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~The Dragon Flies' Lair IV~
November 7, 2003 | bentfeather

Posted on 11/07/2003 5:42:23 AM PST by Soaring Feather

My Dragon Fly and Me

If I could be a Dragon Fly
and wing my way through the sky
I would never be shy
just me and my Dragon Fly!

By moonlight we ride the wind
chase the comets tail for fun
by day we would hide from the sun
our fragile wings would come undone

On darkest nights we would use
fireflies as our guide
we would dip and we would glide
through the heavens open wide
and scatter diamonds in the night sky
my Dragon Fly and I...

And we would wing past our lovers
silent in the night...
to kiss their face in our flight
much to their surprise and delight
my Dragon Fly and me in sight...

Such a view do we share
away up here in the air
of breezes soft through our hair
my Dragon Fly and me a pair...

bentfeather©




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1 posted on 11/07/2003 5:42:24 AM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; Flurry; Darksheare; Trikebuilder; radu
Welcome to the Dragon Flies' Lair ~New Thread IV~

The Dragon Flies Lair - Thread I
The Dragon Flies Lair-Thread II
The Dragon Flies Lair Thread III

2 posted on 11/07/2003 5:55:59 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: All
Good morning everyone!
3 posted on 11/07/2003 6:04:10 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: bentfeather
Good morning and thanks for the new thread. As soon as I get out of this busy mode I'm in and catch up on some work I hope to be able to write and post more often. ;)

4 posted on 11/07/2003 6:10:16 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Snippy, I am happy to have you post when ever you can. I understand you have a job!
5 posted on 11/07/2003 6:14:33 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: snippy_about_it; bentfeather
How do you guys feel about the Lt. Col. West court marshall?
6 posted on 11/07/2003 6:31:19 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: Flurry
>How do you guys feel about the Lt. Col. West court marshall?<

I think it sinks to high heaven!! It should never happen!! Terrible thing to do to this hero!!

7 posted on 11/07/2003 6:38:07 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: bentfeather
OK. I'll share this to ways.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1016491/posts?page=77#77

Weenies hate Heroes

Just what the hell you thinking,
Your head is up your butt.
This punishment you’re seeking,
Makes you, look like nut.
He didn’t harm a single soul,
He only saved some lives.
A few more soldiers, who’ll go home,
And grow old with their wives.
How can you drag him through the dirt,
While sitting in your chair?
I for one am glad that he,
Not you, was over there
Our soldiers fight our nation’s wars,
And this man is the best.
Stop your persecution of,
Lieutenant Colonel West

Flurry 11/7/3
8 posted on 11/07/2003 6:46:02 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: Flurry
This is war afterall, so he skeered the little terrorist into opening his trap. I think from what I have read so far that this is very unjust.
9 posted on 11/07/2003 6:47:01 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Flurry
Great ranting poetry!
10 posted on 11/07/2003 6:47:30 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Flurry
sinks=stinks, sorry about the boo boo!!


Like I said on the thread, "Fantastic Pome"!!!

It's appalling what "they" are putting him and his family through. They want heros and when comes along they Court Martial him. My God!

11 posted on 11/07/2003 7:06:13 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: snippy_about_it
Me too
12 posted on 11/07/2003 7:36:58 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: snippy_about_it
I rant too much sometimes
13 posted on 11/07/2003 7:37:22 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: Trikebuilder; All

Triker's Trike!
Woo Hoo

14 posted on 11/07/2003 7:38:09 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: bentfeather
I'd rather serve with him than some office weenie for sure.
15 posted on 11/07/2003 7:42:42 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: All
French novelist Albert Camus wrote, "The struggle to reach the top is itself enough to fulfill the heart of man."


Neptune

Today is Friday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2003 with 54 to follow.
The moon is waxing.
The morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn.
The evening stars are Mercury, Mars, Venus, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.


16 posted on 11/07/2003 7:44:36 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: Flurry
Absolutely!!
17 posted on 11/07/2003 7:45:44 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: All
Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio.

They include Belgian instrument-maker Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone, in 1814.

Band leader and composer John Philip Sousa in 1854.

Charles Henry Dow, co-founder of Dow Jones and Co. and first editor of The Wall Street Journal, in 1851.

James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, in 1861.

Musician Ray Conniff in 1916.

Director Mike Nichols in 1931 (age 72).

Actress Sally Field in 1946 (age 57).

