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ivypoet
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0 posted 07-04-2006 05:28 PM       View Profile for ivypoet   Email ivypoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ivypoet

My dad committed suicide when I was not quite 2 years old. My mother is old school and didn't talk about him. Nor did any other family members. I felt abandoned.

Where were you?
By rose ivy

Where were you when I was two?
Was I so terrible
that you withdrew?
Where were you when I was four?
Beneath the ground
you were no more.
When I turned six and started school,
I got a new dad,
not so cool.
When I was twelve and began to grow,
Things went wrong.
I needed you so.
By the time I turned fifteen I had to run.
But not to you.
It wasn’t fun.
As Iturned older I worked at life.
Not having you near
caused great strife.
I found my love. I adopted his family.
Where I had you not,
there I had plenty.
I am now old, my children grown.
But never thought to abandon
what gifts I was shown.

Where were you?
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1 posted 07-04-2006 06:34 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Such an aching heartfelt write Rose Ivy.
So sad indeed..
but I am pleased to see you married and had children of your own.
Life does have it's twists and turns..
but, I am happy to see yours turned out okay.

Once again...Welcome to Passions!!
~Smiles & Hugs, Nancy~

Don't bring me down now,
let me stay here for awhile
You know life's too short,
let me bathe here in your smile.

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2 posted 07-06-2006 04:53 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

ivypoet:  Such a sad and touching piece! Children always seem to feel guilty when such an act occurs at a young age. I'm glad you were able to make a happy life eventually!  

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Rose~
What a touching share~

To write is to heal~

Thank you for sharing this here with us~

WELCOME to the Corner Pub~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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jody5
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very sad write, and an excellent poem showing your life.  I will pray for you

Hugs Kimberly

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5 posted 07-07-2006 08:40 PM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

Dear Ivypoet.  This is so touching.  I am happy to know you have found a way of healing from such a tragic event so early in your life.  Welcome to our Corner.  Love, Joyce
Lighthousebob
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6 posted 07-08-2006 12:08 PM       View Profile for Lighthousebob   Email Lighthousebob   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Lighthousebob's Home Page   View IP for Lighthousebob

W E L C O M E ! ! !

Rose,

Welcome to Passions. I was touched by the tragedy expressed here by your poem and the fact that my own Mother died when I was two years old, but I think that the difference is that she did not commit suicide... I really think that the tragedy here is not found in the death of your Father, but in the way that he chose to live or the way that he chose to take his life... and also this is where the wonderful wonderful victory in your poem is found because you chose a better way.  You chose to live and you chose to consider others in your life and the many many special gifts that you were given. A very good poem and I enjoyed reading it very very much.

God bless you and, again, W E L C O M E.

-Bob
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