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Only Time Will Tell

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-26-1999 11:33 PM       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

There was a ring in the garbage just this morning-
That I wore upon my finger twenty years.
There are stains on the cover of my pillow
That I put there with a thousand bitter tears...
Thereís a hollow in my heart which I am doubting
That Iíll ever fill, no matter what I try.
And a question, of the answer, Iím uncertain...
Which one of us decided on goodbye?
Do we love? or did we ever? I mean, Really?
Or were we swept along by circumstance?
Is the heartache which we suffered so, together-
A part of every couples true romance?
Can two souls who are so very, very different-
Ever find a common meeting ground?
Or is a marriage like the world we dwell on?
An institution which goes round and round?
Am I angry? I donít know. I guess, Yeah! Maybe?
But still the bitter question does remain-
Am I mad at you? or me? or just creation?
And what to do about the rage and pain?
Oh, we acted like we had it all together....
Were ready now to turn a brand new page...
But how on earth can I just start all over?
You know Iím nearly fifty years of age.
Where to go? And how to make a living?
Paying child support is hard to do.
I guess thatís what we get for being stupid,
And having kids when we were thirty two.
I guess Iíll get the truck and just go driving-
It helps me just to drive and think a spell.
Where to go, and what to do from this point?
I guess the answer, only time will tell.

Live large, people!

© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-27-1999 12:50 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

A very sad one. Questions I've often asked in the past. Who ever knows the answers. Life and love can sure be tough. Another great poem, Gunslinger. Even the sad ones are a pleasure to read!


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2 posted 11-27-1999 08:44 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

Sometimes the answers find us before we ever find them
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3 posted 11-30-1999 09:47 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Ah gees...I read this and it's like my father wrote it....(he's a member here too) This sounds like his story of late...My mother just walked away after 26 years, and left him standing with his jaw on the sad. I don't know what keeps people together it can drag on so long when both know there are so many problems, they'd need a whole other lifetime to correct them....*sigh
This was absolutely beautiful, I can relate to your pain sir. Time does heal, and it will tell....

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

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4 posted 11-30-1999 10:10 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Differences of opinion is what makes this place wonderful. I disagree with pFF. I believe that if two..and I stress the two. Work hard at fixing then it doesn't take a lifetime to heal.

GS.....I relate to your feelings Sir. Though I am younger, I am alone again as well. The answers find us as we heal. My thoughts are with you.
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