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  4. <title>An Occasional Verse - Daily Poem</title>
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  6. An Occasional Verse is Poetry for the Everyday Poet. A website devoted to enabling poets easy access to publishing their occasional verse, poetry collections, poems, lyrics, odes, songs and sonnets.  We give poets the ability to instantly publish their poems.  This feed is generated from our home page's Daily Poem section.  Every day a new poem is posted.
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  14.    <title>A Future Time</title>
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  18.    <pubDate>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  19. <category>Poetry</category>
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  22.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;May 09, 2002&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Though there is a future time, it seems to matter not,&lt;br&gt; as the ever-changing present brings forth&lt;br&gt; the morning tide of my serenity.&lt;br&gt;For buried deep within the salinity of my joy, &lt;br&gt;is the experience of an uncontrolled history.&lt;br&gt;Present moments lost within the abyss that is my yesterday.&lt;br&gt;Learned references giving guidance and not control.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;I am continually aware of the always present beauty of my time,&lt;br&gt;Its energy and its warming fragrance.&lt;br&gt;The love of life that transcends in its magnitude all else, &lt;br&gt;As I share with it the essence of all life.  I am alive,&lt;br&gt; not in the tomorrow of my imagination,&lt;br&gt;but in the momentary joy of each silent beat of my heart.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;There, just beyond the jetty, the tide flows endlessly &lt;br&gt;and timeless across the universe of my understanding. &lt;br&gt;There is an integrity, a truth, a beauty, &lt;br&gt;and a certain recognition, absent of all fear and turmoil. &lt;br&gt;Forevermore present is this joy,  &lt;br&gt;for I am a certainty in my own reality,&lt;br&gt;cognizant and aware.</description>
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  27.    <title>The Heart of Nature</title>
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  31.    <pubDate>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  32. <category>Poetry</category>
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  35.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;October 05, 2002&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;I have found the heart of nature&lt;br&gt;where the grain stands ten feet high.&lt;br&gt;Where silence is the only sound&lt;br&gt;as the wind does touch the sky&lt;br&gt;Where the seabirds call with gentle voice&lt;br&gt;to those of us who hear.&lt;br&gt;Where the fragrance of ten thousand years&lt;br&gt;will draw us ever near. &lt;br&gt;Where stars are counted by the score&lt;br&gt;and flowers ever bloom.&lt;br&gt;Where snowflakes all are diamond pure&lt;br&gt;and rainbows need more room.&lt;br&gt;Where birth and death do matter not&lt;br&gt;for both, they are the same.&lt;br&gt;Where night and day of beauty boast&lt;br&gt;and the sun and moon bring fame.&lt;br&gt;Where God does rest the seventh day&lt;br&gt;and paradise is found.&lt;br&gt;Where everywhere is where we are&lt;br&gt;and us it does astound.</description>
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  40.    <title>The Ebb and Flow</title>
  42.    <link></link>
  44.    <pubDate>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  45. <category>Poetry</category>
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  48.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;January 21, 2007&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;As I now watch the seabirds soar&lt;br&gt;upon the cresting sea&lt;br&gt;And hear the breaking ocean waves&lt;br&gt;there is a subtlety&lt;br&gt;To nature and its wonderment&lt;br&gt;its beauty and its grace&lt;br&gt;So privileged I the visitor&lt;br&gt;to this a magic place&lt;br&gt;Where people gather to become &lt;br&gt;childlike and true&lt;br&gt;The sea with all its energy&lt;br&gt;the sky forever blue&lt;br&gt;There's clarity and purity&lt;br&gt;sunsets and starlit skies&lt;br&gt;The whispered softness of the wind&lt;br&gt;that no one need disguise&lt;br&gt;It is the perfumed fragrance found&lt;br&gt;the dolphins as they glide&lt;br&gt;The certain beauty constant now&lt;br&gt;that never seems to hide&lt;br&gt;A treasure chest of hidden dreams&lt;br&gt;that never disappear&lt;br&gt;The sun's caress and moon's embrace&lt;br&gt;that always draws us near&lt;br&gt;It is the cornucopia &lt;br&gt;of life that all should feel&lt;br&gt;The ebb and flow of perfect love&lt;br&gt;that nature does reveal</description>
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  53.    <title>I Wish That</title>
  55.    <link></link>
  57.    <pubDate>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  58. <category>Poetry</category>
