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~The Dragon Flies' Lair~Thread XII~
May 14, 2004 | bentfeather and poets of The Lair

Posted on 05/13/2004 10:02:02 PM PDT 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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~The Dragon Flies' Lair's first posting was August 27, 2003 ~

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

~ 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
The Dragon Flies' Lair ~ Thread VIII
The Dragon Flies' Lair ~ Thread IX
The Dragon Flies' Lair ~ Thread X
The Dragon Flies' Lair ~ Thread XI


1 posted on 05/13/2004 10:02:03 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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New Thread

2 posted on 05/13/2004 10:05:10 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: Darksheare

Here ya go Darksheare, same place - my back yard.

3 posted on 05/13/2004 10:10:47 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: KangarooJacqui

New thread Jacqui.


4 posted on 05/13/2004 10:18:07 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: All

Where The Knights of Glen Gaul Way play.

5 posted on 05/13/2004 10:22:01 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: SAMWolf; All

~Cher~Do You Believe~

6 posted on 05/13/2004 10:28:36 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: All

~Swing Out Sister~Twilight World~

7 posted on 05/13/2004 10:34:46 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: All

Good night poets.
~Dream a little ~ Love a lot~

8 posted on 05/13/2004 10:39:14 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: bentfeather

Cheers, bentfeather. I love your work. :-)


9 posted on 05/13/2004 11:05:24 PM PDT by KangarooJacqui (Australia.... halfway down the slippery slide to socialism - observe our deeds, and beware!)
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To: bentfeather

You need to add XII to the title. :-)


10 posted on 05/13/2004 11:20:18 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Vengence is mine says the Lord, but I'm busy, so I sent the US Marines.)
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To: bentfeather; All
For posterity. The link in the opening for XI didn't work so here is a good link.

Thread XI link

11 posted on 05/13/2004 11:51:57 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: bentfeather

Thanks for the new thread tonight. Caught you off guard didn't it? LOL. I have three more minutes before midnight out here to post the Foxhole for Friday. Good night feather, I enjoyed my time at the Lair today, I've missed that cuz we've been so busy.


12 posted on 05/13/2004 11:58:06 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: bentfeather

Morning!

New Thread

The sleeve had opened on the seam,
But still the cloth was good.
Oh well this shirt is ten years old,
But fix it, yes I should.
I get the needle, look around,
And try to clear my head.
What else was there I needed here,
Oh yes I know, New Thread.

Conspiracy Guy 5/14/2004


13 posted on 05/14/2004 4:34:12 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Proudly not proofreading since Jan 1954.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy; Old Sarge; bentfeather; Colonel_Flagg; All
The Anteater

By Shel Silverstein

"A genuine anteater,"
The pet man told me dad.
Turned out, it was an aunt eater,
And now my uncle's mad!

Bear In There

by Shel Silverstein

There's a Polar Bear
In our Frigidaire--
He likes it 'cause it's cold in there.
With his seat in the meat
And his face in the fish
And his big hairy paws
In the buttery dish,
He's nibbling the noodles,
He's munching the rice,
He's slurping the soda,
He's licking the ice.
And he lets out a roar
If you open the door.
And it gives me a scare
To know he's in there--
That Polary Bear
In our Fridgitydaire.


14 posted on 05/14/2004 5:31:44 AM PDT by StarCMC (Please pray for the 2/7 Marines and Josh.)
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To: StarCMC

Morning StarCMC


15 posted on 05/14/2004 6:05:54 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Proudly not proofreading since Jan 1954.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Good morning CG!! What's shakin'?


16 posted on 05/14/2004 6:17:32 AM PDT by StarCMC (Please pray for the 2/7 Marines and Josh.)
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To: StarCMC



Me and Laura Earl are always happening. Punch toast at reception. I hate being a Baptist.
17 posted on 05/14/2004 6:21:19 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Proudly not proofreading since Jan 1954.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Punch toast at reception. I hate being a Baptist.

I almost fell off the couch when I read that -- I can SOOOOOOOOO relate!! No dancin', no drinkin'. We had a cake and punch reception in the church basement. Everyone wondered why I didn't want a sit down dinner!! I wanted to get on the plane and have a DRINK!!! LOL!!

