Hues of Quietude

Delicia PowersStarred Page By Delicia Powers, 2nd Jun 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/zbb__m44/
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My faith is a personal journey. I find quiet strength and comfort in the simplicity of life...

Sunday Afternoon

Clouds sweep over the hills
To surround woodlands' shore...
Offering shade and comfort, trees enfold
A cottage nestled by the ocean.

In this picturesque cove,
All is the calm of psalms' still waters.





Take Time to Shine

Sunshine and breeze-made waves are one in tempo.
Sunlight drifts with the ebbing tide waters,
Moving with that eternal rhythmic pull of the sea.

Now in late afternoon the sun's rays shift,
And shade finds hidden depth in the green
Of the bayside pastures...

In this timeless cove,
All is the calm of psalms' still waters.

The Bottom Line

Still clinging to the bluish glow of day,
The skyline softens before turning gray.
Beneath a concave sky of clouds,
Tenderly the evening approaches.

In this sheltered cove,
All is the calm of psalms' still waters.

In Closing

Photo Credits: 1 and 4,"Hues of quietude," Copyright 2014, Delicia Powers.
Photo Credits: 2 and 3, "Quietude," Copyright 2014, Mike Powers.


Here is the poem that inspired the title of my poem; it is written by my husband Mike Powers "Wings of Quietude."

Please also read this beautiful poetry ... C. D. Moore offers "A Variation of Psalm 24"

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More of my Poetry...
Harbor Sunrise-Spring by the Sea
A Morning's Walk
My Grandmother's Garden

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Clouds, Faith, Horizons, Photo, Photographs, Photography, Poetry, Psalms, Quietude, Silence, Skyline, Tide, Timelessness

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author avatar Delicia Powers
I write poetry to share the beauty surrounding me in my beloved Maine. My hope simply is- in sharing it, you discover the beauty inside you; and write poetry too...

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
5th Jun 2014 (#)

Lovely, evocative poetry, and wonderful images that perfectly fit the mood cast. Thank you Delicia.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you Steve ... very, very much apperciated!

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author avatar spirited
5th Jun 2014 (#)

It gets harder to live simply in the modern world of complexity.

Let's hope those beautiful scenes in your pictures are not ever further spoiled!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Jun 2014 (#)

Hello spirited....Indeed you are so right spirited this modern world is ever changing ...but the simplicity I refer to here is my faith's chosen path and that always "leads me beside still waters and restores my soul" no matter how complex life gets...

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author avatar spirited
5th Jun 2014 (#)

Yes Delicia, and nobody can ever take that simplicity away from you!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Jun 2014 (#)

Beautifully said...thank you spirited...

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
5th Jun 2014 (#)

Lovely, just lovely.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Jun 2014 (#)

Morning Phyl!...and many thanks...

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author avatar Mariah
5th Jun 2014 (#)

I'm happy Delicia..beautiful serenity with perfect poetry..just wonderful!!
Thank you for this lovely treat on a very rainy day in Glasgow
Big hug on the way over to you now my friend xxx

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Jun 2014 (#)

Mariah...:0)... rain here today also...that has been the pattern of Spring so far here in Maine four days of misty weather and then a couple of spectacular, wow sunshine days....sending you my friend a hug right back and some sun along with it I I hope...thanks Mariah!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Jun 2014 (#)

Staying close to nature and feeling part of it - that is the secret for renewing our daily energy levels and positive vibes. And to think this has been the way for billions of years before us and maybe after us! Lovely Delicia - you are fast catching up with Mike in photography! siva

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Jun 2014 (#)

...it is such fun to spend time together roaming the countryside..l just like to think of myself as the sidekick when it when it comes to photography. ..lol...many thanks siva...:0)

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author avatar Christine Crowley
5th Jun 2014 (#)

