Friday, July 15, 2005

Only One Kiss

Only one kiss to thrill me...
Only one kiss to bind me...
Only one kiss to fill me...
And in the darkness find me...

Only one kiss to love me...
Only one kiss to need me...
Only one kiss to touch me...
And in my hunger feed me...

Only one kiss Eliza...
Only one kiss to feel me...
Only one kiss amore'...
And in the silence kill me...

Stephen.

The Angel And The Highwayman

I am a highwayman... I am a peregrine...
And the soul of every sailor...
Whoever went to sea....

You are a lady... who needed a lover...
And this is why... El Papa...
Brought you to me...

I am a traveler... I am a wonderer...
One messenger of words...
Just earthly dust...

You are an angel... fallen from heaven...
With broken wings...
And mortal lust...

I am your brother... son of your Father...
A warrior poet...
Protector of the ring...

You are my sister... child of my Mother...
Passion are the waves of your fire...
De profundis... I sing...

Stephen.

Letter to Madena

My dearest Madena,
Thank you again for your in-sites and for taking time
to respond to my queries...
You are a good pal....
My father suffered a sever hart attack. His main
arterial vain collapsed on him while he was running a
weed-eater on his farm....he is 74....always been a
very strong man....but now....(thank God he
survived)....he must make many changes....that he will
not want to make....
Mom is 73.....but she is in good enough health to take
care of him so far....I have five younger sisters, and
one older, who are there to help also....in fact they
made it a point for me to know that they are in charge
of everything.....which is fine with me.....but I know
that this will wreck havoc on the Old Man's male
ego.....he believes, as do I....that men are not
supposed to show weakness of any kind publiclly or to
the family...especially to the women....it actually
scares the women (most of them) and makes them feel
quite uneasy. This is actually in the human Q
code....the quintessential source of all
humanity...the words that we....and all
existence....were created by...that original
mathematical, sequential, poetic and beautiful
language is still there...in the very core of our
human souls (mentally, physically, and spiritually)
the problem is....we only use a very small part....95%
is dormant..we truly have degenerated from our
original state of being....any one (Darwinist,
atheist, evolutionist, humanist...etc...etc...etc) who
does not recognize the truth of existence by master
design..IS NUTS!.....
sorry about that tangent of thought....guess I had to
get it off my chest!
Honey, I am not afraid of mortality.....or anything...
at this age....but I do repectfully fear
immortality...."what dreams may come to plague us
beyond this mortal coil"...(incidentally, how did
Shakespeare know, seven centuries ago, that humanity
was nothing but a mortal coil - DNA?)...I truly
believe that physical demise is a temporal state of
being....just as physical life is....AND here is the
rub.....nothing is lost....everything, all matter,
energy, space and time....will be
regenerated...at...and upon... the appointed time...
when time will no longer exist... all things being
eternal.....even my X-wives...imagine that.....
Actually I am kidding...I truly love all three of them
to death...Desiring for them the greater good....just
can't stand their company for very long at all....much
less for eternity..
I have herd it said that eternity is huge....but I
wonder what that would mean where time and distance
and divisions of separation are meaningless.....
Even Christ mentioned this in his last formal teaching
prayer....just after the obsrevance of the final,
eternal, Passover dinner...He prayed..."Keep these who
you have given me... one with me... as I am one with
you...Father!"...This is a phenomenal statement that
most people...esp. religious people...do not
understand at all...
anyway...I'll stop this rambling
I have given Eliza a ring....one that she picked out.
It is not the most expensive ring of its type....but
it is unique....white and yellow gold....very nicely
designed with a diamond cluster....
I told her that if she wanted an engagement ring, a
solitaire was more traditional...
She said, "This one I like... valinte amor ers tu...
(roughly translated - you, my very fine lover) but...
as to marriage.... I do not say yes... or no....but
only...wait and see."
She will be back in Honduras next week....and I will
be in Missouri visiting my Father.....and neither of
us know when we will get back to South Carolina.....
In fact...I have the gut feeling that if I seriously
pursue this...(her)...I must go to Honduras....which I
was planning to do anyway...it is a naturally
beautiful country...though politically, a mess...which
is why we began to communicate in the first
place.....she was teaching me Spanol...and I was (am
still) a serious student of her language and
culture....this affair decor...just seemed to happen
by natural design...
my Irish friend Pattie, who I still do not sleep with,
says - in her normal cynical way - "its a damn set-
up!"
She could be right.....BUT.....so what?....there is
always Rio!
And my Latino instructor has taught me very well
indeed!

