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My Entire Life

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WTVamp
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0 posted 05-16-2000 06:33 PM       View Profile for WTVamp   Email WTVamp   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WTVamp's Home Page   View IP for WTVamp

They lied in bed together,
on one of those nights that seemed to last forever.
It would be fifty years tomorrow,
fifty years since they walked down the aisle.
So she turned and looked at the elder man,
"It's been so long and I still love you, " she said,

                            "And I as well," Said the elder man.

                            He smiled at her calmly.
                           "Remember the nights in youth,
                            when you were young,
                            and I was gone,
                            discovering a world we never knew?

                            It was during that time I was thinking of you.  "


"But honey, " she laughed softly,
"during that time I didn't know you.
I was but a child,
and you had already left me.  "


                            "Are you sure?  " the man frowned,
                            "I still remember,
                            in every waking dream,
                            the beauty of your kiss,
                            the softness of your touch,
                            and it meant so very much.

She stretched her fingers and grasped his withered hand,
and held it softly,
as she tried to make him comprehend,
"The memories, " she whispered,
"They are your own creations,
emotions that you felt,
built out of your own frustrations.  "


                            The old man laughed at his confused wife,
                            "Perhaps, " he said,
                            "or perhaps I've loved you my entire life,
                            even in those times I hadn't known,
                            the beautiful girl I would call my own,
                            I saw your face in the back of my mind,
                            a beautiful child,
                            who would someday become my wife,
                            but when I could never tell,
                            I just prayed you would someday be real.
                            I didn't know you and still I loved you, " he said.

She laughed at him,
"And I as well, you silly old man.  "


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lorilockheart
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1 posted 05-16-2000 06:50 PM       View Profile for lorilockheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lorilockheart

This is such a creative, touching expression of love - a love that has lasted an entire life.  I enjoyed the "storytelling" style here.  Good job.
Lori

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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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WTVamp
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2 posted 05-16-2000 10:40 PM       View Profile for WTVamp   Email WTVamp   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WTVamp's Home Page   View IP for WTVamp

Thanks...this is my tribute to frost, who was a very humane poet.
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3 posted 05-16-2000 10:52 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

WTVamp~
This is WONDERFUL !
Why, Frost himself would be pleased.

I LIKE IT !
~*Marge*~



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cutie2005
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4 posted 05-16-2000 11:02 PM       View Profile for cutie2005   Email cutie2005   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cutie2005

This was so great!!! Good job keep it up!!!!
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5 posted 05-17-2000 12:31 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Quite excellent. . . reminds me also of Frost and of the poet Rumi, who said that "lovers just don't meet somewhere. . . they're in each other all along. . ."

Wonderful my friend. . .

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