Singer/songwriter Glenn Frey in 1948 (age 55).

Journalist Maria Shriver in 1955 (age 48).

Actors Lance Kerwin in 1960 (age 43).

Ethan Hawke in 1970 (age 33).

TV personality Rebecca Romijn-Stamos in 1972 (age 31).

Some dates of note:

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected 16th president of the United States.

In 1869, in the first formal intercollegiate football game,
Rutgers beat Princeton, 6-4.

In 1917, the Bolshevik revolution began in Russia. Because it took place under the old czarist calendar, it is known as the October Revolution.

In 1921, the cult of Rudolph Valentino was launched with the release of his silent film "The Sheik," which despite negative reviews immediately caught the attention of women across the country.

In 1952, the United States exploded the world's first
hydrogen bomb at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.

In 1968, Richard Nixon was elected 37th president of the United States, defeating Democrat Hubert Humphrey.

In 1984, President Reagan was elected to a second term, winning 49 states.

In 1986, U.S. intelligence sources confirmed an earlier
report that the United States had been secretly selling
arms to Iran in an effort to secure the release of seven
Amerian hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.

In 1986, President Reagan signed the landmark immigration reform bill, the first U.S. immigration law authorizing penalties for employers who hire illegal aliens.

In 1990, in the general election, the Democrats wrested
governorships from Republicans in Texas and Florida, but lost a third key race in California.

In 1990, a gunman opened fire as Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev presided over the Revolution Day parade.
Gorbachev was not hurt.

In 1991, Ukraine signed the Soviet economic-union treaty at the Kremlin.

In 1992, a presidential commission called on Congress to restore laws against women combat pilots repealed the previous year.

In 1993, the ruling New Zealand National Party won a one-seat majority in general elections.

In 1994, George Foreman, 45, became the oldest boxer to win a championship fight in any weight class by knocking out Michael Moore in Las Vegas to claim the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association heavyweight titles.

In 1995, numerous world leaders gathered in Jerusalem for the funeral of assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

In 1996, the Republican and Democratic Party chairmen met at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to "bury the hatchet."

In 1997, President Clinton and three of the four living
former Presidents of the United States attended the dedi-cation of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas. Nancy Reagan stood in for her husband, who could not attend.

In 2001, speaking at a Warsaw summit, President Bush said for the first time that Osama Bin Laden was trying to get chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.

In 2001 sports, major league baseball owners voted over-whelmingly in favor of eliminating two money-losing teams by the start of the 2002 season. But, no further action was taken.

In 2002, the U.N. Security Council began considering the revised U.S. draft resolution that would declare Iraq in continuing "material breach" of previous measures and warn Baghdad of "serious consequences" if it fails to cooperate with weapons inspectors.
18 posted on 11/07/2003 8:10:19 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: Flurry; Darksheare; All
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an
honest burglar. --H. L. Mencken

Well, I think President Bush is "A good politician," certainly a good man.
19 posted on 11/07/2003 8:26:07 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: bentfeather
No mortal is perfect. GWB has a good heart. You can see the sincerity in his eyes. When I saw the video of him being notified on 9/11 of the planes. I told everyone "that man is going to do what needs to be done if we'll just let him." It was his face that made me say that.

No smirky "I feel your pain" BS from him.
20 posted on 11/07/2003 8:44:20 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: Flurry
There was so much pain in his face that day.

I agree with you, it was in his eyes. The eyes are the window to the soul.
21 posted on 11/07/2003 8:54:22 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: bentfeather
Yep. I'm a face reader and an empath (I control it my empathy). It's hard to fool me in writing and impossible to fool me face to face, even if you're on video.

Many of my friends ask me to give them opinions on; people they want to date(I'm serious), politicians, sales people, etc. They listen to me carefully.

GWB is a poker player but not a brick wall. He shares his feelings openly without laying all the cards face up. He is very smart and honest. I like smart more than intellectual.
22 posted on 11/07/2003 9:01:18 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: bentfeather; snippy_about_it; Flurry; Darksheare; Darkchylde; Trikebuilder; radu; All
Good Morning Everybody.

