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I Am (an introduction and answer to the challenge)

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adagio
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I am proud and yet afraid
I wonder if they will find out
Sometimes I hear their thoughts of me
I see the eyes of billions stare
and I want that they should see--
I am proud and yet afraid.

I pretend I am celebrity
I feel hands reach out for me
I touch the ones not threatening
I worry of the others
I cry for what's ahead of me--
I am proud and yet afraid.

I understand I am to blame
I even say it's all my fault
I dream the bridge is way too high
as I try to fix it all
I hope that it will all work out.
I am proud and yet afraid.
© Copyright 2005 Ralph Robichaux, Jr. - All Rights Reserved
bslicker
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state of mind


1 posted 04-11-2005 05:47 PM       View Profile for bslicker   Email bslicker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bslicker

Welcome to Passions !!!!


Bernie


A smile a day keeps the world in smile's.
Bernie Slicker

Poet deVine
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Welcome to the family...you can stop being afraid now. We don't bite. Well, not very hard anyway! It's nice to meet you!
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


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Ralph, Welcome to Passions! I've watched - and you're having fun, and smiling already. Please, do not be afraid - for this is a wonderful home of poets, writers, and family...literally!

Please be sure to check your e-mail for a very Special Greeting!

Karilea - if I whisper, will you listen?  Keeping in mind, I must stand close...and keep my promises...

Enchantress
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4 posted 04-11-2005 06:20 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

WELCOME TO PASSIONS RALPH!
I very much enjoyed your first post and challenge.
Looking forward to reading more of your work.
~Smiles & Hugs, Nancy~

For it was not into my ear you whispered
But into my heart
It was not my lips you kissed
But my soul

nakdthoughts
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Between the Lines


5 posted 04-11-2005 06:25 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Nice to meet you~~

M
Martie
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Welcome to Passions, adagio!  
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with you


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wonderful first post welcome
Juju
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8 posted 04-11-2005 06:50 PM       View Profile for Juju   Email Juju   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Juju's Home Page   View IP for Juju

Welcome.  You have an intresting style. different is what sepperates you from other poets. resist conformity.  Be your self.


Juju

Juju - 1.) a magic charm or fetish 2.)Magic 3.)A taboo connected woth the use of magic

The dictionary never lies.... I am magical (;

Gentle Spirit
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9 posted 04-11-2005 06:51 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

It is nice to meet you and greet you. This is a wonderful first post and I am looking forward to reading more from your pen.

I really want to care,
I want to feel something,
let me dig a little deeper
nah, still nothing~
my give a DAMN is busted. Jodee

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welcome to passions enjoyed
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just out of reach


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12 posted 04-12-2005 02:57 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Ralph?



Thanks for doing this one first--it was and IS a very personal introduction, but I wanted everyone here to see you as I do--vulnerable and yet strong.

I am proud too, and I was afraid. But I think you'll do just fine here.

vlraynes
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Somewhere... out there...


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Welcome, Ralph!...

What a beautiful and yes...
personal introduction...

Agreeing with Karen...

You'll do just fine here...

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

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14 posted 04-12-2005 06:52 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

What a cool entrance. Welcome to Passions, where the welcome sign hangs over the bridge each day.  
Susan Caldwell
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glad I found this.

it is a very wonderful introduction..

very well done and welcome!

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

shatteredsilver
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middle of nowhere


16 posted 04-13-2005 04:54 PM       View Profile for shatteredsilver   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for shatteredsilver

Hi!

I'm a new member too, and that's like I felt.

Within the sound of silence...

Michael
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17 posted 04-13-2005 11:58 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

This was always one of my favorite challenges.  Very telling portrait you have painted here.  Welcome to Passions, indeed.
passing shadows
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18 posted 04-15-2005 02:23 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

seems you came in the right time to post to the challenge and introduce yoruself, and I'm glad you did.

welcome to this home, you'll love it here
and I know we'll love to have you here
LeeJ
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SE PA


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welcome to passions and a very well done executed write....enjoyed

and oh, by the way, love your name...adagio...have you ever heard adagio for strings...the ultimate
Midnitesun
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20 posted 06-03-2009 04:07 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

You are a wonderful heart and soul, a very strong man with much to share.
I am so very sorry you lost your Leah, who was obviously an incredibly wonderful loving lady.
When you are ready, I'd love to read some of those 'heart' thoughts you've been carrying around in your head. Take your time, healing is a lifetime happening. May your heart be a strong adagio.
 
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