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In Everything I Know

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Michael
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0 posted 02-17-2000 04:14 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

IN EVERYTHING I KNOW


I know she only wears Obsession,
No other perfume will do.
Purely a woman of discretion,
She anchors to what's true.
I've seen her sit shy and quiet,
And I've seen her come alive.
Just by hearing Ricky Martin
Or Lou Vega's Mambo 5.
Her eyes deep brown, her hair worn long,
Even longer still, her dreams.
Yeah I know this woman inside out,
But I've overlooked one thing it seems.

I don't know what it takes to hold her love.


She loves dressing casual,
Shorts and a T-shirt will do.
I know she loves the ocean,
Salty Margaritas too.
She isn't much for cold weather,
She loves to soak in the sun.
A quiet girl from Arkansas,
But she knows how to have fun.
She likes playing the piano,
She's written a song or two.
A true artist, she loves to paint,
But the pictures incomplete, it's true.

I don't know what it takes to hold her love.


And I don't know the words
That'll open up her heart.
I don't know how to win the love
She gave me from the start.
My pen has lost it's power,
And it knocks me to the floor.
Cause nothing I do will make her say
"I love you", anymore.
In everything I know about her,
In everything I've held so dear.
In everything that we once shared,
I've overlooked one thing I fear.

I don't know what it takes to hold her love.


Michael Anderson


[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 02-17-2000).]
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1 posted 02-17-2000 04:22 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Nicely done Michael.....if things are meant to be...they will be......you take care and remember old Toe....will ya?.......
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2 posted 02-17-2000 04:24 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Okay...(taking big deep breath)  Here I go, attempting to reply to this beautiful poem...How very nice - you remember so many of the fine details.  All you listed is true.  I wish I had the answer to your question for you.  Maybe I will ponder these things, and write it in a poem, for at this point, I'm not sure myself.  I think that will be my homework for tonight.  As I have wondered the same thing...."What does it take to hold my love?" I'll get back to you on that...
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3 posted 02-17-2000 04:25 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This reminds me of the saying that if you love something, you must set it free... if it comes back, it's yours forever... if it doesn't, all the attempts in the world to hold it will never make it yours.

Great poem, Michael.
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5 posted 02-17-2000 04:35 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

suthern has wise words there. True love will come back to you if you let it go. We must not put too many expectations on love. This is the most difficult thing in the world to do but it will be the most rewarding when that love is returned. Fear is the greatest foe of love. Time, patience, caring and a gentle hand are the only things that can tame that beast. Much luck to you, friend.  
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6 posted 02-17-2000 05:10 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Lovely words there Michael.

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7 posted 02-17-2000 05:30 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Michael, I don't know how you do it, but I tell ya, if I were single, I'd be knockin at your door! I can't resist a romantic man. Beautiful poem. I hope you two work this out. I am fast becoming a cheerleader for the two of you! -SEA
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8 posted 02-17-2000 05:35 PM       View Profile for ill_tactics   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ill_tactics

michael michael michael, why must you know my heart.  I love your poems, they relflect the love of my previous boyfriend.  But the words I love you, never came from his mouth ever again.  Love does hurt, but what is life without it.  One of lifes many questionable feelings.  Once again, a nicely written poem, by a nice person.  Much love, One love, PEACE
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I couldn't turn away from reading this once I began, but it gave me that ache in my heart that's just so familiar. Your writing is superb, and I'm sorry you're having to hurt like this. Praying for a healing breath to enter you soon.

Claire
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Ouch!
I can understand your feelings completely in this.
Sad, but easily do you convey the disappointment
in not knowing how to hold her love.
Sigh.
No, really big sigh.

"My pen has lost it's power
and it knocks me to the floor.
Cause nothing I do will make her say
"I love you" anymore."

Wow, Michael.
You have a way of conveying precisely what you feel.
I feel like I've been a party to this myself.
Sigh, again.
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Beautiful poem Michael.  Love is not a thing to hold.  To capture it is to change it.  Just by two bit philosophy.
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If you love something
Set it free
If it comes to you
It's yours
If it doesn't
It never was.....

Very beautiful, Michael
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I feel as if I've seen inside her heart as well as you with this one Michael...may you find the answer soon m'friend!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
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14 posted 02-17-2000 08:29 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so beautiful and touching, Michael. Very lovely.  

Denise
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15 posted 02-17-2000 08:45 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~
Love is to be given.
Praise be if you're fortunate enough
to receive it in return.
But, remember to cherish all those
beautiful thoughts that you've penned.

How do you hold her love?
Gently and deeply inside your heart.

Much love and compassion to both of you.
Believe that it will happen
if it is meant to be.
~*Marge*~





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Michael this was precious!  It is so hard, I imagine for the both of you!  You two were so happy and excited, and when you return, oh man.  If love is true, it will overcome the problem! For God is love, and that is the most powerful thing in the universe! LOVE

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There's only two ways you can go...
One way you can save your riches,
And the other will save your soul.
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VERY TOUCHING ....
IT BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES....I KNOW YOU FEEL LIKE WOUNDED PUPPY....BUT AS THE DAYS
GO BY BY YOU WILL GET STRONGER....
PLSE DONOT GIVE UP...IF ITS TRUE LOVE...IT
WILL SURVIVE...

BEST OF LUCK
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18 posted 02-18-2000 01:31 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Micheal,

I have to say your poem reminds me of my relationship right know. I don't have any answer for you or myself, maybe showing her all of these wonderful replys from your friends. Patience is a hard one to do but some times the only thing that can be done. Hope you find your answers.

Cerenity
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Michael such a lovely poem full of admiration for the one you have chosen to love and I think that is the answer to your question.  My best wishes to you.   James
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20 posted 02-18-2000 06:50 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Michael, I saw a glimse of healing, and reaching another level in this poem. I could be wrong, yet Ihope I'm not for I pray for you each day. It's a beautiful poem and I think you may have even reached her with it.
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21 posted 02-18-2000 09:50 AM       View Profile for CMGrimm   Email CMGrimm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CMGrimm

Micheal, I can't tell you how many times I've asked myself that very same question..."What can I do?"


"But in truth,
there is nothing except to show her..
in every way that I know how
I must show her.
If there ever was a time and place
it is now
I can't wait until tomorrow
or next week
I must go to her now and show her."

(From a play that I wrote called "^Angel^~says:")

Now how that is done, I can't tell you...but remember my/OUR prayers are with you Micheal.  Always.


Chris



 Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.
Michael
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22 posted 02-18-2000 01:35 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Just want to say thank you to everyone for all the replies - the advice - & the prayers.  I think I'll lie quietly for a few days now and heed some of that advice.  I'll see you all again sometime Monday probably.

Michael
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Michael - Your work is always exceptional - You know I'll be here, and I'm sending some more hugs your way ...
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24 posted 02-19-2000 12:48 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Michael. . . why don't you know?  You did before didn't you?  

Or did you?

I'm sorry. . . I guess this just makes me very sad. . . heart broken. . .

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--Victor Frankl

 
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