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Why I Write Here.....

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Honeybee
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Ontario, CANADA


25 posted 12-19-2002 11:20 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee


As always, I enjoy your wonderful words and thus, deem this a keeper!  You're one of the reasons why I still post at Passions and I have always respected your talent and am proud to call you 'friend.'
You've made the grade, A+ all the way!

BUT!, you do have one teensy weensy flaw M'deer - you like me don't ya?! you poor, poor man     hehe even I give myself a headache...there's not enough aspirin or booze in this world for any man to handle lil' ole me and to think you've made me your manager!

Take care,
Melissa~


"Poetry is not an opinion expressed...
it is a song that rises from a bleeding
wound...or a smiling mouth"

~Kahlil Gibran~

[This message has been edited by Honeybee (12-19-2002 11:41 PM).]

Miah
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26 posted 12-19-2002 11:39 PM       View Profile for Miah   Email Miah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miah

People like you make this place even better than it already is.
Balladeer
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Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA


27 posted 12-20-2002 12:49 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

We need no more proof of how special this place really is than these responses. Occasonally we will have someone come by and let us know that our poetry is not up to their standards. It reminds me of the "not seeing the forest for the trees" syndrome. They are unable to see the intangibles. We are not here to meet anyone's standards. We are here to write, to form friendships, to find a kind or friendly ear when needed, to share whatever little pleasure or even pain life deals us, to have a few laughs...these are the intangibles. I've never seen a friendlier or more supportive group of people. We welcome everyone, regardless of race, religion, nationality or level of poetic expertise. We don't pretend to be anything we are not. I've seen people post poems about how "lousy" we are, make threads in the Alley about how we "suck", spend their time with unconstructive criticism of our poetry and all I feel is a sadness for them...because they are either unable or unwilling to recognize the excellent intangibles of our little corner of the world. Don't ever change....I'm proud to be a part of such a wonderful group of people.

Great response, Kit! I feel exactly the same
Larry C
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28 posted 12-20-2002 01:29 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

'deer,
Inspiration begats inspiration. And it isn't just Kit you inspire. Such warm sentiments made my day.

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

passing shadows
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displaced


29 posted 12-20-2002 02:33 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

you said it Michael, that's why I'm here too.
Mistletoe Angel
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City of Roses


30 posted 12-20-2002 03:39 AM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel



(smiles) And we all love you so much here because you are YOU, and that is what makes YOu special! (big hugggssssss) I for one think you are a marvelous writer, but even more importantly, a wonderful man and dearest friend, and I write for who I am and wouldn't change it for the world, God Bless You, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Balladeer, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

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

Shakira

garysgirl
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31 posted 12-20-2002 03:48 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Well Michael, I don't know if I should even reply to any more poems or post any more, since it seems I'm one of the main subjects being graded.
But, I would like to say that I have really appreciated all of you fine friends and family I've met here. You have all made me feel very welcome, even though I'm certainly not a professional writer. All I am is myself and you have all accepted me as that.
Your poem is exactly how I feel, too.
I thank you and every other member of this family of friends for accepting me the way you have and making me feel like I'm one of you.
Thank you, Michael......  


~Ethel....garysgirl~
Gentle Spirit
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32 posted 12-20-2002 09:17 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Michael.........yeppers.......
and we too!!
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


33 posted 12-20-2002 09:23 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Voices on the Web
a Vision, and a quest
a sampling of love,
brought by the very best ~
From a world of poets
a wonderful lot, it's true,
as there is magic in their words,
and wisdom, and some views...

To make this world a better place;
a simple deed, you ask?
Nay, not so simple, it took months,
but all accomplished a little task...
and we came as one,
but wrote of the multitudes...
for change begins in the heart...
and in one's attitude.
Toerag
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Ala bam a


34 posted 12-20-2002 09:27 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

I know I try to share as much "pain" with Balladeer as is humanly possible...and, being the quiet, calm, collective and patient type as you all know, I don't let things bother me at all, I guess it's just that "shy" thing I have. (Now, I'm going to adult to post something about Balladeer, that should go on the alley but the profanity I'm going to express would lead the moderators to move it or delete it). Okay, it's Christmas, I'll be "Holy" till the first of the year....Naw....I won't be either....never mind, disregard this reply......Thanks....(besides, look up Balladeer's history here...you'll see why he really posts here)!!!
suthern
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on the threshold of a dream


35 posted 12-20-2002 10:17 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Amen. *S*

I'm not sure either carrots or sticks will work when someone's blind to the beauty here... but my respect for both you and your favorite target has skyrocketed this morning... You're a classy couple of guys. *S* SMOOCH!

