need help! poetry and prose

nicethymeJanuary 9, 2008

does anyone have a poem, verse or mythological story pertaining to women, as mothers, sisters and daughters? Anything that speaks to strength love and womanhood? Can you share that with me? I'm desireing to make 2 assemblage/shrines one for my sister and one for my mother. And I'm looking for the right.... words and feeling to build around. Difficult for me as I'm not a sappy type and am not SUPER connected to them but would like to convey a feeling that I do care and am one of them... I'm considered cold in my family... can you make me look better? LOL

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nicethyme

oh, hey, I don't mean to say that you're sappy if you go for all that stuff... just that I feel like a sap when I'm asked to be close and all sisterhoodish... it's not me

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 10:33AM
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bamasusanna

Here's some syrupy junk for ya.
Do a google on "writings for motherhood"

Here is a link that might be useful: Sappy Crap about Moms and stuff

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 11:01AM
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bamasusanna

Hey, you could always just browse through a Hallmark store!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 11:45AM
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nicethyme

wow,... I feel nauseated... thanks

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 11:46AM
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shrty411

Yeah, and I'll bet the CRY when you give it to them,too.

You SURE you want to do this???????????????

maria

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 11:54AM
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bamasusanna

Drop it on their doorstep and RUN!!!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 11:56AM
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rchovey

Ok, how about, "I ain't no sap, can't write that crap, "Sisterhood!". Yo.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 11:57AM
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nicethyme

LMAO RAMONA!!!!!

I don't live near, I'll be shipping them!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 12:00PM
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nicethyme

OK... this is based on guilt. My MIL is the only one to ever ask for my art. and I've never made anything for my own family, eventually they hear about my giving his family something or my stepMom something (cause she visits here) and peoples feelings get hurt. Christmas day was a volley of emails of sister saying how she wants a relationship with me blah blah blah... geez I answer the damn phone when she calls! crap... Okay, I was flippant said something along the lines of "too busy cleaning penis enlargements emails out of my junk folder..." I guess she wasn't in a joking mood. ...

okay, I'm crappy. but I figured if I made something for them both then I would have some good credit points for awhile

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 12:16PM
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shrty411

I feel for ya NT...I was the jerk, too. No bros or sisters, but in my mom's family they did this round robin of calling the aunts, cousins etc.. EVERY night Sheesh...

good luck

Maria

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 12:25PM
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bamasusanna

I understand where you're coming from.
I don't own anything pink, or flowerdy and I'm embarrassed sometimes when people try to express their feelings.
Some folks though, need that. Christmas is a family time and it brings out those feelings. Yes, something YOU make for them will speak volumes, even if you don't say a word.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 12:28PM
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cindiloo

LOL!!! rchovey, can I quote you on that!!!
Kind of like this comic I once read about writing sympathy cards..."Heard you lost someone dear. Shake it off and have a beer".

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 1:18PM
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cindiloo

Oh, man...I hope someone didn't just lose a dear one...now I feel like a jerk. sorry.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 1:20PM
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nicethyme

snicker ... hey laughter IS the best medicine!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 1:25PM
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nicethyme

lots of great stuff in Paganism!!!!

ref to Goddess and Devine Queen... mixed in with mother, daughter , sister

how about, "no language can express the power and beauty..." and Mothers give roots and wings..."

probably best if
I leave out the stuff about my not respecting the career move as a nude performance artist...

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 1:41PM
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Calamity_J

RCHOVEY!!! And You are the Gal who wrote our Motto!?!? LOL!
Hmmm, I may have to make another mosaic plaque...can it fit on a 6"ball???

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 2:42PM
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chickeemama

Oh nice I feel for ya...we are not a huggy bunch on my side of the family. Now I have no problem hugging my son or my hubby but outside of that I kinda seem to have a wall around me...

Hope you find the saying you want. I gotta tell you. I always buy the funny cards cause I CANNOT stand to buy a sappy card that DOESNT say what I feel...if I felt it I would buy it but if its a lie I cant do it...man it makes it hard sometimes doesnt it!!!! Oh but I can cry over a freakin commercial!!!!!

I made this gift for you
from my heart and my hands
its my way to say the things
that only my heart understands
Often I dont share what I hold so close and dear
so I hope this helps you see my love
over distances and through the years

Donna

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 5:52PM
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bamasusanna

I'm so clipping that chick!! Beautiful. REALLY

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 5:55PM
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nicethyme

OH OH that's beautiful... now I see symbolism of heart tiles Thank you Chickee

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 6:09PM
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chickeemama

awww your welcome....I sometimes have those moments!!!! I need to write the darn thing down so I can remember it myself!!! Its one of those spur of the moment things that comes to me.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 6:14PM
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rchovey

Chickee...you're making me look bad. Good poetry though. May I use that one?

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 6:46PM
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chickeemama

rchovey...that cant make you look bad. Yours was awesome!!!

Yes you can use it...I'll expect my royalties check in the mail though!! Ha ha!!!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 8:04PM
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nicethyme

when I stamp that onto a tile, must I include a little "Chickeemama" in italics? LOL that would forever baffle my mother... hmmmmmmmmm (snicker)

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 8:22PM
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chickeemama

No Nice you dont have to include that...just put a little chickadee stamp on it that will do!!!! Dont forget my check though!!!!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 9:48PM
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nicethyme
    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 9:57PM
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    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 9:58PM
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barbfrizzell1955

I'm trying to catch up on 5 days of posts and I just wanted to say Donna that I love that poem. I used to use this one with my craft gifts...it's very simple:

Homemade gifts mean so much more,
than stuff you buy from any store.
Enjoy this gift from me to you,
and think of me the whole year through.

Barb

    Bookmark   January 10, 2008 at 10:29AM
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texaswild

NT - Not sure you're interested, but I made a shrine to my DD for her b.d. last year. She had given me all her nursing badges, pins, awards etc., dating over 20 yrs. back to her student days. Wanted me make a mosaic. Since they were laminated, I couldn't think of anything to do w/them but make a collage. Used an old drawer. If interested, I have the contents of the book shown, and have it on a document that is much too long for the forum. I could email it to you. I explains in detail each item and what they mean to the recipient and what all went into the making of the shrine. W/o that, these items mean nothing to anyone but us.
Suzie's Shrine

    Bookmark   January 10, 2008 at 12:11PM
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chickeemama

crafty- that is a cute poem...I just might have to use it...where do you want your royalty checks going???!!!

Nice- whats so funny????!!!!!! (ha ha)

    Bookmark   January 10, 2008 at 12:19PM
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chickeemama

I forgot to mention Slow how cool that shrine was. I dont know why but I had to read the post again after I looked at the pictures for some reason in my tiny little pea brain when someone says shrine I think they have past on!!! You look like you have a lot of heart and effort in it!!

    Bookmark   January 10, 2008 at 12:21PM
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barbfrizzell1955

Chickee...you can send it to the same place that you are getting yours! LOL

Slow, that is a wonderful way to represent something special. It is so much nicer than just having it in a scrapbook that not many people will see.

Barb

    Bookmark   January 10, 2008 at 3:30PM
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nicethyme

Oh Slow, that's just magnificent. and so meaningful too.
This is going to sound strange but, neither my sister or Mother would appreciate something along those lines...

I can't recall either of them ever owning any art... maybe this is going to be a bad idea afterall...

    Bookmark   January 10, 2008 at 3:44PM
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