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Husband of my heart

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Beki
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0 posted 05-15-2000 02:44 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Beki

I love you, gentle husband of my heart.

You are the great homesickness I can never assuage,
The oceantide that rumbles through my sleep every night.
You are the victory in every war that I wage,
The unsated longing that draws me now to your light.

You are the song that I sing in each moment of silence,
The prayer in my heart as I begin each new day.
You are the single thought that makes all the difference,
The sacred words that I chant are the shape of your name.

You are the promise of love without measure,
The one gift I've valued above all from my youth.
You are the passion that I've come most to treasure,
Through all of my life the one absolute truth.

I love you, gentle husband of my heart.




[This message has been edited by Beki (edited 05-15-2000).]
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Denise
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1 posted 05-15-2000 02:54 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so tenderly beautiful, so full of devoted love! Just wonderful, Beki!

Denise
Beki
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2 posted 05-15-2000 03:30 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thank you Denise, I am rather proud of it  
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3 posted 05-15-2000 03:35 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This is beautiful, Beki!!  
Honeybee
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4 posted 05-15-2000 05:09 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

~Beki~

What a beautiful and well written tribute to your husband!  Have you shown this to him yet?    

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee
Beki
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5 posted 05-15-2000 07:27 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

gonna get buried before it even gets read! bumping up!
Marge Tindal
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6 posted 05-15-2000 11:54 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

Beki~
Nicely done.  
Nothing like the feelings from the heart.
Enjoyed the read.
~*Marge*~


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Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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7 posted 05-16-2000 01:37 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

Oh, this is beautiful!  It is how I love my own husband, but I can never manage to put it into words that satisfy me.  You poem says it all.  Thank you for sharing!
eyesplus2
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8 posted 05-16-2000 01:42 AM       View Profile for eyesplus2   Email eyesplus2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for eyesplus2

Wow.....what a wonderful tribute to husbands.....he is very lucky indeed to have you in his life....and to be be in your heart! I loved it
Beki
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9 posted 05-16-2000 02:26 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

I am very happy you all can relate to this so well but I have to be honest, it is written for "the husband of my heart", not the one I married (and who divorced me three years ago after 20 years of marriage),no, for the one I should have married long years ago. He is and always has been my muse  
Beki
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10 posted 05-16-2000 03:01 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Read me, please  
Parker
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11 posted 05-16-2000 03:43 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Beki, I'm reading......

This was so heart memory wrenching. There is always that one person that we should have, but didn't. Does he still exist in your circles or is he just that a memory from your youth. Very lovely read indeed.

Parker
Beki
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12 posted 05-16-2000 04:04 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thanks for reading Parker  

We have moved in and out of each other's lives often over the last 20 years (last time I saw him) with phone calls, letters, etc. Neither one of us has ever been able to completely let go. For the last 3 years our contact has been all by email, though he lives less than 20 miles away.So in a way, he is still "in my circle" but in many other ways, never further out of reach. Thanks for your understanding, my friend  

[This message has been edited by Beki (edited 05-16-2000).]
JamesMichael
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13 posted 05-16-2000 04:59 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

These are very precious and hopeful desires.  James
Beki
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14 posted 05-16-2000 08:58 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thank you so much for reading James  
Danny Holloway
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15 posted 05-18-2000 10:23 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Hey Beki, this is a wonderful poem.  Has such wonderful emotion and devotion.  I'm happy to send this one back to the top.  Hope it gets more reading.
How's the beach????
~~nice writing~~
Beki
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16 posted 05-29-2000 06:51 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thank you so much Danny! And the beach is wonderful..we have had absolutely PERFECT weather this whole first weekend of summer  
Only problem is all the non locals around, way too many out-of-towners  for my tastes! LOL  Really, it is great, reminds me why I wouldn't live anywhere else!
Kit McCallum
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17 posted 05-29-2000 07:14 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Wonderful poem Beki ... I found myself re-reading it after I'd seen some of your comments further below.  "Husband of My Heart"  ... this is a lovely phrase and tribute to someone who so clearly captured your heart so many years ago ... beautiful sentiments.

Best wishes,
/Kit
Elizabeth Santos
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18 posted 05-29-2000 08:32 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I hope you will enclose this poem with your next letter to him, changing "husband" to "angel" or some other word.
He will have a keepsake for life, and probably be knocking on your door next morning. I can see this powerful poem must have been inspired by powerful feelings, as was my recent poem,"Her Heart Became Aware" The years don't seem to change anything
Love
Liz
Beki
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19 posted 05-29-2000 03:22 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thank you Kit and Liz. It is true the years change nothing..he has always said that our love transcends all time and distance and circumstance, I have always believed that was true. And I wouldn't change the wording  because he has always loved it that I referred to him as the husband of my heart over the years, it is a special thing between us.

I wish I could send it to him, I send him every poem I write for him because they belong to him.....if he doesn't see them they don't mean much.But a couple months ago he said some computer problems made it necessary to give his wife his  password so I should not write for awhile till I heard he had resolved the problem (for obvious reasons she is unaware of our contact and best it stays that way)

Anyway  thanks for all the nice comments on this poem which is so close to my heart.
 
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