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Tom26
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since 05-07-2000
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0 posted 05-09-2000 01:51 PM       View Profile for Tom26   Email Tom26   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tom26

I just want to apologize for the way I've been thinking lately. When I first started here, I was under the impression that if no one responded to my poems within an hour, the poem was horrible, but I know now that is just not true.

God gave me one chance
And I bailed
God gave me one chance
And I failed
Just one chance
I thought it was through
Just one chance
To be with you

But, God opened a window
When He closed that door
He's giving me another chance
Just one more
You're the reason I live
The best thing that could happen to me
How do you spell "ethereal"?
J-A-N-I-N-E

© Copyright 2000 Tom26 - All Rights Reserved
Aimster
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since 02-19-2000
Posts 4367
Charlotte, NC


1 posted 05-09-2000 01:58 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

tom--

i for one really like your work...and i know my fellow friends here at passions would never intentionally make someone feel bad about their work. we all are here to write poetry, to learn from another, and to grow and mature as individuals and as poets. it is my belief that anyone who has enough guts to post his/her poetry online is a true winner. i believe that everyone here makes up the passions family...and that we all connect on different levels, however connect we do...just the same  . as for this piece, i thought it was beatiful. she is a lucky girl and so are you...sometimes all we need is one more chance. i hope this is yours.
take care,
amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
Tom26
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2 posted 05-09-2000 03:24 PM       View Profile for Tom26   Email Tom26   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tom26

Thanks again. I honestly didn't know what I was thinking. As for me and Janine, I haven't asked her out yet. I guess it's so hard because I haven't actually spoken to her in three years and when I see her everyday, it just makes things harder. I don't know, maybe that's more info on me than people want, but at this point I need all the help I can get.
lorilockheart
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since 05-06-2000
Posts 206
Alabama


3 posted 05-09-2000 09:05 PM       View Profile for lorilockheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lorilockheart

Tom,
You can read my writing and know that I relate to your comments above.  How hard it is to have such strong, powerful feelings about someone, and yet be powerless at the same time.  You have spoken to me in true kinship. Thanks,
Lori

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean. Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens. Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance - I hope you dance.
song by LeeAnn Womack
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
JamesMichael
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since 11-16-1999
Posts 31622
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


4 posted 05-09-2000 09:18 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Tom I like the thoughts expressed here...she must really be a lovely girl...this Janine of which you write and live.   James
Denise
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5 posted 05-09-2000 09:21 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

There's no need for apologies, Tom. Just stick around, the more people get to know you through your replies to their poems the more replies you will get to yours. You just have to make your presence known and that usually takes a little time. This poem is very sweet. I hope you get the courage up to talk to her. If she truly is the one for you it will work out!

Denise
netswan
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since 03-28-2000
Posts 1395
Washington


6 posted 05-09-2000 10:45 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Tom - I am glad you realize it is not your
poems that don't get responded to.
So many poems so many people hoping for responses.  So much time ---
I respond to a good many  as you can see
by how long I have been here and the amt
of posts ----but I am human.

This poem is lovely ------and since I am
so outspoken, if God gives you one
chance then you better go talk to this
girl of your dreams ------what if she
is shy and thinks you are one heck of a guy?

Then where will you two be???
We have to take chances in life - especially
so, with our hearts.

netswan
Lone Wolf
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since 03-16-2000
Posts 5900
Lansing, MI USA


7 posted 05-09-2000 11:05 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Tom...must admit haven't been on to read a whole lot lately, but I like your work.  This is a great poem and your feeling come through loud and clear.  I hope you get your chance....


 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
 
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