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Since I Met You

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Eloise
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0 posted 04-29-2000 02:08 AM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Eloise

(I have carried this poem with me for many years.  Actually, since I was in high school. I don't remember how I got it or even who wrote it, but I had several friends who never came back from Vietnam and so it always had a special meaning.  It was also the piece that inspired me to start writing. It seems to be fitting at this time.)


Since I Met You  (Unknown Author)

Hello God, I have never spoken to you.
But, now I want to say, "How do you do?"
You see God, they told me you didn't exist.
And like a fool, I believed all this.
Last night from my shellhole I saw your sky.
I figured, right then, they had told me a lie.
Had I taken time to see the things you made,
I'd had known they weren't calling a spade a spade.
I wonder God, if you'll take my hand.
Somehow I feel that you'll understand.
Funny I had to come to this hellish place,
Before I had time to see your face.
Well I guess there isn't much to say.
But, I'm so glad God, I met you today.
I guess the zero hour will soon be here.
But I'm not afraid, since I know you are near.
The signal!  Well God, I have to go.
I like you alot, this I want you to know.
Look now, this will be a horrible fight.
Who knows, I may come to your house tonight.
Though I wasn't friendly to you before,
I wonder God, if you'll wait at your door.
Look, I'm crying. Me!  Shedding tears!
I wish I had known you these many years.
Well, I have to go now, God, good-bye.
Strange, since I met you, I'm not afraid to die.
© Copyright 2000 Eloise - All Rights Reserved
Brandyn Sand
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1 posted 04-29-2000 08:44 AM       View Profile for Brandyn Sand   Email Brandyn Sand   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Brandyn Sand's Home Page   View IP for Brandyn Sand

As you said, this one is definately a "keeper."  Thank you for posting it.

 
Denise
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2 posted 04-29-2000 12:38 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is a beautiful, touching poem, Eloise. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Denise
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3 posted 04-29-2000 03:44 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Eloise~
Thank you for touching my heart.
~*Marge*~
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4 posted 04-29-2000 03:47 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

This touched me very deeply... thank you for posting it.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
ESP
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5 posted 04-29-2000 04:49 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Oh this one really touched me too. So sweet and sad and beautiful all at once. Thank you for sharing it.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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JamesMichael
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6 posted 04-29-2000 04:55 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

It is my understanding that many have turned to their maker when they feel like death is quickly approaching...even when it seems as if life has forsaken us ...even when we find ourselves in a position where death is imminent God will still be there for us...James
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7 posted 04-29-2000 05:36 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

~this brought tears to my eyes to say the least. this one is most definitely a forever keeper! i am saving this one in my folder of favorite poems. whomever wrote this deserves a standing ovation in my opinion, was written with such emotional intensity. god has a way of shining thru even in our darkest of hours and letting us know that yes everything will be "ok".

take care!
~Amy~

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
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8 posted 05-02-2004 09:30 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

it happens that way
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