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Holding My Heart

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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 10-11-1999 01:26 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Holding My Heart

All my life, I have waited
for my knight in shinning armor,
my kindred spirit if you will.
Countless nights, Iíve spent dreaming
of happier moments sure to come;
wondering if I could ever find someone
that would awaken lost passions
hid deep inside.
Wanting not only to live,
but to live life to itís fullest.
Wanting more out of life
than to simply exist.

A heart, once soft,
hardened by time.
A trust, once freely given,
frozen by betrayal.
Tears cried enough for a lifetime,
with no more to cry.
So much easier not to feel,
than to feel the hurt.
So much easier not to care,
than to care too much.
I built up walls
through which no one could enter;
tough exterior to hide my weakness inside.

You found it anyway;
tore down my walls
as I simply watched them crumble
to the ground.
I told you that it frightened me
to feel again.
You took my hand
and promised it would be alright.
Crazy as it seems, I believed you
and followed where you led.
I stood by as you gently opened
the door to my heart.
I watched as you grasped it in your hand,
tenderly molding it between your fingers
until it was soft again.
I trembled as I felt the rush
of feelings long dead.

Then I opened my soul
and found contentment.
Opened my eyes
and truly saw the world.
Opened my heart
And there I saw you.


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Man can not discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Echo Rhayne
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1 posted 10-11-1999 01:30 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Ruth, this is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful!


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~*~ Time erases and rewrites all the lines. What remains is the poetry! ~*~

Dragoness
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2 posted 10-11-1999 01:30 PM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Beautiful Hoot! Love does agree with you.

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.

RainbowGirl
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3 posted 10-11-1999 01:31 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Hoot: May the feeling always remain.

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.

INclan
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4 posted 10-11-1999 01:33 PM       View Profile for INclan   Email INclan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for INclan

Someone's heart is indeed singing.....(wink). Nicely done, Ruth.

INclan
Tara Simms
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5 posted 10-11-1999 01:41 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

Beautiful, Ruth! I think it's wonderful how Tyson has brought all this out in you. The last stanza almost made my heart stop!

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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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hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 10-11-1999 01:48 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

Am blushing here...is it that obvious guys

Thank you for your comments Echo,Dragoness, Rainbow, Inclan, and Tara....much appreciated
Severn
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7 posted 10-11-1999 07:01 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

This is gorgeous!!
What a poet you are...
Munda
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8 posted 10-11-1999 07:19 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Very beautiful. It touched me deeply.
Dark Angel
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9 posted 10-11-1999 07:36 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Ruth, this is absolutley beautiful. Well done, especially loved the last stanza

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


hoot_owl_rn
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10 posted 10-11-1999 08:46 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

Severn, Munda and Dark angel, thank you very much
Nan
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11 posted 10-13-1999 08:52 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You know I love this one, Ruth...
Ohme
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Very touching, Hoot. And a happy ending.

Ohme
hoot_owl_rn
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Nan and Ohme, thank you both
Andrew Scott
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14 posted 10-13-1999 04:17 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Lady Hoot: Your words are of a quality rarely matched. I'm glad there is one for you who inspires such beauty. Thanks for sharing that special connection within your poetry. Happy days to you and yours.
hoot_owl_rn
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15 posted 10-13-1999 08:07 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

Thank you Sir Andrew, you flatter me...now how much do I owe you for that comment ?
JoKeR
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16 posted 10-13-1999 08:24 PM       View Profile for JoKeR   Email JoKeR   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JoKeR's Home Page   View IP for JoKeR

This poem really spoke to me, it was as if you were writing from my heart. I really feel what you are saying...You have a very special way with words. And thank you for replying to my poem, this is the first time I have ever made any of my poems public. Thank you again for making me feel like I finally belong somewhere...
-Richie
hoot_owl_rn
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Richie...thank you and you are welcome here, your talents are very good
redwriter1
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18 posted 10-13-1999 11:52 PM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

My myyy someone is a very lucky man indeed tonight.....
(sigh).. and yes.. it shows... deeply..
don't ever try to hide it.. doesn't come along very often... (smile)

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Kay-lynn
**A dream is a wish your heart makes :)

Christopher
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19 posted 10-14-1999 02:51 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Ruth, through the tears in my eyes, you brought a smile!
hoot_owl_rn
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Red...I think I might just be the lucky one

Chris...I'm sorry to hear you had tears, but glad to have made you smile
Systematic Decay
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21 posted 10-14-1999 02:30 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Beautiful poem....It could have been describing the exact experience i had.....

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"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
-Billy Corgan-
passing shadows
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you give me hope
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