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The Great Escape

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JamesMichael
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0 posted 05-09-2000 08:20 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for JamesMichael

The great escape

You were a lover that didn't want to stay.
How many times did you want to just be on your way.
I was the crazy guy that still wanted you anyway.
Until...I realized the only way true love would ever come to me
would follow the day me and you set each other free.
I watched our best days waving as they were slowly passing.
I knew we both could no longer wait to accept our fate.
Another lovers plane now doomed for crashing.
I still remember the day you went away
as if it was only yesterday.
I could have stopped you?
But...why the hell would I want to have my say
and quite possibly ruin an otherwise perfectly normal day.
Her plan was actually very simple and it could no longer wait
cause now freedom was calling out to her
its time for the great escape.
And as her motorcycle roars loudly into its noisy pipes
a smile touches her lips for awhile
for she knows just a few miles down the road freedom waits with all its hopes and style.
Now she can no longer hesitate.
The beginning of a brand new life doesn't want to wait.
No doubt she feels just like Steve McQueen as she rode her motorcyle from the scene.
I watch as her bike surges away.
How many times has her heart cryed and yearned for this very day.
She must have always knew she wasn't where she really wanted to be.
Her battle cry has to be give me freedom and hello liberty.
She quickly traverses hills, valleys, and gullys
only stopping for rest in the shadows.
She and her bike fly gracefully over every fence and sometimes she cruises thru lovely silky meadows.
Each successive Evil Kneivel jump seems to invigorate her more and gets her nostrils flaring.
At long last she has embraced the day to get away
this girl that is so strong and full of daring.
Suddenly on the dusty road ahead
doubt and fear raise up their ugly heads.
She already knows where she must go...
she will give them no chance to gain control
all she hears and knows is this freedom calling out to her soul.
She calls on every ounce of strength for she knows the prize is just around the bend
for that is where freedom waits and where a new life begins.
It wasn't easy for me to let my love go away.
She was my best friend in many ways.
But I chose to respect and accept the truth that her love never wanted to stay
and I hope we both embrace the lessons learned from this great escape.
She took her love and went away
so freedom...sweet freedom could embrace us both on that sad but lovely day.
Sweetheart...with all my sincerity I say..."I hope and pray your lonely heart finds the one and only place it yearns to stay."

Jameslee@May09,2000
Iloveyouhonand
lifegoeson.





[This message has been edited by jmlee12345 (edited 05-09-2000).]
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Denise
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1 posted 05-09-2000 09:04 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Sometimes there is nothing to do but let them go. This is very sad, but as you say, life does go on. I hope you find the one for you.

Denise
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2 posted 05-09-2000 09:42 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

James, I hope you are not talking about your lovely Lena here?  i thought things were going well....

Marina
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3 posted 05-09-2000 10:25 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Wow James,...you did an amazing job with this.  I just kept reading and reading and then just sat here....sort of like in a deeply saddened daze. *Sigh*  You have done a superb job expressing yourself here.  It took lots of courage to finally let go of something that you wanted so much to be,... and I send you strength.  Great post.
First__Knight
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4 posted 05-09-2000 10:27 PM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Great expressions of release....and sorrow....Better wishes for the future.. God Bless

 A man does not love a woman because she is beautiful...But she is beautiful because he loves her.


Janet Marie
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5 posted 05-10-2000 01:25 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

SBJ...
this is such a strong and emotional poem
so very well written out and expressed...
sometimes the only way to show them how much we love them is to let them go...
take care sweet poet
jm


 It's amazing
How you make your face just like a wall
How you take your heart and turn it off
How I turn my head and you lose it all ...
And it's unnerving
How one move just puts me by myself
There you go just trusting someone else
Now I know I put us both through hell ...
I'm not sayin
That there was nothing wrong
I just didn't think you'd ever get tired of me
And I'm not sayin
We ever had the right to hold on
I just didn't wanna let you get away from me.
~MB20~Leave


JamesMichael
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6 posted 05-10-2000 05:54 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I appreciate all your comments.  Marina this is Gina definately not Lena.  Me and Lena are taking it nice and slow.  I would give her the world but it is not mine to give so I'll just give my heart...but only if she gives me her heart in return...I'm very picky about that...hopefully no more Gina types...for my good and theirs...I don't want to experience any more great escapes.
All of the wonderful comments are true...I have went thru quite a lot in the past year or so and I have felt lots of sorrow and letting go definately takes lots of courage and conviction.  Thanks for your understanding.  James
lorilockheart
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7 posted 05-10-2000 07:22 PM       View Profile for lorilockheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lorilockheart

James, you're so right.  Sometimes you've got to let go.  And in your case it looks as if what has now come into your life is much more special.  I love the ending - life goes on.  So much hope, love, and yet pride too.  I'm happy that your life is going on.  

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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
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Lone Wolf
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8 posted 05-10-2000 07:38 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

James,
Great look into your soul, my friend.  This is a great piece.  Glad to hear you do not feel this way right now.  Sometimes letting go is all you can do....take care.
LW


 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
JamesMichael
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9 posted 05-11-2000 03:58 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Thank you Lori and LW for reading and commenting on my writing.  I wanted to understand some of the feelings my ex must have been feeling to have been trapped in a relationship where she didn't really want to be..but she stayed for necessity, for loyalty, for our companionship, but love definately was not the reason...so I felt empathy for her and I realized that both of us needed to let go of whatever we had for whatever reason we were so desperately holding on...only than would we both have the opportunity to find someone special to love us.   James
 
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