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Actually, Calla, I'm not easily chased away. I tend to be loyal in that way. We're all out here doing our best, just like everyone. We're in this thing together. Note the "hands together" in my avatar. This represents a unity that we share...being human. And it has always been my hope that we can share in our struggles and do what we can to help and support one another. This is who I am.

I also love poetry. I enjoy both reading and writing it. Thank you for sharing your poetry. Mind if I share some of mine? I tend to be a bit of a sentimental romantic, so you have been warned.

Like a wave washing over a jagged rock

And warm water that smooths sharp edges,

Your touch to my skin is nothing to mock

Each caress the answer to your pledges.

As tiny ripples dance across the river’s shore

When stroked by gentle summer breezes

Your eyes soothe me in ways I can’t ignore

A comforting gaze that I can not deny pleases

When sun-rays shine down upon the temperate river

And twinkle serenely along each golden wave

Your soft voice touches my soul in order to deliver

A relaxing massage my mind wishes to save

The wind through my hair, God’s beauty surrounds me

My senses alive and you're by my side

No other place in the world I’d want to be

For if only you could see with me as your guide.

Edited by IrmaJean
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I hope no one minds me putting a poem of mine on here too. I wrote it a few years after we came to SA:

Stop caring. That's the only thing to do

when people continue to lie and betray you;

Stop caring, and make yourself go numb inside

because if that's the way the world is

how else will you survive?

Stop caring. First in pretence, then in reality.

When they laugh at all your troubles

what good can love be?

There's no one to turn to, and nowhere to hide;

they wore away your self respect and stole away your pride.

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I think writing poetry can be very healing... I do it myself from time to time (most of them are in my blog). Poems help you express yourself on a deeper emotional level in my opinion and provides a healthy release of those sometimes painful emotions.

Thank you both Calla and Endless for sharing yourself with us. ;)

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Your first poem was very nice Calla, it's very simple and emotive and I could easily relate to it. Sometimes, I think writing poems help boost one's ego even if you're not in the mood; knowing you've accomplished something (even something you aren't particularly proud of) is better than doing nothing.

I was in a pretty foul mood yesterday and said I wouldn't post any of my poems, but I think I can allow myself to post my least emotive poem, people seem to like it.

It loves all that it sees

Pollinating the flowers

Caressing the air with its wings.

All that’s yours is ours

Can you hear it sing?

“I am the butterfly with horns

Do not fear, for I won’t scorn

I’ll affect and embrace until the day I die

I do not spite, so let me fly”

It floats through the valleys

Spreading joy and goodwill

Its blind happiness

Doesn’t remember but nil:

‘T Coverts all in it’s pretty dress.

“I am the butterfly with horns

I shall feed you, for you are yet unborn

Devour my teat, I’ll be your mother

Do not fear, I’ll grow another”

It goes ever forward

Laughing and smiling

Not looking behind

At the destruction that’s piling.

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Actually, Calla, I'm not easily chased away. I tend to be loyal in that way. We're all out here doing our best, just like everyone. We're in this thing together. Note the "hands together" in my avatar. This represents a unity that we share...being human. And it has always been my hope that we can share in our struggles and do what we can to help and support one another. This is who I am.

I also love poetry. I enjoy both reading and writing it. Thank you for sharing your poetry. Mind if I share some of mine? I tend to be a bit of a sentimental romantic, so you have been warned.

Like a wave washing over a jagged rock

And warm water that smooths sharp edges,

Your touch to my skin is nothing to mock

Each caress the answer to your pledges.

As tiny ripples dance across the river’s shore

When stroked by gentle summer breezes

Your eyes soothe me in ways I can’t ignore

A comforting gaze that I can not deny pleases

When sun-rays shine down upon the temperate river

And twinkle serenely along each golden wave

Your soft voice touches my soul in order to deliver

A relaxing massage my mind wishes to save

The wind through my hair, God’s beauty surrounds me

My senses alive and you're by my side

No other place in the world I’d want to be

For if only you could see with me as your guide.

Holy Hell, Irma this is amazing!

What happened to Calla's poems?

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Your first poem was very nice Calla, it's very simple and emotive and I could easily relate to it. Sometimes, I think writing poems help boost one's ego even if you're not in the mood; knowing you've accomplished something (even something you aren't particularly proud of) is better than doing nothing.

I was in a pretty foul mood yesterday and said I wouldn't post any of my poems, but I think I can allow myself to post my least emotive poem, people seem to like it.

It loves all that it sees

Pollinating the flowers

Caressing the air with its wings.

All that’s yours is ours

Can you hear it sing?

“I am the butterfly with horns

Do not fear, for I won’t scorn

I’ll affect and embrace until the day I die

I do not spite, so let me fly”

It floats through the valleys

Spreading joy and goodwill

Its blind happiness

Doesn’t remember but nil:

‘T Coverts all in it’s pretty dress.

“I am the butterfly with horns

I shall feed you, for you are yet unborn

Devour my teat, I’ll be your mother

Do not fear, I’ll grow another”

It goes ever forward

Laughing and smiling

Not looking behind

At the destruction that’s piling.

I am truly taken aback by the talent in this thread.

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