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Sixteen Hundred Miles (For David)

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hoot_owl_rn
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Sixteen Hundred Miles

Sixteen Hundred miles away,
and my battered heart beats
in tune with yours
and bleeds out your grief
as you cry.

I reach through miles
of red and green colored wires
to touch you
with my words
as my hands ache
for the touch of your skin.

I reach to stroke your face,
that stares back at me,
and my fingers are met
with the coldness of the screen
instead of the warmth of your flesh.

Sixteen Hundred miles,
and my breath halts
at the sight of your name
and quickens
when I hear your voice.

Spans of black highways,
mountains, valleys and rivers
lay between you and I;
their attempt to separate these two hearts
futile,
as I close my eyes
to feel you near.


David,
One day, these miles between us will all disappear.
I love you,
Ruth


© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Marilyn
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1 posted 01-31-2000 10:04 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Ruth...I am very glad that you two have worked some of this out. I hate to sit here on the side lines and see my friend hurt and confused. I am always here if and when you need me. ((hug))
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2 posted 01-31-2000 10:22 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful and touching, Ruth. Very lovely, as always!

Denise
Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 01-31-2000 10:35 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I feel as though I'm reading someone's mail before he does, but Hoot, this is beautiful, your description of the distance between you. My heart aches for you
LIz
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4 posted 01-31-2000 10:51 AM       View Profile for dovesongs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dovesongs

Ruth, as one who has been there, I will only say...Hang in there.  I eventually married my guy and two years later am still happy.  Your poem is very touching and beautifully written.  It describes the feeling of distance to the T.  

 
hoot_owl_rn
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dovesongs...thanks for the possitve story. I hope we are as fortunate as you and yours  

Liz...thank you, but I feel him so close at times

Marilyn....we both know that dear, thanks  

Denise...thank you  
Martie
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I am so happy to see these loving words expressed again Ruth and wish only the best and most beautiful for your heart.  Hugs.
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7 posted 01-31-2000 05:08 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Ruth, I know few women who have so much love to give and express it so well. Beautiful.
Dark Angel
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8 posted 01-31-2000 05:19 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Ruth this is beautiful my friend, I too am happy to see your loving words expressed again!!! *hugs*  

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


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9 posted 01-31-2000 05:25 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Excellent hoot... just excellent...  
Munda
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10 posted 01-31-2000 06:34 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Ruth, I'm so happy your words make me sigh again...sigh...hugs.   Beautiful poem Ruth !
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11 posted 01-31-2000 07:10 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

Ruth-
I know this will warm David's night ...
it did mine.
Just *sighing* all over the place.
*sigh*
~*Marge*~


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12 posted 01-31-2000 07:58 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Ruth, Hugs to you, I know how hard this is for you. I could feel your heart through this poem as I am sure David will also. You really have such talent that I enjoy so much, and I will continue praying for everything to work out.
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Ruth,

This is warming as is your every word you speak to me.  You know I am so confused and I don't know what to do.  I am just dealing.  Thank you for being by me and your love.  I love you too.  You know I do.  Your beautiful
G. A. Webb
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14 posted 01-31-2000 09:47 PM       View Profile for G. A. Webb   Email G. A. Webb   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for G. A. Webb

Wow, this is cool! I couldn't have said it better myself. That's got to be tough. I have a friend who has a 3,500 mile gap. I don't know if I could do that. But like they say, love concurs all. Good luck Ruth, well done.

 Regret not that which you have done,
Rather that which you haven't

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