You Know The Drill
Click the Pics
Saratoga

Peg Jug Chattanooga

Coffee & Donuts

23 posted on 11/07/2003 9:17:15 AM PST by SAMWolf (A foot is a device for finding furniture in the dark.)
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To: bentfeather; snippy_about_it; Flurry
Walk With Me

Walk with me, the path of life,
to explore every bend of the road
Enjoy with me the beauty of life,
along its wonderful way

Find comfort with me, in each other's arms,
when grief crosses our path
Find strength with me, in each other's strength,
when despair lies in wait

Laugh with me, a single true laugh,
to enlighten another's distress
Cry with me, a single true tear,
to understand true happiness

Cherish with me, the wonders of life,
as they need to be preserved
Rejoice with me, in the mysteries,
of what is yet to be

Find peace with me, in each other's souls,
when the world has gone insane
Find love with me, in each other's hearts,
until this life has been fulfilled

And when the path comes to an end
I hope we can say from within
We've known the beauty of true love,
our love came from within

Munda
24 posted on 11/07/2003 9:20:08 AM PST by SAMWolf (A foot is a device for finding furniture in the dark.)
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Good, but who is Munda?
25 posted on 11/07/2003 9:32:32 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: SAMWolf
Wow. I like that. Good find SAM.
26 posted on 11/07/2003 9:46:49 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: SAMWolf
Walk With Me
Munda

Ohhhh my goodness!!! That is a beautiful work.

Thank You SAM for posting that poem today.
27 posted on 11/07/2003 9:48:20 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: Flurry
GWB is a poker player but not a brick wall. He shares his feelings openly without laying all the cards face up. He is very smart and honest. I like smart more than intellectual.

Yup, he knows when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em!

28 posted on 11/07/2003 9:50:19 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: bentfeather
right
29 posted on 11/07/2003 10:04:57 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: SAMWolf
Good swing SAM. Thanks.
30 posted on 11/07/2003 10:23:20 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it; radu; Trikebuilder; Flurry; SAMWolf; Darksheare; SouthernHawk; LadyHawk; ...
Lantern Soft


Like a lantern soft
you comfort by
always forgiving me
Nevertheless you desire my
love
is the other softness

bentfeather
Copyright ©2003
All Rights Reserved


31 posted on 11/07/2003 10:55:37 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: bentfeather
Haunted eyes are broken windows with tattered curtains of the soul blowing in the wispy breezes of the fires of eternity...
32 posted on 11/07/2003 11:08:41 AM PST by Darksheare (DemUn, a good excuse to throw Holy Water on liberals.)
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To: snippy_about_it
You're welcome.
33 posted on 11/07/2003 11:35:27 AM PST by SAMWolf (A foot is a device for finding furniture in the dark.)
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To: Flurry
> (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.) <

Good tag line when riding one of Triker's Trikes!! LOL

34 posted on 11/07/2003 11:48:31 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: bentfeather
At speed a trike does require good steering skills. Brakes are always important.
35 posted on 11/07/2003 12:01:21 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: bentfeather
Evanescence - Whisper

catch me as i fall.
say you're here and it's all over now.
speaking to the atmosphere.
no one's here and i fall into myself.
this truth drives me
into madness.
i know i can stop the pain
if i will it all away.

[chorus]
don't turn away.
(don't give in to the pain)
don't try to hide.
(though they're screaming your name)
don't close your eyes.
(god knows what lies behind them)
don't turn out the light.
(never sleep never die)

i'm frightened by what i see.
but somehow i know
that there's much more to come.
immobilized by my fear
and soon to be
blinded by tears.
i can stop the pain
if i will it all away.

[chorus]

fallen angels at my feet.
whispered voices at my ear.
death before my eyes.
lying next to me i fear.
she beckons me.
shall i give in?
upon my end shall i begin?
forsaking all i've fallen for
i rise to meet the end.

[chorus]
36 posted on 11/07/2003 1:33:27 PM PST by Darksheare (DemUn, a good excuse to throw Holy Water on liberals.)
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To: Darksheare
Haunted eyes are broken windows with tattered curtains of the soul blowing in the wispy breezes of the fires of eternity...

Reaction to the poem Dark???

This could be material for a poem...

37 posted on 11/07/2003 1:54:52 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: bentfeather
Partly both.
It could also be a one line stand alone.
38 posted on 11/07/2003 1:55:56 PM PST by Darksheare (DemUn, "Don't attribute to intelligence what is due mainly to incompitence")
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To: Darksheare
Evanescence - Whisper

eerie and haunting

39 posted on 11/07/2003 1:57:13 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: bentfeather
And, also, a small bit of inspiration from your quote and a bit of a drawing I did (self-portrait of just my eyes) for a sign.
Sign says "Haunted Eye Studios" with a set of eyes, mine, appearing between the first two words and the last one.
40 posted on 11/07/2003 1:58:24 PM PST by Darksheare (DemUn, "Don't attribute to intelligence what is due mainly to incompitence")
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To: Darksheare
Yes, I guess so....I would like to see it in a poem..

