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poetFemmeFatale
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- -  Remnants of my Family - -
March 3, 2000


The family I thought that I had for so long -
I had no idea - of just how much was wrong.
My parents were married for 25 years,
I was so proud of that - yet so blind to their tears.

We had a few struggles, though nothing too great -
Now we're scattered like seeds, feeling anger & hate.
Here I am, nearly 30 - and what do I see?
Broken pieces where once lived my own family...

Each member has gone now, his own separate way -
All four of us living our lives day by day...
Tennessee, Texas, D.C., Arkansas -
Where am I to go, for the strength that I draw?

So out here I stand, so alone in my life -
Where's my mother & father - her husband, his wife?
The family I thought that I had for so long -
I had no idea - of just how much was wrong.

Nearly 30 years later, the secrets revealed -
I won't live to see all the many wounds healed.
So out here I stand, so alone in this life -
With just remnants of family, it cuts like a knife.







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RufffRyder
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Sounds a little like alot of families that I know.
Thank you for the read pFF.
Mabey it`s time for a reunion?
devina
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2 posted 03-04-2000 02:17 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This was sad and touching Gen...
Just remember that you can also draw strength from your friends...you know the Toy Story song..."You've got a friend in me"- Come on hun- sing along!!!! *S*

Shall I send you a smile in the mail??? G*

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
tracie66
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touching
I read with sadness and just want to give you a big HUG and


 Keep all the windows of your mind open
Anne Rooks
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 03-04-2000 06:54 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

You must have felt some love and security growing up and it is from these roots that you draw your strength, for you are your own person, and all these answers lie within you. That won't stop the blade from cutting, but it will allow you to live your life in the most productive and most fullfilling way that you can. A sad poem.
Liz
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5 posted 03-04-2000 08:39 AM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for January Flowers

This one leaves me speachless, pFF, in it's familiarity to me.  You write of this "all too common" situation so very well.  I read this last night, and it stayed with me in thought for quite a while.  Just to let you know...a very "felt" piece.  Thank you for sharing.
Danny Holloway
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6 posted 03-04-2000 12:52 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

pFF, well written story on a sad subject for sure. I hope they know what a caring daughter they have and are proud of the special writer you are and the depth of your heart.
HelmutB
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7 posted 03-04-2000 08:24 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

I can understand where your feelings are coming from
It's like you feel lost in a room although the room is filled with people.
I can relate oh to well to your poem which by the way is very good.

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

 
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