Tributes/Odes

Samantha De

Samantha De

You have been

my best friend for so long.

I have lost count

on the year by now.

This summer you will

be gone a year

or possible longer.

You are going

to chase a dream

and you need a change.

You will be missed here.

It is going different

when you are gone.

Girl you are like

my little sister for

so long and now this summer

would the longest we

will be apart.

When you are

lonely just think

that you have

one friend that will

ready when you

come back.

So there is someone

that will be

your friend forever.

Take this poem with you

when you go

so you remember that

you have someone

with you when

you are lonely in

Japan this summer.

You have been my best friend for so long

it feels like a lifetime of friendship

and I would not

have any other way girl.

Samantha De + Chris Conner friends no best Friends forever.

I “Love” you “sis:”

-Chris Conner

January 20, 2009

*This poem is for my best friend in the world. She means the world to me*

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Even Though I have not know you that long

Even Though I have not know you that long

Even though I have not known you that long,

you have become

a friend of mine.

Right now, you are

going through a lot

and it is getting harder

by the day,

you have to

hold on.

When it is time

you will be

in good hands.

Even though I have not known you that long,

you have become

fast friends.

You need to just

to hold on thing

will get better in time.

Even though I just known you

for a little time

it has been great one.

You will be better

one day and you will

be in my prayers

until that time.

Just do not forget

you have friends

young and old.

Even though I have not know you that long,  

You will win this battle

and you will be

survivor from this.

Even though I have

not know you

that long but you

are really great

person that I have

got to know of you.

-Gene Conner

January 19, 2009

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Remembering Ancestors & Parents

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Halcyon

Pitah Dharma Pitah … Parampurusha

Mahalaya Prayer Séance



Be Acquainted with my Parents on Mahalaya



Light earthen lamps in

Tribute Pitripurusha Tarpon

Lucky to be born

To you loving parents

Those days were so warm.

Secure in gentle care

Course we did share

Pursue and cherish life

Fears bravely dare.

Adversity by valour face

Hurts overcome.

Bestow affection

Learn to be good

Fasten love, joyous bond.

Before you sent us to school

You prepared us to read and write.

Respect elders and teachers

Precious blessings strive.

Evoking sacrosanct

On auspicious Mahalaya

Lighting earthen lamps

Father and mother, our offers

In tarpon to you both, and ancestors

Our heartfelt humble submissions, we bow

Our head in Prayers - Remain to Divine – Bless Us.






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Archaic Torso of Apollo (Translation)

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Poems

Never shall we know of his fabled head
in which his eyes like apples ripened. Though
his torso still radiates: like an ancient lantern glow.
In which his gaze, though now turned low

holds firm and gleams; Otherwise the bow
of the breast could not blind you, nor in the delicate turn
of the the loins run a smile so low
to that center, there where procreation had endured

Otherwise this brilliant stone would stand stumped and defaced
With lucidity from the shoulders downturn
And not gleaming as a predatory animals brilliant fur

nor would it burst through all of its confines
like a  rising brilliant star untill there is no body
that does not see.  You must change your life.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This is A translation of mine originally wrote in German by Ranier Rilke.

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Mop Top Pop

Dear Prudence,

Don't bother me!

I should have known better with a girl like you.

Hello, goodbye, day tripper.

Run for your life, for I have got another girl...

And I love her!





Lovely Rita,

Good day sunshine! Oh darling,

I need you in my life,

I want to hold your hand!

Think for yourself, tell me what you see.

It's getting better all the time.

Love me do because I feel fine!

Any time at all, all you gotta do is call,

and I'll be there.

Wait! If I needed someone,

baby, you can drive my car!

Please, please me, we can work it out

when I get home. I'll be back!

Help! I've got to get you into my life!



From me to you,

Its only love.



P.S. I love you!






Author's Notes/Comments: 

My tribute to the Beatles, may they live forever!

