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Forever September

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Janet Marie
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0 posted 02-21-2003 08:01 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Janet Marie



Forever September


How can it be that fall is
settling all around me?
I am not ready for the rusting
and rustling of seasons in change.

How can there be frost when
my face is still tanned?

I still feel summer's steamy glow and
beach breezes blowing through my hair.
I can still hear the waves crashing to
the shore, still recall the awe of endless
horizons illuminated in constant color.


For all it's brilliance, there are no hues
of ocean blue on fall's palette ...



The crackling crunch of dried leaves
can't content me the way walking barefoot
in the tide with you by my side did.

Try as they might, the musk and smoky smells
of this season are simply no match for the
dusky scent of wet sand and surf.

Winter's skies of pewter promise silver flaked snowfalls,
still that cant compete with the anticipation I felt
waking to shorelines saturated in sunrise.

No, I did not notice the days slipping away,
I missed the calendar pages falling into Fall.
I was distracted by sunset's solstice surrender to
mirrored moonrises of September's splendor.

My apologies to fall's foliage of ambered orange.
Autumn's auburn arrival comes in on crimson caress,
still, I'm not impressed for I'm held here under duress.

You see, I left so much of me there in the sand
where you wrote my name and held out your hand.

Winter will happen without me this year ...
I'm no longer here ... in spirit I still linger on the pier.
It was always meant to be ... the best of me ... stay with the sea ...

sand swept ...
                         tide taken ...
                                                summer sequestered ...
                                                                                        fall forsaken.


        
    
September solstice pink moonrise
VA Beach
      
No one has ever shown me how to see the world the way I see it now ...
and I never saw blue like that before.

~Tom Kimmel~.


[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (02-22-2003 12:07 AM).]

© Copyright 2003 Janet Marie - All Rights Reserved
Sudhir Iyer
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1 posted 02-21-2003 08:15 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

OH YES!!!!!

This great work has to be in... most definitely...

Regards to you brilliant Janet,
Sudhir
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2 posted 02-21-2003 08:27 AM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

Winter will happen without me this year ...
I'm no longer here ... in spirit I still linger on the pier.
It was always meant to be ... the best of me ... stay with the sea ...

sand swept ...
                         tide taken ...
                                                summer sequestered ...
                                                                                        fall forsaken.

you know.... yeah you know.....

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3 posted 02-21-2003 08:36 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

"Winter will happen without me this year ...
I'm no longer here ... in spirit I still linger on the pier.
It was always meant to be ... the best of me ... stay with the sea ...

sand swept ...
                         tide taken ...
                                                summer sequestered ...
                                                                                        fall forsaken."


Oh Yes..JM...for sure...has to be in the book!
~Hugs~

~ Trace my body with your words..
And in doing so, you touch my heart. ~

Justbleu
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4 posted 02-21-2003 08:39 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Ahhh....VERY NICE JANET!!!!

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5 posted 02-21-2003 08:46 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Have you ever seen the Sun Smile?
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6 posted 02-21-2003 08:57 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) Oh Janet, this is gorgeous, sweet friend, let the summer wind lift you and let the colors of autumn dapple you so the warmth will always fulfill you as you weather September with youthful pride! (big hugggsssssss) This is narvelous, sweet friend, yay, you have my vote, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Janet, 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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7 posted 02-21-2003 09:54 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Janet Marie...Big hugs and a vote for this beauty!
Duncan
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8 posted 02-21-2003 10:49 AM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

Jams...I remember the first time I read this.  It was a good summer, huh?  Sighing with ya......
Seymour Tabin
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9 posted 02-21-2003 11:47 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

JM,
Beauty is as beauty sees.
Jaime Fradera
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10 posted 02-21-2003 12:37 PM       View Profile for Jaime Fradera   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jaime Fradera

Hi, Janet. I like this one.  Time is like an escalater that never stops and we can't get off.
I have a dumb question? Are you also "Sea?"
Jaime

When you clock the human race with the stopwatch of history, it's a new record every time.
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11 posted 02-21-2003 12:40 PM       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

JM,
Just me. But I'm wishing this had been your first submission. And I sure hope it makes the book. I've always loved this. It's in my collection.

