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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, 2009
4-1-2009 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 04/01/2009 7:51:26 AM PDT by JustAmy

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To: Lady Jag

What a precious poem, L. J. and the graphics are so darling.
That was a long one!!


2,901 posted on 04/30/2009 12:06:46 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: yorkie

Thats what we all dream of, isn’t it? My hairdresser is good at hair but she can’t make magic with the face....LOL! I just do it the best I can and pray!!!


2,902 posted on 04/30/2009 12:10:45 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy; yorkie; OESY; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; ST.LOUIE1; Billie; ConorMacNessa; ...


"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."

"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.

"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."

"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."


2,903 posted on 04/30/2009 12:13:29 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism - Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: Lady Jag

Awwwwwwwww..........what a touching little story about being “real”. Thanks, Lady Jag.


2,904 posted on 04/30/2009 12:17:05 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (Just say NO to Socialism!)
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To: JustAmy

Aren’t they the sweetest teddy bear graphics! I like to use them because of Wind in the Willows, you aren’t real till you’re shabby. Too sweet.


2,905 posted on 04/30/2009 12:18:31 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism - Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: yorkie
Happy Thursday, Sweetie!


2,906 posted on 04/30/2009 12:20:29 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism - Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: JustAmy


For Sending Such Pretty
Greetings To All Of Us
And We Thank You!!

2,907 posted on 04/30/2009 12:22:30 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Lady Jag

How precious that story is, L. J. I may have to pass that on to some friends! Those who will appreciate it! And those who are ‘real’.


2,908 posted on 04/30/2009 12:26:59 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: All

BBL!


2,909 posted on 04/30/2009 12:27:56 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Mama_Bear; JustAmy; yorkie; jaycee
Before you forward it you might want to read the whold story. There will be tears at the end but they're acceptable because they are happy ones.

The Velveteen Rabbit - Opens new browser. It's not a long read.

2,910 posted on 04/30/2009 12:31:35 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism - Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: Mama_Bear; MEG33; jaycee; gardengirl; yorkie; Billie; OESY; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; ...







National Oatmeal Cookie Day







Mr. Potato Head Day







Hairstyle Appreciation Day







Raisin Day







Louisiana Day
The Pelican State became the 18th U.S. state on this date in 1812.
The U.S. had made the Louisiana Purchase on the same date in 1803.



Visit MamaBear's Louisiana - "Come as you are, leave different."






2,911 posted on 04/30/2009 12:35:17 PM PDT by JustAmy (Taxed Enough Already.)
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To: Lady Jag

Thanks, I think I’ve read it, long ago, but it is worth reading again, and I will. :-)


2,912 posted on 04/30/2009 12:35:55 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (Just say NO to Socialism!)
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To: All

I’ll be back. Need to grab a sandwich and run an errand.


2,913 posted on 04/30/2009 12:40:20 PM PDT by JustAmy (Taxed Enough Already.)
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To: Lady Jag
Aw, Thank you, LJ!!

Hope you are having
A Beary Nice Thursday!!


2,914 posted on 04/30/2009 12:42:39 PM PDT by yorkie (Today - smile at a stranger. It may be the only smile that person has been given. It is a blessing)
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To: JustAmy; GodBlessUSA; jaycee; yorkie; Lady Jag; Billie; La Enchiladita; All

Oatmeal Cookie Day?
Why, that just makes me
want to bake some now!

2,915 posted on 04/30/2009 1:20:00 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: LUV W
Hey, Luvie! Ya need any help in that kitchen?


2,916 posted on 04/30/2009 2:16:45 PM PDT by yorkie (Today - smile at a stranger. It may be the only smile that person has been given. It is a blessing)
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To: yorkie

Why, sure! You look like you know your way around a kitchen, for sure! LOL!


2,917 posted on 04/30/2009 2:18:39 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: jaycee; JustAmy; MEG33

Well, I’m back again for a few minutes. Want to thank y’all for your good wishes.

