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RainbowGirl
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0 posted 02-23-2000 07:53 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

If either of you are hurt
can you sit and talk?
Can you listen to each other?
Can you see past
the anger
the hurt
on both sides?

Love is not
just a 4 letter word
it resembles
bricks and cement
and as you built
you did so
because you valued
each other
respected
each other's opinions

You didn't build
just to share laughter
but because
you each felt
that you could
enjoy
all you had to offer
each other
to be able to resolve
all
your problems

Love isn't a word
it's a feeling
it's a way to say
I'm listening
I support you
I'm here
I understand
I hurt
Hold me
and to hug
however much you hurt
to mend
to give
and keep on giving

and finally
to know that infinite
sense of peace
because love isn't a word
it's about
how
you treat each other
and in reality
love
as a word
doesn't do the feeling justice
because in today's world
it's a throw-away
5 minute word...


Although the thoughts are mine, the feelings are mine and I believe every single word I just said and always have done, I was really thinking about something that Marge said in another poem and this came out, so thought I'd share my thoughts on how I see "togetherness" or "love" .




 Ouvrir mon coeur et âme

[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 02-23-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Cindy Jones - All Rights Reserved
serenity blaze
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1 posted 02-23-2000 08:15 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Reminded me of that old saying, "love is not
a noun, but a verb."  (i'm hoping it's an
ACTION verb! giggles...)  Great Job!
Poet deVine
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2 posted 02-24-2000 08:52 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I think this is a wonderful message. And more than a 5 minute one at that! Let's move this up!
Corazon
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3 posted 02-24-2000 09:20 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

wow rg...I just spent 2 days doing this exact thing...what  a perfect poem to come back to...beautiful my lady friend  
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4 posted 02-24-2000 12:16 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Well done, RG!!
WhtDove
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5 posted 02-24-2000 12:21 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Cindy I don't know what to say. You said it so well! Hit the nail on the head. Excellent!!!

 <*\\\><

There's only two ways you can go...
One way you can save your riches,
And the other will save your soul.
Rich Mullins
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6 posted 02-24-2000 12:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow! Cindy this is spectacular!! Wise words!

Denise
Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 02-24-2000 01:15 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Cindy,
This is wonderful and so beautifully expressed.
Liz
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8 posted 02-24-2000 01:53 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

You said it true, love is not a word it is what we do.
cjs9853
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9 posted 02-24-2000 03:20 PM       View Profile for cjs9853   Email cjs9853   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for cjs9853

If we all could go by this ,How wonderful our lives would be. Beautiful   Very well said
Balladeer
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10 posted 02-24-2000 09:58 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent thoughts, Rainbow!
hoot_owl_rn
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11 posted 02-25-2000 06:54 AM       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

Excellent thoughts RG...you've expressed this well.
Compgirl
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12 posted 02-25-2000 09:39 AM       View Profile for Compgirl   Email Compgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Compgirl

After I read this I wasn't sure how to comment but I needed to in order for it to stay at the top of the list for others to read. Very well said and vey true.
RainbowGirl
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13 posted 02-25-2000 12:46 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Serenity: Definitely an action verb..*g*

PdV: Thanks for the lift..

Corazon: 2 days, wow, I always knew you had stamina girl..*g*..

Suthern: Thanks.. Guess we must have been thinking along similar lines..

WhtDove: LOL, well so long as I didn't hit *someone* on the head....thanks..

Denise: Why thank you Ma'am..

Elizabeth: Thanks sweetheart..

Martie: Yep, it's not what we say but how we do it that counts..

CJS: Well, you're not doing so badly, most people don't stay married for 10 let alone make it past the 20 years and still say they love each other...kudos to the pair of you..

Bal: Thanks sweetheart..

Hoot: Bless, thank you

Compgirl: and bless again for thinking it others might want to read it...you're going to be one popular lady...*g*..seriously thank you fellow techie..

HUGS all

 Ouvrir mon coeur et âme
Parker
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14 posted 02-26-2000 10:51 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

RainbowGirl, this needs to be read, I think alot of us are guilty of it.

Parker
HelmutB
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15 posted 02-27-2000 04:05 AM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

This is beautiful like a Rainbow across the shy
So full of love and reasons why
Such poetry I do there love
Please write some more there of



 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

Poeminister
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16 posted 02-28-2000 07:43 PM       View Profile for Poeminister   Email Poeminister   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poeminister's Home Page   View IP for Poeminister

Very true...nicely written.  

By the way my real last name is Rainbow so  I'm a RainbowBoy  )

RufffRyder
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17 posted 02-28-2000 08:21 PM       View Profile for RufffRyder   Email RufffRyder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RufffRyder's Home Page   View IP for RufffRyder

I do AGREE.
You`ve stated your point very nicely here and once again I do agree with it.
Nice job RainbowGirl
thank you for the read.
Marge Tindal
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18 posted 02-28-2000 08:34 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

Just a real thinker, RainbowGirl~
If anything I wrote caused you to reach down deep for this one, then I'm complimented.

It is truly lovely.
~*Marge*~


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19 posted 02-29-2000 03:53 AM       View Profile for JTF   Email JTF   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for JTF

I'm glad this one came back on top ... beautifully said Rainbow ...   ... and I have to admit you're right (pretty unusual huh ?) ...  
Nan
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20 posted 02-29-2000 07:20 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I'd have to say that both you and Marge have the right idea here... You've done her proud for sure...
RainbowGirl
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21 posted 02-29-2000 05:58 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Haleyja: Thanks sweetheart...

HUGS

Helmut: Never ask a woman to talk, she'll never shutup..*g*...Thanks..

HUGS

Poeminister:  Rainbowboy, well thank you kind sir..

HUGS

RufffRyder: I think lots of people feel this way but for some strange reason they forget to act on it...thank you..

HUGS

Marge: I was thinking about your "dirt" poem and thought how sad that love should end in for both parties in such a cruel way...

HUGS

JTF: Don't be so cheeky you...LOL

HUSG

Nan: Thank you!...   

HUSG




 Live in my heart and pay no rent...
Michael
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22 posted 02-29-2000 11:17 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

I have a four letter word for this poem...AMEN!  Beautifuuly said, Rainbow.  

Michael

Love is more than just a word used too often,
But too often love is just a used word.
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