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Fragments Of Rhyme / Whispers On The Wind

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Janet Marie
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0 posted 01-01-2002 12:06 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Janet Marie


In loving memory of DeVante'...
my reason for writing ... always.

~*~


~Fragments Of Rhyme~


Whispered words wept promise ... over borrowed time,
poetic promises kept ... epitaphs engraved in endless rhyme.
Stirs of echoes taking flight ... across midnight's silver blue,
night's sky draped in a veil of stars ... moonlit in emerald hues.

Winter's white winds pirouette ... snow falls in silent silhouette,
pen in hand wrought with regret ... muted muse unable to forget.
Fragments of verse written in vain ... shadowed by sorrow's refrain,
a poet cursed in aching abstain ... the words fail but the need remains.

By candle light in late of night's spill ... impatiently praying for inspire's instill,
*You are there, yet here with me still* ... my pen's last word, my heart's until.


Janet Marie



~Whispers On The Wind~


A whispering wind blows warm
across midnight's blue frost.
And like so many times before,
I return to this sacred place
to kneel beneath my endless sky of you.
Returning to a moment engraved in time,
returning to the day where I witnessed forever.

Here, at the jade water's edge
the feathered pines, the wintered white birch,
and the heathered willows weep with me.
For they too, witnessed the glory
of your season's change.
Here, where two winters
have now come and gone,
the ground is still warm
with your presence ... as am I.

For it was here that you
braided my hair with strands of sunlight.
Here, where you turned my tears into
crystal blue butterflies
then set them free
in your breeze of forgiveness.
It was here that you made
time stand still and carried me
across the threshold of your soul
allowing me to see the world
through your emerald eyes.
In that moment born of your insight
the pearl and opaline clouds parted,
and the sapphire sky opened up
so that I could catch a glimpse
of heaven. So I could warm
in it's promise of innocence reborn.
So I would no longer be afraid
to let go of you when the time came.

And it is here that I have come again tonight,
my path illuminated by the silver iced moon.
I come to touch the traces left behind,
to inhale the inspiration
your vision left inside of me.
Sometimes, I come to scream at the stars
and cry to the sky, pleading, wondering,
where have my words gone?
Why cant I find the rhymes to define?
Why cant I still find the words to do you justice?
And it is here in this place where we touched infinite,
that I finally come to understand.

Here, you cradled my face in your hands
and the world fell away.
Here, our love for one another
rose above us and shined down
in healing rays of warmth and promise.
And in that profound moment in time
we shared the same breath ...
shared the same heart beat.
And so it should only be here
that it all becomes so clear.

You, who took my breath away
time after time. You, who breathed color
and inspiration into my muted world.
It could only be you who still
touches me in places so deep that it
takes my words away as you take my breath.

So I wont question the silence any more.
I wont scream at the stars nor cry to the sky.
I'll just lace my fingers in your memory's trace
and watch your seasons dance upon the water.
Here, I will linger in your whispering winds.
And as the stars rain down on me ...
as you turn my tears into poetry,
I breathe again in the quiet comfort
of knowing that when I need you the most,
just like tonight ...
you will come and touch down again.


Janet Marie


~*~ ~*~ ~*~

2 years ago tonight ... my butterfly took merciful flight.
I love you Vante' forever ... and then more.


~*~  ~*~ ~*~

In the time we've known
That we each are a part of one another
We've lost as much as we have won
And as our lives have grown
We have found that it only brings us pain
To hang on to the things that we have done ...
Still I love ... the times you've come

~Jackson Browne~

~*~

*thank you to Lady In White for the phrase*  



[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (01-01-2002 01:37 AM).]

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If I just said "yes", would you understand?

Yes...
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So I wont question the silence any more.
I wont scream at the stars nor cry to the sky.
I'll just lace my fingers in your memory's trace
and watch your seasons dance upon the water.
Here, I will linger in your whispering winds.
And as the stars rain down on me ...
as you turn my tears into poetry,
I breathe again in the quiet comfort
of knowing that when I need you the most,
just like tonight ...
you will come and touch down again.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
May God Bless you Janet.....
and, a Happy New Year.
~Warm hugs, Nancy~

*~ Wishing everyone a New Year filled with Peace & Love ~*

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3 posted 01-01-2002 12:19 AM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

Bravo......Bravo......

I am/Kathleen/

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4 posted 01-01-2002 12:19 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

You've brought a tear to my eye Janet, you take care my friend!

It's okay to shoot the moon ~ John Sebastian

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5 posted 01-01-2002 12:35 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Janet Marie...My heart has no words to reply...but you know.  
Kit McCallum
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"Winter's white winds pirouette ... snow falls in silent silhouette,
pen in hand wrought with regret ... muted muse unable to forget."

"It was here that you made
time stand still and carried me
across the threshold of your soul
allowing me to see the world
through your emerald eyes."

"You, who took my breath away
time after time. You, who breathed color
and inspiration into my muted world.
It could only be you who still
touches me in places so deep that it
takes my words away as you take my breath."

"I'll just lace my fingers in your memory's trace
and watch your seasons dance upon the water.
Here, I will linger in your whispering winds.
And as the stars rain down on me ...
as you turn my tears into poetry,"

Oh dearest JM ... you gave this old heart a tender hug tonight, as a tear blurred the lines of these tender, sweet words. You write of your love in such breathtaking beauty ... I am in sheer awe at the power behind the words that flow from your heart and pen. Please know that I am thinking of you ... and DeVante tonight, and my thoughts are with you sweet poet. These were a marvelous tribute to your love, and to DeVante's inspiration to you, and ultimately ... to us, for we benefit by the beauty that shines through your cadence filled words sweet poet.

