April 9, 2009 at 2:43 pm (Pictures) ()

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My Stuff

April 9, 2009 at 2:37 pm (My Stuff, Poetry for People) (, , , , , )

First post is always the hardest. Let’s do one serious and one silly. Free style and rhyming. Don’t judge too harshly….here goes…no titles…


And my castle fell to the ground today;

my knights have fallen to dust.

So where does that leave me?

In a smoky, concrete field,

surrounded by the ancient waters of my people.

Before me lay the blade that cut my heart,

and the hand that took my life.

And you can tell it was he,

for the blood is still there on his soul,

and his spirit cannot leave the ground

with the weight of my love in his heart.

He is my last knight and my last love.

Since I cannot cry, he will have to,

and his armor will rust blood-black.

Finally, he will ride again,

stained, but living.

In his lifetime, there will be a grave he visits.

Never hard to find;

Warm, where it should be cold,

and marked with the crimson stain of love.

Dramatic a bit…kind of along the warrior theme there…but we can be silly too. And that’s what’s fun about poetry!


Oh my little animals!

I love each and every one.

They sit so quiet, peaceful

as they lie there in the sun.

Every night I say good-bye

and wish them restfully,

turn off the light and close the door,

I miss them already!

A smile and sigh, they curl up tight

and sleep and wait for me.

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April 9, 2009 at 2:05 pm (Pictures) ()

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The Famous Stuff

April 9, 2009 at 1:31 pm (Poetry for People, The Famous Stuff) (, , , )

I think alot of people get introduced to Robert Frost early on. I know I did. It’s at school. Or in life somewhere.  It’s in one of the more famous movies: “The Outsiders”.  But it was a BOOK first.  The author, S.E. Hinton,  includes this Frost poem in her book. It’s a main theme. Keep in mind, Ms. Hinton, was 17 when she wrote the book. I have always been in awe of that skill. So this is my first of the famous:

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

Nature’s first green is gold,

her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.

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Cool Word of the Day!

April 9, 2009 at 9:34 am (Cool Words) (, )

Exceptional (adjective)

Definition: Being an exception: unusual, a case not conforming to a rule;  Well above average

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Day Quote

April 9, 2009 at 9:14 am (Day Quote) (, , , )

I’ve always found this pretty amusing and it makes a good point. Try and work it into a conversation over the weekend.

The difference between “involvement” and “commitment” is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast:  The chicken was “involved”— The pig was “committed.”

—Unknown

And if you can’t get that in. Try this one. It’s from my dad. He used to say it to my sister and me when we would complain. It works for lots of stuff. It’s not groundbreaking or really deep or anything, but we’ve always found it helpful and hilarious.

That’s the price of hamburger baby…

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