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July 21, 2017
 

Dreamworld dancing in my wishes
Weaving wistful memories of you charms.
I am waltzing lovely in my fantasies
Holding warmth and honey in my arms.

Swirling over sweet clouds of nothing,
Every essence of your nearness melts with mine
And all the threads of every heartbeat
Weave a cloak that isolates us both in time.

We are forever wearers of our dream cloak
And we shall dance together while we sleep.
It is a dance I will cherish all my lifetime.
It is a memory I will always love to keep.

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CHOCOLATE STAMP
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July 17, 2017
 

I waited and no letter came,
but silence is its own reply,
An emptiness we can't deny.
I answer yours with tears.
I hear it through the years.
Silence is its own reply.
And still I wait.
When the melting summer turns to leaves of fall,
Do you miss me much or not at all?
Ahh I hear it now
Silence

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NAILBITER
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July 17, 2017
Bradenton, United States

wounds of love

Low down and the skin is breaking,
Tearing all your tender feelings,
Peeling back to show your aching,
Leaving open all your sorrows.
No tomorrows ever cover
wounds inflicted by a lover.
Now the face stares from your mirror
And the eyes like glass are shining,
"Lonely madness creeping nearer "
And without him life is
sorrow.
No tomorrows ever cover
wounds inflicted by a lover.
Once I knew you when you kissed me,
Now you touch me like an object,
And as time goes on I miss you
and the heart I let you borrow.
No tomorrow ever covers
Wounds inflicted by a lover
No tomorrow ever heals a wound of love.

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TURNING
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July 9, 2017
Bradenton, United States

One day far in your future
You will see a day without pain
As the best day of your life.

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DAY OF TRUTH
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July 8, 2017
 

A new day begins, as yesterday's pain is still fresh.
We hurt just as much as yesterday despite the balm we have used to deaden it.
I need a muse, a mother, a lover, a brother, a friend or a family
to take this pain away.
Lend me your hand to pull me up from my abyss, sweet friend.
Grace, peace, love, joy..dawn

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JOHN LENNON
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July 4, 2017
 

Independence Day
In the year 1971 the country was losing young men to the Vietnam war, to the tune of 75000 lives so far. I wrote the following poem at the age of 18 as my boyfriend was almost drafted. Glad I don't feel this way today, but I am sure some still do.
                  The Fourth of July
And all the Fireworks are bursting
In memory of bombs and burns
And all the screaming,
             crying and dying          
                        children
in Vietnam.
I am proud to be an American,
where freedom can be bought
and any
         White
                Protestant
                      Shallow
                                 Man
can make it rich
      if he is aggressive and br...

CELEBRATING FREEDOM
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July 4, 2017
 

Independence , movies

Independence Day for sure would be my favorite!
We are always our best when fighting a common enemy and not each other.
We are bold, courageous and ingenious when it comes to preserving our great democratic experiment.
Survival is never dependent on just one person. It takes every single one of us contributing whatever we can to make this work. In the end of the movie the entire world is saved by sharing information with other countries.
On top of that we see Jeff Goldblum, Will Smith and Bill Pullman all in the same film.

Is this a great country or what?

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CELEBRATING FREEDOM
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June 23, 2017
Bradenton, United States

Motivation

I had a calling to be a doctor but put it off. My excuses were lack of money, no family support and fear of failure.
One day, while making rounds with some doctors as a pharmacist, I realized that I was not only capable of being a doctor but was guilty of procrastination. A little voice in my head said
"Anything less than your best is a wasted life".
It is now 34 Years since I graduated from medical school. The people I have helped along the way were my destiny. Some would not be alive today without me. We are all part of a plan, so run to your dreams and be what you know you were meant to be.
Fear is not an option. Just do it.

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TYPEWRITER DAY
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June 23, 2017
 

My son is like an owl....
In a good way.
He is patient and observant,
Wise beyond his years.
He is beautiful but unaware of  it.
He sits quietly and surveys the world,
then takes what he needs and no more, returning to his place as before,
A young man destined to change the world through his solitary contemplation
Scientist, son, brother, friend
Loved by all who know him.

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OWL
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June 11, 2017
 

I knew a guy named Bruce who applied to medical school 6 years in a row. Each time they rejected him he asked what he could do to improve his chances. They he went out and did it.

He took a class over and got a higher grade. He volunteered in a doctors laboratory. On the sixth attempt they finally accepted him.

