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Together Forever ( A post to my own challange)

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hoot_owl_rn
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(In case you're wondering...my chalange was to use the line "In the moonlight, shadows dancing" in a poem. I wrote this after I issued the challange because I liked the sound of the line so well)


Together Forever

In the moonlight, shadows dancing
Playing light against the wall
In the darkness, two romancing
Answering love’s beckoned call

As the darkness fades to daylight
And sunlight rises in the sky
Passions fires will once more ignite
And hours, they will soon fly by

So the day goes for two lovers
Caught inside this spell they’ve cast
Destiny around them hovers
Time moves slow and yet so fast

The clock it’s ticking now unceasing
They try to halt it, make time last
The days, the months, the years increasing
Their life is moving way too fast

They said they’d be as one forever
Meant it when they took that vow
Their love, their passion, pausing never
Their span together shorter now

So, once more, they dance in moonlight
The two as one in mind and soul
No other man, to her, will be right
No other woman will make him whole

They spend these final hours together
Her age’d body, tired and frail
And as she slips into forever
His lips emit a piteous wail

“Please my love,” his words implore her
“Do not leave me here alone”
Crying, sobbing, begging further
“You are my life, all that I’ve known”

He pulls her lifeless body to him
He feels the pain inside him start
Looks at her till his sight goes dim
Then dies too, of broken heart



 At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato
© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Lost Dreamer
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1 posted 01-21-2000 11:52 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Ruth, This is so good, you have an amazing ability. You are an inspiration to many here including me.
Marilyn
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2 posted 01-21-2000 11:57 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

In this story find a lesson,
Love and life it ends too soon.
Find the passion ever glowing,
Find it true and never fade.

Hold on fast and charish ever,
Love's true kiss upon your life.
For in the end, the final dawning,
Life's breath does cease and so a heart.
Skyfyre
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3 posted 01-21-2000 12:30 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

There is no light but that within your eyes,
No soothing dark but that of your embrace --
No breath but one that bears your sweet perfume,
No beauty but the sculpture of your face.
There is no rain but your exquisite tears,
And I can only pray to ease the storm;
There is no life but that which can be found
Instilled like gentle music in your form.
There is no sustenance but in your kiss,
There is no truth but you declare it true --
Most tender love, in all my universe,
There is no time, no distance -- only you.

Inspiring verse, Ruth!  Thank you!

--Kess

 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest




[This message has been edited by Skyfyre (edited 01-21-2000).]
Denise
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4 posted 01-21-2000 12:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This one brought tears to my eyes! So touchingly beautiful! Well done, Ruth!  

Denise
spiked
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5 posted 01-21-2000 12:58 PM       View Profile for spiked   Email spiked   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for spiked

Beautiful and sad
Thank you
hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 01-21-2000 01:04 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

DA, Denise and spiked...thank you all three  

Marilyn and Skyfire...I am honored to have inspired such beautiful words from the two of you, thank you both for the wonderful and fitting replies  


 At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato
Mark R.
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7 posted 01-21-2000 01:35 PM       View Profile for Mark R.   Email Mark R.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark R.

Hoot, that was simply amazing.  It sounds so much like me that it's eerie.  LOVED IT!!!!
Danny Holloway
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8 posted 01-21-2000 01:39 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

May I echo Lost Dreamer's comments?
DH

 
LngJhnAg
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9 posted 01-21-2000 01:47 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

This was very nice, lil Hootessa.  There's nothing like a good old love til death poem to get the emotions flowing.

Martie
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10 posted 01-21-2000 01:48 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

So sweet and tender Ruth.  Your love poetry is amazing!
hoot_owl_rn
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11 posted 01-21-2000 03:20 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

Mark, Danny, LJA, and Martie...thank you  

 At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato
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12 posted 01-21-2000 03:50 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Oh. You made me cry! I love it! How romantic.Now I'm feelin mushy inside.    SEA
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13 posted 01-21-2000 03:53 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Oh. You made me cry! I love it! How romantic.Now I'm feelin mushy inside.    SEA
One Who Understands
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14 posted 01-21-2000 03:59 PM       View Profile for One Who Understands   Email One Who Understands   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for One Who Understands

Wow!  That was extreemly powerfull.  It is a gift to be able to put that much power into words.

Excellent
vandana
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15 posted 01-21-2000 09:49 PM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

Yet another beautiful poem.love your poems so much.SMILE ALWAYS.
WhtDove
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16 posted 01-21-2000 11:10 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

A gift of words you do have! When you put them together you create magic!

 <*\\\><
Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

Hallmark


First__Knight
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17 posted 01-22-2000 12:46 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Amazing Ruth....truly.  Now can I grow
old with you  

 Drive it like you stole it...LOL And another thing...When I rev my engine I want people to think the world is coming to a end....hehehe

Dark Angel
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18 posted 01-22-2000 03:08 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Ruth, this is simply beautiful, you never cease to amaze me. Beautifully Written!!

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


hoot_owl_rn
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Sea, One Who Understands, Vandana, Whtdove, and DA...wow, I am touched and flattered by your comments...thank you

David...but of course  
Echo Rhayne
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20 posted 01-22-2000 01:48 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Ruth, excellent post to a challenge, even if it was your own LoL.  I wrote a poem to your challenge too but I havent posted it yet, I don't like to post more than one poem a day, and I already posted one this morning =)  But I will post the one to your challenge a bit later    This is such a beautiful poem...captivating!

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


Pepper
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21 posted 01-22-2000 02:10 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Ruth,
   This is poem is outstanding...!!
Definetly one of my favorites....
I too, am in awe by your talent...

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


 
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