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Offline luvthebirds

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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2010, 10:32:54 AM »
This morning I happened to have the TV going and caught a look at a sight I could not deal with very well.... thousands dead in the streets, more with their lives changed forever...that is Haiti today....but there was also something good, people helping one another...  Anyway, I wanted to write a poem about what I saw... 

Living for the Lost

Dedicated to the Haitian Earthquake Victims


by luvthebirds
01-15-10


50,000 people were here
And now they are gone
And many thousand more
Are left to cope and carry on

50,000 lights snuffed out
A number I cannot fathom
Going about their daily lives
When their earth became a chasm

While I love Mother Nature
I do not like her fiery wrath
For I hurt for those harmed or lost
In what seem like random acts

I can only wonder why
Someone lives a long and happy life
While a person in another place
May find his rife with strife

And I find I do not comprehend
The how, the when, the why
It remains one of lifeís mysteries why
Some live long and some young die

All we can do is care for one another
Sometimes thatís the best that we can do
And remember to live life everyday
As if our would might shatter too


© 2010
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2010, 11:17:49 AM »
Dear dear Luv,

You have captured my thoughts and heart in your poems and the message.  I think what has happened in Haiti and to the deer need our prayers and blessings.  In the end all we have on earth are the people and relationships we leave.  After visiting New Orleans after Katrina and seeing the suffering and loss, I pledged from that day forward that I would not lust for another "thing."  After the last few days, I know that I will live my life more in love with humanity.  I will forgive more and judge less.

From my heart, thank you,
Rajame  :heart
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2010, 01:53:17 PM »
I'm enjoying your poems, luv  :eclove
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2010, 06:44:42 PM »
Wonderful poem and heartfelt Luv thank you .. We were discussing their plight in this evenings chat.. May we all pray for tthem

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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2010, 12:20:51 PM »
This morning was another with no sun shining, just lots of rain (albeit welcome for many reasons).  But I heard one of my favorite sounds..... many, many robins were calling!  :ecsmile  There were more than I could count, and they were so enjoying feasting and flying about.  I was upstairs enjoying the birds (and trying to write a poem about them) when mr ltb came home.  He said there are robins everywhere! (paraphrasing)  He told me that many of them were down the street bathing/splashing in the water by the road. (Lots of water runs through as it drains from the hill.)  It was nice to see he got to enjoy the robins, too.  And then, they were gone.  From soooo many to nary a one!  Guess someone said there were better berries on the next block.  :eclol

So here is the poem I wrote about the robins' visit this morning:



Rainy Morning Robins

by luvthebirds
01-17-10

Itís a wet and gloomy morning
The sky is dripping rain
Yet I am hearing bird calls
The robins are here again!

Through the cool damp air they race
To the bushes flush with berries still
They surely are ďrobbin' robinsĒ
And they intend to get their fill

The mist hangs on the mountain
The raindrops cling to the trees
And so do the brave robins
And I could not be more pleased

I look outside my window
Into the tall pine tree
I see a robinís found the ivy
And its berry heís set free

I see it moving along the tree trunk
Where the ivy climbs to the sky
He takes another berry for dessert
To him itís just as good as pie

The chickadees give up the tree
To the robins for their quest
But the woodpecker holds its ground
No way theyíd move him next

The robins have now had their fill
They decide itís time to leave
And suddenly they all are gone
No red birds left in my trees

I sure enjoyed the robinsí visit
Though they stayed for just a while
For on a dreary winter morning
To me they brought a smile

© 2010
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2010, 01:27:59 PM »
Luvthebirds, I luv your poems! 

"...I sure enjoyed the robinsí visit
Though they stayed for just a while
For on a dreary winter morning
To me they brought a smile"

It brought me a smile, too!   :heart  Thank you for sharing your lovely word pictures...
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2010, 03:29:20 PM »
Luv,

That poem feels like a cool glass of water on a warm day.

Love Luv,
Rajame  :heart
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2010, 11:51:04 PM »
We have been getting battered by winter storms lately.  And this week they are very intense.  After a rough night and morning, we had about a half hour of calm... and the birds were singing up their own storm  :heart ...  And then the thunderstorms came again....  I wrote a little poem about that brief period of calm.


A Break Between the Storms

by luvthebirds
01-19-10

Last night we woke abruptly
To a sound so immense
It shook our bed and windows
It was thunder quite intense

The wind was a howling
And the rain beat on the panes
The lightening flashed in my eyes
And drove me nearly insane

This morning was still stormy
The water rushing down the hill
I donít mind a winter storm
But of this one Iíd had my fill

Yet for a brief time this afternoon
The winds and rains died down
And in the rosemary I did see
Some special friends around

The bushes were wet with raindrops
But there was more than moisture there
There were Lesser Goldfinches and Juncos
Come to savor some special fare

They were enjoying the short respite
Eating the bushesí tasty seeds
Knowing theyíd soon be hunkering down
Another stormís on the way it seems

But in those brief few moments
On a day with so little light
The birds adorning the rosemary
Made for a very special sight

It may be quite a while yet
Until we see a sunny day
Yet the bright yellow of the goldfinches
Provided the sunshine for me today

© 2010
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2010, 11:57:03 PM »
Luv,I really like your poems and enjoy "seeing" what you're telling us about, as if I'm there with you.   :eclove
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2010, 07:35:29 AM »
Yes Tiger, I feel I am with her too.  You do speak from the soul Luv.   :heart
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2010, 10:33:23 AM »
great poem Luv!

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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2010, 06:39:20 PM »
Thanks for continuing to encourage my efforts at "poetry"!  You may be sorry, though, because today I penned seven poems!  :eceek  I will not overload you with all now, will spread them out a little.  The first is about what has been happening since I wrote "Bad Morning" about going to see the dentist.   :ecsad



Catch-22 (My Dental Dilemma)

by luvthebirds
01-20-10

I recently visited my dentist
He said I needed to get a crown
I really didnít think I did
But his words they did resound

If you donít get the crown
Your tooth may one day break
And a root canal youíd need
So donít make that mistake

So I pondered, then relented
And said letís go ahead
Your idea makes some sense to me
And I donít want canals inside my head

The procedure was unpleasant
As was the temporary tooth
And when I later got the crown
I was hoping it would soothe

This was supposed to be a good idea
With no more a chance my tooth to break
But instead I have a crown that hurts
And nothing but heartache

So today I called the dentist
To tell him something is not right
For I am having pain that wakes me up
Nearly every single night

He said it sounds to me
Like your nerve is going dead
Things like that can occur
When I drill inside your head

I reckon that it happened
Because you got the crown
Thereís nothing else that I can do
You will need a root canal anon

Now I am not one to complain
And I hate to sound banal
But the reason that I got the crown
Was to avoid a root canal!

© 2010


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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2010, 06:52:15 PM »
I will post another of my plethora of poems from this morning.  It was another blustery, rainy day today but outside my window Mother Nature had provided a nice surprise.  :ecsmile


A New Christmas Tree

by luvthebirds
01-20-10

Iíve been busy taking down
The Christmas tree of late
Itís a chore I donít mind so much
Though it evokes melancholy hard to shake

Yet this morning I was delighted
By a different but special tree
The pine outside my window
Was decorated with chickadees

The branches of the tree were flush
With birds among the needles moist
Mother Nature gave me a new Christmas tree
And for that I now rejoice

© 2010
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2010, 11:28:29 AM »
Mother Nature's gift to you, Luv.   :eclove
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2010, 01:46:35 PM »
Wow what a treat luv! Thank You :-)