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Doug L
Firefly

Canada
5427 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2007 :  19:19:33  Show Profile  Visit Doug L's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
One interviewer asked Grace, “You’re a mother, a wife, a writer,
a teacher, an activist. How do you have time to do it all?”
Grace said, "Well, I have all day.”


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Ailinn
Windchimer

1751 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2007 :  17:14:34  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
"...the blossom in the blood, my Love
The blossom in the blood..."
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Ailinn
Windchimer

1751 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2007 :  17:34:04  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Now they're in another county where mourning doves cry spire to spire at Mission San Luis Rey. The cleared chaparral is crisping on the holy, sloping hill where the fire department is instructing the Padres on how to "negotiate the burn". Two silent hook and ladders with crimson lights flashing against the Gift Shop's "faithfully restored" stalls. More than enough light to alarm him. And hasn't he been inside long enough worrying about her soul? His pent-up energy. His heavy, dark fuel. His temper like mercury rising. God knows. There's enough gas in the pickup to get them back to Eden. Six wet miles at high tide.
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3763 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2007 :  19:53:13  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
If sea level is the same everywhere, why are there locks in the Panama Canal?

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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
506 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2007 :  02:07:21  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Craig

If sea level is the same everywhere, why are there locks in the Panama Canal?

let me swim through the locks
let me swim through the locks

...........through Anabel's long flowing hair

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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
506 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2007 :  02:09:09  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
has anybody seen......my sweet Anabel?
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buckman
Firefly

USA
2701 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2007 :  20:03:49  Show Profile  Visit buckman's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
My Dad, the Reverend,
told me when I was little
that he was going to save the world.

I believed him.

I still do...

RevB
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3763 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2007 :  21:07:51  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
quote:
Originally posted by buckman

My Dad, the Reverend,
told me when I was little
that he was going to save the world.

I believed him.

I still do...

RevB




Amen...

Craig
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BarbraG
Windchimer

1821 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2007 :  23:08:10  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
The sun ! How beautiful it was as it began its rise from
beneath the sea as BGee looked out the window of her daughter's
home. She hurried to get her camera to get a picture of it,
since it was rare that she was ever up early enough to see a sunrise.
The visit was going great. The Intimidator was not in the home at
this time. He had gone out West to the Air Force Base where he
was serving until his orders come and he can join the family in
FLorida, where he had moved them so that his son could begin playing football. BGee couldn't get over how peaceful everyone
and everything was, inside the home and outside. No ranting. No
raging. No raving. No cursing. No abuse of any kind was apparent.
It was Heaven in this home, at least for a few more days. The
bitterness and hate was still in the mountains, just north of Denver.
BGee thought, ..if only I could move those mountains and surround him
tightly so that he could never leave. If only I could set a trap
that would hold him until his children are grown and can make
their own decisions. If only I could have orders cut so that he
would be sent somewhere far, far away ...a place so remote that he
would surely miss the family that he treats so brutishly, and
bullies beyond understanding. If only I could put him on a ship
that would sail around the world and never come into any port until
his children are old enough to take him on man to man and see if
he could take it as well as he dishes it out. IF ONLY !!! Yes.
If only.

BGee
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BarbraG
Windchimer

1821 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  17:13:02  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
"A family is a terrible thing to waste."

by
BGee
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buckman
Firefly

USA
2701 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  18:24:43  Show Profile  Visit buckman's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
http://members.tripod.com/buckmaniac/id20.htm
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3763 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  19:04:52  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Sitting in the silent darkness next to you. Nothing need be said, just know that I am here...and there.

I am not going to pretend and tell you that I know your pain, because I don't. Just know that someone cares...

