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High in the Appalachians

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Poet deVine
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High in the Appalachians
he sits beside a stream
this man of war and conflict
has found his perfect dream.
In solitude he feels the soul
of the ancient juniper trees.
Reaching out he touches one
and slowly his anger leaves.
He comes here to replenish
his weary heart and soul.
Here in Godís wooded temple
he can finally feel whole.
Silence sings a sweet melody
and gives him quiet repose
sleeping dreams come to him
in his peaceful forest doze.
Fading to the back of his mind
are all the things he despises;
he puts away his Ďhave to faceí
puts away his worldly disguises.
He wakes refreshed and stands
arms reaching up toward the sky
and smiling, he realizes that,
now, his soul can fly!


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1 posted 09-02-2001 10:18 AM       View Profile for RSWells   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSWells

A beauty! A truth.
Tracey
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Oh, I can see this. Such imagery. This is splendorous.

This man of war and conflict
Has found his perfect dream

Oh how beautifully the words flow from your pen

Tracey

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3 posted 09-02-2001 11:13 AM       View Profile for Victoria   Email Victoria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Victoria

Beautifully written Ms. Devine..enjoyed

              ~Victoria~

              
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4 posted 09-02-2001 11:20 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

You've practically written my soul here!
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5 posted 09-02-2001 12:19 PM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

Beautiful!!

Charisma
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6 posted 09-02-2001 02:25 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

PoetdeVine~

'He comes here to replenish
his weary heart and soul.
Here in Godís wooded temple
he can finally feel whole.
Silence sings a sweet melody
and gives him quiet repose
sleeping dreams come to him
in his peaceful forest doze.'


A poignant write of surrounding the soul in serenity~
Very nicely portrayed~
~*Marge*~

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7 posted 09-02-2001 02:34 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very nice, Sharon! Wish I was there too!
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This is very well done DeVine one...I found a great contentment from it...thank you!
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Theme is one of a deep spiritual kind.  

            "He comes here to replenish
             his weary heart and soul.
             Here in Godís wooded temple
             he can finally feel whole."

I like the idea behind this and the ending puts a ribbon on it for sure.

            "He wakes refreshed and stands
             arms reaching up toward the sky
             and smiling, he realizes that,
             now, his soul can fly!"

Very interesting and well written composition!
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10 posted 09-02-2001 09:42 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Hi Sharon, my friend and I are doing a project, and we thought this poem would be a prefect addition. Could we use it? Of course we will give full credit and the URL to this post. If you have any questions email or ICQ me anytime!  
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Beautiful
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12 posted 09-02-2001 10:50 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

I did enjoy this so much!  Nature is so therapeutic as you have well demonstrated.

Betty Lou Hebert

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He comes here to replenish
his weary heart and soul.
Here in Godís wooded temple
he can finally feel whole.


so well told.

May your dreams always dance to the rhythm of a lover's heartbeat...

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This has great imagery. I could see the words come alive in each line.
I truly enjoyed. Great job!

Deb
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O YUH YUH
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We all need a place to replenish. at times we can find that place in a poem.  This poem easily brings tranquility to the mind.  Well done.

Death comes not when we cease to breath, but when we cease to dream.

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this is great. . . a good flow and great story. . .

it's coming. . . slowly. . . keep it up. . .  

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Very nice...James
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I want to go to this place right now !! Thankyou for an enjoyable read.

Life is not measured by breaths you take, but by moments that take your breath away.

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I still love this....

~sky

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Wow, this one is beautiful - can't believe I missed it the first go around S.  Lovely!
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22 posted 08-31-2016 01:57 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

This always makes me feel better. It describes the way I feel when I go up to the lake...I can feel the tension melting away. We all have our happy places that have this effect on us and I can't think of a better way to show it!
 
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