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~The Dragon Flies' Lair IX~
February 14, 2004 | bentfeather, Poets of The Dragon Flies' Lair

Posted on 02/14/2004 5:40:25 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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1 posted on 02/14/2004 5:40:26 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; radu; Colonel_Flagg; Old Sarge; Darksheare; Darkchylde; Conspiracy Guy; ..
New Thread everyone!

2 posted on 02/14/2004 5:43:03 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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To: bentfeather
Congrats on the ninth thread, Madam.
3 posted on 02/14/2004 5:45:35 PM PST by Old Sarge
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To: bentfeather
Yippee. #9 #9 #9
4 posted on 02/14/2004 5:47:15 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: bentfeather
YAY!!! Number 9!!
5 posted on 02/14/2004 5:50:56 PM PST by SAMWolf (Incontinence Hotline, please hold.)
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To: Old Sarge

Good evening Sarge.
My Valentine
If you wish...

6 posted on 02/14/2004 6:01:35 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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Thanks so much for all the encouragement you have given me over the months of The Lair's life. I appreciate you all so much.

My Valentine all of you.

7 posted on 02/14/2004 6:07:54 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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To: bentfeather
A Valentine.

The only Valentine I have received today - from anyone, IRL or virtual.

Double rations for you, Feathers:

And something special and unique for the night:


8 posted on 02/14/2004 6:10:35 PM PST by Old Sarge
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To: bentfeather
My Valentine all of you.

Awwww. You're so sweet. Thank you for giving us a place to be a little free and light hearted while enjoying plenty of good writing, music and "dancing".

Best of all, is the company we all keep here.

9 posted on 02/14/2004 6:10:42 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: bentfeather
No thank you for keeping a poetry thread going at FR.
10 posted on 02/14/2004 6:10:48 PM PST by SAMWolf (Incontinence Hotline, please hold.)
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To: Old Sarge
Thank you so much for the gorgeous roses. The dancers are wonderful, thank you.

Here in The Lair and FR in general are the Valentine greetings I have received, too.
11 posted on 02/14/2004 6:16:26 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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My Valentine - Martina McBride (song posted by feather above)

If there were no words
No way to speak
I would still hear you

If there were no tears
No way to feel inside
I'd still feel for you

And even if the sun refuse to shine
Even if romance ran out of rhyme
You would still have my heart
Until the end of time
You're all i need
My love, my valentine

All of my life
I have been waiting for
All you give to me
You've opened my eyes
And showed me how to love unselfishly

I've dreamed of this a thousand times before
In my dreams i couldnt love you more
I will give you my heart
Until the end of time
You're all i need
My love, my valentine

La da da
Da da da da

And even if the sun refuse to shine
Even if romance ran out of rhyme
You would still have my heart
Until the end of time
Cuz all i need
Is you, my valentine

You're all i need
My love, my valentine
12 posted on 02/14/2004 6:17:21 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Thank you snippy for posting the lyrics to My Valentine.

I think this is one of the most beautiful Valentine songs I've ever heard.
13 posted on 02/14/2004 6:19:28 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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~Strangers In the Night~Frank Sinatra~

14 posted on 02/14/2004 6:31:00 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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To: bentfeather
Here in The Lair and FR in general are the Valentine greetings I have received, too.

I think that's cruel...

15 posted on 02/14/2004 6:41:38 PM PST by Old Sarge
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To: Old Sarge
That's life. I have to accept it on life's terms.
16 posted on 02/14/2004 7:02:35 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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To: Old Sarge; All

~Clay Aiken~ I Will Be Here~

17 posted on 02/14/2004 7:29:36 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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To: bentfeather
It'll have to wait until I get home, Feathers: can't hear the music on watch.

But thank you, I know why you do it.
18 posted on 02/14/2004 7:45:24 PM PST by Old Sarge
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To: Old Sarge
Oh sure Sarge, that's cool. :-)
19 posted on 02/14/2004 7:47:27 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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To: bentfeather
I'm headed out now. Relief's arrived, and an hour's drive and I'll be home - there, and here.

