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Let me hold you, just a little bit longer...

Updated on August 11, 2010

By Larry L. Conners



Let me hold you.. just a little bit longer...

Let me know you,..just a little bit more...

Let my thirst become fully quenched,

Let me share your sun-drenched shore....


I love you...I truly love you...

Take my heart, its yours !!

I am a pedestrian on your avenue...

You look and my heart soars...


Come to me, now... here, in our bed...

Give me that secret smile, that look of yes....

Your smokey eyes, your lips of red...

Our passion rises with each caress...


Hold me Darling, hold me tight...

Hold back the night, hold back the fright...


Larry



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      maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Gerry...I know "Let my thirst become fully quenched," resonates...You have the inner strength of ten men to finally put a cork in that bottle...I admire your fierce resolve combined with a sensitive heart so well displayed here on HubPages...Thanks for the " revisit " and comments so much appreciated...carpe diem, my friend..Larry

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      sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

      Good morning Larry. "Let my thirst become fully quenched,"

      speaks to such an essential need. "Hold back the night, hold back the fright..." speaks to the primitive intimacy of shared fears which rise with the moon each night. The tenderness of your heart shared here deserves to be let loose more often. Thank you my friend.

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Qudsia...Thank you for the sweet comment...yes, just a little bit longer before the night enfolds us...Larry

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      QudsiaP1 6 years ago

      ... just a little bit longer ...

      Something I think every one can identify with. Beautifully done Larry. :)

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      princess...I'm glad you liked the poem enough to leave a comment...That is the only reason I write poetry: to share passion and give pleasure to others...Larry

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      princess g 6 years ago

      I liked it enough to take the time to scroll all the way down to leave a comment:)

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Binaya...Thanks for stopping by and leaving your appreciated comments...Larry

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      Binaya.Ghimire 6 years ago

      Your wordplay is wonderful, you work on everyday images but with an interesting twist.

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Qudsia...Don't we all want that kind of love ? A passionate, sincere, and eternal love...

      Thank you for the kind comments, and may love always be in your life...Larry

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      QudsiaP1 6 years ago

      Such a passionate, evocative poem, you sir, breathe life into the words.

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Carol...You honor me with your wonderfully expressed pleasure...Now that your husband is home for good you two will have plenty of time to stroll that " avenue "...

      Always a pleasure to hear from you and see your bright smile in my comments section...Larry

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      Carol 6 years ago from Michigan

      Look at how many fans you have! Your poetry obviously strikes a chord! Oh that I had more time to read every poem! BUT - I sure am going to try. I especially love this line:

      "I am a pedestrian on your avenue..."

      Perfection!

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Jamie...Thank you for taking the time in your busy life to read and comment on this poem...

      Love, true, unabashed, and without limits love, really is beautiful to behold and share...An aggressive love that will never accept anything less than total commitment, total sharing, total trust...

      Hope you are having a great week...say hi to your talented Mom for me...Larry

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      jellio_123 6 years ago

      Hi maven... this poem is simply beautiful. You are amazing.

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      pp...Thank you for the nice comment...I hope you are having a beautiful day...Larry

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      Sharilee Swaity 6 years ago from Canada

      What a beautiful poem!

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      azure_sky...OK, I admit it...getting your pulse to race was my intention...now do something about it !! Passion can be elusive, we must all seize the day...Thank you for stopping by and leaving the appreciated comments...Larry

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      azure_sky 6 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

      Okay, I admit it...my pulse is racing! Passion and lovemaking, they were definitely meant to go hand-in-hand. Thank you for this lovely description of it :)

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Vincent...What a thoughtful comment....What more can love be then to " die in each others arms "..? This is such a powerful sentiment, one that transends this concrete world...We must " hold back the night, hold back the fright ", and souls will be entwined forever...

      Merry Christmas, Vincent, and thanks for stopping by and leaving your poetic comments...Larry

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      Vincent Moore 6 years ago

      To Love is to breath

      To Love is to live

      To love is to be one together, embraced, entwined

      To love is to be deeply soulful

      To love is to die in each others arms

      To love is eternal

      You captured LOVE and it is yours both forever. Lovely poetic and brilliant. Rated UP and up some more..

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      sueroy...Thanks for stopping by and leaving your much appreciated comments...Your last comment reflects a comment I made earlier to POP...There is something about that picture that captures exactly my thoughts and feelings when I wrote this poem...The woman's inherent strength, the man's total focus on his woman, and the sense of permanence they share...I really do love that picture...I'll be checking out your work also,,,Happy holidays to you and your family...Larry

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      Susan Mills 6 years ago from Indiana

      The poem was beautiful, and the last picture, especially, seemed to bring a perfect visual to the depth of love expressed.

