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I Say His Absence Leaves No Empty Space...

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kaleidoscope
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0 posted 01-30-2000 03:00 AM       View Profile for kaleidoscope   Email kaleidoscope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaleidoscope

I feel a sorrow deep within my soul
That burns inside like faint but steady pain;
Perhaps Iím broken, never to be whole
Until heís back to stay with us again.
- - -
Yet no, I see weíve both changed far too much
To ever go back where we were before -
I am alive - I laugh, I sing, I touch -
I love my life, my freedom more and more.
- - -
So, strong and glad I pass the aching by
And work to raise my children good and sweet;
They donít remember, theyíve no need to cry,
Our life together stays full and complete.
- - -
I say his absence leaves no empty space...
I say heís gone and didnít leave a trace...
Yet still I know that none could take his place,
And still, in crowds, I sometimes see his face. . .
- - -
(c) 1974 kaleidoscope



[This message has been edited by kaleidoscope (edited 01-30-2000).]
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Little_Spyro
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1 posted 01-30-2000 03:08 AM       View Profile for Little_Spyro   Email Little_Spyro   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Little_Spyro

This brings back memories of when my dad left...I felt devastated for a while, but I kinda got used to it after some time.

Beautiful poem!  

Little Spyro T. Dragon
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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2 posted 01-30-2000 03:11 AM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

This poem left me feeling sad for you ....I hope your life is filled with sunshine now - your words touched my heart........Roniece...
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Kaleidoscope-
Tender, yet strong ...
loving remembrance.
You wrote this 26 years ago?
How did it turn out?
Do you still see his face in a crowd ...
or across a 'crowded' room?
Or did he return to stand by your side?
Now, you've got me mystified.
~*Marge*~


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kaleidoscope
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You're very inquisitive, Marge. You tickle me! Well, I wrote this at a time of an early twenty's great rebellion.  Yes, he came back, and we started on a new platform, so to speak, and it has worked marvelously ever since.  Here we are, deeply in love, and he's 50 and I'm nearly there.  The babies have grown and gone, and we have been busy enjoying each other more than ever before.

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5 posted 01-30-2000 04:17 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

Inquisitive?  Who me?
I'd prefer INTRIGUED.
Well, at least you didn't call me nosey.

Just happy to know that things have
turned out okay.  
Did I say okay?
I meant GREAT !
Awwwwwwww! I'm so glad.
Sounds like love to me !
I think you write really nice things.
~*Marge*~



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6 posted 01-30-2000 04:42 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is wonderful! I love the meter too!

And I'm glad to hear of the happy ending!!
So nice when that happens!!

Denise
Pepper
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I'm sure this poem touches many..This
is very beautiful writing Kaleidoscope
and most gracefully expressed...
I'm also glad to hear of the happy
ending....'S'

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


  


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Martie
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Wonderful poem.  Seems like love has a better chance of survival when it grows from the strength you found inside yourself.
Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 01-30-2000 07:29 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I loved your poem, and I love the true ending to the story even better
Liz
Beri
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10 posted 01-30-2000 09:48 PM       View Profile for Beri   Email Beri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beri

This did bring back many memories for me too of both an absent mother and father, but it also brought a smile to my face to see how strong of a person you are.  And I'm happy to read also that you guys gave it another go and things are going great!  Good for you.  I did love this piece...it was so well written!  

 If you love something, set it free, if it comes back to you, its meant to be...

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11 posted 01-30-2000 10:35 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Kaleidoscope, your words are so touching......at first I felt so sad, then reading your comments to Marge, I felt very happy for you! So glad to hear the happy ending.   -SEA
 
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