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Christopher
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0 posted 08-07-99 12:19 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher

As I cast a red-eyed gaze,
-about this barren home:
A single tear falls from my face,
-to know I'm now alone.

Dim memories, are all I've left;
-to remind my heart of you.
Of love and laughter, joy and song,
-a perfect promise to be true.

Then I think back of days gone by,
-on my face a wistful smile.
Though rough sometimes, I must admit,
-we weathered every trial.

For years and more, we built a love.
-Our life such peaceful bliss.
True love would last forever,
-is what we'd say with each sweet kiss.

But our eternity was never real,
-that fickle fate is so unjust.
So I watched as your life ended,
-and crystal dreams were turned to dust.

So ask me now what truly is,
-ask of things I have to say.
And I'll tell you honest from my heart,
-of the lie I live each day.

But please don't ask me how I am,
-because I'll tell you all is well.
When the truth is, I'm uncertain,
-for without you, life is hell.

If you wonder why I go on still,
-if you ask me why I try;
I really have no answer love,
-it might be easier just to die.

The answer swells from in my soul,
-echoes from my beating heart.
If I die now, by my own hand,
-we'll always be apart.

And though you are no longer here,
-on this plane that we call life:
Your spirit's someplace better,
-way above where there's no strife.

It is there I wish to join you,
-that wondrous place where there's no pain.
Then with joy we'll dance forever,
-and will rekindle love's lost flame.


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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll be among the stars.
-Unknown-
So let the sun beat down upon my face,
It's warmth will dry my tears.


[This message has been edited by Christopher (edited 08-07-99).]
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Dragoness
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1 posted 08-07-99 12:31 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

This was beautiful.You can feel the loss.

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
Alwye
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2 posted 08-07-99 01:38 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Very beautiful..yet, so sad. But there is the glimmer of hope..exellent!

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*Krista Knutson*

"Your kiss upon my face feels like a brush with grace, baby thats all it takes to take me higher..." SHeDaisy
elvira
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3 posted 08-07-99 02:17 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

hearts can be broken for many a reason
is it California, or is it the season?

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If Haydn is the father of symphonies...And Mozart is the son of symphonies...Then Beethoven is the god of symphonies!
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4 posted 08-07-99 02:51 AM       View Profile for thursdayschild   Email thursdayschild   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for thursdayschild

Such anguish expressed in this poem, leaves
one grieving with the speaker. Great work.
Lucie
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5 posted 08-07-99 05:24 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

This touched me .. I have a friend who lost his wife recently.. you expressed the pain vividly.
LngJhnAg
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6 posted 08-07-99 09:51 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

this was sweetly sad, and full of promise for the rest of us that we have the same amount of love in our life... isn't that why we write? To speak of promise, to give hope of promise? To see that love is not as illusive as it sometimes seems?
Christopher
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7 posted 08-07-99 01:26 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Thank you everyone. It can be sad, but always remember that no matter how terrible things seem, there's always hope!

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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll be among the stars.
-Unknown-
So let the sun beat down upon my face,
It's warmth will dry my tears.
Sue
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8 posted 08-07-99 02:00 PM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

This one really touched me where it hurts! My feelings, beautifully expressed.
poetFemmeFatale
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9 posted 08-14-99 11:27 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I always kid with you on your work...just for kicks, but on this one, I bow my head in reverance for your loss.... I'm thankful you have hope, still....others aren't so strong....

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- poet FemmeFatale

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

Christopher
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10 posted 08-15-99 02:01 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Oh thank you PFF, but I must say that the loss wasn't directly mine. I wrote this when my great-granfather (1898-1997) died, and my great-grandmother heard it. At first, she was in such shock, that we thought she was going to have heart problems. But after a moment, a peaceful look passed over her face, and she began to smile. To avoid the pain of losing her husband of over sixty years, she retreated within herself, and refused to look at the real world. After a fashion, it was in her eyes, that I saw the story unfold. I could see there, that though he had gone, her love for him was still living, and she was just waiting for her time to be with him. She is now, and I think that they are somewhere up there, dancing in the heavens!

I hope I didn't depress everyone, because there really is a happy ending!

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...the things I did not know at first, I learned by doing twice.
-Billy Joel
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11 posted 08-15-99 02:17 AM       View Profile for Carolina Girl   Email Carolina Girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Carolina Girl

Oh Christopher! That was the most beautiful love poem I've ever read! While I was reading it, I was thinking it was you, and I was so moved by the love you felt for her...and then to read your story behind it... I know that had to have been the greatest gift anyone's ever received! Very special. I hope I love and am loved as much as your poem speaks. What a wonderful love!
Oscar Wilde
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12 posted 03-31-2000 07:44 PM       View Profile for Oscar Wilde   Email Oscar Wilde   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oscar Wilde

The poem was so moving but the story about your great grandmother moved me to tears.

Your biggest fan,
O.
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13 posted 04-17-2004 01:19 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

oh wow...this is so sadly beautiful...love the format too
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