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suthern
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0 posted 07-30-2002 02:57 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for suthern

I wasted a lifetime waiting for flowers
But vacant vases mocked the lonely hours
I watched as all color drained from my life
And I ached to be lover... to be wife.

Acceptance slipped in, though almost too late,
But if life alone is to be my fate
I'll buy myself flowers and fill every room
With glorious color and sweet perfume

And dance to music only I can hear
Lift a glass to myself, laugh at my fear.
No dress rehearsal: life gives just one chance
And I'll embrace it, with or sans romance.

Happiness gives our lives effervescence
But dreams can wither as champagne goes flat
Contentment may not be anyoneís goal
But it sure does look good from where Iím at.

In a quiet corner blooms a single rose...
It gladdens my day, sweetens my repose.

© Copyright 2002 suthern - All Rights Reserved
the_loner_23
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1 posted 07-30-2002 02:59 PM       View Profile for the_loner_23   Email the_loner_23   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for the_loner_23

I love this

Cold hands means a warm heart

WhiteRose
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2 posted 07-30-2002 02:59 PM       View Profile for WhiteRose   Email WhiteRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WhiteRose

Oh this is so sad, but very lovely. Good Job!
Toerag
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3 posted 07-30-2002 03:06 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

LIfe is filled with chances...ya just gotta take them....sad can be the result of many taken....but never quit trying....well written dear...
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4 posted 07-30-2002 03:23 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

SweetSuthernGal~
Poignantly beautiful ...
I'm gonna save this one ...
Hope to make wedfetti out of it one day~

Really well written sweet lady~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

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5 posted 07-30-2002 03:25 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


It IS what we make of it,
isn't it?
You know I'm smiling on you...
suthern
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6 posted 07-30-2002 03:38 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Loner: Thank you! *S*

White Rose: I wasn't really aiming for sad... guess I missed my target? LOL Thank you! *S*

Toerag: "never quit trying".... Hmmmmm.... Yanno, sweets, if you ever want to get rid of me, remember this moment when you ruined your chances of that happening. LOL. Thank you very much, dear friend.

Marge: I love your faith... and you... *S* I'm so glad you liked. *S* Thank you!

Sunshine: Yup... scraps make great quilts. *S* Thank you, lady... I'm smiling, too. *S*
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7 posted 07-30-2002 04:13 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

sometimes. . . you just have to buy yourself flowers. . .

love it suthern. . .

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

Kethry
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8 posted 07-30-2002 06:25 PM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

suthern,
if you were given a flower for everytime you made someone else's life better your life would be filled with roses, crysanthanems, lilies, forget-me-nots and daffodils.
Beautiful pensive words, but don't give in or up.
Keth

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


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(smiles) Oh Suthern, this is sooooo beautiful, sweet friend, and know even as you cry there will always be a warm smile of friendship watching over you and you will always be loved as the rose glistens! (big hugggsssss) This is beautiful, sweet friend, God Bless You, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Suthern, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

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

Shakira

Bill Charles
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10 posted 07-30-2002 09:39 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

suthern - sometimes enough is enough, as you so well have written...

BC
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11 posted 07-30-2002 09:54 PM       View Profile for paladin   Email paladin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for paladin

I look in my mirrow and say.You ain't much but your all that I have.

paladin

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12 posted 07-30-2002 09:58 PM       View Profile for Krissy   Email Krissy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krissy

Suthern Hi there, your writing is excellent do you know that? You have the ability to write the thought so beautifully. This is simply perfect in its flow and style, and this perfect piece of wisdom is wonderful.

Do you have any idea how special and brilliant your writing is? Mum is never wrong she said that if I read your work I would understand how a writer of heart can be a writer of magic and I have, and now understand what she means. I know Iíll never be the calibre or writer you are but I can read and wish certainly. Like Margie girl I have faith in love, and you are dressed in its gown you truly are. Excellent writing I love it.

I canít wait till September, I am so looking forward to meeting you you are one of the good ones I can tell

Love and warm stuff
As always
Krissy

And while thy willing soul transpiers
at every pore with instant fires
Andrew Marvell 1621-1678

SmartChick
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13 posted 07-30-2002 11:00 PM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

This is so beautiful. This is the way I feel alot of times.
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14 posted 07-30-2002 11:36 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I must say this explains a lot
Of all those strange quirks you have got.
When you came down to visit us
Your actions did cause quite a fuss!

First, it was all those flowers you bought!
I lost count but there were a lot!
Roses, daiseys, pansies too
And all flowers that came into view.

Then all that dancing on your own
Was really quite hard to condone!
No matter where we went with you
You did a waltz or bugaloo!

Champagne! I never saw you stop!
You didn't waste a single drop!
I think there oughta be a law
For drinking Cold Duck through a straw!

Now I see you were celebrating
Your life-long task as lady-in-waiting.
Well, you may go through life as one
But you sure have a lotta fun!!!


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15 posted 07-31-2002 01:42 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

No dress rehearsal: life gives just one chance
And I'll embrace it, with or sans romance.

