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She Was Different

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caroline
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0 posted 09-21-1999 08:46 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for caroline


First date he brought her wildflowers
knowing she was different from the rest
so to the fields beside the roads
he went and chose the best

Roses might be more elegant
Richer and more intense
But there she was, a wild one
On the other side of the fence

She buried her nose in that big bouquet
Let the petals tickle her face
The sparkles flashing in her eyes
Are what brought him to this place

Ah but he loved to hear her laugh
the sound of it like child's play
It bathed his heart in diamond-dust
He prayed she'd always be this way

As time went on he loved her more
yet something in her seemed so lost
He couldn't draw it from her…
a secret of unmeasured cost

Oh please bring to me this enigma you keep
this mystery you've always carried
Do let me share this burden of yours
Let's chase the shadows before we're married

She looked at him with softened eyes
and her quiet voice gently said
some things should not be brought to light
some memories are better left dead

And so they were wed one rainy day
her secrets yet guarded within
Still he longed to set her free
and make her soul complete again

One night they slept entwined together
her voice spoke to him as in a dream
Help me please, I can't live with this
and suddenly…she screamed

Straight up she sat with terror'd eyes
He tried to calm her shrieking fright
But no comfort was there for her
even rocked in his arms all night

When morning finally shed its cloak
on the mirror he found a mark
in lipstick red it said goodbye
she'd disappeared into the dark

The letter came three days later
she said she couldn't take the pain
of those long buried nightmares
howling up to the surface again

Her life had been a jagged blade
and the scars ran much too deep
No matter how hard she tried
sanity would not be hers to keep

The memories had always haunted her
and she knew they always would
He couldn't relieve her of those ghosts
She couldn't live where those ghosts stood

He knew she'd tried to forget her past
and make a new life without pain
A temporary happiness at best
A flimsy mask for a horrid stain

Now he sleeps alone at night
sometimes with his own anguished cries
still missing her diamond-dust laugh
and the wildflowers in her eyes

caroline 1999
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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
© Copyright 1999 Caroline - All Rights Reserved
Echo Rhayne
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1 posted 09-21-1999 08:52 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

I'm going to cry *sniff* That was a beautiful, yet sad poem. In a way I can almost relate to her. You expressed it well!
Master
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since 08-18-99
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2 posted 09-21-1999 08:57 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

*snif*... *snif* One of the few women worth my tears just made my cry... Sad poem, but I still like it, to the top you go!

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I fell in love and kept on falling
Lynn
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since 09-20-1999
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3 posted 09-21-1999 09:02 PM       View Profile for Lynn   Email Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn

That was a beautiful poem. I
really enjoyed reading it. It
described why I left this guy. I
had to many secrets hidden from him
and could not stand to let him
know. Your poem really got to my
heart.

caroline
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4 posted 09-21-1999 09:40 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Thank you...Echo, Lynn...Master, sweetie..here's a hanky...there, there now...~*LOL*~

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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Glen Hope, PA USA


5 posted 09-21-1999 09:48 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

So tragic....but very well written

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
Pepper
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since 08-19-99
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6 posted 09-22-1999 01:44 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Caroline.....my dear...you truly out did yourself with this poem......absolutely first class work!!!!!! Saving this......

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Julie
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7 posted 09-22-1999 02:17 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

This was absolutely beautiful and I am
crying *sniff* *sniff*. I really like
that line "bathed his heart in diamond
dust." Great metaphor.

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


Toerag
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Ala bam a


8 posted 09-22-1999 02:32 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Nuthin could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning, nuthin could be sweeter than to throw her down and eat...um, uh, wrong forum....sorry....but this was a great poem dear one........
U K Hero
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9 posted 09-22-1999 02:49 PM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

So sad, So good, so to the top you go.
Sunshine
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10 posted 09-22-1999 04:42 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Caroline, this poems likes me a lot!
Sunshine
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11 posted 09-22-1999 04:54 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Caroline, this poems likes me a lot!
PhaerieChild
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12 posted 09-22-1999 05:05 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Caroline,
Very few poems strike my heart to tears but this one did (still sniveling) It's a beautiful piece of work and I thank you for sharing it with us. (gonna go get some Kleenex now)

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What you hid from your parents as kids, you will hide from your kids as parents. ~Cletus T Judd~


Iloveit
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since 09-02-99
Posts 1168
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13 posted 09-22-1999 05:27 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

great poem, I really liked it.....
The Keeper Of Keys
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since 09-02-99
Posts 39


14 posted 09-22-1999 07:07 PM       View Profile for The Keeper Of Keys   Email The Keeper Of Keys   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Keeper Of Keys

That was awesome, you tell one good story with a poem, that was tremendous. I loved it.



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~^~^~The Keeper Of Keys~^~^~

To be nobody but yourself--In a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you like everybody else--Means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.

caroline
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15 posted 09-23-1999 05:25 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

To all who responded to this piece, my deepest gratitude. I wasn't sure if I liked it, but posted it anyway...I'm glad you enjoyed it.

And to get a response from the TOERAG himself!!! My day is made
(Sing it Toe...ROTFL!!)

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
Beki
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since 09-15-99
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Newport Beach, CA, USA


16 posted 09-23-1999 05:29 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

beautiful telling of a bittersweet tale....and nice imagery too really like the end image
"still missing her diamond-dust laugh
and the wildflowers in her eyes"
Excellent!
DBeth
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since 09-09-99
Posts 110
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17 posted 09-23-1999 09:42 AM       View Profile for DBeth   Email DBeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DBeth

Excellent poem Caroline! My hankie is dripping wet.(sniff,sniff)I feel the need to read again.To the top for you!


DBeth

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When we give of ourselves
whole heartedly,it comes
back around ten fold.
caroline
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18 posted 09-23-1999 06:59 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Thanks Beki & DBeth

With all this cryin' going on, y'all stay away from North Carolina, ya hear? Them folks got enough water there!

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
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