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My Suit Of Armor (reposted for those who didn't see it)

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hoot_owl_rn
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My Suit Of Armor

I built a suit of armor
Crafted from the finest steel
To free me and protect me
So no hurt and pain Id feel

The face shield large and heavy
Its design it took me years
Welded, molded, fastened closed
To dam the flood of tears

My arms which once had held you
Were put into their place
Encased in metal, fastened tight
No longer to embrace

Legs that once had carried me
From one heartache to another
I immobilized with rivets strong
And bound them to each other

Last there came the breast plate
By far the thickest part
Encapsulated in layers deep
I laid my fragile heart

So now my suit is finished
The armor fits me well
But instead of freedom, I am trapped
In my solitary hell

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Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints in our heart and we are never ever the same.

Thank you all for leaving footprints!!
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
WhtDove
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1 posted 09-22-1999 10:18 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I'm glad you reposted this. I remember this. This was Awesome!!! Thanks Hoot!!!
Severn
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2 posted 09-22-1999 11:26 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I for one didn't see it and I'm glad I have now - awesome!!
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 09-22-1999 11:29 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

Severn and Whtdove...thank you both

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Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints in our heart and we are never ever the same.

Thank you all for leaving footprints!!
Julie
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4 posted 09-23-1999 03:10 AM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Hoot,
I too missed it but glad you posted it again.
When your finished using the suit can
I borrow it. Sometimes I feel like a pin coushin. Uhhhh!

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


johnt300
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5 posted 09-23-1999 03:20 AM       View Profile for johnt300   Email johnt300   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for johnt300

Hi Ruth,
I am very glad you reposted this one. Excellent poem. And now for the sequel. See you there...
Tyson
hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 09-23-1999 03:30 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

Julie....sure, you are more than welcome to it, I don't need it any longer

Tyson...once again, thanks

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Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints in our heart and we are never ever the same.

Thank you all for leaving footprints!!
Dark Angel
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7 posted 09-23-1999 03:49 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Hoot, this is excellent, thanks for reposting it, I had missed it also

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Beki
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8 posted 09-23-1999 05:22 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Well done Hoot! Bravo!
hoot_owl_rn
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Dark Angel and Beki....thank you both for your comments
Paul Allen Lupien
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10 posted 09-24-1999 12:43 AM       View Profile for Paul Allen Lupien   Email Paul Allen Lupien   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Allen Lupien

Just came across this and ,better late than never,had to add my thumbs up to the list.Esp.liked the breastplate/heart part.Isn't it sad that so many people seem to choose armour over amore?

PAL

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Justbleu
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11 posted 09-26-1999 10:49 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

I liked this a lot....made me sad!! Now I'm Off to go read the sequal!!

Justbleu

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"It may take a boy to turn a girl's head, but it takes a man to turn a girl's heart"


hoot_owl_rn
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12 posted 09-26-1999 10:55 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

Paul...thanks for your comments

Julieblu.....thanks for your comments and digging this back up from the cellar

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Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints in our heart and we are never ever the same.

Thank you all for leaving footprints!!
Denise
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13 posted 09-26-1999 11:44 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

The second time around was just as enjoyable a read as the first! Now on to the sequel!

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Denise
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14 posted 09-26-1999 05:18 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

But how did he cut the armour off?...*g*...Glad he saw his way through it though..

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.



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ThUnDeRkYsS
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15 posted 09-26-1999 05:50 PM       View Profile for ThUnDeRkYsS   Email ThUnDeRkYsS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ThUnDeRkYsS

I greatly enjoyed this one. I would especially like to hand it to you about the truth in this one, we ALL feel like this sometime or another. Breaking out is the hardest part, but makes us oh so much stronger in the end. Great job
hoot_owl_rn
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Denise....thank you so much

Rainbow...he had the help of something stronger than you or I....Love

Thunderskys.....thank you...I couldn't agree woth you more
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