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A THOUSAND TEARS ( A fable of hope and love)

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Tess
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0 posted 03-29-2000 09:10 AM       View Profile for Tess   Email Tess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Tess's Home Page   View IP for Tess


So who told you to walk back into my life,
To enter my world now I'm free,
Walking in so cool and smooth,
With those baby blues looking at me.
Looking as if you can read my mind,
Acting like you own my soul.
That smile, that laugh, that makes me melt,
That touch that makes me whole.

Acting as if the past were nothing,
Simply a faded old dream,
Pretending it was all an illusion,
Your façade makes me want to scream.
It was no dream, believe me honey,
I remember it strong and true,
Every last line, every past scene,
The nightmare of living with you.

The way you used the words of love,
Your calculated manipulation,
The way I accepted all you told,
My sad and sorry capitulation,
And all the broken promises,
A thousand tears could never heal,
And the millions of little lies,
Confusing illusion with what was real.

And I slept a dreamless slumber
for over a thousand years,
Crying a glistening river each night
of a thousand heart-felt tears.

So head back to that dark, dank place,
The hell hole from whence you came,
You once left me stumbling in my sorrow
Left me crying in my shame,
In truth I was at fault too,
Blinded by love I would not see,
What was happening to us,
The monster in you killing me.

So I built up my fortress safe and strong,
Building walls brick by brick tall and wide,
I kept everyone out, wouldn't let them in,
To keep safe from the harm outside,
And I'd learnt to show no emotion,
No pain, just an empty shell,
I lived my life alone and unloved,
Self-imposed exile from my living hell.

And I slept a dreamless slumber
for over a thousand years,
Crying a glistening river each night
of a thousand heart-felt tears.

Till l heard a gentle voice faintly calling,
Falling like soft rain on my parched soul,
And I raised my arms to the sunlight,
It's healing powers making me whole.
And you helped me leave my lonely tower,
While the wild beast angrily roars,
But its power was dispelled by you,
Removed with its fangs and its claws,
Thank you my friend for rescuing me,
Thanks for my second chance,
Thanks for helping me celebrate once again,
Life's endless, joyous dance.


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


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Local Rebel
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1 posted 03-29-2000 09:58 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Wow Tess!

Remind me to never get on your bad side!  I'm sure the muse of this one regrets his mistake!

You have a powerful command of your pen.  I normally don't write ryhming poetry for serious subjects but you've done well here.

Checked out your site too... consider yourself linked!
Cerenity
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2 posted 03-29-2000 10:07 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Tess,

The strenth of this poem I love and I am happy for your soul. A test you did pass so very well.

Cerenity
Rex Allen McCoy
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3 posted 03-29-2000 10:17 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

Beautifully written Tess ... I especially enjoyed the outcome
Love happy endings

Rex}>{{{{o>
hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 03-29-2000 10:33 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

WOW Tess...you did well with this one. All I can say is that I'm glad you are dancing once more  
Tess
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5 posted 03-29-2000 11:04 AM       View Profile for Tess   Email Tess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tess's Home Page   View IP for Tess

Thanks LR…..but I thought I was being my normal sweet self in this one!! (jokin!!!)
Wait till I really get mad  
And thanks for checking my site out. I love visitors!

Thanks Cerenity for your kind words

I'm a sucker for happy endings too Rex….or funny ones..I liked your Custards last stand poem  

Thanks Hoot Owl..it became a bit of a long poem..wasn't meant to be ..oh well…at least you made it through it !


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


Denise
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6 posted 03-29-2000 11:13 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very well written, Tess!

Denise
CherylLynnMckee
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7 posted 03-29-2000 01:32 PM       View Profile for CherylLynnMckee   Email CherylLynnMckee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CherylLynnMckee

This poem brings back memories of someone in my past...breaking free of them is so hard...you've written it beautifully.

 
Lone Wolf
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8 posted 03-29-2000 02:59 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Tess....excellent work!!  I loved your poem and am happy that you were rescued from the darkness.  Looking forward to more.

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 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
TerryW
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9 posted 03-29-2000 03:06 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Tess,
   Wonderful!  I love happy endings, too.  Those are the best kind!    

 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.

JamesMichael
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10 posted 03-29-2000 04:39 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Lovely Tess...let me see if I got this right...you and the old guy broke up..you went thru lots of hurt and pain and sorrow...finally you heal a little bit and someone new shows up on the scene and you trust him and fall in love again...maybe a year goes by and the old one shows up like nothing ever happened and says hey baby lover boy is back...you get mad as hell cause you know it was only you that loved him and he never did and never will love you and so you send him on his way...now you and your new love share a real love....am I right..anyway this is what happened to me..except I haven't met my real love yet...or maybe I have...we'll see.  You wrote this so eloquently.   James
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 03-29-2000 08:27 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thanks for the explanation James
Now about the poem, this was truly powerful. Had to be written by someone who experienced some psycological abuse. I admire people who can walk out of this situation.
I liked the end of the poem
I liked the whole poem
It was very moving
Liz
Seymour Tabin
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12 posted 03-29-2000 08:54 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Tess,
Good thoughts, good words, good poem.
 
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