He was the friendliest guy in class. He knew all our names and our spouses too.
He married the prettiest girl in our class. He had a successful family medical practice for 30 years.

He wasn't handsome or the smartest guy in the class. He wasn't wealthy or Ivy League.
But he was a guy who never gave up.. on himself, his dreams or his patients.

Don't let anyone stop you from reac...

TYPEWRITER DAY
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June 2, 2017
 

Weary of work, resting on a Friday night.
Wondering if tomorrow holds a promise of joy, sunshine and palm trees or just more of today's deluge.
Lordy, I thought the heavens had opened up with a flood of tears that made my own look tiny and insignificant this afternoon.
Or is this just the start of the great flood?
Noah... where are you?

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
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May 15, 2017
 

Photo challenge: the party girls

I stand inside this crowd of needy people..
Hot bodies swinging to insane rhythms..
The sweat of human desire hanging heavily in the fog of that ancient flower ..
Tongues drenched in the flames of tequila...
I close my eyes as I hide in the stall beneath a naked bathroom bulb
and dream of a world of velvet couches, hot coffee and Chopin...
My head resting in the memory of your shoulder...
My fingers lingering in the memory of your hair ...
Beyond this harsh world into my dreams.

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AMOR
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May 14, 2017
Bradenton, United States

Dear Mother,
It has been 24 years since you passed away but I can still smell your Chanel#5.
I can hear the ringing of your dangling brass bell earrings and your sigh when you ruffled my hair.
I smell your spaghetti sauce made from scratch and taste your hint of tomato in the Beef Stroganoff .
If I close my eyes my head is in your lap and you are brushing my hair from my eyes.
I will always miss you and remember you,
Love,
Connie

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AMOR
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May 6, 2017
Lake Mary, United States

Shorties..Jen

"She knew the nuns
Would not approve..
She kissed him hard anyway..
Delicious.."

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KENTUCKY DERBY
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April 22, 2017
Bradenton, United States

Love
To touch another human Being

To touch another human being...
all aching hearts at night are one
as in our clumsy beds we make our vain attempts
To touch another human being.
And mounds of rules and customs
cloud our minds and slap the hands that try
to touch another human being.
So we roll each on a side
and dream alone and in our dreams we're
touching other human beings
until we wake again to our aloneness.

HARMONY
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April 22, 2017
Bradenton, United States

One Wish

To be in that place called Nirvana
Where we are loved, connected, comforted and fulfilled.
I have been there once.
I dream of being there again someday.

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SUNSET PEAKS
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April 19, 2017
Bradenton, United States

for a young woman dying...

This is the end
and all the painless years she piled up were washed away
tonight in tears.
If ever she was happy before
she will never be now.
So sorry that her harp was sour,
that the little bird could not fly,
that all her feathers flying down
could not a savior bring
and now she lies crushed and broken.
Little bird not meant to be.
Little bird who tried to sing
but failed to flee.
I will miss her so.  

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CHAOS
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April 9, 2017
Bradenton, United States

I think there are two parts to anyone's personality. The first is how you view yourself and the second is the impact all the people in your life have had on you.
     You are born with an inherent way of acting . I was gregarious, quick to laugh and smile. There was not a shy bone in my body. I slept lightly and woke up cheerful. I was very trusting.
     My life has been tumultuous at the least. The effects of all the people I have known has altered my nature. Every snub left me more wary of others, every rejection left me less trusting .
     Yet here I am, trusting the people here on the letters app to give me the freedom to express myself.. and guess what?
You have all helped me to be...

DON’T GET LOST
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April 8, 2017
Bradenton, United States

Alone

I pause amid the rushing of the masses
To their lives and to their deaths
Alone within the part you call my soul.
I feel an incredible solitude, as if I am floating above them in a mist
Of fractured feelings.
I do not hear the groaning of the masses
Nor do I rush the same as they,
For I know each hour is followed by another
And hurrying yourself does not hurry the day.

