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Auguste
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Just Words

by

Auguste

They're only words I sometimes write
You give them value that I don't
They're simple words borne out of want
That bare my heart to give it light

They will outlive the flesh of me In some dark closet, gathering dust
For therapy, in these I trust
So the outer man won't need to flee

In words I clothe myself, it seems To hide the often naked truth
To heal the wounds from out my youth
To piece back all the shattered dreams

They are just words, no wordsmith I
I write of things I'd like to see And often write from memory
I suppose I will until I die

These words are but a tiny part
Of what it takes to make the whole
The bath I use to cleanse the soul
My medicine to aid the heart

They're only just a part of me
There's so much more you'll never know
And I'll take that with me when I go
Like the waves drawn back into the sea

The stars will shine when I am gone
The earth will turn on as before
The gulls still race along the shore
The morning star still kiss the dawn

You read and yet know not the man The author of so many lines
The heart that beat within your times
The calloused feet that walked the sand

But I am so like everyone
And all you see are so like me
We cork our contents, lest they flee
Until our lives are spent and done  





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Eloise
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What a wonderfully written poem.  To write is a great therapy avenue.  Looking forward to reading more.  
Rosebud1229
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I couldn't agree more Auguste word are a mirror of our souls and our minds. So often you have to really dive in deep to read your thoughts that keep racing.
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Auguste,
  
    How true this poem is.  My writing has been my therapy, especially over the past two years. Excellently written.  I look forward to reading more.

                       rosepetals25
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Auguste~
What a little gem to find on
the back pages -

'These words are but a tiny part
Of what it takes to make the whole
The bath I use to cleanse the soul
My medicine to aid the heart'

Enjoyed.
~*Marge*~





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5 posted 08-07-2000 02:40 AM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Thank you everyone for such nice words. You're all so very kind.  

Michael



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