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Beautiful Juxtaposition…

07 Jul

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Silence pervades the cold dark night, in this peace…

I think of you.

I gaze at the stars and their associated wonders.

I think of you

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The last email of my day has flown across the ether,

A sense of melancholy at the broken connection.

A new day beckons, I cannot contain myself,

I should sleep, though it seems a waste when you are in my world.

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I sit alone and smile

I think of you.

I dare to dream of realities unrealised

I think of you.

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Sensual beginnings to a day’s end, a beautiful juxtaposition,

A wondrous sense of magic flows in me, ancient and unknowable.

Is this what others understand?

No, not like this…nothing can be like this.

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I think of you.

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102 responses to “Beautiful Juxtaposition…

  1. Alastair

    07/07/2013 at 17:12

    What a beautiful poem.

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    • StetotheJ

      07/07/2013 at 17:13

      Thanks, I wrote it some months ago and have recently been encouraged to put it out there, believe it or not, it only took me ten minutes to write. The muse was with me that day, methinks.

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      • Alastair

        07/07/2013 at 17:14

        I’m glad you were encouraged to. It’s brilliant.

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        • StetotheJ

          07/07/2013 at 17:23

          Your words will add to my confidence to try something like again then, as always your comments are much appreciated!

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          • Alastair

            07/07/2013 at 17:24

            Excellent. 🙂

            I look forward to more then.

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  2. shadowoperator

    07/07/2013 at 18:43

    Someone is very fortunate to have inspired feelings so gentle and at the same time so powerful. My muse is irking me right now (but then, my muse is only sometimes a real person, and is sometimes just an inspiration that provokes me to write). Keep your hand in at writing poetry; I think it’s good for us all to say things this way, with an added grandeur and awareness of the whole human universe.

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    • StetotheJ

      07/07/2013 at 18:48

      ‘an added grandeur and awareness of the whole human universe’. That is a lovely phrase, proving that your muse (in whichever guise) is still hanging around in the shadows like a subtle ninja. I think I will try my hand occasionally at some poetry and hopefully achieve the same favourable results again. I think I am the fortunate one though to have someone who can inspire such words…

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  3. Bumba

    07/07/2013 at 18:56

    That’s just beautiful, Stephen. One of the nicest things I’ve read on these blogs. Go!

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    • StetotheJ

      07/07/2013 at 19:11

      Cheers mate, I thought I needed to start varying my posts somewhat and this has been floating around on my laptop since March so was a natural choice. I shall get cracking on more post haste-ish.

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  4. Christina ~

    07/07/2013 at 19:42

    “A wondrous sense of magic flows in me, ancient and unknowable…” Exquisite…in a most sublime manner. Oh yes! We respectfully demand more! Please? xxxx

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    • StetotheJ

      07/07/2013 at 19:45

      I always enjoy your polite demands, as you were impressed and I really can’t say no…I shall make it so…xxxx

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      • Christina ~

        07/07/2013 at 19:56

        Yay!!! Smiling hugely and more than a lot anticipatious for more of your magical words…. xxxx

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        • StetotheJ

          07/07/2013 at 19:59

          As ever I aim to please and hope that you will have some words to satiate your appetite soon. xxxx

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  5. Letizia

    07/07/2013 at 22:24

    This is so beautiful and touching. Thank you for sharing it with us. It has such a strong yet peaceful quality to it.

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    • StetotheJ

      08/07/2013 at 14:13

      There was a tinge of reflection to it and a night time sleepiness that had descended over my world. Thank you for your awesomely kind words.

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  6. Lyn

    08/07/2013 at 00:15

    WOW!

