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A Heart Of Stone (For Marilyn)

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hoot_owl_rn
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(This is for Marilyn, one of the sweetest people I've had the priveledge of meeting. Marilyn, it will get better...my thoughts are with you. Hugs Ruth)


Heart Of Stone

She said she had a “heart of stone”
“Incapable of feeling”
But I looked and saw a heart of gold
Scarred and slowly healing

“Incapable of love,” she said
This wondrous caring soul
I simply saw a broken life
Struggling to be whole

“How could he take this all from me?”
She says with teary eyes
A love once freely given
Now disabled by his lies

I look at her and I can see
My life not long ago
Before I learned to take a risk
And let my feelings show

A heart of stone? Oh maybe so
On this I’ll call her bluff
Her heart, indeed, it is a stone
A diamond in the rough

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This is courage...to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends. ~Eurpides


[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 10-29-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
RSEvans
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1 posted 10-29-1999 11:24 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

To bear the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.... Some of us have hardened our hearts and some of us have simply lain dormant for so long that we have forgotten how to grow.

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
hoot_owl_rn
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RE....I don't believe any heart incapable of growing giving the right nourishment. Mine lay dormant for over 15 years and now prospers
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Beautiful!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
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5 posted 10-29-1999 01:09 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Ruth my friend. This brought tears to my eyes. Truth ring from every line. I want to move forward but do not know how to let go of the fears. To risk is to live but to find the strength to risk..that is my struggle.
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6 posted 10-29-1999 03:00 PM       View Profile for Blue Eyed Wanderer   Email Blue Eyed Wanderer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blue Eyed Wanderer

I never thought it was possible to have feelings, thanks to my screwed up life. But within the past few weeks, I've taken my first chance. Even though it is scary, it's so much better than I could have ever imagined before. This one got me all teary eyed, but I loved it so much. )
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7 posted 10-29-1999 03:14 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Hoot: This is beautiful... and I hope she soon shines brightly!
Patrick B
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8 posted 10-29-1999 03:42 PM       View Profile for Patrick B   Email Patrick B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Patrick B

I loved it
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9 posted 10-29-1999 04:57 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Lady Hoot: The price of experience as paid for this poem, but you have crafted this gem most beautifully. Marilyn... heed this Lady well.
hoot_owl_rn
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10 posted 10-29-1999 05:35 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

mazar, suthern, Patric and Watcher...thank you all very much. I had great inspiration for this piece

Blue eyed....I'm so happy you were able to get past the pain and misfortion to trust again. Yes, it is scary, one of the most frightening things anyone can do is to trust again after having your trust betrayed, but to live again, to love again, we must learn how. It's not easy, no one said it would be. Is it worth it though? I certainly hope so and truly believe so

Marilyn...I am sorry for the tears, that was not my intent. It will come. Time heals all wounds, some just take longer to heal than others. My thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with you. I will help you along the way in any way I can my dear friend

Sir Andrew...yes, I have paid my share of dues, but in turn I do not regret what life has thrown my way. I would not wish what I have lived through on anyone, but it has made me who I am and I have grown to like that person very much
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11 posted 10-29-1999 05:45 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Hoot, how wonderful to write this for Marilyn. It proves once more what a beautiful person you are.
Marilyn, you are in my thoughts and I hope you'll find the strength somehow to take the risk some day. : )
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12 posted 10-29-1999 06:34 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Great job Hoot Owl such beautiful thoughts and sentiments
Marilyn we discussed what you are going through, and I know how hard it will be at times, but be calm in knowing you have lots of people who love you and are thinking of you here. Time heals all eventually.

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Cast your eyes on the ocean,
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away...
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


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13 posted 10-29-1999 06:57 PM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

Hoot. you are a wonderful friend indeed.. Marilyn, As hoot spoke of her past.. not being able to let go and trust... speaking to you she speaks to many.. Don't look so hard for the strength.. it will come when you least expect it.. its like holding off to have kids till you can afford them.. LOL, You never can ... it just happnes...
And its wonderful..
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14 posted 10-29-1999 07:44 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Ruth, through my tears I say "I love you."

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
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This is beautiful Hoot! What a treasure!

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Denise

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16 posted 10-29-1999 08:26 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Oh Hoot! This was truly beautiful. But then it comes from a truly beautiful person! You are a good friend to have!
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17 posted 10-29-1999 08:31 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Thankyou all for your replies to Ruth's poem. I am touched by all of your thoughts and your well wishes. Ruth is simply a wonderful woman and someone I am proud to call my friend. She is helping me deal with something I thought I would never have to deal with. God bless you hoot_owl for you are an angel.
hoot_owl_rn
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Munda, Isis, Denise, Tori and Whtdove....thank you all for the coments both to myself and to Marilyn.

RobertB...how sweet, thank you kind sir

Marilyn...you are so deserving of all these wonderful comments. I am glad to call you my friend. Thanks for being an inspiration to this piece and thanks for being the dear soul that you are
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