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Nicole
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0 posted 04-25-2001 03:13 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Nicole

I wrote this a year ago, and today - the weather demanded a revisit.  If I open my office window, I can just smell the "spring" in the air.

Sitting cross-legged
leaning back
the warmth of the day divine
Tickling scratches of
freshly mown grass
- never a blanket as softly made as this

Allergies notwithstanding

Just over yon
a race between
my brown-haired child
- and a particularly feisty cloud of dust
She, on her trike
…the weight of the world
precariously balanced on three wheels
flying at a toddler’s breakneck speed

She was winning…

I bear witness to this priceless treasure
of Love, in its truest – purest form
A smile never felt as good

Then ~

In a whirling flutter
of flying grass clippings and
half-spent flower petals
flops
Curiosity encased
in the form of a six year-old girl

This grown-up smile willingly
concedes victory
to the super nova beaming at my side
Rays of sunlight
spun
in gentle curls rest upon sweaty child brow
And she says:

“Mom?”

“Hmm?”

“Why does time fly?”

“That, dear…is the only way it could ever keep up with you.”

[This message has been edited by Nicole (edited 04-25-2001).]

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1 posted 04-25-2001 03:57 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Oh hey I liked this one a lot. Especially the ending. Well done on this one.

I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I'm in love with my shadow
I admire it daily

Poet deVine
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2 posted 04-25-2001 09:20 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Oh this is wonderful!!! Made me smile and I sure needed one today!  
Michael
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3 posted 04-25-2001 10:10 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael




Spring is in the air over here too, nic.  My what a beautiful day it was.  This poem has me all nostalgic now - think I need to go get Mikey and take a few days in the mountains...


Michael
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4 posted 04-26-2001 07:54 PM       View Profile for anonymous albert ?   Email anonymous albert ?   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymous albert ?

wonderful job..
i liked it...
keep writing

...?

death is not the greatest loss in life. the greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. -norman cousins

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5 posted 04-26-2001 09:09 PM       View Profile for Allan Riverwood   Email Allan Riverwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allan Riverwood

Very nice!     I am glad to have gotten the chance to read something by you, the ending was just marvelous.     
~Allan

Build a man a fire, and he's warm for a day.  Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.  
~Unknown

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6 posted 04-27-2001 02:24 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Nic--this is priceless! Will be looking for more of your work in the future! Loved this.  
 
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