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As I Gather In

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Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


0 posted 12-25-2003 09:02 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


As I Gather In

tonight I shall
gather in my thoughts
gather in my love
gather in my lot

I shall gather in my soul
take control
and like a crystal bowl
shall hold all
and shine

as I gather in
all memories
all lost histories
and long kept stories
I shall gather in to trust
without fuss
all I must

for this is my foundation
as I am part of a creation
No, I did not ask for this existence
but Revel in its Insistence
that I am here,
for the here and now
and in that somehow
I shall leave a mark
before I park it
all away

I shall gather in

should just one look back
from the beyond
and know I was on
this earth

should just one look back
when I am gone
and judge me
worthy of my birth

perhaps they too
shall gather me in

yes, I have sinned
and I have repented
and unrelenting
I forgive

for I could not live
in stricter course
for the remorse
would do me in

please do not think me absurd
if I seem a little unsure
for I am not, no, not really;
I just think that to not forgive
would not fit me, really…
as I am more live and let live…

so as I gather in my thoughts
over what was wrought
in the past years, to now, duly,
know that I share
my gifts, somehow,
and that I wish you, truly,

to gather in
the love of you
to carry you through
this life

do gather in
all that you are
because you too
were born under a star

and it is what you do
and how it’s done
that will brighten your days
under the morning sun

so gather it in
and make it fine
and know that you
are in these thoughts of mine.

Merry Christmas, Pipsters...



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Patricia
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1 posted 12-25-2003 09:27 AM       View Profile for Patricia   Email Patricia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Patricia

Well,fellow PiPster and sister, you do know what to say and when to say it.  Thank you for this and to you also a Merry Christmas...

BTW...Macy loves tangerines, and as I reminded her several times, she seemed to bypass all seeds!

Hugs to you this Christmas morn.

Patricia

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2 posted 12-25-2003 09:30 AM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

Merry Christmas to you as well KJ..thanx
for the beauty of this..
scorpio
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3 posted 12-25-2003 09:49 AM       View Profile for scorpio   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for scorpio

Merry Christmas Karilea...thank you for this present.

believe in what your heart feels...

Martie
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Merry Christmas, Karilea!  
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Merry Christmas!
passing shadows
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6 posted 12-25-2003 12:30 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

indeed...live and let live

I love this attitude presented in your poem here!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Karilea
Neeraja
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7 posted 01-24-2004 11:14 AM       View Profile for Neeraja   Email Neeraja   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Neeraja

somehow I missed Christmas last year... but this poem made me feel (a little late)the Christmas spirit! Thanks Sunshine!
Dark Angel
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8 posted 01-25-2004 05:44 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

I am sorry I missed this Karilea... it's absolutely beautiful and so loving.

you

Maree

Beauty of the world which is soon to perish has two edges, one of laughter and one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
(by Virginia Woolf)

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no need for Christmas or any other holiday to enjoy this one again....touching piece
 
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