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  61.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;March 13, 2007&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;I wish that I could cherish you&lt;br&gt;And linger in your time&lt;br&gt;I wish that I could bring to you&lt;br&gt;Most everything sublime&lt;br&gt;I wish that I could too reveal&lt;br&gt;Sweet treasures yet to be&lt;br&gt;I wish that I were near to you&lt;br&gt;To solve this mystery&lt;br&gt;I wish that I could call your name&lt;br&gt;And silence not respond&lt;br&gt;I wish that I could know your love&lt;br&gt;Before this night was gone&lt;br&gt;I wish that I could bring to you&lt;br&gt;The rainbow of your choice&lt;br&gt;I wish that I could softly call &lt;br&gt;And always hear your voice&lt;br&gt;I wish that each new memory&lt;br&gt;Began as you appeared&lt;br&gt;I wish that I were not alone&lt;br&gt;And life need not be feared&lt;br&gt;I wish that all these wishes were&lt;br&gt;A part of who we are&lt;br&gt;I wish that all your dreams come true&lt;br&gt;When wishing on a star</description>
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  66.    <title>As It Might Be</title>
  68.    <link></link>
  70.    <pubDate>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  71. <category>Poetry</category>
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  74.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;June 05, 2007&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Perhaps the greatest tragedy&lt;br&gt;That my heart does possess&lt;br&gt;Is living life all by myself&lt;br&gt;No woman to caress&lt;br&gt;These nights which seem to endless be&lt;br&gt;When silence does respond&lt;br&gt;Where emptiness finds loneliness&lt;br&gt;And warmth is far beyond&lt;br&gt;Where love is just a memory&lt;br&gt;That long since passed me by&lt;br&gt;And stars that sparkled through the night&lt;br&gt;Are gone from every sky&lt;br&gt;It is her fragrance disappeared&lt;br&gt;Her taste, her touch, her kiss&lt;br&gt;The world of passion we once shared&lt;br&gt;But now so often miss &lt;br&gt;Her name was music's harmony&lt;br&gt;That whispered through each thought&lt;br&gt;Her energy, new life itself&lt;br&gt;By which I had been caught&lt;br&gt;So now as I do pen this tome &lt;br&gt;Of life as it might be&lt;br&gt;Perchance I'll find her in my time&lt;br&gt;And solve this mystery</description>
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  79.    <title>Snow</title>
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  83.    <pubDate>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  84. <category>Poetry</category>
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  87.    <description>Written By: Charlotte Ingham&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;December 02, 2007&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Snow is falling on ground,&lt;br&gt;Children running all around,&lt;br&gt;It's great weather for making a snowman,&lt;br&gt;Even snowballs if you can&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;The tree's are bare,&lt;br&gt;There's only about two leaves up there,&lt;br&gt;The roof tops are all covered in white&lt;br&gt;But the wind is not strong enough to fly a kite!</description>
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  92.    <title>Santa</title>
  94.    <link></link>
  96.    <pubDate>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  97. <category>Poetry</category>
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  100.    <description>Written By: Charlotte Ingham&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;December 02, 2007&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;On Christmas day,&lt;br&gt;Everyone shouts hurray, &lt;br&gt;Santa giving toys,&lt;br&gt;To all the good girls and boys,&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Flying north south east and west,&lt;br&gt;Children are all hoping for the best,&lt;br&gt;Gifts for Mums gifts for Dads,&lt;br&gt;But not for children that are bad,&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Everyone is tucked up tight,&lt;br&gt;As Rudolph leads Santa into the moonlight,&lt;br&gt;Presents are big and some are small,&lt;br&gt;Some that are better than them all,&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;So Christmas is here,&lt;br&gt;Give a great big cheer,&lt;br&gt;As Santa rides off with the reindeer!</description>
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  105.    <title>More Then Friends</title>
  107.    <link></link>
  109.    <pubDate>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  110. <category>Poetry</category>
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  113.    <description>Written By: Danielle&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;April 30, 2008&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Hanging out together as friends&lt;br&gt;I thought that was how it was going to stay tille the end&lt;br&gt;Then i heard a rummer by someone&lt;br&gt;That you had these feeling for someone&lt;br&gt;And you knew how I felt for you&lt;br&gt;And I didn't know what I was going to do&lt;br&gt;I felt lost and lonley&lt;br&gt;Then someone came to me&lt;br&gt;It was your sister&lt;br&gt;She pulled me close to her&lt;br&gt;And said to me softly&lt;br&gt;That i was the girl you have been loving&lt;br&gt;My heart started beating faster&lt;br&gt;Then I let out a little laughter&lt;br&gt;I was suprised&lt;br&gt;That this one guy&lt;br&gt;I have known almost all my life&lt;br&gt;Wanted to be more then friends&lt;br&gt;I didn't know what to say&lt;br&gt;I didn't know what to do&lt;br&gt;Then what came out of my mouth&lt;br&gt;Was that I liked you too</description>
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