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Gentle Ways

I walk with you sweet spirit
in the perfection of time
Feeling the talk words
as they echoed through my mind.

In minds passing by
Things call out to me
Things I wished to know,
As I travelled on my way.

You smiled in colours
bouncing away at my very soul.
You accepted that the think talk
was the one I would know

As if we were to stay
Here, forever and a day
The words flowed as a stream,
That bubbled on its way.

Thoughts flowed between us
without much of a pause.
You were there with all the things
of me, and me of you.

It has to be slowed down
for mouths to utter true.
How can talk compete
with this, the way we do?

Stop I asked of her
Let the colours subside
The colours of the think talk,
ebbed as I continued my walk.

The thinks waved
as a flag in a gentle breeze.
Slowly they dropped
Surrendering with ease.

The weight of my being,
From my true life’s plain
Thank you for understanding me
It was beauty, let’s try again.

How can I talk to you
be of this place I thought?
Colours came to me,
A gentle Mauve, I was taught.

Learn as you believe in us,
be taught, just think, no fuss.
We think walked the way
that had no hold over our day.

This is an adaption from the tapes I have,
so here is where I was shown the Library

The Library.

There coming into view
the great library of learning
the inside walls moved
with rainbow fire burning

There rows of books all glowing
these are filled with forever
Try, I heard, in mind flowing
to feel or see their knowing

think a book that you would read
It can only be of past or now deeds
All books are here to choose
Old stories and past written news

The future though written,
Is not to be, for us to see
I thought for a while
Of what book would I read.

There out of the rows
they came at rainbow speed
as I knew the books to be
the words just smothered me.

Arcing from the shelf they came
so peaceful to my mind
the words spoke to me there inside
one sentence at a time.

How long would each book take to read
as at home it would be a while?
The library told me the story
so fast, before I could even smile.

My friend this is the place to be
As the words became a part of me
That is so, the thought came clear,
That’s the way we all read here.

This is not a read, I tried to say,
But thought it as that was the way.
I have lessons to learn my friend
this think talk will now have to end.

Back Home.

In a moment of colour I returned
to the fireside in my room
the colours changed and faded so
my place was filled with gloom.

This friend that took me
on this journey so free
spoke inside to clear the air.
“Just think of us we will be there”.

"Believe that in our love
Then in our guidance true,
We will always look after you"
Colours arrived peace came through.

I smiled inside as they left me so
to carry on my earth plain ways
the colours brightened as the stars
I knew they’d last for days.

I also knew they cared for me
as they left me there in the haze
I am not lonely any more,
As they brighten all my days.

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I tried to do a reading for you and couldn't. I kept getting caught by the words, the feelings, transported and lost the thread of the reading.

It took time, my friend, mostly, I think because you didn't really believe you were a poet, to become a poet. You are. A major poet.

There are some typos and grammar you need to fix. I don't have the heart to right now.

Superb work.

cheers,
Jess, Neopoet Directors
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Many thanks for this comment and I am sorry that it is so rough.
If I have time today I will bring it out of my thought zone and into more of a poetic state.
You know me by now I write as I think and forget sometimes that my muddled ways need some normality.
These pieces are like auto writes and just sometimes drone on.
I will see to this one today as I have an hour or two to spare, Maybe !!
Take care my friend and I hope this time of the year is suiting you.
My wife says I suffer from SAD but I think that at different times of the year certain memories cloud my days, and they are mostly good memories.
Will let you go and stop droning on.
Yours as always, Ian..

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Fix the spelling and grammar soon. Don't make me do it.
This poem deserves to stand on its own.

cheers,
Jess, Neopoet Directors
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most of this one has been edited this morning is it still not right ???

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cheers,
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jess
you are
selfless

No panic, there is plenty of time, meanwhile I shall capture the new ones as they come through, and direct them to one of our groups as and when they are writing OK or as near as damn it.
Laropenboy has been captured so far but there have been several comments on the work already now just have to find a place for him..
Will talk later, Mark is asking for a plan well I will invent one.
I have noticed that there is more activity on site at the moment so will join in ASAP,
Take care, and know we care, Yours Ian..

