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thecookiemonstr
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0 posted 09-19-2001 05:51 PM       View Profile for thecookiemonstr   Email thecookiemonstr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for thecookiemonstr


A simple gift

My gift came in the mail today
A plain yellow envelope and
A 34-cent stamp of love
Address to me in the pen strokes of a caring hand
I knew not what message was sent
But already I felt a smile cross my face
I eagerly tore open the envelope
With the excitement of a child on Christmas morning

A card with a simple front
Not of a picture but one with a feeling
The breath of autumn

Opening the card I began to read
It spoke of times gone by
And times to come
Were confident understandings
And loving friendship will prevail
Trusting one another
Enough to end what was
And start anew
To let time change
What must be changed
And to grown and learn from time

Touched so deep my soul smiled
How could a few small pen strokes move me so
I was far from reality in exploring my soul
Bathing in the warmth a friend could give
When a voice brought me back
Asking a simple question
Why was I crying
Not knowing what to say
I smiled and walked away

A simple gift of words
From a simple friend

Thank you for all you have done my friend
We know of a gift we were given
A gift from God
One we made
From love
So small is the life
So depended on us
Lets walk together
Letting god mold our lives

X has so many meanings
So many feelings
But X to me
Is the marking on the greatest treasure map
Were riches untold are buried deep within
And just knowing that I hold a map
Were X marks the spot
Of true friendship
Is priceless


-TheCookieMonstr
9-19-01

-Let love be symbolized by a circle. It is whole and complete, no beginning or end. Stand in the middle and it surrounds you.

© Copyright 2001 rweglinger - All Rights Reserved
Honeybee
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1 posted 09-19-2001 07:28 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee


What a beautiful and touching poem!  

Take care,
Melissa~

"Poetry is not an opinion expressed...
it is a song that rises from a bleeding
wound...or a smiling mouth"

~Kahlil Gibran~

dgvarner
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since 05-13-2000
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High Springs, Florida


2 posted 09-19-2001 10:23 PM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner

... LIFE is a funny thing, no?  
====================================
"Opening the card I began to read
It spoke of times gone by
And times to come
Were confident understandings
And loving friendship will prevail
Trusting one another
Enough to end what was
And start anew
To let time change
What must be changed
And to grown and learn from time"
=====================================
that bit says it all...  

is good to see you again..and what a wammy you come back with!...much different than the ones you started with...   

God is good..

hugs, g

~dgvarner/fallen rain~

"all you need is someone you can hold..dont be sad, youre not alone..i will be here for you..."  mwsmith

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3 posted 09-20-2001 01:01 AM       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

CookieMonster~
Very sweetly rendered.

'How could a few small pen strokes move me so'

And as poets ...
that's really all any of us should be stirred to do~

Thank you ... and welcome to Passions !
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
   noles1@totcon.com

nakdthoughts
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4 posted 09-20-2001 01:16 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

a beautiful gift of words to be shared

~Wynter
thecookiemonstr
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5 posted 09-20-2001 02:58 PM       View Profile for thecookiemonstr   Email thecookiemonstr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for thecookiemonstr

Thank you everyone, I don't write much but it seems the simple things in life touch me the most and move me to writing.  Your thoughts are warmly welcome.

-Let love be symbolized by a circle.  It is whole and complete, no beginning or end.  Stand in the middle and it surrounds you.

kitkat
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6 posted 09-20-2001 04:36 PM       View Profile for kitkat   Email kitkat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kitkat

All I can say is Beautiful!

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You got to get up every morning with a smile on your face
and show the world all the love in your heart
Then people are gonna treat

Pixydust
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7 posted 09-20-2001 07:37 PM       View Profile for Pixydust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pixydust

Wow!
I'm not sure how to express how much this poem touched me. The message is sincere, that much I know.   God works in mysterious ways....
luv, your friend back home  
vlraynes
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8 posted 09-23-2001 04:23 PM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


cookiemonstr-
   So good to see you writing again, and
   this is awesome!
   I was really touched by your tender words.
   This has to be my favorite of yours,
   and I believe it's your best!
   Wonderful write, my friend.

   Love and hugs,
   ~Vicky



  

"...until you have read the verse on his heart,
you have not truly met the poet.
~vlraynes

dgvarner
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9 posted 12-19-2007 06:53 PM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner

Skipping around the blue pages.....

This was a nice read tonight..   Thank you again for writing this...(Do I have to slap you around to get you writing again?  haha!)

We done good, eh

hugs, me

"...Never regret anything that made you smile..."

thecookiemonstr
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10 posted 12-21-2007 01:00 AM       View Profile for thecookiemonstr   Email thecookiemonstr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for thecookiemonstr

Words tumble daily but as of late they seem to fall out into the real world seeking to grace paper with hearth felt meaning.


dgvarner
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11 posted 11-15-2009 02:30 AM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner

I should be asleep...but I'm skipping around the blue like I do so seldom these days...  I do so enjoy the moments of "blue"...

2009 now...thought I'd tell you again how much I appreciate your friendship.

this write still makes me smile
lv,g
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