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Toerag
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Ala bam a


0 posted 01-07-2000 04:05 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

Dear dear Rose,
Please read my reply,
To your dear poem,
Just because I,
Have been where you are,
And it's truly so sad,
I know what it's like,
Listen to old Toerag.

I replied in your post ma'am...I doubt it will help..but read it if ya get the chance.....Guess a "father' can never know or feel the exact same thing as the mother...but I can feel a bunch of your anguish and hurt.......

[This message has been edited by Toerag (edited 01-07-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Toerag - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 01-07-2000 04:17 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

What a sweet poem Toe
it touched me so
cause I have been there
too, you know.

There is no question
when a child dies
all its loved ones
learn how to cry
Lorelei54
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2 posted 01-07-2000 04:19 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

The tears never go away
They can return any moment
But the sun does learn to shine again
And life sweetly does go on...
suthern
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on the threshold of a dream


3 posted 01-07-2000 04:34 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

My heart breaks for anyone who has experienced such sorrow... Your poem to Rosemary is beautiful, Toe... as is your dear heart!
Andrew Scott
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4 posted 01-07-2000 05:04 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Yo Toe: Ya did nice. I bow to you and yours Sir.

PS. Smile at the pic'.
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


5 posted 01-07-2000 05:21 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Toe, I will tell you what I told Rosemary, there are many ways to lose a child...I do not have a grave to visit, just my memories.

My arms wrap about you, as well, in human understanding.


 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Denise
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6 posted 01-07-2000 05:32 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I would imagine that the pain runs equally as deep for a mother or a father. You have my sympathies for your losses, too, Toe.

 Denise

Severn
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7 posted 01-07-2000 06:32 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Heart wrenched here - no empathy, but much sympathy.

K
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8 posted 01-07-2000 07:49 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Ya done good, Toe
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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9 posted 01-07-2000 08:15 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

Dear Toerag,

     I am deeply moved and honored by your personal poem, in response to mine.  I am also saddened that you have lost TWO daughters!

     Certainly, a father's grief is as great as a mother's, and I send hugs to you, no matter whether it was recent, or long ago, for the loss always remains - a hole in one's life.  Sometimes that empty place flares up like a gaping wound, and other times heals for a while.  Certainly, time helps, but, contrary to common belief, time does not heal all things.

     Your comforting and kind words have meant so much to me!  I sent everyone an e-mail, who responded to that poem, with heartfelt thanks, but to you, I send a special one - your kindness, empathy, and thoughtfulness has meant a GREAT deal to me.  Far beyond explanation!

I have a darling loving husband who means the world to me, and all of the responses here have amazed him as well.

Again, thanks from the bottom of my heart.
devina
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10 posted 01-07-2000 08:22 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Dear Toe, I'm glad to see this side of you!!  I hold you and Rosemary in my prayers, in hopes that it will strengthen you along the way...Oh and my you are a Handsome one G*...don't worry suthern, no competition here love.

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
hoot_owl_rn
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11 posted 01-07-2000 09:08 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

How sweet, Toe....may they be the first to greet you when you walk though those gates. I sent this to Rosemary and also wanted to send it to you...of course, I had to change one word for you.

Together, you and I will be,
In the life beyond this one.
Together in eternity,
We'll greet the setting sun.
This life is not an ending,
It's really just a start,
And in the future pending,
I'll find my missing heart.
Do not fear, dear little one,
You will find your wings
For you, beyond the rising sun,
Your father's voice still sings


Nan
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12 posted 01-07-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Toe..... Sometimes you make it really difficult to get angry with you......
Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 01-07-2000 10:25 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Toe,
And through our poetry we learn of one another's lives, and now we know that you have experienced a grief far greater than any I could imagine. We also know of your tenderness through your poem above, which is very lovely
Love ya,
Liz
Marilyn
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14 posted 01-07-2000 10:47 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

You are one of the great ones Toe. The depth and character you hold amazes me always. You reach out to help those in need be they near or far. I am proud to call you a member of my cyber family. Thankyou for being who you are. ((HUG))  
Shrinking Violet
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15 posted 01-07-2000 11:19 PM       View Profile for Shrinking Violet   Email Shrinking Violet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Shrinking Violet

Toerag-
     I'm just beginning to sort out all the good people who contribute here, I was astonished to experience the difference in your responses in the Adult Forum and here. I was so touched to discover your tenderness, empathy, and understanding, and so saddened to hear of your own tragedy. I was also moved by all the posted responses to your reaching out. Thank you.
Local Rebel
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18 posted 01-11-2000 09:48 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Toeman... you know my thing.  Peace bro...
 
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