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Balladeer
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0 posted 03-19-2000 08:14 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer


Once an egg is broken, it can never be replaced.
Once a word is written, it can never be erased.
Once a shoe has worn out, its usefulness has, too
And one of the things of knowing love
Is knowing when it's through.

Once a flower has wilted, its fragrance disappears.
Once a word is spoken, it will echo through the years.
Once a match has burned out, it will never flame anew
And one of the things of knowing love
Is knowing when it's through.

Funny all the time spent on half-forgotten dreams.
Funny all the energy we waste on foolish schemes.
We wouldn't strike that matchstick to watch it flame anew,
Why, then, can't we know enough
To know when love is through?

So, on we go, relentlessly, in spite of tears and pain
Trying to stop the leaves from falling
Trying to stop the rain,
But, once a heart is broken, it will always be in two,
And one of the things of knowing love
Is knowing when it's through.

© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 03-19-2000 08:19 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I bow to the King of Poetry. Can't keep up.
Perfect verse, as usual, great subject.
Loved it
Liz
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2 posted 03-19-2000 08:19 PM       View Profile for INclan   Email INclan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for INclan

Nicely done my good man.  Sounds like an emotional argument to me.

INclan
Mistikman
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3 posted 03-19-2000 08:26 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

This is so true.... Excellent work, Balladeer, this touched me...
hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 03-19-2000 08:45 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

Very wise words Balladeer  
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5 posted 03-19-2000 08:47 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, Balladeer~
This is just perfect.

'once a heart is broken,
it will always be in two,
And one of the things of knowing love
Is knowing when it's through.'

What sensible sensitivity.
A keeper to be sure.
Love you ~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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6 posted 03-19-2000 08:51 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Great poem and sage advice...Mind if I put this on the refrigerator?  Er, never mind...
But another addition to 'my special book' fer sure.  Thank you sir.
Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 03-19-2000 11:21 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
That's what you keep saying.
Loved the poem.
Corinne
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Tell me, who'll stop the rainnnn?

Lovely piece, Balladeer!

Corinne
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9 posted 03-19-2000 11:55 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Some things we just can't live without! Excellent writing, glad to see this one come around again.  
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"Trying to stop the leaves from falling
Trying to stop the rain,"

I cannot fathom being as poetically~minded as you...this is superb in word and message.

~ Claire
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11 posted 03-20-2000 12:12 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

It's hard to let go of though isn't it...like if we don't say it outloud then it's not true.  You have done a magnificent job kind sir  
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12 posted 03-20-2000 12:38 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Liz...Let's call it a draw and just keep writing  

INclan..That it is. Those are the toughest kinds. Thank you.

Mistikman..That's the best praise one can give. I thank you.

Hoot...When an owl says wise, I am appreciative! Always good to hear from you.

Marge...Yes, it's sensible but not always easy to follow. I appreciate your wonderful words, my friend  

Serenity...I would be honored to be on your refrigerator...and so would my poem   Thank you very much!

Sy...Love from you is devine.

Corinne...A favorite song of mine! Thank you.

Dovey...Thank you for remembering  

Claire..I take that as a high compliment coming from someone who writes romantic verse as well as you do.

Butterflies..Yep, one of the hardest things there are. Knowing and doing can be two completely different things. Glad you liked it.
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2 let go , I just can't do it; i will keep his love with-in my heart 4 ever.
great poem!!!!

Raven

 
Angel
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14 posted 03-20-2000 01:05 AM       View Profile for Angel   Email Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angel

It made me cry...You are absolutely amazing

 ~Susie~

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15 posted 03-20-2000 01:52 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Wonderful writing you have here.   Your words always did captivate me.  
JamesMichael
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O.K. I get the point...and yet somehow we hold on to the hope that love will find a way...foolishly in most cases...so I will let this sink into my head.   James
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17 posted 03-20-2000 07:59 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I'm sending you back to your archives more often, Deer...
doreen peri
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I should have read this when you originally posted it. You are a wise man, m'Deer.

doreen
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19 posted 03-20-2000 04:08 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I remember when I read this the first time and the impact it had on me. It still does. Great writing, Balladeer!

Denise
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fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bal: Well, that's it then, I'm destined to live on scrambled eggs, to be silent and walk bare-footed (on cobblestones at that) for the rest of my life... Thank heavens you didn't add it would leave us naked...*g*

HUSG
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But , wait , they put Humpty Dumpty back together again ...  
Seriously Sir .... this is a thinker ... I applaud your talent ....
Martie
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For a long time I've believed that love is forever...through broken hearts a plenty...I think that people just change and move in different directions, but the love...It should, (if bitterness could be left behind) remain in sweet memory.

Wonderful poem!
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I am inded captivated.

I have a poem for you sometime on my next postings.  

Something I feel you of all would understand.

Thank you for writting such a beautiful piece.

 
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