Words That Bind

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    To all my friends that love poetry and value the experience of creating and sharing their works.

    Words That Bind

     

    Their words reach out to me in a poetical embrace

    As if our minds were one as through family and blood

    These friends of mine who create beauty through the written word

    Designing living visions as if framed in fine antique lace

     

    They write of life and past loves and times yet to pass

    All cradled in poems that provide portraits in verse

    Some long and some short; some bitter some sweet

    Each one flowing as sand through an ageless hour glass

     

    With love as their vision and hope as their guide

    They construct living stories from where silence once stood

    The poems bloom like beautiful flowers springing to life

    Be not still friends of mine your works fill me with pride

     

    So as time passes and we write in our far distant retreats

    Do not forget me as we are bound by our words and our works

    Continue to write and fear not as I will always be near by

    In the audience you will see me - center aisle front row seat

            

    ©Copyright Jan. 29, 2010 Charlie Gragg

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    Olan01 commented on Words That Bind

    10-12-2010

    Congrats you are a winner. I am digging through past winners and I found you here; center aisle, front row seat. Well done servant of words.

    Hampton

    10/12/2010

    Your are very kind. Thank you.

    Olan01

    10/12/2010

    Hey, that make two wins for you. Thanks for you kind words and friendship.

    Helios commented on Words That Bind

    03-06-2010

    Your words still speak to all the poets/poetess of OriginalPoetry as a mentor to each and everyone of us. Thank-you for writing this poem.

    Hampton

    03/06/2010

    That is kind ofr you to say my friend.

    danmartyjake1 commented on Words That Bind

    02-26-2010

    Timeless, Eternal, Beautiful poetry that speaks of more timeless masterful works!

    Hampton

    02/26/2010

    I am glad that you enjoyed this write. Thank you.

    Azzrella commented on Words That Bind

    02-20-2010

    AN ODE TO YOUR FELLOW POETS' , NO HIGHER FORM OF KUDOS!!! O' SAGE ONE, ANY ADVICE OR CRITIQUE WOULD BE WELCOME...

    Hampton

    02/20/2010

    Thats very kind of you. Advice? Write on!

    Bettysrainbow48 commented on Words That Bind

    02-17-2010

    You have a special talent in your writings. This is a good write.Your work gets better all the time.

    Hampton

    02/17/2010

    Nice of you to say. Thank You.

    Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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    Hampton’s Poems (111)

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    Searching 5
    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
    My Mother Ruth 12
    Forever–ast
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    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
    The Chatelaine 12
    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
    The Final Beat of My Heart 16
    The Rainbow of Poets 19
    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
    A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
    The 9 ers 24
    Love Defined 27
    Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
    More News From Buda Texas 26
    Choices 26
    News from Buda, Texas 21
    In Search of God 21
    Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
    Out of the Darkness 15
    Visions from Within the Mist 18
    Baseball 12
    The Night Stalker 16
    The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
    The Sounds of Time 17
    The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
    Blah Blah Blah 14
    One Two Three 13
    Carpe Viam 11
    Love in the Afternoon 13
    The Moth 14
    Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
    The Creative Process 19
    The Truth and the Tribe 19
    The Long Wait. 19
    Feathers 26
    The Arrow 14
    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
    Ghostly Images 16
    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
    IN MY OWN WORDS 13
    The Rider 16
    Pride and Shame 18
    The Winning Poet is.... 21
    Memories 13
    Politicians 67
    Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
    God's Visit 17
    Poets and Poems 20
    Love Thy Neighbor 13
    Renewal 8
    The Roar of Silence 17
    Blessed Are These Days 4
    Time and Space 5
    Life's Journey 8
    Gift To The Fallen 16
    Hunger 21
    The Antique Shop 30