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~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ VIII
January 29, 2004 | bentfeather, Poets of The Dragon Flies' Lair

Posted on 01/28/2004 9:53:03 PM 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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How To Do Poetry?

How does one create a poem, a loving artwork of entwined words that sing,
and keep it all so relevant, with not a nugatory phrase along the way?
Open your senses, and see the world from every angle, let its nuances ring,
and let each find its place inside your own mind, until they say what they will say.

Love each word for its quiet majesty, its unique place under the sun,
holding to one place, with which you will struggle to find another to entwine.
To capture a feeling, an ideal, a bit of memory on parade, sad or fun,
and bind it into a story as it were, to share with anyone who reads those lines.

Let the words fill you, find your center, and they will write the poem with your pen,
and along the way you will discover their magic growing softly in you.
Don’t I say write for others, but only for yourself, for that is what a poets been,
a vessel holding the magic, and as surprised and in wonder as the reader in review.

Be not afraid to try, for along the way, they will rise in you and flow,
into forms and shape your thoughts with gentle care, sweet partnership.
Open your heart and soul, and let the words so softly take control and go,
and along the way, you will discover that you too have authorship.

It is your heart, your trials and tribulations, your life that make the words,
and it is your soul that will shape them into the poems, a part of you.
Let them fly as they will like to heights you can not reach, your verbal birds,
flying across the sky of a world only you have ever seen or know as you do!

Trikebuilder
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All Rights Reserved
01/24/04

Thank You Trikebuilder


1 posted on 01/28/2004 9:53:03 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: All
~ Links to all threads.

The Dragon Flies' Lair ~ Thread I
The Dragon Flies' Lair ~ Thread II
The Dragon Flies' Lair ~ Thread III
The Dragon Flies' Lair ~ Thread IV
The Dragon Flies' Lair ~ Thread V
The Dragon Flies' Lair ~ Thread VI
The Dragon Flies' Lair ~ Thread VII

2 posted on 01/28/2004 9:55:26 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; Colonel_Flagg; Trikebuilder; *Conspiracy; radu; Darksheare; Darkchylde; ..
New Thread Everyone

3 posted on 01/28/2004 9:58:47 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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To: All
~ The Dragon Flies' Lair was first posted on August 27, 2003. ~

~A place to write a few lines of poetry.~

4 posted on 01/28/2004 10:07:05 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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To: Trikebuilder
Trike,

I am so pleased with your description of poetry that I have added it to our opening page.

Thank You Trike.
5 posted on 01/28/2004 10:11:08 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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To: bentfeather
Memories

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine

Quiet thought come floating down
And settle softly to the ground
Like golden autumn leaves around my feet
I touched them and they burst apart with sweet memories,
Sweet memories

Of holding hands and red bouquets
And twilight trimmed in purple haze
And laughing eyes and simple ways
And quiet nights and gentle days with you

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine,
Memories, memories, sweet memories

bill strange - scott davis

6 posted on 01/28/2004 10:11:19 PM PST by SAMWolf (I am McMahon of Borg. You may already be assimilated.)
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To: SAMWolf
Thank You Sam for the beautiful poem for our VIII issue of The Dragon Flies Lair.

7 posted on 01/28/2004 10:14:36 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Sorry ConspiracyGuy, I miss named you in my ping to you for the new thread.
8 posted on 01/28/2004 10:22:03 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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Good night Poets of The Dragon Flies' Lair
~ Dream a Little ~ Love a Lot~
If you wish click the feathers...
Phil Collins~ Do You Remember

9 posted on 01/28/2004 10:31:29 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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Happy Birthday
Ramona Jean!

10 posted on 01/28/2004 10:56:44 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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To: bentfeather
No problem. I can't read well anyway.

CG
11 posted on 01/29/2004 4:48:22 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (I fired my outsourced poster due to poor quality.)
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To: SAMWolf; Conspiracy Guy; snippy_about_it; Colonel_Flagg; radu; Darksheare; Darkchylde; ...

Good morning everyone!
Happy Birthday to my #1 daughter, Ramona Jean!

