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Reaping and Weeping

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John Yaws
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0 posted 01-23-2000 05:48 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

As I sit and gaze into the clouded mirror
Hanging somewhere in the recess of my mind.
How I wish that I could see your image clearer-
Just a glimpse of love which I have left behind.

Oh, the vision, dear, is indistinct and hazy-
Perhaps because itís viewed through scalding tears,
And the people whom we knew all say Iím crazy,
But it seems the hurt grows deeper with the years.

Who gets the blame? I guess Iíll have to take it-
I knew it could not work right from the start.
In spite of love, I knew weíd never make it-
That more than miles were keeping us apart.

I just wanted you to know one thing for certain-
In the pain and loneliness, you arenít alone.
I too, at night, lie in the darkness hurtiní
But I guess weíre only reaping what weíve sown.


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Denise
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1 posted 01-23-2000 06:00 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Truly heartbreaking........
Excellenty written, of course!

Denise
JamesMichael
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2 posted 01-23-2000 10:47 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I can sure relate to this gunslinger.  I'm not sure which is harder, to accept fate and realize the relationship is not right and try to let go and go on with your life in misery or to keep trying to hold it together, your claws still stuck deep within the other, so desperately holding on and not wanting to let go, yet living in misery.  Seems to me the misery will pass sooner if we let go sooner.  Take care.... James
Meadowmuse
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3 posted 01-23-2000 10:57 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Gunslinger, when I first saw the title, I read it as "Reading and Weeping," so natur'ly I figgered it was one o' them thar poker playin' poems. Come t'find out 'tweren't. (Although the luck o' the draw might could have a little somethin' to do with it, ya think...?)
Excellent sad work, well thunk up and delivered.

Dear LadyClaire

Echo Rhayne
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4 posted 01-24-2000 01:51 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

John, WoW, heartbraking, yet exquisite!  You said so much so very well!

 Just be glad I'm not your child! *evil grin*

One Who Understands
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5 posted 01-24-2000 01:55 AM       View Profile for One Who Understands   Email One Who Understands   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for One Who Understands

How sweet of you to create such a heart-breaking poem.  God bless
hoot_owl_rn
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So sad  
 
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