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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... September, 2011
9-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33

Posted on 09/01/2011 1:15:08 AM 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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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
KEYWORDS: amysplace; friends; poetry; september
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To: yorkie

;o)

How lovely yorkie! Charming poetry!


251 posted on 09/07/2011 9:09:42 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: The Mayor; All
Ephesians 4:13

King James Version (KJV)

” 13.Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:”
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This is our goal and our life long guide ... to grow into the image of Christ. This guides and directs how we behave.(hopefully)

252 posted on 09/07/2011 9:12:32 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: yorkie

What a sweet, sweet graphic!!
Prayers continue for rain in Texas!
It rained here a bit yesterday and I almost felt guilty!!


253 posted on 09/07/2011 9:13:06 AM PDT by tiapam (One Nation Under God !)
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To: MEG33

Such a pretty graphic, Meg! Thank you!
Prayers continue for rain in Texas!!


254 posted on 09/07/2011 9:15:46 AM PDT by tiapam (One Nation Under God !)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; Conspiracy Guy

Love the graphic and poem!! Thank you!


255 posted on 09/07/2011 9:19:24 AM PDT by tiapam (One Nation Under God !)
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To: tiapam

Thank you, pam!


256 posted on 09/07/2011 9:20:18 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33

Fine looking guard dogs, that’s for sure! :)


257 posted on 09/07/2011 9:21:42 AM PDT by tiapam (One Nation Under God !)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Hi Conor! Happy Wednesday! Hope you are doing better??


258 posted on 09/07/2011 9:24:07 AM PDT by tiapam (One Nation Under God !)
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To: JustAmy
Touching and true poem. Does the author, Conspiracy Guy, post here on Free Republic? He has a good heart.
259 posted on 09/07/2011 9:27:14 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: yorkie

Beautiful graphic and poem, Yorkie! Thank you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZUmvAB8qhI


260 posted on 09/07/2011 9:36:08 AM PDT by tiapam (One Nation Under God !)
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To: tiapam

Awww, Tiapam! The most WELL-KNOWN fairy ever.....Tinker Bell. Thank you. That brings back memories of when my kids were little - and THIS one has always been my daughter’s favorite (even tho she is now a mom of three):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxxKnTXA0yU


261 posted on 09/07/2011 10:12:43 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: geologist; Conspiracy Guy
Hi Geo. I haven't seen him for awhile but a few years ago, he and NicknamedBob wrote several poems for us.

I am always happy to pull one from the archives and share it here.

Hey, CG ... Thank you for your many contributions. Do you still check in occasionally?

262 posted on 09/07/2011 10:13:46 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: tiapam
Hi, Tiapam! Doing about the same, thanks. Had another fall last night and needed help from my boys to get up. Can't account for the weakness in my legs.

Hope all is well with you!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
263 posted on 09/07/2011 10:15:26 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: JustAmy; yorkie; tiapam; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; Colonel_Flagg; jaycee; oldteen; ...

This fall-like weather is soooo nice!
Happy COOL and Fuzzy Wednesday, everyone!

264 posted on 09/07/2011 10:32:58 AM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: yorkie

Awww ... How sweet.

I’m joining you in prayers for rain in Texas and Oklahoma.

I tried to check a fire map to see if any of my cousins were near any. I’m not sure ... my mother has cousins all over Texas and OK. I have one Aunt still living; she lives in Pampa. I don’t think the fires are that far north. I also have cousins in the Dallas area.

Wishing you a Wondrful WFWednesday.


265 posted on 09/07/2011 10:57:11 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy; LUV W; MEG33; lonestar; Kitty Mittens; Billie; potlatch; All
She sits there, so still,
watching the rain fall in a slow drizzle.
Her ears pick up the rhythm
of the pitter-pat against the window(click)

Prayers for those that live in Texas and Oklahoma
That they too, will soon hear
that 'pitter-pat' of the blessed moisture from heaven.

266 posted on 09/07/2011 11:47:18 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Thank you for the fairy and the fairy poem, Yorkie.


267 posted on 09/07/2011 11:51:36 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: yorkie

Thank you for the fairy and the fairy poem, Yorkie.


268 posted on 09/07/2011 11:51:46 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: tiapam

LOL .... this puppy is so sweet, Pam. Sorry that I didn’t get back yesterday. I forgot about AWANA.


