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Me and Sam were just sharing poems in the chat room ... and thought it would be a nice idea to start a new poems thread.

 

I am gonna kick it off with something I wrote about 2 years ago ... I was feeling a bit down when I wrote it ... I called it '2 wishes'.

 

Please feel free to add your own (or other peoples) .....

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2 Wishes.

 

I feel so lost within myself.

A child with no place called home.

I would freely give all that I have.

If I could only connect and communicate.

 

My life does seem to be going downhill fast.

I will do my best to keep a positive focus.

I will not worry on what the future holds.

The future never comes.

 

I feel upset when I think about my life.

I just cry.

All the magic is now gone.

Why am I locked inside?

 

I wish I could see through a window.

Out of this darkness that surrounds my soul.

To smell the freshness of the morning air.

Feel the warmth of the sun as it falls on my face.

 

I wish I could find her.

I wish I could love her with all that I am.

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I wrote this one just after my last parent died... my dad.

 

 

A Strange Time In My Life

 

 

…There was a strange time in my life

of blinkered hope

of disbelief.

Those wrenching thoughts

of death dismissed…

Need Mother there to say goodnight

to soothe me through the storms of life.

Future scenes

drawn from the past

that Christmas was to be her last.

 

…There was a strange time in my life

though fourteen years had bridged the pain.

Those cold-chill thoughts of death ignored…

Need Father there to give advice

To make me think not once but twice.

Blind faith

in what the future brings

he never reached the waiting spring.

 

 

…And in the strange times in my life

despair and hope stand side by side.

Though wiser feet

Now tread life’s path…

Do words of wisdom etched inside

mean higher mountains can be climbed?

The present is the place to be .

It lasts for all eternity.

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I really liked the last 2 lines sam :-)

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This is one of my fave poems (was also a fave of Audrey Hepburn ... who must also be a candidate for most the loveliest woman ever to have walked our beautiful earth).

 

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone ...

 

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed and redeemed and redeemed. Never throw out anybody. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

 

Sam Levenson

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Lovely stuff.

 

 

I wrote this one after being inspired in a botanical garden in Blanes in Spain. It is in fact a 'loose' translation of a plaque on the wall outside.

 

I had it published in an anthology.

 

 

The Heart of the Forest

 

I am the warmth of your fire

On winter’s cold and bleakest days,

The friendly shade that you desire

Beneath the burning August rays.

I am the framework of your home;

The bed in which you rest,

And when those youthful years have flown,

I’ll be the stick that stands the test.

My fruits provide the means

To quench your thirst and warm your heart,

And when all is lost it seems

I’ll be your signpost and your chart.

I am the ship in which you sail;

The handle of your hoe;

Your cradle when so young and frail,

Your casket when you go.

 

Tread the forest floor with care my friend,

Beware of pastures new.

Let’s breathe side by side until the end,

You need me – and I need you.

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WOW ... that is really cool sam :-)

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That was beautiful Sam Miguel. *Sniff-Sniff*

I liked that very much. Made me feel all mushy inside.

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Originally posted by Sam Miguel

I wrote this one just after my last parent died... my dad.

 

 

A Strange Time In My Life

 

 

…There was a strange time in my life

of blinkered hope

of disbelief.

Those wrenching thoughts

of death dismissed…

Need Mother there to say goodnight

to soothe me through the storms of life.

Future scenes

drawn from the past

that Christmas was to be her last.

 

…There was a strange time in my life

though fourteen years had bridged the pain.

Those cold-chill thoughts of death ignored…

Need Father there to give advice

To make me think not once but twice.

Blind faith

in what the future brings

he never reached the waiting spring.

 

 

…And in the strange times in my life

despair and hope stand side by side.

Though wiser feet

Now tread life’s path…

Do words of wisdom etched inside

mean higher mountains can be climbed?

The present is the place to be .

It lasts for all eternity.

 

That's beautiful Sam. Nice work.

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I have to say it makes a real change to see men who are capable AND willing to express their emotions. Plus the fact that your poetic.... well its even more encouraging. Maybe all hope isn't lost for the male gender.

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Ooh lovely stuff! I didn't realise you forumers were such a talented bunch!

 

Why not visit Scriberazone and check out other great Sheffield writers. This month we're featuring a fabulous dark short story which is set in our great city.

 

Cheers

 

Petey

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