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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:Forgive me but I can't find a "lovely poems" - thread, must have overseen it... redface



So here's a brand new shiny one smile peace ubbangel



The year 2006 is the year of the deserts (namib, gobbi, etc) - this is creating a certain image and a certain feeling in out hearts and minds... "feeling deserted"..."Loss" of space to live, of "habitat"... ?!?



Therefore - and to stay "juicy" in heart and mind - I'd like to start this thread with this one:



Friendship and Angels



Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86.400. It carries over no balance from day to day, every evening it deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.



What would you do?

Draw out every cent of course!!!

Each of us has such a bank.

It's name is TIME.



Every morning it credits you witch 86.400 seconds.

Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed

to invest. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft.



Each day it opens a new account for you.

Each night it burns the remains of the day.

If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours.

There is no going back.

There is no drawing against the "tomorrow".

You must live in the present on today's deposits.

Invest it so as to get from it the outmost in health, happiness, and success!

The clock is running. Make the most of today... smile



To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.

To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth prematurely.

To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask the person who missed the train.

To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided anaccident.

To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.





Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because youshared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time.

And remember that time waits for no one.

Yesterday is history.

Tomorrow is a mystery.

Today is a gift.

That's why it's called the present!!



Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed.

They make you smile and encourage you to succeed.

They lend you an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us.



Show your friends how much you care.....

Let's show our friends how much we appreciate them and what they mean to us.



HAPPY FRIENDSHIP YEAR!!!!!!!!!! wink



Oooo Some people

.(.....) come into our lifes

...)../ and quickly go...

..(_/





oooO Some people

.(....) become friends

..\..( and stay a while...

...\_)





Leaving beautiful Oooo

footprints on our...(.....)

hearts.....................)../

..............................(_/





oooO and we are

(.....) ~never~

.\...( quite the same

..\_) because we have made a good friend!!!





Yesterday is history.

Tomorrow is a mystery.

Today is a gift.

That's why it's called the present!

Live and savor every moment-it's not a dress rehearsal.



Right Now -



-somebody is very proud of you

-somebody is thinking about you

-somebody is caring about you

-somebody misses you

-somebody wants to talk to you

-somebody wants to be with you

-somebody hopes you aren't in trouble

-somebody is thankful for the support you have provided

-somebody wants to hold your hand

-somebody hopes everything turns out all right

-somebody wants you to be happy

-somebody wants you to find him/her

-somebody is celebrating you success

-somebody wants to give you a gift

-somebody thinks you ARE a gift

-somebody hopes you're not too cold, or too hot

-somebody wants to hug you

-somebody loves you

-somebody admires your strength

-somebody is thinking of you and smiling

-somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on

-somebody wants to go out with you and have lots of fun

-somebody thinks the world of you

-somebody wants to protect you

-somebody would do anything for you

-somebody wants to be forgiven

-somebody is grateful for your forgiveness

-somebody wants to laugh with you

-somebody remembers you and wishes that you were there

-somebody is praising God for you

-somebody needs to know that your love is unconditional

-somebody values your advice

-somebody wants to tell you how much they care

-somebody wants to share their dreams with you

-somebody wants to hold you in their arms

-somebody wants YOU to hold them in your arms

-somebody treasures your spirit

-somebody wishes they could STOP time because of you

-somebody praises God for your friendship and love

-somebody can't wait to see you

-somebody loves you for who you are

-somebody loves the way you make them feel

-somebody wants to be with you

-somebody wants you to know that they are there for you

-somebody's glad that you're his/her friend

-somebody wants to be your friend

-somebody stayed up all night thinking about you

-somebody is alive because of you

-somebody is whishing that you noticed him/her

-somebody wants to get to know you better

-somebody wants to be near you

-somebody misses your advice/guidance

-somebody has faith in you

-somebody trusts you

-somebody needs you to send them this letter

-somebody needs your support

-somebody needs you to have faith in them

-somebody will cry when they read this

-somebody needs you to let them be your friend

-somebody hears a song that reminds them of you...



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Happy New Year and may your best dreams and wishes come true


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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blu_valley
blu_valley

fluffy mess
Location: Brighton
Member Since: 8th Apr 2005
Total posts: 197
Posted:THE INVITATION
-By Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesnt interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your hearts longing.
It doesnt interest me how old you are, I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love,for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesnt interest me what planets are squaring your moon.I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow,if you have been opened by life's betrayels or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own,if you can dance with wildness and let ecstacy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.
it doesnt interest me if the story you are telling me is true, I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayel and not betray your own soul;if you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty, even when its not pretty everyday, and if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine,and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the moon, "Yes!"
It doesnt interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the childeren.
It doesnt interest me who you know or how you came to be here.I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesnt interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you, from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself, and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.


"I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.." - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:Awwwwww that was such a nice one! Blu = hero!!!

