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If Id Have Never Loved (Inspired by JML's poem If I Had Never Loved...thanks)

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hoot_owl_rn
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If Id Have Never Loved

If I'd have never loved;
I'd have never seen the rainbow
through the clouds
or the way a mother
lovingly caresses her baby's face
as he looks to her in wonder.

If I'd have never loved;
oceans would not be as deep
nor skies so blue.
Memories would be missing something
and dreams
would have faded in the dust.

If I'd have never loved;
the wind would not sing to me
nor would the rain call my name.
The trees would not be adorned
in spender to bring light
to the dark of winter.

If I'd have never loved;
my heart would have turned to stone,
unpenetratable to all;
doors would remain forever closed;
and death would be a welcome reprieve.

If I'd have never loved;
I'd have never lived.




 Have you ever noticed
That the words...
"Goodbye"
"I'm sorry"
"I love you"
Are so easy to pronounce
...Yet so hard to say
~Javan
© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 02-03-2000 12:06 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Words of truth and wisdom! We can learn so much through the pain.....that in itself makes the pain valuable! Well done, Ruth!

Denise
Rex Allen McCoy
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If I'd have never loved ... I'd have never cared enough to become a poet
The thoughts of missing a read like this are most distressful

Rex
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PoeticKnight
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3 posted 02-03-2000 12:33 PM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

Very good Hoot Owl...you do me great honor by writing this because of my poem. And it is even better than mine.
Danny Holloway
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4 posted 02-03-2000 12:47 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

There are moments that mark our lives.  When
love comes calling is certainly one of those moements. To miss what love brings is so expertly revealed in this poem.
Possibly, the beauty of what love is about is best spoken by one who knew love, lost it, and searchs again, with better eyes and heart to recognize it's true face.
Thinking out loud!
Wonderful poem,
DH
hoot_owl_rn
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Denise...thank you and yes, so true

Rex...Loving and loving deeply is part of what makes us poets I believe.

JML...thanks for the inspiration at a time when I need all I can get.

Danny...nothing wrong with thinking outloud...it's when you start asking questions outloud and then answering yourself that people start looking at you a bit strangely   Thanks.
RainbowGirl
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6 posted 02-03-2000 07:34 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Hoot: Yikes, you mean I can only be seen by those that have loved, gosh, think of all the potential out there...*g*

HUSG

 The grape passes through the press to yield wine.
Your life must pass through the press of passion and pain to yield the wine of wisdom..

Andrew Scott
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Lady Hoot:  They say "love is blind," but without it we truly have no eyes.  Very nice work m'lady. I hope you are doing well these days. Peace.
Laurel
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8 posted 02-04-2000 12:42 PM       View Profile for Laurel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Laurel

Yes, what would life be without love. This is very pretty!
Elizabeth Santos
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Very beautiful thoughts and a very beautiful poem from a very beautiful poet
Liz
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