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World AIDS day today

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RainbowGirl
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0 posted 12-01-1999 05:27 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl



World AIDS day today



You, like I have probably made love
expect you've had an injection too
or maybe you're the one who gave blood
never thought it would happen to you?

I wonder if I'm the only one
who loved without protection
believing that your love would last
and carry no infection

Sadly, for many, love will cause death
the love of giving is what I mean
here's a little prayer if this is in your mind
that love for you will stay forever clean

But if you're one for whom it didn't
I've had friends die of this disease
I offer you some loving hugs
and hope your pain will ease...

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Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...


[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 12-01-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Cindy Jones - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 12-01-1999 05:31 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

One of my kids gave an oral report today on the "biography" he read this month - He chose Ryan White - The discrimination that child went through was atrocious... What an insidious disease, indeed... - Nice poem, my friend...
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2 posted 12-01-1999 06:32 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Rainbow, this is a wonderful poem with a strong message to carry on the fight against this killing disease. I would have expected nothing less from you. Hugs.
RainbowGirl
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3 posted 12-01-1999 07:03 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Nan: If I remember correctly Ryan was a young lad of 13 who contracted AIDS through being a hemophiliac.. He was then denied the right to schooling and heaven knows what other nightmares he lived through, and all through people being ignorant...boy, do I hate that...oooops..sorry.. ..but he made great friends with the stars and they helped to highlight his story and eventually brought world recognition to how AIDS can be contracted to young children, not just through drugs but through kindess and love...he fought his disease with supreme courage!

HUSG

Bal: This Rainbow likes to leave a little colour somewhere even if it is somewhat muddied...but you're right to know I care..HUSG back my friend


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Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...

[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 12-01-1999).]
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4 posted 12-01-1999 07:22 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wonderful poem...I'm so glad you wrote this.
RainbowGirl
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PDV: So am I...it's the least I can do for those that suffer without care and consideration and maybe, just maybe, because it makes me feel a little better...so few people care...

Thank you for caring!

HUSG

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Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...
Ohme
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6 posted 12-01-1999 08:04 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

I did not remember the boy's name but I do remember the problems he had to face. None of which was his doing.
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7 posted 12-01-1999 08:22 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I've lost many acquaintances and one very dear friend to AIDS... thank you for this poem!
hoot_owl_rn
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What an excellent reminder to all of us....thank you
cjs9853
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9 posted 12-02-1999 07:39 AM       View Profile for cjs9853   Email cjs9853   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for cjs9853

wonderful poem:-) thanks for caring.if we all cared a little more what a wonderful world this would be.
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10 posted 12-02-1999 07:49 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Very heartfelt poem my dear Brit. I don't have unprotected sex.....(come to think of it, haven't had a whole lotta protected sex lately...hmmm?), but, God knows how many injections I've had....(legal and otherwise in my dark past), and, there's been so many surgeries, (not all by surgeons either), and it's a miracle I haven't contracted something? (other than the mental problems & warped thoughts), but this poem is not only a reminder, but a warning, and also shows what a terrible disease this is. It not only infects, it affects us all....the innocent and the not so innocent. To be dying, shunned and terribly ill, especially at such a young age has got to be a nightmare for the victim and the family......Nice thought.....(how come most all of your stuff is so nice?) How come I can't think of such heartfelt stuff? Why's my name Toerag?
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11 posted 12-02-1999 09:36 AM       View Profile for Lynn   Email Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn


Great poem for such a subject. AIDS is one disease that scares me to death. I have so many friends who sleep around (unprotected) and it scares me that I could here about one of them contracting this horrid disease.

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If time cannot heal your pain, you can always cry on my shoulder. ~Jenn~
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I remember hearing of this and many more stories. I'm glad they stood and fought for their rights. Though I'm sorry that they were treated as poorly as they were. It is a terrible shame the way society shuns people today. Thank you for reminding us!
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13 posted 12-02-1999 10:38 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Ohme: You're right, in Ryan's case it wasn't his fault and often isn't for the majority..

HUGS

Suthern: I wonder how many of us have lost friends/loved one to this?

HUSG

Hoot: I'm sure you see some of the worst affects of this..

HUGS

CJS: Wouldn't it be great..

HUGS

Toe: LOL @ not much lately...and you write just as much from the heart as I do, so don't go thinking your poems aren't nice, cause they're lovely..

HUSG

Lynn: I guess the sad thing is, you don't have to "sleep around"...once can be enough and for some that's all it takes...I have a weird kind of view of this subject because in my heart, making love means sharing and being so close to your partner and the thought of wearing soemthign takes that feeling away for me (delicately put Rainbow)...and yet it seems that our society has put that at risk..

HUGS

WhtDove: Yep, it is a shame...I think Princess Diana did so much for this cause, I can still see the faces now when she made a point of taking off her gloves to shakes hands with a victim of AIDS...brought tears to my eyes..

HUGS

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Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...
JTF
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14 posted 12-03-1999 05:04 AM       View Profile for JTF   Email JTF   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for JTF

Wonderful poem Rainbow ... straight from your heart

What's wrong with wearing something ? (please note the correct spelling *g*) ... you could wear a teddy, or a garter belt, or ... ooooops, maybe we're not talking about the same kind of "something" ... LOL

HUSG

RainbowGirl
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15 posted 12-03-1999 04:12 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Now this one
I'm proud to have written

My love and concern knows no boundaries on this...

HUGS all

ROFL @ Teddy and garter....ooops...yep, wrong something..


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Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...
Elizabeth Santos
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16 posted 12-03-1999 05:08 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Rainbow, I am enjoying all of your poetry, it's excellent! And this one has an added bonus of importance that affects all of us
Well written
Liz
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