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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 12-20-1999 09:48 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Please Remember

You dare me to leave the safety of my shores
To swim in the pools of your eyes
Please remember...
Iíve taken that dive before
And nearly drowned in the very same waters that gave me life

You reach out your hand to me
Ask me to take it in faith
Please remember...
Iíve stepped off the ledge before
And I know how bad it can hurt to fall

You speak to me in words of truth
Hoping that I will trust you
Please remember...
I offered up my trust before
And watched my dreams shatter as my trust was betrayed

You open up your heart to me
Beg me to open mine to you
Please remember...
Iíve opened it up before
And felt the pain that comes when it is broken

You offer up your love to me
Praying only for love in return
Please remember...
I have loved before
And know the emptiness that comes when love is no more

You tell me you are different
That you wonít hurt me
I understand
But please remember...
And understand too




 "I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me , this has always been enough." ~Nicholas Sparks from The Notebook
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 12-20-1999 10:00 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

These words could have been spilled from my head, Ruth! Excellent!  
Pepper
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Heartfelt and Beautiful Ruth...
    Hugs

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


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3 posted 12-20-1999 11:52 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Hoot: I'm sitting here nodding to myself..

HUGS

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


suthern
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4 posted 12-20-1999 12:05 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I think you speak for many of us... and do so eloquently!!! This is beautiful, Hoot!
hoot_owl_rn
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PDV, Pepper, RG and suthern....thank you all so much  
mc
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6 posted 12-20-1999 12:56 PM       View Profile for mc   Email mc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit mc's Home Page   View IP for mc

Ruth, but isn't loving worth everything?
    I LIKE IT VERY MUCH !!
      

 mcestrada
samsonheart
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7 posted 12-20-1999 06:10 PM       View Profile for samsonheart   Email samsonheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for samsonheart

excellent and truthful, loved it!

samsonheart
Nate Dogg
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8 posted 12-20-1999 06:14 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Excellent poem! You really bared your soul on this one!

 Nathan
Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 12-20-1999 06:23 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Beautiful, eloquent,
Ruth, I love it!
Liz
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mc...perhaps so, but it is hard to get over that inital fear and take that leap again

Elizabeth, Nate Dogg and samsonite...thank you all  
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11 posted 12-20-1999 08:45 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This is an excellent representation of life. If we don't learn from our mistakes, then what good is experience? Great poem, Ruth.
Eloise
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12 posted 12-20-1999 08:55 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Beautiful poem Hoot.
Tara Simms
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This is why you're one of my favorite poets, Ruth!  I love the vulnerability you put into this one.

 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


hoot_owl_rn
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Balladeer, Elosie and Tara, thank you all three for your kind replies  
WhtDove
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Ruth, this is understandable why you feel this way. You've expressed yourself very well.  It will take time for trust to build and so on.  Hang in there girlfriend!
Severn
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16 posted 12-20-1999 09:39 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Ruth - many hugs.
Much empathy.

K. - Oh, and wonderful poem!!
Denise
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Wonderful poem, Ruth! Trust can't be regained quickly...it takes time.

 Denise


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Forgive the late reply Ruth as my computer is crashed and I write from a friends computer at work.  This is truly lovely as aways from you.....and know I understand.....

I will never ask what you can not give,
A share in your day makes my heart live.

A smile or two chasing the clouds away,
Or just a thought to end my lonely day.


I will never push you beyond what you are,
Come to me close or you can venture far.

I give you needed space and all your time,
May I always give you that peace of mind.

Bare with me as I write from the top of my head,
For my computer from where I write is quite dead.


 Share what you are for you are what you share


hoot_owl_rn
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Denise and Severn, thank you both so much.

David, your words brought tears to my eyes. Thank you...and I will give you all I can as I can.
passing shadows
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what a treasure here...I can really relate to this
Artic Wind
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Enjoyed

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