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And the Water Flows(I'm back)

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Lynn
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0 posted 12-01-1999 02:27 PM       View Profile for Lynn   Email Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lynn


And the Water Flows


At first I thought the world would end,
because you were no longer in my life.
I no longer had the thought, that you
were still somewhere on this earth.

But now,

I realize that even though you're gone
the water continues to flow on and on.
Through the valley and beyond the hills,
I chased its path forever, in search of you.

And then,

I came to a point where the fields were endless,
and my screams were silent.
A place where my tears no longer fell,
and my pain had extinguished its self.

I saw,

Only endless sky painted by God's hands,
and with the angels help I saw your face.
You were smiling down on me from a far
letting me know you were there for me.

I heard,

The sparrow telling me you were cared for
up in Heaven despite your time on earth.
That your heart would always be with me,
the family, and all that you left behind.

I thought,

About how many hours I had spent crying.
The days I wondered if you even cared.
But I'm sure you were thinking the same.
That I didn't care. Well, I did and still do.

I sat down,

Underneath the mamosa tree at the hill top
and stared out into the metallic horizon.
My thoughts were all about you and how I
felt so guilty about not always being there.

I found,

A beautiful wild rose, growing all alone.
It was yellow and in full bloom, containing
No brown spots among it's silken petals.
Frost had not attacked it at this point.

I knew,

That I needed to leave it there in the field
so it could live and die with natures hand.
That's all a part of life, and I realized that picking it
would only make it suffer.

Then,

I realized it was your time to go and end all the
pain and suffering that you had.
We held on too long when you were
wanting to go, so your pain would stop.

But now,

I realize that even though you're gone
the water continues to flow on and on.
Through the valley and beyond the hills,
I'll still chase its path forever, in search of you.

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If time cannot heal your pain, you can always cry on my shoulder. ~Jenn~



[This message has been edited by Lynn (edited 12-01-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Jennifer Lynn Bonham - All Rights Reserved
RSEvans
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1 posted 12-01-1999 02:58 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Even though it wasn't meant for me..Welcome back! Loved this.
Lynn
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2 posted 12-01-1999 03:02 PM       View Profile for Lynn   Email Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn


Thank you for the welcome back. I spent 3 days away to do some thinking, and I wrote this about my grandfater. Thanks again.

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If time cannot heal your pain, you can always cry on my shoulder. ~Jenn~
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3 posted 12-01-1999 03:05 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Yes, welcome back! This is so lovely.
WhtDove
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Welcome back. Touching words. Lovely thoughts. Very well done!
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5 posted 12-01-1999 03:14 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

this was lovely! A wonderful tribute

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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot


Lynn
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6 posted 12-01-1999 06:14 PM       View Profile for Lynn   Email Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn


Thank you all for the nice words and the welcome backs.

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If time cannot heal your pain, you can always cry on my shoulder. ~Jenn~

[This message has been edited by Lynn (edited 12-01-1999).]
Denise
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7 posted 12-01-1999 10:54 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Welcome back, Lynn. This is a beautiful tribute. Very touching.

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Denise

Lynn
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8 posted 12-02-1999 09:15 AM       View Profile for Lynn   Email Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn


Thanks Denise. I spent my time relaxing well, but I just started getting "home-sick". (This home I mean) I missed everyone dearly.

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If time cannot heal your pain, you can always cry on my shoulder. ~Jenn~
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9 posted 12-02-1999 09:23 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Welcome back gal...hope you're feeling better and things are starting to get back to some "normalcy"..(if that ain't a word, just disregard, but you know what I mean).....hope ya have a great Holiday....ROLL TIDE!
Lynn
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Thanks Toe... And I know what you mean. Things are getting back to normal....ROLL TIDE!

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If time cannot heal your pain, you can always cry on my shoulder. ~Jenn~
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Welcome back, Lynn... (And yes, Roll Tide... right into the SEC title! LOL)
Lynn
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Thanks for the welcome back
Southern.

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If time cannot heal your pain, you
can always cry on my shoulder.
~Jenn~


[This message has been edited by Lynn (edited 12-02-1999).]
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