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suthern
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0 posted 09-14-2012 03:52 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for suthern

If, when you look, you just see flaws
Then save your glance this way because
My faults are many, virtues few
Lack of perfection I must rue
All I can offer’s love for you –
Look at me and see the love

If you expect sweet sounding song
You’ll find the notes I utter wrong
But beyond lack of melody
Is a heart that’s in harmony
With all you are and want to be -
Listen and you’ll hear the love

If you want youth, that’s passed me by
I see a mirror, want to cry
The years have taken heavy toll
Wrinkles on skin and scars on soul
Certainly never were a goal -
But feel my touch and know the love

There is no doubt that you could find
More beautiful, better designed
But no one loves you more than me
If you’ll give us a chance you’ll see
Perhaps the best is yet to be -
Let’s fill each day and night with love
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1 posted 09-14-2012 03:58 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I love this. Upfront and sincere is the tone of this beauty, my friend. And, as I read the lines I could truly feel the love. It is a lucky man that takes advantage of that love.

~*~ If they give you ruled paper write sideways. ~*~

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2 posted 09-14-2012 04:57 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

one of your best, my friend.  I loved it!!!

j.
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3 posted 09-14-2012 05:37 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

There is great wisdom embedded in your beautiful, sensitive poem, dear Ruth. Love IS the only perfection ever needed indeed. Your heart opens here through your words in all its true and profound beauty.

A gem, my dear!

Love,
Margherita

"Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love."
(Rumi)

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4 posted 09-15-2012 02:04 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

You are a true romantic, Ruth and a fine poet.
                        Ida
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5 posted 09-15-2012 04:52 PM       View Profile for Startime1955   Email Startime1955   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Startime1955

True love flows perfectly through these honest words...I love this poem...*BIG HUGS*

*may our dreams ever be magical*

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6 posted 09-16-2012 09:48 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Virtues few?  Dang, had I only known!  lol

Nicely written, fine lady.
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7 posted 09-16-2012 11:26 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Beautifully sensitive and sensitively beautiful, Ruth!

Owl
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8 posted 09-16-2012 01:48 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

The honesty, the sincerety, the simplicity, the grace - are all reasons to read these verses again and again
Loved this
Liz
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9 posted 09-16-2012 05:39 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Aww girlfriend, you are so very special....
dontcha know!!

Just like a suthern wind, you leave me breathing your poetry in.

It's all good and so very heady in it's sweet honesty.
JL
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10 posted 09-17-2012 11:29 AM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

“All I can offer’s love for you –
Look at me and see the love”

“But beyond lack of melody
Is a heart that’s in harmony”

“But feel my touch and know the love”

“Perhaps the best is yet to be -
Let’s fill each day and night with love”


(qualified:  Meeting the proper standards and requirements)

I think this write shows an attitude
more than ‘qualified’.
It is a true display of a heartfelt honesty,
way beyond what that first verse eludes to.

“If, when you look, you just see flaws
Then save your glance this way because
My faults are many, virtues few
Lack of perfection I must rue”

Enjoyed the read, suthern.

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

Michael
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11 posted 09-17-2012 01:39 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

An exquisite lyrical plea this is... lovely in every facet.

Michael
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12 posted 09-17-2012 04:25 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Jerry: Thank you very much! *S* What a wonderful thing to say!

jwesley: Thank you very much - I'm glad! *S*

Margherita: Thank you so very much, dear friend... Your view of me is so kind! *S*

Marchmadness: You left me smiling... thank you so much!! *S*

Startime: And I love your response! LOL Thank you so much!

LngJhnAg: Sweet sailor, seeing your name makes me want to post more more MORE... in hopes you'll come back!!! LOL Would that work... or send you scurrying? LOL I miss you, scalawag! *S* Thank you!!!

Owl: You could be describing you, sweet lady... thank you! *S*

Lady Santos: To have you read once is an honor... and you have left me beaming. *S* Thank you so much!

Blues: What a delight you are, sweet lady... thank you so very much!

JL: I wrote this after reading a bunch of job listings and feeling inadquate for anything that looked remotely interesting. LOL But I guess I'm braver when it comes to love... for I know all my faults and shortcomings and will be honest about all I lack... and still say... "just give me a chance, I can do this." *S* Thank you so much!!

Michael: Thank you so very much! *S* I'm glad you liked! *S*

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13 posted 09-17-2012 10:20 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Wonderful...James
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14 posted 09-20-2012 02:44 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

James: Thank you very much! *S*
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15 posted 09-25-2012 02:59 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Don't forget that love is a two way street, Ruth and others aren't perfect either...though some think they are.
                                  Ida
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16 posted 09-25-2012 03:14 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

What an absolutely lovely comment to me, Ruth!  You helped to make my day!  The man who wins you will indeed be a lucky man!  Smiles.

Owl
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17 posted 09-25-2012 03:22 PM       View Profile for ebonygirl   Email ebonygirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ebonygirl

Beautifully written and warmly given...
  ms. e
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18 posted 09-25-2012 10:24 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I'm sending this to the top again...James
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19 posted 09-26-2012 04:26 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Ida: You're right about that street! *S* Thank you very much!!

Owl: I think you may be a tad prejudiced there, dear friend... but you sure gave me a smile... thank you! *S*

Ms E: I thank you from the bottom of my heart. *S*

James: How kind of you... Thank you so much!
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20 posted 10-06-2012 03:29 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

I love this, Ruth.  So positive and hopeful.  I think you are the best and (perhaps) over-qualified!

A
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21 posted 10-12-2012 03:56 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Alison: You live in the land of the midnight sun... but you brighten these blue walls and my life all year through. Thank you for the perfectly timed and worded boost!! It... and you... are so greatly appreciated!!
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22 posted 10-30-2012 04:57 PM       View Profile for luminosity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for luminosity

ah...sigh...ah....sigh...hope is alive...and...sigh.....shall read again
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23 posted 12-27-2013 01:55 PM       View Profile for luminosity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for luminosity

read again, but...sigh...I have to say I don't believe, love is a pretenders game, some are better at it than others....me...I stopped the game...
wait...
what's that I feel??? a tinge of hope?...perhaps...I shall read again

[This message has been edited by luminosity (12-27-2013 05:44 PM).]

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