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Don't Put Me on a Pedestal

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Auguste
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By the sea


0 posted 02-04-2003 04:23 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste


Embarrassed, with my buttocks, bare,
exposing all my faults to see.
Yet, you find pleasure in the view.
How very odd that seems to me.

This fig leaf, like an ancient thong,
lends privacy to humble ways,
though hints of what there lies beneath,
is sometimes seen on cloudless days.

None of us are impervious.
Iím growing  old, Iím chipped and cracked.
Friends use my shoulders to find rest.
Companionship, Iíve never lacked.

I do not need a pedestal.
God carved me to stand on my own.
For many years Iíve faced the sea.
Now weathered, has my marble grown.
© Copyright 2003 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 02-04-2003 04:26 PM       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



(big hugggssssssss) God Bless You, sweet friend, yes, you are a very strong and compassionate person and I know He has such wonderful plans for you yet and you have a sinew more durable than any other, love, which makes you special! (sigh) I send angel hugs your way, sweet friend, yay, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Michael, 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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2 posted 02-04-2003 04:27 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Auguste ~

...and your weathered marble will always be compelling and alluring to those who are fortunate to be with you...

Love, Light & Laughter
EA
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3 posted 02-04-2003 04:29 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

They better not...there's not room enough up here on this pedestal for both of us lard butts yanno!!
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4 posted 02-04-2003 04:30 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

OK, so no pedestal. But can I stick your smiling face on a postcard?

Good to see you today, Michael.
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5 posted 02-04-2003 04:31 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Enjoyed this Michael...
Good to see you here today.
~Hugs~

~Time has cast a spell on you,
  So you won't ever forget me~

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Michael, this is wonderful, and if you're chipped and cracked, it certainly doesn't show in your writing!! I loved this one, and it's descriptiveness!!

A truly happy person is one who
can enjoy the scenery on a detour!

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7 posted 02-04-2003 05:11 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Hi Michael

Good to see your smiling face.
Yeah, I could kind of tell that you have no lack
of companionship...how could someone who is as
lovable and sweet as you. Your have a very kind
heart, friend, and it shows in your poetry and your
replies to the rest of us.
But, being put on a pedestal is hard, isn't it?
It's hard to live up to the expectations from others
who put you up there, isn't it?

By the way, I like that first verse of your poem...lol
It was cute the way you wrote that. Brought a
smile to my face...

Hugs from
Ethel    
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Hey! What are you doing showing everyone your butt?! (sorry) ok ok, really, friends tend to put you up there cause you are always so nice, we want everyone to know it, so you stand taller than others......let 'em look
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Good write

Cold hands means a warm heart

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Michael--You look good anyway you turn, espcially there in your heart.  
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Michael,

Don't know any poet who can resist writing about the 'moon'...one way or the other....smiling here.

Carved in rock, weathered....that's the best...that is when the true beauty begins.....glad it is within you....you give so much back....BTW, I checked out your paintings..love 'em...ships and the sea...mmmmmmmm....
beautiful, such talent, enjoy your poetry and paintings....God's blessings and hope you are doing okay.

Take care, hugs Pat




..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..
        "Desiderata"

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As Pat said, the true beauty shows in the weathered stone. Keep your humble heart, and be assured of the beauty of yourself and the great friend you are to have others at your shoulder

Oh and be glad its because of pride they put you on a pedestal. ..At one time my sister locked me to a table, pulled down my pants, wrote MOON ME on my buttocks, opened the door (which the table was by) ..left it open and left.
Ah ..love *cough* ..memories!

Always, Alyssa

- And so it was that time stood still -
     (blink, breathe, stand, fight)

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nice!
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*s made me smile especially Toerags remarks...
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Michael,
You made my heart smile with the posterior of the situation. Excellent image for the truly down to earth, and honest.
I agree, no pedestal needed...you already stand tall enough. Smiles from ThisDiamond
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16 posted 02-06-2003 11:37 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Noah,
You're making me blush. LOL!  Thank you, my friend.

Earth Angel,
What a nice thing to say, thank you!

Toerag,
How did you know I was a lard butt?  LOL!  Okay, you keep the pedestal, I'm stepping down.

Kacy,
Only if you stick your own on one first.  Nice to see you and thanks!

Nancy,
Thanks and hugs!

Sunny,
Yep, chips and cracks all over the place, but thanks for liking this one. Hugs

Ethel,
Nice to know I can bring you a smile.  That's always a nice feeling for me.  Thank you!

Susan,
Hey, you, my britches are UP, I promise!  LOL!  And you're much too sweet, I know I stand in the masses, let Toerag have the pedestal.   Hugs

loner,
Thank you and hope you are well.

Martie,
I love our friendship, you accept all my faults and still stand beside me always.  Thank you!  Hugs

Pat,
I kinda like the moon.  OOPS!  I mean I like the moon, but NOT mooning.  Does that sound better, or am I just sticking my foot deeper in my mouth? LOL!  Hey, I much appreciate the kind words about my artwork.  I never took lessons, so when someone admires my work it always means a lot to me.  Thank you!  

Alyssa,
Maybe your sister was just out of writing paper? LOL!  Hey, thanks for responding.

Dixie,
Thank you, my friend.

Maureen,
Smiles are always nice, so keep doing it. Thank you, it's always nice seeing you here.

ThisDiamond,
What a very sincere compliment.  You just me a smile from ear to ear.  Thank you, dearly.

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Michael, I really love this it was funny though
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18 posted 02-07-2003 12:10 AM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Carol, funny is cool.   Just happy knowing you enjoyed it.  By the way, welcome to our family here at Passions.

The stars will shine when I am gone,
the earth will turn on as before,
the gulls, still race along the shore,
the morning star, still kiss the dawn

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.. Yet marble is pretty impervious, isn't it?...
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Good to read your words today Michael....and very well written they are!
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21 posted 02-07-2003 09:01 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Nan, not only that but it's also HEAVY and as it happens, I'm kind of a lightweight. LOL

Donna, it's so good to see you here.  Thank you much for reading.  
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Please get back on that pedestal for a moment while I place this laurel wreath upon your weathered brow! (It's my way of saying thanks for writing such an enjoyable and enlightening poem. Its sincere tone overlaid with slight -though appropriate- hints of tongue-in-cheek and the simple, strong images made it an enjoyable read for me. I particularly liked the final stanza and its philosophical relevance to the poem's title and theme.)

I look forward to reading more of your work.


Patrick Talty

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Auguste,  What a powerful, humble poem!  And, in my humble opinion, a well crafted piece of art.  
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