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I Love You Though You Never Were

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-24-1999 12:11 AM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

I love you though you never were...
Nor ever could exist...
Except in labyrinths of the mind,
Among those psychic mists.

A vision, optical delight...
Green eyes, and raven hair...
The grace of some vague nymph, or sprite
You’re waiting for me there.

Where? Beside the crystal sea-
Whose waves lap at my feet...
Where unicorns and satyrs gay-
So joyfully meet.

Where winds of perfume
Streets of gold... seize and hold a spell
Upon unwary sojourners...
And make them wish to dwell...

Among the long forgotten scenes
That only legends knew...
Where gems, and jewels lie about
Thick as the morning dew.

I love you though you never were-
And yet you know me well-
And every vagary of mood...
Ere cometh you can tell.

You know my heart and all my faults
And love me just the same..
And in my melancholy dreams
I hear you call my name.

Your name? I know it, ‘deed I do-
But I shall never tell....
And even though you never were..
My dear, I love you well.

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Live large, people!
~GS~
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Denise
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1 posted 11-24-1999 12:19 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ahhhh... this is sooooo beautiful and sad at the same time. I love it!

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Denise

Sally S.
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2 posted 11-24-1999 12:20 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

This is beautiful!!! Why, Sir Gunslinger, I believe you are getting even better..if that's at all posible.
btw....I love you too..OH, this wasn't meant for me was it?? Are you sure I didn't have brown eyes in your fantasy? I assure you, I am real.
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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3 posted 11-24-1999 08:22 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

Wow...this was absolutely beautiful. Very nice read GS
Martie
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4 posted 11-24-1999 11:28 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Gunslinger, I knew that cowboy in you was a romantic. This is very beautifully done.
poetFemmeFatale
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5 posted 11-26-1999 11:37 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh WOW - - now this is the kind of stuff I love to read, and I just got lucky and happened onto it!! I am finding that I love your work, and the way you write and express your ideas. The lingo you use is beautiful too...somewhat medieval. Aahhh - please write more of this for me to "swoon" in....

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~~ Lift your head high - spread your "words" and fly - - poetFemmeFatale



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Balladeer
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6 posted 11-27-1999 12:12 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

If this poem contained nothing more that the first stanza, it would be excellent. The fact that it continued is much added pleasure. I would love to have written it.
Willem
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since 11-18-1999
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7 posted 11-27-1999 12:34 AM       View Profile for Willem   Email Willem   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Willem

GS, this is classic fairytale material in
exquisite poetical form. Your first stanza
is a virtual picture by itself. Magnificent!

Willem
Nan
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8 posted 11-27-1999 08:50 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Simply awesome, GS...
 
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