      You are a very talented man, apparently married to an amazing woman! I'm looking forward to reading more of your work.

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Pamela...I'm humbled by your lovely comments, from such a lovely person...Passion drives my every waking day; passion for food, passion for work, passion for life...and when shared with my passionate woman, my life is complete...Carpe Diem, my friend...Larry

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Maven, With all these comments I am obviously running behind, but that poem was beautifully passionate and I loved it. It really is excellent.

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      acaetnna...Your beautiful smile and beautiful comments are always welcome here...Thank you for stopping by...I'm still working my way through your lovely poems...Larry

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      This is beautiful Maven - well said I would be back to read some more!

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Doug...Thanks for the read and comments...I appreciate your work here on HubPages...very original and interesting...Larry

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      Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

      "Let me share your sun-drenched shore" -- my favorite, though many simple yet elegant lines are found here. Good read. Thanks for checking out my stuff as well, maven. Let's keep doing what we do.

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Mickey...Good to see you again...Thank you for taking the time to read and comment...Peace, my friend...Larry

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      I thought this was awesomely beautiful! Great job!

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Good morning Ray...Thasnk you for stopping by and commenting, I really appreciate your words...Larry

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      Ray Thoughts 6 years ago from The East Coast

      I love it! Keep up the good work!

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      amorea...Yes, I found your words, wonderful words full of intelligence and clarity...I'm looking forward to your continuing series on your current subject: The 10 greatest Scams...Thanks for stopping by and leaving your much appreciated comments...That last picture of her gazing into his eyes sends a visceral image to my soul that speaks of immutable love, a love so profound that time or space cannot contain it...Larry

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      amorea13 6 years ago

      Wonderful words, wonderful pictures, wonderful sentiments - in short Maven; CLASS! Loved this and I SO like your profile - really - you sound like a fantastic guy with a pretty-much permanent smile. Thanks for finding my words so I could find yours - and apologies if I've already said that to you!

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Jaggedfrost....Silence can be golden...Thanks for stopping by...Larry

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      Jaggedfrost 6 years ago

      A moment Sir,

      I feel a need

      for my verse

      seems to have gone wrong

      or something bleeds

      for the words

      written recently

      are met with silence

      is there aught wrong with them or me?

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Tony...Thanks for stopping by again and leaving another appreciated comment...Feminine side..? Well, if I have one it's probably lesbian...I mean that in a good way...Larry

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      Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

      Just stopped by again to read these lovely words and to leve another note of appreciation, Larry. Thanks for sharing this tender - feminine? - side of yourself!

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Thanks for stopping by, Jess...Appreciate your comment...Have you had your hug today..?...Larry

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      Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

      The smooth comfort of togetherness, a little skin for my friend, please. Thank you. :)

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Ralwus, my briney friend...Glad you enjoyed the drink...I wonder what to expect from a drunk soul..? Do they provide amusement, fear, or simply commiseration..? Judging by Poe's prose, something darkly is hidden there...The Raven knows..Thanks for stopping by, my friend...Larry

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      acaetnna...Thanks for leaving the nice comments...Your sweet poetry speaks of eternal love from a woman's perspective, a woman very much in love with her man...Larry

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      ralwus 6 years ago

      Went down like the best Scotch with a passionate burn to my starving-soul.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Beautiful, I love poems about love. I shall be back to read some more. Thank you Maven101.

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Yess...Welcome to HubPages !! Thanks for reading and leaving your appreciated comments...Baring one's soul is a common trait you will find here in HubPages...Our community of poets are many and varied, and sustain each other through honest critique and support...I look forward to reading yours...Larry

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      pcoach 6 years ago

      I don't know much about poetry but it doesn't take literary learning to know passion. My wife read this and was 'a-mush'. I just made that up. The word 'a-mush' I mean. My wife really did read it and she was well, moved, okay? As was I, if I have to admit it!

      So, okay then, um-hum, great job!

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      Yess! 6 years ago

      Bravo Maven! A man who can bare his soul with his words is a rare find indeed!

      It is my pleasure to follow-

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Hi Chris...Nice to see you here, and such welcome comments !!...You have described yourself, less the sadness, my friend...your sensitivity is abundantly on display in your Hubs and comments...I'm fortunate to have you as a fan...Larry

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      Chris Eddy111 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I truly enjoyed that Larry, so soft, sweet, sensuous and a little sad.

