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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... May, 2008
May1, 2008 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 04/30/2008 10:28:57 PM PDT by JustAmy




Welcome To....



'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets
and those who enjoy poetry.
'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.
Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepers
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Bad Penny




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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
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To: jaycee

Good night, Jaycee.

See you tomorrow.

Thanks for coming by and joining in our Rose Parade.


2,051 posted on 05/29/2008 7:46:12 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy
Thank you So Much for the Beautiful Graphic, Dear Amy, and I Think I can Read Vs. 30 in the Picture; "He Must Increase, but I Must Decrease." Amen, and May He Increase in All our Lives to the Point that His Love is the First Thing Everyone who Meets us Sees. Thank you Again for Such a Precious Graphic, my Sister in our Lord; I Treasure it.

Your #1952 has been Replaced by a Red X on my Computer, but I Saw it Before it Disappeared, and Loved it; a Beautiful Puppy in a Basket, with Butterflies All Around it. God Bless you for your Kindnesses to us, Dear and Sweet FRiend. (((((((Hugs)))))))


2,052 posted on 05/29/2008 8:13:56 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: jaycee

2,053 posted on 05/29/2008 8:15:41 PM PDT by Lady Jag (You can contribute to FR any time at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: Lady Jag
Oh, Lady Jag, that is One of the Most Precious Kitties I have Ever Seen!! She Looks Somewhat Like a Kitty I Used to have, Named Scraggs, Except that Scraggs had a Larger Dark Spot on her Head.


2,054 posted on 05/29/2008 8:30:59 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: All; FRiends; Mama_Bear
Thank you to Everyone for the Pings to the Lovely Roses; they are All So Pretty; what a Wonderful Lord we have that Creates Such Beauty.

Lori, you Asked if the Purple Rose I Posted Today was One of mine; No, I just Found it on the 'Net, and Put a Little Purple Frame on it. The Purple Rose is So Pretty; Most of my Pics are a Little Out of Focus, Lol. : )

Have a Good and Restful Night, Everyone. (((((Hugs)))))


2,055 posted on 05/29/2008 8:45:34 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Lady Jag

The poem gave me goosebumps, and the pink rose and kitten pic is sweet.


2,056 posted on 05/29/2008 9:19:03 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Kitty Mittens
and May He Increase in All our Lives to the Point that His Love is the First Thing Everyone who Meets us Sees.

Amen!!!

2,057 posted on 05/29/2008 9:21:50 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: LUV W
Hi Luv! :)
Your roses are so lovely. I can't wait to see Peace bloom in person. Your Neptune may take a year to establish. Glad you saw blooms from it already. I do miss my old garden so much. I planted a lot this year to make up for it. :)

See you tonight. Have a great day!!

2,058 posted on 05/30/2008 5:17:28 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: JustAmy; All; FRiends
~~GOOD MORNING TO AMY'S PLACE~~


2,059 posted on 05/30/2008 5:23:20 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: jaycee

Hi Jaycee :)
How are you? Thanks! It’s great to see you! It’s been very hectic lately. Hoping to be back to normal schedule soon.


2,060 posted on 05/30/2008 5:25:53 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Lady Jag

A sensitive and insightful poem. Very touching.


2,061 posted on 05/30/2008 5:26:37 AM PDT by OESY
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To: Lady Jag
Beautiful!
Saved, Thanks!! :)
2,062 posted on 05/30/2008 5:27:32 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: JustAmy

Hi Amy
I hope you all had a great time at open school night!

Have a great day!
Thanks :)


2,063 posted on 05/30/2008 5:28:40 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; Mrs Mayor; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; JustAmy; ...

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list
May 30, 2008
From Here To Heaven
We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works. —Ephesians 2:10

Pro athletes and coaches sometimes get something for nothing. Let’s say a coach signs a 3-year contract, and the team agrees to pay him $1 million a year. But in his first season, the team is terrible and management fires him. So, the coach leaves but still has 2 more years of pay coming to him. He gets the next $2 million without doing a thing.

