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~An Affair Of The Heart~

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Janet Marie
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0 posted 03-29-2000 01:32 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Janet Marie

A heart living ...  on the outside looking in ...
finding a soul, willing to pay the price for this momentary sin.
Understanding eyes have seen all the things this heart is missing,
love's old promises slowly fade ... reducing a tired heart to reminiscing.

For a moment like this, for just one kiss ... what would a lonely heart trade,
can contentment be held, without breaking love's past promises made.
Intrigue and fascination slow dance with desire and temptation,
an ever faithful heart now looks for the reasons to deny this invitation.

Honest intentions defined, no quandaries left to linger,
expectation and anticipation entwine like lovers interlocking fingers.
No strings attached, no questions asked, take one long, last glance,
still an aching heart does wonder the true cost of a second chance.

For these questions of the heart, the answers may define ...
though the heart will always ask of the moment that love fell into decline.
Commitment or contentment, can a hurting heart separate the two ...
while living on the outside looking in ... and still looking out at you.

Janet Marie



 Do you live by the book, do you play by the rules
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...
tracy chapman

© Copyright 2000 Janet Marie - All Rights Reserved
hsystems
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1 posted 03-29-2000 01:48 AM       View Profile for hsystems   Email hsystems   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hsystems's Home Page   View IP for hsystems

Janet Marie...WOW!  Talk about a vicarious experience.  "living on the outside looking in ... and still looking out at you."  I have  "been there," and I can relate to the pain.  Thanks for sharing!


 Beautiful, Thought-Provoking Poetry
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Butterflies_dont_cry
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2 posted 03-29-2000 06:39 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry


My dear sweet friend....this is amazing!! You know how to tap into your feelings and mine so very well!!


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Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 03-29-2000 08:07 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

You paint a fragile heart with strokes of love. Very moving to one who has looked in and looked out.
Well done
Liz
Tess
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4 posted 03-29-2000 09:14 AM       View Profile for Tess   Email Tess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tess's Home Page   View IP for Tess

A very moving and heartfelt poem JM
Gave me a lump in my throat!


 "Love is the only drug you can take that will convince you each time
that you've never had it before."
~author unknown~


PoeticKnight
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5 posted 03-29-2000 09:15 AM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

WOW, you are producing some cool stuff. I love that last line as well as hsystems. I like this verse too...
For a moment like this, for just one kiss ... what would a lonely heart trade,
can contentment be held, without breaking love's past promises made.
Intrigue and fascination slow dance with desire and temptation,
an ever faithful heart now looks for the reasons to deny this invitation.



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hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 03-29-2000 11:03 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

Oh...I've been on the outside looking in many a time  
Danny Holloway
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7 posted 03-29-2000 11:03 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

More outstanding writing from a talented poet.

 A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.
Lone Wolf
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8 posted 03-29-2000 03:28 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Janet Marie,
I think you have seen into my soul on this one.  I just love this part...

Honest intentions defined, no quandaries left to linger,
expectation and anticipation entwine like lovers interlocking fingers.
No strings attached, no questions asked, take one long, last glance,
still an aching heart does wonder the true cost of a second chance.

Beautiful words.  I love reading your work.  Thank you for sharing it.    

------------------------------------------------




 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith


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CherylLynnMckee
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9 posted 03-29-2000 03:41 PM       View Profile for CherylLynnMckee   Email CherylLynnMckee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CherylLynnMckee

Your poem really struck a chord with me...spent a good part of my life feeling that way...beautifully written.

 
Parker
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10 posted 03-29-2000 04:01 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Janet, I've been there all too often, nice read.

