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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 12:59 AM
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My newest poem: "Strength"
I have never been strong
Games were not my thing
Id rather sit and watch
The seagulls fly
While white sunlight
Etched their wings

But when I say
I love you
My strength is a hundred fold more
Than any man

To love someone
Is to have an army inside you
Loving you gives me strength

It fills me with light
My love does
It makes me strong
So I can carry you
When youre weak or lost
Or in pain

Do not mistake me
My bodys weak
But loving you
Gives me strength
To be the army
Inside you


MLC



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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 01:00 AM
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1. Lovely poem, Peggy.
And ain't it the truth!

:loveya:

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 01:04 AM
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2. My dear SeattleGirl!
I think so!

Thanks, sweetie...

:loveya:
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denbot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 01:07 AM
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3. Hi Miss C-P!!!
Ally and I just found out that you were undergoing tests.. How are ya?
:hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 01:16 AM
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4. My dear denbot!
I'm doing well, thanks...

Next week, I'll have a treadmill, and then I'll find out the complete results...

I think I'm OK...

Time will tell!

:hi:
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Miss Marmelstein Donating Member (650 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 01:21 AM
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5. A lovely poem....
from a lovely person.


:applause:

:pals:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 01:25 AM
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6. My dear Miss Marmelstein!
Oh, wow!

Where have you been, young lady? Hmmm?

You have been missed, big time!

I am so pleased that my little work has persuaded you to stop lurking...

And I'm even more pleased that you like it...

Thank you, sweetie!

:hug:

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Miss Marmelstein Donating Member (650 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 01:45 AM
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7. It has been awhile....
in fact it took a minute to figure out how to reply to a post! :P

We've had full custody of Jr for over a year and a half....so I gave up hanging around the lounge to be a full time mom. I do still lurk on DU tho....it's the best place to get the news...just not in the lounge very often.
Quatro and Jr are in the states visiting Jr's mom at the moment...so I have a little free time.

Missed you CalPeg!


:hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 01:48 AM
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8. I missed you too...
And our conversations...

I'm doing the poetry pretty often, these days...

It's very satisfying when it arrives ...

Welcome back, sweetie...

:hug:
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 01:53 AM
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9. I think you've found your style.
When's the first collection coming out? Don't forget to autograph a copy for me...

:toast:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 01:57 AM
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10. My dear Prisoner_Number_Six...
I think I have too...

I showed this to my friend who also reads at the Open Mic, and she LOVED it. She's had numerous pieces published, and she just couldn't say enough nice things...

I am getting ready to do a chap book...

Have you heard about those?

Trust me, you will get an autographed copy!

And I'm going to give it to you...

Thank you, sweetie, for your help and support...

:hug:
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 02:03 AM
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11. Great one California Peggy. n/t
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 02:05 AM
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12. My dear RandomThoughts...
How cool of you to leave a comment...

Didn't know you read my stuff...

Thank you!

:hi:
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 03:02 AM
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13. I read most of them, I just comment on a few that have special meaning.
Although many are good, I like some more then others.

This one was especially good from my point of view :)
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 06:35 PM
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28. Thank you so much!
The rarer the praise, the greater its meaning...

:)

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Callalily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 05:30 AM
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14. GASP! I simply
adore this poem Peggy. Your words ring true for so many.

To love someone
Is to have an army inside you


big sigh . . .

And glad to hear that you're feeling alright. Treadmill? Yuk - but necessary. Will keep you in my prayers.

:hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 03:23 PM
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21. My dear Callalily!
Oh, thank you, sweetie...

I really felt it too...

Yeah, I'm OK...

:hug:
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 07:07 AM
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15. Very good Peg.
Whether it comes from love or another source, it's clear you are a strong woman.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 03:24 PM
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22. My dear cwydro!
Ah, sweetie...

I can be strong. Not always, but usually...

I'm glad you enjoyed this!

Thanks, sweetie!

:hug:
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theNotoriousP.I.G. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 07:10 AM
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16. A wonderful poem Peggy
It's very moving. Thank you.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 03:25 PM
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23. My dear theNotoriousP.I.G.!
You know how it is...the words show up, and I write them down...

Thanks, sweetie...

It means a lot.

:hug:
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 07:48 AM
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17. Excellent Peg...I love this one...
:hug:

Well done!
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blueknight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 08:47 AM
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18. my favorite so far peggy
very nice, and very true :hi:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 03:27 PM
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25. My dear blueknight!
Glad you like it!

Thanks, sweetie...

:hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 03:26 PM
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24. My dear LeftyFingerPop...
I'm so honored, and glad, that you do!

Thank you, sweetie...

:hug:
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 01:24 PM
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19. As always, Peggy ...
... you manage, with such ease and style, to capture the essence of yet another aspect of love and all of its wonders.

:hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 03:28 PM
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26. My dear Nance ...
Ah, your words touch my heart...

Thank you, sweetie...

So much!

:hug:
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Dystopian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 01:31 PM
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20. This is beautiful, Peggy....
When reading it...for me, it wasn't about romantic love...
It hit every emotion for me regarding my beloved daughter...our love and her illness.
She's very strong...and like you, a nurse.
The only movie we ever saw together when she was young, just mother and daughter, was Terms of Endearment.
Years later, many of the same scenes were reenacted in our life...including the hospital scene.

Thank you for this beautiful poem..
It serves to show how the words of others can touch one's heart in different circumstances..

peace~
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 03:30 PM
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27. My dear Dystopian...
That is a wonderful thing, what you've told me...

I think that having a poem be adaptable is key.

I'm really honored that you found solace here...

My best to you and your daughter, always...

Thank you, sweetie!

:hug:
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Ahpook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 06:41 PM
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29. I really do enjoy your words:)
This kind of art is empowering to the beaten, with which most of our country can relate.

Thank you :)
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 06:45 PM
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30. My dear Ahpook!
I don't believe I've had the pleasure of talking with you before...

I'm pleased that you enjoy my words!

I love the fact that you have a very different interpretation than I do...

That's the great thing about poetry.

It can mean many things to different people.

Thank you!

:hi:
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Ahpook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 07:01 PM
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31. I don't think we have talked? :)


I enjoy the fact we are all different with abilities to accept them. It seems a bit strained lately but, I think kindness and love will be what really changes the world :)
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 07:32 PM
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32. My Dear CaliforniaPeggy
Awesome as always

:hug: :hug: :loveya:



"The past slid into the present and I tumbled back to life."
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 08:15 PM
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33. My dear Parche...
Oh, sweetie...

I'm so glad you're back, and doing well...

And I'm glad you like my little work too...

Love you too!

Thank you, sweetie...

:loveya: :hug: :loveya:

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