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A Study In Contrast

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hoot_owl_rn
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Hold me close to you
to bridge all distances.
Let the fire in your eyes
drive away the cold from my heart;
the gentlness of your touch
wash away realities harshness.
Take me from the darkness
into your radiant light.
Mend all my pain and scars
with your healing touch.
Let the quiet of your voice
soothe my screaming soul.
Make me forget the past
by showing me the future.
And love me today
like there is no tomorrow.



 "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 12-26-1999 09:32 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Good work, Hoot owl! I like the phrase "Love me today like there is no tomorrow."

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


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2 posted 12-26-1999 09:33 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful, Ruth! Simply beautiful!

 Denise


Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 12-26-1999 09:35 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Lovely poem, as always, Ruth.
Liz
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4 posted 12-26-1999 09:38 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

A very passionate plea, Ruth, well written.
Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 12-26-1999 09:41 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Hoot,
You write so well
Sometimes you cast a spell.
*L* Sy
Nan
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6 posted 12-26-1999 09:46 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I'm with the rest.... The last line says it all...
Betty Gravitt
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7 posted 12-26-1999 09:48 PM       View Profile for Betty Gravitt   Email Betty Gravitt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Betty Gravitt

Beautiful hoot. The last line is especialy touching. We never know if there will be another chance.



 B Gravitt


hoot_owl_rn
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8 posted 12-26-1999 09:49 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

Thank you everyone...this is one of those that I wasn't sure about posting. Sometimes I have a hard time judging my work, especially that which comes from the heart.
First__Knight
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9 posted 12-26-1999 11:45 PM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Your best work comes from your heart Ruth.....It has spoke to me even before I knew you....and I know it speaks volumes to others that have known you for so much longer than I.

I can't wait to see what more you life can give as that time comes to me as well. My tomorrow lives with your words  

 Share what you are for you are what you share


Tara Simms
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10 posted 12-26-1999 11:57 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

I love the contrasts in this piece! Lovely poem, Ruth.

 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


Sally S.
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11 posted 12-27-1999 12:07 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Indeed it is lovely, Ruth.  Poetry from the heart is the most special of all.  
samsonheart
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12 posted 12-27-1999 12:12 AM       View Profile for samsonheart   Email samsonheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for samsonheart

What a passionate and honest poem. Loved every word.

samsonheart
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Quite beautiful Ruth....I, too, love the last line......

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


hoot_owl_rn
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David, thank you it's nice to know my work speaks to someone

Tara, Sally, samsonheart and perrper....thank you all  
Severn
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15 posted 12-27-1999 04:53 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Beautiful my friend...happy for you.

K
Echo Rhayne
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16 posted 12-27-1999 05:24 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Ruth, this is truly beautiful.  I am glad you decided to post it.  

 ~*~ 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! ~*~

Iloveit
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17 posted 12-27-1999 11:26 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

hoot.....you write my soul along with yours...beautiful, beautiful....  
DreamEvil
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18 posted 12-27-1999 04:26 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I am sorry it took so long to reply to this one in forum Ruth.

'Tis a verse I wish was true for all.
hoot_owl_rn
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Severn, echo, Iloveit and Dream evil...thank you each and every one of you  
Paul Hoekman
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20 posted 01-15-2000 11:19 PM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

HOOT
HOT
STUFF!
hoot_owl_rn
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Wow Paul...you dug deep in the pages to find this one....thanks  
RainbowGirl
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22 posted 01-17-2000 01:57 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

and I'm glad he did cause I might not have seen it otherwise...

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.

Michael
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23 posted 01-17-2000 02:32 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Glad this came back around....I missed it over the holidays.  Very beautiful and heartfelt, Ruth.  Love the "healing" part especially, reminds meof just how Gen has been for me.  

Michael
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