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Alicia
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0 posted 03-25-2002 10:28 PM       View Profile for Alicia   Email Alicia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Alicia

I remember seven, being there
and how the sidewalks spoke in chalky, coughing tones
and the cold curl of their ends against my skin.

I remember listening with one ear flat
soft cheek to concrete crying
and the way they called to sadness in straight lines
or tangled up my feet so that I’d stay.

I remember seven, and sidewalks
and the whispers that I blew into their seams
taunting them with the little white pages that I kept
and how I'd trace them with my fingers two and four.

© Copyright 2002 Alicia - All Rights Reserved
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


1 posted 03-25-2002 10:30 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Alicia! Welcome to Passions!  I am enjoying this write so very much, and can tell, you are going to fit in very well...just wait till the others read this!

Please, check your E-mail for a Special Greeting!

Karilea
If I whisper, will you listen?...
I would rather be silent and write, than speak loudly and be bound.

skyshine
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2 posted 03-25-2002 10:32 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

Hi Alicia! Welcome to Passions. I liked your poetic Memory Lane here. Nice to meet you and nice work!

sky

[This message has been edited by skyshine (03-25-2002 10:32 PM).]

Alicia
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3 posted 03-25-2002 10:37 PM       View Profile for Alicia   Email Alicia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicia

~Thank you kindly for your reading and comments and your _welcomes_, your welcomes, how nice. Gosh but I'm not new here, and I'm sorry I should have put something at the end of the post. Eee, sorry, it's SpitFire? *Peace poets, and thank you again!
Madame Chipmunk
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4 posted 03-25-2002 10:44 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Welcome to Passions, Alicia...

A beautiful first post...

I remember seven, being there
and how the sidewalks spoke in chalky, coughing tones
and the cold curl of their ends against my skin.

written with so much sensitivity and beautiful use of words...

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

skyshine
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5 posted 03-25-2002 10:51 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

Well then, Alicia/SpitFire, welcome BACK to Passions!

sky
JamesBowie
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big old Bangor Maine up by the


6 posted 03-25-2002 11:08 PM       View Profile for JamesBowie   Email JamesBowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesBowie

I not onlythink butI know you will fit in very well around here- this is an excellent piece and I would like to know what it meant to you(I am ofthe schol of thougt that a poem means what the reader akes it to mean because we all have different experiences-so I thought you could let me see what it meant to you? James   ps thanks for reading my junk
Martie
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7 posted 03-25-2002 11:13 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Alicia
I would know your writing anywhere..you have such a unique and captivating way with words.  Peace to you, poet of spirit...good to see you!
RosePetal
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8 posted 03-25-2002 11:16 PM       View Profile for RosePetal   Email RosePetal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RosePetal

very cool write alicia, i enjoyed it!
Midnitesun
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9 posted 03-26-2002 01:39 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

I remember seven, too. A different seven, yet I found some parallels. My seven was in California, and my stories were often etched into San Fernando Valley dirt, or in the sands of Santa Monica. Thank you for helping me re-visit seven, Alicia.
Duncan
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10 posted 03-26-2002 02:04 AM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

I would've recognized you anywhere.
I remember seven, too...wish I thought I could focus long enough to give it this detail.  Excellent.
Dark Angel
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11 posted 03-26-2002 04:47 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Oh I'm with Martie, I too would know you're writing anywhere.

my favourite lines....

I remember listening with one ear flat
soft cheek to concrete crying
and the way they called to sadness in straight lines
or tangled up my feet so that I’d stay.


Oh Gosh A, you're unbeleivable!

Maree

Kit McCallum
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12 posted 03-26-2002 06:27 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Welcome "back" Alicia!  A very contemplative write ... you got me pondering this morning, much enjoyed!

Best wishes,
/Kit
doreen peri
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13 posted 03-26-2002 09:59 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

great work... enjoyed the pome..!!

great new screen name too

Alicia is my daughter's name...... it's also my middle name

hehe... so i guess you know i'd like it!
catalinamoon
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The Shores of Alone


14 posted 03-26-2002 12:37 PM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

Hi, no doubt this is you
I like this, lots. I am always knee deep in memories.
Sandra
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15 posted 03-26-2002 02:51 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

I knew it as soon as I read the words. . . the change is coming isn't it??

it's here in these words. . . keep looking. . . never stop finding. . . peace friend. . .

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

Marge Tindal
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16 posted 03-26-2002 04:59 PM       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

Alicia~
Stirred up a bit of chalk-dust here too~

Imagery is alive and well ... and may be dwelling in the sidewalk cracks of our town~

I love the thoughts~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

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

Magnus
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17 posted 03-26-2002 05:07 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

Wow!,  I don't think I have ever seen a first
post as good as this....Welcome to Passions.
I think you will enjoy it here...
Elizabeth Cor
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18 posted 03-26-2002 07:24 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Cor   Email Elizabeth Cor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Cor

you. god. *sigh* lol how could anyone mistake you? This is so tender and clear... somehow softer and less afraid than what you usually write... it allows itself to be heard.

a side note: forgive me for hiding lately, you've written me into satiation with this, with letters. please don't stop.

hugs. love you, a.
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19 posted 03-26-2002 07:32 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel



BRAVO!!! OH MY GOSH, THIS IS WONDERFUL, I LOVE IT!!! (BIG HUGGGSSSSSSS) This is a fabulous first post, sweet friend, I already know you are going to be a fabulous addition to this site, I LOVE IT!!! Welcome to Passions, sweet Alicia, may you be inspired by all of us here as we will all be inspired by your lovely words! (smiles) I can't wait to read many more wonderful poems from you, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Alicia, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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Somewhere in time~


20 posted 03-26-2002 08:14 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Love this Alicia!  I thought there was something very familiar about your writing...lovely and unique indeed.  Hugs.

~Somewhere in my heart I'm always
Dancing with you in the summer rain~

Janet Marie
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21 posted 03-26-2002 09:13 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

HEY...I know you...your the fiesty redhead from the porch who writes the coolest poetry this side of Boston

what ever name your using...its still unmistakably you...trust me..thats a very good thing.

"how about how good it feels to finally forgive you"
~~~
"the moment I jumped off of it ...
was the moment I touched down.

~Alanis Morissette~

Tracey
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22 posted 03-26-2002 10:55 PM       View Profile for Tracey   Email Tracey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tracey

Yep, I'd have recognized your writing anywhere. Brought back memories of my seven, playing hopscotch, skipping and barbies. Thanks for the memories Alicia.

If she who dies with the most toys wins, then can I have some toy boys please?

Alicia
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23 posted 03-27-2002 07:38 AM       View Profile for Alicia   Email Alicia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicia

~I of course am running late for work, but gosh, these replies, I had to stop and thank you guys for reading and leaving your words behind in response. I have more individual things I'd like to say inside but they will have to wait, but how you and your reading fill me. Please know. *Peace and may your day be filled with warmth. I'm off!
Aenimal
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24 posted 11-28-2005 03:21 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

jesus...
you honestly blow me away. i've read these before, over and over, and yet they remain as  striking as the first read
 
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