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Coming Home...how I came to Passions

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Madame Chipmunk
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0 posted 07-14-2002 12:54 AM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Coming Home

     

I've always written poetry
since a tender age
in fits and starts and goes and stops
I've written love and rage

each night my Daddy taught me words
instead of bedtime stories
I learned to read and learned to spell
with meanings we would quarry

three years ago, my dear first husband
died before his time
leaving me sad and lonely
I filled my emptiness with words of rhyme

and tragically, the very next year
my older son suddenly died
his life swept away so fast
there was no time for goodbye

I hadn't written poetry
in so very many years
but now it was my therapy
an outlet for my tears

I wrote and wrote and wrote some more
words filled the empty spaces
of those whom I had loved and lost
my quill wrote in those places

I'd carry pen and paper
everywhere I'd go
it bulged from all of my pockets
but set my eyes aglow

something new to live for
oh how I love to write
reminders of my childhood
when my Dad taught me words each night

I discovered computer poetry
while websurfing, one day
and ended up at a friendly place
they called Moontown Cafe

and there, I posted my poems
for the better part of a year
until they changed the website
and made it all unclear

replying became difficult
and the smileys went away
I now knew that I must move on
and leave Moontown Cafe

I'd made so many friends there
we're still friendly to this day
but it was no longer any fun
and so I couldn't stay

I tried some other websites
but none of them brought cheer
until two of my dear friends from Moontown
said "come to Piptalk, you'll love it here"

So I must thank Marsha and Kethry
for bringing me to this house of blue
a wonderful poetic home
of warmth and love so true

you truly are my family
how dearly I love you all
I can sit at my computer for hours
and read your writings on these blue walls


Lyra
copyright 2002 Lyra Nesius



[This message has been edited by Madame Chipmunk (07-14-2002 01:26 AM).]

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BluesSerenade
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1 posted 07-14-2002 01:18 AM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

I remember your first post Lyra, and it must have been either Kethry or Marsha who said, "they were so glad you made it here"  To this very day no truer words have ever been spoken.  You bring so much luster to these pages with your polish and shine and of course....that dear heart of yours that touches so deeply and warms us all.  

Love and hugs for being that special person that you are!
Duncan
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2 posted 07-14-2002 01:18 AM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

I'd carry pen and paper
everywhere I'd go
it bulged from all of my pockets
but set my eyes aglow

I used to do that, maybe a habit I should pick back up.  Love the story...so glad you're here!!!!!
Larry C
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3 posted 07-14-2002 01:19 AM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Lyra,
You mean I have to thank Mushy & Keth! Cool!!! I am so glad that you came here. I expect to see you here for a long time to come.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

serenity blaze
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4 posted 07-14-2002 01:23 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Welcome home, Lyra.

SmartChick
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This is beautiful, Lyra. And, I am so glad you did come to passions, or I never would have gotten to know you. You are a dear friend.
Sunshine
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6 posted 07-14-2002 08:11 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

"I hadn't written poetry
in so very many years
but now it was my therapy
an outlet for my tears"

I never really knew who to thank.  Now I do.  Because now it is more than tears you write...you affirm Life...
Anvrill
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7 posted 07-14-2002 08:22 AM       View Profile for Anvrill   Email Anvrill   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Anvrill's Home Page   View IP for Anvrill

Glad you found your way here.

"Silly bunny, there are no monsters in here." - Chrys, from Gloom Cookie

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8 posted 07-14-2002 09:27 AM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

I love this, Lyra. You are such a wonderful part of this place, and have added so much love and caring and strength.
PS I stopped at Moontown Cafe once too, but didn't stay.
Sandra
Kethry
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9 posted 07-14-2002 09:37 AM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

Lyra,
I am glad to this day that you found your way here.
keth

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


Kit McCallum
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10 posted 07-14-2002 09:41 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

What a sorrow-filled and yet wonderful story of how you found Passions, Lyra. I'm sorry they took those smilies away at the other sight, but if it means that brought you here, then it was truly fortunate for "us" ... (and if you have any smilie requests ... you just send them my way, OK?  They won't disappear, I promise ...

