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Book Of Regrets

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hoot_owl_rn
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(Bare with this one...it's definately a bit different)

Book Of Regrets

A book of leather on my table lays
Its cover aged and worn beyond repairs
The yellowed pages bare the mark of tears
Its print is faded, though your memíry stays

I leaf the fragile pages one by one
Discovering old secrets hid from view
Within each word my thoughts turn back to you
And all the things I should have said and done

A single teardrop falls from my blue eye
As now, I read the words you wrote that day
Though many years have passed, I still ask why
My love, you felt you had to go away
And so, I search as every day goes by
In this, the book, where all my answers lay



 At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato
© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Lucie
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1 posted 01-23-2000 10:31 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Oh Hoot! I like this one. It reminds me of when I found my mother's diary after she died. That's where I first saw my father's name enter into my mother's life.  
Seymour Tabin
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Hoot,
Very nice, Good words, good thoughts, good poem. *L* Sy
Martie
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I have a book like this myself, Ruth, full of memories that make me question why.  You did a good job with this!
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4 posted 01-23-2000 02:47 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Hoot......this is so touching. I enjoyed reading this very much.   -SEA
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This is beautiful, Ruth! The melody it sings is haunting....

Denise
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Ah regrets...the teachers of good character.  Your poem is lovely, portraying hindsight with 20/20 vision.  However, we must learn from the past to form a better to- day and tomorrow to see a better past next year.   Never get bogged down in the sea of regrets.  No one can undo the past.
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7 posted 01-23-2000 04:36 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

Each heart has pages
writ with regrets.
Loves forgotten,
but not quite yet.

The nicest memory of all
is one that still causes
a tear to fall.
It shows our hearts
that something worth
crying over ...
is something
worth remembering.

It shows that all in
life we bear ...
can be reduced
to just a tear.


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Echo Rhayne
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8 posted 01-23-2000 06:11 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Ruth this was absolutely wonderful!

 ~*~ ^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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Lovely....very much so...and I don't know if this is of a real event.  But the pain of the past has made virtues today....and it is those things that make you who you are....and that is who I love  

 
I don't buy temporary insanity as they murder defense. Because
people kill people. That's and animal instinct. I think breaking
into someone's home and ironing all their clothes is temporary
insanity.


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excellent writing, Ruth, but some books should remain closed....unless remembered regrets can prevent future mistakes.
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Very ineteresting...and very satifying
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I read each line and thought I knew
What this poem had all to do
The word regrets just made me guess
Something here was perhaps a mess
You know a poem in which I wrote
A story of regregts I told
Be gentle with your self I say
Life has so many regrets layed your way
We can only be what we are
In poerty you are my superstar
One thing I will never there regret
And this is the day I said hello to you here on the net


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



[This message has been edited by HelmutB (edited 01-24-2000).]
Dark Angel
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Ruth, very beautiful and very touching!! loved it !  

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


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Ruth , this is wonderful Such a beutiful poem  
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Ruth , this is wonderful Such a beautiful poem  
hoot_owl_rn
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Thanks everyone, I wasn't sure of how this would go over with it's odd rhyme scheme...thanks for all your kind replies and wise words  
Parker
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Ruth, very touching and sad. It reminds me of a poem I posted a few weeks back,
"Promises and Paper Chains" similar feelings,
I very much know how you feel.

Parker
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Bare with you?  Bare with you?  Sometimes I can barely contain myself over your work!  Superb!

 Sunshine
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