18 posted on 05/14/2004 6:23:34 AM PDT by StarCMC (Please pray for the 2/7 Marines and Josh.)
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To: StarCMC

My cooler was in my getaway vehicle.


19 posted on 05/14/2004 6:26:14 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Proudly not proofreading since Jan 1954.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

LOL!!! That was my FIL's car -- that would have taken some doing!! He he he!! SOunds like a James Bond thing -- was the cooler in your console??


20 posted on 05/14/2004 6:27:45 AM PDT by StarCMC (Please pray for the 2/7 Marines and Josh.)
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To: StarCMC

We used my Bright Yellow Ford truck for a nice Redneck effect. The cooler was in the extended cab area behind the driver's seat.


21 posted on 05/14/2004 6:30:59 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Proudly not proofreading since Jan 1954.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Ya gotta do what ya gotta do! He he he! I love it!


22 posted on 05/14/2004 6:34:54 AM PDT by StarCMC (Please pray for the 2/7 Marines and Josh.)
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Good Morning Everybody.

You Know The Drill
Click the Pics
Lost

Fever Thrill Molly

Coffee & Donuts

Johnmiserable failureKerry

23 posted on 05/14/2004 6:37:21 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Vengence is mine says the Lord, but I'm busy, so I sent the US Marines.)
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Standing At The Door



Standing at the door,
dog tags in hand.
About to tell
a loved one about
their loss.

Thinking of how
it could have been me.
Wondering how they
will react.

Reaching up
with heavy hand,
I knock on the door.

Waiting nervously,
I prepare myself
for what's to come.

Wishing anxiously
someone else had come.
Wanting desperately
not to have to
deliver such news.

He gave his life
for this country
that he loved.

Dying so suddenly
without warning.
He never got to say
"Goodbye, my love."

Sadly thinking
how to treat
the wounds
I'm sure to inflict.

Praying for peace
and getting only
a saddened heart.

The only tribute
I can give
is this poem.

His memory
will never fade
from my mind.

His lust
for life
never replaced.

His joy
in his family
and his friends,
never forgotten.

He will
live on
'till the end of time.

He is
one of us,
the unforgotten vet.

epoet

Johnmiserable failureKerry

24 posted on 05/14/2004 6:38:03 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Vengence is mine says the Lord, but I'm busy, so I sent the US Marines.)
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To: StarCMC

I was both a Boy Scout and in the USAF SAC. I am always prepared.


25 posted on 05/14/2004 6:41:10 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Proudly not proofreading since Jan 1954.)
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To: SAMWolf

Very true.


26 posted on 05/14/2004 6:56:18 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Proudly not proofreading since Jan 1954.)
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To: bentfeather

Backyard sans tree and storm tossed branches.
That was weird yesterday, we were supposed to get the same storm that hit you up north of me, but nothing happened.

I don't have to worry about the furniture attacking, do I?


27 posted on 05/14/2004 7:34:52 AM PDT by Darksheare (Bretheren & Sisteren In Chaos Inc, LLC "We're All About Bad Ideas!")
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Good morning everyone!
I thought it was about time I showed my face-gee I am late today.

28 posted on 05/14/2004 7:37:02 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: Darksheare

Morning Darksheare!

The storm yesterday was heavy rain but no wind. I don't think you have to worry about flying trees or chairs!


29 posted on 05/14/2004 7:40:41 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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Good morning, all! Happy Friday!

Doubt
Sarah Teasdale

My soul lives in my body's house,
And you have both the house and her --
But sometimes she is less your own
Than a wild, gay adventurer;
A restless and an eager wraith,
How can I tell what she will do --
Oh, I am sure of my body's faith,
But what if my soul broke faith with you?

30 posted on 05/14/2004 7:46:40 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: SAMWolf

Good morning Sam.

Thanks for coffee, donuts, tunes, and poetry.


31 posted on 05/14/2004 7:50:51 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: StarCMC
Good morning, Star!

