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Well-intentioned Arms

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PoeticKnight
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0 posted 02-18-2000 11:39 AM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for PoeticKnight

Itís not that I choose to destroy
That which only brings me joy,
Or tear asunder, with words or deeds
Those are things I avoid
Yet, always seem to feed

But she canít possibly believe,
She cannot believe in me

Every fault is named, and all are mine
Though I would take them back, in time
Of course, those fates are never true
She can plainly see the signs
In all the damage I do

But she canít possibly know,
She cannot know the more I show

I wonít allow the mind to fret
Over such sorrows, just yet
A pall over the bad and the good,
Enflame in fires I watch myself set
Only because I could

But she canít possibly wait,
She cannot wait Ė itís too late

If control was not so dearly bought,
Many a man, it would have sought
Before the damage irrevocably done,
Thatís what this empty embrace has taught
Pain I bring, even if sheís the only one

But she canít possibly harm,
More, than my well-intentioned arms



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Denise
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1 posted 02-18-2000 11:53 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so sad   and well written.

Denise
PoeticKnight
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2 posted 02-18-2000 11:57 AM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

thanks d, it is the most true statement about love.
Cerenity
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3 posted 02-20-2000 12:11 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

I am so suprized at this wonderful poem, it had alot of admitting of what some of us do even when we know what could happen.
Very nice,

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