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 Post subject: AN OLD OAK TREE
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:08 pm 
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AN OLD OAK TREE

You are
a Young
Flower
I am
An
Old
Oak
Tree

You are
Blossoming
While
I am
Withering
Away

I had my
Spring
When
I Blossomed
too

Yet
my Branches
are
not as New

My Roots
are Firm
Though
the Soil
is Loose

I will Fall Soon
be
at your feet

So Remember
when
I Stood

I
Tried
to be Straight

Perfect
I Was Not
For the Soil
was
not Great

I had my Falls
Limbs
were
Broken too

Yet
I Held Up
When Others
thought
I Would not

The Ground
is Opened
I must
Return to all

Shed no Tears
For
the Leaves
have
Finally Fallen.

Dedicated to Naomi Stansfield
A Soft Soul

A Poeatreeman

When I was
Young
I Tried
to be Straight

I Grew as Life
Would
have me Stand

Yet
I Stood Up
gave it a Hand

I Thank God
For
Letting me Sow

I had the Seasons
To Change and Grow.

A Poet’s Note

FORTITUDE

Do Not Say
Timber Yet
I Am Not
Ready To Fall

Do Not
Cut Me Down
For
I Stand Tall

If
You Want To Grow
Cut
No One Down

Then
You Will Stand Tall.


Edgar Allan Prieto
8/13/2000
Copyright ©2007 Edgar Allan Prieto
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 Post subject: GOD'S GIFT TO ME
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:45 pm 
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GOD'S GIFT TO ME

If you Believe
God
Gives Us
Each a Gift.

Then you
Will Know
Mine Is
From Him.

I Did not Go
To School
As Others Did.

I Did not Go
To High School
To Reach
The Grades
I Should.

I Heard
The Call
Answered
Faith.

My Life
Was
Not
My Own.

When
I Was Young,
I Had
To Take
The Path
That was
Given Me.

No Parents
But an Orphan's
Home.

For
Seventeen Years
I Walked
The Way.

Then The Army
Came To Me.

It Was A Way
To Set Me Free.

Little Did I Know,

The Cost
It Would Take.

It Led Me
To Nam,
Where
I was
Out of Place.

Through The War,
I Tried My Best.

Faith Was Shaken
By The Test.

Then I Came Upon
A Mine.

I Kept My Legs
And My Mind.

When I Found
I Could not Walk,
I Cried Out
To My God.

I Called Upon
His Name To Help.

My Faith
Was not With me.

The Walk
Would not Be Easy.
Though
I Have Wheels Today.

Now Through
My Writings,
I Found
He Is At My Door.

For When
I Reach Heaven.
All The Sorrows
Will Be Gone.

I Am Finding,
He Has Given Me
His Heart.

Blessed Me
With A Purpose.

That I May Reach
Your Heart.

Dedicated To Scotty G
A Soul
Who Hopes
To Be A Poet

A Poeatreeman

I Hope
I Have Helped You,
To Understand.

It Takes All Your Heart
And Faith, To Stand.

Walk The Way
That Will Lead To Him.

The Path
Will Not Be Easy.

The Efforts
Will Win The Way.

Your Efforts
Will Not, Go
Un-rewarded.

Yet Look Not
For Them Today.

They Will Come
Upon You.

In Many
Different Ways.

Look Not
To Man,
To Reap
The Harvest.

For Truth
Is Only
Held By One.

Keep Faith,
It Will All
Take Place
One Day...

Edgar Allan Prieto
10/25/97
Copyright ©2007 Edgar Allan Prieto
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 Post subject: MY BEST AWARD
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:47 pm 
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MY BEST AWARD

The best award

is when
God ,
Allowed me
to write

For my heart
was the vessel

That brought
me on through

The tears
were pouring

Not
always smooth

Without
I could
not move

Not
always
would I see
clearly

For
my vision
was obscured

I did not
always follow

The course
I should
have gone

Life
is not often
forgiving,

Nor
people
who look
down
at you

God
will forgive you

Those
who look down
at you..

A THOUGHT!

I may not
reach
man's
success

Though
I've
reached
beyond

My
award
is waiting,

I
will take it
to heart

I thank
God for
the hour

All the time
beyond..


DEDICATED TO GOD

A Poeatreeman

Who
wants
to be
at God's
right hand

One
hour
with love
is a
Treasured
heart

One
Hour
before
all is lost

One
way to find it
give it to all

One
heart to love
each and all.

Edgar Allan Prieto
3/10/96
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 Post subject: THE BEST TIMES
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:49 pm 
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THE BEST TIMES

If I did not
go through
what I did

I would
have never
found
who I am

The
best part
is the worst

For
I kept faith
with Him

The
hard times
prepared me

For
what
was ahead

The
good times

Were
when
I picked
myself up

I
had
to fall
to know
the best

The
sweet times ,

Were
not always
what
I needed

The
best times
were

All
The
struggles
I had
defeated.

