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Holding Fast

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Beki
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0 posted 10-01-1999 03:46 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Beki

Holding Fast

If I had known so long ago
How captive you would hold my heart
I might have turned away your touch
And been more cautious from the start.

But I have loved you for so long
My heart beats cadence to your name
And every poem I write for you
Bears honest witness to the same.

I've loved you as the thirsty grass
Loves rain that breaks the summer heat;
the cool refreshing rain - loved you
As children love to splash their feet.

I've loved you with the innocence
Of puppies tumbling at play.
I've loved you blindly, loved you when
You doubted me and turned away.

I've loved you with the strength of trees
That bend and give throughout each storm,
Yet holding fast onto the earth
Survive, and grow as days grow warm.

I've loved you as the faintest breeze
Loves white sails in the setting sun;
As children love their mother's touch
To coax their sleep when day is done.

I've loved you with a passion born
Of tenderness and raw desire;
With frenzy raging in my blood
I've loved you as the wood loves fire.

I've loved you truly as I could
Through all the years we've been apart.
As diamonds deep within the earth
I've held you closest to my heart.

Beki 5/7/98
© Copyright 1999 Rebecca Reese - All Rights Reserved
RainbowGirl
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1 posted 10-01-1999 08:16 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Beki: Time heals much less than others will have us believing...

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.

johnt300
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2 posted 10-01-1999 08:21 AM       View Profile for johnt300   Email johnt300   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for johnt300

Beki,
Absolutely beautiful poem. Thank you very much. Very nice imagery and a strong heart to back it up, makes for a great experience. Congrats on this one.
Beki
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3 posted 10-01-1999 09:45 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thank you Rainbow and John.

Rainbow, you are so right. Time can make the memories sweeter, and it can give us some perspective, but the pain of loss is always with us.

John - there is a strong heart behind this one, thank you for recognizing it :-)

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"We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion.....the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"
--John Keating, Dead Poets Society
Pufalove
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4 posted 10-01-1999 09:52 PM       View Profile for Pufalove   Email Pufalove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pufalove

Wow, I have to put this one right up there with Baladeer and Lucie's stuff. This one is a keeper and a framer!
Denise
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5 posted 10-01-1999 09:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful, Beki

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Denise
hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 10-01-1999 10:36 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

Once more Beki...this is beautiful, of course I've come to expect nothing less

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Nan
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7 posted 10-03-1999 11:08 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Nice one - very well crafted, and wrapped in a great simile "as diamonds deep within the earth"...
Pepper
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8 posted 10-03-1999 11:43 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

an excellent piece Beki...

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Beki
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9 posted 10-03-1999 04:17 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Beki curtsies and thanks you all.....:-)
 
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