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"Darn Hippy"

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miscellanea
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0 posted 08-19-2006 12:38 AM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for miscellanea

From afar came spirit, then the soul
The friend who halved  
When  a hole
  
Thirty years have passed his stay
When he halved
What went away.

When all was black and gravely blue
And death had come and left its shoe
He filled the steps with warmth.

Came afar his spirit
Just to be beside her...
Sacrifices job and home,
Three hundred mile hitch hiker

          ~ ~ ~

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1 posted 08-19-2006 01:27 AM       View Profile for Klassy Lassy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Klassy Lassy

Incredible man of heart!  Reading the poem, I wondered.  I remember a very cold winter like that as a child, and my mom was alone with two children.  I remember being terrified when someone knocked on the window, because he was bundled from head to foot...looked monstrous to a 7-yr-old!  

Your poem, even without the explanation, speaks love.  I had to read it several times. ~
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2 posted 08-19-2006 07:47 AM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

Klassy,

   Thank you for your kind response.  I just removed the note I made at the bottom because I think you are right.  The poem speaks his character by itself.  He was a real Godsend to my mother and me.  

   After your response, I became curious as to who
would be knocking on your window on a day like you described.  I can imagine how an image like that would frighten a small child!

     miscellanea
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3 posted 08-19-2006 03:15 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

There are some things in our lives that
we never ever forget, that we always
cherish and keep within us....I believe
this is one of those..
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Magnus,

   Yes, it is.  I appreciate your kind response.

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LOL... I am thinking back-- can't thinkd of his name, but it was a young man (18)who lived near us.  I don't remember what he wanted, my mom answered the door. That winter he was playing with a miniature canon, loaded it with gunpowder and touched it off.  He lost one eye.  I don't know if that was before or after the night he rapped at the window, but a scream welled in my throat and stuck there, I was so startled and frightened.
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Klassy,

   I get goose bumps just hearing about it.  
I even got goose bumps when I read your first reply because I noticed you were from Oregon.  When he left us, Oregon is where he went!  
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When all was black and gravely blue
And death had come and left its shoe
He filled the steps with warmth.

Came afar his spirit
Just to be beside her...

We'd all be lucky to have someone this giving wander through our lives. *S* Excellent write!!
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I remember him well, Miss C., how could anyone forget this kind soul.  Good one.  *hugs*....jo
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In my experiences with "hippies" I have found them mostly all to be such gentle souls.  I am so happpy, that he touched your life and that you honor him by remembering him in written words.  HUGS
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(smiles) I think hippies seem to get an undeserving bad rap fairly often, criticized for being "detached" and too politically incorrect often, when in fact I find hippies in the most part to be compassionate, altruistic spirits who just want to broaden the world and believe variety adds spice to life! (sigh) Indeed there was some chaos during the Summer of Love and such, but every generation has chaos of sorts, and what I find most inspirational and special about that era is that youth felt capable, they felt they could really change the world, and every parent's dream is to see their children be active and find joy and beauty in the world, and I believe there was a wonderful sense of community in the 60's that I certainly envy now! (sigh) God Bless You, sweet friend, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet friend, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other"

Mother Teresa

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Thank you all for your thoughts and understanding.  Yes, he was anything but a Darn hippy!  I, too, believe it was a very unusual era.   Noah described it very well.

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