A THOUGHT!

No time
is worse,
for where
would I be?

I am
here
for the count,
not one, two, three

I'll take
what is there,
Make
the best of it all

KNOWING THE BEST, IS YET TO BE..

DEDICATED TO LIFE

A Poeatreeman

I am the hopes
of my dreams

I am the strengths
of my weakness

I am the success
of my failures

I am the best
of my
worst times

I am no one
without God

I am the beliefs
of my faith

I am here
to climb
the mountain

The tools
are all with me

I have faith
God allowed it
to be.

A POET'S NOTE

God will pick you up
when you least expect

Have faith
through
the hardest test

It will not be failure
or success

It will be
your faith's test.

Edgar Allan Prieto
3/10/96

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 Post subject: A BLOOMING IDIOT
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:51 pm 
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A BLOOMING IDIOT

Do Not Throw
Dirt On Me Yet

I Am Not Ready
To Cover Up

Cultivate Me

I Will Grow.



One Blooming
Idiot
Will Show.


Hybrids!

Who
Think
They're
The Best.




One Flower
Not Quite
All There.



Do Not Uproot

For You Think

I Should
Not Be There.



We Are All
In The Soil

You May
Be Next.



All Flowers!

Should Grow
To Their Best.



What Flower
Is Better

Than
The Rest?



Hybrids!

Who
Think
They're
The Best.




How Do
I Contain Them

When The Pot
Is Too Small?


I Let Them Grow
Outside Of It All.


Who Is
The Idiot

Who Has
Grown So Big?

They Can't
Keep Themselves

From Blowing
Their Lid....

A Poeatreeman
From A Play of Words

Dedicated To Susan Boyle

Her Hopes Cried out
and Sang Their Dreams
It filled the House
with Tears of Joy
Those who doubted
Where are they now?
Singing a Tune
To an empty House.


A POET'S NOTE
Let her heart be the mountain
Let her words be yours
Let her sound be a roar
Let her heart be yours
Let her soul find peace
Let her life be filled with joy.


Edgar Allan Prieto
10/2/2000
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 Post subject: I DREAMED A DREAM
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:52 pm 
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I DREAMED A DREAM

If Hope

Was Dwindling

She Revised it

In all of us.



For Heaven

Smiled on all

The Moment

We Believed.



When She sang

Her Heart’s Dream

A Sweet Melody

FILLED us all.


Hope at Last

Has come to Dream

It's there

For all who Believed.

Dare not

Nothing will be.


DARE

AND IT CAN BE.

Dedicated To
Susan Boyle

A Poeatreeman

My Tears

Have Fallen

Yet my Heart

Was Lifted

To the Sky

No Words

Can Touch

The Joy I Feel

For Her Spirit

Soared

My Heart to God.

Edgar Allan Prieto
5/3/2009
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 Post subject: MY WORDS
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:23 pm 
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MY WORDS


Let no One Speak,
For me ,
But my Words

For they Say
All, That is
My Life,
My Aims,
My Heart.

All My Hopes,
I Pray to See.

My Faith,
God Gave me
My Vision,
Of What will Be.

My Dreams,
A World of Love
When Life,
Has no More Pain..

A Poeatreeman

AUTHOR'S NOTE

My Pen has written
My words have spoken.

My strokes have written
My Pen has spoken.
12/26/87


Edgar Allan Prieto
12/27/88
Copyright ©2007 Edgar Allan Prieto
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 Post subject: PETALS WITH BLOOD
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:23 pm 
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Poets write to let out,
The emotions crying for release,
To bleed their hearts,
In more colours than red,
Luckily the nugget still shine,
After the birth pangs,
The fiery bloom,
Wipe the blood and tears.
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 Post subject: When autumn Came
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:52 am 
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This is the way that autumn came to the trees:
it stripped them down to the skin,
left their ebony bodies naked.
It shook out their hearts, the yellow leaves,
scattered them over the ground.
Anyone could trample them out of shape
undisturbed by a single moan of protest.

The birds that herald dreams
were exiled from their song,
each voice torn out of its throat.
They dropped into the dust
even before the hunter strung his bow.

Oh, God of May have mercy.
Bless these withered bodies
with the passion of your resurrection;
make their dead veins flow with blood again.

Give some tree the gift of green again.
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 Post subject: A STAIRWAY TO GOD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:35 am 
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A STAIRWAY TO GOD

I will Try
To use my Words
To Build
A Stairway To God.

Then
I Can Take a Step
Each Day
To Take me
To The Stars.

My Words
Will be of Heart
Wrote
By Care and Love.

The Ink I will Use
Is Tears That Fell
Dipped, in Sorrows
When Hurt was Held.

