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And If We Said The Words Too Much...

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And If We Said The Words Too Much...

It’s been pointed out by many loving hearts
that three little words, and people won’t part;
but perhaps sometimes, it’s said too much,
and a strangling comes from love’s touch.

I say “I love you” to dear friends,
sometimes it comes back to me then;
I say “I love you” to my kids dear,
even “adopted” a few, and keep them near.

But can the words be ever less
than what we wish and want to express?
For when “I love you” has turned to hate,
how then best can we relate?

Then to press on when “I love you” is said
and ask the question “why?” instead,
and have handed you a “just because,”
is it enough, or do you stop and take pause?

Sometimes we cannot go back
and take away a loved one’s pain
when they were loved well once before,
prior to when the wickedness came.

When evil tore a loving world asunder
causing slippage, painful blunder,
When “I love you” was said too late,
can anyone here imagine, even relate?

Then to start a life all over again, at 20
or 30 or 40 or even aged more,
when “I love you” was heard cracking
with the sound of the slamming door.

Cautiously, slowly, we come back to life
perhaps a new husband, or a new wife,
tenderly we open our hearts again,
and love once ripped, starts to mend.

But scars are forever, makeup cannot hide
the painful memories locked deep inside.
So in a new relationship well kept hidden
are the real “I love you’s,” safe till bidden.

So can “I love you” be said too much?
Or is there in it a healing touch?
Can three words take away the pain?
Well, I’m not sure yet, so I’ll say them again.


©KRJ
22 October 1999


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Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Munda
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1 posted 10-22-1999 07:38 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Sunshine,

What a wonderful poem. : ) "I love you", said by the right person and truly meant, is a healing. : ) I feel very related to this poem and hope you'll find "healing".
Michael
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2 posted 10-22-1999 08:34 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Beautiful, indeed, Sunshine. Loved the ending...So long as the love is true, I don't think it can ever be said enough either.

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but a dream within a dream?



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3 posted 10-23-1999 01:17 AM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

If I love you is spoken dishonestly even once, it is to much. But when spoken honestly and freely, can't be said often enough.
Beautiful poem, Sunshine
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4 posted 10-23-1999 04:48 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

If they are truly meant,there never said enough.Lovely poem.

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Four new readers of mine...thank you so much for coming in and taking a look, Munda, Michael, Ohme and Watcher. I take to heart your comments.
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I agree with Watcher on this one.....
Sunshine, Well Done!!

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7 posted 10-23-1999 05:25 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I always think it's how the eyes speak, if they can be seen and failing that, the voice gives it all away and only a fool could try to act it...Having said that, what we feel today may not be true of tomorrow..no guarantees unless you work to keep it fresh and exciting but so comfortable it wraps itself around you...ooops...I'm waffling..*g*

HUGS

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8 posted 10-23-1999 10:22 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another great poem Sunshine! I don't think they can be said too much if they are sincere! Said one time when not sincere is too many though! Again, great poem!

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Pepper - thank you friend, for coming in.

Rainbow - you are right, the eyes can give it away - but you would be amazed at all of the would-be actors{resses} in the world.

Denise - thank you for your compliments, they mean much to me!
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10 posted 10-25-1999 01:49 AM       View Profile for Deverone   Email Deverone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deverone

Dear Miss Sunshine,......

Those three words you speak of no matter how often or how little......when said in truth are never anything less than LOVE.

This was very sweet and beuatiful.....kind of makes you think about how important those words can really be and the impact that they can have.

Once again Bravo....beautifully done.

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----Ray Bradbury---


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11 posted 10-25-1999 05:18 AM       View Profile for DreadedOne   Email DreadedOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DreadedOne

Good poem here.


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Deverone, DO - thank you both for reading and your comments. Deverone, you are very right in your analysis.
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13 posted 10-25-1999 09:50 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

It's seems the consensus is
Sincerity - that's the key
And with that additional caveat
I, too, must agree.
Words that have no meaning
Are much better left unsaid
"I love you"s should be spoken
From the heart, not the head.
Not just a social greeting
And not words born of guilt,
But a sharing of the feelings
Trust and respect have built.
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14 posted 10-25-1999 09:57 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Suthern, what a wonderful compliment to be responded to by poem. Thank you so very much!
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15 posted 10-25-1999 10:04 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Sunshine: The thanks go to you, dear lady... I really liked your poem!
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16 posted 10-25-1999 10:10 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Great poem Sunshine! I don't think anyone can be loved too much! It is not just the saying of those words but the doing the behind them that makes it true! For it is like faith, without works it is dead. Love without showing it, don't mean much!
Great thoughts you've expressed, and left us with things to think about!
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Suthern, Whtdove, thank you so much. If I can leave anyone thinking, then I have done what is most important to me - sharing.
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Sunshine...if you can leave me thinking, you've done a miracle! It hurt really bad, but this did make me think! LOL....now then, this may start something....(that thinking thinggie)....I did some thinking once about a year ago....and have had a headache ever since!......great job here gal....well thought out, and put into words superbly!

Suthern, your reply was wonderful...and I do know what you say comes from your heart!

VL...(Rainbow)....and if your eyes, (as beautiful as they are, and sexy, are speaking to me.....well, 'nuff said!)

[This message has been edited by Toerag (edited 10-25-1999).]
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19 posted 10-25-1999 12:59 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sunshine,
Different people different meanings
Or perhaps some are only seemings.
Well done loved the poem.
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20 posted 10-25-1999 01:07 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

beautiful poem sunshine, I love it!
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21 posted 10-25-1999 01:34 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you Toe, Sy and ILI - apparently this one has touched a number of heartstrings.

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 10-25-1999).]
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