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Ailinn
Windchimer

1729 Posts

Posted - 08/23/2007 :  17:47:52  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
She's tired and there's no room at the Inn. No Happy Meal deals or high-fives to greet them. Nada. "So, go ahead, then," she tells the kids, wide-eyed and solemn at seven and ten. "You'll get new pajamas and toothbrushes. And you can finish that puzzle game." "Pick the camouflage pj's for Antonio," Ynez whispers to the social worker. She flips open her cell phone and punches a number. Already Out Bail Bonds on speed dial. Behind her the HOLLYWOOD sign rises a mythic forty-five feet high on Mount Lee. And on Sunset the tourists in Hertz convertibles maneuver the potholes of Guitar Row past the Hotel California and out to the Palisades.
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buckman
Firefly

USA
2701 Posts

Posted - 08/23/2007 :  19:45:18  Show Profile  Visit buckman's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
I lay down in the grass at the top of the Jersey Palisades and look at Manhatten thru the fog... So quiet from here, so crazy inside it's jungles... The City can kick your ass good and proper, but, as Levon Helm said, You gotta brush yourself off and get up and go at it again...

~*~
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Ailinn
Windchimer

1729 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2007 :  18:17:22  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
~Grace Paley~
December 1922 ~ August 2007

"...she illuminated the daily trials
and boisterous interior lives
of working-class men and women
in language that radiated humanity,
intelligence, and streetwise humor..."
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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.”


http://www.myspace.com/mickeynewbury
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Ailinn
Windchimer

1729 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

1729 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
3759 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
3759 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

1820 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

1820 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
3759 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
3934 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

1820 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

1820 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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