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caroline
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0 posted 09-23-1999 07:43 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for caroline

I've held your tears
puddled in my hands...
Bathed in their tragedy,
I cut open my own heart
as a place to keep your
words safe from those
who would not hear you
and could not understand
Your pain, like brittle glass
shattered my own eyes
But I let no liquid languish
in umber depths, so that
the color of the sky would
not be dimmed longer
than rain was needed
And storms have become
my life, absorbing the
thunder and lightning of
yours as expected,
even demanded as my
Responsibility
Now when threatened
by my own forecast
I reach for a
vessel to hold my
tears and find that
I've forgotten
how to cry

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caroline 1999
all rights reserved

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
© Copyright 1999 Caroline - All Rights Reserved
Lynn
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since 09-20-1999
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1 posted 09-23-1999 07:47 PM       View Profile for Lynn   Email Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn

.....Reading your poem left me in a very saddened state. I actually felt sorrow as I read it.......
........Very beautiful poem........
DreamEvil
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2 posted 09-23-1999 08:26 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Well now, this is both surprise and not. It is not what I expected and it is very good to boot. Thank you Caroline for penning this and posting it.

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

hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 09-24-1999 10:32 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

"I reach for a
vessel to hold my
tears and find that
I've forgotten
how to cry"
Wow!! Caroline....this is very tragic, but oh so well written. The flow is smooth, the message deep but well stated. You did a wonderful job on this.

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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!!
Pepper
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4 posted 09-24-1999 12:35 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

so well written Caroline....I do relate to this piece....touched me much

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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5 posted 04-18-2004 03:03 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

what an ending! nice!
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