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The Curtain

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HelmutB
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0 posted 01-30-2000 06:47 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

The Curtain

You saw the curtain, you made it fall.
You tore it down, now see it all.
The cover I was hiding under.
Fell fast, without a thunder.
You saw how empty it is behind.
Why Iím so quiet, and never can unwind.
Iím now open, like a book to you.
Here I am, an old, worn out, empty shoe.
TearsÖI canít cry anymore.
A stranger landed on your shore.
The life I lived and left behind.
Was once so rich, one of a kind.
Lonely, I stand before thee now.
Over is my picturesque show.
Silently crying without a clue.
Now you know why I feel so close to you.

I left a live that was not mine.
Couldnít drown it with bargain wine.
Still, ..Iím searching to this day.
But there is nothing more that I can say.
There is nothing left for me to do.
Now you know why I feel so close to you.

At times I feel I have died inside
The doors I shut will never open wide
Some say that Iím that kind a guy
Who always lends a hand, never asking why?
Well the mask I wore has fallen for you
Now Iím standing there not knowing what to do
Tears I cried, well the have dried.
..long long time ago.
My life passes by, but even so.
Now you know why I feel so close to you.



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


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1 posted 01-30-2000 06:54 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

Helmut-
Your words reach in and
tug at my heartstrings.
'Now you know why I feel so close to you.'
Love ~*Marge*~


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2 posted 01-30-2000 06:59 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Oh, Helmut, this is absolutely wonderful! So touching and lovely!!

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3 posted 01-30-2000 08:02 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Helmut, you show a lot of emotion in this poem. Well done.

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4 posted 01-30-2000 08:42 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

A likening to an old empty shoe
and a curtained, hidden heart
speaks deeply of the person who
found the words to create this verse
of lovely, aching art.

Thank you, Helmut, for sharing this. The way in which you've expressed vulnerability here is exceptional.


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5 posted 01-30-2000 09:26 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

You've expressed yourself well with this piece dear friend...this person should be lucky to have you!!

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Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 01-30-2000 10:16 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

After coming from there to here, there's always a hollowness inside that can't be filled, unless you have a love to fill it.
I think I know what you're talking about.
Liked the poem
Liz
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