Dance later, Feathers? If you're up, that is...

If you're not, then dream...
20 posted on 02/14/2004 7:51:33 PM PST by Old Sarge
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To: bentfeather
poem 1 for thought.
Trike


Where Are We At?

I remember an America different then today,
where children laughed and life went on.
Now its shifting into paths with high tolls to pay,
where we are no longer free, just pro or con!

Rights slip away like ice melting in the sun,
where respect is litigated, and too many loop holes arise.
We can’t seem to hold them, just watching as they run,
and along the way we lose, and America slowly dies.

God is banned as if He were evil, and to the left He is,
the final judgement scares them so, they reject Him for us all.
His words are belittled, and lost in jangling rhetoric whiz,
Values taught are soon forgot as long as life can be a ball.

Country means less now, so many expect it to always be the same,
patriotic fervor is replaced by MTV and NFL.
And yet they miss the fact its nearly gone, except in tattered name,
apathy, the saddest death, for no one cares to see its hell.

Everything is tainted with race, this to make it better they say,
as somehow one had the right to not be offended over any other right.
Lawsuits and media and stories of half truths the cards they play,
and America becomes less each time that truth takes off the night!

Marriage is being warped into something only the left could respect,
and sad to say the price we’ll pay is the loss of all we’ve been.
Too many say they are standing for America, yet we’re getting decked,
and what we have is but a shadow of what we once were back then.

Forty years of madness, and the left has won them all,
and things are looking bad, and no one gathers to fight for our rights.
Cause we’re all glued to TV sets to watch which Survivor falls,
and America is going away and without a single fight.

Stand if your American, and if the Bill of Rights is yours,
take back that which once was yours, and keep it in the light.
Fight the left and win this one, or these will be conquered shores,
and we will pass away, far from Freedom’s guiding sight.

21 posted on 02/14/2004 9:14:52 PM PST by Trikebuilder (We know the path they walk, and pray each step for them, till home they come to us.)
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To: bentfeather
poem 2, for love.
Trike

You My Love

You have seen me at my less then best,
and still you gently hold me near.
and even seen me deep in private memories test,
and amid my fear, held me till they passed so near.

My broken bones and surgeries at a fast pace,
and all the dings and dents to hand.
You handled them with amazing grace,
and seemed to perhaps even understand.

I would give you all the world,
if I but knew the way to do it all for you.
I can’t, and that hurt within my heart is hurled,
into the dark places where I keep it subdued.

I give instead the limits of all my soul can feel,
and try to do better along the path we share.
Loving you without restrain or hidden from the real,
I call it out to every star above, no gold could be so fair.
22 posted on 02/14/2004 9:16:22 PM PST by Trikebuilder (We know the path they walk, and pray each step for them, till home they come to us.)
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Hi Trike, thank you for two beautiful poems.

Trusting your body is healing and your pain is lessening.

23 posted on 02/14/2004 9:20:54 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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To: bentfeather
Well, happy 15th of February, Madam...
24 posted on 02/14/2004 9:31:10 PM PST by Old Sarge
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Good Sunday morning to everyone.

25 posted on 02/15/2004 6:47:37 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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Good morning to all!

A quiet Suday so far. I hope everyone ate lots of candy yesterday. Then I won't feel so bad for having done it myself :)
26 posted on 02/15/2004 7:03:47 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Forever is as far as I'll go.")
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To: Colonel_Flagg
I hope everyone ate lots of candy yesterday. Then I won't feel so bad for having done it myself :)

Good morning Colonel. I didn't have any but I still had a wonderful day. :-)

We missed you around here.

27 posted on 02/15/2004 7:12:16 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Good morning Colonel. No candy for me yesterday but glad you had some.

We have a beautiful sunny morning in The Empire State, and a temp of 10F.

Trust you are getting stronger with each new day.
28 posted on 02/15/2004 7:12:54 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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To: All
Hold within your arms a sun
And let it smile and wish you well.
Play with it, and when you're done,
Put it where you'll never tell.
Your sun will smile just for you,
Being yours, and yours alone,
Inside your palace, out of view,
Resting in a place unknown.
The sun we wish for you is bright,
Happy doing what suns will:
Daring to hold off the night
As loves and dreams your future fill,
Your cares caress and sorrows still.