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STEPHANIE

STEPHANIE

(T. Beechey)



SITTING IN A FAVORITE CHAIR

TRAILS OF JET STREAM IN THE AIR

EVERY PLACE AND EVERYWHERE

PUTS ME IN MIND OF YOU

HOLDING HANDS IN SOLITUDE

AN UNEXPECTED INTERLUDE

NATIONS ONCE AT WAR RENEWED

IT PUTS ME IN MIND OF YOU



EACH WORD THAT I SPEAK IS TRUE



SILENT MOMENTS TO REFLECT

THOUGHTS WHICH SEEM TO INTERSECT

ERRORS TIME HAS LEFT UNCHECKED

PUTS ME IN MIND OF YOU

HEARTFELT GLANCES  DURING STROLLS

ACHIEVING DREAMS, REACHING GOALS

NEWBORN EMBERS ON THE COALS

IT PUTS ME IN MIND OF YOU



ETCHED WITHIN THE SKIES OF BLUE



SONGS OF LOVE SWEETLY SUNG

TREES WITH DECORATIONS HUNG

ELDERLY FOLKS THINKING YOUNG

PUTS ME IN MIND OF YOU

HORSES RUNNING FREE AND WILD

A BURST OF LAUGHTER FROM A CHILD

NUMBERS LOST AND THEN RE-DIALED

IT PUTS ME IN MIND OF YOU



EXPLAIN MYSELF? I HAVE NO CLUE



SUNLIGHT SHIMMERS THROUGH THE RAIN

TEARDROPS ON A WINDOW PANE

EVERYTHING IN GOD'S DOMAIN

PUTS ME IN MIND OF YOU

HALOES 'ROUND THE EVENING MOON

AS CRICKETS SING NOCTURNAL TUNES

NATURE'S REBIRTH IN THE MONTH OF JUNE

IT PUTS ME IN MIND OF YOU



EVERMORE, YOUR BEAUTY SHINES THROUGH

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A Wonderful Man named George

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my poems

What a wonderful man

What a wonderful life

He is so kind and so loving

He has fought for so many causes

He has won a great number of battles

He is an icon of great revelation

All the things that he has accomplished

And all the places he has been

Oh to be such an impact on the world

What glory could that hold

What honor and sense of virtue

To have done such amazing things in ones life

And to have helped so many people

Yet in the end he asks for nothing in return

He has saved so many innocents from harm

But does it only because he cares

To know of a man so great

And so knowledgeable

Is an honor of its own

I am honored

Greatly and deeply honored

To know him

He has changed my life greatly

And I will always think of him as the amazing

Talented man that I know he is

To me he is the best father figure

That anyone should hope to know

And I will make sure everyone knows

About the most wonderful man

This world has ever seen

And his name is

George Clifton Edwards III



Written With Love,

Noel Rodrigue

2/8/2008

Author's Notes/Comments: 

this was written for a man i grew to love but lost too soon

r.i.p. 2/28/2008

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I AM WITHIN YOU

I AM WITHIN YOU

(T. Beechey)



Should you find yourself standing near

My gravesite,stop! For I'm not here

I am in the whispered breeze

In the rustle of the trees

I'm in the laughter of a child

I'm in the tears of the beguiled

I am in each drop of dew

But,mostly,I am within you



Should you find yourself passing by

My gravesite,stop! I do not lie

Beneath this stone or under this ground

Within yourself is where I'm found

I am within each word you speak

I'm within the kiss upon your cheek

I'm in all you are and all you do

Because I am within you



I am within your very soul

As you strive to achieve your goal

I am within your every breath

We are still one,even after death

And,within you,is just where I'll stay

From the "Amen" you softly pray

To your greeting the coming day

There couldn't be any other way



And as you from your slumber wake

Picture me in each snowflake

See me in each grain of sand

And all throughout this promised land

Both near and far and far and wide

My vision shall be at your side

From mountains high to oceans blue

Because I am within you



I am within your hopes and dreams

Every time the sunshine beams

I am within your thoughts and prayers

Each time that your spirit cares

Just because my earthly fight

Has given in to my plight

Nothing shields you from my light

You shall remain in my sight



Should you find yourself in the presence of

My gravesite,stop and gaze above

I am within each cloud that forms

I'm within the rainbow after the storms

I'm within the seed that's freshly sown

And the bloom from which the seed is grown

I'm within all that's good and true

And that's why I am within you

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R.I.P. Freddie

You entertained us all

‘You made us feel

Like we’re alive’

So all we can say

To you Freddie

Is thank you

For your music

And thank you

We will miss you

Author's Notes/Comments: 

We shall miss you Freddie Mercury. I wrote this while listening to "Miracle" by Queen
Written 12/15/07

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