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A Secret that Shouldn't be Kept

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Julie
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0 posted 11-18-1999 12:16 AM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Julie

(Please excuse the rhythm and rhyme but I felt the message was more important)

I've kept a secret
for a man
who really
didn't give a damn.
I was ashamed
to say he hurt
my body and soul.
But over time
my esteem began
to grow.
I made new friends
who told me
you are wonderful-
a heart of gold.
Then soon
the God in me
said it's true
you see.
It was then
I began
to believe.
So I told this man
to leave my home
and leave me
alone.
Tomorrow
I
file
for
divorce
against
his
sorry
soul.




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Julie
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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.~Les Brown~
© Copyright 1999 Julie - All Rights Reserved
Balladeer
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1 posted 11-18-1999 12:18 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You go, Julie!!...and don't look back.
Denise
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2 posted 11-18-1999 12:22 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Julie, I'm praying for you. Be safe. Great expression in this piece, nothing wrong with it that I can see.

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Denise

Julie
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3 posted 11-18-1999 12:22 AM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Thank you Michael. Don't you worry...I'm on top of the world now...

Denise: You snuck in...thank you for your prayers...(((hugs)))

[This message has been edited by Julie (edited 11-18-1999).]
Pepper
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4 posted 11-18-1999 07:39 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Now is going to be YOUR time to shine Julie.....!! As you know, you are in my prayers too.
Good luck today....!


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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!

hoot_owl_rn
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5 posted 11-18-1999 09:34 AM       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

Oh Julie..I know exactly where you are coming from, the road ahead is rough, but nothing like what you have been through. SPread your wings and fly my friend You are in my thoughts and prayers
RainbowGirl
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6 posted 11-18-1999 01:09 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Julie: Good luck my friend...what lies ahead won't be easy but you will be free..

HUGS

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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.
RSEvans
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7 posted 11-18-1999 01:18 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Courage to stay your course and the wherewithall to overcome your doubt...I admire you a great deal.

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
Julie
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8 posted 11-19-1999 11:50 AM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Well my dear friends...mission accomplished.
Thank you all (Pepper, Hoot, RG, RS) for your support. What lies ahead will be easy in comparison. One step at a time...one day at a time.

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Julie
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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.~Les Brown~
Moonshine
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9 posted 11-21-1999 07:04 PM       View Profile for Moonshine   Email Moonshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Moonshine's Home Page   View IP for Moonshine

Wow - a strong msg in this piece Julie, I'm sorry that you had to endure this. I am glad that you have escaped, now is the time to spread your wings and fly. Congratualtions.

Moonshine.......
Denise
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10 posted 11-21-1999 07:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Indeed, now you can fly! I wish you the best!

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Denise

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11 posted 11-21-1999 07:18 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Julie - A poignant piece of writing.
Your courage is to be applauded ... and I do!
May you find all the inner strength to get where you need to be. God bless you.

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~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Julie
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12 posted 11-21-1999 07:37 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Moonshine, Marge, Denise: Thank you all for your support. I know this may sound strange but had it not been for Passions (friends), I don't know if I would have found the strength to do what I needed for myself. I found it in your writing, your friendships to myself and each other. Things I had not seen for a very long time. I am deeply grateful for all of you.

FYI: Things are going smoothly and I begin a new job Tuesday. But I will be popping in at night to see all of you. God Bless You All.

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Julie
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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.~Les Brown~
Denise
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13 posted 11-21-1999 07:44 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Good luck in your new life and in your new job, Julie! Take one second at a time,(the best way not to be overwhelmed with all the changes, keep close to God in prayer and keep yourself out of harm's way) You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
I know how tough this road is, but I know you will be fine! Perhaps a trip to visit the grandchildren for a week or so? Keep in touch!

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Denise

Iloveit
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14 posted 11-22-1999 10:57 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

great poem, good luck and big big hugs from me
Marilyn
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since 09-26-1999
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15 posted 11-22-1999 11:00 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

The road ahead is much smoother then the one you left behind my friend. Just be wary of the bumps, they too can hurt. We need to learn never to find another like the one left behind. I too have been there. Enjoy your freedom my friend.
WhtDove
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16 posted 11-22-1999 11:06 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I know little of your situation, but it sounds like you have found the Julie you want to be! Good for you, and the best of luck to you! May your days shine brighter and from within you may your light shine!
Seymour Tabin
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17 posted 11-22-1999 11:10 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Julie,
One step at a time, willdo just fine. Bless
Julie
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18 posted 11-22-1999 11:40 AM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

llovit: Hugs back to you.

Marilyn: Spending time alone to make sure that I don't repeat this mistake. To me this is one of the more important steps. He was the first to treat me this way and will be the last.

WhtDove: Though you know little of my situation, you have been a big source of support to me through your inspiring poetry and your heartfelt comments.

Seymour: You are one of the nicest men I know and gives me faith that there are still some good men out there.

I am just overwhelmed by all of your support but not surprised. Passions friends are always there for each other.

((((HUGS)))) EVERYONE


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Julie
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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.~Les Brown~
lostboy
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19 posted 11-22-1999 11:58 AM       View Profile for lostboy   Email lostboy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lostboy

Thinking of ya Julie, sounds like your frame of mind is definitely a "together" one. Best wishes, keep looking up and ahead!!!
Julie
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20 posted 11-22-1999 12:07 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Thank you lostboy, as you can see this is a very special place. Welcome to Passions...I look for your posts.
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