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  7. Robyn Lee

    08/07/2013 at 01:42

    So you are a romantic poet disguised as eloquent reviewer of literary works! Hmmm… Why does this not surprise me?! Oh… such a “beautiful juxtaposition” indeed dearest ste J! I love the layout and transitions. “I should sleep, though it seems a waste when you are in my world.”
    Wholeheartedly enjoyed. Yes – add my vote for more as well – !!!
    🙂 ~ x RL

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  8. Robyn Lee

    08/07/2013 at 02:08

    ooo there was a *sigh* after the quoted verse that did not show up ~ 😉

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    • StetotheJ

      08/07/2013 at 14:25

      I have many talents…well the two at least that you have mentioned. I had a wonderful poem template with which to pay homage, which you may have noticed… I am most happy that you like it and that I could extract a sigh from you, my magical powers are definitely working at the moment…

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      • Robyn Lee

        08/07/2013 at 16:14

        A toast to “magical powers” … many talents- I see, and we are lucky to have this venue to enjoy them! & yes~ i did recognize the template 🙂 ~ it was quite effective here for you too! and now looking forward to sharing in more of your magic… revealed set J!

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        • StetotheJ

          08/07/2013 at 16:49

          An anagram of your name is…yon rebel, mayhap I shall use that as your name from now on, lol. I thought you had noticed but my blatantometer was set to maximum at the time. Interestingly, as you mention ‘a toast’ another anagram of your name is beer only. It’s fate is that!

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          • Robyn Lee

            08/07/2013 at 17:40

            uh oh ~ my desktop forgot your name again?! maybe if I use the cap S? so sorry ~ please edit !! yon rebel — oh my that can have some serious connotations! I used to love dark beer ~ gave it up though and settle with organic vodka these days (cucumber infused my favorite)… cleaner spirits! 🙂

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            • StetotheJ

              08/07/2013 at 17:48

              Cleaner spirits, like the unleaded petrol of the alcohol. I like your style. I don’t mind you calling me Set, it gives me that ancient Egyptian vibe.

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              • Robyn Lee

                09/07/2013 at 01:53

                ooo that sounds exotic ~ i will continue to try to get this Ste to behave! Do you notice a lack of folks using your name in comments? Perhaps this is the reason!! is Ste Steven/Stephen by any chance – no it could not be that easy! ~ Cheers my friend 🙂

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                • StetotheJ

                  09/07/2013 at 19:03

                  I have had some random name called me I must admit, perhaps I should just change my name to Ste J that would make things easier. I am a Stephen originally, which eventually evolved into Steve and then due to my love of all things minimalist, finally to Ste J. I’m not really a fan of minimalism i get sad when I don;t get much bacon on my plate.

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                  • Robyn Lee

                    09/07/2013 at 19:12

                    wait thought you were a fan of minimalism?! Is this a test young man? ~ I will keep trying on Ste J (see it just wanted to change to Set) — ugh ! Bacon – yes the little things! 🙂

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                    • StetotheJ

                      09/07/2013 at 19:28

                      Young man, I like that! Life is a test, which is probably a profound quote from a cheesy sci-fi film…if you are reading this Christina can you shed any light, you seem to have an encyclopedic knowledge of sci-fi quotes. I do like minimalism sometimes but I do need a generous helping of bacon. Perhaps I shopuld just change my name to Ste to make your computer happy?

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                    • Robyn Lee

                      09/07/2013 at 19:33

                      no no – it’s my challenge to remember to correct my stubborn computer. He will learn ~ Life is a test …I agree with that 100%. Maybe Christina will validate with the sci-fi quote! Yes your bacon is my Cadbury Chocolate bars (solid milk) — lol ~ but like you I am a minimalist at heart. All good “young man” 🙂 & a very well-read talented one at that!

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                    • StetotheJ

                      09/07/2013 at 19:49

                      Talent is as talent does…or something like that. What I mean to say is that you are an awesome talent, one that should be looking to be published, i am sure that has been mentioned to you before?! Cadbury eh? Your chocolate is usually different to ours, taste wise, so I looked up the ingredients: Cadbury Dairy Milk from Bournville, UK
                      Milk, sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, emulsifiers,

                      Cadbury Dairy Milk from Hershey, USA
                      Sugar, milk, chocolate, cocoa butter, lactose, soy lecithin, PGPR, natural and artificial flavor.

                      I know I need to get out more, I just find it interesting to compare, I thought….

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                    • Robyn Lee

                      09/07/2013 at 20:38

                      I am driving … But had to pull over to tell you that I have my Cadbury imported from the UK!!! 🙉 Yes I do!…. More later 🌻

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                    • Ste J

                      09/07/2013 at 20:40

                      Aha fantastic, you made the right choice, we can’t do much right these days but we can make chocolate!