Wonderful Silverstein selection today! I like writing that kind of poetry whem my muse is working right. I haven't been around long enough to claim a "Best of Colonel" collection, but I did enjoy writing this one:

Sewer Trouble

I think that I shall never smell
An odor, rank as that which fell
Into my nostrils early on
A Saturday, my free time gone.

It wasn't like I had the chance
To do home things which would enhance
And clamor for attention then,
To shovel snow and clean my den.

Mop in hand, and bucket trailing
I trudged downstairs and started flailing
Soaking up and wringing out
And hoping nothing else would spout.

The sewer man arrived with glee
"A weekend callout", cackled he.
In no time flat, a motor whirring
Was snaking down, tree roots disturbing.

The glop that surfaced had a sheen
And earthy scent that made me green.
As I looked at my basement miter,
He said, "Let's make your wallet lighter."

One hundred thirty dollars passed
From hand to hand, and then at last
I turned back to the chore at hand
My trusty mop at my command.

The carpet, soaked, lay just beside
Darned near rolled up my dog inside
My daughter stomped into the puddle
She wore no shoes, another muddle.

But then at last, the job was done
My legs and back ache now as one
Kids can be cleaned and floors can dry
But sewer trouble makes me cry.

2/22/04

32 posted on 05/14/2004 7:51:46 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Morning Colonel Flagg.

Good one from Sarah Teasdale this morning.


33 posted on 05/14/2004 7:52:47 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Vengence is mine says the Lord, but I'm busy, so I sent the US Marines.)
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To: bentfeather

You're welcome Feather. :-)


34 posted on 05/14/2004 7:53:22 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Vengence is mine says the Lord, but I'm busy, so I sent the US Marines.)
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To: KangarooJacqui

Hi Jacqui, thank you. Nice to see you.


35 posted on 05/14/2004 7:54:12 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Happy Friday to you Colonel. Nice you have brought Sarah with you today. :-)


36 posted on 05/14/2004 7:55:59 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

LOL!! That's GREAT!!!


37 posted on 05/14/2004 7:57:54 AM PDT by StarCMC (Please pray for the 2/7 Marines and Josh.)
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To: snippy_about_it

Morning Snippy!! Thanks for adding the workable link. I was working fast and furious to post the thread and thought the one I posted worked. Oh well. I forgot to add the Thread number too. oooops


38 posted on 05/14/2004 7:59:23 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: StarCMC

Good morning, Good Humour Lady!!

Love the poems.


39 posted on 05/14/2004 8:01:06 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: bentfeather

I wrote you a New Thread Poem.


40 posted on 05/14/2004 8:02:12 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Proudly not proofreading since Jan 1954.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl

Hi you two! So nice to see the Bride and Groom on the new thread.


41 posted on 05/14/2004 8:02:31 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Hiya CG I did see that. Was just getting to thank you for it. Very nice.


42 posted on 05/14/2004 8:04:26 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: bentfeather

Some days, she goes where I go! How are you today?


43 posted on 05/14/2004 8:04:58 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: KangarooJacqui

Hello, Jacqui! :)


44 posted on 05/14/2004 8:05:48 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: StarCMC

Thank you! NicknamedBob is the master of that kind of work, though. I usually write the sappy stuff :)


45 posted on 05/14/2004 8:07:01 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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Sewer Trouble


LOL I remember this one!! I think NicknamedBob had some sewer problems that same weekend.


46 posted on 05/14/2004 8:08:04 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: bentfeather

Hi


47 posted on 05/14/2004 8:08:59 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Proudly not proofreading since Jan 1954.)
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To: bentfeather

Old Shirt, New Thread!


48 posted on 05/14/2004 8:09:30 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Proudly not proofreading since Jan 1954.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Doing well thank you. Had to really fight to wake up today, I was over tired and had trouble getting to sleep. Once in the arms of whom ever holds us, I went into my coma sleep. LOL


49 posted on 05/14/2004 8:10:54 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: bentfeather

I don't remember all the circumstances, but I sure do remember paying for them. Ugh. :)


50 posted on 05/14/2004 8:11:10 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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