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Knowing When Love is Through..repost for Denise

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Balladeer
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0 posted 09-22-1999 09:19 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer



Once an egg is broken, it can never be replaced.
Once a word is written, it can never be erased.
Once a shoe has worn out, its usefulness has, too
And one of the things of knowing love
Is knowing when it's through.

Once a flower has wilted, its fragrance disappears.
Once a word is spoken, it will echo through the years.
Once a match has burned out, it will never flame anew
And one of the things of knowing love
Is knowing when it's through.

Funny all the time spent on half-forgotten dreams.
Funny all the energy we waste on foolish schemes.
We wouldn't strike that matchstick to watch it flame anew,
Why, then, can't we know enough
To know when love is through?

So, on we go, relentlessly, in spite of tears and pain
Trying to stop the leaves from falling
Trying to stop the rain,
But, once a heart is broken, it will always be in two,
And one of the things of knowing love
Is knowing when it's through.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Christopher
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1 posted 09-22-1999 09:23 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

You can leave, but you can never go back...
Well stated master bard... a well written, (of course,) melancholy reminder to be true!
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2 posted 09-22-1999 09:31 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

This is nicely written...the flow good, the format working well with this piece.the repetative line bring all attention to it....nicely done!!

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
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3 posted 09-22-1999 09:34 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Very true, Christopher.

Hoot, your comments are always welcome and appreciated. Thank you.
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4 posted 09-22-1999 09:37 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

How much pain we could spare ourselves if we could only make the distinction between when to work harder at a relationship and when to let go... Well done, Balladeer!
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5 posted 09-22-1999 09:38 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Balladeer,
I thought this was one of the most beautiful things I ever read the first I read it. Glad to see it reposted, I could never get tired of such excellence.



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Michael Anderson


And so, being young and dipt in folly
I fell in love with melancholy,
But dreams - of those who dream as I,
Aspiringly, are damned, and die:


EAP

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6 posted 09-23-1999 12:31 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you, Suthern, and you, Michael, for your kind words. See you in a couple of days!
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I don't know how I could have missed such an excellent piece! So true, very well written! What talent you have!
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8 posted 09-23-1999 01:30 AM       View Profile for Lorelei   Email Lorelei   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Lorelei's Home Page   View IP for Lorelei

I absolutely loved this poem! It feels good to read something that I can feel, something that I would probably think, but never do anything about. Keep up the excellent work!
Deb Lynne
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Balladeer, this is just beautiful!
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balladeer, this is incredible, I just loved it. I have been dealing with this in my life right now, so it really talks to me! great work!
Seymour Tabin
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Balladeer,
There are few things you don't do well
But with this one you hit me on the head.
Denise
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12 posted 09-25-1999 12:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another lovely gem! Thank you for reposting this!

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Denise
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sigh....glad I found this gem
latearrival
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Back to make it a Poetry by Balladeer day! HAppy Birthday
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I found your writting to be intresting and so true.
 
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