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Why as women are we led to believe

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RainbowGirl
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0 posted 01-19-2000 07:02 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Why as women are we led to believe
that to lean on someone is wrong
holding within our minds the power
that will make each of us so strong

Because I know that there are times
when I would give so much
to let someone else take over
and feel that comforting touch

To know that you will lead me
on a route that is best for me
that loving you means I can follow
a direction that I cannot see

if I get lost and find myself
in a place that I don't know
again your love will tell me
that trust continues to grow

so now with candle in my hand
I search through maps and guides
but cannot find the comfort
I know lies deep inside...



 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.

© Copyright 2000 Cindy Jones - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 01-19-2000 07:24 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is touchingly beautiful, Rainbow. We all need someone to lean on like that! Very lovely!  
Martie
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2 posted 01-19-2000 07:29 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

To hold a hand that knows the way is sweet security.  Lovely poem Rainbow!
Andrew Scott
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3 posted 01-19-2000 07:34 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Rainbowgirl:  Good question... wish I had an answer.  I think women have come a great way in gaining some equality (I still think its has a long way to go in our current society), but unfortunately they have had to give up certain things for it. Showing vulnerability in the need for someone else... perhaps is one.

Your poem also made me think of these two social stigmas: woman can't read maps and men won't stop for directions.  What a combo.  
Sonny
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4 posted 01-19-2000 07:40 PM       View Profile for Sonny   Email Sonny   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sonny

This piece reminds me of Sylvia Plath an awful lot (the theme).  Believe that the journey is yours to begin with only to be shared with that special someone who can open your eyes to new wonders along the way, and vice-versa.  Very nicely written.

Sonny
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5 posted 01-19-2000 07:49 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Denise: Yep and it just has to be the 'right' someone..

HUGS

Martie: I guess trust equals the hand..kind of blind faith..

HUGS

Andrew: Well, I'm not much into being that independant, I prefer the closeness that allows for space to be yourself and yet you walk beside each other but whatever you do, never ask me for directions, you'll end up somewhere totally different, unless I've been there...only way I remember the points of the compass is Never Eat Shredded Wheat...LOL

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.

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6 posted 01-19-2000 07:55 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Beautifully haunting m'friend.
Andrew Scott
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7 posted 01-19-2000 07:58 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Yo RG!  That's how I remember it too! All my friends think I'm nuts cuase they've never heard it that way... but hay, it works.
SnglDad
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8 posted 01-19-2000 08:43 PM       View Profile for SnglDad   Email SnglDad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SnglDad

Another great piece
I always enjoy reading your work.
It seems to me that you really put your heart
into all that you write.
Thank you for sharing and God Bless

                                 Joel
Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 01-19-2000 09:10 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

She puts her heart, she puts her soul, she puts her passion into everything she writes.
Every time.
Great poem, Rainbow
Love
Liz
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10 posted 01-19-2000 09:48 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You paint your thoughts so vividly, Rainbow. You deserve the comforting arm you seek.  
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11 posted 01-19-2000 09:55 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

Everyone...men and women alike need someone to lean on at one time or another. You can lean on someone yet still stand alone.
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12 posted 01-19-2000 10:44 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Hey Rainbow. I was pointed to this piece by a dear friend of mine. They told me that this sounds just like me. I just had to read it and find out how. Wow my friend. this discribes me to a T, I ask this question all the time and when I try to lean I seem to hit the ground. *shrug* That is life my friend...that is life.
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13 posted 01-20-2000 02:02 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Leaning on someone is important to me. Usually it's my husband but I've found lots of people in here to lean on and call friend. If you need to lean on me go ahead. I can always add another friend. Love the poem!!

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

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14 posted 01-20-2000 07:00 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Trusting someone to support us when we're vulnerable... offering support when we're the one with strength... appreciating the whole of each other... Hard to find but worth the search! *S* Well done, RG.
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15 posted 01-20-2000 09:18 AM       View Profile for JTF   Email JTF   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for JTF

Great poem Rainbow ... and I ditto Hoot, men need that as well ...     ... HUSG



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16 posted 01-20-2000 09:24 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

We all need somebody ...to leee-een on...

;-)  (Yesterday Al Green -- now you're gonna have me singing this one all day Rainbow!  Must be R&B week)

Very nice!  HuggsZ!
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17 posted 01-20-2000 10:19 AM       View Profile for fc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fc

wow, again we think alike, beautiful poem RG  .....sighs and hugs
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18 posted 01-20-2000 10:28 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

The only thing I care to lean on anymore's a bar....

Nicely done, and like was mentioned, you do seem to put heart and soul into everything you write...
Danny Holloway
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19 posted 01-20-2000 12:15 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Wrong or not, is only in thought
lean anyway, forget what you were taught.
Really enjoy your work,
DH

 
Echo Rhayne
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Hehe while everyone else was doing Never Eat Shredded Wheat, I had my own...Never Eat Soggy Waffles hehe  Beautiful poem, very touching!

 ~*~ ^i^ ~*~ Love is such a lonely art, and death is but a taste. Minds are merely instruments that often go to waste! ~*~ ^i^ ~*~


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21 posted 01-20-2000 07:09 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Instead of my usual way of saying thank you to each of you, I hope you'll understand a collective one...each of you in turn give so much, you make me smile, laugh and cry...

As I read through your individual poems or maybe your comments if you're not writing...I can't seem to find the words to say what I'm thinking...hope that explains it, just that silence seems to be the best way for now.. )

HUGS all and thank you

 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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22 posted 01-21-2000 07:52 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

We do adapt ourselves, don't we?  It feels like an eternity since I had a pillar to lean on...... I forget what it's like...
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23 posted 01-21-2000 08:11 AM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

I must have read a few times and never found the time to answer. Today I will.
A very intriguing poem you set
We all have been in this position, I bet
The gender doesn't play a role
Together is what counts as ultimate goal
I know the feeling you refer
The trues I wish it always were
But there are creation that need control
To give Love and shelter is not their final goal
For those who are on the other end
For those their live its all depend
Why it would better be an independent

Thought provoking poem of yours.

Thank you



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

 
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