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Offline luvthebirds

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Creative Writing
« on: December 28, 2009, 01:16:28 PM »
We are fortunate to have members with impressive writing skills; poetry, short stories etc. This thread is created for those who wish to share their skills and also for those who simply want to enjoy what others share.
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I was just thinking about getting older and about Blackie....
For those of you who may not know, Blackie is my cat who will be 20 on Feb. 10, 2010
I tend to talk about her a lot in the chat (probably too much) so
here is a picture of Blackie along with the poem I wrote a few minutes ago.  Thank you for letting me share this with you.





Sharing Our Dotage

a poem for Blackie
by luvthebirds
12-28-09


Our joints are stiff
Our running days are past
And sometimes we really must
Get to the sandbox fast

Our eyes are blurry and
Our hearing nearly gone
Yet we still look forward to
Sharing hugs with the dawn

I am getting fatter
And you are getting lean
Wouldnít it be nice
If we found an in-between

Your fur now gets matted
And mine is showing grey
But both our coats were shiny
Back in our salad days

Playtime comes less often
It can tire us out
Was it so long ago
We scampered all about

I schussed down the slopes
And you scaled every wall
Now only in our dreams we find
Can we still do it all

I love you so dearly
It pains me to see
You fight your way through
Yet another disease

But your courage is boundless
As your energy was once too
And I find getting older is not so bad
Because I am sharing it with you


© 2009

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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2009, 01:29:33 PM »
And on a lighter note, this is a short and sweet thought about aging.

On Aging

by luvthebirds
12-28-09

Now I have the time to read
My visionís getting worse
Thatís the thing with aging
Itís both a blessing and a curse


© 2009
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2009, 01:51:11 PM »
Oh Luv, that is beautiful!  Thank you so much for sharing.  Your love shows!  :heart
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2009, 06:21:24 PM »
Luv a  wonderful tribute!!

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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2009, 06:42:44 PM »
Brings tears to my eyes luv!
wooohoooo!

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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2009, 06:56:49 PM »
I wrote this today...

Bad Morning

by luvthebirds
12-29-09


I just looked out my window
And the fog is very thick
Good thing Iím not working
Or Iíd have to call in sick

Oh, wait just a minute
I cannot go back to sleep
I think that it is Tuesday and
I have an appointment I must keep

I have to see the dentist
He will drill inside my head
It would have been much better
If Iíd only stayed in bed


© 2009
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2010, 12:22:28 PM »
Well, for some reason this morning I felt like writing something again.  Maybe it is because the sun has finally decided to say hello in 2010!

First is a little poem on a subject that seems to come to mind more often every year.   :eclol

On Aging 2

by luvthebirds
01-03-10

Some days when I stop
To gaze into my mirror
Looking back is my mother
What is she doing here

Maybe she is with me still
Keeping me on track
Or maybe just my older self
Staring at me back





© 2010
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2010, 12:31:29 PM »
And now the second.  Perhaps a bit more introspective than usual, but another look at the same subject:

Outside In or Inside Out: More Musings on Aging

by luvthebirds
01-03-10

I used to hear wolf whistles
Now i am hearing ďmaíamĒ
I really donít like either one
Neither describes just who I am

I was called a natural beauty
The all-American girl
That was not me either
Inside was just awhirl

It is true what shows outside
May not be what lies within
The inside is the being
The person that I am

Now as the youthful glow
Fades from my sun-dried skin
I am content to find I kind of like
The me who stayed within



© 2010

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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2010, 12:47:01 PM »
Luv, I luv reading your poems.  They say what I think and you say it so much better!!!   :heart
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2010, 02:51:38 PM »
Thank you Luv for your introspection and showing us wisdom.  Such a treat to be close to you!  :heart
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2010, 04:10:46 PM »
Not so serious today....

Gifts From the Robins

by luvthebirds
01-04-10


The robins arrive at Christmas
Although the day may vary
They may be here for a day or week
But seldom do they tarry

They fly about the neighorhood
Searching for ripe red tasty treats
The toyons and pyracanthas
Provide their favorites to eat

Sometimes the waxwings join them
They enjoy the berries too
And when they go, they leave us presents
Windshields full of purple poo



© 2010
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2010, 04:26:56 PM »
Luv...not so serious is nice, too!    :eclove
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2010, 01:16:55 AM »
Luv, your poems 'On Aging 2' and 'Outside In or Inside Out: More Musings on Aging' are both spot on and reflect my thoughts too.  And 'Gifts from the Robins' is so beautiful.

You certainly have a gift with words.  Thank you for sharing the poems with us.
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2010, 03:57:18 PM »
Thank you BBE and everyone who is encouraging me in this new endeavor!  (attempting to write poetry)

I just posted a poem and some screen caps in the thread about the WE game drives.  If you would like to see the poem and pictures, here is the link to the post:  http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=44.msg5434#msg5434
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2010, 08:42:53 PM »
Oh Luv that is nice.  Thank you.  :heart
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