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Three-Word Expressions

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LngJhnAg
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0 posted 09-16-99 12:55 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LngJhnAg

She'd always remember the day they met,
And the way he'd caught her eye.
She'd never forget the day they wed,
Or the first time each baby cried.

But ere they knew how far they'd come,
The glow had dimmed from their fire.
Replaced by resentments til they were numb,
And scars had replaced their desire.

Its the little things that all lovers do,
That dwell sweetest within the heart.
The flowers, gifts, and "I love you"s,
That so easily come at the start.

But there's other things that lovers do,
Such as taking a slight too far,
That, at first, are easily seen through,
Though each leaves a lingering scar.

As life goes on, the wounds increase,
Each new wound over the one before.
Each injury seems too small to appease,
Though each new wound hurts even more.

Wounds heal quickly when tended to,
And they are given the time to mend.
But as each apology piles up overdue,
Older wounds are reopened again.

A wound is never too small to ignore,
Each demands the same loving care.
Lest that wound reopen the one before,
And diminishes the love once there.

"I love you," works well in spoken confessions,
But true love and healing implore,
That you also use these three-word expressions,
"I'm sorry, Dear. You deserve more."
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Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 09-16-99 01:25 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Let me be the first to offer a Bravo.
A wonderful poem with a very good message in the end. Again well done.
Sunshine
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2 posted 09-16-99 01:28 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Second in line with two Bravos...truer words should be more often spoke!
Pepper
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3 posted 09-16-99 01:30 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

so very true and so excellently written.....another Bravo....

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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4 posted 09-16-99 01:32 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Excellent poem speaking wise words...
LngJhnAg
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5 posted 09-16-99 01:36 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

now remember - when Toerag comes in here, gang up on him and keep him from writing a reply - OK? lol

Seriously though - thanks for the kudos. I've been wanting to write something like this for a long time. Lorelei and I have first-hand experience with this poem, and we hate repeat performances.
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6 posted 09-16-99 01:39 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Oh??? Some performances are worth repeating!!! LOL. But I guess once with a sheep smelly sailor is twice too many? *G*
Stefanie71
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7 posted 09-16-99 01:40 PM       View Profile for Stefanie71   Email Stefanie71   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Stefanie71

very eloquent. You know what its about.
incredible poem. Is this published? DO IT.

signed your dictionary tease lol

LngJhnAg
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8 posted 09-16-99 01:42 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

yanno, lil Belle - now that everybody knows you so well, I could report my "Sailor's Dream" poem again. Do you think anybody would have trouble relating you to the heroine? lol - just a friendly little blackmail reminder...
Andrew Scott
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9 posted 09-16-99 01:49 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Hear! Hear! Well Spoken Sir John! "I Love You" every day and "I'm sorry" when ever called for... which I make sure to be a rare need. Matter of self preservation don't cha know. Excellent poem though. Thanks for sharing.
Iloveit
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10 posted 09-16-99 02:20 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

LJ, beautiful beautiful poem, you are a wonderful man and a wonderful poet
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11 posted 09-16-99 02:40 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Well, looks like we've kept Toerag away from it...but you really said it well, Long John. It's so true.

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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..."

Toerag
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12 posted 09-16-99 02:43 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Okay....gang up on me..g'head.....but...ya done good LongJohn.....really good!
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13 posted 09-16-99 02:46 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

A wonderful poem, Long John. So good that I can even forgive the fact that you misspelled 'deer at the end!
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14 posted 09-16-99 02:54 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

ROFL @ misspelling deer!!!
Michael
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15 posted 09-16-99 03:15 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wow, it's awesome how powerful three little words can be. Very well done.

Michael
Nan
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.....'tis lovelier - the second time around??? I hope so - I do know that the first time I should've bought stock in "Curad"... ...Nice one, LJA
hoot_owl_rn
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17 posted 09-16-99 03:29 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

Beautifully written Long John, it's nice to see the serious side of you from time to time

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
WhtDove
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18 posted 09-16-99 06:13 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

WELL, I think that deserves an ENCORE!!! If more men could think like you! Very, very good LJA!!! Never forget those words! And the thought that goes behind them is very important so the 3 words never wear out!

ENCORE, ENCORE!!!!
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Very wise words you have spoken! And in such a beautiful way!

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Denise
 
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