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I Once Was . . . 1968 . . . (Meet Me There)

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littlewing
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0 posted 09-12-2003 02:49 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for littlewing

Born of Earth
strapped and suede
sand stone speakin'
a velvet parade
'neath her flat foot
bare beat
brazen eyed
to all who meet
her one thumb
in denim notch

You dont know what you have
'till you've lost what you got


Life upon her back
thumb cocked with a smile
hitching high for a ride
live for today, not tomorrow
The miles have spoken
soundtrack plays in her mind
letting go of her life
that daily grind
Face freckled fine
will yet to be broken

You've got to love what you have
or give up what you've stolen



[This message has been edited by littlewing (09-12-2003 11:04 AM).]

© Copyright 2003 Sue Eckam - All Rights Reserved
vlraynes
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1 posted 09-12-2003 02:53 AM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


Sue...I LOVE THIS!
Love the words...the rhythm...love ALL of it.
Tried to pick a favorite part, but couldn't do it...*smile*

Just wonderful, me sis...

When the power of love overcomes the
love of power the world will know peace.
-Jimi Hendrix

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awesome Sue! I've missed your writings....

we all need a little Zep
King of Hearts
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68 was a good year, your poem is like fine wine.
bbent
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4 posted 09-12-2003 03:44 AM       View Profile for bbent   Email bbent   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit bbent's Home Page   View IP for bbent

altho i'm not sure just what this is about i got to say it did leave me remembering many a journey by a naive boy up and back highways 1 and 101 twix san francisco and mexico,brown suede fringed vests,the fillmore auditorium(before there was a east and west),blue osley and orange barrel lsd,three finger lids of mexican pot,buffalo spingfield and on and on...kind of wonder if theres not a hint of the lost wonder of youth here or maybe the refusal to grow up,well whatever i enjoyed it.

Live like it's your last day...
Dance like nobody's watching...
Love like you've never been hurt...

[This message has been edited by bbent (09-12-2003 03:48 AM).]

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5 posted 09-12-2003 04:23 AM       View Profile for Kaoru   Email Kaoru   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kaoru

a'mazin.. simply.
littlewing
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Hey sis . . . you gonna meet me there too?
Thank you so much

Dix, miss you too
(oops I edited it the Zep part lol)
thank you and YES we do

King of Hearts - you reply has made me smile
thank you

bent - mann now that is what I am talking about, but not lost youth or immaturity . . . the place of my birth truly

Thank you Meg so much


This was inspired by Ed (wranx) because somehow, somewhere we met HERE and will once again.
Beneath a tree, lying on our clothes, reading verse to each other . . .
Ed?  *smile*  
Was this the girl in the flowing garb?
xxoo

[This message has been edited by littlewing (09-12-2003 04:56 AM).]

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Sue,
That was before my time sweetie! Excellent write, just excellent.

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

inkedgoddess
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living thru it in bits and pieces, as i was still a wee bit young to really break out , being only l3, had to sneak around, but
what id do to get hit on the head, and be stuck in that times timewarp......to leave this wretched ball and chain the earth has become since then.......
68 was great, but even more fine is 69

and yes,
"sha la la la la live for today"
(when you could)
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Sue...thanks.  This brought a smile
to my face.
LeeJ
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oh littlewing, you and your words are so very precious and full of a passion and understanding for life.  You go girl...your words are a treasure to read...thank you
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Thank you for the picture this created in my mind.  Your descriptions truly come alive. Though I didn't live in 68, I found similarities with this girl (at least at one time).  Still sure of her power to conquer the world!  Brings memories to mind.

Great write!  
Kahlil
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littlewing, that was a great trip back to '68!  Thanks.  Wish I could stay there a little longer.....Cute photo! xo   ~K~
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Wow!  Big smiles here girlie!
Thank you for jarring the memories!
~Smiles & Hugs, Nancy~

      ~ Summer can't be over...
   I still have sand in my shoes ~

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14 posted 09-12-2003 09:35 AM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

They were strange days...strange days indeed....

Thank you for shining your light on the good part.

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Dressed in peasant blouse
and still servicable blue jeans

She stands on the macadam...
The very sun that heats the asphalt
gleams her eyes, chocolate

And she stands

With her thumb comfortably resting
in the denim at her waist
Her fingers splayed on the hip
that she "leads" with.

And she compels

Those, of like kind
to convey her on her journey
never straight, but always
progressively forward...


Mmm Hmmm. You have indeed, taken me there.
Thank you m'love!




"In looking Northward, I see a light"

[This message has been edited by wranx (09-12-2003 10:42 AM).]

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hehehe...this is so cool..just this morning I was telling hubby that I want to lose weight so I can wear jeans again.. that thumb in denim notch made me yearn for my jeans again, and I love suede jackets with the fringe. Me thinks you and I have a kindred spirit in dress...hehehe!!! Nice to read.

SharaRose @-->--

Of sound, and speech let all lift the hearer!

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Excellent! Reminds me of a few journey's I've taken. Thanks.
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Sue, this is precious. One of
my favorites of yours, too.
I'm keeping it, LittleOne.
And, I love that new picture!!
That twinkle in your eye and
your smile is awesome, my friend.
Hugs to you, sweet Lady  
Ethel

pssttt...things are looking up, huh??  



[This message has been edited by garysgirl (09-12-2003 12:21 PM).]

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I remember...thanks!  
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Born of Earth
strapped and suede
sand stone speakin'
a velvet parade
'neath her flat foot
bare beat
brazen eyed
to all who meet
her one thumb
in denim notch


Love the way your write Sue. hugs, Chris

"Hope" is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul ~
            Emily Dickinson




    

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I met you there--and I think I'll stay there! lol

Thanks for the retro-spection!


Linda
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(smiles) I may have never been born during that wonderful era (in my opinion, at least) but I sure met you there in this beautiful write and I'm lovin' it! (kiss on cheek) I wish I could have been one of the Merry Pranksters (I would pass on the grass of course) and get to ride around and hear the stories of Neil Cassady and company! (kiss on cheek) God Bless You, sweet friend, thank you for taking me back, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Sue, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

I don't need no proof when it comes to God and truth
I can see the sun set and I perceive

***Live***

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smiles
vlraynes
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Sue?...of course I will...I'm THERE!

When the power of love overcomes the
love of power the world will know peace.
-Jimi Hendrix

 
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