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Tara Simms
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Honea Path, SC USA


0 posted 12-20-1999 11:37 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Reflection

Looking at you
Is like looking into a mirror.
So much of you
Reflects me.
I know those troubled eyes,
The turmoil that brims
Beneath the humor.
Your easy smile
Might camouflage your pain to others
But I can see past the façade.

Trust me.
I will not hurt you,
Betray you,
Or turn my back.

I’m here to help you,
If you’ll only let me.
Take my hand
And let me show you the way.



 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


© Copyright 1999 Tara Simms - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 12-21-1999 12:09 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is beautiful, Tara! So lovely!  

 Denise


Eloise
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since 11-27-1999
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2 posted 12-21-1999 12:18 AM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

When you have been down that same road it makes it easier to help others along.  Very lovely poem Tara.
Julie Jordan Scott
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Bakersfield, CA USA


3 posted 12-21-1999 01:20 AM       View Profile for Julie Jordan Scott   Email Julie Jordan Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Julie Jordan Scott's Home Page   View IP for Julie Jordan Scott

Thanks, Tara......

 I am a Life Purpose Coach who specializes in assisting
men and women to clarify their Life Purpose and then in turn
live true to their purpose. After 5 years working with the
Severely Mentally Ill in County Mental Health, I gave up the
bureaucracy (and safe, secure blanket) of this environment
to pursue my own purpose and passion.

hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


4 posted 12-21-1999 11:58 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

The children at your school are very lucky to have an understanding person like you care about them. This was very well done  
Tara Simms
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5 posted 12-21-1999 08:11 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Thank you, Ruth.  It means a lot to me, especially coming from you.

Julie, you are welcome.  *hugs*


 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


Pepper
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6 posted 12-21-1999 08:48 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Simply lovely...really touching Tara...

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


First__Knight
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since 11-08-1999
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7 posted 12-21-1999 10:46 PM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

The easy ways of your words is very beautiful.  This was very lovely in all ways.  Finding the way into the inner self of another is hard....but you seem ot have found the path  

 Share what you are for you are what you share


starboards
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since 10-14-1999
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longwood, florida


8 posted 12-21-1999 11:36 PM       View Profile for starboards   Email starboards   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for starboards

Yes, touching indeed tara...i know who i can talk to now if i need advice...someone who has been through it all...like yourself!Great poem! Keep on posting!

      
Starboards
Michael
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9 posted 12-21-1999 11:48 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Sometimes it's hard to penetrate that wall, Tara.  I remember similiar words coming to me from Genny when we first met.  Beautiful poem, I hope it reaches the heart of whom it was intended for.

michael
Sven
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10 posted 12-22-1999 08:25 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Wonderful words Tara. . .

It would seem that you have learned how to reach out to others. . . that you have heard that call. . .

Good luck, my friend. . .

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl


Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 12-22-1999 08:32 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Beautiful words, dear poet
Liz
Fairy Colours
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12 posted 12-22-1999 10:41 AM       View Profile for Fairy Colours   Email Fairy Colours   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Fairy Colours

Wonderful Work. The title itself grabbed me, then so did the poem. I love it.

 --A Little Fairy--
Tara Simms
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Honea Path, SC USA


13 posted 12-22-1999 06:50 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Thank you everybody for your compliments on this piece.  The works that are inspired by my students are closest to my heart.  I'm glad they touch you, I hope they touch my students too.

Starboards, yes I'm always available if you need someone to talk.  I'm a pretty good listener.  

Sven, I have definitely found my calling in this line of work.  I love being able to pour my heart and soul into it.  


 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


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