Maya, I am so glad you liked the poem. I had quite the inspiration on this one. But you better watch them toes...
devina, it's like watching a rose petal fall to the ground in a silent, slow motion. I join you in your *sigh*
sonjes, LOL at the cliche...sincerely hope it's true though.
Gloria, thank you for the beautiful poem. Indeed, I know I should be "watching" a little closer right about now.
L.R. - I don't know whare you came up with that one...there's probably a (don't really want to admit it) truth underneath it though.
Martie, you are right - they all come from within. This whole poem was merely emotion drawn from within me at seeing two names on my ICQ list. I never saw the faces - or even knew what they were talking about. For that matter, I never knew they were talking at all. But my heart knew, I could just feel it.
Marilyn, you have already been here for me as much as I can allow anyone at this point. I can't say thank you enough.
Janet Marie, You are right, miles separate the physical forms. Even still, the emotional separation I feel from the world seems greater than anything you could ever label by distance. I hope that doesn't sound arrogant of me. I know that you probably understand me better than most people here, but it's just simple fact - and one I only bring pain to myself and others in trying to deny.
Denise, never have - never will...LOL
Marge, you are quite optimistic there, do please save this. I'll hold you to it.
Butterflies_dont_cry, welcome to Passions. I have not read anything by you as of yet but I will certainly look. I must say, though, your screen name is beautifully poetic in itself.
Thank you all for the kind replies.
[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 03-07-2000).]