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brian sites
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0 posted 08-28-2003 11:46 PM       View Profile for brian sites   Email brian sites   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for brian sites


I broke off
the pack

33 years ago

and floated south

   and like all icebergs
I
melted
and joined
with other icebergs

        swirling
      leaving
         currents
     and doldrums

always heading
south

        checking my
   old
       yellowed
            stained
       seachart

I see
   I think
I am about 3 to 5 miles away

from my equator

I've been lucky thus far
I know some 'bergs that got swept off course

up onto some beach
or
stuck
down in a trench

but not me
no
I am still floating along
holding hands and
sharing temperatures

but the equator
is hot
I hear
makes you notice
I
am not worried
just
just
was thinking about it

and like most icebergs
I'll just
mosey on past it
without knowing exactly when
and head on down
to the other pole
(the other pack)
when I get stiff
  and cold
     and don't move so nimbly anymore

or maybe
     tomorrow
I will find
a nice white sandy
    island beach
to bump into

      and forget about
migrating
to my
     cold
        end
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Martie
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1 posted 08-29-2003 12:00 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

brian

This really touched me!
Janet Marie
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2 posted 08-29-2003 12:05 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

or maybe
     tomorrow
I will find
a nice white sandy
    island beach
to bump into

      and forget about
migrating
to my
     cold
        end
===========================

I hear the beaches in New Orleans are lovely

such a unique clever write poet sir...
a most unusual and creative perspective to write from.

You're going to hear my voice in the morning calling your name ...
and know my love and my desperation were one and the same.

J.Browne

littlewing
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since 03-02-2003
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3 posted 08-29-2003 12:30 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Bri . . .

I was about to toss you a rope
but your doing just fine
*wink*
but you know that

this sounded like me:

up onto some beach
or
stuck
down in a trench

and then the other me:

but not me
no
I am still floating along
holding hands and
sharing temperatures

you are getting a nice tan floatin' along there . . . toss me a postcard, k?
Just so I know what it is like
*smile*
petalwing
xxoo

[This message has been edited by littlewing (08-29-2003 12:32 AM).]

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4 posted 08-29-2003 06:07 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

South, you say?

(serenity looks left.)

(serenity looks right.)

C'mere babalou.

Tummmmmmmmmmmmble.

(Full frontal attack. )



blush

let's do that again...
Wind
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5 posted 08-29-2003 11:06 AM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

genius..smiles

insanity is not a crime

bsquirrel
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6 posted 08-29-2003 12:07 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

I love the humanity in this piece, brian.
timothysangel1973
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7 posted 08-29-2003 10:40 PM       View Profile for timothysangel1973   Email timothysangel1973   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit timothysangel1973's Home Page   View IP for timothysangel1973

WOW!

I love this, and I am sure that you could find a few of us lost souls to float along with you!
 
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