Just wonderful - I felt as though I was standing by that calm cove. The pictures are awe-inspiring. We're getting ready to move to Florida (Bonita Springs). Last winter did us in. No more snow!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Morning Christine...thinking of you ...moving is always just a busy time and an exciting adventure all the best...hope to read all about it soon on your lovely pages...many thanks Christine....:0)

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
5th Jun 2014 (#)

How can you be anything but calm in such tranquil surroundings , dear Delicia ?
Thank you for sharing them with us here .
A well deserved star
Many blessings
Stella ><

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Hello Stella I find that same calm always within your beautiful poetry.... so thank you Stella...:0)

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author avatar vellur
6th Jun 2014 (#)

A beautiful lovely write calmed my spirit and soul.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Vellur what a truly lovely comment...thank you vellur!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Wow!

Quietude is beatitude!

I mean...
Quietude in poetry
and Beatitude in imagery!

Most wonderful!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
7th Jun 2014 (#)

And most wonderful to see you Rathnashikimani...!!!....many thanks:0)

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author avatar Kingwell
7th Jun 2014 (#)

Beautiful poetry - breathtaking scenery.
Blessings..

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author avatar Delicia Powers
7th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you Kingwell....:0)...I'm so very glad you stopped by!

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author avatar WOGIAM
9th Jun 2014 (#)

This is a simple and sincere ariticle and it is very true that everyone's faith is their own very personal journey.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
10th Jun 2014 (#)

WOGIAM you have capture my thoughts to perfection with your very lovely comment ...thank you WOGIAM!...

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author avatar Carol
10th Jun 2014 (#)

Another lovely piece as always!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
10th Jun 2014 (#)

Good to see you Carol... and many thanks...!

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author avatar Pollyal
14th Jun 2014 (#)

Your poetry floated me to the places whose picture you have used...its perfect :)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
14th Jun 2014 (#)

Good morning Pollyal...:0)-what a wonderful comment...and very lovely to see you Pollyal, thank you.

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author avatar vellur
17th Jun 2014 (#)

Lovely, beautiful write.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
17th Jun 2014 (#)

Very much appreciated vellur...:0)

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author avatar Robin Reichert
18th Jun 2014 (#)

Beautiful writing, Delicia, and so uplifting. You have a gift with words! I look forward to reading more of your articles. :-)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
18th Jun 2014 (#)

Hello Robin...good to see you-:0)-and thank you ...very much appreciated Robin!...

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
20th Jun 2014 (#)

Beautiful poem and very relaxing as well peaceful!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
21st Jun 2014 (#)

Evening Fern... :0)-glad you stopped by...and thanks Fern.
.

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author avatar LOVERME
1st Jul 2014 (#)

i still whine...

why don't you come and shine
on poetry of mine....
I know I ain't so divine as poetry and images of thine
but once in a way do read mine

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Jul 2014 (#)

Hello LOVERME...:0)

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author avatar Retired
5th Jul 2014 (#)

What delightful poetry! I so look forward to reading the rest.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Jul 2014 (#)

Hello Susan thanks and welcome to Wikinut...:0)-!

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author avatar Utah Jay
6th Jul 2014 (#)

I hope you don't mind that I read this twice...It was that good.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Jul 2014 (#)

Hello Utah Jay... I have just been reading in awe your poems... your poetry Utah is so absolutely breathtaking...thanks(twice) Utah for the visit to my page and for sharing your poems here on Wikinut...looking forward to each of your new post...

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author avatar Retired
6th Jul 2014 (#)

Exquisite, as always! So nice to be reading your words again, dear Delicia. Happy to see you're still at Wikinut. :)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Jul 2014 (#)

So very good to see you rama devi nina...:0)-many thanks...

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author avatar Retired
7th Jul 2014 (#)

Good to catch you here, D. I must be the last of the other gang to move over.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
8th Jul 2014 (#)

Hi LeRain super to see you...:0)!