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Sharpened tacks...Yes, piercing to the heart...a rapier thrust rather a broadsword slash...oh,oh, metaphor alert...Larry

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      Jaggedfrost 6 years ago

      So happy you recovered lol Your words of guidance have turned the majority of my poems from wishful concepts to sharpened tacks.

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Jaggedfrost...Thanks for stopping by and leaving the cogent comments...I do make a conscious effort to pare my poetry to the barest minimum while still retaining the essence of its message...The danger, of course, is the production of a rather bland and uninteresting poem that loses the reader mid-sentence...Finding that middle ground is probably one of the most important obligations when writing poetry...

      I remember going to poetry readings in the late 60's/early 70's where the louder you shouted and screamed the more applause was given...None of that genre has stuck to me...I cannot remember a single line from those readings/rantings...My chief emotion being disgust and asking myself why am I still here..? I stayed for the pot and sex, not the words...needless to say, the Marine Corps cured me of the one and disciplined me on the other...Larry

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      Jaggedfrost 6 years ago

      Love and bed poetry is a much abused and over used topic. The flow and the fact that you didn't describe love more then express your feelings or someone's feelings for the woman or the sea in question cleared you of the charge of repeating other's words more beautifully.

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Suzane...Welcome to HubPages !! Thank you for taking the time to read this offering and leaving the nice comments...

      Thinking about your remark that Love is now your religion, I can't help but agree...What a wonderful thought...The reciprocation of Love provides the stimulus for reaching out to others...A nod, a touch, a smile may mean all the world to someone in need...Larry

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      suzane0beyonce 6 years ago from US

      It is a very romantic poem..i like this kind of thoughts..Love is really become my religion now..

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      J.Stump...Thank you for stopping by and commenting...We can all teach each other a lot....Larry

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      J. Stump 6 years ago from USA

      Great Larry, I think I could learn allot from you. J.stump

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      idunn, my friend...Nice of you to stop by and leave your perceptive observation...Yes, the key word here is " Share ", the ultimate giving of oneself, body and soul, to your partner is erotic to the max...that " look of yes " is not a surrender, it is an offering, a passionate offering demanding reciprocation...Such sweet torment, that reciprocation...Larry

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      IĆ°unn 6 years ago

      lovely images~

      I really liked the sharing of her sun-drenched shore, warm intimate connotations.

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Hi bay...Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment...The world is a wonderful place when we have someone to share it with...Carpe diem, my friend...Larry

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      bayareagreatthing 6 years ago from Bay Area California

      So beautiful!I love it when people love each other so well. God Bless you!

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Hi Kaie, ( my favorite school teacher }...

      Thanks for the nice comments...and, no, I'm the lucky guy to be married to a woman I not only love deeply and with a continuing passion, but whom I also respect...She completes me...Thank you for stopping by...Love and peace, my friend..Larry

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      Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

      Larry ~ This was truly beautiful! Your wife is a lucky girl.............. thanks for sharing; I enjoyed ~ Kaie

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Hi Petra...What humbling and sensitive comments you have left here...I have followed with pleasure your astute comments on other Hubs and respect your significant first-hand knowledge and experience in a world quite different than mine...Thank you, my friend...Peace and love always be with you, Larry

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      Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      What a pleasant surprise to discover the soft side of you. Mostly through your comments on hubs I was seeing only the super intellectual and lucid man you allowed us to know (which by the way I truly enjoy). Thank you Larry for this great poem and the revelation that brings with it.

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      CheyenneAutumn...Let the whispers continue...let them become a roar of passion and pleasure...Share your fears and needs with she who gives warm comfort and understanding without bounds or question...Expect and embrace reciprocation, share the intimacy of knowing touches and that look of Yes...

      Thank you for the sweet comment, and welcome to HubPages...Larry

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      CheyenneAutumn 6 years ago

      Very nice who amoung us has not whispered these same thoughts within our soul...

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Hi Dave...Good to hear from you, my friend...Not to worry, I'm fine, just not really motivated to write anything, not that I have been a whirlwind writer in the past !...10 Hubs in 22 months is not exactly prolific, although I am proud of all 10 contributions...

      I do a lot of reading and commenting on various Hubs by my favorite writers, of which you are highly placed...Your walking tours are wonderful, and the thrust and parry of your cultural Hubs are challenging...Thanks for stopping by and expressing your appreciated concern...Larry

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      Dave McClure 6 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

      Hey Larry - just came back to read this again :) Everything OK? I see you've not written much here of late.

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Shil...How nice to hear from you, and thanks for the kind comments...I'm so glad you enjoyed this offering...Take care, my friend...Larry

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      Shil1978 6 years ago

      Larry, this is such a wonderful, wonderful poem! So passionate and tender!! Thank you!!