The Blotters Wet
Stain
With many Tears
That Fell.

I Cannot
Wipe it Away
By Saying,
I never Felt..

A Poeatreeman

Dedicated To God

If, I Built
A Chest of Gold
Would it not
Be Better
To Put in Words.

More Precious,
That Speak of Each?

Would, not
The Heart
Be Broken
By Trying
To Carry
All the Gold?

Love
Is much Lighter
Yet Heavy
On the Soul.

Would it not
Be Best
If we all Cared
A Little more?

Than the Words
I Have to Write
Would not be Filled
With so much Tears.

Love
Would Hold Us
For The Years.

Edgar Allan Prieto
10/26/97
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 Post subject: THE TRAVELLER
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:42 am 
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THE TRAVELLER

Take a Hike!
You
may find God

If
you get it Right?

You
are going
in this Direction

What is Left

If
you do not go Right?

Another
Way
to take your Life

I
am Travelling
towards what end?

When
I see the point

I
will know its Direction

I
Hiked all this Way

I
better be Right

I
hate to think
I Lost my Way

Who
will find me
and bring me Home?

I
hope it is God

Who
Travelled the Way

I
came this far
to find my Way

I
Travelled the Highways

found your Steps

Lord
Am I here

Or
do I need
one more Step?

A Tribute
To Johnny Cash

A Poeatreeman

Lord
I took the First Step
When
you brought me here
I will take
the Last Step
When
you call me away
Between!
I
hope
to Learn your Way.

A Poet's Note

What is One Step
away from God
One
that is not
Taken Right?
One
is Closest to Him
When
One Keeps Right.

Edgar Allan Prieto
2/25/2001
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 Post subject: A PART OF HEAVEN
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:47 am 
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A PART OF HEAVEN

A little
part of heaven

I see
the stars above

Shining
down upon me

I
think
I am feeling loved

Each star I see,

I wonder
who is there to see

An angel
I must be

To know
what part of heaven

That is
shining down on me

I feel the warmth

When
I see it looking
back at me

Is it
twinkling
just for me?

I
wonder each time

Wishing
I was
part of heaven

That
I could
shine
down on you

Maybe
one day
I will be
there to see

That star above
could be me

One part
of heaven
I will be..

A THOUGHT!

My wish
will let me
find a way

My goodness
will show me
just where to go

My life
will have
held the faith

My God
will make me
the star I loved

My belief
will let me
shine with heaven

My God
will place me
in the heavens.

Dedicated to God
All The Children
of The World

A Poeatreeman

A little
part of heaven

I can
count
my lucky stars

We are each
a part of heaven

it is when
we become a star.

One part of love

will brighten
up the sky

One's
love for God

Will
light the stars above.

Edgar Allan Prieto
12/18/93
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 Post subject: TIRED SOUL
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:00 pm 
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TIRED SOUL

Rest against
My shoulder


Lean
against Me

Lay
your troubles
upon My Heart

Speak
The words with Me

Walk
Beside and you will see

I am There with you

For
The steps you made

One
Step has shown

I
am There with you

For
your Heart
Has Faith in Me

When
you're Tired
I will rest with you

For
your Faith
Has carried Me

When
I hear your Heart
I will carry you

For
your Faith
and Love
Have spoken to Me

When
you're Tired
and can't go on

Remember
When
you carried Me

Your
Faith and Love
was there with Me.

A Poeatreeman

When
you carry Me
The Hands
are Faith and Love

Dedicated To Tracy
& all Tired Souls

Edgar Allan Prieto
1/4/89
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 Post subject: I AM THERE
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:03 pm 
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I AM THERE

I Will

Rise with you

Each Dawn.


Set with you

At Night.


Watch you

Through the Darkness.


Until

You See the Light.


I Will be with you

Each Morning.


To Walk

With you in Life.

A Poeatreeman
Edgar Allan Prieto
3/21/2009
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 Post subject: THERE IS ONE
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:41 pm 
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THERE IS ONE

There is one
Who holds truth

I have not seen
Him yet

There is one
that will
judge me right

Not
be wrong
to do it

There is one
Who knows
me well

See's the best,
and worst of me

There is one
I can speak
to all

He will hear,
listen to me

There is one
I can put
my faith in

Not
be afraid to fall

There is one
He is always
with me

Helps me
through it all

There is one
I wish
I could
see Him

I will have
to wait,
til He calls.

A THOUGHT!

One friend with love ,
is a treasured soul

One lifetime to share ,
care for each one

Dedicated To God and Love
for they both hold me
friends who speak their mind
still are there to hold with me.

A Poeatreeman

One blessed love
is God's reward

He
put his faith in me

When
I was not sure of mine

Blind trust,
it's hard to see

Faith
He has,
as a friend would be.

Edgar Allan Prieto
2/9/94
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