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Through a Glass, Darkly

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hsystems
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0 posted 04-16-2000 05:58 PM       View Profile for hsystems   Email hsystems   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hsystems's Home Page   View IP for hsystems

     Through a Glass, Darkly

Looking into the mirror of my soul,
I find myself face-to-face with stark, unyielding terror -
A fear which once wore the trappings of a nightmare,
But which now bears shadings of reality:
What if it's over?
What will I do if she walks away?
How will I repair my heart if she no longer wants it,
And how can I convince it to open up and try again?
Left to its own devices,
My mind prefers to dwell on the beauty we have shared -
The peaceful, happy times we have spent together,
And the love that has ever burned for her in my heart.
And, yet, the pain keeps resurfacing -
An unrelenting reminder that our times together are no longer
pretty;
A multitude of sorrows that speaks in a single sotto voce:
"Let her go - for she is already gone."
I hate the mirror for the harsh, uncompromising reality it reveals
to me,
Even as I chastise my heart for believing in the dream -
For the beautiful future which I once saw for us
Is now reflected as a foolish fantasy.
With trembling soul, I mourn the passing
Of a love which dies, while I live on.
My spirit quails, as my lips speak the words that I detest:
"Goodbye, Angel..."

               -Troy J. Hoecherl-

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Denise
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1 posted 04-16-2000 11:09 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very sad, Troy   Yep, sometimes reality has a way of smacking us right in the face.

Denise
netswan
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2 posted 04-16-2000 11:13 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

*sniff* *sob* *sigh*  Another great poem
Troy --- mirrors can be harsh.

Thanks for sharing - and as always look
forward to reading your poems.

netswan
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3 posted 04-17-2000 12:09 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Hey Bud,
You ever noticed how much this place feels like a daily diary?
BTW-I love you man....lol

Jeffrey

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