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The bridge in the middle

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Deb Lynne
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since 08-19-99
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Where blue skies meet blue oce


0 posted 01-22-2000 04:39 PM       View Profile for Deb Lynne   Email Deb Lynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Deb Lynne

The bridge in the middleÖ.

Iím the bridge in the middle of a love/hate affair
Between two people who donít really give a care
About one another, sometimes wishing each was dead
So to talk to one another, they go through me instead

Years of anger kept quiet now come forth with such fright
If they could touch one another, they would surely fight
One moved out of state, took the kids and she was gone
Left a heart broken daddy to make it on his own

In steps the girlfriend who hates to see the pain
Increase for us all, it leaves nothing much to gain
So much suffering makes us all just want to stop
Weíre not the real ones who are suffering a lot

There are two little children, brown eyes just like their dad
They are the ones who are hurting, whole mess is really sad
Visitation isnít happening cause no one wants to deal
No one really cares just how the others might feel

I hear both sides, Iíve been there once or twice
Who is going to be the first to break the ice?
I canít fix the problem, I can only stand between
Iím not here to argue, Iím only here to be seen

Tired of the absence of those babies that I love
I pick up the phone and pray to God up above
ďGive me strength to do this, donít let her cuss me out
Iím not really sure what the problems all aboutĒ

Talk to the ex, cry some tears, make a plea
He misses his children that he cannot see
God must have heard that silent pray I cried
For once the ex was actually on OUR side!

After years of hating/crying/cussing in her vain
Hung up the phone and didnít feel any pain
Daddyís going to see his babies if she keeps her word
I canít be mistaken, I know what I heard!

Iím the bridge in the middle of love/hate affair
With two special little babies that we all share
Thank you, God, for the courage I needed to call
And soon weíll be a family like we should after all!


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Denise
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1 posted 01-22-2000 04:53 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

'Blessed be the peacemakers.....'

God bless you! Beautiful poem!

Denise
Seymour Tabin
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2 posted 01-22-2000 04:59 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Deb,
Wonderful poem enjoyed every word.
Deb Lynne
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since 08-19-99
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Where blue skies meet blue oce


3 posted 01-22-2000 05:05 PM       View Profile for Deb Lynne   Email Deb Lynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deb Lynne

Thank you guys! This one was written with real tears. Been three months since we've seen our babies & I hated to go behind his back & call, BUT, maybe time does heal some wounds. Or maybe, just maybe, God really does hear prayers.
Anne
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4 posted 01-22-2000 07:36 PM       View Profile for Anne   Email Anne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Anne

I know God heard your prayers!

And, besides that, if your prayers are anything like your poems, they ought to be psalms!
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5 posted 01-22-2000 09:55 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Oh Deb, you are sure in a hard place. I'm sorry for the pain to all involved. It's so hard to be the one in the middle. Your poem was lovely and quite sad. I hope it all works out. -SEA
Balladeer
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6 posted 01-22-2000 10:01 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Tough position to be in, Deb. I'd say you handled it very well. They're lucky you are there.
hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 01-23-2000 12:03 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

Not a good place to be at all  
HelmutB
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since 01-06-2000
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8 posted 01-26-2000 01:01 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

I went to see who was talking to me
I found you finally
Your poem so sad but written nice
Life certainly can throw some dies
I hope it all will be ok
and sorry I missed this poem....but not today

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

 
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