Parker
David2
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11 posted 03-29-2000 04:09 PM       View Profile for David2   Email David2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for David2

Janet this is a beautiful poem. I loved this line, great word play "Intrigue and fascination slow dance with desire and temptation," This moved me thanks for a wonderful piece of work.
       David2
JamesMichael
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12 posted 03-29-2000 05:27 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Janet this is wonderful and some of the lines are interesting and fascinating because they are so visually inspiring..
"Intrique and fascination slow dance with
desire and temptation."
"An ever faithful heart now looks for the reasons to deny this invitation." and this is where you lost me...is this written by a woman that is married and struggling over a possible love affair or is this written by a single woman that still loves a former lover or husband...you don't have to answer if you don't want to but James would like to know..ha..ha..btw where did you learn to write so well...are you a college english professor?  Did you see the movie with Michael Douglas playing a college professor..it was good.    James
serenity blaze
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13 posted 03-29-2000 07:08 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Ya did it again!  (How is it that you know so much?) Loving your work once again!  And as always, prayers for those sparks of hope.
Janet Marie
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14 posted 03-29-2000 11:11 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

thanks guys, ... to ALL who read and replied and most of all related.
I wish we all didn't relate so well to this but if nothing else discontent makes for great inspiration  right?  

butterfly... maybe someday I will write one of those "happy little carefree" poems and we both will relate  (NOT) (smile)
thanks for the hugs.

Jer, SOMEHOW I JUST KNEW those would be the lines you would like most *S*  

sweetbabyjames... WE cant have you wondering can we...to answer your question, you were right on the first guess...yes its about a married woman "struggling"-with everything in her heart. AND no Im not a professor of anything...but I did go to the school of hard knocks.LOL
actually I'm a part-time caterer and landscape designer. I work a wicked spoon and shovel   thank you for such a sweet compliment.

serenity, I dont know how much I know...
but I learned it all the hard way...
thanks for always making me smile.

hsystems
Tess
Liz
hoot
Danny
Lone wolf
Cheryl
Parker
David2
I thank you SO much for such heartfelt replies,I grow in your light.
take care, jm



 Do you live by the book, do you play by the rules
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...
tracy chapman



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Balladeer
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15 posted 03-29-2000 11:20 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Please let me sneak my applause in here. This piece contains many questions many people have asked themselves....and the last line is worth its weight in gold. Wonderful writing, m'lady  
serenity blaze
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16 posted 03-30-2000 03:33 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Just me again, (sorry) but I had to reply twice...it so leaves a question of judgement up in the air...it reminded me of a quote, and please, someone help me out on the source--

"Be ye careful what ye ask of gods, for they may answer yet..."

Much love to you...
Janet Marie
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17 posted 03-30-2000 09:10 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Balladeer, your words of wisdom are always welcome.I thank you for your understanding of this one and placing value on it.The last line was my emotional favorite as well.

sweet serenity, no sorry needed.I understand the wisdom of your quote. I am touched by your concern and support. yes, as you say it comes down to judgment. Does one stay true to their heart, or true to their promises.
Do we follow our heart ... or our conscious.
Who knows these answers, all I know is contentment seems to come with cost.
thank you for the prayers and love,
I send them right back at ya    
take care, always, jm

 Do you live by the book, do you play by the rules
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...
tracy chapman

WhtDove
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18 posted 03-30-2000 10:50 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I think you've touched home with many on this one. A most excellent writing Janet!
I stand in awe of your talent!
Janet Marie
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19 posted 03-30-2000 11:00 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

thank you dovey, my sweet, your words of understanding and compliments mean MUCH to me.
truly.
take care, jm

 Do you live by the book, do you play by the rules
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...
tracy chapman

TerryW
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20 posted 03-30-2000 11:56 AM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Lovely, Janet!
     I never cease to be amazed at your talent.  Sometimes I wish I could paint my poems as vividly and full of the truth of life as you do!   I bow to you, m'lady, in gratitude for the great works you have shared with me.    

 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
Janet Marie
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21 posted 03-30-2000 07:08 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Terry,
I am both touched and humbled by your words and encouragement.
I am still -- daily amazed that my anyone finds reason in my "emotional outbursts" put to rhyme, but I am MOST grateful and enriched that they do
THANK YOU!  
take care, jm

 Do you live by the book, do you play by the rules
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...
tracy chapman

 
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