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His Two Wives

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Ted Reynolds
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0 posted 03-09-2000 01:32 PM       View Profile for Ted Reynolds   Email Ted Reynolds   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Ted Reynolds


He never speaks of his first wife,
Who died in '64.
And Sarah never seems to care
That he's been wed before.

But sometimes when he thinks of Ann
And what her love had been,
He feels a tugging in his breast
That both ways seems a sin.

To worship her beside his wife
Seems disloyal and wrong,
But memory of his first young love
Has warmed his heart so long.

Sarah has surely saved his life,
His heart is at her call.
And yet at times between their kiss
The lips of Ann will fall.

He lives in this uneasy way
Until, like you and I,
He finds himself upon the bed
Where he knows he must die,

And still the feelings in his soul
Are so mixed in confusion
That he can find no words to say
To make a true conclusion.

Then Sarah says with her last kiss
That soothes his spirit home,
"I'm blessed that Ann's already there
To keep you till I come."



© Copyright 2000 Ted Reynolds - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 03-09-2000 01:35 PM       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

Oh, Ted~
I wasn't sure where this was going ..
then a tear fell.

Beautiful, my friend.
~*Marge*~


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Marilyn
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2 posted 03-09-2000 01:45 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

This was simply beaytiful. Thanks for sharing.  
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3 posted 03-09-2000 01:53 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Oh, my! *reaching for a tissue* This is beautifully sad and yet so loving! Very good!
Ted Reynolds
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4 posted 03-09-2000 01:57 PM       View Profile for Ted Reynolds   Email Ted Reynolds   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ted Reynolds

Well, ONE of you ladies is responsible for this, because you posted a poem about a dying man back in January which belatedly caused this one, and I wish my memory would credit which of you it was.
Meadowmuse
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5 posted 03-09-2000 02:04 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

This skillfully constructed piece of writing is perfect...in its simplicity, poignancy and sentiment. Just lovely. Thank you...

~ Claire
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6 posted 03-09-2000 02:30 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Ahhh... beautiful!!!!
PoeticKnight
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7 posted 03-09-2000 02:43 PM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

I have to get in line and applaud you for this poem also. My hands are clapping now.

Its sad, but so well done...
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8 posted 03-10-2000 08:17 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Very nice, Ted.... Fictional or not, this is a wonderful rendition of truly devoted and unselfish love - A rare and wonderful find...
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9 posted 03-10-2000 08:36 PM       View Profile for bboog   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit bboog's Home Page   View IP for bboog

Ted: This reminded me of when someone asked my father what he missed most about my mother and he answered, "the wine". The inquisitor said, "I didn't know you were a drinker," and he replied, "I did say Whine, didn't I? W-h-i-n-e."
Back to your poem, an awkward line for me was this one "That both ways seems"
otherwise, a fine job.
bboog
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10 posted 03-10-2000 08:40 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

ted~

this was lovely. it was written with such grace and poise. the story of two true loves made a tear fall from my eyes. thank you.

amy  

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11 posted 03-10-2000 08:56 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Great job Ted, reading this makes me imagine that I am actually in that situation   So many times do we have to battle conflicting emotions, not just in this way, but too many others to mention...
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Ted, this was wonderful--you touched my heart with this tender love story.
 
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