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Sven
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25 posted 05-01-2001 08:17 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Javier, you just have to get up and do it. . . I was really nervous before my first reading. . . I didn't know what they would think . . . I was afraid that I wouldn't be loud enough, or that I'd stumble. . .

But once I got up there. . . it was like I had done it all my life. . .

You just have to be confident. . . that really shows. . . if you're proud of your work. . . that comes through too. . . give it your all. . . don't overdo it. . . but just read it like you wrote it. . . you could even practice beforehand. . . say on your family. . . or in the privacy of your room or home. . . just out loud to no one. . . that's always good to get it out. . . to see how it sounds. . . maybe polish it up a little. . .

Then, when you're ready to get up there and do it. . . you'll really shine. . .

In fact, you can read about my first experience at an Open Mic night here. . . Poetry Readings

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To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

[This message has been edited by Sven (edited 05-01-2001).]

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26 posted 05-02-2001 02:04 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Javs - the first time I did...my knees were shaking so hard...and I didn't read quite loudly enough...but I was really well received and even had a man come up and tell me afterwards that he thought I'd go far...that certainly helped me overcome the fear...

JUST DO IT - to plagiarise Nike. I agree with Sven - it IS the only way to overcome it...how else could you possibly?

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27 posted 05-02-2001 01:28 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

hey Kamie  

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee."  W.S.

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28 posted 05-02-2001 01:58 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Sven, I read the whole article! I'll be moving to Atlanta soon and I hope to gain enough courage to do that.

Sharon, you told me to go and do some poetry readings and make a name for myself. WHy don't you do the same? hehe

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

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29 posted 05-02-2001 07:16 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Laughs hystrically as deVine tries to fling several large objects at Javier!!!!



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To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

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30 posted 05-02-2001 08:48 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

I live in boonies!!!!!! Open mic night here? REDNECK BANDS! WOOHOO, no worries here!

"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel."-Machiavelli
Blame Canada!

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31 posted 05-03-2001 01:07 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Javier.....first, I would never throw anything at you. Second, I'm TOO shy to do that...WAY too shy!!! In fact I carry one of those bushes that soldiers use when they want to stay hidden....and then there's the green and black army jumpsuit...and the helmut...and the black and green stripes on my face.......hmmmmmmmm
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32 posted 05-03-2001 06:15 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Hi Acies...Kamie says belatedly

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33 posted 05-03-2001 09:58 AM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

So, what exactly is the topic in here?

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee."  W.S.

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34 posted 05-03-2001 01:17 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Come on deVine. . . I know. . . why don't you read one of your poems for me. . . and we'll work up from there???



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35 posted 05-03-2001 05:38 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

There is no topic Acies.

It's a chat.

About nothing.

I guess I could tell everyone what you thought about my name and what you thought it derived from couldn't I?

Heh

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36 posted 05-03-2001 09:05 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

lol@Kamie

go ahead, I'm not embarrassed about it  

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee."  W.S.

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37 posted 05-03-2001 11:26 PM       View Profile for Masked Intruder   Email Masked Intruder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Masked Intruder

So it rained today.  I guess I can't really say that.  I should explain a little more, expound upon that thought.  It poured, in torrential winds of blanketting rains, "A river runs through it"...it being everything.  I just got done talking to my math professor about double integrals and translating the domain from a three dimensional graph, and stepping outside I saw that it was sprinkling just a little bit.  There wasn't a cloud in the sky before I stepped into Snow Hall for my daily math class that I go to about once every three weeks.  So I figured, "Yay, sprinkles. I like sprinkles.  Especially the little red ones that taste like powdered sugar."  I walked past the bus, it was nice out; not too hot, not nearly cold, the rain was nice and so was the breeze.  The bus pulled away from the curb and slowly rumbled down the main drag.  And Mother Nature unleashed her fury right on top of my unobtrusive self. I don't know what happened, if I did something to piss her off or what.  But HOLY FRIGGIN COW!  After two seconds of struggling into the wind, it felt as if I'd jumped into Clinton Lake with my clothes on and my backpack on my back.  "There goes my notes," I thought, as I watched a strange white pulpy liquid leak out of my backpack.  And seconds later it was, "There goes my calculator," as a pop and a puff of smoke emerged from the back pocket of the same entirely soaked red bookbag.  

You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. -- Navajo Proverb

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38 posted 05-04-2001 12:07 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

ROTFL@MASKED INTRUDER! Yer a nut..YANNO? But a cute one at that! Geesh.. Poor lil soaked thing. Yup..You just stepped out there and she betrayed ya by dumping buckets on ya right?   Sorry to hear it, but deep down, the rain was nice wasn't it?   Laters, hon!    
        
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39 posted 05-04-2001 08:33 AM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Well Sharon, now i now how to spot you in a crowd. It's funny though cuz i DO THE SAME THING! *gasp* We're so alike!
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40 posted 05-05-2001 12:49 AM       View Profile for Fading Away   Email Fading Away   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Fading Away

Okay, I'll just ramble for a bit.

Today has been one of those days.  You know, a day when you want nothing to do with anyone around you, and just want to be left alone?  I just didn't want anyone to talk to me, and wanted to be left to myself to do my own thing.  It was actually quite frustrating, because some people at my school have a hard time taking a hint.

This week has just been one of those weeks.  You know, a week when nothing seems to go the way you want it to, and every problem that occurs just which just gets worse and worse with each passing hour.  It's done nothing but stress me out.  Not to mention there are tons of tests to study for, and auditions for practice for, and not nearly enough time or patience to put time into it.

*sigh*

Weeks like these are no fun.  BUT it's with weeks like these that my creativity shines, and I write a whole lot.  So there are positive aspects in everything.. the challenge is finding them.

Okay, my rambling is done.

How about those Braves?

--Marie

Don't ever be someone's slogan, because you are poetry.

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41 posted 05-05-2001 12:57 AM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

What about the Braves?  

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

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42 posted 05-07-2001 11:49 PM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

The Braves seem to be heading back to the 80s  
boohoo---
I am just sitting here waiting for Tigger to come online like she is supposed to be doing,,,, but you know how tiggers are with time... being punctual ain't what tiggers do best. ( but they are worth waiting on)  

There is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar.
byron

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43 posted 05-08-2001 02:16 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

So, work was okay...then I went to the gym. Does anyone KNOW what its like to feel your muscles burn and ache at the same time?   whine..whine..whine..whimper..whimper... So, I'll be lucky to be able to stand tomorrow morning! With each appointment it gets harder and harder! Thats a good thing, right? Someone PLEASE tell me it is!   KO! Thats all I have for now!  

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44 posted 05-08-2001 06:55 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

BOUNCE!

Here I am Jpooh...

and even with the 8 hour time difference somehow we manage right...? The wonders of metrocall...  

~kiss~

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45 posted 05-08-2001 07:02 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Oh Jen...I LOVE the gym...I climbed 133 stories on the stepper a couple of days ago - right after using the running machine on an incline...it damn near killed me - but doesn't it feel GREAT though?

It's cool how your legs wobble so much when you first get off heh...wobble wobble...hahaha

for Jen

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46 posted 05-08-2001 01:44 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

hi Kamie  

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee."  W.S.

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47 posted 05-09-2001 01:10 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Hi Acies  

K

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48 posted 05-09-2001 06:58 AM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

Hello little square smiley face

^_^
-LC

"He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened." Lao-tsu

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49 posted 05-09-2001 12:00 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

what's up Yu Lan?

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee."  W.S.

 
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