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Dear Sage - I Need A Word - Please

Updated on October 28, 2010

Dear Sa`ge,

Please be well.
I hope you can go to the well.
Get another story to tell.
Please ring my bell.
I want you well.

You are so important.

I need your words.
I need your life.
I need you well.

Please take my breath.

I have more than I need.
It is my turn to sleep.
It's part of my creed.

Take my breath,

And give me death.

Please take my legs.

My spirit begs.

It's hard to rise.

Clouds darken the skies.

Breathe deep.

Clear skies keep.



I need your aura.

I'm out of rhyme.

I'm of another time.

I must rise up from my floor.

Give another effort once more.
And once more.
Soon there should be a door-knob on the door.

I cast pearls at other worlds.

I must recoil.

No news the blues.

A broken mind or a broken wing,

Needs Lightning Hopkins or BB King.

I might run away with Cab Callaway.

Lose my pain on the A-Train.

Maybe miles and miles of Miles.

I'll let
John Prine change my mind.

How can I stay here.

It should be graduation day.
Who do I pay?

I peck and poke this set of keys.

Mistakes, mistakes these fingers make.
And so much time this keyboard takes.
And what difference can it make?

I try to make my body healthy and thinner,

As the world commits suicide by dinner.

I prolong my time with a conscious diet,

While others just eat to fuel a riot.

Out of time.


What is the quest,

For the rest?

Chasing their tails,

The world fails.

Can't reach.

Won't teach.

Take me home country road!

Give me a load.
Give me a load.
Take me home country road.

To the land where I was born?

Where is the road going Lord?
I'm on the road.
Take me home.
This world is not my home.

Sa'ge- I need a word.

Mine should not be heard.

Tomorrow late.

A different mind?
Yet the morning will find,
Some words unkind.

Hell freezes over.

Mother Earth bends over.
All our people turn and brood,
From lack of love and lack of food.

Give me a word Sa'ge!

Micky Dee!

The Sa'ge
The Sa'ge

Gladys Knight & The Pips - Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

Isn't Sa'ge beautiful!
Isn't Sa'ge beautiful!


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    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      God bless you Heart Felt Book! Sa'ge is a delicate flower. God bless Dear!

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      Cheri Taylor 

      7 years ago from New York, NY


    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo acaetnna! Sa'ge is a CLASS ACT! She's up and down a bit. Let's help as we can. She's a deserving soul! A great heart!

    • acaetnna profile image


      8 years ago from Guildford

      You are an amazing person with a heart of gold to write such a beautiful tribute to a fellow hubber. I had no idea that Sa'ge was ill, she seems so full of life to me when I read her hubs and the comments that she leaves so caringly. It is at times like these that people pull together and it is love in their hearts that so shines through. You are blessed Micky with such compassion and I so wish Sa'ge a speedy recovery. God bless you both.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      You know I love you pmccray! Peace Sister! Love Sister! God bless!

    • pmccray profile image


      8 years ago from Utah

      Sa'ge certainly is beautiful in mind, spirit and body. I'm sorry about her illness, I will put her in my prayers. Thank you Micky Dee for sharing, you're such a loving, caring and giving soul. Peace to you Bro'.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you so much Peggy Dear! God bless you! I do appreciate you so much!

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      God Bless you, Micky and may God Bless Sa`ge and everyone else that is hurting or going through a hard time. I just love this warm and caring Hubpage community of writers and yes...we can lean on one another for words of encouragement and support. Micky...your GOLDEN RULE would go a long way to setting the world right and speed healing of any wounds encountered along the path of life. You just say it with such beautiful and heartfelt prose. Beautiful!

    • Sa`ge profile image


      8 years ago from Barefoot Island

      I am much better everyone. Thank you Michael you are to sweet and kind. Everyone's good wishes and energy helped a lot. Hope your ride today was kind to you and that yo enjoyed it. This is beautiful, do not worry to much I always seem to make it through these hard times. the breath seems to always return to me, my work is not yet done :D thank you again Michael God Bless You! :d Hugs :D

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Dim! I love you Girl. It's on paper, it's on my sleeve, it's...

