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Love's Opposite

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serenity blaze
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0 posted 02-12-2000 05:30 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for serenity blaze

I do not love you anymore.
I do not love you any less.
In fact, I wish you all the best.

Whatever it is
you've felt denied
I hope you find it--
multiplied.

I'll find it for you
if I can--
I'll help you,
because I understand.

I know I've not been here for you.
I know that you have feelings too.
(At least, I like to think you do...)

     And O my children,
     please don't ask,
     I never give directions...
     All I know is where I've been,
     never knowing where I stand...
     With that in mind,
     should blind lead blind,
     I'll offer then, suggestions....

I do not have it all together.
My heart is soft, not hewn of leather...
All I've ever known is US--
together.
And it's been bad
and sometimes great
but something's there--
we hesitate--
it makes us wish for something far...
and that's what makes it so damned hard.

Medicine?
I think too late.
The opposite of love?
Not hate.
The malady we have is this:
love's opposite--
indifference.
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Rex Allen McCoy
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1 posted 02-12-2000 10:03 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

Excellent poem ... and very true
some people still fool themselves into
thinking that the opposite is hate ... simply because they summarize their mixed emotions at the wrong time and lable love with a bad experience

Rex}<{{{{o>
Poet deVine
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2 posted 02-12-2000 11:48 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Very good! I like the format you used also..  
Tasi
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3 posted 02-12-2000 11:53 AM       View Profile for Tasi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tasi

Excellent way to sum it all up.
Tasi
Marge Tindal
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4 posted 02-12-2000 12:17 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

Serenity-
Feelings spread all over the page.
I like the way you formatted this.
Brings attention to your thoughts.
I pray I never have to look
indifference in the eyes.
~*Marge*~


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serenity blaze
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5 posted 02-12-2000 09:15 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Rex Allen--you have my eternal gratitude for
           all of the support you have given
           me during some especially trying
           times.

Poet deVine--your encouragement means so
           much to me, thank you.

Tasi--     thanks to you also for your
           kindness.

Marge--    How I wish we could get together
           over coffee...you are a very wise
           woman and I am always thrilled to
           receive a reply from you.

Thanks to everyone at Passions.  I so much want to become a better writer because of you
all.  Angels--that is what you are.
Nan
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6 posted 02-13-2000 01:48 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You're so very right... I see serenity in your words...
freckles
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7 posted 02-13-2000 01:56 PM       View Profile for freckles   Email freckles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for freckles

I enjoyed your poem.  The truth is sometimes hard to digest, but that's what beats in the heart of your poem.  I hope to read more of your work in the future.
spiked
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8 posted 02-14-2000 12:32 AM       View Profile for spiked   Email spiked   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for spiked

Indifference comes in many disguises.
The ability to know it is the true talent.
Hoping you never have to test your talents.

Rich

By the way great poem!
 
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