Nicholas Gordon
29 posted on 02/15/2004 7:26:56 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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To: bentfeather
Butterflight:

Soar on the wings of eagles? Or dragonflies? No, not.
The luna moth of Doctor's fame must never be forgot.
I'd choose a butterfly for me, to dance about the day,
My mini-bucking bronco, fluttering each and every way.

It would be fascinating, to hiccup as we glide,
And dusting flakes of rainbow onto people as we ride.
The butterfly, a gentle soul, seeking sweetest nectar,
Daintly dipping in to sip, I think we all respect her.

And children would be looking up, and laughing as we go,
And grown-ups too, would shyly smile, enjoying us also.
I'd carry along wind chimes, like sleigh bells for the sun,
The tinkling music fills the air behind us when we're done.

What else could I take along? Some perfumes for the nose?
I'd spread them out, as we flutter about, and fill the air with Rose.
And Lilac, other sweetness, to sprinkle as we fly,
'Til dogs would all be sneezing, and smile as we go by.

And if your spirits lifted from the turbulence of my wake,
I hope you understand it was exactly for that's sake.
One day perhaps we all can laugh, and love, and sigh,
In spirit-lifting loveliness, 'til all of time goes by.


30 posted on 02/15/2004 7:27:02 AM PST by NicknamedBob (Okay, Did I check my spelling? Any grammatical errors? OMG, did I post to the right person? Hmm.....)
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To: NicknamedBob

Welcome to The Lair BOB.
Butterflight:
What a beautiful poem you have posted for us, thank you.

31 posted on 02/15/2004 7:37:06 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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To: Old Sarge
Good morning Sarge! I'm a little late in responding to you, alas I crashed. LOL

Wishing you a satisfactory day friend.
32 posted on 02/15/2004 7:41:26 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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Good Morning Everybody.

You Know The Drill
Click the Pics
Mandy

Concerto magic Find

Coffee & Donuts

Michael miserable failureMoore

33 posted on 02/15/2004 8:31:06 AM PST by SAMWolf (Incontinence Hotline, please hold.)
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Morning at the Window



They are rattling breakfast plates in basement kitchens,
And along the trampled edges of the street
I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids
Sprouting despondently at area gates.

The brown waves of fog toss up to me
Twisted faces from the bottom of the street,
And tear from a passer-by with muddy skirts
An aimless smile that hovers in the air
And vanishes along the level of the roofs.

T S Eliot

Michael miserable failureMoore

34 posted on 02/15/2004 8:31:38 AM PST by SAMWolf (Incontinence Hotline, please hold.)
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To: SAMWolf
Good morning Sam!!

"Morning at the Window", a little different, I guess, but none the less, interesting. Wonderful graphic.

Listening to the tunes, some I've not heard in a good while. Nice to hear them again.

35 posted on 02/15/2004 8:45:43 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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To: bentfeather
Not a T.S. Eliot fan, I liked the picture though :-)
36 posted on 02/15/2004 9:05:40 AM PST by SAMWolf (Incontinence Hotline, please hold.)
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To: SAMWolf
The picture is good the poem confusing but the music is great!
37 posted on 02/15/2004 9:59:04 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: bentfeather
*shriek*
New thread!!!
38 posted on 02/15/2004 10:35:34 AM PST by Darksheare (This tagline manufactured in a fourth world sweatshop. More available for half price, 1/4th quality.)
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To: Darksheare
Yeah, sure is Darksheare, we filled the last one fast.

It's wonderful isn't it??

How are you today??

Be careful now you don't bump into the new furniture! LOL
39 posted on 02/15/2004 10:38:44 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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To: Darksheare

Here we are Darksheare same place!

40 posted on 02/15/2004 10:42:02 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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Making love on Mars and Venus
in the morning
a lovely irony...

I need making war
and who could tell
the difference
between love and war...

