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littlewing
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Have you ever imagined
what it must be like
to be birthed?

Spewed forth,
alive and fertile.

The continuation of mankind
traversing caverns,
rich and moist,
bouncing off of each other
like atoms.

Our sight blind to them both.

Or possibly
this creative process
is similar to that of a child.

Gripping pencil in fist
intent and tracing,
a carbon point
through a maze
of Jack and Jill.

When I think of the human race
and how we came to be,
I often picture
hoardes of Salmon
swimming upstream.

Defying the current,
pushing
fresh and pure
upon their weary brow.

It is within this journey
that atoms collide with Jack and Jill.
Hastily running downhill,
falling into a stream
littered with the monthly purge
of our sons and daughters.

I bet that even Our Creator
had not surmised
such an explosion.

Like volcanic rise of steam
from a pot of bubbling protein,
ready to flow
above the outer rim,
pouring onto the stove
extinguishing flame
announcing that

NOW

dinner is served.

And I ponder such journeys
not unlike the one
taken now.

With each rise
of hand to plate to mouth
dripping with Merlot,
rich and red.

Thickly seasoned with sauce,
sparing my Tagliatelle
from lying
still and naked
upon my plate

ashamed in their purity.
© Copyright 2004 Sue Eckam - All Rights Reserved
passing shadows
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a journey I had the pleasure to join you on...thanks Sue

good to see you
garysgirl
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Have you ever imagined
what it must be like
to be birthed?

Spewed forth,
alive and fertile.

The continuation of mankind
traversing caverns,
rich and moist,
bouncing off of each other
like atoms.

Our sight blind to them both.


You had me from this very beginning, sweet Suzie Q!!  
I went rushing through reading to see exactly
where you were going with this one......I wasn't
disappointed. Then, I read it again slowly to let
it all sink into my brain. You are such a talented
writer, my friend.
Hugs to you, LittleOne,  
Ethel Mae


Psssstttttt!! I sure have been missing you
around here.

Nightshade
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just out of reach


3 posted 02-07-2004 03:03 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

So good to read your words once agian Sue.
Awesome! hugs, Chris

"At one glance
I love you
With a thousand hearts."


Mihri Hatun, Turkish poet



    

Mistletoe Angel
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(big angel hugs) Oh Sue, this is beautiful, sweet friend, your poetry always heads right upstream to the heart, yay, we have missed you, 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

"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20

1slick_lady
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standing on a shadow's lace


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well woman it is about darn time you got back here and here you brought a beauty with you...welcome home...h
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6 posted 02-07-2004 04:20 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

LittleWing~
A fascinating read from a very talented poetess~
Thank you for this ...~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram <))><

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7 posted 02-07-2004 04:23 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I loved this susie--I've been pulling mental threads lately too. (it's woolly in there)

We absolutely must talk soon.

(a pot of bubbling protein?)

um, heh heh.

I want to hear all about it!
vlraynes
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Somewhere... out there...


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"Gripping pencil in fist
intent and tracing,
a carbon point
through a maze
of Jack and Jill."

and this...

"Like volcanic rise of steam
from a pot of bubbling protein,"


Gawd, I've missed reading you...smile

You are writing some truly amazing stuff
these days, Sue... truly amazing...

Love you, my sis...

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

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oh boy! another masterpiece created
oh, this is quite a write
leaving me smiling
jwesley
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Texas . . .


10 posted 02-07-2004 06:28 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

If I could write just one poem like "Up the Downed Stream", I could quit writing forever and be at peace with myself.

If I bow any deeper, I'll break in half...

jimmy

Martie
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Sue...You are deep...and so gosh darn awesome!  Wonderful to see you!
Enchantress
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Somewhere in time~


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Sue...it's so good to read you again.
You have been missed.
This is beyond excellent!
Hugs to you lady~

~ I like not only to be loved,
   but to be told I am loved ~
                
            

vandana
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enjoyed
Essorant
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Littlewing,

Well expressed withal.  It is a pleasure to read you again.  
I hope things have been faring very well with you.



wranx
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So? I see your little...Ahem, stream of conciousness finally got posted.

This is lovely in it's own way. I love the breaks and turns.

Here's a little something for ya
wranx
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Geez, I forgot how to submit a reply....

Oh well...

Love ya, Susie
Richy
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Hi Littelwing! I hope all has been well.

Wonderful poem!

It's so nice to see you back!


Take Care


inkedgoddess
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18 posted 02-08-2004 08:04 AM       View Profile for inkedgoddess   Email inkedgoddess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inkedgoddess

jack and jill, merlot and steak
just running away with my imagination
i must digest better
but its a a beauty as are you
and so so good to see you

now dont be a stranger
you come back and see us again, sometimes, you hear?
dingusjr
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Let me just add my voice...WOWZER!
Margherita
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Eternity


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Dear Sue, to immerse in your poetic creations means to go on a philosophical journey.
You always amaze me to the core.
Love and hugs. Margherita
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Saluting with misty eyes


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As messed up as my mind is, I would NVER have thought of writing about this topic... and had I thought about it, I would never have done it from this angle... and, no matter what I had done, could never have done it this well...
Please don't make this the last one this week...

But now the animal is in pain...
And now it's starting to rain...
But I'm still the same.

iliana
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Sue, this is a demonstration of phenominal talent and creativity!  Enjoyed!
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have been missed
littlewing
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New York


24 posted 02-11-2004 10:27 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Thank you so much everyone, it is nice to be back in here, even if for a spell, all of you are so good to me *smile*
I am grateful for all of your
hello's and hugs . .  
see--->  SMILING
 
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