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The Blessings of Creative-Poems

It’s been just four months

Since I came through this door.

And this week received a great honor;

A tribute that put me on the floor.


I basked in the glow when a dear poet friend

suggested the most obvious gesture.

“Say thanks to each to those who mean most.”

So here my blessings I attempt to capture.


Without a friend of many years

C-P’s doors I wouldn’t have darkened

But Blueyd Cindy’s more dearer to me

Than all great poems may have harkened.


Sheedream’s Linda Jo, whose tribute penned

Almost held my loud tongue in silence.

Feeling naked as I walked the streets of

Her tribute which cast on me undue brilliance.


Pole-twirling Aires Girl, the Hoosier bride -

She suggested that I pen my thanks.

With great good grace and humor cast,

She written me some tough word banks.


Lovely, languid, longing Lunar Lady,

The spinner of sensual scenes.

She laughs at all of my alleged jokes.

Keeps me on toes (and not knees).


Tanya is the star story teller

With skills that span the whole gamut.

She shifts with ease from the eyes of the child

To strong tales equal to Dashiell Hammett.


When I first entered the halls of C-P,

“Read Pamela L.” was the wisest advice.

My sonnet coach she has since become

With guidance both helpful and nice.


I can’t forget my Canadian friend

Whose heart bursts with northern pride.

Barbara D will also “bring on the heat”

And take you on a wild ride.


“We’re not in Kansas” is what I say

When on Jo’s works I remark.

But leave if you speak to her of Toto

You may get a bite or a bark.


Hmmm all females I’ve thanked? 

I know, that will never do.

Okay, the fairer sex I prefer

But our guys are good guys too.


T-man! My man, the redneck bard.

Always first in line with kind comments.

His romances laced with deep-felt fire

And his humor is never misspent.


I still don’t know what a Eudora is

But I know Bruce is clearly a first-rate mate.

His insights to his land are magical

And his story-telling is great.


Can’t forget Gene, that crusty old dude

Whose writings often belie his age.

Our philosopher is beyond all compare

With words that demand center-stage.


When it comes to rich scenes and feelings

So deep, no one can compare to She Whispers.

In touch with the land and the ways of the heart,

Her words flowing soft like vespers.


To mystical, magical gardens I often will go

Under the spell of the sublime Lady D

Where else would one see a pink unicorn

While drinking some creamy coffee?


My friend Ms Clean Slate knows who she is

And always gives good-natured teasing

But Glata’s talents span a wide range

With results that are invariably pleasing.


When I published a poem sharing pain in my life

My new friends, they all rushed to my side.

But Angelface with her unshakable faith

Shared words that helped me abide.


Who is our tender task-master,

The one who gives us our challenges?

Ann produces great works all her own

While asking for poems about “oranges.”


There are so many young writers who

Treat me so kind, a bright future is theirs to own.

Lady Nik and Adelle and Katlyn are par excellence

And the limits of Thomas Heath are yet known.


My favorite siblings, Amber and Taylor

Show warmth to melt an iceberg

But no matter how long I ponder these pages

I’ll wonder - Who is Claude Infinklesteinburg?


We’ve recently been joined by a sweet Melody

With the most creative name I have heard

Raspberry Ice Nymph was a new one on me

But what visual magic she’s already conjured.


But of the so young, the one closest to me

Is a would-be barista and bank teller.

She’d say she’s a bug, but that’s not right to me.

Ladybug is what I insist that I call her.


Am I locked once again on the fairer sex?

Well I suppose that is no surprise.

But to the fluent Mujtaba I turn my salute.

His kind wishes always make the heart rise.


A fond gaze I cast over the waves to my friends in distant lands.

To Wind, Aminath, Evelina and Adri.

And the mystical voice of Alison Storm Wolf

With her lyrical words that captivate me.


sHeRi, I never could quite get the name,

with a style I’ll admit is quite rare.

But your works make me stop and think and

Your smile always attracts my stare.


I salute my friend Cooper who so far away

Her country she so selfless serves.

And my favorite barmaid the cheery Miss Vee

Though my wit must get on her nerves!


