A Walk in The Woods

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    A Walk in The Woods

    I walk in the wood
    Spring flowers in bloom
    Bursting their hoods
    From their muddy womb

    The air  blows clean
    The snow is gone
    The grass is green
    T'is Spring's dawn

    The paths are filled
    With melted snow
    The storms have stilled
    The floods now flow

    There's old foundations
    Of life gone by
    Former civilizations
    Decayed and dry

    The birds are flitting
    To and fro
    With sticks they're fitting
    Their nests to grow

    Their chirping we hear
    As music in the air
    None can compare
    It's beauty so rare

    Mice and moles
    Scurry about
    Out of holes
    Til Autumn's drought

    Green buds appear
    On arbor lean
    Spring is here
    Clothed in green

    On occasion
    We feel snow flakes
    Winter's lamentation
    As Spring awakes

    The gardens are bare
    Of Summer flowers
    In need of their
    Life giving showers

    Window are gray
    With smudge and haze
    Blocking the way
    Of Sol's brrght rays

    Temperatures rise
    Urging me and my wife
    To explore with our eyes
    The back yards of life

    Play off and play ball
    Are in the news
    For one and all
    To get rid of the blues

    It's life's celebration
    Of nature born anew
    Of preparation
    With colors of every hue

    Green from brown
    Is everywhere seen
    The living gown
    Of Nature's Queen

    Street sweepers clear
    Up winter's dust
    Pot holes are there
    Our cars to bust

    No gloves or coats
    Light clothing is in
    Not jackets or totes
    We tan our skin

    First Palm Sunday
    Then Easter morn
    God's promise this day
    That new life is born

    It's clean out time
    For house and soul
    Clean off the grim
    From newand ol'

    It ends so soon
    'Twil be no more
    April, May, June
    And Spring is o'er

      Ken
    Spring '91
     
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    Ken, did you write that poem? It is beautiful. Thanks. You are definitely a guy of many talents.
    Following is a poem, I just received this morning. I wish, I could give credit to the author, but he/she is unknown. I think it applies to our chat friends as well. Enjoy!

          TO:  God.Com 
    Dear Lord,

    Every single evening
    As I'm lying here in bed,
    This tiny little Prayer
    Keeps running through my head:

    God bless all my family
    Wherever they may be,
    Keep them warm
    And safe from harm
    For they're so close to me.

    And God, there is one more thing
    I wish that you could do;
    Hope you don't mind me asking,
    Please bless my computer too.

    Now I know that it's unusual
    To Bless a motherboard,
    But listen just a second
    While I explain it to you, Lord..

    You see, that little metal box
    Holds more than odds and ends;
    Inside those small compartments
    Rest so many of my friends.

    I know so much about them
    By the kindness that they give,
    And this little scrap of metal
    Takes me in to where they live.

    By faith is how I know them
    Much the same as you.
    We share in what life brings us
    And from that our friendships grew.

    Please take an extra minute
    From your duties up above,
    To bless those in my address book
    That's filled with so much love.

    Wherever else this prayer may reach
    To each and every friend,
    Bless each e-mail inbox
    And each person who hits 'send'.

    When you update your Heavenly list
    On your own Great CD-ROM,
    Bless everyone who says this prayer
    Sent up to GOD.Com


    Amen

     
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    Pingo,
    That poem of yours was great. I hope you don't mind I copied and pasted it in an email to 2 of my sons. It is all so true.
     
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    Great poems, you guys.  Ken, as Pingo said, you're a man of many talents.


    Pingo, I too, copied yours and have forwarded it to some of my email girlfriends. Nice way to start the day with all these nice poems.  Inspires me to write one of my own - tho not for print here.


    Have a good day all.

     
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    Of course not Ken. I felt so touch by it, and I thought it would apply to my chat friends as well. So I posted it. But I don't own it - I am just sorry I cannot give credit to the author. I think it has a lot to say. Btw. you can post it to anyone you want. -P
     
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    No, no, no tt --- please DO print your poems. They were all so great and I am missing them. The 'bad guy' has been kicked out of the threads. Hopefully! I know, you put your heart into these poems - and we are so many enjoying them. Why let ONE bad apple ruin the pleasure for the rest of us.
    I still have the poem you send for mt BD two years ago. I take it out, read it and it makes me feel so happy. Thanks my dear friend - Pingo



    [QUOTE]Great poems, you guys.  Ken, as Pingo said, you're a man of many talents. Pingo, I too, copied yours and have forwarded it to some of my email girlfriends. Nice way to start the day with all these nice poems.  Inspires me to write one of my own - tho not for print here. Have a good day all.
    Posted by toytrumpet[/QUOTE]
     
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    [QUOTE]No, no, no tt --- please DO print your poems. They were all so great and I am missing them. - Pingo
    Posted by pingo[/QUOTE]

    Please do print your poems!  We love them.
     
