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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 11:08:05 AM PDT
Have a wonderful birthday!!!

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 11:11:17 AM PDT
Jules says:
Thank you!

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 3:36:20 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 7:40:01 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 13, 2012 7:42:12 AM PDT
Jules says:
Yay, maybe I'll buy my first lottery ticket? Veeery funny B. but I'm not giving the year away! I'll say I have a son who is old enough to drink beer and I feel like his sister, lol! Thankyou for the good wishes.

BTW, love the name changes, this one really makes me think!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 7:41:24 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 13, 2012 8:30:09 AM PDT
Jules says:
This is one of my favorite poems, something to look forward to:
WARNING, by Jenny Joseph

When I'm an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red had which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other peoples gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausage at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But for now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old and start to wear purple.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 2:00:48 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 13, 2012 10:23:48 PM PDT
Jules says:
I sure hope not! ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 9:06:29 PM PDT
Carolina says:
Jules, A friend gave me this book years ago, but I never wore a red hat with a purple dress. I have friends who have and even belong to the Society. I've done all those things as I have grown old,but I followed the advice and practiced a lot way before I grew old.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 9:22:44 PM PDT
Carolina says:
@B
WHAT is your problem? I go away for a few days in the garden to eat worms (my favorite since childhood) when I am down.
"Nobody loves me,
Everybody hates me,
Going in the garden and eat worms."
If there is more, fortunately I do not remember the rest. And here I come back and find you writing such pessimistic things and upsetting twinny so. Shame on you. I even had a brief dream about you, that I had really found you and we were just walking along, heads down(since we don't know what each other looks like), kicking leaves and small branches aside. I felt really happy and said now we can really get together and talk for real. You didn't seem too pleased about that. Was that dream prophetic?

Glad your cough is better!

What kind of name is Zonkers? Are you sure you aren't just jonked on that cough syrup? (;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 8:48:41 AM PDT
Jules says:
Carolina,
I was starting to wonder if I was the only one who had heard of the books, the society, the poem! It's the spirit of the poem that gets me. Reminds me of two 'old maid' aunts of mine. They were sisters who lived into their 90s and were the most fun adults I ever knew! They were never quite that zany, but they never let life get them down! I am practicing, too.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 7:55:45 PM PDT
Carolina says:
Good for you, Jules. I remember a girl's grandmother in her 80's out washing her car in rolled-up jeans, cursing like a sailor. The girl was embarassed (for they were in a very high-class neighborhood). I on the other hand admired her for being herself and flipping them off! Good luck to you ladies with B. I remembered the other lines of the poem about worms, so I'm eating no more of them. YUK.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 2:40:08 AM PDT
twinny says:
Carolina and Jules - please email me ( addy in profile page) there is a new site/forum which is moderated that you both might enjoy :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 10:58:18 AM PDT
Don't forget Jody.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 1:23:23 PM PDT
Carolina says:
ok,twinny, ASAP

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 3:41:54 PM PDT
twinny says:
I won't :)

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 11:47:29 AM PDT
Splinker says:
Time marches on.

But sometimes, it pulls you back,

and we find ourselves children once again.

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 12:07:00 PM PDT
Splinker says:
STREAM



A dark road
asphalt arrow piercing
The heart of a storm.
Sometimes we chase lightning.
Hoping to find each other during the flash.

Sometimes we hide from the thunder
Only wanting solitude
In the darkness.

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 8:49:20 AM PDT
Splinker says:
INTENTIONS

Holding you on a warm September day;

cool breezes skip off the lake and touch our comfortable smiles.

Inside I smolder.

Even when I hold your hand at the lake

(and holding you there under the sun is a treasure of the heart)

my thoughts and blood, volatile and unstable,

are swept up in the whirlwind of your touch.

One moment content to walk at your side;

then shaking with need

to take you

and drink from your lips



Satisfied with just having you here.

But still,

. Desire satisfied only by stoking your desire.

Fire quenched only by making you burn.

Releasing you only by taking you.

Freeing you only by possessing you.

My life a fever dream.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 10:00:57 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 19, 2012 10:31:05 AM PDT
Splinker says:
Thank you much.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 10:52:04 AM PDT
Carolina says:
I like storms.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 10:54:29 AM PDT
Carolina says:
Hope you're not making fun of us in bordemvfille poetry. If sincere, it is lovely.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 10:55:30 AM PDT
Splinker says:
They do have a certain sexual energy to them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 10:58:12 AM PDT
Splinker says:
That poem fits my definition of good poetry (stated on another thread). I have not heard of boredom town. Is it near Splinkerville?
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