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Traces Left Behind

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Janet Marie
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0 posted 06-26-2000 12:49 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Janet Marie

~Traces Left Behind~

What's left of me ... inside of you ... did I leave anything behind,
am I a whisper in your heart ... a ghost of sweet regret in your mind.
Did I leave a trace of contentment ... did I mend the hole in your heart,
am I a secret that you keep ... a kind memory that love imparts.

When you think of me ... does it bring a gentle smile to your face,
do you cherish the love we shared ... is it held in a special place.
Did I leave a lasting impression ... any footprints on your soul,
did my love bring you peace ... did I complete and make you whole.

When you cry late at night ... am I there in your tears reflection,
did my love inspire you ... did I give your life direction.
Will I always be inside of you ... a soft shadow, a treasured memory,
will you look back on this love ... will this time be an echo of destiny.

Did my love make you strong ... did it help you to see your own light,
did my touch make you warm ... did my embrace comfort you in the night.
Can you now see the beauty in you ... can you love yourself thru my eyes,
can you accept fate's reasons ... walk the path to where love's future lies.

All of these things you have left in me ... a thousand kisses on my heart,
I hold on to the memories ... and cherish this love ... now that we're apart.


Janet Marie

for DeVante'... with love ...
for all the traces left behind.

© Copyright 2000 Janet Marie - All Rights Reserved
Sudhir Iyer
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since 04-26-2000
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Mumbai, India : now in Belgium


1 posted 06-26-2000 12:58 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Wondeful, Wonderful, Wonderful and I could go on like this....
better stop and (click)  

regards, sudhir

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee,
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;

- John Donne
brian madden
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since 05-06-2000
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2 posted 06-26-2000 01:26 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

You know this has my vote. a beautiful tribute to your soul mate.  

All of these things you have left in me ... a thousand kisses on my heart,
I hold on to the memories ... and cherish this love ... now that we're apart.



"An abyss that lasted creation A circus complete with all fools
Foundations that lasted the ages Then ripped apart at their roots"
joy division
Colin
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3 posted 06-26-2000 04:44 PM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

As I said in open (taking the easy way out LOL)

I think these are questions everyone who has ever been in love, then lost that love, asks themself at one time or another. I admire the way you can put words to all those feelings so well.

Eric.

p.s. that counts if you were with your love and then had to go a long distance away too  



"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.


[This message has been edited by Eric Williams (edited 06-26-2000).]
Munda
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4 posted 06-26-2000 05:40 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Beautiful poem Janet Marie  
Parker
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... the old black rum


5 posted 06-26-2000 07:12 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Janet, some of you devante poems are my fav's of yours, they have so much deep emotion and heart song....

three thumbs up....

Parker
BSC
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6 posted 06-27-2000 07:59 AM       View Profile for BSC   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BSC

Janet Marie this is simply beautiful.  Bonnie
Jamie
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Blue Heaven


7 posted 06-27-2000 08:47 AM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

Bravo. No less than outstanding.


jamie




Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".


Janet Marie
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8 posted 06-28-2000 01:25 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

thank you all for your kind words...i appreciate them and you, very much.
take care, jm


baby dont you work so hard
for this prize you've found,
it will all be gone-when you turn around,
cause nothing lasts forever anyway.
Rick Roberts
Severn
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9 posted 06-28-2000 02:37 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Just lovely butterfly sharer...just lovely...

hugs

K
Butterflies_dont_cry
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10 posted 06-28-2000 09:11 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Tears come easily with this one...
The hope that we have left even
a trace of us behind is what often
carries us forward, to think anything
less would.........well you know
Take care sweetie this one of course
has a HUGE vote from me!!!!
Mike
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11 posted 06-28-2000 10:52 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Wonderfully written.  Very nice.
Corazon
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12 posted 06-28-2000 10:59 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

I get mixed up, remember replying to some of these poems in open and then can't remember if I have voted...am glad I rechecked this one ...for sure its got my vote  
Martie
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13 posted 06-28-2000 12:37 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

jm--so much emotional power in your words...this is again so very well done!
LoveBug
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14 posted 06-28-2000 12:40 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

This is such a beautiful poem, my friend. I'm sure that a wonderful person such as yourself could never leave a person without having a lasting impression on them!

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea
Danny Holloway
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since 01-15-2000
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15 posted 06-29-2000 05:46 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

About the time I think i'm a poet I read one of your masterful poems and realize that there are people who write poetry and then there are poets.  Janet Marie, YOU ARE A POETS POET!

A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

Janet Marie
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16 posted 06-30-2000 11:48 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

thank you so much to all of you...
I truly appreciate your encouragement ...
most of all I grow as a poet in the light of your words.

Danny ... you are so sweet and have always
been one of my biggest supporters since my early first days here when I only posted over in DP...
I thank you my kind friend...truly.
much thanks to all.
love and respect
jm
AVANTI
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INDIA/MAHARASHTRA/PUNE


17 posted 07-13-2000 12:39 PM       View Profile for AVANTI   Email AVANTI   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for AVANTI

oh Janet...!
you got me right there with this one...
all the questions i ever think of right there! lovely poem
great work


If all was light...then I would have never learnt the dark...from which such truth evolves
from which evolves the light...
Avanti Rao

Marina
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since 02-10-2000
Posts 2267
Pickering, Ontario


18 posted 07-13-2000 01:48 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

I have no idea how I missed this one.  This is absolutely beautiful and a little sad.  He was very lucky to have a friend like you.  A wonderful tribute Jan.

My vote for sure!!!!!!!

Marina


It is a blessing to have wings for words, and passion in pen
Marina Crossley

Kit McCallum
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19 posted 07-14-2000 07:29 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Big heavy sigh ... wonderful Janet Marie, simply stunning! click, click, click  
shadow of poetry
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20 posted 07-24-2000 01:31 PM       View Profile for shadow of poetry   Email shadow of poetry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for shadow of poetry

this is amazing to me still
everytime i read it i see more
the love you two shared was a miracle
and i am forver better for having witnessed
it and his light
I now see that light in your poetry
and your eyes



my sister is the poet
I am but a shadow
by the light of poetry
I read then dream
ethome
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since 05-14-2000
Posts 11545
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21 posted 07-25-2000 02:40 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Gosh Janet I'm glad I caught all of these poems before they disappeared because I might not have searched after them..
I remember this one and it's even a little better the second time around...GMV..ethome..
Mark Bohannan
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since 06-21-2000
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22 posted 07-25-2000 06:30 PM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

Such a beautiful love and your heart really shows in this one.  What I wouldn't give............   voted yes.
Geoffrey Sonnen
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23 posted 07-27-2000 07:03 PM       View Profile for Geoffrey Sonnen   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Geoffrey Sonnen

Goodness Janet, I am at a loss for words, and believe me, that says a lot. More than touching, it cries Truth and yearning and you know, I totally empathize.

Peace,  Geoffrey
Heather Miller
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since 07-19-2000
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Bryan, Ohio USA


24 posted 07-27-2000 07:13 PM       View Profile for Heather Miller   Email Heather Miller   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Heather Miller's Home Page   View IP for Heather Miller

You got my vote.
This was so touching and beautiful, if you dont mind i would like to send this to someone that it aplys to.  
LITL,
Heather

With God all things are possible.


 
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