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Farewell For Now

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0 posted 02-06-2000 04:11 AM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Astraea

Farewell for Now

There's been a tiny flame inside
It grows with embers brought to life
What could it be?
That makes me wonder so?
Disheartened, angry, yet reassured all the same
The feelings brought up cannot be concieved
By any other time
And yet...why is it I may have to leave?

Some people here can be so cruel and aloof at times
Others, warm and welcoming
The people are friends I've never seen
From all points across the world
The fire's cunsuming everything
It isn't always gentle
It may not always be safe
But I cannot help but let go sometimes
For that warmth I feel for that moment

Here and there, I'm dancing back and forth
Between hate, love, despair
And sometimes it hurts so much
To get closer to the fire
Only to remember that so little of the warmth
Would ever be there for me
For I'm always alone since my past

I may be here sometimes
Others, I'm gone for weeks at a time
And I wonder why it hurts so much
When I return and no one notices the difference
From some people here

I've been up always when I read all the beautiful flames or icicles
There can be no more prettier place than this haven I found
With all the words that aren't just so
But living art that can touch places inside never before touched
And sometimes make me cry
When I think of everything gained and lost in that few times
That people did notice

I'm tired of jumping back and forth
Racing from people who only wish to hurt
Leaping away when my heart aches at getting close
And always running from a past I cannot forgive
But I've grown up from seeing all the warmth, the fire, here
So that I will no longer accept what I've escaped from before

I'll be away for now, I may be back again to visit and retain some sanity
That all your friendships interconnecting remind me of my own
But I'll miss you so and wonder still if you'll notice
That the star maiden has flown away to heal
When will I ever be able to pick up pen and paper
And write words that seem so dull now in the pain I know
I cannot say
But I'll continue to admire, read and dream
Of all the beauty I see here

One thing, of that I'm sure, is the fire I know that will burn here still
For through all the rain to put out its glow
It shall endure still
Because one thing that may never die
Is our Passion

Until then, when I'm sure of my heart again,
I'll be away, shadowing the art here
Reminding you of the loveliness I can see
Au revoir, mes amies
Farewell for now

I love you all.

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

"Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things."

[This message has been edited by Astraea (edited 02-06-2000).]
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Poet deVine
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1 posted 02-06-2000 08:12 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Beautiful poem! I understand you need to back away and 'regroup'. I hope you continue to write and grow and that you will come back as soon as you can. The friendships offered here span age groups, continents and poetry style. Will you be missed? Yes. When one star in the Passions sky is gone, the night is darker. Take care. Keep in touch! Let me know if you need anything.    
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
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Glen Hope, PA USA

2 posted 02-06-2000 10:09 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

We'll miss you...please hurry back  
Rex Allen McCoy
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since 01-30-2000
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Sippin a Timmy's in London

3 posted 02-06-2000 10:32 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

That was a beautiful farewell Astraea ... or in my case ...
a beautiful hello
~ Don't stay away long ~
There are new members all the time who should not be deprived of the poetic justice that you have displayed here for all to see

and while your gone ... please carry one of these ...   ... with you

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since 08-22-99
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4 posted 02-06-2000 04:19 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Please don't stay away too long, Astraea! I understand that sometimes we just need to regroup and gain a fresh perspective. I wish you well. I'll miss you while you are away!

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