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Rod
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0 posted 12-13-1999 04:09 AM       View Profile for Rod   Email Rod   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Rod



                                                   WOMAN
                                                
Time suspended........self reflected.........mirror on the wall;
Within your naked form grows warm desire to bare your soul.
And as your misty eyes perchance allow your gaze to fall
Would you incline the thief of time to give back what he stole?

The symmetry - that curve of figure, one time blessed with youthful vigour
Now, perhaps, those hourglass contours seem less well defined;
Where nature’s yearly course has clashed with life’s demanding rigour
Your soul alone retains your beauty in it’s timeless mind.

Ah! Sweet forest of delight, soft secret garden of creation;
Within your warm allure is formed the seed of life renewed.
But damn him straight to hell who shall abuse it with elation,
For sure the hand of vengeance counts his evil deeds accrued.

How sharp was barbed the arrow that has pierced your childhood’s
dreams;
Illusions shipwrecked on the storm-bound oceans of your life.
Oh, woman! that your love may conquer nightmare’s chilling screams,
And find safe haven from betrayal’s deadly knife!

How diverse - the winds of fate where chance has dealt your hand,
If  beauty, poise and grace elude your outward glance;
Then count yourself no less a part of all that nature planned;
Compassion’s heartfelt understanding highlights your romance.

What pen shall  e’er encompass all your wishes and desires?
What man can truly comprehend  the longings of your heart?
Who can know Utopia’s dream that oft your mind conspires
To shield your child from evil -  and its wicked poisoned dart?

Your life shall have its pain and grief and sorrow,
Wise hearts still get broken, and well-meaning fingers burned;
Surely then, your sun shall rise tomorrow
Newly borne on wings of lessons learned.                   ©Rod Walford 1999
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© Copyright 1999 Rod Walford - All Rights Reserved
First__Knight
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1 posted 12-13-1999 04:16 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

The last four lines speak so well.....Another great from you Rod  

 Share what you are for you are what you share

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2 posted 12-13-1999 04:19 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

Rod -
Beautiful phrases set so lovely.
Exquisite lines to captivate ...
and they have done so.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Rod
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3 posted 12-13-1999 04:31 AM       View Profile for Rod   Email Rod   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rod

Just for the record - I do hope this poem will not offend any of our ladies! My wife hates it (she thinks everyone will think that I "modelled" it on her! - not true I swear!) She sees the word "cellulite" in every line, although I would never use such a word!
It actually started off as an attempt by me to look at life through the eyes of a woman - then halfway through I began to realise that was a dangerous thing for a man to try,  ) so it ended up the way you see it now.
Marge Tindal
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4 posted 12-13-1999 04:43 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

Tell her not to worry ... we women all know that we are more than our bodies.
The body may lure a man ... but our minds and our loving hearts are what keep them !


*And like nature's time-clock doesn't work on men too ... just sooner !
Lose no sleep ... no offense taken here.


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Severn
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5 posted 12-13-1999 05:59 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Offensive? Not likely!
More of a tribute to our 'kind' than anything.
Fantastic, every line is a delight.

(Go Kiwis!!!)

K
Nan
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6 posted 12-13-1999 06:40 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Rod - This isn't at all offensive... As a matter of fact, it's exactly what I needed to read this morning... Thank you....
hoot_owl_rn
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Offensive...indeed not, it makes my thoughts soar  
Pepper
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I too thought it a wonderful piece Rod  .....

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!


caroline
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9 posted 12-13-1999 07:21 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

I found it exquisite, and quite the compliment to women. I love it!  Thank you for sharing this  

 It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain


Elizabeth Santos
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10 posted 12-13-1999 07:25 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Rod,
This is beautifully written, and is in fact complimentary.
Liz
 
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