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A Ballad True

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kaleidoscope
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0 posted 01-26-2000 12:55 AM       View Profile for kaleidoscope   Email kaleidoscope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaleidoscope

Thirty-one years ago today
I trembled up the aisle;
Much too young to withstand your force;
But you only stayed a while.

I held such caustic feelings in
Too many rugged years.
Chafing ate me away inside,
The nights were filled with tears.

You never did return to us.
You left our babies small.
- - -
- - -
The phone rang thirteen years beyond,
And I forgave it all.

Your mother said that you’d been shot,
Driving your taxi cab.
And our teenage children saw you first
In your coffin dark and drab.

I have a loving marriage bright;
The bitter past is gone.
But sometimes in the dead of night,
That sadness lingers on.
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WolfsMate
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since 01-14-2000
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1 posted 01-26-2000 03:05 AM       View Profile for WolfsMate   Email WolfsMate   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WolfsMate

So sad!
HelmutB
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2 posted 01-26-2000 02:53 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Welcome to passions, your poetry so sad but yet it carries and important message.
You have to forgive to carry on. Sometimes we have to forgive our selfs frist so we can forgive others. You did well.
Well done Kaleidoscope
Anne
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3 posted 01-26-2000 03:01 PM       View Profile for Anne   Email Anne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Anne

Such a sad poem!--but I'm it ended with forgiveness and resolution.  Nice work!
Nan
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4 posted 01-26-2000 03:55 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Your work has a way of touching upon feelings long since buried and hidden... Nice work kaleidoscope... and welcome to Passions. We all look forward to reading  more of your work.. Check your email for something special..
Severn
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5 posted 01-26-2000 04:43 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Oh. This IS so sad...welcome to Passions, where you will find lots of hugs here.

K

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life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
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6 posted 01-26-2000 04:50 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Very sad... very well done!! Welcome to Passions.
lucky
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kaleidoscope

Your poetry touches feelings long since hidden, very emotional. Nice work, welcome to Passions. I look forward to reading heart felt poetry like this. I like it... it's so sad.

lucky
hoot_owl_rn
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This is a very sad and touching poem   but none the less, well written. Welcome to passions  
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