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Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.megalink.net)
Date: July 02, 2002 12:41AM

Hey guys,

It's 1:18 a.m., I've been writing for about an hour or so, and this is what I came up with...these haven't been revised in the least, and I'm not really looking for serious or structured criticism, though it is always welcome. Just wanted to share, and hopefully receive your thoughts smiling smiley

Thank you in advance,
Lady of the Night


"Number One"

I want to be with you, to hold you, to tell
you my dreams; to rest safe in your arms for
all of eternity until we’ve discovered the
edge of dreams and there is nothing left to
find except that which is in our hearts and our souls, which in itself is endless.

"Number Two"

To sit in the early morning hours of the day,
a little after midnight, thinking and
wondering, wishing to be with friends at the
moment, laughing, joking, just relaxing with
those who are liked, loved, accepted. To be
one of the ones who are popular for their
hair and their clothing, and all else which
is meaningless in the world of thoughts and
deep thinkers, but in the world of society
is all-important.

"Number Three"

Distance between myself and the ones who
matter, I am caught up in a whirlwind of
followers, of leaders who don’t look behind,
of those walking beside me but do not catch
me when I fall, for they are not looking.

So if I do not follow blindly, and I am
afraid to lead, but rather, I walk beside
those I know, and watch them so as to catch
them when they fall...then where do I fit in?

"Number Four"

Fear and confusion, fulfillment---less
absolution; Dreams of spun sugar, so frail to
the touch, that if you should taste and see,
find and explore, they will melt with the
heat of your past and your present, and are
thus unworthy of your time, for you haven’t
the desire to meddle with fools who refuse to
think and try to understand you and your
world, when you spend all of your waking
hours living in theirs.

"Number Five"

So scared to move, to step forward in life,
to grow and experience, for with experience
comes more of the same, the hurt and the pain
that you’ve always known, and are therefore
afraid of the cache-22 of your life, afraid
of that cycle, afraid of the unknown...afraid
that you will run into that mirror and have
to face yourself for what you really
are---but what is that?

"Number Six"

My best friend once told me that to look into
his past is like looking into a broken
mirror: he tries to put all the pieces back
together, but everything cuts. So I wrote
that statement on the whiteboard of my
English teacher, and the next day Mr.
So-and-so came up to me and asked me who
wrote it. I questioned him in disbelief, in
shock that he’d never heard of the man whose
name was written below the quote. He shook
his head in wonder, in absolute awe at the
thoughts of this Mystery Man whose name he’d
never heard. So then I told him the man was a
good friend of mine, and found myself wishing
I could be like him, and have people in awe
of my work before it is known.

"Number Seven"

So many people inspire me with their art and
their words, their poetry and their rhyme,
their thoughts and their souls. These same
people are ordinary Misses and Sirs that you
walk past on the street without a second
thought, but then you see them on the world
wide web and they become gods of our world,
influencing the lives of their fans and their
followers. So you ask them of their
inspiration and where it comes from, and they
say from experiences they‘ve had, or perhaps
from pain of a past life. So then I am left
to wonder...if inspiration comes from our
life and from our souls, then why am I left
wondering what to write?

"Number Eight"

Both hands wrapped around a mug of tea,
sipping slowly so as not to burn myself as I
think of my life in all calmness of one’s
soul, wondering what I have become, who I
will be, and how I will get there. They say
that all of our tomorrows are worth just one
yesterday; if that is the case, then I
believe I shall never understand, and perhaps
give up on all of life, for tomorrow never
comes, and tomorrow never dies.

However, if all of our yesterdays are worth
just one of our tomorrows, then maybe I‘ll
just keep going, for it is the past of my
life that makes me who I am today: the
choices I made, the friends I chose, and
decisions I created which shaped each of my
tomorrows, and thus formed my past, in turn
producing my soul. And it is my soul which
possesses the desire to live, the need to
breathe, the absolute craving of love, and
the ability to reach out and take hold of
that tomorrow and make all dreams my present,
and create a life that is worthy of living.


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Sublime Reflection (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: July 02, 2002 08:25PM

Lady of the Night,

You are such a talented individual I don't even know where to start. You know how to move both the heart and soul in such a way that it is completely and utterly indescribable. The way you separate your different thoughts so directly is just proving that you know what you're talking about; a quality so lacking in so many young poets today. I look forward to reading all of your future work and hopefully adding my two (or three) cents to each of your works. Arrividerci!

~Rick Winter


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: J.H. SUMMERS (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: July 02, 2002 08:33PM

Lady of the Night, Well, I'll say this for you...you certainly had a productive hour or so. Re: #8 you are correct in that tomorrow never comes because when it does finally arrive it is today. Enjoyed your thoughts. jhs


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Brucefur (---.bc.hsia.telus.net)
Date: July 02, 2002 10:07PM

of all of the lines that reached out and grabbed me, this one stood out the most;

"afraid of the unknown...afraid
that you will run into that mirror"

I love you very much, mon petit noix de muscade.

