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Marina
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0 posted 06-04-2000 11:59 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Marina

i know I just posted this not to long ago, but it is my personal favourite.

This Little Light of Mine


I am the daughter of Earth, built in the sky
Feverishly clinging to how, when, and why
It is my one and only this ancient one
From ashes to ashes and dust to dust, it has been flung
It knows of birth and past lessons learnt
Memory exceeding beyond body burnt
It speaks to angels in time of need
Devouring unmistakable messages from which it feeds
The pulse in the veins and fire of the heart
Not the mind, but soul, which held the key from start
My flesh and blood, it does not control but consumes
It is years of self-taught wisdom from which it bloomed
Once an unborn child that had grown in womb
Will inevitably be replaced by ghost from tomb
Again and again to rise up and be rebuilt
Assembling once more with only love, never guilt.

Marina Apr. 2000


© Copyright 2000 Marina Crossley - All Rights Reserved
Sven
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1 posted 06-05-2000 12:31 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Just wonderful Marina. . .

Couldn't stop humming
"This little light of mine
I'm going to let it shine. . . "

and shine you do Marina. . . especially in this one. . . excellent!!

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Janet Marie
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2 posted 06-05-2000 02:27 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

hey-girl
this is one of my favs of yours too...
you shine for sure in it.great writing.
thanks for the sweet card and E-mail tonite
and for posting to the challenge...
your great girl...
later-marina-gator
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~

Kit McCallum
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3 posted 06-05-2000 07:19 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

This is lovely Marina, very well done!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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4 posted 06-05-2000 09:16 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Marina~

This was beautiful hon and one of my
personal favorites of yours as well. It
made me smile the same way as the first
time I read it. You answered JM's
challenge with a BOOM.   Beautiful poem
filled with honesty and truth. Thanks
for sharing again!

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."



Elizabeth
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5 posted 06-05-2000 10:30 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I like it too, Marina~could almost feel the pulsebeat!

Elizabeth


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


Marina
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6 posted 06-05-2000 02:30 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Sven, thank you.....but now you have me humming it!

Jan, my are most welcome my friend!

Kit, Amy and Elizabeth, thank you alll very much.  I" m glad you like as much as I do

Marina
 
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