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For Love Of A Mentor

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Gemini
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0 posted 02-07-2000 11:20 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Gemini

My husband will say he's worked hard, been faithful and true.
But if thats all there is then why did I fall in love with you?
Never felt I needed a man to define my happiness.
And felt much more lonely in wedded bliss,
then I ever felt alone in loneliness.
Never was looking for you, could've dealt with marriage, the numbness.
There you were, first in reality, then in my dream.
Smiling the most honest smile and truthful eyes I've ever seen.
Your gentleman qualities far too pristine.
You captured my soul with your stories of nature and lore.
Time with you was never enough, I always wanted more.
Your stories took me to places I never knew.
No one touched my heart the way you do.
I found myself looking at you - differently.
Your love of life, your confidence, your gaiety.
You took me to places I wasn't sure I wanted to go.
And for an afternoon with you I would've sold my soul.
Never knew what I was missing until I found,
all of my emotions turned upside down.
Though there never was an affair.
I could've easily wanted one to be there.
You might say I left before anything "happened"
But something did, I fell in love with my mentor, my friend.
Now I grieve your loss every day.
Equal to that of when God took my father away.
Though you may be absent from me.
You will always hold a special place in my memory.
So now here it is, my tribute to you,
To raise my son with all of your virtues.
I hope some day he will walk the path that you once tread.
And lead the standards and quality in life you led.
That he will respect people and nature as you do.
That he will find kindness and truth to be his virtue.

© Copyright 2000 June Schultz - All Rights Reserved
Mike
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1 posted 02-08-2000 12:05 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Well written... enjoyed your poem.
Gemini
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2 posted 02-08-2000 12:13 AM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Mike...Thank you.
Poet deVine
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3 posted 02-08-2000 12:16 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

My...this is so touching..so true to life.. I love it...wonderful....we need to be grateful that someone comes into our life like this...I'm glad you had him in yours.
Echo Rhayne
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4 posted 02-08-2000 11:30 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

so very well said

 Just be glad I'm not your child! *evil grin*

Gemini
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5 posted 02-08-2000 07:45 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Thank you Poet de Vine, I'm honoured that you read it and liked it.  I think I am finally ready to accept what has been happening in my life and be thankful for what little time I had with him.  He was special. Marge gave me some inspiration with one of her last poems about loving, if even for a short time, it was worth it.
Thank you Echo Rhayne.
 
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