Is it obvious to you yet how truly talented and appreciated you are? Or are you still the blind muse, who cannot see the adoration of others. Persue your personal genius dear ma fille.


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: lgreen (---.client.attbi.com)
Date: July 03, 2002 02:27AM

Lady: Enoyed meandering with your thoughts and contemplations. You caught me after reading #1---all the way to the end. I have been reading tonite---not much posting, since it is 1:30 in the morning after working from 9 am till midnite and the same yesterday---I am wrung---but am coming down from my day by reading. Have been making notes in my journal as my mind is working on several pieces--- had to comment on this one. Your talent shines! hugs lgreen--


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.unet.maine.edu)
Date: July 03, 2002 12:48PM

Thank you all for your thoughts.

Rick Winter: Your vocabulary even in post is wonderful! I feel that you actually appreciated my work when you speak in such a way, and I want to thank you for that. Thank you...very much.

JHS: Thank you much for your reply and your time reading my work, as well as for pointing out #8--that shows me you actually read them, and aren't just saying "Great work!" without reading winking smiley

Brucefur: Mon cher pere (hey, that rhymes, lol). Thank you again for always being there for me, and for reading my work. As it stands, one of my biggest dreams is to become a well-known poet--and not by bad publicity! I want to be appreciated. Thank you for your appreciation, and your love. (And btw, what does "mon petit noix de muscade" mean??)

lgreen: Thank you as well for your time! I wish I could say more, but I have 1 minute before the Net kicks me off. I will reply again tomorrow.

Thanks all!!

Sayonara,
Lady of the Night


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Quiet Dreamer (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: July 03, 2002 02:47PM

My dear Lady of the Night,

I don't even know where to start. You had me at "Number One" and kept me throughout the whole piece. Don't ever stop because you already know "that which is in our hearts and our souls, which in itself is endless."

Je t'aime tres tres beaucoup!

Always,
Quiet Dreamer


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.megalink.net)
Date: July 03, 2002 04:27PM

My Quiet Dreamer -

rendered speechless once again

- Votre Femme


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Stephen Fryer (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: July 03, 2002 04:37PM

Omigod. They're at it again. Bruce! Bruce! The Canadian cold water, s'il vous plait.

Stephen


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Ian Beaumont (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: July 03, 2002 09:24PM

Lady, let me deal with each bit one at a time.

Number 1: I remember feeling that way, and the memory is all I have these days. There are still times that I miss that, and feel so incredibly sad that I wonder how you can move on.

Number 2: I find it so difficult to leave the world of deep thinking and thoughts behind. I never wanted to be, and indeed in some ways still don't want to be, popular for hair or clothing or meaningless stuff like that.

Number 3: That makes you an independent thinker, which is what everybody should be in my view.

Number 4: Perfect observation.

Number 5: That is me at the moment, as I have written elsewhere.

Number 6: I don't honestly know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

Number 7: Because inspiration, at least to me, is a very funny thing. It could literally be right around the corner or months away, and I won't know until it hits me.

Number 8: Can anybody keep on living for tomorrow? It's difficult.

Everything is well written, by the way. You keep up the good work.


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Brucefur (---.bc.hsia.telus.net)
Date: July 03, 2002 10:42PM

Stephen,

I just don't know if a bucket will do the trick, I am thinking we may need to scale it up to a water bomber; perhaps a 1,000 pounds of lake water from near the arctic circle will cool them down.

Then again, perhaps not.

mon petit noix de muscade (My little Nutmeg),

Every time that I read one of your poems I want to gather you into my arms and shelter you from the big mean world out there; even though I know that you need to skin your knees, bark your shins, and break your heart.
In the end, it is these things that shape us most deeply, etching images of tragedy and triumph upon our souls. These traumatic events that determine whether we have the strength to open ourselves up to compassion and forgiveness, even though we fore see the pain, or give in to brutish, brooding hatred of that which has harmed us.
I KNOW you are strong enough to tear away that caccoon and become the butterfly that I imagine you are beneath the superficial shell.

You Lady Nutmeg have been a very important reminder to me to embrace compassion. To truly forgive my enemies. You are perhaps the most important person in the world to me right now, and I will do everything within my power to protect you...even if it is unnecessary.

Ian,
You too have the strength of character to survive your ordeals; you simply must have faith that things will get better and that you are a worthwhile person.
Take it from someone who has been there! The past is no place to live! ;-)
Especially when the future holds so much promise; shape the world to what you wish it to be. Don't wait for someone else to do it for you.


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: silent siren (---.ber.dial.de.colt.net)
Date: July 07, 2002 02:35AM

Muskatnuss?