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Kavita...My new-found Hub friend and poet...thank you so much for the appreciated comments...I'm reading your poetry this morning and love every bit of them...Larry

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      Kavita Trivedi 6 years ago from London

      Wow this is profound, I love how this intensifies through each stanza and fits perfectly with your images

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Butterfly...Welcome to HubPages..!! Thank you for the appreciated comments, it does my heart good to know you enjoyed the poem...I'm honored to have you as a new follower...I like your expressive tats, lovely...Larry

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      butterfly Tattoo 7 years ago from Dallas Texas

      l love your poem will now read more of your hubs, thanks for this wonderful poem

      You now have a loyal follower

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Uriel...And how very nice of you to comment...To truly be alive there must be passion...When you find it, hold it tight, it can be elusive...Larry

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      Uriel 7 years ago from Lebanon

      Very nice!! I really enjoyed reading it :D Passionate as well

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Brightforyou...Thank you for the lovely comments...Peace and love to you, my friend...Larry

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      Helen 7 years ago from Florida

      Lovely poem maven101, so sweet and tender, thank you.

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Perhaps in the forums would be a better place to reopen this cold case...A HubPage Murder Mystery: Who Killed Paper Moon..? I'm still leaning towards Ralwas...He had motive ( writers jealousy ), the weapon ( lead pipe ), and the opportunity ( he's always somewhere in HubPages )...Larry

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      love my yorkies 7 years ago from way out west

      No we didn't, did we. Should we reopen the investigation? Peace and love to you too, dear friend. . .Wendy

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      lmy...So nice to hear from you...Thank you very much for the comments...

      We never did figure out who murdered Papermoon, did we..? Peace and love to you, my friend...Larry

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      love my yorkies 7 years ago from way out west

      Very beautiful poem. Full of passion and love, very nicely expressed.

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Ray...I am without words to express my appreciation of your humbling comments...You have given me an emotional uplift and spiritual encouragement that has filled my day with light and joy...Thank you so much for your wonderfully poignant and generous comments...Go well my friend, Larry

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      aware 7 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

      Larry ...... i don't know whats more rare, you posting a new hub, or me reading one. I've read your first 9 many times over. all to me true works of art . poetry at its best. as i sit here thinking of the praise i wish to shower you with. i can only muster this. its really good to read you Larry. Thank you. Ray

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      vocalcoach...You'r welcome, you'r welcome...I appreciate your nice comments...Larry

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Hi Gerry...Glad you found me in the surf...Thank you for the sincere comments...Larry

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      Audrey Hunt 7 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you - Thank you.

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      sligobay 7 years ago from east of the equator

      Hi Larry,

      Just surfing my favorite Hubs and this is one of them because of the sincerity of your love expressed. Cheers.

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Hi Beth...There are more ways to the heart than through the stomach...Though that's a good place to start...I love your recipes...Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comments...Larry

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      I must confess, this has my heart a flutter with warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Marvelous poetry Maven!! Thank you -- I think you've cured me!! :)

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      jdflom...Thank you for the comment...Larry

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Hey Spring...Good to se you my friend...Thanks for the comment, and yes, I'm commited to produce a hub at least once a month, maybe more depending on the motivation...Thanks again for stopping by...Larry

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      Jonathan 7 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      Nicely done.

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      Springboard 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Maven's back. And how. Very nice.

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Hi Gerry..." soft underbelly " indeed...Looking at your pic in your " Lofty " Hub, I would have to say that your " soft underbelly " is rather obvious...But then, you do live in the land of the beloved Guinness, of which nectar I'm sure you enjoy...It would be my pleasure to share one such with you some day...

      There is a line from Yeats that seems to fit your proclaimed mood:

      " Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy."

      Stay well, my friend...Larry

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Hi Benny...Thanks for stopping by and leaving the nice comment...Joy and peace to you, my friend...Larry

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      sligobay 7 years ago from east of the equator

      "that look of yes" is so erotic. finally, the soft underbelly of the porcupine is laid bare!!! Good for you, Larry. Marine training doesn't include sharing your vulnerability. Though I read, I am a bad hubber because I infrequently comment. I have resolved to interact within the Hub community more. I was oblivious to hubivity before my recent return from my protracted "HUB hiatus". To just hold a hand, I long.

      I'm tired of sleeping alone. Cheers.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you for a beautiful poem Larry, thank you for sharing. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      manlypoetryman 7 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

      Amen to that...and that was a pretty slick trick there Marine...getting me to rifle back a comment...Ha! MPM