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Sometimes It Only Takes a Minute

Posted 03/15/2010 at 01:42 AM by superkat

When life is moving so quickly that you barely have time to nice is it that someone takes a minute to say something nice...or pass along words of encouragement...or to praise you for something that you worked hard on...or gave yourself to...for no other reason than to give to someone else?

It only takes a stop, to look, to listen...and to respond. With a smile, with a pleasant word...a pat on the shoulder...

For those of you who have touched my life in that way...thank you. And for those of you who i have touched in some positive way? please pass it along.

Life is much, much too short to ignore the positive in someone's life. Look for it...point it out to them..because chances are...they really need to hear it.

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    Every man or woman, when they get quiet, when they become desperately honest with themselves, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there.
    Posted 03/15/2010 at 02:19 AM by superkat superkat is offline
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    A quick night of passion
    A slow drawn out affair
    lives promised to eachothers hearts
    Rings traded w/ secret messages in each

    Loss of a personal super hero
    A quick ride to seek help
    A mothers guiding hands
    Two years past
    and go faster each second we live

    Happy birthday Chloe
    My lil bubba
    Posted 03/21/2010 at 11:15 PM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    Salt Creeps

    A hobby of patience
    An art of science
    An illusion of nature
    A small life hangs in your grip

    Salt buckets sprawled onto the floor
    Rubber hoses tangled with electric cords
    A place where many ideas have come to die
    And where many others have come to light

    Spattered glass w/ a crack in it
    Old used up equipment
    Time sits spent in its own gracious path
    Frustration is both found and lost here

    Coming back to see the work
    Working hard so as to come back
    taking what is gifted
    And giving in return

    Burnt out bulbs
    Old carbon bags
    Too many buckets stacked
    With their friends the coolers

    Rubber bands and zip ties
    A rusty razor sits
    In a pool of saltiness
    As around it-salt creeps
    Posted 03/21/2010 at 11:36 PM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    Staring Moon-

    I look to you
    On nights like this
    And you never turn away
    Glowing like a firefly

    A cloud passes by
    As it tries to dilute you
    It pales in comparison
    Weakness is its only strength

    You reflect upon a waterfall
    As fish sleep and dream
    Foamy tides of greenish hue
    Imitate your face but can't

    Swirls of wind pass you by
    on their way to home
    a lost soul stares
    And is comforted by your essence
    Posted 03/21/2010 at 11:48 PM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    holy cow...those are wonderful!
    Posted 03/22/2010 at 01:35 AM by superkat superkat is offline
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    just a lil something off the hip-freestyle
    Posted 03/22/2010 at 04:54 PM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    Greater things-

    The oceans energy surges
    and breaks on waiting shores
    like a good friends rapping
    on another good friends door

    The sun begins its journey down
    off in the unreal cascade
    The earth cools with its retreat
    another day is made

    The rain begins to fall suddenly
    feeding all things alive
    A mother whale and her calf
    slowly start to dive

    Fire lights the sky
    on some distant shore
    A man stays warm and comforted
    As he tells an ancient lore

    Wind stirrers up a column of smoke
    As the listeners gather in
    with great emotion he tells his tale
    As moon gives way-another day begins
    Posted 03/22/2010 at 06:15 PM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    And gotta incl some from my indigo girls

    just the beginning to walk away

    We used to walk in each others arms
    it was one on one
    thats what you said
    Now the moon is a sliver in our eyes
    we stumble bleeding on this broken glass...

    there was a time when we gave everything
    and it was true true enough to bleed
    but now you feel you got nothing left
    if there's nothing to lose
    then there's nothing to gain
    walk away

    God i love that!
    Posted 03/22/2010 at 06:44 PM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    what does it mean in the visitors area after thename it has a + sign?? What is that?
    Posted 03/22/2010 at 10:17 PM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    Maybe they are your friends??
    Posted 03/22/2010 at 10:45 PM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    hey there! whoa...lovin' the poem....i think i could paint that....such visuals...

    the + sign means they stopped by more than once.....

    so artist, there music in there somewhere????
    Posted 03/23/2010 at 02:10 AM by superkat superkat is offline
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    I have the love of music -I sing on xbox live to get my friends going! My wife was in a band and is very musical-piano flute guitar & is artistic-not a poet though so...

    what did you want me to send you? My paintings? Might take awhile-can't figure out the flickr/rc connection-what was the photo site you said was easy? I think I tried but the username alphaferret was already in use-who dares-maybe me and i can't remeber what email i used or the pass-never mind I just remembered-photo bucket!
    Posted 03/23/2010 at 02:22 PM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    yes, please...i like to see others work...
    Posted 03/23/2010 at 11:12 PM by superkat superkat is offline

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