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THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
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April 8, 2017
Bradenton, United States

Humanity

When I was in college every standardized test form collected data on race. The choice was white, black, Native American or other.
I always checked other and wrote in the word "human".
I felt the best way we could all get along was to stop thinking about the color of our skin and start realizing we are all the same species.
The newest craze in finding our genetic heritage is very likely to improve our ability to see ourselves as "human" as we all find we are something of a " Heinz 57 " variety.
Let there be peace on earth

THINKING IN CIRCLES
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April 8, 2017
Bradenton, United States

Feel Good Song

Every morning as I drift in to awareness I hear a song begin softly on my phone in the kitchen...
"Well it's been building up inside of me for oh, I don't know how long"
One leg over the edge of the bed...
"I don't know why but I keep thinking something's bound to go wrong """
Other leg dangling from the bed..
"But she looks in my eyes and makes me realize when she says"
Pushing off from the bed I do my rhythmic cha-cha to the kitchen...
"Don't worry baby- don't worry baby- everything will turn out all right- don't worry baby whoowhoo"
And over my hot coffee with my mind all fuzzy I stop worrying about the day..,.and thank The Beach Boys for washing my anxiety away.
Gotta lo...

NO FEAR
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March 5, 2017
Bradenton, United States

Create your own quote

Doctors do not save lives, they save years. We all die someday, a fact that doctors will never change.

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Hurray for Hollywood
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February 15, 2017
Bradenton, United States

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0073906/mediaviewer/rm852167168

The Wind and the Lion
This is my favorite romantic movie because of the slow building of desire between a British woman (CandaceBergan) and an Arab rebel ( Sean Connery) , two unlikely lovers who are thrown together by fate.
It reminds me that true love comes when you least expect it.
Enjoy, the link is above to copy and paste in your browser

MIcklav4

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LOVE IS...
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February 15, 2017
Bradenton, United States

Breathe softly my love in this turbulent night.
Roll gently from side to back to side
And do not disturb the deep sleeping child
Whose birth will be hard to abide.

Sleep on, though the rain pounds hard on your window.
Sleep on through the thundering roar.
Think not of the pain, the frustration of labor
Nor of fire and famine and war.

For the thought of your not-yet-born suffering and dying
In pain from a needle, a bullet , a knife
Would remove from your sweet face that warm glow of love
And replace it with long lines of strife .

Breathe softly my love in this turbulent night.
You know that one day he must die.
Roll gently from side to back to side.
Let him live.. don't try to ask wh...

LOVE IS...
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February 15, 2017
Bradenton, United States

We are only as good as we think we can be.
When others believe in us, we rise to their expectations.

Let everyone you meet feel important.  Make the world a better place.

A single candle can light up the dark. Cast a Halo all your own!

With love for all,
Micklav4

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SHINE YOUR LIGHT
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February 11, 2017
Lake Mary, United States

In the summer of my life I took my world for granted
paying no attention to my slender frame and boundless energy,
worrying away the years .
Fretting over nonsense, picking meaningless battles with people who would pass out of my life as fast as the sunset, I wasted time as if it was of no value.
And now it is Autumn, nearly Winter, when time is stingier with its blessings.
Is there still time left to tell you that I have loved you through this whole messy life?
Is there time to wrap my arms around you and say you are all that ever mattered?
I will drench you with my love this Valentines Day as if it were our last.
Dearest Love
To hold from this day forward

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February 11, 2017
Lake Mary, United States

USA

Dearest Valentine

I loved you when I was 22 so I married you.
I loved you when I was 34 so I bore your children
I loved you at 54 so I stayed even after the kids were gone
I love you at 63 so I write this poem to tell you ..
That it was easy to love picking up your shoes and closing the kitchen cupboard, paying the biggest bills and teaching you to dance, fixing your computer and making you comfortable at parties because it was easy for you to hold me in the crook of your arm all night and carry me to the breakfast table,lead me on mountain hikes and make a fabulous cup of coffee.
Happy Valentine's Day you hopeless romantic,
Love you still
YourWife

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WORD ART
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February 9, 2017
Sarasota, United States

Who can tell?

Who can tell what tomorrow may bring?
You might win the lotto.
You might fall in love again.
You might get that better job.

At your lowest point, life can only get better.
So when you dream, make it bold. Make it sweet.
Cherish your life.

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COFFEE
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September 11, 2048
 

February 10, 2017

She stood in the stillness of the ancient Redwood forest beside her husband and son. For a moment the stress of life vanished to be replaced by sheer joy . The air was cool, almost chilly, while outside the forest the heat was oppressive.
   Turning her head up she felt the glow of the sun on her face as she spread her arms wide and twirled slowly between the branches of the "Founders Club" redwoods that had stood for a thousand years waiting for her.
     Frozen finally in calmness she heard a quiet voice whisper in her ear. "You have everything you need right here." She would repeat that phrase over and over in her mind for many years.
     Later she would come to reali...

WHAT IF?
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