Best wishes,
/Kit
Seymour Tabin
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11 posted 07-14-2002 10:26 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Lyra,
There is no one more welcome than you sweet dear. You write with words that are ever so clear. You are high on my butterfly list
and that you continue I must insist.
kaile
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I'd carry pen and paper
everywhere I'd go
it bulged from all of my pockets
but set my eyes aglow

Lyra, the above lines gave me a chuckle! if only i have the discipline to do likewise.. enjoyed reading your tale
Mistletoe Angel
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(big hugggsssssss) God Bless You, sweet friend, I am so sorry for your losses and my heart goes out to you, yet I believe deep down with all my heart your son and your husband will always remeber you and they are so happy you're writing because they always wanted you to share your love to the world and be happy, and they are cheering you on! (sigh) You will always be one of my best friends, sweet Lyra, I for one always love to read your lovely poems and would hate to miss even one! (kiss on cheek) God Bless You, sweet friend, we all love you so much!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

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

Shakira

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14 posted 07-14-2002 12:24 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

exactly how I felt when I came her Lyra.  Well done and hugs to you!

Enjoy life, this is NOT a dress rehearsal.

{on the wings of words are spirits fly...and our souls are free~me}

Marsha
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Lyra my dearest friend, nay my dearest heart sister and hanger of the stars light, your writing is always special you have a way of filling a soul with smiles.

Ever since we met, there on Moontown, surrounded by smilies, and you know me and my smilies, I love them to distraction. I knew I had found a very special and treasured friend. It was with deep delight that I said come on home to PiP’s there is always a welcome there. and the smilies are amazing too, thanks Kit You are home indeed darling heart and you enhance this isle of poetry’s delight, by your presence and your poetry. THANK YOU for coming here darling girl.

As for this utter delight as always beloved heart I love it love it love it. The flow perfect the rhyme is wonderful and I love it
Love and warm stuff
As always
Mushy


Breathe through the heat of our desire
Thy coolness and they balm
Let sense be dumb let flesh retire
Speak through the earthquake wind and fire

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much, Lori...
I remember that also.  I can't remember whether it was Marsha or Kethry, but I think it was both of them.
~ hugs and grins

Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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17 posted 07-14-2002 07:20 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

Thanks Duncan...
I still carry it wherever I go, except now it has become even more sophisticated.  I carry a notebook, pens, dictionary and thesaurus in a tote bag.  Usually, I keep it in my car, but if I am going to be someplace for an extended period of time....the whole thing comes with me.
I used to try to write poetry while I was getting chemo, except that I always fell asleep and never got anything written and poor David would have to schlep my poetry bag out to the car for me because I was so tired afterward, that I could barely walk.
~ poetic hugs

Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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18 posted 07-14-2002 07:22 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

Thanks so much, Larry...
and I do intend to be here for a very long time.  After I die, I will come back to haunt this place and then I will be known as the "ghost of Passions"
~ hugs from a spirit

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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19 posted 07-14-2002 07:24 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

Thanks so much for the welcome, Karen...
I'm so glad I found this place because I have met so many wonderful friends...like Serenity.
~ happy hugs

Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Madame, you have given ma another reason to appreciate Mushy and Keth. Such a gift they presented us with you!
Madame Chipmunk
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21 posted 07-14-2002 07:24 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

Thanks so much Sue....
ditto what I said to Karen
~ hugs and winks

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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22 posted 07-14-2002 07:27 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

Karilea...thanks so much for your reply and for the very wonderful compliment...
Soon, my head will be so big that I will have to buy special t-shirts with large openings for big heads.
~ hugs of overblown self esteem

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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23 posted 07-14-2002 07:30 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

Anvrill....thank you and I am so glad that you found your way here also.
We have a female squirrel who has claimed our livingroom deck as her second home...
Her nest is in the maple tree which overhangs the deck (the one I wrote the poem "Emeralds in the Dark" about) and we have taken to calling her "Mrs.Squirrel".
If you marry Mr.Squirrel....is that what we should call you?
~ hugs from a rodent

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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24 posted 07-14-2002 07:31 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

Thanks so much, Sandra...
I found it interesting that you stopped in a Moontown also...
so I guess that you and I were destined to meet over poetry.
~ poetic hugs

Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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