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Road Map of Love

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netswan
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0 posted 04-30-2000 06:31 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Road Map of Love

She cuddled her infant
with soft warm loving hands
and could not get over
that he was heaven sent

Her husband reached over
to hold their son with pride
Eyes full of his wonder
at this child at his side

The baby soon suckled
next to his mother's breast
and she fed him  sweetly
her eyes softly caressed


It was later that night
She slipped off her covers
and wobbled to the bath
and froze at the bright light

The mirror was set under
the harshly glaring globe
- red stretch marks were showing
scarlet her scarred skin showed

She struggled against tears
with eyes stinging with shame
her husband came to see
why she had called his name

Why was his beautiful
wife looking sad tonight?
She pointed to her scars
her eyes full of disgust

His fingers ran over
each dark crimsomed scar
he then whispered  so sweetly
in her ear,"

"This is the road
map to our love."

Years of their devotion
brought them children - five
one day he looked in the
mirror quite surprised

She held him and traced his
lines with her finger and
whispered softly in his
ear, "This is the road map of
our love."

They clung to  each other
under harsh light above
thinking of each other
and road maps of their
love

netswan


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ESP
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1 posted 04-30-2000 06:48 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

I think this is a lovely poem....it really touched me cos I do believe that love goes way beyond appearance and I also found it to be a very sweet poem.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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2 posted 04-30-2000 02:21 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

OMG, T, This is soooo beautiful. You know I actually told my wife that after she had our first child. Yes , seriously I did.

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep
netswan
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3 posted 04-30-2000 04:55 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Esp --you are so sweet. I have read many
of your comments on poems --such a sweetie.

Jeffrey, I am sending this poem back to
the top, not for me, but for you.
Your comment needs to be read by all who
read this poem.--

Thanks you, two.
netswan
DiObear
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4 posted 04-30-2000 07:23 PM       View Profile for DiObear   Email DiObear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DiObear

Your title caught my eye and I was half hoping for some advice or the rules for love.  What I found was something totally different... a beautiful poem and a new way of looking at my own stretch marks.  Thanks.
Nicole
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5 posted 04-30-2000 07:36 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

All I have to say, is that this made me cry.  And that has not happened in a very long time.  What a touching poem, beautiful.
cutie2005
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6 posted 04-30-2000 09:09 PM       View Profile for cutie2005   Email cutie2005   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cutie2005

that was really nice!!! Good job.. I loved it..
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7 posted 04-30-2000 10:03 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Back to the top for this one Teresa, 'cause it brought back a beautiful memory.

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep
Irish Rose
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8 posted 04-30-2000 10:10 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

I've stood in front of that mirror and I cried with this one.....bless you

 Kathleen
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9 posted 04-30-2000 10:14 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

T,
Excellent writing, my friend!!!  So warm and touching.  Hope I find a love like that one day.  


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10 posted 04-30-2000 10:25 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Ohmigawd...this one gave me chills...and I hope one day to have someone to share this experience with.  Wonderous job in putting such love into this piece.


Alicat
netswan
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11 posted 04-30-2000 10:53 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

You guys are just wonderful - thanks so
much for your compliments on this poem.
Just makes my heart sing when I can write
something that brings out the emotions
you are showing with your warm hearts.

Thanks,
netswan

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that's sweet
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