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Jeffrey Carter
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0 posted 04-09-2000 12:23 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

If only love wasn't so demanding
If only we were more understanding
If only time could heal a broken home

If only hearts didn't get broken
If only you didn't have to go
If only i didn't have to be alone

In another time and another place maybe we could have shared a life together
But who's to say that even then, it would have lasted forever?
Maybe like fire and water it was never meant to be
Even thoough we all sometimes get the urge to see
Life has always been one question after another
Maybe if we just keep asking we will one day discover
(IF ONLY)

© Copyright 2000 Jeffrey D. Carter - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 04-09-2000 12:43 PM       View Profile for ElektraXOXO   Email ElektraXOXO   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ElektraXOXO

Very nicely put, you had me wondering if only.........Great poem

Welcome To Passions!!!!  
Jeffrey Carter
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2 posted 04-09-2000 12:48 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Thanks elektra. you really made my day

                              Jeffrey
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3 posted 04-09-2000 01:55 PM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

This sounds like a song...beautiful!
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4 posted 04-09-2000 02:01 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

jeff-

your writing is simply beautiful. i really liked this! life is full of so many unanswered questions. and this is one you captured so well. you have a unique and wonderful writing style! take care.

amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
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5 posted 04-09-2000 02:14 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Enjoyed reading this...perhaps it is the fire and water.   James
Jeffrey Carter
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Thanks guys , you truly are wonderful. It's good to hear positive feedback. Thanks again.

                               Jeffrey
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7 posted 04-09-2000 03:03 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Jeffrey,
This could not have come at a better time.  Thank you for sharing it.  Beautiful words.  We must carry on no matter what...

 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.
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Jeffrey~
'If Only' there were more
tender hearts ... like yours ... 'If Only'.
~*Marge*~



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Lovin' it baby!

That poem describes like the past three relationships I've had all roled up into one. =)  I'm glad they're far enough behind me now that it doesn't bring tears to my eyes.

If it's personal experience you speak from... I feel your pain.



 "We always said it would be good to go away, someday,
but if there's nothing there to make things change,
if it's the same to you I'll just hang."
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10 posted 04-09-2000 08:35 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

That's what we have to do, Jeffrey, is to keep asking those questions. Answers will come. Nice writing.
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Jeffrey, I really liked your poem.
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i've been asking myself the same questions lately about a wonderful lady i know.
my jealousy of your work arises now.  "if only" i had found the words to express my thoughts into a beautiful poem such as this...
very nice.
great work.
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Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement. You all inspire me soooo much.
Thanks again.

Jeffrey
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If Only....a question with a thousand answers. You wrote with such feeling and compassion this is an excellent piece.  Thank you so much for sharing it and your talent with us.


 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

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This is beautiful!  Lyrical, the way I like 'em...Nice Jeffrey, VERY Nice...
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Jeffery...another wonderful read from you  
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17 posted 04-11-2000 01:38 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Jeffrey,
Good words, good rhyme, good thoughts, good poem.
 
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