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Men have made me what I am

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Tara Simms
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0 posted 09-21-1999 07:38 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

Men have made me what I am

Thanks to my father,
I was a daughter, not a son.
My brother made me a sister,
two kids instead of one.

I grew up and fell in love
wanted to share my life
So I married David,
and he made me his wife.

Our family was rather small,
we thought we needed another.
I gave birth to Philip
and he made me a mother.

I still wasn't happy,
I had one more need to meet,
And so I had Nicholas,
he made me complete.
© Copyright 1999 Tara Simms - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 09-21-1999 07:50 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 absolutely love this one Tara...it's totally something different than I expected when I saw the title. Very good work and nicely stated

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
RainbowGirl
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2 posted 09-21-1999 07:54 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Wowee!!!!...I adore this...You very lucky lady and don't you sound it as well....Bless you...you sound so alive!

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.

Julie
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3 posted 09-21-1999 08:01 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

This was excellent. I agree with hoot.
Title thew you off...don't consider
changing it cause it made it perfect.
It made me smile thru and thru.

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Julie
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..."to thine own self be true."
>William Shakespeare


DreamEvil
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4 posted 09-21-1999 08:37 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I agree with this piece to a degree. 'Tis sad that you find your identity in others.

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Now and forever my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ

Christopher
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5 posted 09-21-1999 08:41 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I think it great that you found the identity you wanted. It obviously makes you happy! Nice poem!
Echo Rhayne
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6 posted 09-21-1999 08:47 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

I must agree...I did not expect the message of the poem to be what it was by the title. It is a great poem though...
Echo
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7 posted 09-21-1999 09:22 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

..and they all created someone we are very happy to have as part of us.
Tara Simms
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8 posted 09-21-1999 09:43 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

Dream, then you miss the point entirely. How can any of us know who we truly are without acknowledging what others have given to us? I am merely thanking the important men in my life for their contribution.

To everyone else, thank you for your comments.

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Work like you don't need the money, love like it's never going to hurt, dance like nobody's watching.
RainbowGirl
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9 posted 09-25-1999 05:05 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I liked this so much the first time, I'm sending it back...

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.



[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 09-25-1999).]
johnt300
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10 posted 09-25-1999 05:09 AM       View Profile for johnt300   Email johnt300   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for johnt300

Just a great little poem. Also like how the title threw me off. A gem.
Tyson
Isis
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11 posted 09-25-1999 05:14 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Perfect piece, my friend..:..

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A hero is a man who does what he can.
~Isis~
(The Fragile Rose)


Tara Simms
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12 posted 09-25-1999 07:45 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

RG, lol, feel free to reply as often as you'd like. I love having a fan!

Tyson, a gem? Wow! You are invited to read over all my work, if you're giving out compliments like that.

Isis, I think that's the first time the word "perfect" has been used to describe my poetry. Thank you!

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Work like you don't need the money, love like it's never going to hurt, dance like nobody's watching.

Visit my poetry website: www.geocities.com/Paris/Musee/9954/

graham
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13 posted 09-25-1999 08:20 PM       View Profile for graham   Email graham   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for graham

OK..I own up too...I expected a male bashing party!! I was pleased to be comletely wrong and also quite amused. Thanks for that Tara. I enjoyed your poem.

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I always wanted an edible canoe
but you can't have your kayak and eat it too!
Pepper
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14 posted 09-25-1999 10:38 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

along with the others Tara, the title fooled me....your poem is a true delight....enjoyed this much.....

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Michael
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15 posted 09-25-1999 10:41 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

A lovely tribute to the men in your life, Tara.

Michael
Tara Simms
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16 posted 09-25-1999 10:41 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

All your comments are appreciated! This one came to me during a bout of insomnia 3 years ago.

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Work like you don't need the money, love like it's never going to hurt, dance like nobody's watching.

Visit my poetry website: www.geocities.com/Paris/Musee/9954/

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