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I Can't Let Go

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Butterflies_dont_cry
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0 posted 07-24-2000 02:11 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry



Why do I do this.....why do breathe life into your memory
Ache burns deep in my soul....but that doesnít stop me

My heart shattered into a million tears when you walked away
So why do I so desperately need to feel you each and every day

I hold you in my dreams and feel you deep within my soul
With you I was able to be free and feel completely whole
  
For a moment happiness and joy were mine to taste
I canít let that sweet walk with love be just a waste

You showed me the view of heaven within your embrace
The feel of passion upon my skin......I had never felt such grace

I canít let those moments float away...they will live forever free
Free to float within my heart and cause sweet tears of memory

Desire lives on refusing to believe that you wonít be back
Ivy of  hope grows in a futile attempt to cover this crack

I know Iím a fool to keep this candle burning strong and true
I know itís time to blow it out and move on without you

ďI Always WillĒ echoes in my heart....your words upon the wind blow
Torturing my heart with empty promises....but I just can't let them go~

  

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serenity blaze
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1 posted 07-24-2000 02:14 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Hugs for a butterfly...I'll be gentle...this was very touching...I felt every word.
Mark Bohannan
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In the winds of Cherokee song


2 posted 07-24-2000 02:19 PM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

OHHHH sad I am for you.  Your words reach out so loud and I can only offer you a big hug.  Now you got me crying my heart out for you.  You really know how to get to a guy dont you.  Loved the poem my dear.
JamesMichael
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3 posted 07-24-2000 02:27 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Beautiful writing...in my experience the longer I held on the more pain I experienced..so I finally let go when I could bear no more...hope for the best for you....James
Mark Bohannan
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In the winds of Cherokee song


4 posted 07-24-2000 03:30 PM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

up up and away...back to the top  
Gossamerwings
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5 posted 07-24-2000 03:31 PM       View Profile for Gossamerwings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gossamerwings

I am sorry for your pain. This is so sad.
Sometimes it is easier, letting go in a dream...try it,if you know what I mean,I hope it helps you! Gentle hugs to you!


Gossamerwings ;)
Kit McCallum
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6 posted 07-24-2000 03:49 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Sweet and gentle hugs for the words
and love you so tenderly portrayed ...
beautifully written Butterflies!

Best wishes,
/Kit
Butterflies_dont_cry
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7 posted 07-24-2000 09:05 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

serenity* Thank you for reading and for the hugs...both are greatly appreciated.

Mark* Sorry for your tears...and No...I'm afraid I haven't a CLUE   Thank you for reading and offering you hugs~

G.W.* I will certainly try that...it's worth a shot!! Thank you for reading~

Kit*  Thank you as always for your kindness..you are always so sweet~
Lone Wolf
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8 posted 07-24-2000 09:11 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

BDC,

Girl, you have grabbed my heart here.  Wow.  Power and beauty all wrapped into one small colorful butterfly package.  Feel the power my friend . . . in it lies the strength to finally let go.  Easier said than done I know.  So hard to extinguish the flame isn't it my friend?  Some day, we survived . . .  
Wonderful.  ***HUGS***

LW


Poetry should surprise by fine excess...it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts and appear almost a remembrance. -J.Keats
Danny Holloway
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9 posted 07-25-2000 05:47 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

~~Nice writing~~ filled with such emotion...
where love has been!!
Bill Charles
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highways, & byways, for now


10 posted 07-25-2000 05:50 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

Butterflies_dont_cry,
When I read this work of yours, all I wanted to do was send you a hug. Here it is, just for you, but only if you smile. "HHUUGG"!

Butterflies_dont_cry
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L.W.* Ya know I appreciate your sweet words and your friendship...thank you!!

Danny* Thank you for reading...always enjoy your comments~

Bill*  AWE...thanks    BTW...I'm smiling 90% of the time.....honest    but any reason for a hug is a good one.  Thank you!
Janet Marie
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12 posted 07-25-2000 10:09 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Why do I do this.....why do breathe life into your memory
Ache burns deep in my soul....but that doesnít stop me
=========================
I canít let that sweet walk with love be just a waste
=========================
You showed me the view of heaven within your embrace
The feel of passion upon my skin......I had never felt such grace
========================
Desire lives on refusing to believe that you wonít be back
Ivy of  hope grows in a futile attempt to cover this crack

I know Iím a fool to keep this candle burning strong and true
I know itís time to blow it out and move on without you

ďI Always WillĒ echoes in my heart....your words upon the wind blow
Torturing my heart with empty promises....but I just can't let them go~