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                  • Robyn Lee

                    10/07/2013 at 03:05

                    So yes — I notice a distinct difference between the US Cadbury bars and the UK Cadbury bars! It is easy to purchase the UK product through Amazon – though I understand from my daughter who travelled to England last year that there are so many more coveted chocolates than this there – and CB is merely commonplace (like Hersey is here). To be honest though — i like CB better than lots of more upscale US chocolates I’ve had. How funny – I did exactly what you did (compared the ingredients) long time back. Amazing to see UK produces a more pure product (cleaner)… 🙂

                    Ok ~ now on the other lovely reply re: my talent – you are way too kind– I am just “playing” on my blog – you know … art therapy and all that.. I don’t expect to publish, though you and several others have succeeded at causing me a ‘big head’ on this mention! Very touched at the warm reception I have received by everyone here at WP. It’s a nice place to be for me!!!
                    Thank you Ste J!! 🙂 Love to you ~ 🙂 RL

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                    • Ste J

                      10/07/2013 at 19:08

                      Cadbury is a very popular name and everywhere stocks them, they are a staple of life here I guess, Never thought to much about it but yes it is just an average bar. Interestingly the Swiss have a more pure product than we do, so perhaps that may tempt your palate….

                      You should think about it though, even if it self publishing, you do write fantastically well and it is always exciting to see a new post, everyone is doing it these days, join the crowd and get yourself out there. I demand it, please.

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                  • Robyn Lee

                    11/07/2013 at 18:59

                    Thank you most kindly for your ‘demanding it please’ 🙂 will think about – promise ~ but probably not for a bit. It would be nice I think – even just as a way to make material what is otherwise virtual. As for the more pure Swiss product — you must tell me which brand to try – do you have a favorite?

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                    • Ste J

                      11/07/2013 at 19:05

                      I confess that I don’t go in for much chocolate these days, although there is a stash, was a stash, I left over in the US. I think publishing woyld go beyond just making virtual material into something physically substantial, your words have the power to change a person’s thought processes and perspectives on the things and people around them. It is a gift indeed. Your readers are right (and writers!) you have muchos talent and you deserve to be more recognised.

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                    • Robyn Lee

                      11/07/2013 at 20:49

                      Ok then ~ will research the Swiss variety soon -and let you know! I’m staying away a bit too – it’s summer here ya know – and I live in beach community.

                      You are super generous with your compliments … but you know, I had not written creatively since college (decades ago) ~ so this is all just play … and exploration for me. I confess, I am a bit of a deep and sensitive soul – and do like the psyche stuff… in addition the pain and what I live daily has made me highly intuitive in many senses – so perhaps that has enhanced my writing and photography some… I often think I am a little big of an alien. Well – I’ll stop there – with: Thank You !! I will consider for sure – and sooo appreciate — x RL

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  9. gargoylebruce

    08/07/2013 at 03:59

    Nice to know you’re thinking of me!

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    • StetotheJ

      08/07/2013 at 14:08

      I was originally planning to call it Bruceiful Juxtaposition but thought it to blatant.

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  10. Chelsea Brown19

    08/07/2013 at 16:20

    Ooh this is a lovely poem. 🙂

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    • StetotheJ

      08/07/2013 at 16:42

      Thank you! I am not normally known for my emotions, due to my macho exterior and heroic attitude but sometimes I like to do something different.

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      • Chelsea Brown19

        08/07/2013 at 17:15

        Macho eh 🙂 well perhaps you should write more poems; because that was pretty good. 🙂

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        • StetotheJ

          08/07/2013 at 17:21

          I shall take your fine advice and crank up the portable thinking machine, otherwise known as my imagination and see what else I can come up with….just for you.

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  11. 최다해 gongjumonica

    09/07/2013 at 09:47

    I’m back and was surprised to see this side of you, Steve. I know it’s not for me even though you are my male lady-in-waiting, but I am happy to whoever your muse is. Keep it going. Let’s be inspired! (and I will be wishing someone will write a beautiful poem like this for me)

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    • StetotheJ

      09/07/2013 at 19:10

      Welcome back Nica! No it’s not for you because you should never bring romance into the work place, or the royal court in this instance. we really do need a more manly job description for me as well lol. Sometimes when the inspiration hits, words become easy. Keep your chin up there are words out there floating around for you, I’m sure the right person will pluck them from the air and arrange them in a way that is pleasurable to your eye and ear.

