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Author Name: Premiumsheedreams 13 Comments
Date Added: March 14, 2010 18:03:24 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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He came to us as a student;
reading voraciously-still does
commenting astutely with kindnesss-always will.
Born a poet, lived and breathed, a poet
but never realized his gift
until he picked up his silver pen
opened his heart
let his words flow and rise to the top
like cream.
He is sentimental
waits for the full face of the moon
to light his path into the night.
He follows its pull
like the mighty influence on the tides
just to be close
to animals in the wild.
What will take his breath away?
A clear, moonless night at sea
so many stars
shimmering on the water
rerflecting diamonds in the sky;
a sunset over the ocean
and a lofty mountain view.
For him Love is elusive;
but forever like fingerprints.
He believes in second chances...
themes of redemption
will always bring him to tears.
We can be glad this poet
found us...
and we found him;
singing in the shower like Roy
his own rendition of Pretty Woman.
He draws his poems
from the dusty night air
of twinkling stars,
vivid childhood memories,
and stark realities.
he is Tashtego
he is Andrew, our friend
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Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on May 5, 2010 10:43:06 AM Report
As always, your words come from the heart, and indeed, you dedicate your thoughts to such a loving, kind, gentle, funny and talented fellow~!!  You have given us a NEW glimpse into the fabric of his being....Very nicely done, Ljo~!!  Thank you for giving us another gift of your "seeing" into others' souls...

Margaret....the Baglady, readin' and drinkin' tea to Ljo's library

Comment By: FreeMichael Motil on March 18, 2010 04:41:44 PM Report
Shewhispers, you have written a beautiful piece about your poet friend. U care lots.
Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on March 18, 2010 12:06:27 PM Report
Linda, you truly captured the heart and soul of my dear and faithful friend....though he is a bit bawdy at times! All part of his charm.  I love him to bits and always will...and proud as can be of him. He is one in a million and I am happy to say I brought him here.....a treasure he is to one and all. 
Great dedication!

Comment By: PremiumPamela A. Lamppa on March 17, 2010 10:26:35 PM Report
Such a warm and wonderful dedication that depicts our poetic friend so well.  I am certain the dance of delight when read is still fresh in his mind.  No wonder you asked if this was Andrew week. LOL.
I now understand. *smile*   What a wonderful gift you have given.  I am so pleased you wrote this for Andrew. *smile* - even though he feels a bit exposed, you did a terrific job.

Excellent. ~Pamela
Comment By: FreeMoonStar on March 16, 2010 02:49:38 AM Report
Whoo Hoo! Now Linda this was perfecto! Our own Andrew in the flesh, for your words told of him as if it was written on stone. No other finer in alls hearts than him. The one who is all over the place, he's like a slinky. His little jokes making all fall off their chairs. Oh the Doctor bill is in the mail Andrew by the way! lol


Wonderful tribute Linda. You de Bomb!



Moonie xx

Comment By: FreeMelody on March 15, 2010 11:47:23 AM Report
Being new here I can only say I have to take your words for it. But I can tell just from my short time on the site. He's a wonderful person that makes everyone feel warm and comfortable. Awesome poem, nice man :]
Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on March 14, 2010 10:17:51 PM Report
He does write a beautiful poem, doesn't he?

Beautiful dedication from a beautiful lady.
I agree with you
Nice       Gene

Comment By: FreeHannah Mae on March 14, 2010 10:10:39 PM Report
Lovely tribute :)

Love having you, Andrew!


Comment By: FreeTanya Harrison on March 14, 2010 09:57:53 PM Report

He's a harpoon wielding Captain of the high seas, a big fan of the Beatles, a master fisherman of flying fish, a dog lover, a history expert, a karma sutra novice, a charming poet and a great friend to many.  Just don't make him angry or try to beat him in music trvia, according to his own poem.  Lovely poem, Linda Jo.

Comment By: FreeJennifer on March 14, 2010 09:47:56 PM Report
This is So super nice! What a wonderful dedication for a wonderful man! I love how this explains the man we grew to know and love. He is an awesome addition to this family of a site we got going on here! Linda Jo what a sweet friend are you! It shows in your work!
This is Write ON!

Comment By: FreesHeRi on March 14, 2010 07:49:49 PM Report
A wonderful dedication to Andrew-if I didn't know this character you speak of, I would wish I now that you shed some light on the real Andrew I like him even more and because your heart lead you to write such a moving and loyal piece I admire you more also!

Excellent piece, full of color and valuable characteristics.



Comment By: FreeAndrew on March 14, 2010 06:49:17 PM Report
I am absolutely blown away by this. It is a bit like walking naked down Main Street (but not to scare the little kids). You fill this seafarer with both humility and pride and I thank you for the honor you bestow on me with your pen. Friends like you are a treasure.
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on March 14, 2010 06:26:50 PM Report
Linda Jo:  this is so prefect and such a sweet dedication to a truly wonderful man.  Thank you for sharing...........


Lady D


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