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My Past ( a personal look at me)

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First__Knight
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0 posted 12-14-1999 03:25 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for First__Knight

I have been questioned about who I am by some. Understand please I do not look for sympathy.  I am only here to share ....so with that I share with you....my past

My Past
~First Knight~


She married a man of much greater age,
Ten years I was told, he made a small wage.
In a small house by the side of the road,
No time for things, and the lawn was not mowed.

The years came fast and the moving did too,
Never stayed to long, just a month or two.
In time came children two boys and a girl,
Father soon gone, he had left in a whirl.

Mother all alone with just three young kids,
with no car, no clothes, and jars without lids.
Despair had set in with no place to go
Wanting to get out,  What else did she know?

Just a small boy at the age of three,
Left all alone by his mother you see.
With his brother of five and sister of one,
She left like a shot, bullet from a gun.

That shot rang loud, as I lived out my days,
My brother and sister gone different ways.
Brother to old he remembers to much,
Sister to far, never knew her as such.

Now I stand alone as it was before,
Lost to this world, and I can't close this door.
Lost my Father, Mother, bro and sis too,
Lost a many a tear,  Yes have shed a few.

Twenty-eight years later and loss of a wife,
Wanting of someone who can share my life.
I won't hold on with a bone breaking grip,
When love does come my way, I often slip.

Just a gentle heart is all I will ask
To end this pain, my life, my strain, my past..



 Share what you are for you are what you share

© Copyright 1999 First__Knight - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 12-14-1999 03:32 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

First Knight,
Family is truly our strength and that which sustains us. But somewhere out there, there is a lucky woman who will find you and she will be your family, your strength and your purpose. I hope she finds you soon!
Liz
Rod
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2 posted 12-14-1999 04:56 AM       View Profile for Rod   Email Rod   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rod

I am glad you shared this - I was very moved by it. I wish you fair winds and good fortune - you sure deserve a break, and I hope it will come soon for you.
Rod
Poet deVine
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3 posted 12-14-1999 06:22 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Very moving poem. Who knows why these things happen to us; perhaps we are meant to share them to help others. Your poetry has a depth of feeling that shines brightly. Don't loose hope - you future will shine as bright also!  
First__Knight
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4 posted 12-14-1999 07:35 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Elizabeth - Soft words from you are welcome....Thank you

Rod- My break may have found me...She knows who she is  

Poet deVine- Many thanks as my sun will shine again.

 Share what you are for you are what you share

Saxoness
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5 posted 12-14-1999 08:14 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

You are indeed a very strong and admirable person, Sir Knight

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

-Charles Brugnot

hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 12-14-1999 08:37 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

David,
Thank you for the glimpse into your past and for sharing your pain, sometimes that is not an easy thing to do. I also want to say thanks for the opportunity to get to know you as a friend. You are a kind and caring person and deserve that gentle heart you seek.
Ruth
Eloise
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7 posted 12-14-1999 08:48 AM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

First Knight, very touching and personal piece.  Thank you for sharing with us.  There's always a rainbow after the storm. I'm sure yours is not far.
Severn
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8 posted 12-14-1999 04:41 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

FKnight - wow.
To cram your life into so few words is admirable. Though it has been much much more. This is a wonderful testament to your heart that hasn't been hardened by loss, and to your wonderful writing.

K
RainbowGirl
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9 posted 12-14-1999 06:34 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Heartbreaking, made me shiver to think of your memories but a part of me says you're a better man because of them...weird thing to say, hope you know what I mean though..

Big HUGS

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




[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 12-14-1999).]
Isis
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10 posted 12-14-1999 07:13 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

First Knight, a sad past indeed, but never forget the happy stories you have that you didn't mention in your poem.
Indeed family, friends, and love are what sustain us in this ol' world.  I am sad for you.  But why don't you write a history of First Knight happy tales?  If you do let me know, I don't get over here to OP# 4 as often as I ought!!  ((HUGS))    

 What the inner voice says will NOT disappoint the hoping soul.
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

Marilyn
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11 posted 12-14-1999 09:19 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

You have found a break indeed my friend, you have found Passions. Here we are a family without walls and friends true in our hearts. Thankyou for this glimpse into the man that you are.  
Balladeer
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12 posted 12-14-1999 10:59 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

It's never easy to open oneself up and bare the soul. You did it very well, Knight
First__Knight
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13 posted 12-14-1999 11:12 PM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight



MY Dear Lady Ruth.....Do you know a Donor?....hehe  for the heart I mean  

Saxoness- Thank you but I can not take credit for who I am...The Father has changed me for who I am today.  

Eloise with you close by....How can my Rainbow be far  

Severn- Finding wonderful writing means only clicking upon your name and reading your work...Thank you  


RainbowGirl- Yes I do indeed understand what you mean....And I see that pot of gold at the end of your rainbow...it is your heart  
You will have to let me hear that English accent one day.....hehe  Love English TV

Isis- Don't stay away to long from Open #4  we need your writing here..  

Marilyn- Begining to love my Passion Family...very much  

Balladeer- Honored by your words SIR.  



 Share what you are for you are what you share

Denise
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14 posted 12-14-1999 11:39 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

It takes great courage to be so open. And courageous you are, First Knight! You have friends here so I hope you feel that you have found your place! Great poem!

 Denise


hoot_owl_rn
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15 posted 12-15-1999 08:58 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

David, I am not sure, I put mine up for sale a while back and there were no takers. Here's the ad, perhaps you know a buyer  
Heart For Sale

Look here at this bargain
Itís sure a super buy!
You wonít find a better deal
No matter how you try!

There have been few owners
She kept it in a shell
Well preserved and shielded
Though not protected well

Please ignore the footprints
Itís been walked upon
Donít let that fact distract you
Itís a steal, so please come on!

Donít mind the imperfections
Whatís a scar or two!
Sure, itís been used and abused
But it could work for you!

Hey, it still has life in it!
Though itís battered and itís torn
And if you wear it, oh, just right
You wonít notice that itís worn

Come and see this heart for sale
Be you rich or poor
Iím sure to make a deal youíll like
She donít need it any more




[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 12-15-1999).]
First__Knight
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16 posted 12-16-1999 05:15 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

That was very sweet my dear Lady Ruth.  

The heart I hope to borrow is one of great delight.
Seen many sorrow, but now it begins its flight.
Held by a lady, of a perfect type you see
One day she will show it, While I on bended knee.

Till that day comes, I will rest.
From your words and gentleness.

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