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Letting Go

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hoot_owl_rn
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Letting Go

I let you go,
bit by bit,
as you slip through my fingers
falling in words on my paper.

My heart
still echoes your beat
as it once more tries
to find a rhythm of itís own.

My body,
embedded with memories
of your touch,
remains fingerprinted
with the ink of your desire.

My lips
still taste your kisses
as you breathed life
into my soul.

My eyes close
only to see
every smile, every move
and I let you spill forth
in mirrors of liquid
upon my cheeks
as my mind
curses the photographic images
emblazoned there.

Yes, Iíll let you go,
bit by bit
....but perhaps not tonight.


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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)

© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Ohme
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1 posted 11-22-1999 09:41 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Hard to do, Hoot? Nigh impossible at times.
Beautiful, and tonight is not a good night to turn lose.

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me how could I ask for more?
Marilyn
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2 posted 11-22-1999 09:56 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

As I said to you when I previewed this piece my friend. You let it go at your own pace. Memories are wonderful and you can always dream. Dreams are what keeps the heart free.

Love you my friend.
Severn
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3 posted 11-22-1999 10:01 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Sadly beautiful my friend.
WhtDove
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4 posted 11-22-1999 10:08 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Ruth another well written work! You can only deal with it one day at a time! I'm here and you know it...if you need me! HUGS
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5 posted 11-22-1999 10:47 PM       View Profile for jenmarie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jenmarie

wow - so sad and beautiful - but so sad
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6 posted 11-22-1999 11:47 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

Oh, Ruth ... you truly make me 'feel' this piece. So tender is the mending heart ... bless you.


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7 posted 11-23-1999 12:21 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Hoot:...What can I say sweetheart?

HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS 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.
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you all for the kind words
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This is sad and beautiful...My heart goes out to you Hoot....Hugs...

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hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you Pepper
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11 posted 11-23-1999 09:51 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Such a beautiful and sad poem.

A heart that's broken
seems as if
you never will
mend the rift,
but your agile heart
and seamstress mind
will fix that tare
it just takes time.
Denise
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12 posted 11-23-1999 09:53 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ruth, this is simply beautiful. Very very lovely.

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Denise

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13 posted 11-23-1999 10:45 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Not only well written, Ruth...it's right.
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14 posted 11-24-1999 06:50 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Wouldn't it be grand if falling out of love was as easy as falling in love? *S* Great poem, Hoot!
hoot_owl_rn
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Martie...how beautiful, thank you my dear friend

Denise and Balladeer....thank you both very much

Suthern....so true
Toerag
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16 posted 11-24-1999 08:40 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Yanno hoot...I went to your very fine web page...and the guest book wouldn't let me in?
Now, that's not terribly unusual for me, there's many places right here at home that won't let me in either?.....(I don't know if it was because of the sexually explicit comments I was entering, or that I mentioned that naughty word "Balladeer" or if your guest book just has something against finely wrapped "foot extremities?".....)

BTW...Nice poem nursie!

[This message has been edited by Toerag (edited 11-24-1999).]
hoot_owl_rn
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Awww...I'm sorry to hear that toerag. I woulda liked to see them comments ;-)
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