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0 posted 2000-09-02 11:46 PM

When I came to Passions back in November (has it really been that long?), I began here in Open #4.  But, I was posting mainly in Dark.  It was there that I met a person who has meant a great deal to me over those months.  That person is Isis.  Since the beginning, she and I have shared many things, highs and lows, good days and bad.  She's become my kindred spirit, my sounding board, and most of all. . . my friend.

When I was working on what to write about for my 3,000th post, I immediately thought that I would write something for her.  A while back, she created a character named Brianna.  About a month or so ago, we created another character that entered Brianna's life named Connor.  We've already told some of their stories in Dark and in Adult.  

This poem is Connor's pledge to Brianna at their wedding.  It is dedicated to Isis, with my wish for her happiness, and my gratitude to her for being my friend. . . Lisa, you mean a lot to me, and I'm glad to call you my kindred spirit and my friend.    

Thanks also to you, the members of Passions. . . you have welcomed me in and been just wonderful. . . I would have never thought that I would stay here this long, but you all have made it worthwhile. . . Thank You!!



Lady Brianna, noble and fair
To thine heart I pledge mine own
To thine house I pledge my sword
May our love from this day on
          be a love that each morning grows

Since the day that I met thee
My life has greatly changed
I have now known thy love's full range
Together always we shall be
          a love that burns bright like a flame

By my sword and on my life Brianna love
I make to you my pledge this day
May our lives together be filled with joy
Hand in hand and heart in heart
         may we walk together along life's way.


That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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1 posted 2000-09-02 11:52 PM

So shall you be logged in life
by full of moon thy truth be known
to take on such a wondrous life
by full of moon thy truth by shown...

absolutely marvelous...Isis, your  words...take us all back to when...

Kit McCallum
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2 posted 2000-09-02 11:53 PM

What a beautiful pledge Sven!  It's wonderful that you've developed these characters to such levels. Great writing, and congratulations on 3,000!  

Best wishes,

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3 posted 2000-09-02 11:55 PM

Congratulations on number 3000! This is cool!  
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4 posted 2000-09-02 11:55 PM

I've missed the poem's about Conner and Brianna, but by indication of this well written poem, no doubt they are as good a read. I will search them out  


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Vibrates in the memory..."
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5 posted 2000-09-02 11:56 PM

Congratulations on 3000!!  What wonderful characters these two seem!!  I must look out for the other pieces about these two people!! Wonderful thoughts!!


"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again. To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

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6 posted 2000-09-02 11:59 PM


    First I have to say a big congrats on your 3000th post  
    Second.. what a lovely romantic poem   My heart sighs at the thought of having a beautiful poem as this one dedicated to me. Isis is lucky to have a friend like you.


[This message has been edited by rosepetals25 (edited 09-03-2000).]

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7 posted 2000-09-03 01:39 AM

~Sven, I agree with rosepetals25...Isis is so lucky to have a friend like you...You are such a romantic and tender person.. Congratulations on your 3,000 post!!

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8 posted 2000-09-03 01:48 AM

Just the loveliest of honors you do with
the word friend ...

It has been such a pleasure to have you
among the ranks of poets here.
My pleasure has been in finding you
a man of wonderfully romantic phrases ...
but beyond that ... a gentle man
and a gentleman.

Congratulations on reaching this milestone
of pleasure ... may you continue to be blessed
with the muses of the night.

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

Member Rara Avis
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9 posted 2000-09-03 02:41 AM

Sven congratulations on the 3000 post. I get dizzy at the thought of being up so high.

When first I came to passions
Connor, Brianna struck my eye
A wondrous song of enchantment
of love that could not die
As I wandered through the tale
my passion then did soar
and it opened up for me
a long closed and seal-ed door
Now with your dedication I can see no end
and love is not the only trait, of those who call you friend.

What a great dedication to a lovely lady.

"It is the image in the mind that links us to lost treasures;
but it is the loss that shapes the image,
gathers the flowers weaves the garland."-

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10 posted 2000-09-03 04:13 AM

Sven many heart felt congratulations on your 3000th. I'm so proud of you my friend. And what an amazing piece to celebrate it with. Once again you have astounded me.

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11 posted 2000-09-03 01:14 PM

Thank you all my friends. . .

Sunshine, we remember when. . . I know that you do too. . . thank you. . .  

