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It Is You

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Beki
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0 posted 10-03-1999 04:21 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Beki

It Is You

If I could tear you from my heart I would.
I would do anything to ease this ache
I live with daily,
that gnawing hunger
that whispers in my ear
"he is not here, he is not here."

But the wind that rushes by
is the sound of your name.
I reach to touch that sound
and my arms are like water;
empty, fluid,
longing to hold you.
The rich autumn earth
is the color of your eyes;
deep, soft,
watching every step I take.
The taste of rain on my tongue
is the shape of your mouth;
tender, yielding,
forgiving me with every kiss.

If I could ease this ache
in someone else's arms, I would.
But the only truth I know
is that my heart was made
for loving only one other
in all the world.
It proclaims that truth every night
before I sleep
"it is you, it is you."


Beki Reese 10/03/99

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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
© Copyright 1999 Rebecca Reese - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 10-03-1999 04:24 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Sadly beautiful, Beki! I enjoyed this!

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Denise
Beki
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2 posted 10-03-1999 04:31 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

thank you Denise..I just wish I could make it LOOK the way I wrote it! so frustrating sometimes......I really believe the shape of a poem is an important part of the whole.
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 10-03-1999 07:20 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

Nicely written Beki.....I liked this one although sad

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Man can not discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Beki
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4 posted 10-03-1999 11:50 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thank you Hoot...I love your signature quote!
Severn
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5 posted 10-04-1999 01:59 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Beki - I really like this. It flows well and you've captured the images incredibly well. I totally agree with you about the shape - it's a great source of frustration to me!
RainbowGirl
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6 posted 10-04-1999 09:17 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Beki: 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.

Beki
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7 posted 10-05-1999 02:58 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thank you Severn and Rainbow :-)
Isis
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8 posted 10-05-1999 03:23 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

It'd be good, if we could erase the memories sometimes..well done.

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny, compared to what lies within us.
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

Beki
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9 posted 10-16-1999 07:59 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Oh, if it were only memories...but my love for this man is as real and strong today as it was 20 years ago......with me always. I think this isone of the most truthful, honest poems I have ever written, Thank you all for reading and commenting.
Skyfyre
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10 posted 10-16-1999 08:02 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Wonderful ... you truly have a gift with words, Beki.

Nocht

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")

Balladeer
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11 posted 10-16-1999 08:07 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Very well written, Beki. Your poems are always in great shape to me.
Beki
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12 posted 10-17-1999 05:16 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thank you for your generous compliments Balladeer and NOcht . I appreciate the time you take to read my poems :-)
 
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