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Knowing When Love is Through

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Balladeer
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0 posted 06-13-99 07:32 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
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1 posted 06-13-99 07:39 PM       View Profile for fjones   Email fjones   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fjones

Beautiful!
Poet deVine
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2 posted 06-13-99 09:41 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You have to stop...I'm getting confused..this has now become my favorite of your poems..I don't know how much more I can take...you are too darn good!!!!!! Bordering on greatness here...
Elizabeth
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3 posted 06-13-99 11:20 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Wishing there could be a way to reopen the
magic
We must press on, although I know, it certainly is tragic.
I could never love someone else the way that I loved you
You wish and I wish that our love wasn't through.
There never really is a way to relight that old flame
And we both know that if we try, it will not be the same
All good things come to an end, as a fire will die
So I speak to you these words: thank you and goodbye.

I wrote this reply right now sitting at the computer-your poems inspire me Balladeer. Hope to have one of my own posted soon.
Sally S.
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4 posted 06-13-99 11:21 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

What can I say?? You have to publish.....have you published?....and if so......where can I purchase it? Beautiful!!
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5 posted 06-13-99 11:51 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Elizabeth...you certainly did a GREAT job just sitting there and knocking that out. It's good...and accurate. Sometimes.. goodbye and thank you..are the only things to say.

Sally.. No, I haven't. Publishers don't share your enthusiasm. I thank you for yours.
Leigh Anne
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6 posted 06-16-99 11:44 AM       View Profile for Leigh Anne   Email Leigh Anne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Leigh Anne's Home Page   View IP for Leigh Anne

Wow, the works i read by you continually grasp the strings of my heart! This is definately my favorite work by far...keep up the great work, you are an inspiration to us all!
Soleil
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7 posted 06-16-99 03:45 PM       View Profile for Soleil   Email Soleil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Soleil

Ditto on the "beautiful."
ChristelleS
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8 posted 06-20-99 02:58 PM       View Profile for ChristelleS   Email ChristelleS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ChristelleS

There are so many of your writings that touch me. This I believe to be #1. You have a gift...I would love to be able to express my feelings half as well as you.

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Christelle S.
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9 posted 06-20-99 03:05 PM       View Profile for milt   Email milt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for milt

absolutely great! this is only the second poem of yours I've read and am looking forward to reading more
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10 posted 06-20-99 03:44 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you all very, very much for your kind words. They keep me going.
Krystal
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11 posted 06-20-99 07:59 PM       View Profile for Krystal   Email Krystal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krystal

Balladeer...
This is wonderful!!!! I am very impressed. This is a work of art. Plus, it is full of wisdom. Keep up the good work!!!

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Shannon D. Montgomery
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12 posted 06-21-99 03:04 AM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

My friend pointed my in your ballad's direction, I must say I owe that friend a big thank you for showing me such wonderful, work and I must thank you for showing it to us all!

P.S. If you can get a publisher (What's wrong with them?) send me a line, I want a copy!

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*Dusk Treader* pacing the path between dark and light.


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13 posted 06-21-99 10:56 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 all. Dusk Treader, I am the one who owes the thanks to all of you. "If a tree falls in the forest.........." Thanks again.
elvira
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14 posted 07-22-99 03:41 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

everyone with a broken heart needs to read this one, as the Eagles put it a couple of years ago Get over It

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one night at the airport...Childhood Memories...eight short weeks...your countenance...just watching tv...hoarse whispers...My One and Only...Tribute to M.J....Feel the need?...serving wench...the mistress...stolen hours...devotion...Master...apart
Starfish
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15 posted 07-22-99 06:03 AM       View Profile for Starfish   Email Starfish   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Starfish

Your poem contains so much wisdom....Im in awe.
Lost Dreamer
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16 posted 07-22-99 07:12 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Dear Sir,
The magic you possess that enlightens all of us here, has a bountiful energy. You are an inspiration, yet even so much more then that. You need to get yourself an agent, and he will find a publisher for you. You are much to gratifying to be left unnoticed by the world.
swan
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17 posted 07-22-99 03:07 PM       View Profile for swan   Email swan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for swan

oh boy that was a good one!! where do you come up with the ideas for all these amazing poems?
Swan
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18 posted 07-22-99 03:14 PM       View Profile for blueloon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for blueloon

How I wish mymind would works like yours,
cause if it did it would open many doors!

What beautiful words you continue to create!
blueloon
swan
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19 posted 07-22-99 03:25 PM       View Profile for swan   Email swan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for swan

oh boy that was a good one!! where do you come up with the ideas for all these amazing poems?
Swan
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20 posted 07-22-99 03:49 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

What in the world could I possibly say to repay you for your kind comments? Thank you all so very, very much.
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21 posted 07-22-99 05:13 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

although maybe in a rare occasion, love can be nurtered back to a flame from a flicker, but will it last? Is it real? Will it die down again at a later date? Answer this and I guarantee you will have answered most of the problems addressing alot of people today
Izzzzzzzzzzzzzy

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"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself,
than to be crowded on a velvet cushion."
.....Henry David Thoreau
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22 posted 07-22-99 06:49 PM       View Profile for Mystic   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mystic

Wow Balladeer! Great poem! It's simply beautiful. Please continue your fantastic poetry!
DeadlyMoonspell
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23 posted 07-24-99 10:27 PM       View Profile for DeadlyMoonspell   Email DeadlyMoonspell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DeadlyMoonspell

I am feeling this way right now !! is my love through? i think it is ! : (
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24 posted 07-27-99 05:51 AM       View Profile for CastleHoward   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for CastleHoward

That last verse... is a knockout.
 
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