12 posted on 01/29/2004 7:00:16 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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To: bentfeather
Moved on me, eh?
13 posted on 01/29/2004 7:14:14 AM PST by Darksheare (Responsible for killing more threads than anyone else. Considered armed & weird. Use caution.)
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To: Darksheare
Yes, sneak move in the night! LOL

You have lots of snow? We have about 8 to 10 inches here from yesterday?
14 posted on 01/29/2004 7:16:13 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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To: bentfeather
We had almost a foot, but it kinda compacted and congealed down into an icy glop that covers everything.
Thankfully, it was almost entirely shoveled off before it congealed where we don't need it.
15 posted on 01/29/2004 7:25:09 AM PST by Darksheare (Responsible for killing more threads than anyone else. Considered armed & weird. Use caution.)
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To: SAMWolf; bentfeather; Colonel_Flagg; Darksheare; All


we have wonderful memories to last a lifetime
yet, there are still many more to create and share
i don't want to live on memories alone
i want to make new ones with you everyday


Snippy about it 1.29.2004

16 posted on 01/29/2004 7:41:07 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; All
My memory bank is built day by day
whether you are near
or far away
I hold you in my heart
each and every day
forever we shall shape
our love this way...

To be near you would be ideal
... to look into your eyes
to touch and to feel
your bearded morning face
and see your sleep rumbled
hair would be a grand treasure
trove, one that I can bare

I loved you yesterday
I love you today
I'll love you tomorrow
for me there is no other way...

bentfeather
01/29/04


17 posted on 01/29/2004 7:56:28 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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To: bentfeather
Oh feather that's lovely. I wish I had written it. ;-)
18 posted on 01/29/2004 7:59:00 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
Your work is lovely snippy, I wanted to compliment your work with a response.
19 posted on 01/29/2004 8:00:51 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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To: bentfeather
Good morning, my friend. :)

This is what I mean when I say "you started it"!

Hope you are well today!
20 posted on 01/29/2004 8:05:43 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Forever is as far as I'll go.")
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Good morning Colonel! LOL
Hope today finds you stronger today than yesterday.

I know it's dang cold your way, but can't do one thing about the weather. :-)

My mother-in-law used to tell me years ago, Smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone. I wonder if she was right?
21 posted on 01/29/2004 8:10:05 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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To: bentfeather
Happy Birthday Ramona Jean!!
22 posted on 01/29/2004 8:15:12 AM PST by SAMWolf (We secretly replaced the dilithium crystals with Folgers crystals...)
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Good Morning Everybody.

You Know The Drill
Click the Pics
Rain

Endless Kiss Sh-Boom

Coffee & Donuts

Michael miserable failureMoore

23 posted on 01/29/2004 8:16:16 AM PST by SAMWolf (We secretly replaced the dilithium crystals with Folgers crystals...)
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If Wishes Were Fishes



If I had any wish
That could come true
I'd wish for one more night
Of holding only you.

If I had one desire
That could be granted
I'd leave you breathless
Somewhat enchanted.

If I could have one gift
From you to me
I would ask you to
Give of yourself freely.

But, I'm not a child
Wishing on stars brightly
Hoping for what you can give me
Holding me in your arms tightly.

I've heard this once
If wishes were fishes
Then everyone would swim
But my desires are wishes.

I don't think wishes come true.

Misty Heart

Michael miserable failureMoore

24 posted on 01/29/2004 8:16:53 AM PST by SAMWolf (We secretly replaced the dilithium crystals with Folgers crystals...)
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To: bentfeather
Thank you. I went for short and sweet but your response has me convinced you can read my mind sometimes. ;-)
25 posted on 01/29/2004 8:17:30 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; bentfeather
It's memory day, two good poems to start the morning.

old memories
stored away
to be brought back
relived
enjoyed
and then stored away again
while we make new memories
to be stored away
brought back
relived
enjoyed
and then stored away again
in an unending cycle

26 posted on 01/29/2004 8:24:28 AM PST by SAMWolf (We secretly replaced the dilithium crystals with Folgers crystals...)
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To: SAMWolf
It's memory day, two good poems to start the morning.

And the third one is a charm. ;-)

27 posted on 01/29/2004 8:30:44 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: SAMWolf
Wow Sam you wrote that in a hurry and it's good!

28 posted on 01/29/2004 8:31:00 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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To: SAMWolf
I don't think wishes come true.

This poor poet. Wishes do indeed come true. Thanks for the poem.

29 posted on 01/29/2004 8:33:25 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
Wishes do indeed come true.

I'm still waiting for mine. My jury is still out on this one.

30 posted on 01/29/2004 8:59:44 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Forever is as far as I'll go.")
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To: Colonel_Flagg
My jury is still out on this one.

You may one day find something or someone that is even better than what you wished for. It can happen. :-)

31 posted on 01/29/2004 9:01:52 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: bentfeather
We hit -30 air temperature this morning. All the schools are out for the day and may not get above zero - high or low - until Sunday.

