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Message 1301636 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 11:45:41 UTC

Jar of smiles and a secret box


In my secret box
I've got a jar of smiles.
I stack them up
as I live my miles.

In my thoughts there is a song
and as I sing it silently,
nothing goes wrong
and I laugh quietly.

In my head I've got
my own secret box
and as I walk my miles,
I discover I'm one big paradox.


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Message 1301702 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 15:45:36 UTC
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Today


Today I'm flying low and I'm
not saying a word.
I'm letting all the vodoos of ambition sleep.

The world goes on as it must,
the bees in the garden rumbling a little,
the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten.
And so forth.

But I'm taking the day off.
Quiet as a feather.
I hardly move though really I'm traveling
a terrific distance.

Stillness. One of the doors
into the temple.

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Mary Oliver,
"A Thousand Mornings"
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Message 1302555 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 18:54:03 UTC

Reincarnation


In light and timeless,
we choose our own identity.
Integrated in all its cells
and in full emotion can tell.

Move in energy, knowledge
and skills of a genius.
Holographic visible,
communicative understandable.

Full with solutions
that everyone will tolerate.
Heavenly spheres recognized
and known by experience.


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Message 1304054 - Posted: 9 Nov 2012, 16:56:11 UTC

"Three Hundred Years"

three hundred years from now
i'll come back home
for one last time
to see if what was built to last
has lasted
i'll look at where we walked
my long gone friends and i
i'll think of those old days
three centuries long gone by
i wonder what they'd think
if they could see me then
three hundred years from now
when i come here again.

(2012 db michel)


(From a dream...or something)
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Message 1304136 - Posted: 9 Nov 2012, 18:58:11 UTC

Can delight


As a candle burning
in the night,
they're longing the night
to illuminate romance
on the faces to fade
hard lines in a shade
of her passion.

The Eternal Flame.

Timeless is her name,
Romance...


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Message 1304422 - Posted: 10 Nov 2012, 11:52:50 UTC

The real name


First you call it magic
'cause you never felt so light.
You're seeing right through it,
blind for the second sight.

After many daydreams,
you're getting your first kiss.
Now it's called love,
at least you think it is.

It lasts a little while
before you call it doubt.
This isn't what you thought it was.
You're falling off your cloud.

Then you call it a piece,
a piece of a broken heart.
Now you're back on the ground,
ready for a brand new start.


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Message 1304762 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 2:15:35 UTC

Cardboard City


Cardboad City residency.
Life-style graced with difficulty.
Always ready for new vistas.
Jobs, aplenty, as baristas.

They are found in inner-city;
clustered, for our scorn and pity.
Favorite places under bridge-spans,
housing teachers, cabbies, dead-pans.

Making do with what they garner.
Sterno-heat, in winter, warmer.
Send their kids to local schools.
Food-stamps, pantries, go by rules.

Making sure that they will vote.
For their children's future, hope.

* * *

j. r. martin
23 Octobe 2012

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Message 1305014 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 18:54:02 UTC

I will always be me


I always wanted
to be someone else.
To be everything I was not.
I was not happy with
all the things I got.

I wanted a new life,
one world I've made
but every time I tried to change
I made the same mistake.

I was stupid
and I wouldn't see.
I finally found out
what was wrong with me.

I was not good enough.
I was not good as myself.
I was a stupid girl
and I was a fool.

Now I've learned
and now I'm free.
I will never change
and always be me.


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Message 1305029 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 19:25:49 UTC - in response to Message 1305014.
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Julie -- For once, you're wrong. Continue to use your
unique perspective on life, to help enrich others'.

jim
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Message 1305035 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 19:34:07 UTC

I think Julie is just fine ....

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Message 1305328 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 11:23:53 UTC

Thanx Chris:)
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Message 1305334 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 11:37:15 UTC - in response to Message 1305035.

And, I'm glad that you're fine, as well, Julie. You had me concerned
for awhile, never-the-less. :o)

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Message 1305416 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 17:43:28 UTC

No need for concern, Jim:)
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Message 1305465 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 18:59:27 UTC - in response to Message 1305416.

Even though I'm a new-comer to your Seti Cafe, Julie, I do have
developed some good attachments to you good folks.

I look forward to continuing on, with everyone, into the Seti sunset,
when we should meet even more interesting folks in the Milky Way.

(This could provide grist for a poem, Julie. You, first?) ;o)


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Message 1305469 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 19:03:43 UTC - in response to Message 1305465.

Even though I'm a new-comer to your Seti Cafe, Julie, I do have
developed some good attachments to you good folks.

I look forward to continuing on, with everyone, into the Seti sunset,
when we should meet even more interesting folks in the Milky Way.

(This could provide grist for a poem, Julie. You, first?) ;o)




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Message 1305571 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 22:03:49 UTC - in response to Message 1305469.

Julie -- If I may assist (This is fun.) . . .


SETI Sun-Set


When the day fades, quite away,
and LGM have said, "Hello!" --
When we've sent our best, their way,
and speak a language we all know --

When technologies unite,
and arts have blossomed, quite anew --
When priorities seem right,
and all do prosper, not the few --

When relationships appear,
and new-found friends are common-place --
When sports-events are not quite near,
and children set another pace --

Then, we'll lift ou glasses, high --
let toasts and cheers to SETI, fly.


* * *

j. r. martin
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Message 1305579 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 22:10:57 UTC

Very nice Jim.

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Message 1305778 - Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 12:24:42 UTC - in response to Message 1305579.

Very nice Jim.


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Message 1305797 - Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 19:19:35 UTC - in response to Message 1305778.
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A bow, to you all . . .


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Message 1305798 - Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 19:27:09 UTC

Question: Can "left-justification" be over-ruled, in favor of,
say, vertical center?

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