Best wishes and big hugs,
/Kit
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7 posted 01-01-2002 02:20 AM       View Profile for Logan   Email Logan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Logan

No words...just a very,very gentle smile that you understand...
Duncan
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I've read bits and pieces...wish I knew the whole story of this love.
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"Here, you cradled my face in your hands
and the world fell away.
Here, our love for one another
rose above us and shined down
in healing rays of warmth and promise.
And in that profound moment in time
we shared the same breath ...
shared the same heart beat.
And so it should only be here
that it all becomes so clear."





(smiles) Oh my gosh, these visions are sooooooo beautiful, sweet friend, I could see the blue crystal butterflies swoon and light a heart with the flitter of lights and comfort! (sigh) Soooooooo beautfiully breathtaking, sweet Janet, we all love you so much! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! (kiss on cheek) You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Janet, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

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Nice writing sweet Janet...James
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J, I can't even attempt to highlight a favorite line or phrase...if I did, and this is so cliche, but your entire post would be in my reply...soooo, I will just say that this is so definitely worth the wait...and I hope you think so too...NOT that I hope the wait happens again, but you know what I mean... ...um, LIBRARY...

k     

And did you know with the rain in your pockets,
you can change the weather...

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Janet Marie
I believe you have just engraved a poem in my heart. This is exquisite - every single line
It will stay with me forever.
This is a tribute to you both and to the beauty of love
Thank you for sharing this
Liz
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So gently beautiful, so full of promises yet to come, when that other plane is reached...

for whatever little inspiration I may have given you, I can truly say, you took it, and flew...
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JM,
Of I and Why

You speak of why, in sigh and I
In whispers of a past goodbye
Flavored with a memory tear
To magnify DeVante near

In sorrow and with muted wing
You pray, you cry, you say, you sing.
And send your prayer to heavens ear
And know within yourself he’ll hear.

You stir old words and make up new
Light them in the soul of you.
Bright the spirit of his light
Light once more his phantoms sight

A faith that burns as bright as yours
Has no need of forever mores.
You were his butterfly and lure
That paints his ghost in reassure.

So fly my butterfly just fly
He smiles on you from up on high.

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My words could never do your thoughts justice....I can only say I know....


Lauren~


Tomorrow's another day
and I'm thirsty any way
so bring on the rain

[This message has been edited by Greeneyes (01-01-2002 10:09 AM).]

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I read every beautiful touching word Janet Marie..
Tears turning to poetry...A very lovely thought..HUGSSS

                       ~Victoria~

"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides."
~ David Viscott


                                            

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My Sweet Sis~
I could never pick just one line...or one
verse that touched my heart and soul deeper
than any other, just as the life of one
special butterfly brought us together so
does his flight continue to draw us nearer
still.  You always write beyond the heavens
and the horizons with him sweet Janet.  I
love you baby...you've captured him and his
beauty as well as anyone can capture a
butterfly...and we both know...butterflies
are meant to be free...and cherished always.


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So I wont question the silence any more.
I wont scream at the stars nor cry to the sky.
I'll just lace my fingers in your memory's trace
and watch your seasons dance upon the water.
Here, I will linger in your whispering winds.
And as the stars rain down on me ...
as you turn my tears into poetry,
I breathe again in the quiet comfort
of knowing that when I need you the most,
just like tonight ...
you will come and touch down again.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Janet,
So lovely. There's no way I can describe the beauty of your words, or how they touch my heart.


Hugs,
Deb


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Janet,

your words as always, touch so deep.
Lily B
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As everyone else has said, each line is beautiful. My favorite, which strikes me deepest and most personally, is
"*You are there, yet here with me still* ... my pen's last word, my heart's until."

Truly wonderful writing! It's refreshing (and exciting!) to run across quality poetry... especially when I can feel it... and the voice could be my own.

:)

(I intend to add you to my personal library so I'm sure not to miss MORE GOOD STUFF from you!)

Keep it coming!

~Julie~
Janet Marie
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21 posted 01-01-2002 01:10 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

thank you, every one for these heartfelt replies...forgive me for taking so long to come back..I am having major computer problems and internet connection problems...
posting this last night was a time consuming and stressful undertaking...and I was kicked off mutliple times after getting it posted..
I will try and get back in here later today and reply to you all AND your poetry from another computer...mine is definatly on its last leg. *sigh*

(Is anyone else completely overwhelmed by two full forums of new poetry??) SHEESH...
not even a moth-poetry-aholic can keep up in here anymore.

~~~~~~~~

Thank you all so much...

Sy-babes...thank you wont touch how much that poem means to me...but I know you already know...love ya my Stinkie

Happy New Year to all my fellow poets and friends...
my love & respect to Poetry Land.

peace and poetry
jm


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Janet, there are no words to express.  To touch this kind of love, to have that memory to hold.  I know.....how hard.....
be well my friend, and may the New Year give you much love and peace.  Your spirit is special lil butterfly.....so special.  Hugs and love to you.
Donna

On the wings of words our spirits fly....and our souls are free.
~Me~

(I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance~Garth)

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Well sweet lady,

When you hit the blue pages, you hit them beautifully is all I can say, due to lack of words that is

Titia

A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
Want to use the pics on my website? Just send me a mail and I'll give you the link.

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Janet,

This was exquisite my friend! God how I have missed your wonderful words of inspiration and of this timeless love you describe so beautifully! Hope the new year brings you lots of happiness and remember something...you got a whole lot of people who love ya very much girlie and I'm near the top of that list! Take care.

Love ya,
Amy

"Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't
mean they don't love you with all they have"

 
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