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Better to Give than Receive

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Butterflies_dont_cry
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0 posted 04-24-2000 07:19 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


Better to Give than Receive

I hope you never feel it
This pain you bestowed on me
To cry with the lights unlit
or to ask yourself “why me?”

I pray you never feel this
The betrayal of a friend
Never feel an ache like this
The hurt felt now has no end

I trust you’ll never walk here
Down the path of love that’s gone
To be stabbed by one so dear
To wake never to see dawn

I wish you’ll not received it
The broken heart you gave me
It’s hard to believe it
This....your final gift to me



 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

© Copyright 2000 Butterflies_dont_cry - All Rights Reserved
LoveBug
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1 posted 04-24-2000 07:36 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

It is horrible to be stabbed in the back by a friend, but you just have to pick up the pieces and learn to trust again. Good poem.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
Torrie
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2 posted 04-24-2000 09:14 PM       View Profile for Torrie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Torrie

Wow.  I really connected with this.  I too know how it feels to have your heart broken by a friend -- it's not a nice thing.  You've really expressed yourself well here.
Janet Marie
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3 posted 04-24-2000 11:07 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I feel your pain in this one my girl...
you have really expressed your heart in this...
your writing gets stronger with eacxh new poem...I love seeing this.
stay strong SS.
take care too(smile)
jm


 Well the sun sets gently on your shoulders
And it makes me want to touch you there.
And the light in your eyes makes me feel
Like there's something much better out there
Something kind...
And I know someday I might be looking around
Trying to find some purpose
Well purpose it can't be that hard to find
As long as I've got the wind...
The wind and your love to carry me.
vertical horizon


Butterflies_dont_cry
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4 posted 04-24-2000 11:18 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry


Love Bug* Thank you for reading and yes it does...the one you least expect it from.

Torrie* I'm sorry you have walked this path
and I thank you for reading.

J.M.* The writing may be stronger...not sure if I am...lol Thank you for your encouragement...my faithful butterfly catcher   **AWH's** S.S.


 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

Jeffrey Carter
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State of constant confusion!


5 posted 04-24-2000 11:44 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

BDC...May I offer you my shoulder...This piece is truly heartbreaking in itself.

All my love,
Jeffrey
Butterflies_dont_cry
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6 posted 04-24-2000 11:56 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry


Jeffrey* You have such a beautiful heart, thank you for your kindness and for reading I'll keep your shoulder in mind should I require one.


 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

Parker
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7 posted 04-24-2000 11:58 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Butterflies, Hugs..............

Parker
EagleOne
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Between a laugh and a tear...


8 posted 04-25-2000 03:12 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

As always my friend you write well, with such feeling and express them so well.

 Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien
Cerenity
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9 posted 04-26-2000 08:21 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Miss Butterfly,

This was a beautiful poem my dear, I am sorry it has to apply to you though, I hope one day this person knows and feels your pain as well.

Cerenity
tracie66
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10 posted 04-26-2000 08:25 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Sweet Butterfly~
This was sad and I send a Hug and a  
your way
Tracie~


 Keep all the windows of your mind open
Anne Rooks

Butterflies_dont_cry
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Parker* Thank you so much  
EagleOne* Thank you my friend, I appreciate your kind words as always  
Cerenity* Thank you...I wish he knew too but I suppose it wouldn't accomplish a thing so I just have to let it go or give it one heck of a try.
Tracie*   Thank you for the hugs...one can never have to many!!


 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

netswan
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12 posted 04-26-2000 09:07 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Butterfly - this really reads well.
Excellent poem --and such an awful
pain to have to live through.

  -- I love the title, too --)

hugs,
netswan  
ESP
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Floating gently on a cloud....


13 posted 04-26-2000 09:13 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Betrayal is a harsh road to pass down....be strong little butterfly, blue skies may be around the corner.

Many hugs to you and much love,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
Denise
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14 posted 04-26-2000 01:26 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very sad, Butterflies, I can feel the pain in this.

Denise
Butterflies_dont_cry
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Netswan* Thank you...and for you to say you liked my title...well that is something to smile about!! for titles are my weakest point  
Lizzie* I'm beginning to see alot of silver linings lately but for a while it was hard to believe, thank you for the love and the hugs   right back atcha  
Denise* There was alot of pain in this, which is why I don't want anyone else to feel it, not even the one that gave it.  Thank you so much for your comments and for reading.
mariee66
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16 posted 04-26-2000 02:38 PM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

This is very heart rendering~
Lovely work~
Marie~
passing shadows
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I understand well
Kit McCallum
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18 posted 05-13-2004 07:20 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Hey Butterflies ... I've miss reading your poetry. I'm glad Dixie's been reading in the archives. I hope all is well with you.

Best wishes,
/Kit
 
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