Craig
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andrew p
Firefly

USA
3935 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  19:42:50  Show Profile  Visit andrew p's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Hank...I do KNOW your pain Brother...
You lost Barb Dec 11, 2003...I lost Pam Jan 11, 2004....
you lost your son, Jesse (age 18) Aug 28 1992 in an automobile accident...
I lost my daughter, Erin (age 20) Aug 26 2000 in an automobile accident...

and it still feels like a stone sitting on my heart.

love ya Hank...
peace...andrew

Edited by - andrew p on 08/28/2007 19:43:23
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Ginny G.
Windchimer

USA
1809 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  20:08:03  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Hank, Andrew... I have no idea what to say except that I'm so sorry you've both been through so much.
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BarbraG
Windchimer

1821 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  20:18:21  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Dear Hank (my friend)

I won't say that I know what you've been through, because I don't.
I won't say that I will understand your pain, because I won't.
I know that you hope I never do. And, Lord knows, I hope that, too
I just pray that you will find comfort in knowing he loved you.
That was such a precious gift and, in your heart, it still is.
The love that you shared with Jesster rubs off on all of us who
are right here with you. Most of us don't know your pain, but
those who do (and those who don't) want to shore you up, along
with Andrew and others who have lost someone they love. Notice, I
didn't say "loved".

BGee
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buckman
Firefly

USA
2701 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2007 :  19:43:37  Show Profile  Visit buckman's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
It's a Helluva thing...

Infantile paralysis of the soul.
Hardening of the hearteries.
Fear in the dead of nite
so real it has teeth.
Immunity temporarily misplaced.
Protection fields malfunctioning
Ground getting closer.

Too much time in space
can make re-entry tricky...

Rev Buckman

Edited by - buckman on 08/30/2007 19:44:10
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BarbraG
Windchimer

1821 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2007 :  20:08:07  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
"There's never been an old crone with dry, saggy skin on her bones....that wasn't a young girl at heart."

a line from a song called "Maria Consuelo Arroyo" .. I was listening to today by Tompall.

Heard that Tompall was a bit of a "jerk" but, since I don't have
to live with him, I'll keep listening to him sing those songs I've
always loved. Sometimes, I just can't get enough of the kind of
harmony he had with his brothers. Know what I mean?

BGee
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Doug L
Firefly

Canada
5427 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2007 :  17:32:54  Show Profile  Visit Doug L's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
HARVEST TIME

These calm days of September with their sun.
It's time to harvest. There are still clumps
of cranberries in the woods, reddening rosehips
by the stone walls, hazelnuts coming loose,
and clusters of black berries shine in the bushes;
thrushes look around for the last currants
and wasps fasten on to the sweetening plums.
I set the ladder aside at dusk, and hang
my basket up in the shed. The glaciers
all have a thin sprinkling of new snow. In bed
I hear the bristling fishermen start their motors
and go out. They'll pass the whole night
gliding over the fjord behind powerful searchlights.

Olav H. Hauge


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Doug L
Firefly

Canada
5427 Posts

Posted - 09/01/2007 :  13:46:04  Show Profile  Visit Doug L's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Some artists plant seeds instead of handing you a bouquet.
Ghosts of Townes and Stephen Foster, coffee in cups they've
held so long their fingers hold that shape when done. At
another table, Cormac mouths the name Odessa. A box falls
down from a shelf, memory breaks open. Valentines. She kept
every one he gave her. There's a war going on, always is.
Relics resemble people. Horizon line, sun and dust, a man
on the porch examining his broken fingers. A boy plays a
cheap guitar, upside down and backwards. Words of the heart
throw shadows, spook a horse that threw your grandpa. Bring
your burnt tears to the table, soldier, Cormac says, when
the man comes back in. You can hear women laughing in the
kitchen. Dinner is ready. A sad hymn, candles. Beautiful.

DL


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buckman
Firefly

USA
2701 Posts

Posted - 09/01/2007 :  17:16:07  Show Profile  Visit buckman's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
I kidnapped Martina once.

Really.
Back when I still had a wife and she still had a husband.
I had a ten year old Chevy and three dollars,
but with a bottle of peppermint schnapps in me,
it seemed like a good idea.
For awhile.
We got as far as an abandoned drive-in movie theater in West Nyack
and she got out in front of the big empty screen and started running.
The silent speaker posts ran interference for her for awhile,
but I finally caught up with her and we made love for the first time
there in the gravel on one of those little hills you park the car on.

Later, she tossed gravel at my back
as I sat watching the empty screen
imagining our future...

Hank Beukema -2007
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