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Usurping Bits Of Me

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January Flowers
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since 02-01-2000
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0 posted 02-14-2000 11:26 AM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for January Flowers

Impishly you gather the pieces,
sequestering them to a far off land,
stealing from my heart as it unleashes
a trusting, moral love on command.

Attracted to that which you do not possess
from the heirlooms of family branches,
you greedily seek out a soul to undress,
not considering harmful circumstances.

Throbbing, aching ~ this need within you,
only bettering yourself second-hand.
The prey I became without knowing untrue
were the motives behind your demands.

Two thousand twenty-one days into this mess
do I finally have strength to break free
and have courage enough to sadly confess ~
"I'm just a shell of my used-to-be".

Empty and cold in this hollow self, am I,
without all the pieces which once made me whole.
But I'm fighting and learning that you cannot deny
me the pieces you selfishly stole.

So journey, do I, to this far off place
as collector of things once familiar.
In your presence I'll retrieve bits of me, and erase
memories of you, my venomous swindler.

© Copyright 2000 Sherry Lampack - All Rights Reserved
Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 02-14-2000 11:33 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

January,
Well done enjoyed the read.
Corinne
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2 posted 02-14-2000 11:39 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Such courage does not come easily
it comes at a very dear price,
but I applaud your strength and hope,
although simple words won't suffice.

All those shards scattered here and there,
I gather you feel you must re-collect,
were always there lost inside of you,
so rebuild with love and resurrect.

Corinne
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 02-14-2000 12:04 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

This is a very powerful piece and one which I can relate to very easily....I sometimes wonder if we ever find all those pieces lost in the shuffle....yes, we can rebuild our lives, but are we ever the same? I'm not sure, but I do like this poem  
JamesMichael
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4 posted 02-14-2000 05:10 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

"You cannot deny me the pieces you selfishly stole".  Very lovely and powerful.  A journey to reclaim your destiny.   James
January Flowers
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5 posted 02-16-2000 09:21 PM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for January Flowers

Seymour:
Thank you very much!

Corinne:
Your words are so very wise.  It does take a lot of courage to "take back" an identity, even if it was with you all the while.  Thanks for your poetic reply.


Hoot Owl:
Too common a problem, this is, don't you agree?  Glad you liked the poem.

James:
"Powerful".  One can receive no greater compliment on poetry.  Thanks!
Breathe~
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6 posted 02-16-2000 09:29 PM       View Profile for Breathe~   Email Breathe~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Breathe~

~Throbbing, aching ~ this need within you,
only bettering yourself second-hand.~

~So journey, do I, to this far off place
as collector of things once familiar.
In your presence I'll retrieve bits of me, and erase
memories of you, my venomous swindler.~

These are my favorite lines...though I could go on and on...

Marvelous piece January Flowers!



 Freedom of expression is the watch word...

Denise
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7 posted 02-16-2000 10:07 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

WOW! I, too, can relate to this! You have stated it so wonderfully!  

Denise
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8 posted 02-16-2000 10:15 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Whew! There is definitely power and determination in this piece. Good for you!! I wish you the best.  
Betty Gravitt
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9 posted 02-16-2000 10:48 PM       View Profile for Betty Gravitt   Email Betty Gravitt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Betty Gravitt

January... I love this. Plese lend me some of that courage.

 B Gravitt

January Flowers
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10 posted 02-17-2000 09:11 AM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for January Flowers

Thanks a bunch for the comments on this piece.
With each "exerpt" from my battle,
I feel I gain strength in my fight.
The fight to move forward away from what
once was a source of such pain.
Thank you, Balladeer, for the vote of encouragement.
Just to know there are some "out there" who understand
seems to help in this process.
passing shadows
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