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Summer Of Beth (Edit)

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Aenimal
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0 posted 02-23-2003 10:45 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Aenimal

Days like these beg for warmer thoughts
recollection of a distant summer comes to mind
and soothes these tired bones

The summer of Beth, barefoot goddess
of Tampa Terrace, whose temple I still worship
in memories and in dreams

Of her beauty, wit, charm and subtle
grace and how she carried them all in that
offhand and bohemian way

Long gone days and summer nights
on Jason's weathered porch with drinks
in hand and Snoopy at my feet

A pantheon of hope and promise
laughing the laugh of the youth, untainted by
the weight of responsibilities

We spoke of life and love and
shared our deepest thoughts and dreams deep
into those sultry nights

Sweet intermissions of music
and song as Alvin playfully strummed
that old guitar our wild eyed minstrel

Thoughts drift ever towards Beth,
of raven hair and gleaming eyes, pools in moonlight
radiant smiles that pierce a heart

Though the words may well exist,
I have yet to discover those that properly convey
the reverance her beauty deserves

Just as I'd never found the words that
would've made her understand all I felt for her
that glorious summer

I'd always been the wild one,
the funny one, the crazy one, but in the end
I was the shy one

The words never came in time
and off you went at summer's end, to live
your dreams with someone else

Ah but thoughts of regret will never sour
the sweetness of these thoughts and memories
of the summer of Beth

There's no where else I'd rather be
than with these hallowed images of you
that warm me through and through

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Can't seem to write much new so i thought I'd rewrite and edit an older one from Open #23. Much tighter but probably still needs work. Sigh what a summer..


[This message has been edited by Aenimal (02-24-2003 12:09 AM).]

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the_loner_23
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1 posted 02-23-2003 10:47 PM       View Profile for the_loner_23   Email the_loner_23   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for the_loner_23

Awesome write. I reall enjoyed it.

Cold hands means a warm heart

inkedgoddess
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since 11-19-2002
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2 posted 02-23-2003 10:47 PM       View Profile for inkedgoddess   Email inkedgoddess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inkedgoddess


tell her
its worth a shot!
Aenimal
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3 posted 02-23-2003 10:52 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

thanks loner

not likely i'll ever even see her again, moved that summer cross country. I doubt she even remembers, we didn't know eachother long.

[This message has been edited by Aenimal (02-23-2003 11:48 PM).]

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4 posted 02-24-2003 01:36 AM       View Profile for Darksoul   Email Darksoul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Darksoul

Awesome!
Aenimal
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5 posted 02-24-2003 08:22 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

thanks darksoul

whew this one bombed worse than the first time...
Dark Angel
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6 posted 11-04-2003 10:02 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Jeez Raph, it's beautiful.
Maree

fate is not just
whose cooking  smells good
but which way the wind blows

(Ani DiFranco)

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I love the summer a lot

ARCTIC WIND
 
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