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Discovering Bliss

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Sunshine
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0 posted 07-15-99 09:49 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

OK, challengees...it's time to relate to how YOU discovered bliss. The biggest challenge of all...not to use the most obvious word "KISS" in either rhyme or freestyle!

GO FOR IT!

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Sunshine

Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ

Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Mokagrl14
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1 posted 07-15-99 03:09 PM       View Profile for Mokagrl14   Email Mokagrl14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mokagrl14

My bliss,(If I've found it at all at such a young age) has been the understanding that life, in itself, is undefinable. And the trick to overcoming this obstacle, is to be happy with what you have, and the rest is soon to come.

Krista :O)
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2 posted 07-15-99 05:29 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

OK, Mokagrl14, now put it in a poem!

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Sunshine

Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ

Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Mokagrl14
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3 posted 07-16-99 01:34 PM       View Profile for Mokagrl14   Email Mokagrl14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mokagrl14

Allrighty!


Bliss
Life as unpredictable as silence.
Any moment, Any glory.
Any passion for the unknown.
Dream for words as fast as thought.
Stay silent, Stay simple.
Breathe as powerful as speech.
Create a purpose to stay alive.
Time is gone, Time is death.
Happiness comes with understanding.
Admit the undefinable.

[This message has been edited by Mokagrl14 (edited 07-16-99).]
Sunshine
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4 posted 07-16-99 01:38 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Very good. Now, let's hope more follow your lead!
Mya15
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5 posted 08-10-99 12:48 AM       View Profile for Mya15   Email Mya15   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mya15

okay... this REALLY sucks but here goes
Bliss

My first experience
With love and bliss
Was with the one
That I truly miss
He showed me a love
I've never seen
And places in my heart
No one's ever been
With his love
I could touch the sky
And because of his love
My heart could fly high
But we were truly
Like noght and day
And somewhere along the lines
We didn't know what to say
The love of my life
Was now lost
And I tried to get him back
At all costs
But a voice inside told me
"Let him be
Because the best things in life
Can be loved, if set free"
Sunshine
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6 posted 08-10-99 09:12 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Mya15, this was good, and the only comment I have is to spell check...see "noght" for "night". Also, break up your stanzas for easier reading [a space inbetween every four lines]. The context was good and the message was clear...and you met the challenge! Congrats!

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© KRJ
Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Robin
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7 posted 08-11-99 01:34 PM       View Profile for Robin   Email Robin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robin

Bliss

11/8/99

An eruption of passion
Releasing the pent up power
Of years of tension
In an explosion
As quiet as the meeting
Of lips
In a night-filling embrace,
A cup overflowing with love and release,
That banished the crowded room
To another place entirely

Years of temptation and denial
Months of approach and flight
Turned to a brief,
Fleeting,
Ecstasy
At the very moment of final loss.
A time when the gate was closing
A night when what might have been
Was.
But for such a short span
Before the miseries of the past
Crowded in once more
To fill me with emptiness.
Sunshine
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8 posted 08-11-99 01:40 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I like this very much, Robin...and your take on "bliss" was quite dramatic and emotional. Thank you.

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© KRJ
Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Robin
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9 posted 08-11-99 04:32 PM       View Profile for Robin   Email Robin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robin

Thanks Sunshine,
It was not so much an original take, as my only brush with the subject.
Poet deVine
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10 posted 08-11-99 07:50 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

The house is quiet and I am alone
just my computer and me
My moment of bliss begins when I
sit down to write poetry

The words flow quickly from my mind
leaving a trail of images here
line after line, I compose
poems of love, of hate and fear.

Lovers may come and lovers may go
but my poetry stays steadfast and true
I hope, Sunshine, this has answered
the challenge issued by you.



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11 posted 08-12-99 09:01 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I like it, I like it! Thanks, PD, for a job well done!

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© KRJ
Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

startin_fresh
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12 posted 08-14-99 02:44 AM       View Profile for startin_fresh   Email startin_fresh   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for startin_fresh

To stare into your lover's eyes
And see the soul glow within
The feeling of emotion as I lie
Feeling the touch of her skin

To hold one so close to you
Sweat trickling like morning dew
Passions heated and then cooled
Waking with your love next to you.
Tara Simms
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13 posted 08-14-99 02:46 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Bliss...
Is the innocent trust in my baby's eyes
as I nurse him at my breast.
The softness of his smile
as he drifts into slumber on my chest.

Bliss...
Is the laughter from my oldest son
as he watches his favorite movie.
His budding sense of humor
the way he urges "mama, come see!"

Bliss...
A bouquet of weeds clutched in a
grimy little hand
Offered sweetly by Nicky,
he's mama's little man.

Bliss...
Two angels from heaven
curled up in your arms,
knowing that God trusts you
to keep them safe from harm.

Bliss...
Snuggling in a queen sized bed
full of lots of toys
A happy family,
mama and her boys.

Bliss...
Philip and Nicholas
They're why I wake up every day.
They are the air I breathe
I love them more than words can say.
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It doesn't flow, but you get my drift.


Tara Simms
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No fair, startin fresh! you posted before me. but i love what you wrote.
startin_fresh
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15 posted 08-14-99 02:55 AM       View Profile for startin_fresh   Email startin_fresh   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for startin_fresh

Thanks for bringing me here Tara. You knew i needed a place to place my work. Hugs my friend.
Tara Simms
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16 posted 08-14-99 02:57 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Aww, your welcome! When I found this place, I knew it was your new home. ((startin fresh))
Lucie
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17 posted 08-15-99 01:16 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Such a great challenge was this
to write you a poem about bliss.
Thereís pride that I feel when I say
I learn something about me everyday.

The words that I write are therapy
my soul thatís reflected in poetry.
Wounds that are healed with each line
will allow me to love "Me"Ö. In time.

Each time I take pen in my hand
the pages all tell of my pain.
The confessions of a lonely soul
it keeps me from going insane.

I open my soul up to you
and allow you to look deep inside.
The pages and lines of my poetry
this is one place I canít hide.

So come and Iíll share "Me" with you
post here and Iíll feel your pain too.
Donít blink Öor you just might miss,
that this is the source of my bliss.
Artur Hawkwing
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18 posted 08-15-99 04:53 AM       View Profile for Artur Hawkwing   Email Artur Hawkwing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artur Hawkwing

An excerpt from my poem 'Eden'...

The night stars filled the aerial sky,
and the light in the sky was eternal--
such darkness, yet what joy!
I looked at the stars gleaming like the waters,
and on the ground I laid,
looking upwards at the stellar skies--
black as darkness in the forest,
clear as water, aching as memories!
Sue
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19 posted 08-15-99 02:17 PM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

Heaven in a rhyme
Happiness when the words flow
Bliss is poetry
Missed_fantasy
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since 08-16-99
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Mankato, MN, USA


20 posted 08-16-99 02:12 PM       View Profile for Missed_fantasy   Email Missed_fantasy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Missed_fantasy

Discovering Bliss



I met you at a place

ordinary, nondescript

I saw your eyes and looked on

Not catching the significance
I met you through your roommate

unimportant now through time

I felt your smile, returned it

Never thought about it twice
I ran into you a few times

waiting for your roommate, friend

We would sit and talk awhile

So many times spent shared
We got to know each other

and I started to notice

That while not actively searching

I had been discovering bliss.




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Love always and blessed be my children
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