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devina
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0 posted 02-25-2000 01:45 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for devina




Cords of self-resistance, wind upon my heart,
Like thickened spans of ivy-
Slowly sucking life from my grasp…

Survival depends on compliance-
Surrender to another,
In the age-old dance of Love…

Yet I’m not the docile servant-
To come at beck and call-
I cannot fully give in…

For self-preservation lies thick within my blood.
To surrender would be to lose myself-
As I’ve never done…

So how can you assure me-
That it’s so safe to fall in love?


 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
© Copyright 2000 Tanya Nicole Bustamante - All Rights Reserved
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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1 posted 02-25-2000 02:25 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

Beautiful, poignant poem.  I love it.  Yes, scary, love is.  Yes.  Well worded, sharp, strong poem.
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2 posted 02-25-2000 02:28 AM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Excellent... wery well put.((((*))))
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3 posted 02-25-2000 02:33 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

~Devina

LOVE....oh what a tricky business indeed! Can bring such joy and happiness, and yet such sadness and sorrow. You have captured the scariness of love in this poem, quite beautifully. I particularly like the verse, "to surrender would be to lose myself, as I have never done" However I am an optomistic person and therfore don't see love as surrendering, but as sharing. And on that note I'm off to bed   ~Amy~

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
Michael
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4 posted 02-25-2000 04:41 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

I'm not sure I'm the best candidate to answer such a profound question...LOL  All I will say is to not fully give yourself to such a wonderful emotion is only robing yourself.  Love is only as true as it is inside of you.  If you're holding back, you're setting yourself up for disappointment.  

Even with my recent setback I can smile because I know I gave everything I could to the relationship and I can appreciate the love I felt.  If I hadn't given all, I'd always wonder "what if"...what could be worse than that?


Michael
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5 posted 02-25-2000 06:20 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

Devina~
Very valid questioning ...
let me just say that love is ours to GIVE ..
if we are fortunate enough to RECEIVE it ..
then we have reached the pinnacle of emotion.

Only by continuing to give,
will you find the joy in receiving.
The 'safest' way to love is by giving
and not expecting in return.  When it
is returned to you ... then joy is yours.
~*Marge*~



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6 posted 02-25-2000 06:34 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Beautiful poem devina....and I agree with Marge    
Compgirl
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7 posted 02-25-2000 09:25 AM       View Profile for Compgirl   Email Compgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Compgirl

Marge has indeed said it all. Love is a gift that is given. Treasure it, comfort it, and give it. One can never loose when you give love. When we return home we remain brothers and sisters.

Love GOD and all is good..
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8 posted 02-25-2000 09:27 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Can I just ditto Marge? *G* She said it so well... great poem!
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Wonderful poem Devina , Love can be many things well put  
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10 posted 02-25-2000 09:37 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Devina~ Love is always scary, but so worth the risk. This is great!   -SEA
devina
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11 posted 02-25-2000 12:43 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Just want to let everyone know, that this is a poem I wrote to appear on the front page of a book I've been writing for several months...It's a futuristic romance, so this woman has been raised on a planet with no men, and taught to hate them, now she's falling in love!!!

Michael, Marge- I think I'll have to add your character names in somewhere along the story with those lovely speeches you made!!!

Thanks to you all!!


 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
RainbowGirl
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12 posted 02-25-2000 12:53 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Devina: The worst thing about not being here for a short time is you know you're going to miss some great poems...so I'm sat here smiling that you just popped up...

I agree with the others, you can't give half measures with love, it doesn't let you, it's really greedy and demands you give every single little bit of you...well, ok, I'm like that..*g*...I guess it just makes me want to smile when you know you're sharing so much of each other..

HUGS

 Ouvrir mon coeur et âme
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13 posted 02-25-2000 12:57 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

I have to agree with Michael (again!). . . you can't love halfway. . . you have to love fully, no matter what the cost. . . because if you don't, you're not only depriving yourself, but the person that you're in love with. . .

What's that old song?

"When somebody loves you,
It's no good unless they love you
All the way. . . "

Love is better given than received. . . I have learned this in my life. . . I'm learning it right now. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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