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Nearly random thoughts on love and pain

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LngJhnAg
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0 posted 01-13-2000 12:31 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LngJhnAg

The sun shines through, the clouds depart,
So comes love to the pining heart.
E'er lovers break and love lies spent,
Pain is the stake for encouragement.

Without the pain of nights alone,
There is scant gain from love's atone.
As love's dismiss is to despair,
Pain's the kiss past lovers share.

Love turns the earth thru night to dawn,
Showing its worth in pain now gone.
But, pain's not pitched, it awaits its call,
For each is enriched by the other's fall.

Love is the fire, pain is the heat.
What births the pyre?  These two replete.
Love's price is true, pain sets its mark.
When love burns through, pain is the spark.
© Copyright 2000 Michael Waterman - All Rights Reserved
Michael
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1 posted 01-13-2000 12:35 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Beautiful words, LongJohn.  I am a living testiment to your poem.  Without the pains of my past, I surely couldn't appreciate the love I have found today.  Kudos.

Michael
Toerag
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2 posted 01-13-2000 02:16 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Nicely done Mike.....I won't attempt to be sarcastic....it's just too good to try....Great work my friend....I only wish I had your heart and brains....
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I like the more serious side of you, LJA, thanks!  Too bad as young ones, we cannot know the true depth of these very feelings...

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


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4 posted 01-13-2000 02:19 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This is beautiful, LJA!!! Well done!!

And Toe... you do! *S*
LngJhnAg
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5 posted 01-13-2000 02:29 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Help!  Help!  Toerag has my heart and brains!!!  Warning!  Warning!  Don't trust suthern Belle!  She'll get yours next!!!!

Thanks for the very nice comments, everybody.  especially you, Toe - a compliment from you is a treasure.

Michael - The bitter does make the sweet that much better, doesn't it?

Sunshine - If you've not known the pain  that only love can bring, you are indeed a fortunate person.  Thank you for your very sweet compliment.
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6 posted 01-13-2000 02:36 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Sailor man:   8--)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LOL. I ought to get paid for a set up like that... unintentional though it was. *G* And after Toe said I had brains, too... (shaking head)



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Andrew Scott
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7 posted 01-13-2000 04:05 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

LJA... glad you were able to write this prior to the loss of brains and heart. A fine piece indeed.
Martie
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8 posted 01-13-2000 05:21 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This was excellent!
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9 posted 01-13-2000 05:29 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

LJA, I didn't communicate very well - [I'm not young - LOL] but that young people cannot know real love, and its pain, until they are older, like we have known.

I think that covers what I was really trying to say.

However, I must say, it's been a good 20 years since I've had to suffer greatly...

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


Elizabeth Santos
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10 posted 01-13-2000 05:51 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

"Love turns the earth thru night to dawn"
Very beautiful indeed, the entire poem
Liz
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11 posted 01-13-2000 06:26 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

LJA: If I said that I had to row to get here cause the tide is against me...LOL

Thought provoking..   Remember the poem you did on doors?...repost it for me..I can't find it anywhere...Please?

HUSG

 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.

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12 posted 01-13-2000 06:28 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful random thoughts, Mike!  

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~


LngJhnAg
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13 posted 01-14-2000 10:20 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Queen

Lemme go look for that poem - I wasn't totally satisfied with it because I had meant to go off in another direction - but for you, M'Lady, your wish is my command.
Lorelei54
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14 posted 01-14-2000 10:27 AM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

I think he needs to repost the one about moving...since he is moving his office again!!! LOL
Pepper
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15 posted 01-14-2000 10:32 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I agree with Rainbow...this is very thought provoking Lng Jhn and an excellent piece!

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


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16 posted 01-14-2000 10:38 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

LngJhn
Wise thoughts, good paint,well done, excellent poem. Sy
Nan
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17 posted 01-14-2000 04:47 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Methinks it's Lorelei who has your heart, brains, etc..... ya think??? Nice poem, my friend..
Rus Bowden
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18 posted 01-15-2000 03:50 PM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rus Bowden

Hi LngJhnAg,

Love and pain, such a muse turned so well into a fine rhyme.  I read it a few times and enjoyed.

Rus
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I'm glad I found this one

Mike, you are missed
 
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