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The Middle of Nothing

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DiObear
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0 posted 04-30-2000 06:38 PM       View Profile for DiObear   Email DiObear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DiObear

THE MIDDLE OF NOTHING


In the middle
of carrying in a pile of junk mail
or sorting all my clean socks.

In the middle
of eating a drippy egg sandwich
or sipping on a glass of Merlot.

In the middle
of filling a tub with bubbles
or stopping in rush hour traffic.

In the middle
of nothing in particular
They come uninvited.

Out of nowhere
the tears begin with a choke
and flow down my sad cheeks.

From far away
they’ve traveled many years
and I’m as tired as they are.

From deep inside
I recognize the need
to let the sorrow breathe.



 
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Poet deVine
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1 posted 04-30-2000 06:57 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

This really affected me! Welcome to the family..I look forward to reading more from you...Please check your email for a special welcome!  
netswan
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2 posted 04-30-2000 06:58 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Welcome to Passions DiObear.
Such a great poem to start out with.

You have clean socks?  hehehe.

netswan
Jeffrey Carter
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3 posted 04-30-2000 07:00 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Welcome to passions. I look forward to reading more of your work.

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
DiObear
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4 posted 04-30-2000 07:06 PM       View Profile for DiObear   Email DiObear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DiObear

I'm feeling overwhelmed by the responses I've received within minutes of posting this poem.  I've posted some of my poems and have responded to other people's poetry on other poetry web sites.  But, it has always seemed like you needed to be a part of some 'group' to have anyone actually take a minute to say something about your work.  

Thank you for making me feel so welcome.  It almost feels like home.

DiObear

 
Marge Tindal
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5 posted 04-30-2000 07:08 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

DiObear~
This is just heartbreakingly beautiful.
Now dry those tears and write us another
one just as lovely.
Welcome to Passion's family of friends.
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Denise
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6 posted 04-30-2000 08:54 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Welcome to Passions! You have expressed the pain very well in this!

Denise
cutie2005
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7 posted 04-30-2000 09:01 PM       View Profile for cutie2005   Email cutie2005   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cutie2005

this is really nice... Good job!!
Martie
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8 posted 04-30-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This is written so well with such simplicity, yet so much truth...it touched me.  Welcome to Passions!
doreen peri
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9 posted 04-30-2000 09:45 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

You have quite a talent with words.. i'll be looking for more... thank you for the read.
DiObear
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10 posted 05-01-2000 09:44 AM       View Profile for DiObear   Email DiObear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DiObear

Thank you to everyone for your comments.  You definitely know how to make a newcomer feel welcome!

DiObear


 
Corazon
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11 posted 05-01-2000 10:36 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

this is good, describes it soooo perfectly....sigh....you write *me* too  
jkm1
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12 posted 05-01-2000 12:01 PM       View Profile for jkm1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jkm1

very nice. i agree sometimes you just need to let the tears flow. =)
DiObear
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13 posted 05-01-2000 02:56 PM       View Profile for DiObear   Email DiObear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DiObear

Corazon --- thanks for your words.

jkm --- You're right.  You do need to let the tears flow.  It took me years to learn that and when I did, it seemed like they came out of nowhere.  That's where the poem came from.  Now I just let the tears drop as soon as they need to.
winterinblue
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14 posted 05-02-2000 12:04 AM       View Profile for winterinblue   Email winterinblue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for winterinblue

This poem shakes me by the roots, leaving me a bare root tree high and dry in the back of the lot.  You speak the truth, and I know all about those tears.  Excellently written.
Cerenity
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15 posted 05-03-2000 08:29 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi DiObear,

This is wonderful my friend, you are so right about the tears coming when ever they feel like it just out of the blue. Very nice job, enjoyed this much and look forward to more of your work.

WELCOME TO PASSIONS,

Cerenity
Sudhir Iyer
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16 posted 05-03-2000 08:31 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Excellent first post DiObear,
Welcome to passions,

regards,
sudhir.

 Take each day as it comes,
Consider each day as a flight,
Try hard to succeed and fly,
Surely then you will reach some height.

But if by some chance you don’t,
Remember that tomorrow will always come.
Learn this well and learn this hard
That today’s efforts will pay for tomorrow’s fun.

A Crazy Monster, a.k.a Ski

ESP
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Floating gently on a cloud....


17 posted 05-03-2000 08:55 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Welcome to the Passions family! This is a very touching first piece....I look forward to seeing more of you!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
daft
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18 posted 05-03-2000 09:52 AM       View Profile for daft   Email daft   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for daft

What a lovely poem even with a few tears. Let them flow!
pen of passion
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19 posted 05-03-2000 11:01 PM       View Profile for pen of passion   Email pen of passion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pen of passion

Tear of healing, come and go, and I know the flow: they say the pain will go.  You wrote a touching poem.
Butterflies_dont_cry
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20 posted 05-04-2000 12:27 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

You express the feelings so well and yes they do come out of nowhere don't they? A smell a sound a touch....brings it all back without warning.  I look forward to reading more, welcome to passions!! You made an outstanding entrance.

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

DiObear
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21 posted 05-05-2000 11:20 PM       View Profile for DiObear   Email DiObear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DiObear

Thanks to all for your encouraging and thoughtful words.  With wonderful people like you in the world, I think those tears will be more a thing of the past.

With much gratitude,
DiObear
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