I re-injured my back doing some yard work. It also seems to be effecting the sciatica (sp?) so I’m limping around with the aid of my trusty cane, but even that doesn’t help when my leg collapses. Took one fall onto the edge of a brick in the garden which dictated a trip to the ER for some sutures in my knee.

Again, thanks for the get well wishes.

dd


2,918 posted on 04/30/2009 2:19:34 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: JustAmy
Good Afternoon Amy and All!! Talk about busy schedule!! Yikes I have been hopping this week. Hope you all are having a great afternoon! I've been outside enjoying the weather and gardening!
2,919 posted on 04/30/2009 3:12:59 PM PDT by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: LUV W; JustAmy; GodBlessUSA; jaycee; yorkie; Billie; La Enchiladita; All
Bud was so happy about the the cookies he washed all the dishes.


2,920 posted on 04/30/2009 3:55:50 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism - Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: Diver Dave

You are probably
chomping at the
bit during this
Spring weather!
We just get slowed
down occasionally.

2,921 posted on 04/30/2009 3:58:29 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Lady Jag; JustAmy; GodBlessUSA; jaycee; yorkie; Billie; Mama_Bear; La Enchiladita; All; ...

...while Dakota searched the fridge
for a coldbeer or co'cola to go with his cookies!

2,922 posted on 04/30/2009 4:09:33 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: Diver Dave

Take care of you!


2,923 posted on 04/30/2009 4:11:24 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: Lady Jag
LJ, Bud not only washed the dishes
He ATE them!


2,924 posted on 04/30/2009 4:59:33 PM PDT by yorkie (Today - smile at a stranger. It may be the only smile that person has been given. It is a blessing)
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To: MEG33

Thank you so much.


2,925 posted on 04/30/2009 6:18:09 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: jaycee

Thanks for your thoughtful words. It was good to share my story with my Freeper friends. There is good news on the way, because the oldest cousin and his wife are having a baby very soon. They have a beautiful 2 year old daughter already, and will add another daughter. The babies will bring them joy.


2,926 posted on 04/30/2009 6:26:35 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: pollywog

Thanks for the giant size hug!


2,927 posted on 04/30/2009 6:29:23 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: tajgirvan

I am praying that The Lord heals all my cousin’s hearts. It will take time, a long time. They have a strong sibling bond, and I know they will be OK.


2,928 posted on 04/30/2009 6:35:41 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: Diver Dave

And may our Lord protect you and heal you.

Blessings to you and your family, Dave!

2,929 posted on 04/30/2009 6:43:17 PM PDT by yorkie (Today - smile at a stranger. It may be the only smile that person has been given. It is a blessing)
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To: LUV W; JustAmy; GodBlessUSA; jaycee; yorkie; Billie; Mama_Bear; La Enchiladita; All
Dakota looks like he's where he belongs, in the icy tundra.

ALL breeds of cats are cool.


2,930 posted on 04/30/2009 8:13:44 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism - Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: Lady Jag
On the other hand........


2,931 posted on 04/30/2009 8:24:21 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: silent_jonny; Mama_Bear; All

I got to thinking that no one elses B-Day gif gifts are posted on my page this year...I put links to them all on my FR page & in my FR links...I’ll leave the decorated/kindly tweeked/personalized one with the others fom Others & shrink the Rose alone & put it on my page & explain about Your Friendship Garden,MB m’kay...& I have also saved every gif gift made or found to my computer too...as keepsakes!:)

& re my tagline just a new one,is all. Not directed at anyone specifically.:)


2,932 posted on 05/01/2009 1:22:46 AM PDT by Majie Purple (I'm not perfect. Never said or thought I was/am. & I don't expect perfection from anybody else.)
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To: Lady Jag

Very touching excerpt from “The Velveteen Rabbit” T I also love all the bear gifs! Thanks for the pings!!:)


2,933 posted on 05/01/2009 2:42:59 AM PDT by Majie Purple (I'm not perfect. Never said or thought I was/am. & I don't expect perfection from anybody else.)
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To: yorkie

I love the picture of Paphlogonian Obama, a keeper!


