this poem...excellent!!
Janet Marie
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15 posted 05-30-2000 07:48 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

thank you for the hearfelt replies to this.
Liz, thank you for the sweet and perfect reply verse.

wouldnt the world be such a poetic and wonderful place to live if we could all just "be."
take care my poetice friends
jm


 There are places inside our souls ...
that have never been touched.
There are places inside our hearts ...
that need to be loved this much.
~Janet Marie~

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

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16 posted 05-31-2000 08:28 PM       View Profile for WhiteNite   Email WhiteNite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhiteNite's Home Page   View IP for WhiteNite

Wow.. now this was awesome Jan... thanks for the reason... er... read... yeah.. anyways.  Loved it.  --Dave

 "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


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17 posted 06-01-2000 11:17 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

BEG, you sure know how to get a "10" on my scorecard.  Beautiful writing, without question.  I have added up all my scorecard scores and you top the list!
How sweet you are!
Back up we go!
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18 posted 06-01-2000 01:13 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

How did I skim over this so many times????  This is a stunning piece of work my sweet S.S. you penned this with the wisdom brought by loss and pain.  You know I feel this one I'm sure!!  WOW WOW WOW....I'm in awe of your work my friend!!
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19 posted 06-01-2000 05:47 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

JM, beautifully done I've enjoyed this reading!
Coco  
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20 posted 06-01-2000 06:58 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Janet Marie,

Just one word...PERFECT!!!  Loved it!!!!  


Lone Wolf


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Ooh, JM, this is perfect.  I should print this out and post it in my room so I can look at it when I'm having a horrible day and remember these things and also have the pleasure of reading this beautiful poem.  I am truly impressed, my friend.  

 *Krista Knutson*

"Thought is real, physical is the illusion..." Albert from ~What Dreams May Come~


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22 posted 06-02-2000 12:36 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Kit found my favorite lines, too. In fact, much of these stanzas could stand alone as minipoems themselves. Sweet, huh?

Later, B.S.

B.S. (no, I'm not talking to myself!)
 
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