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author avatar vpaulose
10th Jul 2014 (#)

Shining words of colorful feelings have risen to the sky to shine as a STAR! Thank you my sister Delicia.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
11th Jul 2014 (#)

Thanks vpaulose...so very glad you stopped by....many thanks!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
12th Jul 2014 (#)

A worthy feast for the senses, as always, thank you Delicia. Bes wishes to Mike

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author avatar Delicia Powers
13th Jul 2014 (#)

Hello Tranquilpen...:0)-and all the best from both Mike and I...many thanks for stopping by and your most lovely comment...!

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author avatar Utah Jay
16th Jul 2014 (#)

You are truly a poet at heart.

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author avatar LOVERME
20th Jul 2014 (#)

the beauty of your works surpasses...
the passage of tym...
how I wish came more poetry and beautiful scenes out of your mind ..
for folks like me...
to solace and delight find...
your poetry smeared with lovely scenes...
are one of a kind ...may i dare to you remind

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author avatar LOVERME
20th Jul 2014 (#)

duplication as wiki agrees with me

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author avatar LOVERME
20th Jul 2014 (#)

the beauty of your works surpasses...
the passage of tym...
how I wish came more poetry and beautiful scenes out of your mind ..
for folks like me...
to solace and delight find...
your poetry smeared with lovely scenes...
are one of a kind ...may i dare to you remind

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author avatar Delicia Powers
21st Jul 2014 (#)

What a lovely and kind thing to say....many, many thanks LOVERME. The closing of Yahoo Voices has been a real eye-opener for me when we all "signed up" thinking our writings would be displayed there forever ... but that forever for Yahoo Voices ends this month...so I have been busy filing my poems from there and thought it wise to take this time to collect them into a book...not for publishing- but for my family...something I have always wanted to do... I will be back and posting soon ... I could never forget all my friends here-:0)- and LOVERME- thanks again...:0)

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author avatar JayeByrd
22nd Jul 2014 (#)

Lovely poetry. I'm not sure I needed the pictures, but I enjoyed having them illustrate your writing. A book is definitely in order. I'll check in again on another page.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
22nd Jul 2014 (#)

Welcome JayeBird....and many thanks...so very much appreciated!...:0)

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author avatar LOVERME
23rd Jul 2014 (#)

we all are at that threshold of time standing astride a cliff a strong wind may blow us over what is yahoo non permanent as time itself is volatile I pray collect all your life's wisdom and compile in a book form the cost would not be a tsunami torn let kids remember their grand-mom who was worth more than yahoo and your works ma'am will speak for you

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author avatar Delicia Powers
28th Jul 2014 (#)

lovely thoughts LOVERME...many thanks...:0)

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author avatar Lee Hansen
23rd Jul 2014 (#)

Hey D we meet up again. Your words always bring a sense of peace and hope. Simply beautiful.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
28th Jul 2014 (#)

LEE!!!....how very wonderful to see you...sorry I was not in when you dropped by I will dash over to your pages to say hello...:0)

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author avatar Desert Reveries
1st Aug 2014 (#)

This poem inspires readers to create beautiful imagination in their hearts and minds..simply beautiful

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author avatar Delicia Powers
2nd Aug 2014 (#)

hello Desert Reveries-:0)- I so much appreciate this very thoughtful comment...!

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author avatar Retired
2nd Aug 2014 (#)

Beautiful serenity, dear Delicia. Enjoyed reading this aloud, especially the repeated line: All is the calm of psalms' still waters.

Yes!

Exquisite.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
2nd Aug 2014 (#)

Thank you rama devi nina..that means a lot to me..!-:0)

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author avatar vellur
5th Aug 2014 (#)

Beautifully expressed and wonderful images, great post.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Aug 2014 (#)

Good morning vellur...lovely to see you...and many thanks!...:0)

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author avatar LOVERME
6th Aug 2014 (#)

since 2 June...
till today ...
we all await ...
the flow and the glow...
grandma ---------y====ou show

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author avatar Delicia Powers
7th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks LOVERME....:0)-!