2,934 posted on 05/01/2009 7:37:54 AM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: All

A Thought to Ponder

To know the truth of self is to hold the real key to understanding.
To accept the truth of self is to glimpse the first glow of enlightenment.
To share the truth is to sunder the darkness with illumination.


2,935 posted on 05/01/2009 7:48:05 AM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: TheConservativeParty
I am praying that The Lord heals all my cousin’s hearts. It will take time, a long time. They have a strong sibling bond, and I know they will be OK.

And I agree with your Prayer in Jesus Holy Name.

2,936 posted on 05/01/2009 9:02:43 AM PDT by tajgirvan (Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8)
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To: All

I must be cranky today!?!

Hey O

Dark the Patriot’s rage, hot the fire within
And a mortal man stands up against the din
Enough is enough, no more can a soul stand
And fall if I must, your actions must be banned

Faith was lost with the first of your damn lies
And trust eroded by honor lost as hope flies
I am just one of many who see the falsity of you
Echoed in every step and word and deed you do

My land, that shining city on the hill you demean
By every word you speak, ever act we’ve seen
Freedom has a price, and clearly we need to pay it again
If we want a chance to be better then your socialist din

I’m an American, and all that entails of honor and trust
And I will not abide your driven cruel nationalist lust
I defy you and your ilk, ruining all for power political gain
There can be no rhyme or reason for such acts insane

Evil is as evil does, and you will find that in the end game
The joker in the pack, will be one wearing your own name
We are going restless, seeing that which fuels our fire
And you and yours will have to deal with that white-hot ire

You act as if you were my leader, and that can’t be true
For you, I reject, by each self-aggrandizing move you do
Teleprompter puppet leaning left in hate of American ways
Times a coming when we, the pipers, you’ll have to pay

You’ve gone too far and going further still, at a tyrant’s pace
Hoping the unwashed masses don’t revolt and stop this race
Seeking to conquer all before the awakening of their anger hot
Making children your mindless minions with lies into robots

Four years, and then we get the chance to ruin all you wrought
And we will remember the evil that you have done and sought
We’ll remember and pay it back in the voting booth with glee
And the failed socialist utopia you crave we’ll dump, you’ll see


2,937 posted on 05/03/2009 2:36:18 PM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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Along The Road

In my mind is a bridge, an old stone and wooden arch
beneath it a stream of time, my aching thirst to parch
Memories carried to the sea of Time, and then beyond
to distant ancient places this day hasn’t yet dawned
There, to await me again, in a distant eternity so fair
where my tattered soul can heal and renew with care

Over the bridge, a great willow bows in graceful peace
the silence of that moment will shed pain in sweet release
Amid the branches flit the shadows of the Tanager’s flight
singing of praises with their open hearts illuminated bright
The wind sings through the trees in muted chorus sweet
as the shadows chase each other to Life’s rhythmic beat

The ancient road comes from a distant past, going on
passing over the bridge and curving off till dawn
Draped by the cool shadows of the willow’s caress
a traveler pauses, to recover from the journey’s press
I long to rest there, to find that inner peace I so desire
for I am weary, my road so long, from which I tire

Mountains I have climbed to converse with a star
up in such clear air, where everything is on par
Canyons narrow and dark, rocky wounds in the earth
I explored, to discover the road not taken, yet so of worth
I sailed seas to find a distant shore back to home again
Memories of them all to later wash away all old pains


2,938 posted on 05/04/2009 1:29:29 PM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: WayzataJOHNN

Here is a link that I think you will like.

http://thefireline-jer.blogspot.com/2008_06_29_archive.html

It offers writings of our forefathers, Presidents, our Congressmen, Senators. It breaks down where we were when the Constitution was authored, what has happened to it, where it is heading.

I found it very interesting, and clearly formatted.


2,939 posted on 05/05/2009 9:13:03 AM PDT by yorkie (Today - smile at a stranger. It may be the only smile that person has been given. It is a blessing)
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