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Tears Of Resignation (Challenge from Balladeer)

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Isis
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0 posted 01-22-2000 06:42 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

She sits lonely on her park bench,
Feeding the birds some bread,
Today her tears are falling,
And she has the familiar ache in her head.

Her birds are her only friends,
Her husband is gone, her children grown,
They all have lives of their own now,
She cries as she remembers the love she'd known.

Love of other gentleman,
Perhaps she should have tried it with one,
For her life with her husband,
Helped her come undone.

The children are gone,
Only an occasional phone call,
She has no one who cares,
No one to help her if she falls.

She cries for love lost,
She cries with the pain of being alone,
She cries for so many possibilities,
At the time she didn't condone.

The bread is all gone now,
The birds they too leave her side,
She cries harder then,
Now she has no pride.

Passers by look on confusingly,
They are concerned but don't want to interfere,
She could be a mental or fruitcake,
Let's leave her alone and get out of here.

Don't think badly of the lady,
She is harmless enough,
She could be you
If the going gets rough.

I'll tell you a little secret though,
I have glimpsed into the future,
And the sad lonley little old lady,
She appears to be me.




 Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.
~Isis~
(Sovereign of the Spirit)



[This message has been edited by Isis (edited 01-22-2000).]
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Balladeer
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1 posted 01-22-2000 06:49 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Can't be you, Isis. You'll never be for the birds. This is a personal challenge well met, my friend  
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2 posted 01-22-2000 07:00 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

This is so touching. If you really feel this is where you will be, find a new road now and  you will be somewhere else. Hopefully a happier somewhere else.   -SEA
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3 posted 01-22-2000 07:09 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

Isis-

The sentimental softie in me just loved this.
I've seen many ~alone in a crowd~.
I've personally taken the time to
replenish their bread crumbs.
Thank you for a tender reminder of deeds that cost us nothing ... compassion for others has fed many a lonely little bird.
~*Marge*~


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Munda
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4 posted 01-22-2000 07:13 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Wonderful poem Isis, but sorry girl, that can't be you, as all of us from Passions will be sitting next to you.  
Isis
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5 posted 01-22-2000 08:13 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks everyone!!  I couldn't find an ending for it is all, so I made her me!!  I'd die a thousand deaths before settling for a life like that!!!!!!  

 Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.
~Isis~
(Sovereign of the Spirit)

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6 posted 01-22-2000 09:01 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very sad story, Isis  

Denise
Isis
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7 posted 01-22-2000 09:07 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks Denise it is, I'm not happy with the closure but it'll do  

 Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.
~Isis~
(Sovereign of the Spirit)

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8 posted 01-22-2000 09:11 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

It is a sad story and a wonderful read.....great poem Isis

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


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9 posted 01-22-2000 09:31 PM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Isis,

  As I read this, its poinancy struck me only after a few lines. My mother-in-law whom I love dearly just lost her husband to a nursing home and her being their all alone. So by time I had gotten to the end... it did take me by sur-prize I had already inserted "mom or mother" so I think it's a good ending as it leaves it to one's own mind.

lucky

 
Isis
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Thanks Pepper  
Thanks also Lucky, that is quite a compliment I feel better about the poem now.
Do me a favour Lucky?  Don't let your poor Mom In Law be too lonely.  Even if the relationship was difficult, she needs you all now.  

 Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.
~Isis~
(Sovereign of the Spirit)

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11 posted 01-22-2000 10:16 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Isis this is really sad! May it make us all stop and think of our future and if were not headed in the right direction, stop and make something of it! Thanks, well done!

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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.

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Isis
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Thanks WhtDove  

 Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.
~Isis~
(Sovereign of the Spirit)

Grandma Jo
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Sure hope it is not you that you see there. Sad way to end a life. Liked the piece though  
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14 posted 01-23-2000 12:02 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

Would we all be so lucky to see ourselves in the future...we'd certainly make some changes for the better  
Isis
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15 posted 01-23-2000 05:52 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks Grandma Jo and Hoot Owl.  I know if I could really see the future there'd be heaps I'd have done differently to set a different course  

 Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.
~Isis~
(Sovereign of the Spirit)

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