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Unchained Heart

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TerryW
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0 posted 03-28-2000 06:47 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW


Unchained Heart

For far too long
I have remained
Bound by doubt, fear, and worry
My heart wrapped in chains.

I was afraid to trust anyone
Enough to let myself get close
For I knew that I would suffer;
Haunted by Betrayal's ghost.

But then I was given
A most precious gift
Freely and willingly
My spirit it did lift.

That gift was your friendship
It is all that I need
For I know that you wanted
To give it to me.

And so, I am trusting
To give you mine in return,
For I know that the warmth of our friendship
Is a fire that heals, it does not burn.

I will stand proud beside you
If ever you need
To return all the strength
You have given to me.

And as a friend, a companion I will be
Even in your darkest hours I will never depart
So, my friend,  for what you've given to me
Thank you from the bottom of my unchained heart.

Terry Woodson


 Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
© Copyright 2000 Terry A. Woodson, Jr. - All Rights Reserved
CherylLynnMckee
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1 posted 03-28-2000 06:52 PM       View Profile for CherylLynnMckee   Email CherylLynnMckee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CherylLynnMckee

Oh wow...god that is so beautiful..makes me believe in friendship again.Really,really lovely

 
Collins
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2 posted 03-28-2000 06:54 PM       View Profile for Collins   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Collins

I really liked your poem. it sounds like you are trully happy with what you feel at the moment. Hold on to it my friend. Hold on.
JamesMichael
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3 posted 03-28-2000 08:22 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Beautiful Terry..and that is the value of a precious friendship...trust that is restored.   James
mariee66
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4 posted 03-28-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

This was very nicely written~
Tender and beautiful~

Marie~


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


TerryW
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5 posted 03-28-2000 10:50 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Thank you, Cheryl!   I really enjoyed the one you posted that I read earlier, too.  I'm glad you enjoyed this one...It really came from the heart!

Collins, James, and Marie, I thank you for all your kind words too.  It really makes me feel good to have others read my work and appreciate it.  I feel much relief when I am lucky enough to get it all out on paper!

You guys are the best!

 Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
Corinne
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state of confusion


6 posted 03-28-2000 10:59 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

It's wonderful to let those chains fall away, isn't it?

Worth the risks, I think.

lovely poem.

Corinne
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7 posted 03-30-2000 11:57 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I love poems about friends..good job!
Marge Tindal
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8 posted 03-31-2000 12:02 AM       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

TerryW~
When the chains fall away ....
friendship matters most of all.
Wonderful job with your thoughts in this piece.
I enjoyed it very much.
~*Marge*~


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Enola
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9 posted 03-31-2000 06:23 AM       View Profile for Enola   Email Enola   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enola

I was afraid to trust anyone
Enough to let myself get close
For I knew that I would suffer;
Haunted by Betrayal's ghost.

I have one question - are you writing about me?!  This is such a wonderful tribute to your friend.  Absolutley beautiful.


 The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition.
ESP
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Floating gently on a cloud....


10 posted 03-31-2000 06:36 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

This poem is the true expression of friendship. I have been through a similar thing to you, I really relate to this poem in a big way. Thank you for sharing this gem with the Passions family.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie

hoot_owl_rn
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Chains are loosened
and he rises
above the pain,
greeting life,
to live once more.


Beautiful expression of the release that comes from true friendship...nicely done Terry.
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