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Her Will

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Sally S.
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0 posted 06-21-99 11:53 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sally S.

Lonely words on doorstep the day he walked away.
Left behind a shattered woman, two children out at play.
Which way to turn? She pondered as the night grew darker still.
A withy woman she was not, yet, had to find the will.

Sidewalk beneath her footsteps...each day a search for work.
Had to find a way to live...could not remain a clerk.
Cashed in the life insurance to attend the school at night.
Never would she give up - No, not without a fight.

Now, a nurse at thirty, she's made their house a home.
Proud of her accomplishments and doing it on her own.
Two children..steady strong are they, she takes with her great joy.
The love and faith of three...The one did not destroy.
© Copyright 1999 Sally - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 06-21-99 11:57 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

A triumph in more ways than one! Great inspiration in your poem for all women!
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A beautiful poem on a very difficult theme. The life of a single parent (not just women, but usually especially women) is more difficult than many can even imagine. But not impossible, as you've so wonderfully captured.

Ron
Sally S.
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3 posted 06-22-99 08:19 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Ron and Ms. deVine,
Thank you both for the comments. I truly appreciate them. Coming from two such talents...well, it means so much. Thank you.
Nan
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4 posted 06-22-99 08:36 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is wonderful, Sally..
Everything you say in this poem is sooooooo true...
That's why I call my gang my "team"..
We've been just that over the years....
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5 posted 06-22-99 12:28 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Sally, Sally, Sally. My admiration for you grows on a daily basis. The poem is beautiful and, if that's you, you are more amazing than I thought. You saw what had to be done and you did it. Takes a lot of courage. Can't be you, though. Who could walk away?
Sally S.
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6 posted 06-22-99 01:39 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Thank you all..really.

Mr. Balladeer,
My story differs from this in that, I asked for a divorce..I asked for the children....I want to go to college (I am going to college presently) and I have to be strong to survive...Not only for me but, for the children as well. The poem came out of no where....I just started writing. That may be more information than you wanted...though, I wouldn't want to mis-lead anyone. Normally, my poetry is, in fact, about my experiences. There are a few that are stories or fantasy...just like anyone elses. Yet, in every line, I feel the emotions there. That's why it's me.
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7 posted 06-22-99 10:28 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Sally.......just the fact that the reader considers the possibility rhat it could be you is a tribute to your ability.

( and thanks for all the personal info!)
 
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