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The journey (how I came to be here)

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catalinamoon
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The Shores of Alone


0 posted 07-12-2002 08:58 PM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

In high school I would write my heart
and of those who ripped it apart
I was a sad and thoughtful girl
unsure of my place in this word.

I wrote and wrote but no one cared
in truth I was afraid to share
then once I did, and was put down
it took me years to come around.

I wrote alone, I wrote of love
none would know what I was made of
pages lay crumpled in my room
I wrote to rise above my gloom.

Twas many years that this went on
until the coming of my dawn
a friend sent me a poem from here
I read and read, cried many tears.

One day I dared to post my own
and it was then that I came home
with open arms you welcomed me
I bared my soul for all to see.

It's been two years, I'll never go
a monster you have made, you know.

Love you all

[This message has been edited by catalinamoon (07-12-2002 08:59 PM).]

© Copyright 2002 Sandra - All Rights Reserved
Goodknight
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1 posted 07-12-2002 09:00 PM       View Profile for Goodknight   Email Goodknight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Goodknight

what a great poet the monster who created this is - a powerful look into a powerful journey - I am SO glad you are here - Paul
Enchantress
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Somewhere in time~


2 posted 07-12-2002 09:03 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

What a wonderful story of your journey to Passions Sandra!
And we are all so happy you arrived here!
~Hugs~
devina
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3 posted 07-12-2002 09:03 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

And I've never read a better monster Sandra...

Always glad to read you lady!!!

challenge well met!!!


Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...


[This message has been edited by devina (07-12-2002 09:05 PM).]

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4 posted 07-12-2002 09:04 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

LOL! If you are a monster, may every day be Halloween! You have become an integral part of this great place, Sandra....don't even think of trying to escape!!!
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BRAVO!!! Oh Sandra, we are all so happy you are here, sweet friend, you are a delight to us all, God Bless You! (smiles) You will always be a friend in me, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Sandra, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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6 posted 07-12-2002 09:07 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

smiling at you from over here--I used to burn everything I wrote, so I understand the emily dickinson urge to hide everything away (I just tend to be extreme--just a LITTLE )

I'm so glad I found this place and all of my wonderful sisters here...Hugs, Miss Sandra.
the_loner_23
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Beautiful

Cold hands means a warm heart

SmartChick
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On A Journey To The Unknown


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Sandra, as I read this, it reminded me of me. I did alot of writeing when I was in high school too. And, I was put down alot. I am glad you came to passions, or I never would have met you.
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Sandra,
Half of my high school experience was like yours. My writing then was not poetry. And barely passes for that now. But I can relate. Being a "fraidy cat" I gotta say you're my favorite monster. Nice write.

Show you care to those you love...today.

Madame Chipmunk
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I'm so glad that you are here, Sandra...
even if you are a monster  LOL

I think we are all monsters here....
good poetry monsters who hide under children's beds at night and tell them all about poetry.
~ many monster hugs

Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Mark Bohannan
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If YOU are a monster, then the rest of us are the toe jam between Godzilla's toes. LOL

No, you are not a monster, but instead an angel of gift and your gift of poetry has grown much since you came here and we have grown from knowing you.  
Titia Geertman
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A monster you are not my dear
I'm so glad I can read you here
When I feel down, of sad, you know
I always know where I can go
To ease my pain, to get a LOL
Thank you for being one of all

Titia

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

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THE ORIGINAL !!!!


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Nice one Sandra,
It is suprising how much talent is hidden away until chance finds and releases it.
God Bless You, and keep you safe and happy.
Love and Kind thoughts.
John  XX

Grass won't grow under feet that don't move.

Sunnyone
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'lil sis...
and I am soooooo very glad that you did post here, as otherwise, I would never have met you!!!  This is so good, and if Passions brings out the 'monsters' in us, than we are all in good company!!!!!


Open the door and let your adventure begin!!!
  
    

[This message has been edited by Sunnyone (07-13-2002 04:32 AM).]

Kethry
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Sandra,
it's so good to share your heart. You may be a star but there's no mon in it. Loved the poem and all your work.
Lynne

Here in the midst of my lonely abyss, a single joy I find...your presence in my mind.  Unknown


JamesMichael
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16 posted 07-13-2002 04:55 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Funny you don't look like a monster...
You look like a lovely woman...James
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Listening to every heart


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There is an underlying thread that I have seen in poets, especially, and sometimes artists in general...they don't fit in the "real world..." but they fit uncommonly well in the land of the muse...for they not only see, and hear, but they translate, by color, or word, as well...we may not be right, but we are always trying...
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Hello Sandra

Such a wonderful insight as to how you came here.  I feel honoured to call you a friend and always look forward to reading your work.

"I wrote alone, I wrote of love"

I could so relate to these words.

Take care.....Sue

I am in motion
I am blue
Love is an ocean
I'm anchored in you
- Shawn Mullins

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Sandra,
i related strongly to your poem since i am still apprehensive of sharing my musings with my "real-life" friends...i'm grateful too that passions has unleashed the monster in me..heehee
Rick
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Dear Sandra, I am glad that you came to be with us all, now addicted to the passion of words and sharing.

Sincerely
Rick
I wrote of love, I wrote of tears
I wrote so much throughout the years
I lay my heart where all could see
Until I felt that I was free
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may the monster only get bigger. . .

hugs to you my friend. . . keep going. . .

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

Duncan
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You're pretty sweet for a monster...lol.  Glad you're here, Sandra!


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DearestCat~
Though I haven't seen you here for awhile, I wanted you to know that through the miracle of the archives ... I can still let you know what I think of your beautiful poetry~

Trusting that you will hopefully find a moment or two to drop in on the circle~

I miss you gal ... and hope the upcoming holidays find you happy~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram
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