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A Matter Of Faith

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hoot_owl_rn
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A Matter Of Faith

I am baptized
in the soft, white moonlight
that filters in
through my bedroom window.
I am born again
by your touch.

I am cleansed
as each of your kisses
washes away
all the hurt and the pain of the past.
I trust again
in your arms.

I am redeemed
and brought up from the depths
of my despair
to the never ending heights of passion.
I live again
in your love.

I kneel at your altar;
drink from your chalice;
bathe in the offering of your love;
and in your faith,
I learn to love again.


 "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
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1 posted 12-24-1999 10:17 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Ah...so Lovely Hoot!!  
btw...love your signature..    

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


  


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2 posted 12-24-1999 10:35 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

Hoot -
BEAUTIFUL !
This may well be my favorite
out of all of your writings.
But then .... the day is not over !
You have a ~special~ Muse.
Love ~*Marge*~

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3 posted 12-24-1999 12:59 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

You left me speechless here Hoot...wonderful.
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4 posted 12-24-1999 01:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Simply breathtaking, Ruth!

 Denise


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5 posted 12-24-1999 01:35 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Hoot: Beautifully written...

HUSG

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Oh Ruth,

To have but and ounce of your passion in my heart would be the most priceless gift I could ever behold.  You truely amaze me.  Some of your finest work I have seen.  I love this one....truely I do  

 Share what you are for you are what you share


hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you everyone for your kind replies  

David...thanks, sometimes the inspiration helps a great deal  
Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 12-25-1999 09:56 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Ruth
Sometimes our hand writes not the verse
The inspiration is divine
The word comes from the heaven above
And it is He who writes the rhyme
This is the best
Liz
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Hoot what can I say?  I'm awed! Beautiful!

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hoot_owl_rn
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Elizabeth...thank you very much

Whtdove...thanks  
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11 posted 12-25-1999 02:32 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Beautiful. That's all I need to say.

E.

 Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes


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12 posted 12-25-1999 04:24 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Lovely poem, Ruth...

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Ruth, when you throw yourself into a poem you are unsurpassable. This is excellent.
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thanks hoot
I needed this tonight
and you probably won't even know that i was here, but that's okay...I will keep this in my library
Artic Wind
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Enjoyed alot!

ARCTIC WIND
 
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