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#1 barefut

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 03:22 PM

It passes quickly
Yet lasts forever

It is very valuable
But you can't hold it

There is never enough
Yet people waste it

We monitor it
And live by it

It governs our lives

Without it there would be nothing else...

Time.

By Barefut 1990

#2 jefa

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 10:02 PM

Ah, lovely, Barefut. Most of mine are in violation of the forum guidelines. :rolleyes:

This one should work.

potter

sometimes I need to make a pot
sometimes I want to play
sometimes I long to wallow
in the wetness of the clay

sometimes I want to watch the wheel
and listen to it sing
or contemplate in silence
why I ever bought the thing

I wonder in amazement
when I wander off in thought
not knowing whether I'll return
as potter or as pot

Carrie 1997
Warm wishes,
Jefa

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 04:40 AM

Love them! I better read the forum guidelines again. Most of mine are about love and I'm not sure they qualify.
Warm and gentle hugs,

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 10:47 PM

In looking for a particular post of mine over on The Lupus Site, I stumbled upon this poem I wrote before my sclero diagnosis.
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When lupus is flaring, all sounds seem blaring
and my hair falls out of my head.

My hips and my shoulders feel like they are boulders
and I can barely get out of my bed.

My hands, they will swell and my eyes, they will well,
with the tears of frustration and pain.

My plans and my chores, they go right out the door,
as for progress, there is no gain.

My kids think I'm crazy, my husband thinks I'm lazy
and I think I'm going insane.

My brain keeps on fogging, I'd like to go jogging
and I can't remember the neighbor kid's name.

I'm all out of rhyme at this moment in time,
but later, I will come back to it.

So now it's your time to make up a rhyme,
come on, I know you can do it.

Just add your lines, right here to mine,
and soon we'll have a big verse.

Count blessings or vent, whatever your bent,
but for goodness sake, don't curse!

Barefut
6/19/05

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 05:37 AM

Barefut,

I really liked that one. It describes how I feel a lot. Wonder if it would do my rheumatologist good to read that? It's expressing things well.
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Pamela
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 05:45 PM

I sat in the hot tub today
The water as still as glass
Except for the gentle rippling made by my heartbeat
A reminder that I was still alive

Looking out into the woods I could see tiny new buds on the trees
The birds were singing
The air smelled fresh and clean
The grass was green again and it wouldn't be long until spring

My cat jumped up to say hello and curled up on my towel
I closed my eyes and raised my face to the sun, savoring the moments
All was right with the world
At least for a little while

Barefut
1988

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 08:44 PM

Just lovely, Barefut.
Warm wishes,
Jefa

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:04 PM

Ten years ago
And it seems like yesterday

Yesterday
Seems like ten years ago

Where does it all go?

Time, like a freight train
Goes rushing by

Yes it does fly

People and places come and go
Only their faces do we know?

Another birthday
And we think we're getting old

Or so we're told

Ten years ago
And it seems like yesterday

The way we laughed and played
Makes us sad now

And we wish we knew how
To do it all again

Barefut
1994