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0 posted 04-06-2000 10:26 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Aimster

First off this is a new style I am trying...secondly this is one of the first poems i wrote..about two years ago. Hope you guys like! This is just a new style.
By: Amy M. Kennedy

I remember the little girl of yesterday…
The one who acted tough
and wouldn’t let anyone near…
The one who tried to pretend she didnt laugh
or feel pain and fear
On the outside… I wanted to look calm and strong Wanted people to think I was brave and smart…
But inside I was crying, the pain nearly tore me apart
The day came when we were taken away…
I knew it was for the best…
Was this God’s way of finding out
my “real”strength…?
To find out if I had what it took to pass the test…
I knew that what was happening was the best for us all…
So if I was suppose to be happy
Why did it feel like my heart took the greatest fall?
The day had come to tell her goodbye,
My mother of birth, and even though I was sad
I held back my emotions, didn’t want her to see me cry…
So as the social worker took us away, I took one more look at her face
I looked at my surroundings, at my room, at the place that I had called “my space”
I knew it was time to let go, to look at the future and not the past…
My only wish was God I hope we get adopted really fast…
Then came along this couple, a woman and a man…
Who asked to be our parents, I looked at my sisters, it was a unanimous “yes you can!”…
The lady who I would come to call Mom wasn’t like the one from before…
I was about to be amazed at her love, didn’t know what God had in store…
For ten years, she took care of me…. Showed me what unconditional love is about…
She held me when I was scared, she was my angel on Earth…that there is no doubt!
Well, before I knew it,
Those ten years had flown on by…
Never did I realize that once again I would have to say a goodbye…
But on that fateful day when she was took up above…
I thought to myself you just had and lost the greatest love…
My faith was quite shook; I didn’t know what to do…
I was mad, hurt, sad, and confused…
But soon I realized it was time to grow up…
little kid days were long gone…
And one day while listening to the radio I heard “wind beneath my wings”
That was OUR song
And in that split second I knew it was time to snap out of this dream
But when I thought of going on without her, I just wanted to scream!
The pain inside was hot and searing, felt like a knife went through my heart…
How could life be so cruel to once again deal me such a sorrowful part?
To give her to me only to snatch her back…
I felt hopeless, cards were being built and stacked…
But then one day while sitting on my bed…
I felt a presence near my leg
I swear I heard her say my name
Since that day I haven’t been the same
She told me Amy it is going to be okay, that she was watching over me
And even though I couldn’t see her, I somehow believe…
That there really is an angel in heaven watching over me…
Slowly but surely, the pain has begun to ease…
It hasn’t vanished or gone away, I doubt it ever will…
But knowing that she is with me, I have allowed my heart to trust again, to love and to feel
I now embrace life with all that I have,
living each day...keeping it “real”.

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~

[This message has been edited by Aimster (edited 04-06-2000).]
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1 posted 04-06-2000 10:37 PM       View Profile for Witch's Brat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Witch's Brat

Amy, this is so powerfully sad. I am sorry to hear about your mom...this kind of pain is so hard to bear...God bless.

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2 posted 04-06-2000 10:45 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I echo WB--take care, Amy.


 "He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!"
-The Crucible

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3 posted 04-07-2000 12:53 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

out of the mouths of babes...
you take my words and my heart with this one amy...I like your "style"  
take care, sweets
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4 posted 04-07-2000 10:59 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Wow Amy. . .

I have always been amazed by the depth of your writing. . . never lose that. . .

This was (and is!) excellent!!


 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

5 posted 04-08-2000 01:27 AM       View Profile for One Who Understands   Email One Who Understands   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for One Who Understands

That is absolutely wonderful. I am going to send this to my girlfriend, who has had some of the same situations happen to her.

You are a wonderful writer
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6 posted 04-08-2000 02:55 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

What a remarkable young woman you are.
The impact of her love will stay with you for the rest of your life.  
I believe her spirit has let you know
that her presence will always be near.
Go forward with peaceful contentment in
your heart.
Love ya', gal.

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

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