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A tree, a poem, a candle, and more than a man

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FadingSun
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0 posted 05-02-2000 06:21 AM       View Profile for FadingSun   Email FadingSun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for FadingSun

"A tree, a poem, a candle, and more than a man"

If I were a tree,
You would be my roots.
Pouring life into me,
And I would stand proud.

If I were a poem,
You would be my emotion.
Bringing true passion to otherwise meaningless words.
And I would read so beautifully.

If I were a candle,
You would be my flame.
Giving my existence meaning,
And I would burn so bright.

But I am not a Tree,
Nor am I Poem or Candle.
But because of your entrance into my heart,
I am most certainly not just a man.

© Copyright 2000 Steve Nelson - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 05-02-2000 06:36 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I love this - what a potent last verse, it really grabbed me...

Oh and welcome to Passions...

    

K
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2 posted 05-02-2000 06:54 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Words I have longed to hear--and I'll take 'em anywhere!  Scrumptious!  O how i do thank you....and yes, it's been my pleasure...do it again...
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3 posted 05-02-2000 07:17 AM       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

FadingSun~
This is quite lovely.
Welcome to Passion's.
~*Marge*~


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tracie66
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4 posted 05-02-2000 08:54 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Oh wow
this is the most beautiful thing   You have to show her this S~ she will love it, I know she will.
Not just a man but a treasured soul  
Tracie~


 Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


Martie
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5 posted 05-02-2000 10:23 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

What a beautiful, love-filled poem!
DiObear
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6 posted 05-02-2000 10:29 AM       View Profile for DiObear   Email DiObear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DiObear

When I got to the lines "But I am not a Tree,
Nor am I Poem or Candle", I thought, for a second that, that it would be a sad poem.  I was surprised and pleased at the last two lines.  Great job.

DiObear
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7 posted 09-30-2006 08:32 PM       View Profile for Mother   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Mother

I remember this poem...wow its been sooo long since then, and I still love it.
 
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