      I love you Dim!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      O Micky , you put your heart and soul on paper and it´s so beautiful.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      YO!!! My VIETNAM VET BROTHERMAN! We have that mutual admiration society thing going on! God bless you back!

    • vietnamvet68 profile image


      8 years ago from New York State

      so i didn't get to stop by sooner Micky, been kind of busy you see. But I wanted to say you are such a carring man for everyone you see. I hope dear Sa'ge is feeling better. God bless you my friend

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Brother Rich! I just want to try to be the man you think I am. God bless you BrotherMan!

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      8 years ago

      The selfless warrior of peace and love and always ever mindful of others. God bless you Brother Micky.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Eiddwen!-! You left all these beautiful words - and - a poem! I think I'll just go right over to your place and "see" if I can leave you some good words and some time. After all - it's just time - well spent!

    • Eiddwen profile image


      8 years ago from Wales

      What a beautiful, caring place this is and I thank every day that I found everyone on here.

      There is always someone to lean on or someone to lean on us once in a while. You Micky are a star!! You are talented, funny, sincere and caring and I am so glad I found you on here.

      However there is something I have to put right on here: after the beautiful and anxious words of everyone on here for Sa'ge I am ashamed to admit that I do not know her, so I will put that one right as soon as possible.

      You laugh and shine

      Your sincerity is so clear.

      It would be an empty place

      Without Micky on here.

      Take care and God Bless you Micky.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Kind and powerful words, prayers to better Sa'ge who betters the world. I just want you here and pain free.

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      8 years ago from Barefoot Island

      God bless all of you and thank you so much for all your prayers and kind and powerful words. I do feel them all! God, thank you for all these beautiful caring people! God bless you all :D

      Michael, you are so sweet, there is not much I can say, God bless and keep you safe and please to ease your pain!

      Love you Michael :D hugs :D

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      I try to hold to that Golden Rule akirchner. When I see inhumanity to inhumanity I have little patience.We who really care for the human race need to band together and lift each other up. You know all I can say. God bless Dear!

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Sending you love and hugs, Micky and Sa'ge - I did not know you were having troubles either, Sa'ge. It seems there are a lot of folks on here that are battling things and my heart goes out to all of you. It makes my silly things seem just that - pretty silly.

      Take care and Micky - that was a very lovely tribute to someone you love. You have the kindest heart!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Bobbi! You are so loved too my Dear! God bless Dear! She put up a new one today.

    • BobbiRant profile image


      8 years ago from New York

      I hope she is OK. I did not know she is ill either. I love this woman and her beautiful poems. I'm praying for her to be well and very soon. All of you people here are on my wonderful people list, so she is in my prayers tonight and daily until she is well.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      She's a cool chick! As Always!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      micky,i didn't know that Sage was ill. There must be a diagnosis.I'm so sorry. Please take time to rest and heal.

      Love and Peace

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      God bless THE Cheeky Girl! Yep! I mean it! God please!

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Hy Micky, I hope Sage gets better soon! Give her everyone's best wishes! Cheers!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Katie! You have a beautiful heart! I do hope God blesses you today as every day! You too are my family! Love and peace Sister Katie!

    • katiem2 profile image


      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      My most postive thoughts and prayers are with you dear Sage and yes Sage is beautiful in everyway. Beauty is as beauty does and Sage does it all wonderfully.

      I love you too and may Gob Bless Us each and Everyone!

      Love and Peace :)

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      50 Caliber- you know it Bud.

      She's that barefoot wahini!

      Smoother than a Lamborghini.

      The Island wine

      that has gotten so fine.

      To some,

      She's an intoxicating rum.

      Drink her in and you will find,

      She soothes and lifts your mind.

