How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Discussion
 Poetry Challenge!
 Why wait till we die?
 1 2 3 4
Follow us on Facebook

 Moderated by: Ron   (Admins )

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Why wait till we die?

 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
passing shadows
Member Empyrean
since 08-26-99
Posts 46297
displaced


0 posted 05-26-2011 03:29 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows


Just a thought in visiting the Remember page, mourning all the poets who've passed on...and I wondered why we wait until someone dies to write a tribute to them.

Why not pick a favorite poet and write a tribute while they are still alive?

Alison
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Rara Avis
since 01-27-2008
Posts 9055
Lumpy oatmeal makes me crazy!


1 posted 05-26-2011 03:46 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Okay, I'll start and I'll be back more than once because I care about so many of you.

But, you, Dixie were among the first to make me feel truly welcome here at PiP.  I'll never forget you reaching out with kindness in your comments to me, and helping me gain confidence to open up and get to know others on these pages.

I have admired your honesty.  I have cried over some of your struggles.  I have wanted to reach through the screen and shake some (of what I considered) sense into you.  I have wanted to hug you and dry your tears.  I have rejoiced with you.  I have laughed with you.

All of these things have made you human to me.  You are not some letters on a screen.  You are a woamn who has depth of feeling and a magical ability to write.

So, Dixie, I start with you to tell you that you have made impacts upon my life.  I have thought of you when I log off the computer and I have often just silently wished you well.

Thank you for sharing the special parts of you - the good, the bad and the honest to God Dixie.

xoxoxo
Alison
Alison
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Rara Avis
since 01-27-2008
Posts 9055
Lumpy oatmeal makes me crazy!


2 posted 05-26-2011 11:12 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Okay, hours have gone by and I told you I would be back.  Another favorite poet is Balladeer.  "Why, of course" you might mutter, "he taught you everything you know." Ummmm, not everything, but he has taught me a lot.  But, that's not why I am writing now.  We all know that Balladeer knows his schtick ... just as we all know that Balladeer is a real spam.

I am writing about him because he treats everyone with respect.  He might go over the top sometimes politically, but I don't peek in on that forum often.  However, no one can deny that he is not a man of conviction and that he is not passionate in his beliefs.  I admire people who can articulate their thoughts in a debate, and Balladeer seems to hold his own quite well.

I am rambling (I do that, you know).  I like Mike because he is witty, respectful, honest, funny and an extremely patient teacher.  He has never patronized me in the years that he has worked with me.  He is proud of the accomplishments of all of us who strive to become more knowledgable poets.

What can I say?  I like Mike.

Alison
passing shadows
Member Empyrean
since 08-26-99
Posts 46297
displaced


3 posted 05-26-2011 03:15 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

Ah Alison my dear...what can I say? I am just all warm and fuzzy inside now and a little tear in the corner of my eye is about to fall (happy tear it is)

thank you for a special write, and for being such a special lady I am quite fond of you and care about you too.

You made my day, today, when the sky is gray and I am missing things/people...love you for this post.
Alison
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Rara Avis
since 01-27-2008
Posts 9055
Lumpy oatmeal makes me crazy!


4 posted 05-29-2011 03:22 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

I didn't follow the rules, did I, Dixie?  I'll write the poems about you both that are part of this challenge.  I am slightly embarrassed that I responded as I did.  But, I am kind of a lay it out there person.  I believe that if we are silent about the nice things we think about others ... we are depriving them of knowing what we think and we are depriving ourselves of the ability to share parts of our heart.

I know I can come across pretty sacchrine at times (and believe me I can toss sailor words with the best of them while in a marvelous fit of temper), but it is important to share what we think of other people.

It's stupid to wait until they are dead.

And that's all I am going to say about that.

Alison
 
 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Discussion >> Poetry Challenge! >> Why wait till we die? Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors