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 Post subject: One Man
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:03 am 
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Over years a tree’s roots plunge deeper into the soil.
In this way, you’ve reached far into my soul.

Best told in 29 days, not 1, I’ll share with you
The richness of your character as it grows in another’s life.

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Tenderly you brought me out from behind a wall I’d built.
Softly you caressed my face and showed me a man to trust.
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A tree with roots planted firmly in the ground bends freely
through the air, casting a fanciful silhouette against the earth.

You led me closely next to you along the ocean cliff,
my silk dress flowing in the summer wind. Time had stopped
While you told me your fondest stories and asked for mine.
Though words at first were slow to come, patiently you listened.
I felt free to share more knowing you heard me.
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Understanding and being understood, we sit across the small
Café table, rain streaming down the outside of the window.
Look…look away… turn to speak…nothing to say.
Your hand holding my arm, our eyes telling more than words
Could spell. We melt into our honest, silent understanding.

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How exhilarating this night that begins a new branch of my life.
You poured forth wisdom and encouragement like sunlight that
Nourished my mind and now pacifies my insecurities.
Though you’re not by my side, you’re within my smile as the
plan unfolds.

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A night intoxicated by your scent, watching people mingle beneath
the canopy of autumn trees. We mused at what brought them to the
patio below. Remembering nights of elegance and glamour, we wished
for nothing in the place of our oasis.

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This beautiful creature moves effortlessly into my hand, as though it's hers.
I pet her pure white coat, she has what she wants and won't leave. I am her,
when you touch my neck that way. I cry like her for the finesse of one man
to move me as nothing else will.

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I parted as soon as courtesy allowed tonight, no one can take the place you already have. It's like our Village life, simple and totally fulfilling.

Stories of what life was like in the Village, stopping in for fish, tea, anything at all.

My favorite was the small statue of the man and the woman holding tightly to

each other, forming a circular foundation.
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The city lights call from a distance but we’re not ready to leave.
Darkness pervades the lookout and creates a palette for stars overhead.
In your arms I begin to tell myself I should stop drinking so much. I’m
unstable and dizzy then realize tasting only your passion has stirred me.

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Some sleep with feathers hung above their bed. I sleep with you inside
My head. I long not to catch the thoughts I dream, but to live the dreams we've painted.

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 Post subject: 2/10/04
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:54 am 
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Your uninhibited desire for me as a woman, raw, whole and more
Than I knew I was; my overwhelming desire to take all of you;
Friendship is the fringe of what can be given, the nectar flows when each
Draws out the most from the other. Without unsolicited, primal attraction,
a man and woman will forever be searching for the rest of their soul.


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 Post subject: 2/11/04
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:07 am 
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Bellini of peach and champagne served over trite social conversation
Offers little more than a glimpse of others’ minds and their mental
boundaries. They plead with me to stay for another drink as each sip brings
greater release from thoughtful discourse. I want nothing more than to run
to you , tell you my secrets and fears in the leather couch by the fireplace.
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 Post subject: 2/12/04
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:56 am 
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Did you see the brilliant red sunset tonight? Fire radiates on the horizon,
fusing with the earth as it falls downward. Our intimacy has become an inferno, our kisses fusion of mind, body and soul
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 Post subject: 2/13/04
PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:52 am 
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It’s like all the while going along knowing yourself, then one day coming
Across the rest of yourself.

Come here My Love, let me taste the cherry wine from your lips.

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 Post subject: 2/14/04
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:52 am 
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You’ve shown me colors more beautiful than any I’ve seen before… Amber, sunlit honey, rose-hued creamy satin, antique gold and brushed leather, nighttime mist, sea green Topaz, and cherry red roses, all in a pulsating lavender dazzle of lace.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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 Post subject: 2/15/04
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 7:13 am 
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I could wait to describe the still, quiet street below; tree branches twisting wildly over memory lane. But sometimes life doesn’t grant another day; sometimes we don’t take it when offered. So a thought reserved could become a story untold like a car parked motionless to the side. Water faintly heard trickling through the radiators warms the room; we roll around laughing as branches bend recklessly over past days and nights.

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 Post subject: 2/16/04
PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 4:25 pm 
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I don’t want to wash my face and lose what remains of your sweet aroma. I breathe your skin in to keep enough for my odd hour cravings.
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 Post subject: 2/17/04
PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 4:27 pm 
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One too many times I’ve tried to love a man that was good for me. Some months later I realized effort was required for love to be felt, even then falling short. Returning to myself, I restored inner peace and sought to grow with someone as we do, rather than on account of someone.

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 Post subject: 2/18/04
PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 6:08 pm 
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The threads of your true nature weave a fabric that wraps around me. A design emerges so complete of respect, endearment, no loopholes can be found.
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 Post subject: 2/19/04
PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 6:09 pm 
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Wisdom, a curious liquid, flows freely from one eager mind to the next and freezes solid with a cold blast of ignorance. The Wise Man knows when he doesn’t know, your plight for knowledge melts these icebergs, sharing valuable answers beyond questions asked.

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 Post subject: 2/20/04
PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 6:32 pm 
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Here, us, all that is and ultimately all it will lead to. That is the mystery, to look ahead and see where you’d like to be but understand you may die within the hour and so need to live it fully.

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 Post subject: 2/21/04
PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 6:49 pm 
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A small, lit candle rests on the window sill and illuminates the wood around it. Smoldering the flame would seem to create a void in its absence. Instead, a sheer wisp of smoke allows the streetlight outside to cast shadows on the wall and dance to the music.

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 Post subject: 2/22/04
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Destiny; inevitable; sure to happen: are we being pulled ahead by a force greater than our own fruition, or are our actions are so predictably skewed? We make decisions every hour that shape our future yet destiny claims stake on it. Acting keenly with clairvoyance can we not take it back?

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 Post subject: 2/23/04
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Past the church steps, around the corner near the rectory fire escape; an alcove of unyielding brick hides from the deities.

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