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

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12 posted 02-21-2003 12:40 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

You're as ocean-obsessed as I am. For that alone, you should be in this book, Janet.
kayjay
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13 posted 02-21-2003 01:10 PM       View Profile for kayjay   Email kayjay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kayjay

You see, I left so much of me there in the sand
where you wrote my name and held out your hand.

I've been to VA Beach and taken those walks; they left me sweet memories.  This is a lovely write.  Ken

Through rubble and trouble and dark of night
The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

vlraynes
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14 posted 02-21-2003 02:18 PM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


There is such a HUGE smile on my face right now.
Hugs to you, my mothy friend.  


"...until you have read the verse on his heart,
you have not truly met the poet.
~vlraynes

[This message has been edited by vlraynes (02-21-2003 02:20 PM).]

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15 posted 02-21-2003 02:47 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

"Try as they might, the musk and smoky smells
of this season are simply no match for the
dusky scent of wet sand and surf."

yes...definate "mothy must have" for this book...

...and Jaime, no we are not the same person, I can only wish to write this beautifully
Dark Angel
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Winter will happen without me this year ...
I'm no longer here ... in spirit I still linger on the pier.
It was always meant to be ... the best of me ... stay with the sea ...


Love the way you ending this beautiful poem.

Voting.

Maree

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17 posted 02-21-2003 03:19 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Since this just gets better and better with repeated readings, it's perfect for the book. *S*
Janet Marie
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18 posted 02-22-2003 12:12 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Thank you all for your support and generous responses. Like my other submission, this one is of my newer work and in theme with the things discovered on my first time of ever seeing the ocean.
A promise kept, a woman changed, a muse inspired in all that was found in the sharing of blue.
(Thank you MC)
Thank you again,poetry land
jm




For all it's brilliance, there are no hues
of ocean blue on fall's palette ...

serenity blaze
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19 posted 02-22-2003 01:00 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Hey lovely...I'm late again...

grin?

forgive me..sigh...(I am cooking for an army over here...mardi gras yayayayaya)

But both of your poems reflect the quiet passion of your mind..(said nothing about the physical, girlie girl...*wink* )

Sweetly honest, and the intensity of self analysis here is tempered by your spirit.

Love ya lady...can't wait to see this one reflected...
serenity blaze
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20 posted 02-22-2003 01:02 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

geez...had to come back to make sure that took...this one didn't bump.

Y'think they think we really ARE the same person?
serenity blaze
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21 posted 02-22-2003 01:36 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

It did it again!!!

Or more precisely? It DIDN'T do it again!!!

Dunno why, but I'm obsessed with the bump of this now...grin...

one more time...
serenity blaze
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22 posted 02-22-2003 01:39 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

GRRRR....

*expletive*



sheesh.

sigh...

I could understand it if indiscriminate bumping were a habit of mine...

OH...HEY!!! I SWEAR! I'm retired now!





I'll go find something else to do I guess...grin.
Janet Marie
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23 posted 02-22-2003 06:41 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

thanks me twin...*smiling at your tenacity*
I read in a bug swatter thread of this happening before...it happends when I reply to you and Martie too..and we are all on AOL,it was happeing in the teen forum with all the gang from Canada too, something them all being on same servers, and the software "no bump" recognizing it ....

So...even Artemus knows were twins LOL
thanks baby.

oouuu eeee oouu ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang ...
oouuu eeee oouu ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang

[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (02-22-2003 06:42 AM).]

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24 posted 02-22-2003 07:28 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


For those of us who AREN'T AOL...

LOL...

da-bump.

BTW...that's a good lookin' first pic ya got there, girlie-girl...seems to me that you ought to be doing your OWN book with your OWN pics, as you sure know how to pic 'em [ouch!  bad pun! me sorry!]
 
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