But for you folks - I can see clearly now! YOU spank are NOT interested in beauty.... frown

or... may it be that yuou just don't know any beautyful peoms or stories ??? :cries:

Another serve from me:

Maybe God wanted us to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one
so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be
grateful for that gift.

Maybe when the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we
look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been
opened for us.

Maybe the best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing
with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best
conversation you've ever had.

Maybe it is true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it
is also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.

Don't go for looks; they can deceive. Don't go for wealth; even that fades
away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to
make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile.

There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want
to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real. Dream what you want to
dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have
only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you
strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they
just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.

The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go
on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so that when you die, you are the one smiling and everyone
around you is crying.


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Written by: FireTom

But for you folks - I can see clearly now! YOU spank are NOT interested in beauty.... frown



Most people who post in social chat aren't in there for depth or anything (thoug some try and pretend to be rolleyes )

I personally don't know any good ones, but I did enjoy those posted here already. biggrin


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 2666
Posted:I have a nice poem

I ran up the curtains, I closed the stairs,
I said my pajama's and put on my prayers
I turned off the bed, and hopped into the light
all this because you kissed me goodnight kiss


Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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JonnyRok
JonnyRok

Look! I'm Darth Bunny!
Location: Sunny South Africa
Member Since: 2nd May 2005
Total posts: 446
Posted:On a bit of a lighter note,
I like this one coz I think its really clever...

There was a young bard from Japan,
Whos limericks never did scan,
When they said it was so
he replied ,"Yes I know,
but I made a rule to myself as to fit as many words into the last line as I possibly can!"

I love limericks


Do what you want coz a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!
Yo ho fiddle dee dee, being a pirate is alright to be,
Do what you want coz a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:smile nice one and really I do not mind any light(er) poems (also not aphorisms) at all - I think they're great! YAY!

Keep coming...


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:Interview with God

I dreamed I had an interview with God.

"Come in" God said. "So, you would like to interview Me?"
"If you have the time," I said.
God smiled and said: "My time is eternity and is enough to do everything; What questions do you have in mind to ask me?"

"What surprises you most about mankind?"

God answered:
"That they get bored of being children, are in a rush to grow up, and then long to be children again.
"That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health.
"That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live neither for the present nor the future."
God's hands took mine and we were silent for awhile and then I asked...

"As a parent, what are some of life's lessons you want your children to learn?"

God replied with a smile:
"To learn that what is most valuable is not what they have in their lives, but who they have in their lives.
"To learn that there are persons that love them dearly, but simply do not know how to express or show their feelings.
"To learn that money can buy everything but happiness.
"To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see it totally different.
"To learn that a true friend is someone who knows everything about them...and likes them anyway."
"To learn that it is not always enough that they be forgiven by others, but that they have to forgive themselves."

I sat there for awhile enjoying the moment. I thanked Him for his time and for all that He has done for me and my family, and He replied,

"Anytime. I'm here 24 hours a day. All you have to do is ask for me, and I'll answer."


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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mediterraneanfruitsalad
Member
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 20th Jan 2006
Total posts: 52
Posted:Written by: blu_valley

THE INVITATION
-By Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesnt interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your hearts longing.
It doesnt interest me how old you are, I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love,for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesnt interest me what planets are squaring your moon.I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow,if you have been opened by life's betrayels or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own,if you can dance with wildness and let ecstacy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.
it doesnt interest me if the story you are telling me is true, I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayel and not betray your own soul;if you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty, even when its not pretty everyday, and if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine,and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the moon, "Yes!"
It doesnt interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the childeren.
It doesnt interest me who you know or how you came to be here.I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesnt interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you, from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself, and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.




oo when i saw the thread i was gonna post oriah mountain dreamer too! this is my fav of favs. i actually have it printed out and posted on my wall! this is the best very-short piece of literature i've ever read in my life.


How much longer will it take to cure this
Just to cure it cause I can't ignore it if it's love
Makes me wanna turn around and face me but I don't know nothing 'bout love
--Counting Crows

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shoshanah
shoshanah

enthusiast
Location: london
Member Since: 3rd Nov 2005
Total posts: 232
Posted:To all my friends

At times it feels this world is hard
And life can be full of pain
Some times I feel so angry
And it always seems to rain

But in the dark there is a light
That wipes away my tears
That lets me know im not alone
And with me faces my fears

The light will always be there
I will never let it fade
Will never turn away from it
Never leave it in the shade

So I will always be there
To help you when you fall
To try to take away your pain
And be there when you call

i gave this to all my friends. all my poems are dark and they asked me to do a nice one for once i am not that good at nice ones but there you go x


life is what you make it and what you want it to be

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shoshanah
shoshanah

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Location: london
Member Since: 3rd Nov 2005
Total posts: 232
Posted:would any one go mad if i put a dark one up on here or should i start a dark poem thread?
love all the poems up on here they made me cry. so lovely x


life is what you make it and what you want it to be

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