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author avatar Retired
9th Aug 2014 (#)

Beautiful, Delicia. Brings peace and serenity to the soul...at least to mine, it does.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Sep 2014 (#)

Hello lavenderblu I did not see you when you stop by so sorry...thank you for this beautiful comment...so very much appreiated!!!

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author avatar SauravBanerjee
5th Sep 2014 (#)

Lazy Sunday afternoon. Lovely description. Loved it!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Sep 2014 (#)

Many thanks Saurav....:0)....

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author avatar Sherri Granato
23rd Sep 2014 (#)

Beautiful poetry. Your work is like no other.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
24th Sep 2014 (#)

Sherri...I read your lovely comment yesterday...it was a comment that made me pause with a lump in my throat...so I waited until today to find just the right way to say thank you...but thank you, is still all I have- to let you know your your comment is cherished...

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author avatar Retired
25th Sep 2014 (#)

Such a lovely poem, Delicia, and it made me think of quiet afternoons spent in the woods ... even though your setting was at the ocean. :)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
25th Sep 2014 (#)

Hi Dorothy...what a great comment...because I write my poems here at the edge of the woodlands close enough to smell the sea through my open window ......lovely thought Dorothy...much appreciated!...:0)

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author avatar AjaySinghChauhan
25th Oct 2014 (#)

Nice post

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author avatar Delicia Powers
13th Nov 2014 (#)

Much appreciated Ajay...!

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author avatar Ptrikha
4th Nov 2014 (#)

Lovely Poem, reminding of times of solitude and being away from the stress and chaos of the world.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
13th Nov 2014 (#)

Thank you Ptrikha...:0)

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author avatar Charlie Kuchinsky
16th Jan 2015 (#)

I have so missed your poetry!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
16th Jan 2015 (#)

Hi Charlie...it really is wonderful to see you !!!...I have been trying to find my muse of late ...every time I sat down and demand myself to write ...I just feed my paper bin...it is overflowing...I just came from your pages Charlie...and said YES that is what I forgot...the true passion for writing...you sure have it Charlie...I never before tried to force myself to write... it always just flowed before...I have been so busy these last few months-happily so- but I have forgotten to listen to those whisper from my soul...thanks Charlie...gee-for someone with writers block I am sure long winded here this morning:0)- lol

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
24th Jan 2015 (#)

Very beautiful...the flow simply resonates a romanticist flavor seldom seen in modernist age.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
24th Jan 2015 (#)

Hello SaigonDeManila I have just been reading again your page...I am in awe of your Modern Poetry...this new art and literature is so beautiful ...each time I started to leave a comment it seemed somehow trite and unnecessary...Surely your works are required reading in my mind!...I have always loved poetry- it is the music of literature.but you sir have taken it beyond and into the future...!-:0)

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
22nd Dec 2015 (#)

Awww...am blushing on my morning read and very thankful on your kind wordss.Might as well try to check my archives as true literature are taken a back seat from my latest articles. Enjoy the holiday wordsmith comrade and continue writing for the thirst of reading souls.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
22nd Dec 2015 (#)

Good morning! -:0)...and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family...many thanks SaigonDeManila...I look forward to reading many more of your poems...!

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author avatar LOVERME
22nd Dec 2015 (#)

i don't come to know so i move on though slow

My Lord and you Delicia ma'am i bow to
only you read and comment on my poetry
and the A kind pees all over ...
in the four or five years i have been here...
i haven't got a penny or cent from wiki ..
but i never composed for money
what really surprises me ???
how still 1000 plus minus read me daily if i post
at least one poetry
So I am grateful Lord/Ma'am
as even Johnny my mentor has forgotten me ..

so many who read you
and me few too
... we
should be grateful ...
at least we are still being read. despite wikis new policy

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author avatar Delicia Powers
23rd Dec 2015 (#)

Christmas greetings LOVERME- to you and your family...best new year wishes.!..:0)

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