We as Christians have to be careful that we don’t view our saving faith like that. We must never think, “Hey, I’m saved. I’ve got eternal riches coming my way. I don’t have to do anything for God.”

That’s partially right but very wrong. In one regard, our journey from here to heaven is paid for in full by Jesus’ sacrifice. There’s nothing we can do to earn salvation. But there’s another part of this that we must consider.

In Ephesians 2:8-9, after Paul clearly says that we do not have to “do” anything and that salvation is a “gift of God,” he goes on. Verse 10 says we indeed have a job to do. As believers, we are “created in Christ Jesus for good works.” God has tasks planned for us to do while we are on this earth—not to pay our debt but to honor our Savior.

Life from here to heaven is not a vacation cruise—it’s a wonderful privilege and calling to serve God.

Must I be carried to the skies
On flowery beds of ease,
While others fought to win the prize
And sailed through bloody seas? —Watts

We are not saved by good works but for good works.


Bible in One Year: 2 Kings 4–6; Proverbs 21:11-21


2,064 posted on 05/30/2008 5:48:21 AM PDT by The Mayor ( In GodÂ’s works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: Lady Jag; All


The sentence "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." was written by Gertrude Stein as part of the 1913 poem Sacred Emily, which appeared in the 1922 book Geography and Plays. In that poem, the first "Rose" is the name of a woman. Stein later used variations on the phrase in other writings, and "A rose is a rose is a rose" is probably her most famous quote, often interpreted as "things are what they are." In Stein's view, the sentence expresses the fact that simply using the name of a thing already invokes the imagery and emotions associated with it. As the quote diffused through her own writing, and the culture at large, Stein once remarked "Now listen! I’m no fool. I know that in daily life we don’t go around saying 'is a … is a … is a …' Yes, I’m no fool; but I think that in that line the rose is red for the first time in English poetry for a hundred years." (Four in America)

Versions by Gertrude Stein
“Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” (Sacred Emily, Geography and Plays)
“Do we suppose that all she knows is that a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” (Operas and Plays)
“... She would carve on the tree Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose until it went all the way around.” (The World is Round)
“A rose tree may be a rose tree may be a rosy rose tree if watered.” (Alphabets and Birthdays)


* * *



Red Red Rose, by Harold Davis


Variations by others
* The sentence was parodied by Ernest Hemingway after a brief time in Paris seeking editorial suggestions for his writing: “a stone is a stein is a rock is a boulder is a pebble.” This also appears in his 1940 novel For Whom the Bell Tolls, in which there is yet another parody: * “A rose is a rose is an onion.” After a (perhaps bitter) falling out, the phrase becomes, “a bitch is a bitch is a bitch is a bitch.”
* The phrase appears in the 1952 musical film Singin’ in the Rain, in the musical number “Moses Supposes.” While parodying a dialogue coach, the characters of Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown sing: “A Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose is / A rose is for Moses as potent as toeses / Couldn't be a lily or a daphi daphi dilli / It's gotta be a rose cuz it rhymes with mose!”
* In the 1960 Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie (and its 1963 film adaptation), the character of Albert Peterson refers to the saying in the song “Rosie”, in which he sings, “Oh, I once heard a poem that goes / A rose is a rose is a rose / But I don't agree / Take it from me / There's one rose sweeter than any that grows!”
* In the 1978 film, The Magic of Lassie, Robert & Richard Sherman penned the song, “A Rose Is Not A Rose”.
* Bret Easton Ellis sent up the phrase in his 1991 novel American Psycho, as narrator Patrick Bateman utters, “a Rolls is a Rolls is a Rolls” during one of his frequent materialist stream-of-consciousness tirades




Wet red rose! by Nicole Besch

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2,065 posted on 05/30/2008 6:08:55 AM PDT by OESY
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To: OESY
Oesy, the roses displayed are "out of this world" and the information you have provided is fascinating and delightful. Thank you this morning for more beauty.

2,066 posted on 05/30/2008 6:30:56 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: jaycee; GodBlessUSA; La Enchiladita; MEG33; Lady Jag; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; JustAmy; The Mayor; ...

