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since 2000-01-10
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San Jose, CA, USA

0 posted 2000-09-07 01:57 AM

Did all of you know,
That I used to be a poet?
I used to write my thoughts in rhyme,
So all the world would know it.

But then one day the words just stopped,
And I knew not what to do.
Through my writing my thoughts had changed,
No longer shades of blue.

It didnt feel quite right,
For the dark thoughts had left me.
The well in which I drew,
Went dry and set me free.

So now I leave you all,
My wonderful poetic friends.
I guess that in my case,
I'ts the means that justified the ends.

Well, its been a great experience being a member of the Passions family, but I am afraid I must leave you all now. I was a fairly prolific poster in here for a few months, and when I started I wrote my darkest of thoughts, because it is what I knew best, but as I wrote them, they grew fainter and fainter, until one day I was hardly feeling them at all. These emotions I discovered were what fueled my poetry, and once they were gone I couldnt seem to write anything good at all, and my urge to read poetry suffered too. In the end I guess the poetry was just a phase, a type of therapy for me which changed my life in an incredible way, but I just dont need, and done feel the urge, to write it any more. I will stop by once in awhile and talk to you guys, and if anyone wants to talk they can find me on ICQ with the number in my profile, or for more reliable contact, use AIM. My screen name is Mistikman01. Well, Adieu good friends, I shall miss you all.

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Member Seraphic
since 2000-01-18
Posts 22676
with you
1 posted 2000-09-07 02:14 AM

Mistikman~ I'm glad that writing helped you with your feelings. I'm sorry you need to move on, but I understand....I hope you'll come in and check on us junkies   if you get the urge to write be it happy, sad or silly, don't forget, it's always going to be good when it comes from your heart.   You will be missed. Take care of yourself, SEA

Live,Love,Laugh :) ~SueB

Member Empyrean
since 1999-11-16
Posts 33336
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA
2 posted 2000-09-07 06:14 AM

Mistikman I would say that poetry has served you well...take care..James
Kit McCallum
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since 2000-04-30
Posts 14774
Ontario, Canada
3 posted 2000-09-07 06:43 AM

Aaahhh Mistikman, but you "did" write poem without darkness above ... what a nicely penned goodbye!  Should you ever need the therapy of the pen again, you know it awaits you ... take care and best wishes for the future.  

Best wishes,

Member Rara Avis
since 2000-07-29
Posts 9082
Victoria Australia
4 posted 2000-09-07 07:19 AM

Mistikman, Sorry you're leaving. Hope you find happiness and come back to us sometimes. I really enjoyed this post.

"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."-

Irish Rose
Member Patricius
since 2000-04-06
Posts 10263

5 posted 2000-09-07 07:39 AM

When we write for ourselves we heal,
when we write for others we write continually. Good luck to you


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since 1999-06-25
Posts 63354
Listening to every heart
6 posted 2000-09-07 07:48 AM

That of value this place was to you, come back sometime and experience a different level.  We will look for more of your work down the road.
Janet Marie
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since 2000-01-22
Posts 18554

7 posted 2000-09-07 10:21 AM

Mistik ...
there is no such thing as "used to be a poet"
poets are is a gift ...
just like being able to sing, or draw...
some do it well..some are exceptional ...
I have read your poetry.. and I understood your dark expressions and your need to write that way.....
now you dont "need" to write that way ...
and that is the gift of poetry...
the way it allows us to first bleed..
then heal ...
Perhaps you are at a crossroads...
where ever you paths lead now...
you are still a poet
it will always live inside...
and should you need it again...for whatever reason..
to express any kind of emotion ...
it will be there ...
so will passions
you need only to allow yourself to be inspired by your own poetic light
take care gifted poet ....

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since 2000-06-12
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Earth 3rd Rock from the sun!!
8 posted 2000-09-07 11:17 AM

Well for not being a poet you have shared some awsoem writing but that is what happen when you write from the depths of your soul...G'luck to you....

Julie :)

Member Rara Avis
since 1999-07-22
Posts 9245
9 posted 2000-09-07 11:29 AM

The change is wonderful though    Though I'm sorry you've lost the urge to write  

We'll miss you around here....but hey I've got you on icq  

I'm glad things have gotten better for you. I'm glad that writing while you did was theraputic! I'm also really happy you did write, for however long, or we wouldn't have had the chance to meet you!      Hugs

Senior Member
since 2000-01-10
Posts 682
San Jose, CA, USA
10 posted 2000-09-07 02:39 PM

Wow, I am a little blown away now   I wasnt expecting near this kind of response, especially due to my absence in the last 3 months or so. I thank you all, and I will miss you all as well, and if the gift ever returns to me, I shall be back here posting among you all again. Peace out.
Poet deVine
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since 1999-05-26
Posts 22612
Hurricane Alley
11 posted 2000-09-07 05:58 PM

Keep in touch..and when the 'feeling' returns, as it will...we'll be here for you!  
since 2000-08-07
Posts 377
Bronx, NY
12 posted 2000-09-08 12:51 PM

i have never read a poem of yours, and i don't believe we ever crossed paths here in Passions..but as one human being to another, i think its great that u have made such a great accomplishment of overcoming that angst..those dark thoughts...not many ever get over that, and to hear that a fellow Passions member did just that, well i think its cool   ( sorry but i have to use slang lol)  kudos to you and i wish you the best...but remember, do not abandon poetry...for it expresses other factes of life to which u will expereince without a doubt  .

"my love is my motivation
my love is my inspiration
perception of this poem
is your interpretation"
-- rlt

since 2000-06-10
Posts 365
Ottawa, Canada
13 posted 2000-09-08 01:09 AM

The pen lays on the desk alone
The candle out, 'twas gently blown
Your spirit and soul, they now have grown
And to you it seems the end.

But in years to come, as life goes by
When a child laughs, a lover cries
Or you're moved by moonlit summer skies
You'll know to write again.

Mistikman, a poet grows and changes.  But so long as a poet breathes, writing or not, they remain a poet.
Until I have the pleasure of your next works...


Member Elite
since 2000-01-18
Posts 4713
14 posted 2000-09-08 01:54 AM

I must agree with Janet Maree once a poet always a poet. I went quite a few years without writing anything down and even now I don't write all the time but when I do I can't stop.
I hope you do continue to write when you feel like it even if it is only for your eyes because poetry is a most beautiful gift and helps us through some very dark times in our lives and well as the good.
I wish you well and hope you stay true to word and come visit us again some time.

Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe

Senior Member
since 1999-12-01
Posts 1493
Washington State
15 posted 2000-09-08 02:00 AM

Cheers Mistikman.
I'm so glad that this helped you through your troubles.
Best wishes to you!  


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16 posted 2000-09-08 12:21 PM

hi mistikman,

this is the first poem (and i sincerely hope it wont be my last)i have read from glad poetry has served you well but pls dont abandon your muse cos there are other reasons why we write poetry,arent there perhaps you can start writing happy poems of how at peace you are with yourself

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