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I Promise ........posted to PDV's challenge

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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 02-28-2000 09:54 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Okay PDV.....here's the poem, now to find a man who'll say yes and in turn promise the same...think I'll have to shoot for next Feb 29th....4 years from now  


I Promise

I can not give you rainbows
The moon, the sun, the stars
Mansions full of diamonds
And gold will not be ours

I can not promise sunny days
Or skies that never rain
I can not keep you safe from harm
Nor take away your pain

I can not say that we will always
See things eye to eye
Or that life will all be simple
And we wonít struggle to get by

But I promise to stand beside you
Through good times and through bad
To lend a shoulder for you to cry on
To hold you when youíre sad

Iíll offer up my hand to you
To guide you when youíre lost
Iíll shelter you admist lifeís storms
No matter what the cost

I pledge to you my heart, my soul
Iíll give you all I can
And never for a second will you
Doubt that youíre my man

Iíll love you like no other has
To you I will be true
Iíll nurture, honor and respect
This all, I promise you

So I come before you now
Tonight, on bended knee
To promise all my love to you
If youíll just marry me

Iíve rehearsed these sincere words
But Iím nervous, I confess
As I offer up this ring of promise
And pray that youíll say yes




†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 02-28-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Michael
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1 posted 02-28-2000 09:59 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wow!  This is so beautiful and caring, Ruth.

"But I promise to stand beside you"

Says it all in one sentence.  What more could a man ask for.  Lovely poem.  

michael
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2 posted 02-28-2000 10:40 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 almost said yes ... but my wife is gently resting her rolling pin on my shoulder
So I would like to take this opportunity to say ...
~ Wonderful Poem ~

Rex}<{{{{o>
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Nice poem!!!!!!!!
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4 posted 02-28-2000 11:26 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is wonderful, Ruth!! Very beautiful!!

ROFL @ Rex's reply! hehehehe  

Denise
hoot_owl_rn
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ROFL....well Rex, I'm glad to see you're an intelligent man anyway  

Thanks Denise, Vandana, and Michael  
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Oh, Ruth...this is so sweet!  I sure hope you find someone worthy of your beautiful self to use it on.  
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7 posted 02-28-2000 04:07 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I like this very much, Hoot!!! He'll be a lucky guy! *S*
Danny Holloway
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The things that you can promise are the things that are most important and their not really things, but the gift of self.  Is there no greater gift????
Too bad this world get hung up on things, clouding the really important beauty there is out there.
Hoot, you are such a great writer!
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I really must echo Danny in "all" that he has said...you are a great writer! And as for the rest, yes, yes! The gift of self is, indeed, the one gift that cannot be measured, sold, bought, bartered, manufactured, simulated, duplicated or upgraded. It is "the genuine article."

Wonderful writing, Hoot Owl.

~ Claire
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HOOT,you will never guess what my "new"favorite poem is.
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hoot, I liked this much.  Caring, sincere,
and sensitive.  Applause and accolades.
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Hoot~
A wonderful writing.
So sincerly YOU !
You've great talent, Ruth.
So easy to see your heart.
I like the view.
~*Marge*~


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hoot_owl_rn
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Marge...you brought tears to my eyes. Thank you  

Everyone, thanks for all the compliments on this one  
First__Knight
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Pobably the most heart felt poem I have ever seen from you Ruth.  And for me it has special meaning deep inside that you know I share.  I don't really know how to respond...I know it is not directed at me but in the same....Wishing it was.  

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You give`m a hint
of what`s in store,
And make him wait
Four year`s more  

No man in his right mind would turn an offer of love like this away.
Beautiful read Hoot_Owl.
hoot_owl_rn
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RuffRyder...thanks....but it's me that has to wait to find someone to say this too, not the other way around  

David...what can I say besides thanks
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Ah, hoot. You're a custom tailored fit in an off the rack world. You should have these things said to you every day. Wonderful writing  
hoot_owl_rn
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Balladeer...what a dear (no pun intended) thing to say to me  
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