Cry and you cry alone? I would have said that before I came here. On the nights I cry, I know at least I'm not by myself. :)
32 posted on 01/29/2004 9:01:58 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Forever is as far as I'll go.")
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To: snippy_about_it
I may, yes. But that would take God working in a way with which I am not familiar. Still, you can never say never. :)
33 posted on 01/29/2004 9:03:10 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Forever is as far as I'll go.")
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To: SAMWolf
Thank you for the music today. Keepers!
34 posted on 01/29/2004 9:03:17 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
You just wait and see. Years from now you'll be saying "Snippy was right afterall". :-)

Good morning Colonel.
35 posted on 01/29/2004 9:04:37 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Yeah, we cry together don't we? And write beautiful verse while we sob our hearts out.

Mighty cold out your way, burrrrr!
36 posted on 01/29/2004 9:05:01 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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Brrrrrrr...

The temperature outside is fifteen below
the pager sounds and I must go.

A fire burns and the heat is nice
but the cold turns the hoses and water to ice.



Icicles form and hang from my helmet
and the Red Cross Coffee truck is not here yet.



More and more water is sprayed, its all we can do,
and now the building begins to look like an igloo



Winter firefighting can be extreme to the max
and we chip the ice of the hydrant with an axe.



I find refuge in a building next door
I take my coat of and stand it on the floor.

Slipping a sliding, the streets like a rink
and the cold is making it hard to think



After it's over we finally head back
to a warm fire station and a good sized snack

By David K. 1/29/2004
(aka Johnny Gage
37 posted on 01/29/2004 9:08:01 AM PST by Johnny Gage (God Bless our Firefighters, our Police and our EMS responders)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Forgot you. see previous post.

LOL
38 posted on 01/29/2004 9:10:36 AM PST by Johnny Gage (God Bless our Firefighters, our Police and our EMS responders)
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To: Johnny Gage
Oh Johnny this is most impressive.

Wow the graphics tell the story but your words really send the message home.

Thank You Johnny for your service. Your job is a valiant one.
39 posted on 01/29/2004 9:12:18 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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Hold my breath till I let it go
you will never belong to me
Touch my soul and I'll let you know
written that we weren't to be
I stand alone by the river's flow
regret the thing I wasn't meant to see
Hold my breath, I've let you go
you had never belonged to me
Took my soul, I'll have you know
history now, we cannot be
All alone I watch the river flow
regret this scene you never wished to see
40 posted on 01/29/2004 9:22:45 AM PST by Darksheare (Responsible for killing more threads than anyone else. Considered armed & weird. Use caution.)
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To: Johnny Gage
I've wondered where you got your handle. Now I know. :)

You mean you only had -15 this morning? You're lucky!

41 posted on 01/29/2004 9:29:58 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Forever is as far as I'll go.")
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To: Johnny Gage
Not in terms of your job, of course. I have a number of friends who are firefighters and they tell me it's just miserable in the wintertime.
42 posted on 01/29/2004 9:30:58 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Forever is as far as I'll go.")
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To: Colonel_Flagg
My thermometer said -15 this a.m. It's supposed to be colder tonight, and even colder on Friday night.

Yes, I'm an avid "Emergency" fan... hence the nickname.

It is. While I'm not a "full-timer" it's still just as miserable.. LOL
43 posted on 01/29/2004 9:37:56 AM PST by Johnny Gage (God Bless our Firefighters, our Police and our EMS responders)
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To: bentfeather; snippy_about_it

44 posted on 01/29/2004 9:43:22 AM PST by SAMWolf (We secretly replaced the dilithium crystals with Folgers crystals...)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
I had a friend who used to tell me

"Wish in one hand and crap in the other. See which one fills up first"

He sort of had a crappy outlook on life.

Wishing is one of the things that makes us human and sometimes is a great motivator.

45 posted on 01/29/2004 9:47:04 AM PST by SAMWolf (We secretly replaced the dilithium crystals with Folgers crystals...)
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To: Johnny Gage
Good job, Johnny!
46 posted on 01/29/2004 9:48:21 AM PST by SAMWolf (We secretly replaced the dilithium crystals with Folgers crystals...)
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To: Darksheare
Hold my breath
hold my heart
these two things
shall never part..
47 posted on 01/29/2004 9:51:52 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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To: bentfeather
Thanks.
48 posted on 01/29/2004 9:52:42 AM PST by Darksheare (Responsible for killing more threads than anyone else. Considered armed & weird. Use caution.)
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To: bentfeather; All

Hi MONA
Are you lurking!!??
Love You!!
MOM!!

49 posted on 01/29/2004 9:57:29 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry ~)
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To: bentfeather
Yes, I tried to sneak that in there unnoticed..
50 posted on 01/29/2004 9:59:19 AM PST by Darksheare (Responsible for killing more threads than anyone else. Considered armed & weird. Use caution.)
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