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0 posted 2000-08-24 09:40 PM

Natures Song

A wise old lady once showed me
That the apple was a perfect fruit
It contains the life giving powers
Carried to the leaf from the roots

There is a saying I once heard,
That you can't fool Mother Nature
But there is still a bitter truth
Mans desire to be a fools creator

Look around this wondrous place
You'll see the magic of her touch
Natures golden song in harmony
For the Earth she loves so much

I question now on smoggy days
If her greatest work was us
All Though she gave us songs to sing
The melody is death and self-distruct.

James Parker Haley  Aug 24, 2000

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1 posted 2000-08-24 09:47 PM

Hi Haleyja,

Oh how you sing songs of truth and wisdom toboot, me likes this muches,

Love, Cerenity

"God doesn't have to be reminded that we exist.
We have to be reminded that He exist!"

(Writer Unknown)

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2 posted 2000-08-24 09:57 PM

Wise words...another hat of yours....your wear it with class.  Great writing Parker~
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3 posted 2000-08-25 12:12 PM

Nicely written.  Enjoyed your poetry.
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4 posted 2000-08-25 01:24 AM

Your words are all too true...death and distruction...killing the true beauty of the world, the natural beauty.  Powerful words here, I enjoyed!

*Krista Knutson*

"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back."
-Barbara DeAngelis

Sudhir Iyer
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5 posted 2000-08-25 06:45 AM

Another well written poem, here...

Parker, I am enjoying the company of your works these days... I wonder why I did not start to read them earlier...


Kit McCallum
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6 posted 2000-08-25 06:49 AM

Much wisdom in these words and thoughts they bring forth Parker ... very poignant! Well done!  

Best wishes,

serenity blaze
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7 posted 2000-08-25 09:42 AM

Hey Parker---smiles for you...nature's it, luvie...with hugs for better days...yes?
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8 posted 2000-08-25 10:17 AM

I see your pen has ink once again. ( hey that ryhmed!!.cool! )  Anyway,  I think it is great story and I particulary like the third verse.  But your last verse says it all.   A very powerful message in this one.....

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It is a blessing to have wings for words, and passion in pen
Marina Crossley

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Mark Bohannan
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9 posted 2000-08-26 04:33 PM

You had to know that with that title I would have to stop and read.  You have said it all wise sir.  The last few lines sum it up in just a heartbeat.  This is definitely in my file forever.  Thanks for spilling ink for this one.
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10 posted 2000-08-26 09:32 PM

"I question now on smoggy days
If her greatest work was us"

So very well said, Parker. One must keep questioning, and finding the "right" answers. Loved this piece, my friend.

~ Claire

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

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11 posted 2000-08-27 12:34 PM

Cerenity, thank you... if only I could sing.  

Butterflies, thank you sweet poet.  

Mike, thank you very much.  

Alwye, well if it makes just one of us stop and think then I'm happy... thank you.  

Sudhir Iyer, well I'm sort of taking a deversion from all that romantic stuff I write, thank you.  

Kit McCallum, thank you.  

serenity, thank you for the hugs, luvie hugs too even better....  

Marina, thank you, you should practice that rhyming thing, you could be a poet and not no

Mark, glad you like, I wish I had time to spill more ink these days... thank you.

Claire, thank you sweet lady.  


Eddie de Jong
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12 posted 2000-08-27 01:16 PM

Very sad but true... Love the way you expressed it though.
X Angel
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13 posted 2000-08-28 12:15 PM

neat poem Parker, I enjoyed this thoroughly. Read it yesterday, but didn't have time to reply, so here I am 'pen' in hand, telling you....this is GREEEEAAAAT! (Tony the Tiger imitation *wink*)


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14 posted 2000-08-28 04:49 PM

Eddie, thank you very much.  

X Angel, thank you, purrrr.  


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