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: silent siren (---.ber.dial.de.colt.net)
Date: July 07, 2002 02:37AM

Milady,
this-is-prose.
But DEAD BEAUTIFUL! Let me embrace you and the 2nd July.
siren


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Nolon (---.vp.centurytel.net)
Date: July 07, 2002 02:45AM

Lady of The Night i can say that i can't recall any poems that i have read by you in the past but i remember them to be nice works not to mention Lady this has to be one of the longest poems i have ever read and it is written very nicely i very much appreciate the fact you took time to write this and the fact that it is so much different from what i write which is cool cause what you write is something i could never do however something i couldnt do is usually something rather enjoying keep up the great work

"To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself." Anne Rice


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.unet.maine.edu)
Date: July 19, 2002 11:53AM

Nolon -

How odd that you should wish to write like me...you capture the pain and darkness that I once felt (and still do sometimes), but could never portray. I wish to be able to be descriptive as you are! I would love to continue this message, but I'm drowning in things to catch up to. Thank you for your thoughts...well appreciated.

- Lady of the Night


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Brucefur (---.bc.hsia.telus.net)
Date: August 06, 2002 12:24AM

To Sargirl, and Poetgurl,

As per your theme, the poems number Three and Four seem to me to be particularly relevant.

B


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Jack (---.southg01.mi.comcast.net)
Date: March 02, 2003 02:15PM

Take your pick.


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Raga Muffin (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: March 02, 2003 03:05PM

~Lady of the Night~ You poetry goes to the depth of soul that is amazing.. These poems meandered into my very depth.. touched those broken mirrors that you describe...you are extremely talented...

Kim ~Ragamuffin~


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Lady of the Night (64.70.24.---)
Date: March 02, 2003 04:37PM

I don't know what Bruce and Jack are/were talking about, but umm.. okay!

Kim, thank you so much smiling smiley The broken mirror line is actually a quote of my best friend's, which is the person I was talking about in the poem. He's a brilliant man, and is finally happy once again smiling smiley

Thanks for reading these, guys! Oh, and by the way, "Number Seven" is about all of my fellow eMulers.

Lady of the Night


Number Seven
Posted by: Percival (---.c189.t7.mrt.starband.net)
Date: March 02, 2003 09:48PM

I am the seventh son of the King
Of Sir Lady, the first
Sir lady of the King with one in her palm I am her first.


"Number One"

I want to control you toll you for every mistake made by you so I can do unlimited things without scorn from you
I want to fuck you to life and taste blood on my knife
Soft as shadow and just as black from the moon
Jaguar,
Retired,
And I'll be back soon.

"Number Two"

I'm gonna heal you while I use you and throw you to the side to die you'll grow
Still brilliance will show and things in so evil will glow
And this comes in a flow without thought though intension
And don't let me forget to mention

"Number Three"

I am growing strong. Grow with me.


Re: Number Seven
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.unet.maine.edu)
Date: March 03, 2003 11:17AM

Percy, darling, do try and keep your poetry on its own threads, and leave profanities out of it! There's no content warning on the header of this thread, so ya can't be using obscenities or profanities. Thanks.

Lady of the Night


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.southk01.tn.comcast.net)
Date: December 29, 2003 06:39PM

bump For personal reference. Gonna show it to a buddy later tonight.

Lady of the Night

I never conquered, rarely came, sixteen just held such better days.


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Gwydion (209.53.139.---)
Date: December 30, 2003 10:41AM


Lady,

Whatever the reason for bumping I'm grateful you did! I found your pieces to be thought provoking and wise.

It was a tough decision, but I think I like #3 & 4 best, but then again I really enjoyed #'s 5-8!!

My favorite bit is (#3):

So if I do not follow blindly, and I am
afraid to lead, but rather, I walk beside
those I know, and watch them so as to catch
them when they fall...then where do I fit in?

~peace~


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: December 31, 2003 12:32AM

Thanks for appreciating smiling smiley I bumped it so I could show them to my boyfriend later on that night (earlier the following morning) without having to search for it all over again. I'm glad you liked them, and could appreciate them for their depth... do I sound like I'm self-promoting?

You have the coolest signature... I love that.

Lady of the Night

I never conquered, rarely came, sixteen just held such better days.


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: December 31, 2003 01:22AM

do I sound like I'm self-promoting?

Nah, self-promotion looks more like this:

I can't read this right now, I'm not in the right frame of mind, but I will come back for it. I love you!


Les


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: December 31, 2003 08:28AM

Whaaaaaaat? N/m. I don't wanna know.

Lady of the Night

I never conquered, rarely came, sixteen just held such better days.


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Gwydion (209.53.139.---)
Date: December 31, 2003 10:54AM



So did your boyfriend enjoy and appreciate your work? I hope so!
and no, you don't sound self-promoting, and what if you did? Go for it!

Glad you like my signature smiling smiley




Happy New Year!


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.tys.bellsouth.net)
Date: December 31, 2003 04:14PM

He nodded a few times and said "That's deep." And it held his attention longer than "California," lol, so I guess he liked it smiling smiley

Lady of the Night

I never conquered, rarely came, sixteen just held such better days.


Re: Long Thoughts of July Second...Please Read
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.tys.bellsouth.net)
Date: May 11, 2004 10:13PM

Bumping again for me buddy.

Lady of the Night

I never conquered, rarely came, sixteen just held such better days.




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