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Picture Of A Child

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jwesley
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0 posted 05-16-2000 09:20 AM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jwesley

Picture Of A Child


How do you tell a picture
I love you so.
I miss you so,
so terribly.
How do you hold its hand,
and walk down the street,
or push it on a swing,
or watch it as it sleeps,
or plays?
How do you adore a picture?
How do you watch it laugh,
or cry,
and how do you give it warmth
when it's hurt,
or affection when it's sad?
How do you forget your whole damn life
and all the things for which you lived?
How do you go on
when every breath
is a searing agony
through and through your soul?
How do you stay alive,
oh God,
how do you stay alive,
when all you have
is a picture?


W. James Beard, Jr.




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Denise
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1 posted 05-16-2000 11:30 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so touching and heartbreaking. Yes, indeed, how does one? Very sad. Very well written, too.

Denise
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2 posted 05-16-2000 12:56 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~This is amazing.  My heart hurts for you.  What an expression here.  *Sigh*  Please smile.
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3 posted 05-16-2000 02:00 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

How do you forget your whole damn life
and all the things for which you lived?
----------------
some questions have no answers,
sometimes the reasons are beyond grasp.
in the pain of these times ...
Im always grateful for the memories ...
and for the gift of poetry to be able
to write and in time heal.
tradgicly beautiful poem JW.
take care, jm
netswan
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4 posted 05-16-2000 06:20 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

J. This poem is beautifully written.
I can feel the heart's pain -as an
arrow struck me in my tear ducts.

I do not know the answer - -- it is a pain
that takes time to deal with.

Warmly,
netswan
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5 posted 05-16-2000 09:43 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

JWesley~
My voice has no answers, sweetie.
Just know that my eyes have tears
and my heart has *HUGS*.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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6 posted 05-16-2000 09:51 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

I have no words to described the feeling you have so fervently expressed. (((HUGS)))

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

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