269 posted on 09/07/2011 11:53:51 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy; All; MEG33; yorkie; tiapam; Kitty Mittens; left that other site; LUV W; ConorMacNessa; ...

~Enjoy a KIK & RIOT Wednesday~

puppy group

~that means keep it kool & rain in Oklahoma & Texas~
(they need it badly!)

270 posted on 09/07/2011 11:54:38 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: The Mayor

Happy WFWednesday, Rus. Thank you for Our Daily Bread this morning.


271 posted on 09/07/2011 11:55:49 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: MEG33

Meg, your flower fairy is so pretty. Thank you.

I’m praying that Texas and OK gets the rain they so desperately need. Also praying for cooler weather ... I’m tired of summer.

Have a wonderful Cool Fuzzy Wednesday.


272 posted on 09/07/2011 11:58:34 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Dubya

So true, Dubya. Thank you!!

Have a delightful day.


273 posted on 09/07/2011 12:03:40 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: yorkie; oldteen

Thank you so much for your concern for our plight here in Texas. The sun is shining and it’s cooler, but there’s not a cloud in the skies! :(


274 posted on 09/07/2011 12:07:15 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: yorkie

What a wonderful graphic!! I could sit and watch it for hours...if it had the rain sound, it would be perfect! :)


275 posted on 09/07/2011 12:09:19 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: MEG33

Thank you, Meg. The Bed-Guarding dogs are so sweet. I want to hug them.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday.


276 posted on 09/07/2011 12:11:24 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you for that beautiful Peace Rose, Conor.

You remain in my prayers.

Have a delightful Wednesday.


277 posted on 09/07/2011 12:15:37 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: tiapam

Thank you, Pam.

It may be old but I still enjoy posting it.

Have a beautiful day.


278 posted on 09/07/2011 12:23:10 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: ConorMacNessa

Conor ... These falls sound very frightening. Praying they find the cause very soon. Take care of yourself.


279 posted on 09/07/2011 12:27:28 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: LUV W

Good afternoon, Luv. Thank you for that adorable Warm Fuzzy Kitten. It has cooled down a little here but I’m ready for Fall.

Wishing you a cool, safe Wednesday.


280 posted on 09/07/2011 12:30:21 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy

Thank you, Amy, for the sweet comments
and prayers.

281 posted on 09/07/2011 12:30:30 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: yorkie
What is rain?

Weinie


282 posted on 09/07/2011 12:33:49 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: yorkie

Thanks for the link, Yorkie.


283 posted on 09/07/2011 12:34:13 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy
:-)

;-)

284 posted on 09/07/2011 12:37:53 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: oldteen

Good afternoon, Teenie.

*smile*

Those puppies appear to be enjoying their afternoon nap. Hope they get some rain soon.

Have a super Wednesday.


285 posted on 09/07/2011 12:38:34 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: MEG33

What happy looking “Guard Dogs”, Meg! Thank you.


286 posted on 09/07/2011 12:39:10 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: MEG33

They are lovely, Meg. Thank you.


287 posted on 09/07/2011 12:40:42 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy; Conspiracy Guy; Billie

You three sure put together a GREAT opening, today! Big thanks to you!


288 posted on 09/07/2011 12:40:57 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: LUV W

Oh, Luv - that is so sweet! I just wish I could give that little kitten some rain (while he’s indoors, of course!)


289 posted on 09/07/2011 12:42:40 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

We thank you!


290 posted on 09/07/2011 12:44:00 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: ConorMacNessa

Conor - be careful, FRiend! If you use the walker, will that keep you from falling? Be sure to let us know the results of the MRI Monday - ‘K?

*HUGS*


291 posted on 09/07/2011 12:44:29 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: lonestar

Weinie! I have MISSED you! (I hope Lonestar hasn’t kept you hidden on purpose!)

Please tell her I hope her shoulder is doing better. I may have missed a post that it is all well!

I’m hoping for some wet stuff to fall from Heaven for you all, Weinie!


292 posted on 09/07/2011 12:47:34 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: MEG33

293 posted on 09/07/2011 12:51:29 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie
We've been out of town. lonestar's shoulder is well.

Weinie

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294 posted on 09/07/2011 12:59:23 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: MEG33

Thank You, Meg.


295 posted on 09/07/2011 1:07:00 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: JustAmy

Thank you, Amy
For opening the doors
To a peaceful reprieve
For all of us,
In these troubling times!

