How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #6 Archive
 To Believe
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

To Believe

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Meadowmuse
Member Elite
since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


0 posted 02-25-2000 12:09 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse



To Believe



How can I thank you?
Our friendship,
from the start,
has been natural to me
like breathing,
blinking.
Soft when we allow it to be,
intense and sharply honest
at times.
Just the right amount of funny
sprinkled about
for good measure

but

for some days now
I have lived in a dark place.
A place with rooms I know
you would recognize
because you've lived there, too,
before.

For these few days
I've not been able
to be here with you
or for you
and for that,
dear one,
I am sorry.

I hope that you can
understand
and trust that I have not
departed from you,
that I am still here
thinking of you
and
missing you
but from these dark rooms,
reaching out seems
so many blind miles
away
sometimes impossible
and sometimes
I forget how to do it.
How to know
what is real
and what just
feels real.

I want to be able to
breathe
laugh
speak without choking
sleep
cry for what brings joy
sigh
for the bittersweet
knowledge
of love
dance within
the waltz of the wind
feel myself being
held
and cherished.
Trust.

I am still here
and loving you
in my way...in our way
and wishing that I could
stay with you
and cursing that I cannot
just yet
and praying that
you can forgive me.

And longing
always longing
to believe.


Dear LadyClaire



© Copyright 2000 Meadowmuse - All Rights Reserved
Parker
Member Elite
since 01-06-2000
Posts 3135
... the old black rum


1 posted 02-25-2000 12:12 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Clair, that was very intense, and beautiful.

Parker
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


2 posted 02-25-2000 12:24 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Claire, no need to worry. A true friend understands. But you know that! Grief does someday become less painful, it just takes alot longer than you think it will...but your friends will still be there. Wonderful poem!

Denise
bsquirrel
Deputy Moderator 5 Tours
Member Rara Avis
since 01-03-2000
Posts 8382


3 posted 02-25-2000 01:35 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Claire,
What do you mean when you said earlier you could write free verse poems like me? This far surpasses me. There's so many great lines here, it'd be redundant to list them all, because I'd basically be repeating the poem. I wish I were exaggerating. Your talent is staggering, raw, measured, focused, humorous, hopeful and just plain beautiful.

Mike
Mike
Member Elite
since 06-19-99
Posts 2528


4 posted 02-25-2000 01:37 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

I find it difficult to respond to poetry such as this.  Exceptionally written as always.
serenity blaze
Member Empyrean
since 02-02-2000
Posts 28839


5 posted 02-25-2000 01:55 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I believe, that you just wrote a 'hug'.

Back at you, luv, multiplied...
bsquirrel
Deputy Moderator 5 Tours
Member Rara Avis
since 01-03-2000
Posts 8382


6 posted 02-25-2000 01:57 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

I screwed up. I meant "What do you mean you said you wished you could write freeverse poems like me." Argh, I'm going to bed.

M.
Rex Allen McCoy
Member Elite
since 01-30-2000
Posts 2636
Sippin a Timmy's in London


7 posted 02-25-2000 01:59 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

I must agree with the others here Claire ... you are without a doubt, one of the best writers I have ever read ... I don't say this to cause your head to swell ... or to hurt anyones feelings ... there are other exceptional writers here as well ... My prayers go up for your speedy recovery

Rex}<{{{{o>
Aimster
Member Elite
since 02-19-2000
Posts 4367
Charlotte, NC


8 posted 02-25-2000 02:04 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Claire

This was an amazing poem! Breathtaking, poingnant, honest, a great poem on all accounts. This is the fist poem of yours I have read. I look forward to reading more!

~Amy~



 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
Michael
Moderator
Member Ascendant
since 08-13-99
Posts 6333
California


9 posted 02-25-2000 05:10 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Oh, this almost got me in tears.  What a special poem...so very beautiful.  Oh, to be loved like that...  Pure magic, Claire.

Michael
Marge Tindal
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Empyrean
since 11-06-1999
Posts 43042
Florida's Foreverly Shores


10 posted 02-25-2000 05:40 AM       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

Claire~
Poignantly lovely.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

JamesMichael
Member Empyrean
since 11-16-1999
Posts 31622
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


11 posted 02-25-2000 05:55 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

A joy to read this beautiful poem.  James
hoot_owl_rn
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


12 posted 02-25-2000 07:40 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

Claire...this is absolutely beautiful. This person is very lucky to have you  
suthern
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Seraphic
since 07-29-99
Posts 20770
on the threshold of a dream


13 posted 02-25-2000 09:40 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Absolutely beautiful!!!
SEA
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 01-18-2000
Posts 24152
with you


14 posted 02-25-2000 09:47 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Meadowmuse~ this is really wonderful. -SEA
Meadowmuse
Member Elite
since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


15 posted 02-25-2000 02:05 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Parker...thank you for seeing beauty in this.  

Denise...yes, grief reverberates into every crevice of one's life, and takes its time about receding, but is a natural process, to be sure. Thank you, Denise, for your encouraging words...and for reading.  

Mike (bsq)...what's staggering is your lavish praise...knock it off! (but thanks)     What I meant about your freeverse style is how you write in what comes across to the reader as stream of consciousness...and for your reader, it's as if one is inside, thinking and feeling and looking out of you. I admire your ability to bring me into you.  

Mike...thank you for reading and for responding...is it the personal nature of the piece that makes it difficult? I appreciate your response, but no need to ever feel obligated to respond to my posts, you know?  

Serenity...hugs back, and thank you.  

Rex...yes, MANY exceptional writers! Thank you, Rex, for everything.  

Aimster...thank you for reading, and welcome...I look forward also to reading your work.  

Michael...your sweet response was magic to me. Thank you.  

Marge...thanks so much for reading, Marge. I'm glad you liked this.  

James...and to read of your reaction to it, also a joy. Thank you, James.  

Hoot Owl...I am the lucky one, I think. Thank you, Ruth, for your warm words.  

Suthern...Thanks so much, for reading and letting me know what you think.  

SEA...I'm glad you enjoyed reading it, thank you!  


Many thanks to all...Your responses have me a wee bit overwhelmed today. You are a treasure, each.
Claire  
Corazon
Senior Member
since 02-02-2000
Posts 1301


16 posted 02-25-2000 02:33 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

this is precious, such a beautiful look into you, and your heart...really well done!
Martie
Moderator
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


17 posted 02-25-2000 02:40 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I admire your poetry Claire and your ability to paint a picture that shows what's in your heart with such clear vibrancy.  Wonderful to read!
Janet Marie
Member Laureate
since 01-22-2000
Posts 18986


18 posted 02-25-2000 05:17 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

"And longing
always longing
to believe."

Claire,
this is exqusite, you have a special gift in the way your write...very beautiful...
thank you for your sweet note to me...and for the inspiration.
take care, janet marie


 ...there are places inside all our souls...
that have never been touched...
there are places inside our hearts...
that need to be loved this much...
Janet Marie

*I miss you baby...
I love you, always.*

Meadowmuse
Member Elite
since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


19 posted 02-25-2000 08:26 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Corazon...thank you for looking in.  

Martie...you say the nicest  things...thank you, Martie, I'm glad you liked this.

Janet Marie...thank you, for everything. Take care of you...

Claire
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #6 >> To Believe Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors