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You Can't Break This Tender Heart

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 02-06-2000 01:17 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

You Can't Break This Tender Heart

I've been deceived by many
I've been abused by few
And kicked around by ignorance
And people that I knew

I've started over several times
And lost at many games
I've had a lot of friends before
And never knew their names

I've fought in weary battles
I've gone against the grain
I've climbed a steep and narrow path
In wind and mud and rain

My nerves were spent in anguish
My heartbeat spent in fear
My spirit's void of suffering
My eyes are dry of tear

I've built a shield of armor
Around this heart of mine
Made of life's misfortunes
And love I left behind

So you may come into my life
But please make no mistake
This delicate, tender, fragile heart
Is impossible to break

So please don't fall in love with me
Or speak words that are true
Or you'll disarm this tender heart
For I'm in love with you

Elizabeth Santos


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 02-06-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
catwomen
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1 posted 02-06-2000 01:40 AM       View Profile for catwomen   Email catwomen   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for catwomen

Truely a beautiful poem.  Sends shivers down my spine.
Rex Allen McCoy
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2 posted 02-06-2000 08:20 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

WOW!
Elizabeth!
I read this over and over
beautifully written

Rex}<{{{{o>
kaile
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3 posted 02-06-2000 08:26 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

i liked this poem....initially found it to be disturbing...isn't it sad that sometimes we shelter ourselves in our own safe havens and grow suspicious of human nature....?

but when i came to the ending--the speaker possessed a glimmer of hope cos she(Is the speaker a "she"?),that made me like the poem even more...don't we like happy endings")
kaile
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4 posted 02-06-2000 08:28 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

sorry i left out some words

cos she's in love....
hoot_owl_rn
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Wonderful poem Liz...it's hard to let down your gaurd again after being hurt, but if were lucky, we'll find the right one...I know you have  
Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 02-06-2000 12:02 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

catwoman and Rex, Thank you

Kaile, it shouldn't be disturbing, It's only that experience teaches, and sometimes we're too trusting with those who can't be trusted.

Hoot, You know what I mean

Liz
Martie
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7 posted 02-06-2000 02:36 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

A fragile heart and a tender hand
this love will stand.

Sigh! Lovely, Liz.
jascanvey
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8 posted 02-06-2000 02:44 PM       View Profile for jascanvey   Email jascanvey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jascanvey

This is so lovely Liz, made my heart melt.
*sigh*
~ViXeN~
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its beautiful! =)!
im speechless! great job!
Denise
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Experience is the only thing that teaches us! Beautiful poem, Elizabeth!

Denise
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 02-06-2000 05:11 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you all for your kind resposes. I appreciate each and every one
Liz
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12 posted 02-07-2000 11:19 PM       View Profile for Majestic   Email Majestic   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Majestic

I just love a happy ending...lol
simply beautiful....Romantic poetry at its finest....loved it..

 "To live is to love; To truly LOVE is to live!" ~kg~


Elizabeth
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13 posted 06-18-2000 12:10 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I missed this one...*bump*

Elizabeth


I'm grabbing my hat and coat
I'm leaving the cat a note
Quick call me a ferry boat-getting out of town!


Irish Rose
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14 posted 01-21-2002 04:39 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

Oh, my word, Liz, oh this meant so much to me.
You are a treasure, thank you for your words!

Kathleen--(Kay)
A true friend does not love you for who you are, but in spite of who you are." -- Caroline Tran

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understanding this
 
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