296 posted on 09/07/2011 1:11:21 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: JustAmy

Thank you, Amy
For opening the doors
To a peaceful reprieve
For all of us,
In these troubling times!

297 posted on 09/07/2011 1:11:32 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: tiapam

Thank you for your kind words of comfort and lovely picture, dear Tiapam.


298 posted on 09/07/2011 1:14:01 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: ConorMacNessa

My Prayers for you, Dear ConorMacNessa.

Here is what I wrote about my Daddy:

My first memory of My Daddy is him, young and vibrant, with an incredible head of curly black hair, playing the Boston Pops on the “HiFi” in the living room. I would march around the living room and sing along with the Classical Music. I even remember the melodies of the pieces he played.

When Stereophonic Sound became available, the old HiFi didn’t cut the mustard anymore. Daddy wanted the absolute BEST so he got a huge Motorola, with a giant 15” woofer, two tweeters, and two mid-range speakers. Then he proceeded to fill our home with the most wonderful music...everything from Calypso to Opera.

Dad had a rugged job at the time, as a cable-splicer for New England Telephone & Telegraph Company. During Blizzards and Hurricanes, Dad ofter would “pull an all-nighter” to keep Boston’s Telephone Service Going. He climbed telephone poles and went down into manholes. He was so good at teaching others that the Phone Company promoted him to teach Safety, CPR, and First Aid to ALL employees.

Dad was a Veteran of WW2 and Korea. He served in the US Navy on the USS Dade and saw action in Okinawa, Iwo Jima, and many other sea battles. He was the Ship’s Photographer, and he took thousands of pictures upon which I gazed in wonder as a child. Some of them were very scary, but I was fascinated by them. I also was fascinated by Dad’s photography. He used a Speed Graphic Camera to photograph weddings and portraits. He developed and printed the pictures in a basement darkroom, and from the time I was about 8, I was his “darkroom assistant”. I also helped load the bulky film plates for a wedding shoot, which involved a stack of over 100 plates. With Daddy’s growing family, it was necessary to have two jobs.

Dad was a wonderful teacher. I would ask questions like: “Why is Stereo better than Mono?” or, “How do movies projectors work?”, or even “What is electricity?” and he would ALWAYS have the answer, and would patiently draw pictures and diagrams for me till I understood. But the biggest lesson he taught me was when I was about 6 years old, I asked “What does the “Our Father (Lord’s Prayer)” mean? ( I always thought that “trespasses” meant going into somebody’s yard without their permission). Well, Daddy sat down with me, and went through The Lord’s Prayer line by line, word by word. It was the BEST explanation I have ever heard, and I have heard a LOT of them.

At the age of 9, I was presented with a Wollansak Reel-to-reel tape recorder. It belonged to Dad’s friend Ed Monahan, who had recorded a song from Iolanthe (Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady). After showing me how to use it, I KNEW I was in love..with Gilbert & Sullivan, and Audio Recording! I am now a recording engineer myself and have a small digital studio in my home.

The following year , Dad took me to The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company to see Iolanthe live on the stage. The Company was Gilbert & Sullivan’s original troupe, and they came from London every two years. And every two years Dad would take me, first to an elegant dinner and then to The Opera.We also went to the Boston Pops, The Boston Symphony, and various Russian Dance Troupes that would tour the world.

Dad wasn’t into the early classics , although he did have a few records by Mozart, Bach, and Vivaldi. His tastes ran from Beethoven and onward, up to The Great Russian Composers, like Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Borodin, Moussorgsky, Prokofiev, and Rimsky-Korsakov.. He introduced me to my favorite piece of music, Scheherazade.

Dad also taught me how to sail a boat (which HE learned as the son of a Gloucester Fisherman in the days when the Fishing Fleet was under sail), and we had a little red sailboat that we would carry to Furnace Pond in Pembroke on top of the car.

I could go on and on about my Daddy, He was the biggest influence in my life, my mentor, my teacher, and my friend. He was from a generation called “The Greatest”, and that is certainly true.

May You Rest in Peace, Daddy, and Rejoice in the Joy of Heaven.

Love
Mary-Lou


299 posted on 09/07/2011 1:20:03 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: yorkie
Thanks, Yorkie! The walker prevents most falling, although I was holding onto the walker during last night's fall. I start PT tonight.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
300 posted on 09/07/2011 1:22:11 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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