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My Suit Of Armor

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hoot_owl_rn
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My Suit Of Armor

I built a suit of armor
Crafted from the finest steel
To free me and protect me
So no hurt and pain Iíd feel

The face shield large and heavy
Itís design it took me years
Welded, molded, fastened closed
To dam the flood of tears

My arms which once had held you
Were put into their place
Encased in metal, fastened tight
No longer to embrace

Legs that once had carried me
From one heartache to another
I immobilized with rivets strong
And bound them to each other

Last there came the breast plate
By far the thickest part
Encapsulated in layers deep
I laid my fragile heart

So now my suit is finished
The armor fits me well
But instead of freedom, I am trapped
In my solitary hell

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Lost Dreamer
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1 posted 09-02-99 08:57 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

This is great, I really liked it.
DreamEvil
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2 posted 09-02-99 08:57 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Poignant and absolutely true.

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Toerag
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3 posted 09-02-99 09:30 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Not that I'm capable of being any kinda critic for sure..but I think this is great!
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4 posted 09-02-99 09:38 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Hoot: All I can say is WOW!!!!!! You hit a home run with this one!
WhtDove
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5 posted 09-02-99 10:48 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Awesome work! Hey can you build me one?
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Most excellent, hoot!

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hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you all for your kind replies to my posting.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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Oh Hoot, that was such an excellent piece of work...THANK YOU..

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"No one was ever ruined from without;
The final ruin comes from within.".....Amelia E. Barr


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9 posted 09-03-99 11:34 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This hits a little too close to feel comfortable. Hoot, you're great.
hoot_owl_rn
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Moon...thank you very much

Balladeer.....I often wonder sometimes if I haven't crafted it far too well.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Sue
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A really great poem - maybe a little too true for comfort *S*
Blondie
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12 posted 09-04-99 03:12 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

Wonderful work! Very enjoyable to read!
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