To Tina Dee, Angel Wings and friend Janice B

I look forward to each new aside

Jillian and Mary Jo, those experienced pros

Share comments that give me smiles wide.


So many to thank for kindnesses shown

And I worry I might not name the all.

But Savannah gave me my kind comment

Which made me ten and a half feet tall.


And so thank you all, friends both old and new.

This poem has rambled too long.

But thank you for adding me into your life,

A bond that grows forever strong.

Author's Notes:
I recently noticed that I'd received my 500th comment from my fellow writers and friends here in C-P.  This came less than a week after sheedreams penned a poem about me.  Both these things mean a lot to me.
This tribute (suggested by Jennifer) will never win a Pulitzer Prize or any other prize for that matter.  I'm sure many of the truly skilled poets out there cringed at the forced rhyme and are thinking "this guy wouldn't know iambic pentameter if it bit him in the ass."  But that's not the point.  This is my heartfelt thank you for the warmth and support you have shown me.  There are more names I could have included, but if you gotten to this part, you are probably thinking "SHUT UP ALREADY!"  Seriously, if I failed to list your name, please don't feel offended.  The blame is on me, as I value each and every comment I've received.
I know not everyone here will read this, but anything you can do to help spread my appreciation would be great.
Thank you, C-P writers, for making me part of your family....
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Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on June 9, 2010 01:19:09 AM Report
*pant, pant, pant* Hey Andrew...I'm running as fast as I can to keep up but manOman my life has been a whirlwind the past few months. With that said you can be sure that I appreciate being recognized in this lovely tribute...thank you! There is no doubt that you have a special place at our CP table...a chair that cannot be filled by anyone else. Your support to the members here (myself included) has been invaluable...your poems are wonderful to read. I hope you stay a long long time and get to know all of us even better. Sweet dedication Andrew! =)

~Barbara D.~ *posting a belated (but most sincere) shout out from her home in glorious CANADA*

Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on May 7, 2010 12:35:06 PM Report
I want to add my 2cents here, young man~!!  I find your work VERY good, insightful, fun, informative, and here at CP, you seem to have found the very best list of friends.....You are personable, talented, cute, and on and on-------You are a great asset to the site with your reading, commenting, and just lending your sunshine to all on board~!!  Glad you came here, Andrew~!! 

Huggles and Butterflies.....Margaret....

Comment By: ModeratorJillian K. Alexis on April 22, 2010 09:34:16 PM Report
This is lovely Andrew.  I am very touched that you mentioned me.  I have to agree with you, all of these fine writers deserve this poem from you heart.  Absolutely beautifully penned, my friend...Hugz...Jillian
Comment By: FreeHannah Mae on March 29, 2010 09:37:53 AM Report
Wow, you covered a lot of ground and still made it a very sweet tribute :) I've not known anyone to tackle one like this since I started my site a few years ago. I think it turned out very well, and I'm very touched that you mentioned me <:) You're such a sweetie, Andrew


~Shanna Bug

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on March 27, 2010 08:29:13 AM Report
Andrew, I just found thie amazing outstanding poem of all your friends on this site and I found my name..
I feel so blessed to be in your long  group of friends..
Texas sends her hugs and love to a great guy.
. Always ~ She Whispers (( Scarlett

Comment By: FreeAngel Wings on March 23, 2010 12:47:58 PM Report

Wonderful well said..Thank you!!


Comment By: FreeLeila on March 19, 2010 11:22:45 PM Report
Hi, Andrew

Thanks for your nice poem. All poets here appreciate your kindness and attention.

Comment By: FreeDamon D. Brewer on March 19, 2010 10:51:44 PM Report
Excellently written Kind Sir:  I loved it as many others here have I see.  Damon
Comment By: FreesHeRi on March 19, 2010 02:03:48 PM Report
How The Heck Did I miss This Grand piece. Andrew-this is fantastic and so appreciated. You have done your homework. WOW.

You have found a way to pay tribute my capturing each individuals persona and collaborating it into a piece that now joins us all.  I am alo flattered that you like my smile-by the way I am smiling excessively now.


