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Only Tonight

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Severn
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0 posted 01-18-2000 07:30 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Severn

There is only tonight
for you

You of the suffering
the alone
the heart to hold two

For tonight
this can only be
in the dimness of a shadow
and a frail light

for scant cold hours
only
will I feel again
and wake to a morn

without you

near or even in the thread
of my breathing
the pound of my thought

ocean of my loss
wide sea cruel

no less
than the tides
where I pushed all
the bliss of you

in unreachable deep

There is only tonight
safe darkness
to cover my cry

then I will forget

to carry on
as you
perhaps

or not

for you wouldn’t tell
secreter

understander of me
and
deep thinker

farewell


© Copyright 2000 Kamla Mahony - All Rights Reserved
Eloise
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1 posted 01-18-2000 07:36 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Sad but lovely Kamla.
Martie
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2 posted 01-18-2000 07:48 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Kamla--this feels so alone but strong, like you are.  

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Tamera
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3 posted 01-18-2000 07:50 PM       View Profile for Tamera   Email Tamera   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tamera

Very strong, yet sad..good job!
Tamera
HelmutB
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4 posted 01-18-2000 08:58 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

I shall not use the word again as it will only make you feel more ...
Very nice poem you wrote there  
A smile perhaps to add  

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

Marilyn
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5 posted 01-18-2000 09:06 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

for you wouldn’t tell
secreter

understander of me
and
deep thinker

farewell

With these lines you read my very soul. Amazing Kamla.
Balladeer
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6 posted 01-18-2000 09:18 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

another excellent display of talent, dear Kamla. You can certainly set a tone.
Marge Tindal
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7 posted 01-18-2000 09:25 PM       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

Oh, little one-
This is so YOU ..
so lovely.
~*Marge*~

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Artur Hawkwing
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8 posted 01-18-2000 10:15 PM       View Profile for Artur Hawkwing   Email Artur Hawkwing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artur Hawkwing

Kamla,
This really touched me deep inside.

You said:
ocean of my loss                             wide sea cruel

....meaning something bigger than our own imagination can contain. Nice job, there!
Majestic
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9 posted 01-18-2000 10:19 PM       View Profile for Majestic   Email Majestic   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Majestic

Ok..I wont say it..but geez....Beautifully written...so heart wrenching...
hoot_owl_rn
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10 posted 01-18-2000 10:22 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

Kamla....big Hugs my friend, your words speak to the heart
Denise
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11 posted 01-18-2000 10:34 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent, touching expression, Kamla! Well done! I enjoyed this very much!

 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~

Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


12 posted 01-19-2000 05:11 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

My friend, may you find peace within your decision, and I wish you the strength to follow your heart.
The sea is wide and cruel, but it also is capable of carrying the winds of friendship's love acros the distance. Welcome it, and it is yours to keep and to hold.
Dark Angel
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13 posted 01-19-2000 05:33 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Kamla, this is ever so beautiful sweet butterfly, yet so very sad. Excellent work!!
*hugs* my dear friend.

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


First__Knight
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14 posted 01-19-2000 06:15 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Great big hug for you.....
whiskey
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15 posted 01-19-2000 08:57 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Kamla, Hugs for you, What a beautiful yet sad poem , Touched my heart  
Nicole
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16 posted 01-19-2000 05:58 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Oh Kamla...hugs for you.  This is so sad, and I can empathize.

My thoughts
N

 May I never be too busy to help another's load,
Then I'll be drinking from the saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.

--Author Unknown
Severn
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17 posted 01-20-2000 07:16 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Eloise - thankyou my friend.

Martie - thankyou for the faith in me - that is so needed!

Tamera - thankyou.  

Helmut - and here is a smile back for you  
thankyou - that was so sweet.

Marilyn - wow, thanks! Glad and not glad you could identify if you know what I mean!!

'deer - gong gong goes the bells of the Severny One...setting her tone of thanks!!

Marge(y) - thankyou hon! Smiling here...

K - I LOVE your interpretation, my friend. Thanks!

Majestic - thankyou  

Ruth - Big hugs gratefully received...thanks dear friend.

Denise - as always I appreciate your reading...thankyou.

Chris - of course...

A of L - thanks for the encouragement - it has meant a lot in the past few days.  

FK - thankyou! Joining it with Ruth's...

whiskey - more hugs! Thanks...  

Satiate - my friend, like Marilyn - I'm glad and not glad you can identify! Now I am overwhelmed with hugs and feel just great.  

K



 'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
 
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