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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:58 PM
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Read this poem last night at the open mic...
Let It Never Be Said

she is no longer young
except her heart
and
her mind

she laughs when you tell her
she isnt old
however
shes foolish

no question there

its part of her charm
or so shes been told
part of the way she
walks
down her life path
she laughs easily
though her joints
hurt

she takes refuge in love
her mouth is tender
and pliant

the love of her man
brims her with joy
when she rolls in the bed
in his arms
and his hands caress
her he leans over

then she is young
and she always will be

Let it never be said
that she didnt enjoy what she had

at the time



2010 MLC

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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:13 PM
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1. My body may be 55 but my mind is still 20.
I can relate! :headbang:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:19 PM
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3. My dear Prisoner_Number_Six!
I hear ya, sweetie!

Me too...

:hug:

Oh......and thanks...

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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:15 PM
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2. Poignant Peggy.
The last line are words to live by. Thanks for sharing. :hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:21 PM
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4. My dear bluesbassman...
That last line kind of hit me too....it said, write me down, so I did...

The folks at the open mic really responded to it too...

Very validating.

Thanks, sweetie... :hug:

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mycatfred Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:55 AM
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5. As usual
This is incredible. You have such talent and I feel very blessed to be able to witness it. That being said, I loved it. :)
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:22 AM
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6. my dear mycatfred!
I am so pleased that you like it!

I had fun writing it...

Your words are easy to take.

Thank you!

:hug:
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 02:50 AM
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7. "Its part of her charm, or so shes been told ..."
And when she's been told a thousand times, or a thousand times a thousand, she begins to believe it. Or clings to the fantasy of belief. Or thinks she can capture her once-held religion, and hold onto it - for dear life.

That's because she is foolish.

No question there.

As always, to the point.

Devastatingly so.



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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:48 AM
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8. My dear Nance...
You get it, don't you...

You always do.

Thank you.

:hug:
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:24 PM
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9. You Touched My Heart & Soul,Peggy!
:yourock: Well done,as always! :yourock:
You are getting BETTER with each verse!
:hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:28 PM
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10. My dear Gallery God!
Ah, you are too kind, sweetie...

Thank you!

:hug:
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:47 PM
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11. love it!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 02:43 PM
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12. I'm so glad you do, my dear Rising Phoenix!
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blueknight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 05:42 PM
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13. just wonderful peggy,
you are getting better with each one you do, i believe
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:49 PM
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20. Thank you, my dear blueknight...
I hope I am!
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 06:37 PM
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14. Great portrait of a great lady. Anyone we know?
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 07:05 PM
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17. My dear applegrove...
Well......maybe... ;-)

Glad you enjoyed it!

Thanks...

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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 07:01 PM
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15. My Dear CaliforniaPeggy
WOW, the portrait of a poem......the way it should be....
:hug: :hug: :hi:






In dreams, some of us walk the stars. In dreams, some of us ride the whelming brine of space, where every port is a shining one, and none are beyond our reach. Some of us, in dreams, cannot reach beyond the walls of our own little sleep.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 07:06 PM
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18. My dear Parche!
I'm so pleased you're here, commenting...

Thank you so much, sweetie, for your very kind remarks!

:hug:

I love the dream comment too...too true!

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Crystal Clarity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 07:03 PM
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16. Very Nice Peggy
Thanks! :hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 07:07 PM
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19. My dear Crystal Clarity!
Aw, thanks, sweetie...

Glad you enjoyed it...

:hug:
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one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:58 PM
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21. I like it very much...
and I want to be this lady when I get "older". :-)
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:00 PM
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22. My dear one_voice!
I think you'll have fun being "her."

Thanks, sweetie...

:hug:
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 09:53 AM
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23. very nice!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 11:24 AM
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24. Thank you so much, my dear tigereye!
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 12:56 PM
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25. Peggy, it's a wonderful poem. So full of life! Thank you.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 01:41 PM
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26. My dear Demoiselle!
Ah, sweetie...

It's just a little bit autobiographical... ;-)

I'm pleased that you enjoyed it...

Thank you for your very kind remarks!

:hug:
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