My powder is always dry
this is one battle I will not lose
you are contest enough for me...

bentfeather ©
02/03


41 posted on 02/15/2004 10:50:07 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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To: bentfeather
Already stubbed me toes on the furniture.
I'll get used to it.
*chuckles*
42 posted on 02/15/2004 10:51:21 AM PST by Darksheare (This tagline manufactured in a fourth world sweatshop. More available for half price, 1/4th quality.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Hello, COL.

Yesterday was a day like any other on the calendar.
43 posted on 02/15/2004 12:07:24 PM PST by Old Sarge
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Heaped in White Dust

Monarchs shimmering 
in afternoon shadows
Hummingbirds and quiet black-eyed susans
laced in sleep
tinkling one heart
stealing my love
our desire heaped in white dust

bentfeather


44 posted on 02/15/2004 2:06:12 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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Shall we tour the planets,
you and I?
brushing the mists as around
and about we fly?

From the abyss of The Void
we speed, toward the home
and hearth, and every loving deed.

First at Pluto
and sister Charon,
dark and cold
like the absence of love.

Ghostly Neptune passes by,
Sea-king's namesake.
Uranus, the Sky-King,
wanders alone.

Lorldy Saturn, next,
golden belt about
his baronial girth.

And the Jovian Giant,
His retinue dances with us,
bountiful and plenty.

And now, we dance again,
the children of the lost brother
spinning slowly
in the night.

You spoke of Mars?
Behold the Warbringer,
red with wrath
or passion, you think?
Spear and shield
shaken and shiver.

Now a vastness we pass by
you think it's amiss?
then cast your eye

on Venus, the Lovebringer
shrouded in cloud
like the robe you cover
your lovliness in.

And farther yet,
warmer still than love
spins messenger Mercury,
blazing in his flight.

Faster and heated
now wings our flight
as the Sun's awesome power
drives back the night.

Winging 'round the star
flames beneath our pinions
we soar back to the dark,
but eyes looking toward the Gem.

Yes, that jewel in the void,
blue, green, and white,
She of many names,
Gaia, Arda, Terra Firma,
Ours, and Love's first home.


45 posted on 02/15/2004 2:16:12 PM PST by Old Sarge
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To: bentfeather
Hold within your arms a sun


That is a sweet little poem, thanks feather.
46 posted on 02/15/2004 2:57:38 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: NicknamedBob; bentfeather
'Til dogs would all be sneezing, and smile as we go by.

I like that line, it's so cute. Good poem. Thanks and welcome to The Dragon Flies' Lair.

47 posted on 02/15/2004 3:02:33 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Yes, very quiet so far.
So far.
*looks over shoulder*
48 posted on 02/15/2004 5:16:27 PM PST by Darksheare (Thsi tagline manufactured in a fourth world sweatshop. More available for half price, 1/4th quality.)
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To: Old Sarge; All
All aboard the Star Land Express

All aboard the Star Land Express
loading at launch pad 49
get on the rocket for a night time ride

With you by my side through the
galaxies we glide... zooming through
the asteroid side
a bit bumpy is the ride

Wow, here we come Jupiter,
zip there goes Mars
The Jovian Jewels
in their splendor
move us to gaze
in wide eyed awe
at the wondrous things we saw

We heard the hum as the planets
spun in elliptical orbits wobbling
to and fro and the beauty
that we see in the nebula
yes, it's free, just the two of us
you and me in splendor
at heavens gates
in our Chariots of Fire...

~ Dream a Little ~ Love a Lot ~

bentfeather © 02/15/04


bentfeather
Touch the Chariot of Fire


49 posted on 02/15/2004 8:20:35 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and Party among the stars~)
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To: SAMWolf; bentfeather; snippy_about_it; Darksheare; Colonel_Flagg; Old Sarge
Good morning to all at the Lair!

I hope everyone is doing well. :-)

I see a couple of chok-lit donuts still in the kitchen so I'll just take care of this lil detail. *giggle* "Look mom...no crumbs!"


50 posted on 02/16/2004 12:20:28 AM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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