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The Inscription

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hoot_owl_rn
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The Inscription

I carved your name,
in a heart,
with the words
"I love you"
in the rough bark of a tree.

The days passed,
spring turned to summer,
summer to fall,
fall to winter,
winter to spring,
one year led on to another,
and yet the letters remained.
The trees bark wrapped them lovingly;
dark moss blanketed the groves;
the sun faded the letters;
but still, they endured.

Oh, how that inscription
weathered the storms...
I wish I could say the same
for our love.



 I can live with the idea
That we are merely actors
Playing a part
But I do wish
Whoever is writing my script
Would learn to use
A few more Happy Endings
~Javan
© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
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It is strange isn't it, the lasting symbols that inanimate objects can hold.  The muse has found you I see.  Great poem!
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Again, you touch us with soulful thoughts.
This one is lasting!
DH
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3 posted 01-28-2000 03:28 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very lovely, Ruth. Sad yet beautiful!    
Mike
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Well done.  Splended effort.
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Excellent thought placed on paper, Ruth. The chiseled always outlasts the chiseler.  
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hoot owl, your last lines forced a heartfelt "ouch, that hurts" from me.  (And so did Balladeer's last comment, in another way!)
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7 posted 01-28-2000 05:25 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Ruth, this is simply beautiful, very sad and heart wrenching, especially the last 4 lines.
*hugs* my friend.

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


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Love is indeed a fragile thing, Ruth... Nicely done, of course..
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My dear Hoot....... As always you touch the softest part of my heart and melt it completely. Your words are always so beautiful. I hope to write as wonderful as you someday......I'm a long ways off yet....but still I hope.......   -SEA
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Ruth this was excellent as I find all your work to be that way!  I wish it could stay as long as it does on the tree too!  Sometimes if they could be like the tree, shade you and cover you and never fight with you or decieve you or hurt you!  Wouldn't it be nice...but ya know...they could say the same thing bout us too... =o)  Excellent work my friend!
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11 posted 01-29-2000 02:17 AM       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

Hoot-
I smile with tender remembering at this.

In the trunk of a grapefruit tree
one heart
two names
growing deeper each year

On a sycamore
one heart
two names
exfoliating bark
removed all traces
of the inscription of love

Fabulous memories invoked.
Thank you.
~*Marge*~



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Elizabeth Santos
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Sometimes a lost love is also etched into the heart for many years
Lovely poem
Liz
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Sad the way live sometimes unfold'
From time to time we losing our hold
Well written but so sad within the heart
The heart that carries the name of two
But remember this, he loved you too.

A nice poem but so darn sad I'm caused a tear to flow.
Hugs and Love, always




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Stunning Ruth...
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Thank you everyone...you're a special group of people
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