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The Bridge Across Forever

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Sven
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0 posted 11-24-1999 08:57 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sven

Hello, I am a new member, and I hope that you will enjoy my poems. . . this is a first for me, I have never done this before. . . this is one of the first poems that I ever wrote, it was written when I was 19.

Thanks!
Sven


"The Bridge Across Forever"*

For years I looked for someone that I could
call my own.
Time after time I thought that I had found
the right one.
With hair like gold and eyes like the sun.
But like birds leaving the nest, they flew
away, and left me alone.

Time after time I swore to myself, "Never
again!"
But then the depression would follow.
Without someone in my life, I felt so hollow.
And I would play the fool again, but the story always wound up the same in the end.

As I entered the summer before my twentieth
year,
My heart saw a ray of sunshine.
But my mind said, "Still looking for the one
you can't find?"
"Forget about your heart, because you won't
find her here.

But then I met you and the search continued.
The topics for our first discussion flew by
in my mind.
But for some reason, turtles and frogs were
all that were on your mind.
And my mind tried to think of something witty
to impress you.

During the summer, our friendship grew.
My heart kept saying, "This is the one! This
is the one!"
But my mind kept saying, "If this is the
one,"
"Don't tell her 'I love you'."

But then one day my heart said that it
couldn't afford to lose you.
My mind kept telling me,
"Don't do it! Don't do it!'
That was the day I first told you, "I love
you".

That summer will always be a treasured memory
of mine.
But there is one part
That will always have a special place in my
heart.
When we shared our love for the very first
time.

And now, as I sit here across the table from
you.
I can almost see the tears forming in your
eyes.
Please remember that it's all right to cry.
And as I take you in my arms, the only words
that I'll say will be, "I love you."


*written after reading Richard Bach's autobiography of the same name.
© Copyright 1999 John Garcia - All Rights Reserved
Ohme
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1 posted 11-24-1999 09:04 AM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Lovely, Sven. Some of the bridges we build last a while then collapse. Others seem to go on forever. Looks like your bridge will last forever.

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me how could I ask for more?
hoot_owl_rn
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2 posted 11-24-1999 09:21 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

Welcome to passions
RainbowGirl
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3 posted 11-24-1999 11:35 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Sven: Nice to see your bridge is still walked upon..

HUGS

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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it...
Sven
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4 posted 11-24-1999 01:18 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Hello and thank you my friends. . . but I am afraid that the bridge that I speak of collapsed long ago. . .

Sven
Denise
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5 posted 11-24-1999 09:14 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful poem, Sven! I enjoyed reading this! Welcome to Passions!

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Denise

Alwye
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In the space between moments


6 posted 11-24-1999 10:53 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Yes, indeed a beautiful piece. Welcome to Passions and keep up the great work!

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*Krista Knutson*

"If my heart had wings, I would fly to you and lie beside you as you dream....." ~Faith Hill: If My Heart Had Wings~


Nan
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7 posted 11-26-1999 10:56 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Welcome aboard, Sven...
poetFemmeFatale
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8 posted 11-27-1999 12:19 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Ahh...when we're young, we are impatient in finding the "perfect one"....we think each and every one we meet and love "might" be the right one.....**sigh** It takes time, and it takes looking and searching through many to find "them"...our other half. I compare it to a drawer full of mismatched socks, all thrown in there together...You have to sort through them, one by one...and sometimes it takes a heck of a long time - - but then BAM, you pick the right sock, and you've got a perfect match! 2 blue - or 2 black....You get the picture....we all just need patience! We get in too big of a hurry! Thanks for sharing - I'll hush now. And Welcome!!

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

Marge Tindal
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9 posted 11-27-1999 01:02 AM       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

Sven - Lovely writing.
When the 'bridge' collapsed ...
you learned to swim !
Time to start
building bridges again.


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~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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10 posted 11-27-1999 11:34 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Welcome to the family! This is a sweet poem!
Severn
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11 posted 12-02-1999 07:29 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Lovley writing, Sven.
Allan Riverwood
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12 posted 05-05-2001 07:33 PM       View Profile for Allan Riverwood   Email Allan Riverwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allan Riverwood

Beautiful piece, Sven!  I really love what you described here, especially the ending.  It was incredibly uplifting and heartwarming.  You wrote this at age nineteen?  That's great, I hope to be able to write this well when I'm nineteen!  
Welcome to Passions in Poetry.  I hope you enjoy reading, replying and sharing your work with the rest of us here!  You are bound to be one of the rising stars of Passions, and maybe some day even be one of those big names, like me!  
~Allan

Build a man a fire, and he's warm for a day.  Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.  
~Unknown

Sven
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13 posted 05-05-2001 08:41 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Thanks Allan!!  I'm really honored to be here with such fine poets as yourself. . . and, if I ever get to be as big a name as you, then I'll be doing pretty good for myself!!  

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To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

Siofra
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14 posted 12-11-2001 04:47 AM       View Profile for Siofra   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Siofra

It would seem to me, Sir, that you have made a wonderful name for yourself here.
This makes me want to go on a search of many firsts by others here at Passions.   A delightful reading of your heart!  

I am many.

Temptress
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15 posted 07-07-2002 03:31 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress


Well, I can't believe I seem to have found your first posted poem here. Its quite lovely, Sir.

I will not bend to the cowardice of a silent judgement.

passing shadows
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16 posted 01-01-2003 04:33 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

God, it's good to go back in time...
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