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If I Were To Die

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Michael
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0 posted 02-12-2000 12:55 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

IF I WERE TO DIE

If I were to die today,
It wouldn't be with grief or strife.
For in every possible way,
You gave meaning to my life.

I'd die with peace in heart,
Knowing that it was true,
All love in me did start
The day that I met you.

I would know that I had given
They very best I could,
And though I might die unforgiven,
My intentions truly were good.

I would know I said "I love you",
Every chance - that you might see,
My feelings, knowing them true,
The day you couldn't hear them from me.

I'd take with me the joy
That we shared within our rhyme.
All this soul could ‘er employ
Across the channels of Time.

Yes, if I were to die today,
No regret would I be showing,
Except the words you would not say
That left to me die not knowing.


Michael Anderson




[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 02-12-2000).]
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Wizzard
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1 posted 02-12-2000 01:00 PM       View Profile for Wizzard   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wizzard

Nice Job Michael.
Im having a hard time figuring out if all is well or not so well...
I know it`s none of my business but I was hoping to see an explosion of sort in your writing today..Showing that all went well.
Thank`s for sharing Michael..I hope all is ok.  

 Today is the first day of the rest of my life.


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Mistikman
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2 posted 02-12-2000 01:13 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

This is a wonderful piece Michael, and so sad   I am truly sorry for the situation you are in.

 I am not a poet, I am merely one who speaks in emotion

Chris Goodman
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3 posted 02-12-2000 01:19 PM       View Profile for Chris Goodman   Email Chris Goodman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Chris Goodman

Michael,

Thanks for pouring your heart out.  I think sometimes we all have to stop & look at the things we already have in life & not try so hard to find the things we do not have.  Life is not long, but short and death is something as personal as being born.

Chris

 Blue Moon


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Poet deVine
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4 posted 02-12-2000 01:19 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

It's hard to put into words, the way this poem makes me feel..and it makes me feel so much.... you speak for thousands of people who've been in this situation..as you speak so eloquently for your own private pain. Thank you for sharing this with us.  Heal...
Tasi
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5 posted 02-12-2000 01:28 PM       View Profile for Tasi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tasi

Michael, each piece you write leaves me feeling a bit greatful..for everything I have and the fact that you share with us.
you are an inspiration
Tasi
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6 posted 02-12-2000 01:32 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Micheal, this is a wonderful poem, I wanted to send something to you directly but could not get the email linke to kick off. Can you email me so I might send back to the correct address. My email is in my profile.

Parker
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7 posted 02-12-2000 01:44 PM       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

Michael...again your words speak so sadly.  But you have known love, some are never that fortunate.
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8 posted 02-12-2000 01:53 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

Michael-
Feeling your pain.
Understanding your need to write about it.
Hoping and praying for better days to come.
Reflect in having known love
for even a moment as some are
not that fortunate.
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~


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Local Rebel
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9 posted 02-12-2000 02:42 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

I can't say that I fully understand this particualar phenomenon, but, as one who has lost love -- I could relate to several elements of this poem.

When you've done all you can do -- what do you do next?

Best wishes man.

 Hate is a dead thing. Who of you would be a tomb? -Kahlil Gibran
Michael
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10 posted 02-12-2000 08:32 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wizzaed,
I was hoping too myself.  Gen's not in the best situation for keeping lines of communication open between us right now.  When she's not posting, I'm always left wondering is all.  I think everyone's under the impression all is over between us but those words have not been spoken between us.  It's the "not knowing" anything this whole time that has been so hard hard on me.  We have had our problems, as most couples will, but I think they can be overcome with a little effort from both sides.

Chris & Tasi,
One should always count their blessings.  I saw many severe cases of "have nots" in Mexico and Honduras which make me truly appreciate all I had to come home to, I am very grateful.

Mistikman,
Thank you for your understanding.

Haleyja,
Dropping you a line shortly.  Thanx.

PdV,
Your words mean alot to me.  But you of all people know how hard I either try to place myself in someone else's shoes when I write or drag them into mine...LOL  I hope I am speaking for many here - or atleast reaching many.

hoot_owl & Marge,
To have known love such as I have, truly there is no greater beauty this life could hold for me.  I will always reflect on that.

Local Rebel,
I can't say I understand everything that has happened, or "not" happened, either.  Everyone should remember you all have only heard my sniffling and babbling...LOL  Gen will have something to add soon I'm sure to clear all this up for everyone I hope, lest I be babbling on forever.  What's next?  *Sighs* and waiting I suppose.


michael

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WhtDove
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11 posted 02-13-2000 12:32 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Geesh, nothing like sitting on the edge of your chair ya know? Waiting and wondering.
Very fortunate to know the love you have in Gen!

 <*\\\><

When you can't make up your mind
Which way is right for you,
Stop and softly ask yourself,
What Would Jesus Do?
Corazon
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12 posted 02-14-2000 10:57 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

great poem, lots of emotions displayed...and yes the "not knowing" is the hardest
Corinne
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13 posted 02-14-2000 11:43 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

A loving, tender tribute, Michael, I hope this person appreciates you.


Corinne
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14 posted 02-14-2000 02:32 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

ARRRRGH!!

More depression is NOT what I needed on this day!  

Michael, I hope that things get brighter for you soon -- your poetry is simply too good not to read, but reading it is making me suicidal!    Write something upbeat, silly, dark, anything!  PLEASE!!  

All is not lost so long as you are still breathing ...

--Kess


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

 
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