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A Soft place to Fall

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Danny Holloway
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0 posted 03-13-2000 12:25 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Danny Holloway


      A Soft place to Fall

        So many years,
             we let slip by
        taking two roads
             not knowing why
        I need you now
             soon making a call
        tonight I look for
             a soft place to fall

        there were heartaches
             from lovers past
        looking for meaning
             none there to last
        in you I knew
             and always saw
        a warm heart and
             a soft place to fall

        didn't mean to hurt you
             then so long ago
        feelings that swept me
             unsure to know
        you knew me best
             it seems after all
        coming to you for
             a soft place to fall

        you're always waiting
             with tender embrace
        always a smile
             upon your face
        in my eyes I see
             you standing so tall
        there to give me
             a soft place to fall

        when nights are over
             and comes the dawn
        before the daylight
             you know I'll be gone
        until the next time
             when I make that call
        when again needing
             a soft place to fall


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Marina
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1 posted 03-13-2000 12:44 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

I love this Danny, I think perhaps this person is more than just a soft place to fall??  Very nice I really enjoyed this one.

Marina
Shelley
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2 posted 03-13-2000 02:24 PM       View Profile for Shelley   Email Shelley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Shelley

It seems as though you have found a very soft place to fall.

This reads very beautiful.
Martie
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3 posted 03-13-2000 03:14 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Lovely poem!  How nice to have someone you can count on this way.
Poet deVine
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4 posted 03-13-2000 07:40 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Lovely, sir! I like the poem and the format.. very nice read!  
Butterflies_dont_cry
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5 posted 03-13-2000 09:36 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Excellent!!!!  Your work is exquisite and so touching. I loved every touching line. Thank you for writing and for sharing it.
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6 posted 03-13-2000 09:48 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, Danny Boy~

How beautiful, tender and touching.
You take my breath clean away with this one.
You romantic, you.
Love it ... just love it.
May open arms be there when you need
'a soft place to fall.'
~*Marge*~


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hoot_owl_rn
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A beautiful poem Danny  
mariee66
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8 posted 03-14-2000 01:55 AM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

We all should have that soft place to fall~
What a beautiful heartfelt poem~
Marie~


 "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind." The Bard

MyPenNameIsSam
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9 posted 03-14-2000 02:10 AM       View Profile for MyPenNameIsSam   Email MyPenNameIsSam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MyPenNameIsSam

Perhaps you've realized this person is more than simply a soft place to fall?  I used to have someone in my life that I thought of as a "soft place to fall",...though I didn't fully realize that I viewed him in exactly this manner until he was tired of being my "soft place to FALL" instead of my "soft place to STAY"...just a thought...your poem made me remember...
     Beautiful poem....

-molly aka sam

 "One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." -Andre Gide



[This message has been edited by MyPenNameIsSam (edited 03-14-2000).]
kitkat
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10 posted 03-14-2000 03:58 AM       View Profile for kitkat   Email kitkat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kitkat

Danny, This is lovely. Such sweet and honest words to describe this moment with someone who seems to know you well. Enjoyed this very much.
PhaerieChild
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11 posted 03-14-2000 05:40 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Danny, so melancholy in its way yet romantic. Very beautiful and touching. May you always have a soft place to fall.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
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PanDol
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12 posted 03-14-2000 11:22 PM       View Profile for PanDol   Email PanDol   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PanDol

Hey Danny, this was truly beautiful! I love it. I got goose bumps while I was reading it!
I seem to recall just not to long ago, you told me you were not very talented.....I beg to differ my dear! This was writen with much talent and feeling!  

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Shelley
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13 posted 03-15-2000 12:22 AM       View Profile for Shelley   Email Shelley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Shelley

this part keeps running through my head...

         you knew me best
             it seems after all
        coming to you for
             a soft place to fall

It makes it seem more like a safe place to fall.
Deb Lynne
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14 posted 03-15-2000 11:36 AM       View Profile for Deb Lynne   Email Deb Lynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deb Lynne

DH...if there is a woman waiting to catch you and let you fall, she has a soft spot for you!  Treat her with kindness!  Loved this one!
Janet Marie
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15 posted 04-04-2000 06:17 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

some things are SO good...they require a second time around...(smile)...
I was doing a little forum search on you...
I wanted to see what I had missed...
I would have really missed out not seeing this one...
PERFECTION...very nice...with your usual sensitive touch.
thanks for yesterdays smiles Danny.
take care, jm

BACK TO THE TOP>>>>>>>

 ...when you walked into the room, I saw their faces,
you made it feel like time was standing still...and I felt fascination...
then you turned and smiled in my direction...
and my heart...gave me away.
glass tiger
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16 posted 04-04-2000 06:23 PM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

I love your poem very much!!!!!!I enjoy reading your work!
Elizabeth Santos
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17 posted 04-04-2000 07:33 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Very senimental and romantic, with that soft touch, of course, and excellent writing, all make for a pleasant read.
Liz
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18 posted 04-04-2000 08:32 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Your poetry just keeps getting better and better m'friend!!!   Such softness is always heartwarming...you're quite a character sir!! Very well done!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...

hoot_owl_rn
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19 posted 04-04-2000 09:36 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Just stopping in for another read of this lovely verse  
just_another_fe
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20 posted 04-04-2000 11:44 PM       View Profile for just_another_fe   Email just_another_fe   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit just_another_fe's Home Page   View IP for just_another_fe

Its beautiful Danny but we wouldn't exspect anything less from the best   good job
Suzanne
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21 posted 04-05-2000 12:53 AM       View Profile for Suzanne   Email Suzanne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Suzanne

this was a really good poem. i think we can all relate to it, everyone has thier "soft place to fall". i really enjoyed this poem.  
Michael
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22 posted 04-05-2000 06:37 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

I don't know how I missed this one before Danny, but this is exceptional.  Wow...


Michael
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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23 posted 04-05-2000 07:35 AM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

This is so beautifully written -  I love it!
Roniece    
Danny Holloway
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24 posted 04-05-2000 11:47 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

I am truly honored by the many responses to this poem. Too many to name and thank, just know, all of you, that I appreciate the time you took to read my work.  There are so many beautiful poems posted each day and to have such response to one of mine is incredibly special and inspiring.
Thanks to each of you, especially Hoot and Shelley for responding twice and to Janet Marie for making a discovery.
Danny

[This message has been edited by Danny Holloway (edited 04-05-2000).]
 
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