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Poet deVine
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0 posted 2001-05-03 01:22 AM

This is the title poem of my book of poetry - the one that someday I will have published. Few people have ever heard or read this. I'm sharing it with you all now because I feel the need to for some reason. It was written 13 years ago and is as fresh in my soul today as it was then.....

even the sturdiest blade of grass
can be trampled once too often

crushed beneath the uncaring boot
it will harden and never soften

so tread if you must upon my heart
shatter my trust like glass

but remember I am not a rock
I am
but a

© Copyright 2001 Poet deVine - All Rights Reserved
serenity blaze
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1 posted 2001-05-03 01:28 AM

I love this..reminded me of something someone told me once about, the kind you grow lawns with....   But he said, that you have to think like grass...that grass doesn't care if it's mown daily, weekly, or even at just keeps growing! Thank you sharon, for popping in to give my *****y mind some rest tonight! lu
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2 posted 2001-05-03 03:49 AM

hey sharon!..
i'm glad that you are in the future publishing your book of poem..for sure i'll be the first to run to the bookstore and buy it...cause i've been reading your poetry and they all are so written well..and so on..i just cant explain all of it..pure beauty might i say...anyways..the poem was great the flow and discription everything went well together...thanks for sharing..bye

ps..can you give me a notice when it does come out i'm very interested bye...


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Irish Rose
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3 posted 2001-05-03 06:43 AM

well it spoke to me,....of endurance and strength

Kathleen Blake

"When red-haired girls scamper like roses over the rain-green grass,
and the sun drips honey."
Laurie Lee

Allan Riverwood
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4 posted 2001-05-03 07:11 AM

Nicely done Sharon!  I like the organization of the final stanza, it gave a great effect.  The rhyme was simple, but complimented the message wonderfully.
Just let me know when the book is out!

Build a man a fire, and he's warm for a day.  Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.  

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5 posted 2001-05-03 11:36 AM

Very simple and succinct, Sharon, and all the stronger for such...reminds me of something you mentioned once: leaves of vine.  
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6 posted 2001-05-03 04:59 PM

Short, powerful and very true! Great poem deVine! Loved it.  
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7 posted 2001-05-03 11:09 PM

Testing, testing, one...two...

Yep, I think I can post here. *wink*

Alright, devine one, all I ever wanted to say to you, summed up in this little tiny itsy bitsy sentence:

Sharon, you are truly an inspiring person, simply because you are so real in your thoughts, so exceptional in your deeds, and you still get up at five in the friggin morning; not to mention, of course, that you manage to shine in every aspect of your writing, from the word choice to the metaphors, your imagery to your flow, from a to z and back again you have set a wonderful example for all the crazy crazy writers out there that are striving to be better, not just in writing, but in life; you are a goddess.

*wink* little...psh  

You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. -- Navajo Proverb

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8 posted 2001-05-04 08:37 AM

Outstanding!!!! Wow Sharon, this is truly wonderful! I really thought you did well expressing that you weren't some immortal being that couldn't be hurt and so on. You're human, and you feel. Very well done!

I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I'm in love with my shadow
I admire it daily

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9 posted 2001-05-04 08:39 AM

o wow yuh
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10 posted 2001-05-05 10:19 PM

WOW Sharon! What an impact this had!
I'm sooooooooooo glad you shared this, and I hope it's print someday soon so you can share it with the world.

This was absolutely fantastic!!  

Yu Lan
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11 posted 2001-08-11 04:19 AM

Perfect poem to title your book after, PdV.. this is really special.. Yep, make sure you tell us all when you publish  

“One word can be magical. Imagine then, the effect of several words, together..”

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12 posted 2001-08-11 10:25 PM

I can't add much to what the others have said, but this is lovely.  Joyce
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