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It is said by those "wise ones" that we so often quote, that--
Our life is not measured by how many we love, or are loved by, but by how much we love ourselves.
Buy yourself a florist Ruth...you are a rose in bloom..the growth and acceptance in this cadence kissed piece proves that.
Congrats on 7000 too
May I send you some pretty petals to say thanks for so many wonderful replies to my and many others work in here.
This poem is a perfect choice for your milestone post.
Did ya think ya could tiptoe thru the tulips and sneak by?? LOL
the moth is always watching







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16 posted 07-31-2002 02:55 AM       View Profile for mycafe   Email mycafe   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mycafe

Just how much I love the beginning and ending of this lovely poem!!

mycafe

Keep counting your blessings

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17 posted 07-31-2002 03:07 AM       View Profile for MIdsummerRain   Email MIdsummerRain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MIdsummerRain

"...And I ached to be lover... to be wife..."

I as well ache...an Inspiring write; Beautiful as well; Enjoyed this deeply ~Rayne

One day Men will look back & say
that I gave birth to the 20th Century
            
             Jack the Ripper ~1888

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suthern, beautiful lady...this is so eloquently done and so sad that it made me long to be there too...

but THEN I SNAPPED OUT OF IT

You still touch me'ole heart softly
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Take some small comfort in the knowledge that you aren't alone in your longing sentiment and greater comfort in your self acceptance. Good write.

"Happy people have no history" - French Proverb

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20 posted 07-31-2002 08:08 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Suthern,
A sad but lovely write.
Marsha
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Suthern darling heart YOU have to know this is exquisite writing darling, it really is exceptional. I know when I see your name it is going to be something special but this is more than that. Utterly utterly perfect writing I love it.

Iím trying to be brief, itís not necessarily working but I am trying, and quiet in the back the voice who called out yes you are very So since Iím attempting brevity this is simply wonderful I love it utterly utterly utterly love it.

The wonder of your writing is it can be taken on so many levels, each as beautiful as the preceding one, each layer of thought full of truth and honesty. You are surrounded by flowers, the blooms of truth, of love and of friendship, you have more than enough, because you give enough. It is only those who perceive the gift of love as a gift, who understand the need to give and to receive that love who can know the answer and what is enough Do I love it you know I do, fabulous utterly utterly utterly love it.

So much for me being brief

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

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Ruth

I know a flower shop you can buy, cheap!  Your poems and your heart of friendship are appreciated by so many here.  You are a special lady!
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23 posted 07-31-2002 10:46 AM       View Profile for jellybeans   Email jellybeans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jellybeans

lady this is perfection, a keeper for sure...and yeppers, I agree, would rather replace real (bought and paid for) flowers every single day, than to dust off the fake ones.....if you know what I mean...

and rofg@balladeer, now I know why she didn't give me many details of her visit...she couldn't remember after all that champagne........rofg
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24 posted 07-31-2002 11:21 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Sven: and chocolates and silks and jewelry and... and... *G* Thank you so much! Iím glad you liked! *S*

Kethry: Ah, dear lady... your kindness is a blossom in my life that never fades. *S* I thank you so very much.

Mítoe: What a sweet response... thank you so much! *S*

BC: It might not have been my chosen destination, but itís not a bad place to be. *S* Thank you!

paladin: I love that response... how very true. *S* Thank you... for reading and for the smiles. *S*

Krissy: You and your mom are going to have my ego so inflated Iíll be charged for two plane tickets! LOL Thank you so much... Iím glad you liked. *S* And I canít wait, either. *G*

SmartChick: Thank you so much... it always means a lot to know someone understands. *S*

Balladeer:

But the sight of beauty all over the place
Reminded me of my belovedís face
So I filled my arms with what I could buy...
(For heís just not that sort of guy. *G*)
And half of that dancing that I did
Was in a vain attempt to rid
My legs of bugs that kept on nipping...
(The other half was just me tripping.)
As for drinking... I finally quit -
Yíall stored the booze, put a lock on it!
But I did have fun; it was quite a treat
(Even my balancing the boat feat!)

One of the things that keeps me content
Is cherishing every moment with friends.
Thanks, Deer One! *S*

JM: Thank you very much for your kind response and the lovely pictures... and for the congrats. *S* All are greatly appreciated.

mycafe: Thank you very much... Iím glad you liked! *S*

MidsummerRain: Iím so glad you enjoyed... and hope your aching finds soothing soon. *S*
Thank you!

PS: ROFL @ snapping out of it!! LOL I love that!!! *G* Thank you so much, dear lady... when I touch your heart, I know Iíve touched beauty. *S*

RSWells: I do. *S* And I thank you very much! *S*

Seymour: Thank you, dear friend... Iím glad you liked. *S*

Marsha: If you think Iím going to ask you for brevity when Iím doing some floating among the clouds from the kindness of your response, youíre very mistaken. *G* Thank you so much... I appreciate your response immensely! *S*

Martie: Thanks, but no thanks. *G* I was a horticulturist and know the work involved... Iíll take my flowers with less work, please! LOL Thank you so much, dear lady... *S*

jellybeans: Bite your tongue... I do so too remember the details!!! I just paid hefty bribes to keep them private! LOL Thank you, dear friend... so very much. *S*

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