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  12. readinpleasure

    10/07/2013 at 13:43

    Oh Steve, this is so so beautiful. I just love it my friend 🙂

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    • Ste J

      10/07/2013 at 18:26

      Glad you like it, I was a bit tentative to put it out there but shall be doing more now that it seems to be well liked.

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  13. Claire 'Word by Word'

    12/07/2013 at 07:22

    More of the same please, what a talent!

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    • Ste J

      12/07/2013 at 18:43

      I will do my best…I am glad you like it, next time I won’t leave them lying around for months before publishing.

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  14. LuAnn

    19/07/2013 at 18:03

    So glad to see you join the ranks of the other budding poets…excellent Ste J! 🙂

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    • Ste J

      19/07/2013 at 18:04

      I like to be sociable sometimes!

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      • LuAnn

        19/07/2013 at 18:09

        Hope to hear more of your poetry soon.

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        • Ste J

          19/07/2013 at 18:20

          When the winds of whimsy deposit me in poetry writing city, I shall pen some musings and post them hastily and with confidence…just for you!

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          • LuAnn

            20/07/2013 at 21:24

            I would be very honored! 🙂

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  15. Asha

    25/07/2013 at 11:15

    I love this!

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    • Ste J

      25/07/2013 at 15:25

      Why thank you…you know when the muse is upon you then there is nothing that can not be written about.

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  16. Asha

    25/07/2013 at 11:17

    Reblogged this on Asha's Blog and commented:
    I love the way thoughts are transformed into words so brilliantly by those few among us who are just so good at it. This one is for J.

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  17. poetreecreations

    25/07/2013 at 11:34

    Reblogged this on poetreecreations.org.

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  18. nancyrae4

    25/07/2013 at 19:27

    I don’t read poetry often, but this touched me. Thankyou for writing something beautiful.

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    • Ste J

      27/07/2013 at 16:22

      Believe it or not, this only took me ten minutes to write. I didn’t think it would be something worth blogging until I got some encouragement. I’m glad you liked it. Thank you.

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  19. kiwiskan

    25/07/2013 at 21:08

    perfect…and I love the combination of words and photo

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    • Ste J

      27/07/2013 at 16:21

      Thank you, it took me longer to find a nice photo than to write the poem…but it was worth it in the end.

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  20. Wendell A. Brown

    26/07/2013 at 02:16

    So simple, and yet so beautifully done! God bless!

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    • Ste J

      27/07/2013 at 16:17

      Thank you, I had some wonderful inspiration.

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  21. boomiebol

    29/07/2013 at 18:45

    Oh Steve!!!!

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    • Ste J

      29/07/2013 at 18:49

      I was in a very happy and longing place (and still am!) when I wrote that. Your words make me smile.

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      • boomiebol

        29/07/2013 at 19:18

        That was one beautiful “sunday” night poem :). Love it!!! Shared on twitter by the way, I hope you don’t mind

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        • Ste J

          29/07/2013 at 19:21

          Thank you, I really need to get back into Twitter and start sharing the love myself. When it comes to Sunday night poems, you are in a steamy class of your own there hehe.

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  22. thejerseygal®™

    30/09/2013 at 17:54

    You write so beautifully and the haunting and weighty honesty reflects the poet’s soul.
    Whoever your muse is, keep on being inspired.

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    • Ste J

      30/09/2013 at 18:20

      It took me ten or so minutes to write that one day…when the words come they do so like buses hehe.

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      • thejerseygal®™

        30/09/2013 at 18:32

        I could only imagine being on a bus in England…to me, it sounds romantic. Lol

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        • Ste J

          30/09/2013 at 18:36

          It’s rubbish, whingeing old people, always someone who coughs and they are the agreeable people. Open top bus rides around the sea front in Summer are always great though!