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    tt, as your BDC friends all have told you - please let 'that guy' vanish. Not worth a thought. Your poems used to be such a great morning opener. I am sure you have many. Please do share them with us. I am waiting for them -  Pingo
     
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    tt Your CC Friends have demanded that you print your poems. And if you I will print another.  We can make this a poem thread for the CC
     
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    Thanks ken and pingo - great poems!  I also came across a poem written by you tt ..I used tell you all the time you should be working for Hallmark.

    putt
     
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    Just to put this at rest -

    I think it's a great idea to make this a "poem thread", Ken.  I enjoyed yours and would love to read more, so please do post them here.

    While I appreciate the kind words of my "friends" in Chat, I have no intention of ever posting one of my rhymes on these boards again.  It gives me a smile and  joy to dash them out, and when it seemed chatters were just accepting them for what they are, whimsical ramblings, that gave me pleasure too.  I am not looking to be coaxed, I do still write them, but just share them with real life friends and family.  Please let this be the end of mentioning them.  Thanks.
     
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    Oh, that is just too bad tt. You had a lot to say to us. Hope you will change your mind. And now I promise, I will not mention it again
     
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    Re: A Walk in The Woods

    MUSIC

    Symphonies by Hyden or Brahms
    Joyful hymns or chanting Psalms
    Operettas that tell a story
    Oratorios giving God glory

    Sonatas or concertos the mastsers made
    Elate my soul when I hear them played
    Classical music thrills my ears
    Calms my soul, assuages my fears

    A symphony orchestra in a music hall
    Can be compared to nothing at all
    I could listen to it all day long
    Especially to a chorus 100 strong

    Beautiful melodies intricately woven
    A string quartet by Ludwig Beethoven
    Rhapsodies composed by Liszt
    Are experiences not to be missed

    Never turn the radio off
    When they play Rachmaninov
    Van Cliburn is tshe piano master
    No one moves their fingers faster

    Sometimes the  oldies will do
    I like country and the blues too
    But classical, it's just the tops
    When it's play by the Boston Pops

    Ken - March 2004

     
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    Hi Ken -

    Very nice poem, and I couldn't agree more!

    mothermitzi
     
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    Poetry was a very important part of the old print-based Confidential Chat.  My aunt kept a poem from the Chat about special needs children posted on her kitchen wall for many years.  She had a disabled son, and the poem helped her in her rage and grief (which was considerable.)

    Ken is turning out to be a poetic star; who could have known?  I enjoyed both your offerings. I hope no one will mind if I occasionally post poems by published poets, such as the one in the Day in June thread, since I am no poet myself, but appreciate verse greatly.
     
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    Great poem, Ken. Thoughtwise, I feel as if I could have written it myself. But I am not that great poet. Hope we will get more poems from you. Thanks for posting it!
     
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    Good morning, Ken

    Just scanned down and read your poem - my favorite so far.  The title page of the forums does not keep up with latest posts, so I find I need to scan down each title now and then to catch up.  Maybe that's something BDC could work on.
    Anyway, please keep them coming - loved it.
     
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    [QUOTE]Poetry was a very important part of the old print-based Confidential Chat.  My aunt kept a poem from the Chat about special needs children posted on her kitchen wall for many years.  She had a disabled son, and the poem helped her in her rage and grief (which was considerable.) Ken is turning out to be a poetic star; who could have known?  I enjoyed both your offerings. I hope no one will mind if I occasionally post poems by published poets, such as the one in the Day in June thread, since I am no poet myself, but appreciate verse greatly.
    Posted by Ihavemyhats[/QUOTE]

    Hi hats -

    No problem for me.  I enjoy reading verse and like you, have no talent for composing my own.  You speak of a poem your aunt cut out.  My mother cut out a non-denominational prayer from the Chat that was taped to the medicine chest mirror in our bathroom for years. Funny how CC has touched all our lives over the years.  

    mothermitzi    
     
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    mm, I have some of those long gone by poems. I cut them out as a newly married and later on as a new mother. They said a lot to me (us) at the time. Once in a while I take them out and read them. Maybe I will post a few of them. However, some of them, I thought was written for me - only. And as time has passed, some of them do not belong in this time and age. How we have changed!

    [QUOTE]Hi hats - No problem for me.  I enjoy reading verse and like you, have no talent for composing my own.  You speak of a poem your aunt cut out.  My mother cut out a non-denominational prayer from the Chat that was taped to the medicine chest mirror in our bathroom for years. Funny how CC has touched all our lives over the years.   mothermitzi    
    Posted by mothermitzi[/QUOTE]
     
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    Re: A Walk in The Woods

    Maybe I should start a new thread called "Poets Corner"?
     

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