===========================
first of all let me say I'm sorry it took me so long to get here...I was beginning to think Ceres was hell bent on my Not reading this poem...
that being said...let me tell you that it was worth every miserable second of the wait...
H-this poem is absolutely amazing...
I truly dont believe I have the words to do it justice or to tell you how it effects me...
(but that wont stop me in worship mode)
but then you already KNOW...
my god girl... this just cuts so deep....
and you know that I know....(yada yada)
and ya know...
as much as it hurts ...  and it hurts like hell...
I know that you know ----
I don't think we'd trade a minute of it away..to NOT know the pain...
something's are just too damn sweet to regret...
something's just need to be tasted...even if only briefly...
and over and above the emotions of this-
I would like to say that this is
a very well written poem and its grace takes your writing to yet another level...
you have some amazing lines in here...
the ones I could read thru my tears...
the Ivy of hope metaphor kicks poetic butt
and while Im down here on me knees worshiping...
let me say this ...
WHY ASK WHY.....
You know what I always say.....
"So much better for your touch"
"worth every tear that I cried"
and it sure does make for some awesome damn poetry...
this one proving my point...
I love ya for this one my dear SS...
(ok...Im done now) LOL
for now anyway...
later-I KNOW-gator

Parker
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Butterflies, you show your heart deep and with your wonderful poetic style. I to know what its like when these feeling never die or go away. I guess treu emotion is not meant to. Here's a hug and a kiss from old parker just to take your mind of it....xo...ok maybe some more xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, ok so I got carried away. Why are you stareing at me with that evil eye....  

Parker
Butterflies_dont_cry
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14 posted 07-26-2000 12:43 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

J.M.* Thank you from the bottom of my mending
heart...it will come and you are sooooo right
I wouldn't have missed it for the world~

Parker* Oh you silly man...twas not an evil
eye.....that was lust    Thank you for the......um......comfort...come back soon  




[This message has been edited by Butterflies_dont_cry (edited 07-26-2000).]
Paula Finn
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15 posted 07-26-2000 12:47 AM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

Butterflies...I know its hard to let go...but believe me there is such a wonderful future once you do. HUGS girl.

never say never
Holly
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16 posted 07-26-2000 09:43 AM       View Profile for Holly   Email Holly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Holly's Home Page   View IP for Holly

This is great work bdc! I can so relate to this. You have wonderfu image and a beautiful flow in your work. I enjoy reading your work so much..but this one certainly hit home. LOVE IT!
love & all,
-Holly


I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.
Michel de Montaigne

TerryW
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17 posted 07-26-2000 11:14 AM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Oh, Butterflies~

I know Iím a fool to keep this candle burning strong and true
I know itís time to blow it out and move on without you

ďI Always WillĒ echoes in my heart....your words upon the wind blow
Torturing my heart with empty promises....but I just can't let them go~


I know exactly how you feel.  It is hard to let go when you love so much, but it is impossible to hold on to a love that doesn't love you back.  (Been there, done that  )

Just remember one thing, my friend -- I have a candle burning for our friendship all the time!

  

Love Ya, Sweetie~
     Terry


~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.


[This message has been edited by TerryW (edited 07-26-2000).]
Butterflies_dont_cry
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18 posted 07-26-2000 11:51 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Paula* Thank you as always your comments are
appreciated~

Holly* Thank you for your kindness and for
sharing your heart in your reply~

Terry* So sad to know so many share this
pain...I know I should let go......but my
heart refuses to listen.  Thank you for your
wise advice...and most of all for friendship~
EagleOne
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Between a laugh and a tear...


19 posted 07-26-2000 04:45 PM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

My very dear friend,I too feel your pain. Awesome work, filled with emotion!

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Unknown


Martini
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20 posted 07-26-2000 04:59 PM       View Profile for Martini   Email Martini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Martini

what a beautiful poem
It touched me.....
i feel the same way you do right now about someone, my mind tells me to move on but my heart is still with him...

hopefully for both of us it will get better with time

excellent piece


"In three words I can sum up everything I learned about life: It Goes On"
~Robert Frost
Martini
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21 posted 07-26-2000 05:00 PM       View Profile for Martini   Email Martini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Martini

adding this to my personal library....
Sudhir Iyer
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22 posted 07-26-2000 05:01 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Before my rambling head starts wobbling let me just say that this was TOUCHING and get away from the pain that I feel reading this.....

butterflies~
Instead of boring you to boredom (was that new?) I will just say
Take Care...

Many regards,
sudhir
brian madden
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23 posted 07-26-2000 05:12 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

BDC a powerful emotional piece thanks for sharing.

"A frog, it cannot comprehend the sea Nor me happiness" Paul Draper-Mansun
Toddles
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24 posted 07-26-2000 05:20 PM       View Profile for Toddles   Email Toddles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toddles

BDC:
Hey, I don't really know what to say... somehow I missed this one before now & I am simply moved beyond words, yes of course I too have been in that place and it brings back some very familiar feelings. Bitter & sweet simultaneously. Anyhow I LOVE this poem!
 
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