Have you read my children's stories on line? I would
be flattered if you liked them well enough to read
them to those little minds of mush you a voluntarily
trying to gel into comprehension...
I am proud of you for this work you are doing.....it
is important....wish I could join you sometime.
If you check out the books for cabbages...
http://www.sunshinedixieland.com/Booksforcabbages.html
You may also want to check out Eliza's latest...
http://www.sunshinedixieland.com/eliza.html she is a
gifted natural poet in her own language...although she
struggles with English (so do I... as you know) and
she writes with a sensual honesty that I believe to be
important to the literature of the Americas in this
new century....
Your criticism would be welcomed...as a friend...as I
am her publisher...for now.
OK. that's about it for now.....
Hope you are doing well...and please send me something
good to read.....that you have sweat-ed, pro-fained,
and worked over.....
just kidding....send as little...or as much as you
can...however you came by it.
Always Yours,
Stephen

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Don Quixote de la Bryceville Florida tonto loco gringo!

Olga Eliza Matamoros Hampton,
On Saturday the sixteenth of July 2005 at 10:45 AM this will have been your name for one hundred and sixty-eight hours. Seven Days.
I know you believe you have married a Don Quixote de la Bryceville Florida tonto loco gringo!
Maybe you are right. BUT, I still want seven times seventy to the power of seven - days with you mi amor!!!! Which is a very long time - and a perfect number. This I pray to El Papa. I know he will hear and answer this prayer. How will he answer????
By His will alone; of this I have faith.
Your lover, friend, husband,
Stephen Wayne Hampton Sr.

Eliza mi amor,
God brought us together....of this I am sure....for how long? I do not know.... but I want forever....
If you are pleased to stay with me...and be my wife.... I will stay with you....and be your husband.... the best that I can be....if you must leave...I will let you go....but I will never stop loving you...and I will always be waiting for your return....and love you as if you had never gone....
I talked to El Papa about this when I first fell in love with you.... I made this commitment to Him....before we ever made love....(passionate amor most precious)....I told God that I will love you...Eliza....the way His Word says to love you....without exception....without condition....
This may be via dolorosa for me....But it does not matter....I have already made this oath...and I will be faithful in this until death.
But this oath that I have made does not in any way bind you....You, my love, in your heart, and your soul, and your mind must answer only to God for the promise that you have made....You are a free moral agent, and the seed of Adam..and of Eve..and the seed of the promise..Which is Joshua Christie..You have the Grace of God...and the love of your husband....in all things....always.
Stephen

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Advice and Consent...

All I need from friends and family

Thank you Grace....I needed to be reminded....This is the advice of my Grandfather and my Father's generation....I believe it still works just as good today!

Hope you are well....

Elisa and I are going to Knoxville Tennessee....to get married this week end....say a prayer for us....
Will spend some time in Florida....Then we will live in Summerville SC. Will live with Eliza's Daughter and Son-in-law... Marcia and Ben...untill we find the right place for us... and our horses...and our dogs.

I am very happy...Eliza is an exceptional woman and I will do all I can to be a good husband...by the Grace of God... we will live in faith, hope, and love.

Take care...God bless you and yours...If y'all or ever in South Carolina, come and see us!

Stephen.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Diane Burn
> Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 8:26 PM
> Subject: FW: An Old Farmer's Advice

An Old Farmer's Advice:

* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and
bull-strong.

* Keep skunks, bankers and lawyers at a distance.

* Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John
Deere tractor.

* Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not
yelled.

* Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

* Do not corner something that you know is meaner
than you.

* It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.


* You cannot unsay a cruel word.

* Every path has a few puddles.

* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

* The best sermons are lived, not preached.

* Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never
gonna happen anyway.

* Don't judge folks by their relatives.

* Remember that silence is sometimes the best
answer.

* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get
older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't
botherin' you none.

* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain
dance.

* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to
do is stop diggin'.

* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

* The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have
to deal with watches you from the mirror every
mornin'.

* Always drink upstream from the herd.

* Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta
that comes from bad judgment

* Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot
easier than puttin' it back in.
* If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some
influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.

* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak
kindly. Leave the rest to God.