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Challenge from Hoot~owl~rn

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Lucie
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0 posted 09-11-99 06:49 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lucie

*A challenge from Hoot to use the phrase...Everything is different, cause everything's the same.*

You came and sat beside me, with sadness in your eyes.
Eyes that look so much like mine from years of living lies.
As a child I remember the fights that you would have,
then us running to the basement hiding from my dad.

The years of verbal bashing and the bruises that youíd hide.
The looks from friends and family as you squeezed my hand and lied.
The simple acts of silence would enrage the beast in him.
When you tried hard to please him the fight would start again.

And now that I am married with children of my own
Iíve followed in your footsteps and gone with what Iíve known.
Different time and different place, different face and different name
everything is different, cause everythingís the same.


OK I need another challenge!!! Help!! hehe

[This message has been edited by Lucie (edited 09-11-99).]
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hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 09-11-99 06:57 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

You did well Lucie, nicely written and a very nice piece of work.

For everyone...her challange was to use the lines:
Everything is different, 'cause everything's the same

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"The role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anais Nin
Lucie
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2 posted 09-11-99 06:59 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Thank you Hoot, and thanks for the challenge.
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 09-11-99 07:01 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

I had to reply again Lucie after reading this for the third time...It is such a poignant piece...amazing how we do what we've been taught. Abuse is a vicious cycle. They say that children of abuse are far more likely to marry into an abusive marriage or be in an abusive relationship if not become the abusers themselves. I am teaching my children to break that cycle, that abuse isn't normal, isn't good. I was very touched by this piece.
Hugs
Ruth

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"The role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anais Nin

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Lucie
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4 posted 09-11-99 07:05 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Hoot, I have read many of your poems..and while I can not say that you influenced me in that way to write the topic here, you are right it does tend to be a cycle. When I read the phrase you gave me I had to repeat it several times to get the feel of it.. and it was sort of a cycle statement. I am glad it touched you and I am glad that you are teaching your children a different path to take. I am proud of you!
caroline
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5 posted 09-11-99 09:09 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

I am proud of both of you! Empowered ladies with strong voices, talent and the compassion to share it all with us
Great poem Lucie...quite moving.

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WhtDove
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6 posted 09-12-99 12:22 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Challenge met! Very Good!!!
Pufalove
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7 posted 09-12-99 03:30 AM       View Profile for Pufalove   Email Pufalove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pufalove

As usual, you never cease to amaze me. Very good!
Pepper
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I echo Caroline.....Lucie, a challenge well met

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9 posted 09-12-99 11:21 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

You really met the challenge well, Lucie. The cycle was very well described.

Hey, Hoot-wanna challenge me now?

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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..."



[This message has been edited by Elizabeth (edited 09-12-99).]
Justbleu
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10 posted 09-16-99 07:23 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Fine job there...I think you did well!!


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"Is she living in a dream, Is she playing make-believe???"
Justbleu

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