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My Favorite Poem [Response to Challenge]

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Sunshine
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My Favorite Poem
[Response to Challenge]

My favorite poem has yet to be sung
from my heartstrings its not been wrung
may be today, perhaps tomorrow
will it come through joy, perhaps sorrow?

My favorite poem is always your piece
for you've done it so much better than me
you give me pause, quiet surcease,
that's when my words join in harmony.

My favorite poem changes every day
like children in my heart do play
golden haired angels, each one of them speak
and I garner a favorite, each and every week.

But my most favorite poem has yet to be penned
the one that rises above all will come when
I read my last poem, and I will close my eyes
and whisper "God, let the poets' songs rise."

İKRJ
4 June 2000



 Sunshine

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

© Copyright 2000 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
brian madden
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1 posted 06-04-2000 12:48 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

well sunshine, I took the lazy way out and just posted a poem. Shame on me.

My favorite poem changes every day
like children in my heart do play
golden haired angels, each one of them speak
and I garner a favorite, each and every week.

But my most favorite poem has yet to be penned
the one that rises above all will come when
I read my last poem, and I will close my eyes
and whisper "God, let the poets' songs rise."

I look forward to all the poems that flow from your pen, I too can't pick a favourite. Loved this one as much as the others.



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2 posted 06-04-2000 01:07 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

BEAUTIFUL SUN!!!
thank you for writing a new one...
not all poets have a fav and not all
can pick...
and as you say so poetically in this..
sometimes our favorite changes from day to day and the mood we are in.
thanks for sharing, love the last verse.
jm

 I think I could need - this in my life
I think I'm just scared - that I know too much
I can't relate and that's a problem
I'm feeling ...
If you're gone - maybe it's time to go home
There's an awful lot of breathing room
But I can hardly move
If you're gone - baby you need to come home
cuz there's a little bit of something me...
In everything in you.
~MB20~

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

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3 posted 06-04-2000 04:35 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Brian, your comments please me much, thank you...

JM, if I made you happy, then I'm happy... thank you...

 Sunshine

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

ellie LeJeune
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4 posted 06-04-2000 05:25 PM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

Sunshine; Great idea! I love the way you did this. "God,let the poets song rise".
Wonderful. Love, Ellie (thanks for your lovely reply today)

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5 posted 06-04-2000 06:57 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Nicely done, Sunshine. We should all strive to create our "favorite" poem and, in never doing so, continue to strive. On the other hand, any poem that we write with a 100% effort to the best of whatever our abilities are should all qualify as favorite poems.

You did great with this subject.......
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6 posted 06-05-2000 08:43 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ellie, you're quite welcome, and thank YOU for reading...

Balladeer, this is probably one of the most treasured comments I will ever receive... and yes, I will always continue to strive, for I cannot even conceive that I will have ever done a piece that will be "my best..." and of course, you always keep topping yourself...thank you so much...

 Sunshine

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

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7 posted 06-05-2000 08:57 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Sushine--

now this was a clever and interesting
way to answer JM's challenge. A high
five to you m'friend! lol. This was an
excellent piece of poetry...really flowed
together well I think. And you are right...
we all should continue to strive and work
harder...some of our best poetry has probably
yet to be written.
take care,
amy  


 "Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends."

"Fate exists but it can only take you so far,
Because once you're there
It's up to you to make it happen."



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8 posted 06-05-2000 11:25 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I know, Sunshine! Isn't it hard to pick just one?

Elizabeth


 And this I say to you: why? Why? Just tell me why, so I can understand. Why?


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Amy, high-fiving it right back at you...thanks...!

Elizabeth...just like potatoe chips!

 Sunshine

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

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10 posted 06-05-2000 11:32 AM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Sunshine,...very clever and wonderfully written poem here.  A great message as well...what could be better than that? hehe.  Loved it. *Peace.
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Spitfire, it's just my way of always including some kind of message...ah well... thanks for the great comment! Appreciate your coming in to read...

 Sunshine

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

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Distinctly different, bright sunshine.

Karilea, this one is ALSO a great one...
---
But my most favorite poem has yet to be penned
the one that rises above all will come when
I read my last poem, and I will close my eyes
and whisper "God, let the poets' songs rise."
---

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
Alle'cram
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13 posted 06-05-2000 03:34 PM       View Profile for Alle'cram   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alle'cram

Sunshine, Great job with this one. All your poems are works of art; your going to get in
trouble soon at Spirituals if we have to come over here to see you.  BAD trouble. mm
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14 posted 06-05-2000 03:39 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Sudhir, thank you for your kind words of praise, now I must leave and post in Spiritual because

Alle'cram said I was going to get in bad trouble if I don't get back soon...by the way, little one, thank you for the comment...

 Sunshine

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

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Wow Sunshine - How perfectly beautiful your answer to the challenge...and such an encouraging message....just a little aside---"Ouch" to Marcy....that BAD in caps even scared me.....Bonnie
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Bonnie, Marcy has her hands full now...and she isn't even checking in...thanks for your lovely comment...

 Sunshine

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

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17 posted 06-05-2000 04:50 PM       View Profile for amazon_lover   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amazon_lover

Hi Sunshine
You're a very talented poet and I'm sure your poetry will be a portait of feelings in the canvas of life.

Sincerely
A_L
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