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I Didn't Know You Cared

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 12-26-1999 03:55 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

I thought that I would be recluse-
                    And keep things to myself-
                    My memories, experience
                    And keep them on a shelf.
                    Perhaps at times I'd take one down
                    And sadly reminisce
                    The lovely tropic sunset
                    The fearful childhood kiss.
                    The days when I worked cattle
                    Out on the great divide
                    Of friends whom I have known and loved
                    Most of whom have died.
                    The lovely country I have seen
                    Throughout the great Southwest
                    The State of my nativity
                    The one I love the best.
                    I find at times like these I can't
                    Help but take my pen-
                    And drag my mem'ries from the shelf
                    And live them all again.
                    For beauty is a treasure
                    Much better when it's shared
                    And, friends, to be quite honest-
                    I didn't know you cared.


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Denise
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1 posted 12-26-1999 03:59 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Memories are best when shared with others. Most of what I write about is inspired by my memories. I guess they are the biggest part of me...where I spend most of my time these days. Great poem. Of course we care!  

 Denise


Elizabeth Santos
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since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


2 posted 12-26-1999 04:01 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thanks for posting your picture. It's so great to see the face behind the verse. Yes I care, and I would hope that you will continue to share your life with us, for you do spin a wonderful tale
LIz
RainbowGirl
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since 07-31-99
Posts 3167
United Kingdom


3 posted 12-26-1999 04:30 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Well now you do..

HUGS

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

Nan
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since 05-20-99
Posts 24426
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


4 posted 12-26-1999 06:09 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You know, I've only been out west a couple of times.. but it's gorgeous country... and you evoke a new appreciation for it... Keep 'em coming, cowboy....
TomS
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since 12-18-1999
Posts 38


5 posted 12-26-1999 08:46 PM       View Profile for TomS   Email TomS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomS

I always read your poems.  I even searched all the forums for your old stuff.  For a while I had myself convinced you were a famous writer flexing his muscle on the sly.  Why in sam hill did you have to post your picture?  I just hope you keep writing, Gunslinger.  In fact, I hope you write a book.
Tom
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


6 posted 12-26-1999 09:05 PM       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

Nice to see a face behind the lines....and your words are always best shared
Elizabeth
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America the beautiful


7 posted 12-26-1999 09:49 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

We do care. I love hearing your memories, Gunslinger.

Elizabeth

 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


Echo Rhayne
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since 09-17-99
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Canyon Country, CA


8 posted 12-27-1999 03:45 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

but of course we care!!  Another great poem!!


 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

Meadowmuse
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since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


9 posted 12-29-1999 04:53 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

I am enjoying, so much, your natural, homespun style and verbal agility! And I must thank you for sending Passionate Forums' URL to me last week. Such poetic diversity is a pleasure to read!

WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
Illinois


10 posted 12-29-1999 10:08 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

We care because this is a family...so to speak...with a lot of caring people in it. We are so glad you've joined us and we just love to read your works.  Your writing is wonderful and enjoyed thoroughly.

WE CARE!

 <*\\\><
Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

Hallmark


Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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since 08-26-99
Posts 1064
northern mountains, Idaho


11 posted 12-29-1999 10:21 PM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

This is a wonderful poem!  I loved it through and through.  I really relate to the being reclusive, and the living while most loved ones have died. This is the first of your poems I have found.  Excellent!



 ...Living is ever like crossing rivers; finding a new life on each shore ... RJG
Martie
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since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


12 posted 12-29-1999 10:37 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

You cannot be a recluse when you post here, there are so many who admire you and I am one of them.  Great poem!
neitham
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since 12-29-1999
Posts 44
India


13 posted 12-29-1999 10:43 PM       View Profile for neitham   Email neitham   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit neitham's Home Page   View IP for neitham

Comes straight from the heart, very nice reading and very touching indeed!
maedavid
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since 12-29-1999
Posts 32
Carrollton, TX, USA


14 posted 12-29-1999 11:32 PM       View Profile for maedavid   Email maedavid   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for maedavid

Enjoy reading your poems and your experiences.  They are so very graphic that I can live them with you.  Thanks.

 The only way to know Love, is to Know God.
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


15 posted 12-30-1999 12:34 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Mosey on back here! Sit a spell.  Now give us another story! Very good poem sir!  
 
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