:) Excellent-award written all over it!

Comment By: FreePamela A. Lamppa on March 18, 2010 09:42:52 AM Report
You have truly been blessed with wonderful words from our wonderful members on CP.  There is a kindness in this community that is insurmountable and it always makes us call it home.
Welcome home Andrew.  ~Pamela
Comment By: Trialglimmers on March 18, 2010 09:37:15 AM Report
I don't think there could be a better first poem for me to read here--you've given me a great insight

to many of the members here, and I'm sure I'll come back often to get a glimpse into them...

a great tribute you've done.....and I'm sure made their day..G

Comment By: FreeAminath Agleema on March 18, 2010 03:19:16 AM Report
what an awesome dedication. very thoughtful and such a charming kind person  would write this beautiful poem.
Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on March 17, 2010 10:14:11 PM Report
Hey, hey!  what a great dedication!  I see a guy with arms wide open that welcome all ...old timers...and new comers as well....You are a generous kind of guy with plenty of humor, kindness, and love to go around.  This was spectacular...It shows a  heart that is overflowing... I am honored to be among the poets you mentioned...thanks for your kind words.


Stop by your poem from time to time and read the comments that your friends.have left.  I think they are as enjoyable as the poem. 

Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on March 17, 2010 12:58:10 AM Report
to think of all those days when i first found, you how you would so faithfully read my poems and encourage me to write more.....and now you are the one i want to read first.
you are the blessing dear one 
cindy xo

Comment By: FreeTaylor on March 17, 2010 12:31:48 AM Report
I wish I could do stuff like this. It's really nice to be noticed, and this is really a great way to show appreciation.
<3 Taylor

Comment By: PremiumHOPE on March 16, 2010 10:22:56 PM Report
A wonderful  poem, that shows the time and care you put into the relationships you have here. 

Comment By: FreeMoonStar on March 16, 2010 09:23:40 PM Report
Whoo Hoo.. I like... Nice dedication my friend. It seems you got most all on here. Next, a book!!!!

You always make us smile, grit our teeth, slap our arse, oops, leg, and laugh out loud, at all you antics. No one finer than you at all above, and we love ya for it. Okay.. Like ya for it! Ah what the heck. LOVE!


There ya happy? lol


Huggers me matey;

Moonie xxxx

Comment By: FreeJennifer on March 16, 2010 06:54:31 PM Report
I made a tiny suggestion and you turned it into such a huge honor of a poem! you by far exceeded any expectations I have had. All the name mentions all awesome poets and somehow just by you writing this poem I personally feel closer to everyone. I can only imagine how you  must feel! GOod for you. Ya know you did such a good job with this. You would be the guy to rhyme a word with "orange".... all my life people told me there was no rhyme for orange, I remember trying like hell to get a rhyme... Never suceeded But boy did you! I feel honored to be mentioned I  think it is funny what you call me! LOL

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on March 16, 2010 05:11:32 PM Report
Bloody hell Andrew That sure was some dedication. ;-)
Well, for the record like everything else you get back what you put out and you have put out positive vibes and good humour....not to mention yout writing skill.
Long may yer lum reek
Alison x
Comment By: FreeTanya Harrison on March 16, 2010 04:58:53 PM Report

Wow, what a poem.  Very special poem Andrew.  Left me a little mist-eyed.  You are a lot of fun to have around, and a blessing to many of us too. Thank you.

Comment By: FreeMelody on March 16, 2010 04:18:16 PM Report
You kind sir are an amazing person , not only talented in your poetry but a down right nice guy :]
Wonderful poem and I'm so honored that you mentioned my name :] thank youuu
Comment By: FreeAdri on March 16, 2010 03:20:59 PM Report
This is so very very cute and so sincere. A heartfelt poem which will surely bring a smile to everyone who reads it, it certainly gave me one :o)
Adri x

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on March 16, 2010 03:18:19 PM Report
Andrew:  what a pleasant loving dedication to all of us.  Thank you for your writes which we all enjoy.  It's a mutual admiration society, dear friend!!


Lady D


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