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regretting honestly

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Iloveit
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0 posted 10-18-1999 12:42 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Iloveit


because she felt unbelieved
she spoke the words
again,
to no ones ears but her own,
"I did love him...
I did."

but she knew she lied.
it could have been any him,
and she dreaded admitting it.
and days, like these,
she hated
when something inside
forced honesty.

it had been so easy
to live the lie,
his warm embrace,
his touch,
soft and tender.
she thought she hadn't asked too much
she took no more than
he was willing to give.

but, how many?
and she pressed her eyelids tightly
to block the storm that threatened.
how many
will it take to fill
the heartless void
that is the aftermath of you?

"the next one", she said firmly,
"will be different.
one day I will love again."

she hugged her arms
around her tight and
softly, said it again...


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1999 Iloveit



[This message has been edited by Iloveit (edited 10-18-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Iloveit - All Rights Reserved
caroline
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1 posted 10-18-1999 01:48 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Sad and wistful, but very lovely still...
the emotion is well expressed in this piece.

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"Tread softly, for I have spread my dreams under your feet"~~William Butler Yeats

Julie Jordan Scott
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2 posted 10-18-1999 02:13 PM       View Profile for Julie Jordan Scott   Email Julie Jordan Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Julie Jordan Scott's Home Page   View IP for Julie Jordan Scott

Wow! This sure spoke to my heart right now. Love, so elusive, so longed for, so necessary to life much as breathing, eating or sleeping.

Thanks for this piece, it made me think!

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Iloveit
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3 posted 10-18-1999 02:18 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

thanks caroline... wistfull, good description

julie, thank you, glad you liked, it is always good to touch another's heart....even with a sad poem, we learn by our sadness
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4 posted 10-18-1999 02:23 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This is beautiful. Sometimes we want something so much we try many things in hope that it's the right thing. When it's not, we try another for what we have to give needs a recipient....and how do we know which one is the right one? Unfortunately, wishing doesn't always make it so.

If you understand what I just said, you're in better shape than I am!
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5 posted 10-18-1999 02:40 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

well, I don't know if I am in any better shape than you, lol, but "..for what we have to give needs a recipient..." that talks to me, we all have love to give, just doesn't mean we are gonna be succesful in our endeavors...*sigh*
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6 posted 10-18-1999 03:31 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

Wow Iloveit, this was truly a wonderful piece of writting. The story so sad and so fimilar and the message comes across loud and clear dispite it's subtleness.....BRAVO!!
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7 posted 10-18-1999 03:42 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

well, I had posted this in critical, cause I thought it needed improvement, but a wow from hoot sure does make me feel better about it thanks hoot
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8 posted 10-18-1999 03:47 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Great poem, Lovey... and I hope that someday you find a love so wonderful there'll be no doubts!
Iloveit
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9 posted 10-18-1999 03:57 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

thanks suthern, and yep, someday I am gonna write happy love filled poems, gettin' kinda tired of these sad ones yanno?
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10 posted 10-18-1999 04:20 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Sometimes love comes when you least expect it. When you stop looking so hard and longing so much, there it is. The love you give, gives back. This was a beautiful poem.
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11 posted 10-18-1999 04:25 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Iloveit, this is such an exceptional piece. Spoke to my heart,it did.This is definetly a keeper!

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
RainbowGirl
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12 posted 10-18-1999 06:30 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Iloveit: You never need improving, you're just lovely as you are so don't go changing anything, ok?

HUSG..

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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.

Iloveit
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13 posted 10-19-1999 09:47 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

Martie and Pepper, thanks glad you liked

Rainbow girl, well, I am thankful I have you that sees me that way
Severn
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14 posted 10-19-1999 09:30 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Wonderful! And true for many I think. Very sensitive piece there...
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15 posted 10-19-1999 10:05 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very well done lloveit!

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Denise
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16 posted 10-19-1999 10:12 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

What a sad expression.....done in such a lovely way. Nice work here.

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"To waken doubt in one
Holding so fast by thine infinity;
So surely anchored on
The steadfast rock of immortality." ...Emily Bronte, "Last Lines"

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17 posted 10-20-1999 09:48 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

severn, denise, sally, thanks, glad you liked
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