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Skyfyre
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0 posted 10-07-1999 12:17 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

~ Don't ~

Don't tell me that you're sorry,
For I have no regrets;
Don't go out on a limb for me
Then try to hedge your bets.

Don't set your sights to win me,
For I cannot be won.
Don't try to pick my pieces up;
I haven't come undone.

Don't tell me how to finish
Before I make a start;
Don't say you love me totally
Then try to change my heart.

Don't try to solve my riddle;
My secrets are my own.
Don't tell me I should lean on you --
For I can stand alone.

Don't try to reinvent my wheel:
I am who I will be.
But look to change the way you feel,
Instead of changing me.

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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.")


© Copyright 1999 Linda Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Systematic Decay
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1 posted 10-07-1999 01:25 AM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Wow......great poem, Nocht.
sorry Im bored

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Pepper
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2 posted 10-07-1999 11:09 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

you go girl! ......really well stated....this is a keeper!!

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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3 posted 10-07-1999 12:05 PM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

BRAVO!!!!!!!!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.

JennyLee
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4 posted 10-07-1999 02:12 PM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

I love it!!!!!
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5 posted 10-07-1999 04:40 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Amen! Loved that last line..

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Julie
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Thou who has given so much to me,
give one thing more: a grateful heart.
>George Herbert



hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 10-07-1999 07:37 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

Way to go!!
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7 posted 10-07-1999 08:22 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Absolutely wonderful!

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Denise
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8 posted 10-07-1999 08:27 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Nocht this rocks!!! Definitely one to print out

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"Tread softly, for I have spread my dreams under your feet"~~William Butler Yeats
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9 posted 10-07-1999 08:27 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

You said it all!

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It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley
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Skyfyre
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10 posted 10-07-1999 09:37 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Thank you, ladies, for your expressions of appreciation ...

Any men care to comment on this...? LOL ... it really wasn't intended to be gender-specific, honest! This really isn't a bra-burner ...

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.")

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11 posted 10-12-1999 09:14 AM       View Profile for traveler   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for traveler

LOL .... well, opposite gender comment number one ... very well said, my favorite part, "don't say you love me totally, then try to change my heart", course my bias is well known ... as far as the topic ... the gift of change is better received when freely given ...
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12 posted 10-12-1999 09:23 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Well done!!! (sorry... another female vote *G* But I didn't read it as gender specific at all.)
Nan
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13 posted 10-13-1999 08:04 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Simply Awesome!! ...and it definitely doesn't have to be gender-specific - "People" have a tendency to try to mold others to their liking. Wouldn't it be better to find someone that you DON'T want to change???
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