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Where You Are and Where I'm Not

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Lucie
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0 posted 09-06-99 01:14 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lucie

This morning when I woke up my hand reached out for you,
but your not here, it was a dream, my dreams had not come true.
While standing in the kitchen as I watched the coffee pot.
I looked around my modest home at all the things Iíve got.

But I would gladly trade them all just to have you here
the chance to kiss your lips again or just to pull you near.
The hardest thing that I must face is knowing you are there
I want to throw a fit and scream, like a child "Its not fair!"

Before you came into my life I thought my mind was set
I thought that if you did the crime you deserve just what you get.
And though I still believe this, sometimes its hard to hear
that in the justice system the facts arenít always clear.

That a small infraction of your parole can get you years in jail
while the man who just beat his child.. with the right moneyís making bail.
Each year when they deny you and wonít send you home to me
I realize they donít see youíve changed they just see history.

Forever youthful mistakes will follow you I know
but in my mind it doesnít matter where youíve been but where you go.
No matter all the changes you will make within your mind
the past is not always in the pastÖ and not always left behind.

There are things in life we all have done of which we take no pride
little secrets that follow locked within us deep inside.
There really is no difference between where you are and where Iím not
the sad fact of reality is that baby you got caught.
© Copyright 1999 Lucille Dobbins - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 09-06-99 03:38 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Very sad...I hope all works out for you

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Elizabeth
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2 posted 09-06-99 08:11 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Oh Lucie! I know just how ya feel-this really touched me. *sighs* This is "life" in its most unfair essence. What else can I say besides good luck, and I hope it works out for you and him...

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

Elizabeth
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3 posted 09-10-99 11:13 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Let's see what happens when this is brought up to the top.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

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4 posted 09-10-99 11:29 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very well done, Lucie and very tragic and very true!

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Denise
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5 posted 09-10-99 11:29 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

I liked this, it makes you look at things from another perspective.
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6 posted 09-10-99 11:37 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Lucie, those last two lines are really grabbers.....and so true.
WhtDove
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7 posted 09-11-99 12:27 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Very well written! Things are not always fair, especially our justice system. Good luck to you both!
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