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rwood
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0 posted 07-15-2004 08:29 PM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for rwood


Thereís this haze in summer,
when the air is thick and too hard to breathe
Could it be
the cloud people are drying up,
and floating like dust to the ground

There are times that ghosts rise
from the pavement outside,
and Iíd swear they all look familiar

They each bare the uncanny outlines
of men that I sinned with
long ago,
when the world went too fast
for me to know
how crazy skin feels
when it doesnít fit

Itís not like there are many
but one is always one more
than necessary
when you look back
and canít remember
the shape of things
It was just so hot
everything felt like too much on
and too many clothes fell off

Life melted into the night
like anointed shadows that glistened
while everyone listened to some greasy rock
It was all just a bus stop
The driver was slow to get there
So slow, in fact
that many just walked
like I did

But after a while, I hitched a ride
with a smile
that never was real
I think heís still coming up
in the curve
down on memory lane
always
on the hottest days of summer


© Copyright 2004 Regina Wood - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 07-15-2004 08:52 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Regina

This sounds like California and some memories of mine.  You always wright such raw and touching truth.  That's why I like your poetry, and you!  

[This message has been edited by Martie (07-15-2004 09:34 PM).]

Enchantress
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Somewhere in time~


2 posted 07-15-2004 08:59 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

"I think heís still coming up
in the curve
down on memory lane
always
on the hottest days of summer"

So do I Regina...so do I.
Wonderful write...love your style.
Hugs~

~Somewhere in my heart I'm always
Dancing with you in the summer rain ~

Susan
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walking the surreal


3 posted 07-15-2004 09:30 PM       View Profile for Susan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan

I whole hearted agree, like the style, like the feel, it has teeth.  Enjoyed.

  Susan

Happiness isn't something that happens to you, it's created from within you.  Joy is a state of mind.

Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 07-15-2004 10:24 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

rwood
You can now walk across the hot coals and feel no pain.
Excellent,
iliana
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5 posted 07-16-2004 02:14 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Regina -- I just love your writing.  This was great and how very well you express things!  .........jo
LeeJ
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SE PA


6 posted 07-16-2004 07:11 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

ditto lady, ditto...what a welcoming read your poems are, so brutely honest and forthright...Bravo and thank you for writing and sharing.
Dark Stranger
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West Coast


7 posted 07-16-2004 07:13 AM       View Profile for Dark Stranger   Email Dark Stranger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Stranger

saw the bus coming
smelled the fuel smell
and the hot tires on asphalt

and there I was on that danged old train

kewl slice ms reg.....I'll follow ya in my truck and pick ya up at the gin..D
Gentle Spirit
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8 posted 07-16-2004 08:42 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

They each bare the uncanny outlines
of men that I sinned with
long ago,
when the world went too fast
for me to know
how crazy skin feels
when it doesnít fit

and
Now you know why I just love your words so much, dear somy~
gawd I love this....
rwood
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9 posted 07-16-2004 11:43 AM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

Martie: Thank you for accepting me. You don't know how precious that gift is to anything I may be.

Nancy: It's such a delight when you stop by. Your thoughts are smile sparkles. Thank you hugs.

Susan: Thank you poetess. Life does bite sometimes. So appreciate your thoughts.

Sy: That's right. Thanks for your eyes and the "excellent" You're so great.

iliana: Thank you hugs for your support and encouragement dear poetess.

LeeJ: Your thoughts are precious. Thank you for allowing me to share with you.

D: Please hurry...my feets are tired. You're my hero darlin'.

somy: Aww...you're the best somy. Can't help but squeeze ya like a little sis and throw you around a bit til you get sick of me.

Love,
Reg
Earth Angel
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Realms of Light


10 posted 07-16-2004 11:44 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Perhaps I was missing out on some interesting experiences while I was busy  avoiding the hazes and the mazes! lol

An ethereal, lazy, hazy feel to this fine write!

Have a happy summer!

Linda
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11 posted 07-16-2004 12:41 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

you should think about writing a book
Cpat Hair
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12 posted 07-16-2004 12:46 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

mmmm... the haze sometimes hangs on for days..and we wonder if we ever will again see the clear... but, even in the haze, our memories seem too clear sometimes...

as usual... you leave me in awe of the talent.

JL
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13 posted 07-16-2004 04:23 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

ďThere are times that ghosts rise
from the pavement outside,
and Iíd swear they all look familiarĒ

I agree with all of the above, an excellent poem indeed!  
But this verse caught my eye.
I think I know those ghosts too.

JL

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Gaia


14 posted 07-16-2004 04:34 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

"when the world went too fast
for me to know
how crazy skin feels
when it doesnít fit"
oh, but this one is ringing in my ears
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


15 posted 07-16-2004 05:32 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

when you look back
and canít remember
the shape of things

~*~

...and when YOU write, Regina?  
You melt steel...
rwood
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Posts 3797
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16 posted 07-16-2004 11:20 PM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

Linda: Nah...I'd much rather been having sweet tea in a sea breeze. You had the right idea poetess. You too, sweet lady. Thanks so much.

Dixie: I love the idea and your thoughts, but I'm grueling one hell of chapter in my life...but someday, thanks to you.

C: You're so right, and I'm so thrilled you think so. Huggins.

JL: Thanks for being such good human company. They go away when it rains...nice to meet you JL from Texas.

Kacy: Hope you found a soothe tune that looks good on you kind lady. Many thanks.

Sunnyone: LOL...that'll come in handy if I ever go straight to jail without passing go. I can only hope to melt hearts as you Ms. Sunfire. Yer a good one to write.

Love,
Reg
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17 posted 11-05-2004 01:47 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

just to let you know you're missed
*Alli4000*
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18 posted 11-05-2004 09:57 PM       View Profile for *Alli4000*   Email *Alli4000*   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for *Alli4000*

First poem i've read by you...and you've got talent! This poem is amazing!! Post more soon!

~Alli~

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Donít cry because itís over, smile because it happened...

Dark Angel
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19 posted 11-05-2004 10:32 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

I can't believe I missed this awesome write.

into my library.

Maree

into this night i wonder, it's morning that i dread, another day of knowing of, the path i fear to tread.
~Sarah McLachlan~

zippi
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20 posted 11-08-2004 04:43 PM       View Profile for zippi   Email zippi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for zippi

I...like so many of the others, fell into this as if it were about me.My goodness you do have talent. Such raw feelings! Amazing write.
Rene`
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21 posted 11-18-2004 06:38 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

so where are you these days ma'am? busy I am sure....

I came back to read a bit... and I never read you that I don't at least feel the need to say something, though most often the words escape me..or at least ones that don't sound shallow, or like some pat answer used too often when nothing else comes out..

you are a talent... and one I miss

so, you ever venture this way, and read my ramble... just know that your words are enjoyed... often many times over....

and that what ever pulls you to the "real" world... I hope it treats you fairly..and that you, and the ones you love, are well.


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