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"More and more I realize that everybody, regardless of age, needs to be hugged and comforted in a brotherly or sisterly way now and then. Preferably now. ---Jane Howard
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"In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs, in spite of things silently gone out of mind and things...
A True Poet Is He
This special "Hug" is going out to one of the most phenomenal poets around HP Town! This poet is dramatic, sensitive, imaginative, loves with much passion and is growing in his faith.
Therefore, on this day, it is my utmost joy in the giving of yet another "Hug of the Day" to a poet extraordinaire, none other than cleaner3, also known as Michael to his friends, who is without a doubt a true poet. He cannot help but to write, as it just pours right out of his soul onto the pages, seemingly without effort. Michael is from Pueblo, Colorado; however, when one reads his exquisite poetry, one is swept away off to other worlds of such delight, beauty and wonderment. The tiniest of things will spark Michael's imagination and, as a result, we are all the recipients of such wondrous poetry.
If you would like to go ahead and have a peek at the drama and beauty from all the sites on his stunning profile page, just click on the link to the right here, and you will see ...cleaner3! Please be mindful to return and finish reading here. However, it may be difficult to do so for, as you will see, his entire profile page is filled with the most amazing imagery, so much so, to where one is captivated, almost as if held prisoner to behold such beauty. That is only the beginning, for the true beauty is found in reading Michael's superb poetry! At times, he makes a huge impact without using a lot of words, which is the sign of a great poet.
Since Michael was able to draw out of me, my nickname of "Tree", hence the reference of a "Tree" giving Michael a hug throughout this "Hug" here, I am sharing Michael's nickname of "stick", which was given to him as a child.
It's Love a Tree Day!
Michael's Favorite ... May "Knock Your Socks Off"
Persevering Through Trials
Michael, just as we all do at times, has those down, dark days, and so I chose this video, for it looks as though, to me, the "Tree" is giving a hug in a sense, and the words and music are powerful as to all our struggles. However, there is a light that fills the darkness. I am glad Michael now knows of such light.
Michael has shared that it was not until he had written one certain poem (linked here at the top, "Book of Poetry"), during a time when he was struggling to find himself, which allowed him to release all the emotion he had pent up inside. This poem is Michael's favorite. Please enjoy, for you will not be disappointed.
I am reminded of Michael, here in this video below, just how far he has come. I know God is not finished with him yet, which is the exciting part. It has been such a joy to see Michael's faith grow before our eyes in his poetry. Please enjoy such poetry linked here.
I hope you enjoy this dramatic song and video that I have chosen just for Michael.
A Tortured Soul
At times, Michael's heart is heavy with the torment of a tortured soul, as relates to past trials in this life, as he has shared, but even when he is having such moments, he writes pieces of hope and joy.
The very dramatic piece linked here at the top, was one written on one of Michael's dark days. Please read this poet's tortured thoughts on a particular day. Further, after reading the other poems linked here, one will get a true understanding of Michael's pain.
Michael found his writing voice, which is actually poetry. He tells us that he had a spiritual awakening that keeps him writing. Thank you, Michael, for opening your heart to us through your profound poetry.
It is so very refreshing and genuine to know of one so open and honest about his life experiences and is able to express such in his writings.
Forgiving oneself is one of the hardest things in this life to do, as well as forgiving those who have hurt you, but it must be done or it will surly drag one down into that deep dark hole of despair where it is hard to see the light. Michael is now able to see through the dark times and allow healing to take place, and he does so through his writing of poetry.
A Poet's Random Thoughts
A True Poet
A true poet knows that poetry encompasses so much and is, indeed, a lovely song. Poetry delves deep into the mind of the poet, and one never really knows what those words the poet has written mean to the poet himself, a true poet, like Michael, and that is the raw beauty of poetry ... each reader taking away something totally different, almost to the extreme!
I have found true poets to be so filled with raw emotion and passion that it spills out onto the page, whatever it may be; it must be written just how it is in his mind.
Here, in this poem of Michael's, I love the line of his showing that inner beauty through pain.
Michael is forever writing poetry, even in his commenting, the poet in Michael comes out, and one is in for a treat for he will comment with a sweet or profound poem, especially written just for you!
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- While We Wait...
Sometimes we need to step back .. Thank the Lord and give him his due .. then go back to work for him.!
- Sweetest Caress
does the butterfly know... that the tender, beautiful flower gives him her nectar, as tenderly he alights..with the softest of feet
Most Beautiful and Delightful Poetry
Michael writes some of the most delightful and beautiful poetry I have ever read.
Please enjoy just a sampling here. I encourage you to go to his profile page, where he has highlighted some of his best poetry, which is sure to carry you away by his most enchanting pieces.
All of these stunningly beautiful poems, I encourage you to read, as you will not be disappointed in the least!
Michael loves the great works of William Wordsworth, "Preface to Lyrical Ballads."
Poll - Maybe He Will Share in a Comment, the Answer
Michael's nickname is "stick" and can you guess why he was given such a nickname?
My hope here is that all who love poetry, will join in the giving of a warm "Hug" to Michael aka Cleaner3, who is most deserving for all the beauty he brings to this community here in HP Town.
In this dark world, a light can be found when one searches. Never give up hope, no matter how dark this life can get, as there is always a new day for such hope to fill one's heart and when it does, it will spread expeditiously!
Dearest Michael, I hope you enjoyed your "Hug" this day and I pray that you will continue to share your God-given gift of poetry with us all here in HP Town!
© Copyright Faith Reaper 09/06/13
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. ---Matthew 5:16