Quiet Poetry Lounge : A Thing Promised

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A Thing Promised

    I stood
    Just beyond
    The reach of the sea
    Singing softly
    My silent plea

    With sea-soaked sand beneath my feet
    And wave after wave lapping the beach
    I asked forgiveness for all my sins
    Purged inner sufferings from deep within

    I asked of “Forever” where could they be
    The joy and happiness long promised me

    “Forever” smiled her infinite way
    Whispering softly: “They’ll be here today”

    Through storms they rode the raging sea
    To make their way—here—back to me

    In the midst of predators, they braved the night
    Sea gulls overhead, suspended in flight

    Fighting off fatigue, they contemplated their plight
    As sharks swam closely…sheltered from sight

    I languished
    At the onset
    Of forevermore
    ‘Til nature’s cleaver antics
    Began to pour

    While Joy draped me in its warm embrace
    Happiness offered a soothing taste (of)
    Tomorrow smiles through forever days
    And clear horizons where once was haze

    When twilight’s last gleam screamed “Eternity” into being
    We united as one. We became best friends
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes yes yesssssssssssssssssssss!
    in deep confession
     
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    in the rain kneeling beside the warm sea
    thinking of the lighthouse within
    i asked the waves to carry my prayer for me
    to be forgiven for all sin

    the blue thoughts began to take to the sky
    my healing becoming complete
    down the beach a silhouette of a guy
    with sea-soaked sand beneath his feet

    his spirit full of light, my soul hummed softly
    rain clouds releasing the full moon
    stars fly, moonlight circling his body
    joy so near watching him til noon

    me all smiles knowing some how in the end
    as one he and i will be forever friends
     
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    Brother Poet Baller,

    Beautiful piece, my friend. I pray joy and happiness chase you forever. I have missed your voice on the board. Glad to read you again. (smile)
     
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    $$RICHMAN$$...there are times when we have to sit back and think about it all. THE BIG PICTURE. THANKS for reading.
     
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    TotalView. my friend. one day...one day.

    And, thus, we’re one…my friend and I
    Watching the seagulls floating by
    In silence, we appreciate, what God has given
    As, slowly, the wandering tide has risen
    And all of our tomorrows are promised good
    In twilight’s last gleam, we silently stood

    THANK YOU for your kind words. i look forward to reading you, as well.:)
     
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    for in the silence where we stood
    we thanked for the blessings as we should
    as one soul, no more were there two
    seagulls over hear, "I love you, too"
    twilight in its last gleam so bright
    me in your arms throughout our first night
     
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    This is beauty I remember well... seasoned, strong, robust, sublime! So wonderful to read you again, Baller.... sooooo wonderful to feel your flow!
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    alyce. THANK YOU, my friend. this brings back so many memories...of a time when the page was bustling with the creme de la creme...and we had fun playing with words...everyday. i miss that. unfortunately, i don't have as much time to devote to my craft as i had back then. but i do get the occasional moment.:)

    THANKS for reading...and responding. look forward to reading you.:)

    the river floweth
     
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