Just trying to catch up with the beautiful messages, poems, graphics, slides and flowers that you all have shared with us to embellish and inspire Amy’s Place.


2,067 posted on 05/30/2008 7:43:47 AM PDT by OESY
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To: The Mayor

Good Morning, Mr. Mayor, and thank you so much for the beautiful lesson this morning....God Bless You!


2,068 posted on 05/30/2008 7:50:01 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; DollyCali; La Enchiladita; dutchess; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; OESY; ..
May 30, 2008



Graphic by MamaBear

"Hug Your Cat Day".

If you've ever been blessed to share space with a feline
You'll soon be aware that these creatures define
Grace and elegance with an unique and haughty air

On silent paws they creep while you are fast asleep
Checking for things amiss with fastidious care
Either indoors or wrapped in the ebon cool of night

For all the cat sees belongs to she or he
And that includes pets and hugs when the time is right
The cat will let you know when that time will be

Though if life sometimes is sad
The cat will sense it and won't get mad
If you lift and hug it close for a silent tete a tete

In Feline Contracts it is quietly noted
In small print and rarely quoted
That every day can be "Hug Your Cat Day"

Jack Deth~ 05/31/05.
© 2005 - 2008



2,069 posted on 05/30/2008 8:16:42 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Mama_Bear; MEG33; La Enchiladita; jaycee; gardengirl; Poetgal26; yorkie; OESY; Kitty Mittens; ...


Good morning, FRiends.
You may have guessed that today is "Hug Your Cat" Day. ;^ )

Today is also ....
Ice Cream Freezer Day
Hovercraft Day
Memorial Day

Bad Penny says "Have a Huggy Friday".

2,070 posted on 05/30/2008 8:31:24 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Thank you, Kitty Mittens.

Try #1952 again; it is uploaded to my server so it should be available now.

((((( Kitty Mittens )))))


2,071 posted on 05/30/2008 8:34:16 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy
bad penny the cat makes me laugh every time...never fails
(:
2,072 posted on 05/30/2008 8:37:17 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: jaycee


Beautiful Good Morning Graphic, Jaycee. Thank you.

Have a Wonderful Weekend.

2,073 posted on 05/30/2008 8:40:13 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; All



Appearing to be, just little brats,
Nevertheless, they are caring cats.
Qualified to leap, to unreachable heights
Always more frisky, particularly at night.

Able to run sideways, even on walls
Keeping in balance, never to fall.
Accused of being finicky, when I call it class
An affectionate nature, they're caring cats.

When talking to a cat, to make you aware
They shift their ears, to tell you they hear.
The light that shines, from their eyes at night
Alone in the dark, a mysterious sight.

Captivating your love, with a relaxing purr
Displaying affection, attentive to words.
Their spirited nature, being mischievous cats
Compassionate felines, they're caring cats.

-- T.A.S. Yoderlink

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2,074 posted on 05/30/2008 8:43:44 AM PDT by OESY
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2,075 posted on 05/30/2008 8:48:35 AM PDT by yorkie (You are NEVER too old to have a happy childhood)
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To: firewalk; ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear


Bad Penny is out collecting hugs. He sent this friend to wish you a Happy Day.

Bad Penny was created 4 or 5 years ago by St.Louie1.
I LOVE that silly cat.
MamaBear has used him in several special day Graphics. You will see him again . *;^ )

2,076 posted on 05/30/2008 8:53:53 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

We had a nice visit with Marissa’s teacher and ...
I was asked to accompany the class on a field trip to Valley Children’s Hospital on Tuesday. This is a field trip that Marissa has been anticipating all year.

Reason for being asked? .... I drive a van. LOL

So next Tuesday, I will be AWOL again.


2,077 posted on 05/30/2008 8:58:35 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; Jack Deth; FRiends
Silky and Sassy

Good Morning!
I'll give my Silky extra hugs today.

