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Lonely Widow

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Julie
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0 posted 10-24-1999 07:06 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Julie

Shuffling across a room
an old lady stops to say good-bye
then into the kitchen to get her broom
her heart sunken and dry.

She's not sure what happened to her life
as the tears dwindle down her face
it's the memories of being someone's wife,
all evidence vansihed without a trace.

Her days are busy from dawn till dusk
but closing the door as night falls
the house silent, the smell of musk,
in her mind she remembers the calls.

Calls of five children in the hall,
a masculine voice inquiring...
"were you out shopping at the mall?"
As she nestles on the old couch-retiring.

The sounds of all those voices falling,
that filled her home, once called her nest;
her soul then torn apart recalling
the flood of memories blessed.

If only there was just one to say,
"I missed you honey"
at the end of the day-
I wouldn't call my life lonely today.

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Julie
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Almost all our misfortunes in life come from the wrong notions we have about the things that happen to us.
>Stendhal


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Balladeer
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1 posted 10-24-1999 07:10 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Very sad, Julie, and poignantly written.
hoot_owl_rn
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2 posted 10-24-1999 07:17 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

Very sad Julie, but very well told. Thank you for the read
Pepper
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3 posted 10-24-1999 07:23 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Very touching, very sad......

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Watcher666
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4 posted 10-24-1999 07:37 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

So sad! Very well done.

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Nan
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5 posted 10-24-1999 07:53 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Very nice, Julie....
I wrote this one some time ago - about Solitude

[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 10-24-1999).]
caroline
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6 posted 10-24-1999 07:54 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Heartwrenching Julie...but well done. I can feel the lonliness here.

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

IsabelleSkye
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7 posted 10-24-1999 07:55 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

Absolutely painful!
But the bright side of your poem....was that she experienced the love and family etc....and was blessed enough by it to miss it!
Ya know?

Great Read, thank you.
I.Skye

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"With love's light wings did I o'er-perch these walls; for stony limits cannot hold love out; and what love can do that dares love attempt." Romeo & Juliet Act II
Julie
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8 posted 10-24-1999 08:06 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Wow guys! Leave a room for a few minutes and come back with such warm sentiments.Thank you all for the read: Balladeer, Hoot, Pepper, Watcher, Nan (thanks for the link will take a peek soon as I write this novel here), Caroline...thank you so glad to see you back...Izzy...yes it is bitter sweet.
Julie
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9 posted 10-24-1999 08:11 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Great poem Nan...makes a nice sequel to this one here. Thank you for sharing.
Denise
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10 posted 10-24-1999 09:13 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Good one, Julie! Very sad, so you still owe me another happy one!

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Denise
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11 posted 10-24-1999 09:23 PM       View Profile for suicidal dreams   Email suicidal dreams   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suicidal dreams

Deaply depressing . if this is what it is like to be married or to have been it is not what i wish for me or anyone for that matter.

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Julie
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12 posted 10-24-1999 09:55 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Denise: I am working on one...it has your name on it...

suicidal dreams: part of life is loosing those we love at some point...I wanted to show a side to esp the elderly that people often don't see or think about after they loose someone they may have lived with for 50 years.

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Julie
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Almost all our misfortunes in life come from the wrong notions we have about the things that happen to us.
>Stendhal


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