Janet, thank you - I do write to heal and in time I will. It's just so hard sometimes when people won't stop picking the scabs.
Liz, thank you, it's so nice to have true friends who you know are there for you no matter what.
Gloria, you have been so wonderful in helping me maintain my focus on God through this whole ordeal. I can't thank you enough. I still see that light.
Mistikman, I am only sorry you can relate so well. I can think of at least a hundred ancient tortures I'd rather be going through at this point. Indeed, never having even gotten a chance to speak is the worst of it all.
Marina, In all truth, I can't wait for tomorrow. I know there's a sun gonna shine on me someday. Thank you.
Claire, those are high compliments, indeed...especially coming from a poet of your stature. I will continue to let it flow, what else can I do?
Rebecca, your support has been forthright from the very beginning. I know I can trust in you. I can't thank you enough either.
StarrGazer, maybe I should have reworded what I said earlier. I have tried to change the "subject" of my poetry of late...but I could never change the emotion that goes into to my poetry. Lord know I could never write a "happy" in the middle of a blue spell. Still, this particular subject is one I have gracefully tried to leave behind me but seems to keep being thrown in me face. I figure a lot of people here might have grown tired of it - I certainly know I have...that is why I would much rather leave it in the past where it belongs and write of something else - even if it's sad also. Please never try to write opposite of what you feel - it never "flows" when you're forcing emotion.
devina, could use another one of those hugs long about now. Maybe that shoulder too... thank you for "always" being there. You don't know what it has meant to me, truly.
Haleyja, I will fight them with everything I have...'tis a bitter truth, indeed.
A Rmantic heart, Indeed it is hard to sift that truth at times... it is sad kind of - but I will never stop being a poet, or a dreamer, even so. Thank you for such an enlightening perspective. I'm actually smiling now...
Robert, Indeed there is much you have missed. Still, as I said earlier, I really hope all this can be left in the past. I honor you, your friendship and every member of your family dearly. I truly regret all that has happened, and even more so the extremes it has been taken to. Please just know above all, I never meant to hurt anyone here...especially those I held so dear to heart.
Thank you all for the replies.
[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 03-09-2000).]