2,078 posted on 05/30/2008 9:04:21 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy

Lightening was striking with blinding flashes,

Thunder was crashing with deafening blows.

She could hear him breathing accross the room.

She knew she should stay where she was,

But she wanted the comfort and security of his arms.

Slowly, through the darkness of the room

She crept to the couch where he sat.

She slid onto the cushion next to him

And he surrounded her with his strong arms.

Then a flash, a click of a camera, and they were caught.

Caught in a forbidden embrace - a dog/cat hug!


2,079 posted on 05/30/2008 9:16:16 AM PDT by yorkie (You are NEVER too old to have a happy childhood)
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To: yorkie

;o)
Cute, yorkie!


2,080 posted on 05/30/2008 9:21:39 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: OESY

Gorgeous roses..interesting information,OESY


2,081 posted on 05/30/2008 9:23:51 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: GodBlessUSA

So good to “see” you and your beautiful roses, (((Gee Bee)))


2,082 posted on 05/30/2008 9:25:45 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: The Mayor
"Must I be carried to the skies
On flowery beds of ease,
While others fought to win the prize
And sailed through bloody seas?"
~Watts~

Good morning, Mayor. Thank you for bringing the Word to us this morning.

Have a Blessed Weekend.

2,083 posted on 05/30/2008 9:31:49 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: OESY


Good morning, OESY.

Great Rose information and beautiful rose graphics. Thank you!!

Wishing you a Wonderful Weekend.

2,084 posted on 05/30/2008 9:37:36 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: OESY

Good Luck ..... always take me all day to catch up.

;)


2,085 posted on 05/30/2008 9:39:00 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: OESY


Awwww ... What a cutie!!! Thank you!
I don't know anyone who wouldn't want to give that sweet kitty a hug!
Your Kitten poem is as sweet as the kitty.

Thank you for both.

Have a beautiful day.

2,086 posted on 05/30/2008 9:50:32 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: GodBlessUSA; La Enchiladita; MEG33; Lady Jag; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; JustAmy; The Mayor; All; ...

2,087 posted on 05/30/2008 9:55:07 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: yorkie


Good morning, Yorkie.

That you for that 'furry bundle of joy'. She is a cutie.

Hope you are having a Terrific TGIF!!

2,088 posted on 05/30/2008 9:59:56 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: jaycee

What a beautiful kitten!


2,089 posted on 05/30/2008 10:00:27 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy

I am glad you will be accompanying Marissa on her field trip - sharing the excitement is much more fun, than hearing about it.

Plus - wonderful memories will be formed and recalled years later for both of you!


2,090 posted on 05/30/2008 10:06:28 AM PDT by yorkie (You are NEVER too old to have a happy childhood)
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To: MEG33


Good morning, Meg. Cute picture of Silky and Sassy.
Thank you.

When Mr Mittens heard it was Hug Your Cat Day,
he decided to come down from he throne. ;)
He wasn't about to miss any hugs.

2,091 posted on 05/30/2008 10:06:32 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: yorkie
:^ ) Thanks for the giggles.


2,092 posted on 05/30/2008 10:12:21 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy
Happy Friday To Amy's Place


"I Love To Give My Kitty Hugs"

2,093 posted on 05/30/2008 10:16:38 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy

Smart kitty!


2,094 posted on 05/30/2008 10:18:34 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

That is so adorable, Meg...what a big kitty-cat! WOW!


2,095 posted on 05/30/2008 10:20:09 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy

Amy, you Mr. Mittens is getting prettier every day!


2,096 posted on 05/30/2008 10:21:58 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: MEG33

Thanks....couldn’t find one ‘hugging’....LOL!


2,097 posted on 05/30/2008 10:23:05 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy

Awwwww....precious! I love cats..!


2,098 posted on 05/30/2008 10:23:53 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: jaycee

We had one that big when the kids were small..This reminded me of my son sleeping with that kitty..They seemed about the same length.


2,099 posted on 05/30/2008 10:25:08 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

Very sweet Meg.


2,100 posted on 05/30/2008 10:25:48 AM PDT by jaycee
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