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      50 Caliber 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Mic, great tribute to a worthy soul, I just met really even though we've crossed paths, anyone can Love her she's to sweet to so go away, she says "aloha", I say goodby you say hello,50

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      That's the kind of wonderful person you are.

      God bless!

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Sa'ge is indeed beautiful and so is this wonderful poem you've written for her! Thank you Micky and I will keep Sa'ge in my thoughts and prayers (and you, of course!).

      Love and peace


    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Sa'ge is okay -beautiful actually! Yes Ma'am let's pray your daughter and Sage and you and so many will keep us "up" and let's keep them up! Thank you Dear Darski!

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      Darlene Sabella 

      8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      No Mikcy not our Sage, what has happened to our Sage, I love her and was wondering where she was. She will get strong again from your will for her, we will all fight for her as we have enough to go around for all...I also feel the same as you, I said the same thing when I found out about my daughter, take me, this is not my home. I love you Micky Dee, you are an amazing grace...

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Christopher! You are certainly part of THIS family! Jump right in Son!

      But would you please be available for consulting! Your choice of Johnny Mathis is straight up! You pegged that one pretty darn good!

      Hi again Hummingbird. Thank you beautiful Bird!

    • Hummingbird5356 profile image


      8 years ago

      Thank you for this hub with so much feeling, Micky.

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      Christopher Price 

      8 years ago from Vermont, USA

      I feel like an intruder, an interloper, ease-dropping on this heartfelt exchange.

      But, I sit here with teary eyes, feeling very fortunate to have stumbled into this caring and supportive hub-linked family.

      Misty were my eyes, and "Misty" is all I could hear in my head. And I went to Youtube and called on Johnny Mathis, and we sang softly together the essence of what I read here.

      You know, I'm not a man who is afraid to cry, but you people are going to dehydrate me if you don't lighten up!

      Love one another and be comforted. Y'all are not alone.



    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Singlmomyoulook32, thank you!

      Saddlerider, I can't respond well. My eyes needed washing apparently. I hate a messy keyboard!

    • saddlerider1 profile image


      8 years ago

      Sage I am sorry to hear of your weakness and tiredness, life is full of ups and downs and stresses and we never know from one day to the next what is going to be inflicted on our souls.

      You are a pillar of support for Micky and others and I know that they miss and worry about you terribly should you be absent for even a day. I hope you find peace for Micky he is a Godly man doing his best to show the world and his friends that life is a blessing if we live by the Golden Rules and I agree.

      He is also a hurting man in many ways and like this amigo and Rawlus and 50 Caliber we are tired warriors living each day with a song in our heart. Some of us have lost important people in our lives and try our best to go through each day with hope in our hearts.

      I to am blessed to have found friends on the hubs who give comfort to me in time of need. So I want to send my heart felt feelings to both you and Micky and pray that your lives will improve on a daily basis.

      Keep the faith and remember that you both are loved and thought of very highly here at the hubs. Peace and hugs from the Saddlerider

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      8 years ago

      And another great Hub!!! Thank you for sharing what you are feeling!!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you, beautiful people.

      God bless Denise.

      dear Sa'ge, I had no name. I had no words. My fingers stumbled around on the keyboard. Tears kept me from seeing the letters. I was a bit adrift.

      You were absent. You tire. You rest.

      50 Caliber is uprooted and searches for the lost. He's missing.

      We wonder. We write. I had no aim. I had no direction. I had no beginning. I had no end. I certainly had no title. God bless!

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      8 years ago

      Freya and anyone else who got worried;

      I am feeling better just ever so tired this will pass it always does. maybe one day it won't, but for now it is passing, a bit slowly but I am feeling better and should be faster at answering comments and emails soon. you all make me feel so good inside, tears of appreciation I have for ll of your caring. Thank you everyone :D hugs :D

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      8 years ago

      Oh Michael.

      If it weren't for my checking my email I would not have known you did this. I meant to put the poem without my name. but alas you are you and I must say, you did make me smile and a smile helps to heal. Makes me feel better, thank you Michael, thank you for making me smile and feeling better!

