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hoot_owl_rn
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Pray For Me

Pray for me mother
at 18, raped by the hands of a 23 year old
wanting to die, wanting to run
running into the wrong arms
leaving home

Pray for me father
at 25, seven years into an abusive marriage
dying inside, too frightened to run
no arms to hold me
leaving myself

Pray for me sister
at 33, beaten and bruised by my own son
praying for death, no where to run
arms that once held him, empty
heart left empty too

Pray for me friend
at 36, free, an entire life before me
learning to live, learning to stay
holding my own
leaving the past behind

Pray for me friends
And I will pray for you







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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 11-12-1999 09:16 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is touching. Deeply moving. Very well done, Ruth.

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Denise

Marilyn
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2 posted 11-12-1999 09:32 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Bravo, Bravo!! You spead those wing my friend. Enjoy your life, live it to the fullest!

Love you girl!
Martie
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3 posted 11-12-1999 09:50 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This hurts my heart to read it is so real and stark and full of raw emotion.
hoot_owl_rn
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Denise....thank you

Martie....it soothed my heart to write it

Marilyn...thank you my dear freind. I love you too

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)
Systematic Decay
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5 posted 11-12-1999 10:26 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

**sigh**

A life fraught with turmoil....aren't they all? There aren't enough prayers in the world.....I will send my hopes (of which there aren't many) to you. You've been through a lot, this poem says, and have the strength to come back every time. Keep faith.

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Thinking is just what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their predjudices.


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6 posted 11-12-1999 10:49 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

So sad for you Ruth But you're doing the right thing, stretch your wings today and every day for the rest of your life. ((HUGS) and love for you my friend

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Through poetry my heart and soul truly sing...
~Isis~
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Julie
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7 posted 11-13-1999 01:43 AM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Hoot...my prayers for you my friend. I think your prayers are being to being answered...remember in adversity there will always be an angel for you nearby...
Ohme
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8 posted 11-13-1999 08:18 AM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Hoot, put me on your list too.

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I look forward to tomorrow, while looking back on the past. But today is the day I am living. And I expect it to be a great day!
hoot_owl_rn
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Systematic....thank you, sometimes hope and faith are all that we have in this world

Isis...thank you, I love you too my friend

Julie...I find God answers our prayers in the unexpected ways sometimes

Ohme...thank you


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Alis volat propriis
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For U my Tweet Wady!



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11 posted 11-13-1999 11:06 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Yes, I would be happy to pray for you dear one....And would be honored to put some of your "history's problems" in their grave, and have someone pray over them.....!!
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12 posted 11-13-1999 03:40 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Ruth,I will pray for you Dear Friend ((((HUGS))))

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


WhtDove
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Ruth you know you got me! I will pray for you too!
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You have my prayers, Hoot... along with my immense appreciation for having forged the woman you are from those fires...
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you everyone. This was meant more as a cleansing poem than anything. I haven't lived an easy life and I wouldn't wish my life on anyone, but, I do not regret it for it has made me the person I am today and I really do like that person friends
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Oh Ruth, the end of your poem shows the strength you have attained throughout your trials. Bless you!
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One more prayer can't hurt. So I too, pray for you. It takes real, true, courage to get through difficult times in our lives, but it takes even more strength to go on and make life extrodinary!
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18 posted 11-14-1999 04:23 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Ruth....this made me cry. I'll not only pray for you, I'll pray with you. : )
hoot_owl_rn
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Tara, Joy and Munda...thank you all three very much. There's nothing one can't overcome with the power of prayer

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Ruth ... you have overcome the demons of the past. In reaching in ... you have reached out. I grasp your hand in friendship and compassion.

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Andrew Scott
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21 posted 11-14-1999 09:11 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Lady Hoot: I can't even come close to relating to the hardhships you've suffered, but you have my admiration and respect at surviving through it all... to be able to say that you like the person you are today... good for you... sending good karma your way.
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22 posted 11-15-1999 04:57 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Dear Ruth
I hope you have found true joy now - you certainly deserve it dear.
Wonderful poem - though words can sometimes be inadequate, even for us writers.
Hugs. K
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23 posted 11-16-1999 11:20 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

hoot this is beautiful, sigh .... and yes you have my prayers
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Praying for you too Hoot......

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