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The Way It Goes

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Beki
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since 09-15-99
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Newport Beach, CA, USA


0 posted 09-21-1999 09:13 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Beki

The first time I posted this it got all screwed up so I am posting again..apologies to the three who already read it....

The Way It Goes

This is the way it goes,
the way your heart
turns in upon itself.

You turn one day and see his face;
you've never seen him there before,
but he smiles and it's like coming home.

You share the days and then the nights,
Then one day you turn again,
and he is gone.

Your heart beats his name
like an ancient chant,
your arms are like water.

You dream his voice every night,
hear his step at the door,
but he is not there.

You know that he is gone
but your heart won't open for the fact,
it lingers in the air outside you.

You pull your scarf closer against your ears
and breathe his name into the wind.
Winter will be colder now.

Beki (1989)



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"We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion.....the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"
--John Keating, Dead Poets Society
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Justbleu
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since 08-31-99
Posts 3430
Oregon, Originally From Alaska


1 posted 09-22-1999 01:14 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Very well written...but sad!!

I hope everything is good with you!!



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

hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


2 posted 09-22-1999 10:30 AM       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

Beki....an excellent piece of writing, thanks for sharing!!!

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
Beki
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since 09-15-99
Posts 1615
Newport Beach, CA, USA


3 posted 09-23-1999 05:17 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

I am fine JustBleu...wrote this piece long years ago but am very proud of it so I still post once in awhile. And thanks Hoot, I appreciate how you always read my posts :-)
 
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