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Poet deVine
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I learned to pray today
Oh, not in just the usual way
Not to God for my redemption
But to Him for one more exemption

Let me not fall in love this time
Give me dispassion in my rhyme
Close and lock this poetís heart
Make love stop Ďere it would start

Make me sightless to his smile
Deaf to his loving words of guile
Make me immune to his touch
Though I need it, so very much

Let me hide behind your divinity
Until I am safe from loveís entreaty
Secure in my solitude again

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1 posted 12-10-2000 12:49 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Okay, okay, I will GO TO THE DAMNED PARTY.

ROFLMAO...so glad that you understand this...

hugs, lady.
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Sharon, this is wonderful, I really love this, and haven't we all thought this at some time. Really brilliant, I love this one, great work
Take care
                Mushy Marsha
                      


Take back the hope you gave,- I claim
Only a memory of the same
Robert Browning

Kit McCallum
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Beautiful Sharon! Although we may dream and pray for the sanctuary and comfort of our solitude, perhaps we may miss the best opportunities? Only time and answers to prayers will tell ... lovely writing and expression in this!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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I don't know what to say Sharon seeing this as an RE: but I feel a need for prayer and it's coming your way.

love, dale
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Thank you for your kind replies. Sometimes it's just too painful to hope......
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Iíve a cave thatís up for sale, Iím willing to let you move in for free to get away from things for a while if you like. Itís a long way from parties and people and youíd have to put up with me dropping in from time to time but itís yours if you want it.  

Thanks for the chance to read and reply

Craig


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But I myself may serve to show it. That every fool is not a poet.

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Now why would I think that a woman with as large a heart as yours would ever want that much solitude...but I do understand...O I do understand...

Karilea
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I would rather be silent and write, than speak loudly and be bound.
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8 posted 12-10-2000 05:09 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

A prayer that is lifted up is sweet savor unto the Lord....may he cherish it....



"Always be a first rate version of your self instead of a second rate version
of someone else." Marilyn Monroe

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Poet devine, so beautiful these words, But don't ever shut out the love, just take time to find the real thing.
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Sharon...
This is a brilliant and sad piece.
Do what you need to do to survive....
even though I hate to see you shut your self out (if you're speaking of a RL situation).
You do what Sharon needs to do....and go on from there!  


~Sheri

"The things that come to those that wait may be the things
left by those who got there first"


Nan
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You've a heart that's true... It shall be rewarded... I have NO doubt of that, my friend..
cruz
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Short and sweet, yet, quite complete.  

!nIcE!
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HUGS..nicely done..

                 ~Victoria~


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- Paul Valery (1871-1945)

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Evening Poet deVine,

What can I say, except excellence does show with your pen.

BC
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I learned that long ago
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16 posted 08-21-2005 03:39 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Well seeing I live like this, I fully understood this read.  I love my peace and solitude.  Sorry I missed the first go around.
 
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