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          • thejerseygal®™

            30/09/2013 at 18:43

            Forgive my giggles but the old people and coughing sound pretty much like what’s on a bus here, too. I prefer my car. The sights and smells are much more pleasing to my eyes and ears. Hehe

            The sea, yep, sounds like heaven.

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            • Ste J

              30/09/2013 at 18:50

              I haven’t seen the sea since…well New York coincidentally. That was months ago!

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              • thejerseygal®™

                30/09/2013 at 18:52

                You’ve been to New York? How’d you like it?

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                • Ste J

                  30/09/2013 at 18:57

                  I only graced the airport, which was nice and standard lol.

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                  • thejerseygal®™

                    30/09/2013 at 18:59

                    Where were you going?

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                    • Ste J

                      30/09/2013 at 19:04

                      I was on my way back from seeing Christina in WA, I ended up on a flight to Heathrow convincing a girl to go back to San Francisco as soon as possible lol.

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                    • thejerseygal®™

                      30/09/2013 at 19:09

                      Ok…A long-distance romance? The girl, a runaway?

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                    • Ste J

                      30/09/2013 at 19:15

                      Yup, a really long one! When you meet on a blog it makes things slightly more unorthadox. I always thought i would go meet some bloggers but never how it’s turned out, lol.

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                    • thejerseygal®™

                      30/09/2013 at 19:18

                      That’s awesome! Me, I am not brave enough.

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                    • Ste J

                      30/09/2013 at 19:19

                      Get to know people first and see how it goes…you never know what may happen

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                    • thejerseygal®™

                      30/09/2013 at 19:21

                      Find me a nice English gentleman and maybe….otherwise, nah. American men are pigs.

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                    • Ste J

                      30/09/2013 at 19:25

                      I will see who I know!

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                    • thejerseygal®™

                      30/09/2013 at 19:33

                      Hahaha

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          • thejerseygal®™

            30/09/2013 at 18:45

            One more thing, going to try to do a quick vlog…a simple introduction. A tour of my messy room inside my house…a bit of my world at home.

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            • Ste J

              30/09/2013 at 18:47

              There was a philosopher, I forget which one who did a journey around his bedroom and I hear it was really good, so go for it. I’s always nice to see into someone else’s world. it’s not messy, it has character lol!

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              • thejerseygal®™

                30/09/2013 at 18:54

                It’s a mess. Maybe I will even show the laundry mishap with a Victoria’s Secret bra. Ugh. Kwality, with a k.

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                • Ste J

                  30/09/2013 at 18:59

                  Ha! Advertise that and double your blog stats…well played!

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                  • thejerseygal®™

                    30/09/2013 at 19:03

                    Um, I won’t be wearing that bra. As it is in two pieces now. And I’m way too shy haha

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                    • Ste J

                      30/09/2013 at 19:05

                      Probably for the best, you don’t want to have an 18 certificate blog lol.

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                    • thejerseygal®™

                      30/09/2013 at 19:10

                      What’s that?

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                    • Ste J

                      30/09/2013 at 19:12

                      An ‘adult’ blog lol…I forget these things don’t always translate.

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                    • thejerseygal®™

                      30/09/2013 at 19:15

                      Lol…ok…no, nothing x-rated here. My other blog, of erotic stories….not even there would I prance around in a bra. Haha.

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                    • Ste J

                      30/09/2013 at 19:16

                      I had no idea you had another blog I am not very observant though. I hear keeping covered is the new stripping off.

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                    • thejerseygal®™

                      30/09/2013 at 19:20

                      My stories were on my gabrielsfury blog, but I removed them and started a new blog for them because they took away from the poetry.
                      Yes, I’m too shy to strip for all. A select few, or people who deal with me on twitter, in pics, maybe haha

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                    • Ste J

                      30/09/2013 at 19:23

                      It makes sense to split them, you are right it would be a difficult balance to keep fans of one or the other happy and balance your work out equally. I wouldn’t be one for taking my clothes off either lol

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                    • thejerseygal®™

                      30/09/2013 at 19:32

                      And for the record, the stories are works of fiction! Lol

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                    • Ste J

                      30/09/2013 at 19:34

                      I will take your word for it lol because I am nice like that.

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                    • thejerseygal®™

                      30/09/2013 at 19:57

                      Hahaha good

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