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The Eluding Love

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Butterflies_dont_cry
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0 posted 03-20-2000 09:20 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

The purest love I seek
The all consuming love that I've craved
This journey has often left me weak
But to this quest I'm enslaved

I urgently need to hold it tight
Of this dream I'll not let go
For even a glimpse of it's light
would keep me warm within the glow

To dance within it's song
And sing with it's perfect voice
Oh....to feel that I belong
Would be an occasion to rejoice

To feel safe within the folds
of it's life giving inanimate arms
To understand the secret that it holds
And to know the secret of it's charms

To release it's locked gates
That have mocked and kept me out
To laugh and rebuke the fates
That caused me pain and doubt

To confess to you all of this
I am not nor will I be ashamed
Worth it all for one moment of bliss
My hunger at last would be tamed

Until then I'll hunt this prey
No other want will rank above
The inner pain will give way
When I capture the Eluded Self Love


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Denise
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1 posted 03-20-2000 09:36 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Self love is crucial to really experience love from anohter person. This is very well written.

Denise
Janet Marie
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2 posted 03-20-2000 10:07 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

"will you allow your heart to love your self...
the way you love others so easily"...
the question I ask of me...


butterfly as always I relate to your words so much...yes self love and self esteem can
be so hard to come by... especially if it was taken away from us early on by the people who are suppose to give it to us...
I understand, hugs to ya...
take care, jm

 and you can say baby...
baby can I hold you tonight
maybe if told you the right words...
at the right time,
you'd be mine...
baby can I hold you tonight...
tracy chapman


A Romantic Heart
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3 posted 03-20-2000 10:27 PM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

Great poem, I enjoyed it!

 "Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O,no! it is an ever-fixed mark....William Shakespeare

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4 posted 03-20-2000 10:32 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent writing, butterfly. That can be the most elusive love of all.

I tried to love myself once but after 2 years I asked myself for a divorce
Butterflies_dont_cry
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5 posted 03-20-2000 10:41 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Denise,
Thank you so much...and yes it is crucial but also very difficult.

J.M.
I thought you might understand and yes it is difficult to think that there is anything left that is worth loving when everything else has been taken way.
*angel wing hugs to you*

Romantic Heart
Thank you  

Balladeer,
You imp you.....did you atleast ask for visitation????  Thanx for the smiles    
Martie
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Butterfly, your graceful wings
are splendid to my sight
see through that diaphanous light
to the splender of your flight.
Butterflies_dont_cry
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7 posted 03-21-2000 11:28 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Martie,
What a beautiful response...thank you so much!!
Marge Tindal
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8 posted 03-21-2000 11:39 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

ButterfliesDC~
Well, of course I like it !  
And I love you enough for both of us, dearie.
Have a smile   and a *HUG*.
Love ya'
~*Marge*~


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9 posted 03-22-2000 10:47 AM       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

Good luck in your hunt  
Butterflies_dont_cry
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10 posted 03-22-2000 04:54 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Awe Marge *smiles* thanks!!

Hoot,
Thank you for reading.
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11 posted 03-22-2000 05:19 PM       View Profile for Broken Wings   Email Broken Wings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Broken Wings

BUTTERFLY, this is so BEAUTIFUL!...so many of us have been hurt by "love"....We may have only gotten "bad love"....but we sure know how to give "the best kind of love".... i'm sure one day we will all find the love that you speak of.

take care  **hug**
Broken Wings


 "As you learn and grow, you will realize the greater the pain, the greater the growth."
-IYANLA VANZANT


Butterflies_dont_cry
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Wings,
After reading your own beautiful poetry it means so much to hear your comments.  And I agree, sometimes I wonder if I would know real love if it bit me in the.....well you get the idea  
*Angel wing hugs with the glow of halos to light your way in the darkness*


 Whatever strength I add to myself becomes my greatest weakness, while whatever weakness I'll consciously endure will be replaced with a strength that is not my own.
G. Finley

EagleOne
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Butterflies...I don't know how but I almost missed this one, that would have been my loss.     I will echo the thoughts of everyone else and say that you write so very well indeed my friend.
Strange how sometimes the love that should come so easily is so hard to find....
Parker
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Butterflies, this is a wonderful piece, we all really need to love ourself more, and you've said it so beautifully.

Parker
Rex Allen McCoy
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15 posted 03-31-2000 10:54 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

To love ourselves
yes this is important
nicely done

Reminds me of one that I once wrote
I should dig it up out of the dust bunnies

Rex}>{{{{o>
hsystems
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Butterflies, wonderful piece, my friend!  I, too, have waded through the miasma of life, searching for self-esteem.  It's a journey - not a destination.  But, it helps when you have wonderful traveling companions like all of the great folks here!  Thanks for sharing - it touched me!

Troy


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Danny Holloway
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Simply good writing, as usual.
ESP
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Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all. This is a beautiful poem, Butterflies.
A pleasure to read. Thank you for sharing suc an important fact of life in such a wonderful way with Passions.

Lots of love and hugs,
Lizzie

Butterflies_dont_cry
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19 posted 03-31-2000 04:20 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry





The Elusive Butterfly  

[This message has been edited by Butterflies_dont_cry (edited 03-31-2000).]
Butterflies_dont_cry
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This is one I didn't expect to see up again...lol!!

Eagle* You my friend are much to kind thank you, your view means so much to me  
Parker*Thank you and YES we do!!
Rex* Scare those bunnies away I would love to read it!!
Troy* Thank you for reading, and what we see in ourselves is usually what others see in us...that's something we should all keep in mind  
Danny* As beautiful as your poetry is I find that to be a very touching compliment.  Thank you.
Lizzie*   Thank you, and yes it is Passion's way...that's why it's called "home".  

Angel wing hugs and butterfly kisses to all of you!!!
 
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