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Love has a Name

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Tara Simms
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since 08-12-99
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Honea Path, SC USA


0 posted 09-02-99 11:51 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms


Love has a Name

I can recall with perfect clarity
Each time we made love.

The first time rang with magic
The feeling of oneness
Our bodies and souls combining
To create the person who would be our child.


I had never felt so close to you
As I did the first time I heard his heartbeat.
Nor loved you as much as when you saw our child’s head for the first time.
I felt a stab of envy and asked you to describe it.
Your voice, exploding with awe and wonder, exclaimed
“I can’t, everything’s purple!”
The joy in your eyes, the love that filled my soul.
I never thought it would end.

Not a year later, we sat in the bathroom together
Anxiously awaiting the test results.
Is it positive?
Would our home be filled with the cries of two?

A blue stick.
The end result of the dream that was our loving.
Another blessing for our family.

You stood by me, watching
As my body grew with your child,
My face glowing from your gift.

Midnight runs for watermelons
Jewels to make me smile
Laughing at my pregnant outbursts
You were great through it all.

You held my hand and rubbed my back
Cheered me on through my labor
Offering your hand to squeeze
When the pain was unbearable.

That was years ago.
Things have changed
Our marriage has ended.

Looking back, it’s hard to remember we were ever in love.
But we were, the proof lives on.
We named them Philip and Nicholas.
© Copyright 1999 Tara Simms - All Rights Reserved
startin_fresh
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since 08-13-99
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1 posted 09-03-99 12:09 AM       View Profile for startin_fresh   Email startin_fresh   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for startin_fresh

Tara:

I feel so fortunate that I get to preview many of your works prior to posting. I feel honored that you share your ideas.

I could sense the passion of the early years,remember the joy in the birth of both my daughters, and now the demise of a partnership. I was moved

Thanks


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moonmoon
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since 08-13-99
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Oh Tara, my eyes are still wet...Simply BEAUTIFUL...

Its really hard to capture such profound emotions on paper..You did a great job nonetheless...I especially liked the last stanza..how touching...!!

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


Tara Simms
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3 posted 09-03-99 03:56 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Thank you both. I cherish your comments!
RainbowGirl
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since 07-31-99
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4 posted 09-03-99 04:49 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

As I read your feelings I was reminded of a man who told me about the birth of his child...you could have written this together...I'm sorry such a love ended and the heartbreak it must cause for all of you but to be able to remember as you did with this poem, must surely be the making of your new life...

Big hugs

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.




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Justbleu
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since 08-31-99
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Oregon, Originally From Alaska


5 posted 09-03-99 08:43 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

That was beautifully written...I still have tears in my eyes. It is difficult to capture such things in words. But, you did it wonderfully. I have so often dreamt of the day that I feel the blessing of the miracle of life with the man I love. Someday!! Sadly to say, I was engaged last year, I thought we were so in love, we always talked and dreamt about such things together but, we recently said "Goodbye".
Life does go on...

Take Care...

Justbleu
Lost Dreamer
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since 06-20-99
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6 posted 09-03-99 08:57 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

You captured your precious times of love so beautifully in this poem. Thanks for sharing.

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Sometimes we have to follow a stronger voice, even if it's silent.
caroline
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since 08-16-99
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7 posted 09-03-99 09:09 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Stunningly beautiful, Tara. Pass the kleenex please

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
Tara Simms
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Honea Path, SC USA


8 posted 09-03-99 11:45 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

thank you. i showed it to one friend who said it was sad. it wasn't meant to be. i was trying to reflect on the good times. i'm glad somebody "got it". :-)

and I think it takes a certain amount of healing before a person can focus on the good times. I'm happy to say I've reached that point.
WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
Illinois


9 posted 09-04-99 12:48 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

This was very well done! I was surprised by the breaking apart! But you have done well, and I like how you end this with the joy of two special blessings! God Bless ya.
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