You can write some stanzas for it and I will write some,
okay?? Got time??
41 posted on 11/07/2003 1:59:08 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: bentfeather
There's at least three seperate versions of that song.

*chuckle*

Evanescence - Give Unto Me

I've been watching you from a distance
The distance sees through your disguise
All I want from you is your hurting
I want to heal you
I want to save you from the dark

Give unto me your troubles
I'll endure your suffering
Place onto me your burden
I'll drink your deadly poison

Why should I care if they hurt you
Somehow it matters more to me
Than if I were hurting myself
Save you (save you)
I'll save you

Give unto me your troubles
I'll endure your suffering
Place onto me your burden
I'll drink your deadly poison

Fear not the flame of my love's candle
Let it be the sun in your world of darkness
Give unto me all that frightens you
I'll have your nightmares for you
If you sleep soundly

Give unto me your troubles
I'll endure your suffering
Place onto me your burden
I'll drink your deadly poison

Fear not the flame of my love's candle
Let it be the sun in your world of darkness
Give unto me all that frightens you
I'll have your nightmares for you
If you sleep soundly

Fear not the flame of my love's candle
Let it be the sun in your world of darkness
42 posted on 11/07/2003 2:00:30 PM PST by Darksheare (DemUn, "Don't attribute to intelligence what is due mainly to incompitence")
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To: Darksheare
>And, also, a small bit of inspiration from your quote and a bit of a drawing I did (self-portrait of just my eyes) for a sign.<

You're a sign painter, into graphic arts??

43 posted on 11/07/2003 2:01:09 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: bentfeather
I got time.
Not sure what to write to equal the first line.
*chuckle*
44 posted on 11/07/2003 2:01:53 PM PST by Darksheare (DemUn, "Don't attribute to intelligence what is due mainly to incompitence")
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To: bentfeather
No, just a sign for a studio that does not exist yet.

Grandpa was the sign painter.
I inherited a paltry amount of his talent.
45 posted on 11/07/2003 2:04:16 PM PST by Darksheare (DemUn, "Don't attribute to intelligence what is due mainly to incompitence")
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To: Darksheare
  Haunted eyes are broken windows with tattered curtains of the soul blowing in the wispy breezes of the fires of eternity...

tattered curtains
wispy breezes of the fires
of eternity...leap high
in midnight sky
from broken castles
of olden time
and gargoyles creep
round in shadow deep
ready to pounce
on headless horses
ride the wind
ghost rides night
black knights horror
clanging tower bells
hunched old men
dressed in burlap
leather thongs
black X on the cape
dark riders weep

See what you can do with that..

46 posted on 11/07/2003 2:18:59 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: bentfeather
Haunted eyes are broken windows with tattered curtains of the soul blowing in the wispy breezes of the fires of eternity...
Staring empty from a balcony on the cobwebbed tower beyond the chasm
Surveying the arctic realm from a solitude fortress inside their heart
Solitary heir to the stone throne in shadowmere, tomorrow's home, yesterday's grave
Riding high on the wings of eventide without the warmth of the sunlit sky
Always hungering for the briefest touch to warm the tattered soul behind the haunted eyes..
47 posted on 11/07/2003 2:28:36 PM PST by Darksheare (DemUn, "Don't attribute to intelligence what is due mainly to incompitence")
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To: Darksheare
That's good Dark.
48 posted on 11/07/2003 3:14:09 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: bentfeather
????
Still doesn't equal the first line.
*smiling snort*
I dunno, I'll get these 'flashes of prescience' with extreme clarity of thought... and write one line liek that.
Then as suddenly as it appeared it leaves.
And I'm left looking at one line and going, "Ummm.. where'd this come from?"
49 posted on 11/07/2003 3:16:25 PM PST by Darksheare (DemUn, "Don't attribute to intelligence what is due mainly to incompitence")
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To: Darksheare
Yes, that does happen at times for me, often I do not write them down. But what really puts my wig in a snit is to write an entire poem in my head and then not be able to transfer it to paper. Oh this one really gets to me.
50 posted on 11/07/2003 3:24:24 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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