Kit, thank you. . . yes, they have taken on a life of their own it seems. . .

deVine, thanks!  Glad that you enjoyed

Chanson, thank you, and I hope that you will seek out the ones that we have written. . .

Justbleu, they are indeed interesting. . . thank you!!

Rosepetals, thank you so much, and I would say that Isis isn't that lucky to have me as a friend, but rather that I am lucky to have her as a friend. . .  

Beth, thank you. . . I'm no one special, just me. . .

Marge, my friend. . . I am honored that you think of me as such, though I feel that I have a long way to go before I reach such a place. . . but your words brought a smile to my face, thank you for those words and for your wishes. . . and I to you wish the same. . .  

Kethry, it's really not that bad. . . you'll see!!     Thank you very much my friend!

juliet, thank you my friend. . . your congratulations are welcomed. . . and apprectiated. . .  


That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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12 posted 2000-09-03 07:31 PM

Sven my kindred friend, THANKYOU so much for this dedication, you've touched my heart with this as no friend has before.  Thanks hon, I adore this, and must admit I'm overwhelmed somewhat.
Congratulations on 3000 time flies doesn't it?
Connor and Brianna are the lovers we all envy, and Brianna was in tears when Connor spoke these words to her.  Their love knows no boundaries, it will survive in this world, and the next always...............
Give her some time and she will think of some equally beautiful words in response to Connor's.
I'm glad you all enjoyed this as much as Sven and I have creating and uniting this olde worlde couple...
*hugs* thankyou Sven and congrats again.
Oceans my friend,

*Friendship is a horizon - which expands whenever we approach it...*
~Isis~Goddess~~Sovereign of the Spirit~

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13 posted 2000-09-03 08:08 PM

Beautifully worded!


Janet Marie
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14 posted 2000-09-03 11:25 PM

Congrats on your Landmark post Sven-gator
and kudos for this lovely tribute
to Lisa...
she is a special person...
a kind soul with the heart of a poet.
she touched me many times in my days
over in DP..
as has the friendship you two have developed

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15 posted 2000-09-04 01:46 AM

Blooming Rose, thank you very much!!!

Jan, thank you my friend. . . she is very special isn't she?  That's why I wanted to do this. . . she's a good friend. . . and always has been. . . thanks again!!    

Lisa. . . there aren't enough words to tell you what our friendship has meant to me. . . you've always been there for me, and I hope that I've been able to do the same for you. . . I've really enjoyed creating Connor and Brianna with you. . . I only hope that our friendship will be one that lasts for a long time. . . thank you my friend, for all that you've done. . . I will always be your friend. . .        

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That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

[This message has been edited by Sven (edited 09-04-2000).]

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16 posted 2000-09-04 02:02 AM


I too, have not had the pleasure of enjoying the entire work, but will indeed search it out ... many congrats.

My calling before me, let quill be my offering;
For to be called poet, no greater gift to receive.


Sudhir Iyer
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17 posted 2000-09-04 06:35 AM

Ah Knight of Romance, Sir Sven...

May I have the pleasure to congratulate on your 3000 posts and also for a most wonderful poem here...

Thank you for your poetry...
and for your amazing responses...


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18 posted 2000-09-04 06:53 AM

Congrats on 3000 and what a lovely tribute to a very deserving person. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!  

Don't care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don't give up and use the chance
To return to innocence.

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19 posted 2000-09-04 10:03 PM

MA, thank you. . . and I hope that you will enjoy them. . .

Sudhir, many thanks to you my friend. . . from one Knight to another. . .  

sonjes, thank you, thank you, thank you!!  


That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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20 posted 2000-09-05 12:46 PM


Wonderful poem!!  Very nice dedication and I think Isis is very deserving of such an honor.  This was beautiful.

Congratulations on your 3000th!!!!!!  Quite an accomplishment.  


Poetry should surprise by fine should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts and appear almost a remembrance. -J.Keats

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21 posted 2000-09-05 12:07 PM

A beautiful dedication Sven!

CONGRADULATIONS on 3000 posts!!!!!!!!!!!       


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

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22 posted 2000-09-05 12:42 PM

LW, thank you. . . Isis is indeed deserving of such a dedication. . . she has shown herself to be a true friend. . .

Marina, thank you my friend. . .  


That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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