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Danny Holloway
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since 2000-01-15
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Tulsa, OK

0 posted 2000-06-29 10:51 AM

            A Soft Place to Fall
             So many years
               we let slip by
                 taking two roads
                   not knowing why

             I need you now
               soon making a call
                 tonight I'm looking for
                   a soft place to fall

             There were heartaches
               from many lovers past
                 looking for some meaning
                   none there to last

             In you I always knew
                and my loney eyes saw
                  a warm heart and
                    a soft place to fall

             did'nt mean to hurt you
                then so long ago
                  feelings that swept me
                    made confusion grow

             you knew me best
               it seems after all
                 coming to you now for
                    a soft place to fall

             you're always waiting
                with tender embrace
                   a smile so warm
                    upon your face

             in my eyes I see
               you standing so tall
                  there to give me
                    a soft place to fall

              when nights are over
                 and comes the dawn
                    before the daylight
                      you know i'll be gone

              until the next time
                 when I make the call
                    you'll know i'm needing
                       a soft place to fall

by Danny Holloway

[This message has been edited by Danny Holloway (edited 06-29-2000).]

© Copyright 2000 Danny Holloway - All Rights Reserved
Janet Marie
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since 2000-01-22
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1 posted 2000-06-29 11:52 AM

Danny  come back and check the box to make this a book submit...
so brown eyes can vote  

you can say baby
baby can I hold you tonite
maybe if I said the right words
at the right time
you'd be mine
baby can I hold you tonite

Tracy C

Janet Marie
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2 posted 2000-06-29 12:53 PM

OK..brown eyes is smiling now...
(seeings how I have badgered you for 2 weeks to post it) LOL
I just love getting my way with you LOL  
serioulsy this is such a beautiful
sincere lovely poem...
shows off your gentle poets heart
wonderful writing Danny...
I will try to patiently wait for the other one *smile*(i make no promises)  

you can say baby
baby can I hold you tonite
maybe if I said the right words
at the right time
you'd be mine
baby can I hold you tonite

Tracy C

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Blue Heaven
3 posted 2000-06-29 01:01 PM

In absensce of that soft place to fall, you might try a stout shoulder to cry on.
Very Nice.

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".

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4 posted 2000-06-29 01:31 PM

This is a beautiful poem, my friend. I hope you will always have a soft place to fall. *vote!*

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea

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5 posted 2000-06-29 02:17 PM

Hi Danny,

"Oh" my goodness you are a poet, this is so perfect and yes Janet is so right about this needing to be in the book, thank you so much for sharing this one.

Love,  Cerenity

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6 posted 2000-06-29 08:26 PM

I loved this "way back then" and I love it floats and it touches every spot of the heart,  a perfect weave. J.M. was so very right about this one!! shhhhhhh don't tell her I said that though...she'll never let me hear the end of it  

Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley
7 posted 2000-06-29 09:28 PM

Ah! Yes!! Love this one.  
Member Patricius
since 1999-07-05
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Glen Hope, PA USA
8 posted 2000-06-29 09:55 PM

Oh yes, I remember it well  

To love means never to be afraid of the windstorms of life: should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings. ~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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9 posted 2000-06-29 09:59 PM

Great poem Danny, truly beautiful. I really like the formatting too!   "voted"

Lone Wolf
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Lansing, MI USA
10 posted 2000-06-29 10:18 PM


Loved it the first time I saw it.  Great choice for the book.  


Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
--William Wordsworth

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with you
11 posted 2000-06-29 10:26 PM

Danny~ I don't remember this one from before so I have to tell you~I love it.... This is so great...****vote****   -SEA

Live,Love,Laugh :) ~SueB

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12 posted 2000-06-29 10:46 PM

Terrific, Danny. Some country and western singer should be crooning this one out in a bar somewhere...
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Sunny Queensland
13 posted 2000-06-29 11:33 PM

Got my vote Danny - beautiful words and verse  

I'll tell you this...... No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.....
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)

A Romantic Heart
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Forever In Your Heart
14 posted 2000-06-30 03:36 AM

Sir Danny, my heart voted for such lovely work, touched I am by thy stroke of thy pen
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15 posted 2000-06-30 04:51 AM

Lovely the way you write my soft and heart did skip a few beats reading this one  
Nice piece of work Danny

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

Marge Tindal
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Florida's Foreverly Shores
16 posted 2000-06-30 07:48 AM

A nice one for sure.
Glad to see it posted for the book.

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

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17 posted 2000-06-30 11:33 PM

I remember this...liked it then, and now!
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18 posted 2000-07-01 01:18 AM

Danny, I came online 2 read that verse
The one you wrote time ago
And so here I land and I have cast a vote
in the book I wish this go  
<3 Coco <3

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19 posted 2000-07-01 02:23 AM

Been there, done that.  Got my vote!

Good writing, m'friend!

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Pickering, Ontario
20 posted 2000-07-02 09:56 PM

Danny this is a perfect submission for the book!  I remember this one and i still love it!


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

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since 1999-12-01
Posts 1493
Washington State
21 posted 2000-07-04 04:28 AM

Oh Danny, It's so nice to read this again!
Having that "Soft place to fall" is a special place indeed!
Don't ever let it go! You Sir, will be getting my vote here!


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22 posted 2000-07-04 11:48 AM

This is 'soft' and tender! Excellent writting.   I enjoyed reading this one very much!!
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23 posted 2000-07-05 03:09 PM

yep, understand this all too well, i intentionally forgot the number of a 'soft place' that i know, but the temptation to lives still...great poem
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24 posted 2000-07-05 04:35 PM

This is great, Danny.. I like it..
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Posts 367

25 posted 2000-07-05 06:21 PM

Well done!

I voted for this very
sweet need you write
about here !  

I hope you have indeed
found that soft place to


~My Skipper Jim
I love you!
Your Lady June~

X Angel
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Posts 1521
26 posted 2000-07-06 12:25 PM

I love this!
But I gotta say...if I was that cowgirl...that cowboy'd be in serious trubble after a few times of only coming home when he needed something
Seibert and Iskel give this two thumbs up!


Kit McCallum
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since 2000-04-30
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27 posted 2000-07-24 01:27 PM

So sweet and tender Danny ... beautifully penned!  

Best wishes,

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28 posted 2000-07-24 01:34 PM

Danny, that really brought back some memories for me. I found it beautiful, Thanks, Juls
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New Orleans, Louisiana
29 posted 2000-07-24 01:43 PM

Very Nice!
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midwest usa
30 posted 2000-07-24 02:11 PM

this poem came highy recomended to me
now i see why, its a very beautiful expression of your heart

my sister is the poet
I am but a shadow
by the light of poetry
I read then dream

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