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The Tree or Life

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Lynda
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since 04-26-2003
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Vic, Australia


0 posted 04-28-2003 07:24 AM       View Profile for Lynda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynda

The Tree Or Life

O' Majestic one Life giving one
So still, yet reaching far
To tremor and whine,grasp and respond
to the wind and ravages of time

O' little one, the liver of life
etching a path on the plate below,
laughing and crying through valleys and peaks
The chance of moments-a gift.

O' yes, what a choice presents to us all
As we abide in this place and time,
To stand as the tree reaching out to the heights
yet inert in our field of view

Or to flex with the ways and events all around
to feel and to love and to live,
Our choice my friends, our choice - yes, behold!
'cause fortune is ours that we be!

[This message has been edited by Lynda (04-28-2003 08:43 PM).]

© Copyright 2003 Lynda M Gilbert - All Rights Reserved
Rick
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since 06-21-2001
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1 posted 04-28-2003 08:51 AM       View Profile for Rick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rick's Home Page   View IP for Rick

Dear Lynda, this is truly wonderful, we will all have to watch our steps here, you have a talent to behold and admire, it is my choice to vote and that I shall.

PS, welcome to passions, there are many here that you will grow to know and will find you keep coming back.

Much enjoyed, till the next.

Sincerely
Rick
El_Campeador
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2 posted 04-28-2003 09:01 AM       View Profile for El_Campeador   Email El_Campeador   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit El_Campeador's Home Page   View IP for El_Campeador

I love the phrase:

"laughing and crying through valleys and peaks
The chance of moments
-a gift."

Life truly is a gift, even through the times of tears. So I will continue to walk through the valleys and climb the peaks with a smile, knowing that life is a gift- and what a wonderful gift!

Thanks

El Campeador

P.S. You forgot to check the box that lets your poem be considered for the book. If you edit your poem, I think you can check the box. You will have my vote if you do!

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

Lynda
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3 posted 04-28-2003 09:10 AM       View Profile for Lynda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynda

Thanks Rick
Now I know how much you look forward to a response to your work....someone is listening to your words, thoughts and feelings that are written and obvious to all. I have always preferred to  counsel myself, so this is something new.
Lynda
Rick
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4 posted 04-28-2003 09:36 AM       View Profile for Rick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rick's Home Page   View IP for Rick

Lynda, great that you are sharing your thoughts, you must admit it is a great feeling to share and from that grow; you might be surprised what you write about and what you have no fear in sharing, the nights might become late, welcome to late night entertainment. Nice to have you here.

Sincerely
Rick
Lynda
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5 posted 04-28-2003 09:46 AM       View Profile for Lynda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynda

Thanks Rick
Lynda
Lynda
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6 posted 04-28-2003 10:11 AM       View Profile for Lynda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynda

Thank you "El Campeador".
This was a first submission. Thrilled with the response!!
Lynda
arthur
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7 posted 04-28-2003 02:52 PM       View Profile for arthur   Email arthur   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for arthur

enjoyed
arthur
Magicmystery
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8 posted 04-28-2003 03:32 PM       View Profile for Magicmystery   Email Magicmystery   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Magicmystery's Home Page   View IP for Magicmystery

Lynda, I adored this piece of writing.  To be a tree..... what a novel thought.... Voting for this one.... and by the way,



Just a hint also... you could maybe get away with 4 line stanzas if you made your lines longer... you don't loose any meaning and it may get you into the book faster since it will shorten your poem length to half.  The amount of votes as well as poem length count towards acceptance.... that is why longer poems need more votes to be accepted. You have 24 hours to edit your poems in this forum. Just click on the icon 3rd from the left at the top of your poem page to get back into your edit mode. I would really like to see this one in the book.

Love, Light, and Peace,

Sherry


Cherish the good memories of the past and look forward to the adventure called Tomorrow. But above all... be kind to yourself today.

[This message has been edited by Magicmystery (04-28-2003 03:34 PM).]

Lynda
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9 posted 04-28-2003 08:45 PM       View Profile for Lynda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynda

Thanks Sherry
Have done as you suggested
Lynda
Brad Majors
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10 posted 04-29-2003 02:22 PM       View Profile for Brad Majors   Email Brad Majors   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad Majors

good piece
SPIRIT
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11 posted 04-29-2003 03:47 PM       View Profile for SPIRIT   Email SPIRIT   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SPIRIT

Very nicely done - I happily voted.
Lynda
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12 posted 04-30-2003 04:38 AM       View Profile for Lynda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynda

As well as my thanks to Rick and Sherry, thank you very much Arthur, Brad and Spirit for your imput. It is appreciated.
Lynda
arthur
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13 posted 04-30-2003 05:41 AM       View Profile for arthur   Email arthur   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for arthur

interesting thought
to "be" is everything
I am reminded of a page in a book
a man is to be hanged
suddenly and for this one time in his life
he understands what a gift it is to "be"
never has the sky been blue before -it was just the sky
never has a wall been  a spectrum of colours-it was just a wall
to "be" should be "to experince"
arthur
 
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