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You Saw Me (For Marilyn....and some others)

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hoot_owl_rn
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You Saw Me

I placed a worn out smile
upon my face
and pretended to be happy.
You saw beyond my mask
and supported me
through my pain.

I dried mascara tears
from reddened eyes
and told you
everything was fine.
You looked past
my clever disguise
and offered a shoulder
upon which to cry.

I painted a badge
of courage
upon my chest...
bravery my farce.
You held my hand
and gave me strength
when I was frightened.

I stood tall
and tried to walk alone;
when I could barely take a step.
You picked me up
and carried me
on the wings of friendship.

You looked beyond
the surface
to see what was inside,
what I had tried to hide;
and in doing so
you helped me
to see myself.

Marilyn was kind enough to inspire this and she has been such a strength to me through a lot...but I also need to dedicate this to some other friends here and oh I hate to start naming names for fear of missing someone but I'll try...this also goes out to (in no particular order) Gloria, Denise, Maree, Rebecca, Shannon, Sharon, Nancy, Michael, Kamla, Chris, Liz, Tara, Munda...thank you all for your support, your compassion and your strength as of late
All of passions and everyone else I may have forgotten...thank you for your continued support and your prayers...you are a remarkable group of people  




 Have you ever noticed
That the words...
"Goodbye"
"I'm sorry"
"I love you"
Are so easy to pronounce
...Yet so hard to say
~Javan




[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 02-23-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 02-23-2000 01:39 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Beautiful poem, Ruth, and a testament to true friendshsip.
Denise
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Beautiful and touching, Ruth. What a lovely tribute to a lovely friend!  

Denise
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Very heartwarming Ruth, as are my thoughts of you.
Denise
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Thank you, Ruth! What are friends for?! Love ya!

Denise
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Ruth, Another beautiful masterpiece from your sparkling mind. I'm honored to have you as a friend also, you've given me much inspiration since I've known you. You are one fine lady with a heart of gold. I pray we are friends for a life time.
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A wonderful friendshiop poem!
Hope all is well...
Danny
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7 posted 02-23-2000 04:07 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

For you my friend I am always here. I hope things went well today and I wish I coul dhave been there for you. ((hugs)) my friend. I do know you are here for me as I am for you but cyber hugs don't don't cut it sometimes my friend. I wish I could encircle you with my strength now (what's left of it).
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8 posted 02-23-2000 07:36 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

Ruth~
You are a friend to many, dear.
This poem is a lovely expression of
why we care for you.
Be well, my friend.
~*Marge*~


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This is what friendship is all about. Hearing not only what our friend says but what our friend doesn't say.... thanks, Ruth! And again, you are in my prayers.
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you everyone  
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Ruth this is sweet! Thank you hon, that's what friends are for. To help you when you're down, and when you're not!  God bless you!
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Ruth this is a beautiful poem, as you are a beautiful person. (((((HUGS)))))

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beautiful poem lady, perfect tribute to those wonderful people that we are lucky to call friends  
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Very nice hoot own.  Yes those kinds of friends are priceless.   James
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we all care Hoot, you know why?  For you are such a special person, we all see the true heart in you.  *HUGS*

 May the world hug you today,
With it's warmth and love.
I pray it whispers a joyful tune in your heart,
That tell you there is a friend sitting in another corner of the world,
Wishing you well and
wishing you love......
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)


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16 posted 02-24-2000 09:48 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Ruth Hun,this is really lovely thank you, I'm here for you anytime.That's what friends are for   You're always in my thoughts Ruth. Be well Hun. *hugs*

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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17 posted 02-24-2000 11:32 PM       View Profile for One Who Understands   Email One Who Understands   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for One Who Understands

this poem was deep in meaning, it really seemed very sincere in how you expressed yourself..this special someone must be someone truly special  
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Ruth a beautiful poem written for such wonderful friends..I too hope everything is well..HUGS  
Compgirl
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You reminded me of many friends today that have done the same for me. What a nice way to say "thank you." I am sure that you brought joy to many hearts with this one as you have done to mine.
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Such a lovely expression of friendship .....  We all love you Ruth ....
Beautiful piece sweetheart ...
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you so much everyone...for everything  
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