Don't be breathing that sigh of relief, Toe... it's only a Christmas smooch! LOL
garysgirl
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36 posted 12-20-2002 11:48 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl


               
Marsha
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Maidstone Kent England


37 posted 12-23-2002 08:59 AM       View Profile for Marsha   Email Marsha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marsha's Home Page   View IP for Marsha

’Deer dearest heart what can I say, your writing whether it be a quick scribble or a piece crafted word by word is awesome. Few writers possess the ability and the skill you do, even fewer can write the message they actually wish to convey. YOU DO, and you do yourself a disservice if you imagine for one instant that your writing is anything less than incredible. You write and the world pauses to hear, you write and the clouds that seem to hang heavy overhead part and the sun shines once more, you write and we are privileged to read you. Those who carp and criticise don’t understand one part of this place of refuge, inspiration, hopes dreams and most of all love. Truly you are a star and this is a blessing. I’m glad I return, it shows me why I must read you.

Truly an absolute diamond I love it utterly utterly

Why I Must Come Again

In those days that have flown by
I found my soul I heard its sigh
I read the words that you wrote
And realised that I could float

In these pages shaded blue
I found the words that I knew
Would set me free, let me soar
I read you and wanted more

In the lines that you write here
I found a path that led from fear
The path I walk might be long
But it is lit with your sweet song

In your poems written with skill
I found the way to climb my hill
No truth I need more than this
I found it lay in your poet’s kiss

No matter what you think ‘Deer
Your writing is so good and clear
Each line is written well my friend
May you write on till time does end

Marsha


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

[This message has been edited by Marsha (12-23-2002 09:04 AM).]

Midnitesun
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Gaia


38 posted 12-23-2002 12:37 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Hehe, they booted you off the other site for being too kind?
Seriously? Loved the thought you gifted in this. Most of us do stay here for the same reasons. Those who don't understand usually drift away, back into one of those other sites where nasty spit and slap are the name of the game. I enjoy honest critiques and healthy comraderie, that's why I stay at Pips.
Thanks Michael.
Voiceless
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since 02-19-2001
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Under the stars upon the wind


39 posted 12-23-2002 01:39 PM       View Profile for Voiceless   Email Voiceless   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Voiceless

I couldn't agree with this more!
I love this place I just can't
help but keep coming back..
the people here are the greatest
and you explained that beautifully..

Freedom is not Free (Korean War memorial)

Seymour Tabin
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Tamarac Fla


40 posted 12-23-2002 02:05 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
And that's the truth.
NewEnglandlazurlu
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since 01-04-2002
Posts 7709
A Mountain Paradise


41 posted 12-23-2002 03:04 PM       View Profile for NewEnglandlazurlu   Email NewEnglandlazurlu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NewEnglandlazurlu

I do love reading your poems and in my eyes they are always entertaining, amusing and so well written!  

Hugs and Happy Holidays Michael, Marti

Let our love circle the world and
bring Peace to all this Holiday Season.

Elan
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since 05-03-2002
Posts 394
State of Wide Eye


42 posted 12-23-2002 03:05 PM       View Profile for Elan   Email Elan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elan


A place to call home...
See you in the blue pages, 'Deer...
amigo
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since 10-12-2001
Posts 525
the earth school


43 posted 12-23-2002 05:48 PM       View Profile for amigo   Email amigo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amigo

Why I Come Here....

This is the place which is meant to be
A haven where minds & moods are set free
We gather here with so much glee
In the name of sharing a piece of prose/poetry

Its known here that we agree to disagree
And yet partake in this warmth filled potpourri
I'm so glad for having found this family
A place where I can be happy & be me....

Thank you, Balladeer it's all of you and your words/works that i come here for...
Charisma
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lost in blue pages


44 posted 12-23-2002 06:02 PM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

That's why we all love you

((hugs)))
Charisma
Andrew Scott
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Redlands,CA,USA


45 posted 12-23-2002 08:44 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

PIP is my poetic home... no greater praise can I state.  To Ron and all those who make it possible, you have my gratitude.  Peace Sir Deer.
JamesMichael
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since 11-16-1999
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Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


46 posted 12-26-2002 12:30 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

You are one of the best Balladeer...Top Gun...enjoyed...James
EagleOne
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Between a laugh and a tear...


47 posted 12-26-2002 03:49 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Well said!

I don't know where I'm running now, I'm just running on... ~ Jackson Browne

jellybeans
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48 posted 12-26-2002 01:32 PM       View Profile for jellybeans   Email jellybeans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jellybeans

flaws???????? flaws?????? you have flaws? rofg
haven't seen one yet.....*smile* course I haven't been looking for one either...your heart and your good poetry keep my eyes full
happy holidays dear poet
Skyfire
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Riding


49 posted 12-26-2002 07:14 PM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfire

Your poetry always makes me smile

I'm dangerous when left alone hehehe

*sniff* I've never been abducted by aliens...

 
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