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wow
Ian did you read it
no not this
my real poetry
jess loved it

but now you have time only
for river length poetry
which can't be swum thru
by Lovedly

but edit it grammatically,
punctuation wise
do revise
Ian you are
W I S E

This one is in three bits try one piece at a time SJ sorry a song caught me.
Thanks for being here with me on this one,
Yours Ian..

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good has been defined
as for Ian's
bad you can quote mine
you'd condemned
Hi Mr Watson

As I have said many times I have audio tapes here that eed to be transposed into the written word.
This poem or piece is one of those adaptions.
I have many things and an infinite number of things to write of.
The Children I always send love from are not of this world but live or exist in the Spirit world, but that is far to complicated to talk about on a poetry site, the odd piece from that place I try to put over as a good poem but that also needs a lot of attention.
Writing of what you know is totally different to writing of things you have been taught or know from life's experiences.
I try to write most poems as fiction or a fictional adaption of things from my own life.
I have been blessed with a great life and wonderful parents of whom I can find NO fault.
Now where do we go from here, then I must write of things felt or observed during my lifetime with my interpretation on what I feel.
This piece as I say is when I drift off into another state and out there some place is a whisper of words that I write.
So glad that you can relate to any part of these write
Take care and keep writing to me is a way of being,
Yours Ian, Sparrow..

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Unconditional love to you all.
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Thanks very much for your read, yep I know it is longer than norm but it was about a visit with the children and some of the things they show me.
The library is a beaut place and just walking with them is a joy thanks again for your words on this one,
Yours as aways Ian..

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know you well enough
great guy

I love the sound of lines like "feeling the talk words" and "You accepted that the think talk," but I'm not sure if I understand yet. I will come back when I can and give this one the attention it deserves.

Kelsey

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when will you strike out my
APPOINTMENT
as promised lady poetree

I have had an experience of talking and taping voices which are to us from the children and some older spirits in the spirit world.
You can deem me as mad but I do have 200 hrs or more of them talking to me of different aspects of their world where ever it may be.
These writes are an interpretation of what they say,
They talk in thoughts most times and colours it is a system of love and beauty.
The children I was taught by, have their own place in the way of things, and these children take it upon themselves to rescue other children that become lost as they pass over, they communicate mostly in thought and patterns unless they have to talk to someone like me that cant do that.
It is a fascinating world they have, and it gave me a peace that goes beyond anything here can do.
We have tasks to carry out here on this journey that enhances our souls/spirit call it what you may, we have a purpose that is beyond the things we can think of, not all journeys are good as many find out, and to learn lessons you need a physical body for most of them.
Quite another story, does a bad person teach others as does a good person, and at the same time they learn.
This will do, but if ever you need a tape of the children I can send, I have only ever sent two out neither have been listened to.
Take care young Kelsey and know there is a reason for everything,
Yours as always Ian.xx

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Describing everything you can about your computer. Version of Windows, memory, everything.
I may be able to help you transcribe all your tapes almost effortlessly with the latest improvements in voice recognition.

cheers,
Jess, Neopoet Directors
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A few years ago I had the experience of being able to talk to Some children through a medium, I recorded the talks on audio tape.
I have near two hundred hours of the children and others talking to me (No I am not Mad ) the children taught me many things about their ways, how they think talk and use images to express themselves, colour is one of their best tools they send love and understanding to each other and to be part of their ways by talking to them was a journey I would take again any day.
Their teacher came through at the end of our long talks and said that I had learned enough of their ways and should just write of what I had been taught. The children rarely come through to talk since the teacher spoke to me, but in saying that I know they are walking with us and I only have to say their names and they are here with us.
I had a small book published of a small number of talks with them but the cost was too much to do more.
I still have all the tapes and one day soon I will write them up or have someone put them as they are onto a computer.
Think talk is the same as telephony and as they are energy it is one of the easiest ways of communication they use.
Take care out there, Yours Ian..

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Unconditional love to you all.
"Learn to love yourself first"
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Once again I urge you to play the tapes into your computer via Voice Recognition software and suddenly you will will have all The Children voices as text.

cheers,
Jess, Neopoet Directors
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There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

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