      You do more then you think with your words, you are more of a poet then you know. A true poet moves souls, heals and changes people, in turn heals the world.

      this you do so well, beyond what you think, beyond what you know. You Michael, are a true poet and I love you for it. :D hugs :D

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      Freya Cesare 

      8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia


      "FIT as a FIDDLE

      And go - to put my butt - on another GRIDDLE!"

      Even when you are blank you still able to make a rhyme.

      Lean on me as much as you need, dear. I don't mind. If you tired, get rest for while and don't think too much. I hope that bicycle will able to cheer you up.

      Big hug!

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      Denise Handlon 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful, Micky. 'nough said. Hugs sent.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hey dear Freya. We tire. We get drained. We all go through fire. I try- at life -really hard. I tire. I need inspiration.

      I was a blank last night. My predictions about seeing the "unkind" came true. I found words left from Sa'ge that I knew she would send.

      Just as I know that you will grab my arm and help me stand. Just let me lean on your shoulder - just a moment. I'm okay.

      I ride my bicycle now. I will make my body do what I want it to. Later I will tire.

      I just need to hold on to your arm a minute.

      Sometimes Sa'ge get's me up from the floor.

      Sometimes it's you - or maybe a God-sent Nephew.

      You've always done for me, what you needed to do.

      Now I pretend I'm FIT as a FIDDLE,

      And go - to put my butt - on another GRIDDLE!

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      Freya Cesare 

      8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      So sad, Micky. Why so sad?

      So sweet your words about love

      So strong your voice for right or wrong

      But if it is for yourself

      Why always so sad?

      I wish I can give you big hug

      And telling you everything will be alright

      But I know you knew better than I

      That kind of words will only sound like a lie

      King Micky, I wish I know

      How to cheer you up

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      The day is a different hue,

      Because of you and you and you!

      There is no gray,

      There is a glow about this day.

      I will seize these hours,

      Because of you beautiful flowers.

      Grab this day! Seize!

      Know our God, let's try to please!

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      Freya Cesare 

      8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      You will always able to get up without anyone else because you have God with you, dear. We always be with you too, even we are so far away, because we are really love you. Don't worry, dear King Micky. Don't let worry ruin your day. :)

      Now since I know Sa'ge is fine, I can calmly read the whole poem. :)

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Sorry folks. This is more of a lament about a Micky Dee not being able to "get up" without a "Sa'ge" or a Freya or...

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      Freya Cesare 

      8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      You should warned me first. I was teary because worried about her. Now altough I am teary for feeling relieve, still, T.T

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Oh Freya, I don't mean to worry. Life is just a vapor for us all. I do worry though. If she or you should be missing from my life for long - I will worry. Sa'ge should speak for herself. I just wrote this to her last night.

      Sa'ge told me -"this is a hub" so I want the world to see Sa'ge and I want Sa'ge to know that Sa'ge is THE muse. She is the wizard! Her words like so many here on the pages is treasured.

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      8 years ago

      Well, I love you as well, we are brothers in spirit. That's pretty awesome. thanks Mick. Charlie

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Ralwus BrotherMan! Sa'ge doesn't carp like I might about her ills. She mainly gets weak a bit. I worry when she is absent anytime.

      I want to tell YOU, Sa'ge, and ALL God's people that I love you!

      I don't want to wait.

      I need YOU - God's people!

      I don't want a FAKE telling me what religion is, what my God is, what my humanity is.

      I don't want the pious telling me who are going to hell because they didn't "get their words" right.

      You Ralwus are a child of God. Purple Lizard and ALL!

      I don't want time to run out before I say, "I LOVE YOU NOW!"

      You, Sa'ge, 50 Caliber, pmccray, lorlie, ...,...,...,...!

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      Freya Cesare 

      8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Now I am really worry! :(

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      8 years ago

      Yes, she is beautiful, but I never knew she was ill.


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