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It Wasn't Our Heartaches Trembling ...

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Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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0 posted 03-25-2000 02:46 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

It wasn't our hearts travailing,
it was the wine;
freeing all the dust bunnies
from beneath the beds of our memories
until our wearied minds were swept clear.
~ ~ ~
It wasn't our love crying,
it was the wine;
hosing out all the ancient years
from the corners of our hearts,
until our sorrowed lives were purified.
~ ~ ~
It wasn't our tears flowing,
it was the wine;
cleansing all the blood-like stains
left from the anguish we have known,
until the losses lost their sting, for a night.
~ ~ ~
It wasn't our heartaches trembling,
it was the wine;
wasn't it, my dear.




 ...Living is ever like crossing rivers; finding a new life on each shore ... RJG






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1 posted 03-25-2000 03:07 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh wow, I don't know what to say to this...I've been there, that's all.  This really struck a hard cord with me...I used to do this just to allow my overwhelming emotions to overflow, so I wouldn't drown in them...instead I nearly drowned in the alcohol!     This brought a tear to my eye...thank you for sharing.  It was sadly beautiful....
Lucius Cade
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2 posted 03-25-2000 03:57 AM       View Profile for Lucius Cade   Email Lucius Cade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucius Cade

Yes I know what its like to question your feelings while under the influence. A great poem, it reads very well.

 Lucidity is the answer to all problems
Janet Marie
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3 posted 03-25-2000 09:55 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

It wasn't our love crying,
it was the bourbon;
hosing out all the ancient years
from the corners of our hearts,
until our sorrowed lives were purified.
~ ~ ~
It wasn't our tears flowing,
it was the bourbon;
cleansing all the blood-like stains
left from the anguish we have known,
until the losses lost their sting, for a night.
-----------------------

VERY emotional powerful piece...very well written...i relate to it well,
take care, jm

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Do you care what is thought by others about you
If this day is all that is promised to you
Do you live for the present, the future the past...
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Wow...this speaks very loudly. Nicely written  
Martie
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5 posted 03-25-2000 11:17 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Rosemary--you have the gift of writing your heart and doing it so well, that it becomes everyone's heart.  I loved this!!
Elizabeth Santos
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Rosemary
You wield a pen like a sword of steel, swift and clear the phrases cut through the mind.
You are amazing
Liz
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7 posted 03-25-2000 12:51 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

Rosemary, my friend~
You are amazing !

The tender words flow from your pen
reminding some of where they've been.

Beautiful, Rosemary.
Love you
~*Marge*~



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