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Have I Told You I Love You

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jwesley
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since 04-30-2000
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0 posted 05-24-2000 04:20 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jwesley

Have I Told You I Love You

When I think of you,
I think of all the beautiful things
I've ever seen,
all the wonderful sounds
I've ever heard,
all the gentle things
I've ever touched.

When I see you,
I see all the loveliness of the world,
and I know that all the birds,
the animals,
the plants,
the seas,
and the sky,
are but a reflection of your smile.

When I touch you,
my whole being is caught in the rapture
of the most tender experience
my senses have ever known.

When you speak,
I want to sit and cry,
as if it was the first sound I've ever heard,
as if my ears were created for that end alone,
for there is no sound I love more.

But have I told you I love you?

Have I spoken the words,
said the things you need to hear.
Have I showed you
the things you need to see,
given you the warmth
you need to feel?

Have I let you touch me
in the way I'm touched by you?
Have you felt the fires
of my desire,
the heat of my passion,
the love
in my soul?

Have I told you I love you?

I love you today,
tomorrow,
yesterday,
in a way that words
can never say.

W. James Beard, Jr.


(...because somethings we forget to say so)




[This message has been edited by jwesley (edited 05-24-2000).]
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aleisha
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1 posted 05-24-2000 05:26 PM       View Profile for aleisha   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for aleisha

This is great. Just what I needed to read today. Sometimes we take things for granted. Thank you!
Lily121
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2 posted 05-24-2000 05:29 PM       View Profile for Lily121   Email Lily121   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lily121

Great, love the poem!  

[This message has been edited by Lily121 (edited 05-24-2000).]
netswan
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since 03-28-2000
Posts 1395
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3 posted 05-24-2000 05:32 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

W. James Beard, Jr.  Oh, how I envy those
you love ------What a beautiful poem -


Thank you for sharing it.  It brought tears
to my eyes -)

~netswan
JamesMichael
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4 posted 05-24-2000 05:32 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I enjoyed reading this...oh yes, what is love if we don't feel it, and breath it, and express these feelings.   James
Corazon
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5 posted 05-24-2000 05:44 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

wow...in awe here...oh....to be loved like that...great writing!
and thanks for taking the time to reply on mine  
Janet Marie
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6 posted 05-24-2000 06:11 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Have I spoken the words,
said the things you need to hear.
Have I showed you
the things you need to see,
given you the warmth
you need to feel?

Have I let you touch me
in the way I'm touched by you?
Have you felt the fires
of my desire,
the heat of my passion,
the love
in my soul?

Have I told you I love you?

I love you today,
tomorrow,
yesterday,
in a way that words
can never say.

(...because somethings we forget to say so)
-------------

some how, after reading this amazing poem...
I dont think you forget very often...
and besides to speak my envy of the very lucky lady who this was written for I just have one thing to say....

I JUST GOT TO GET MY HANDS ON A POET!!!!!!!
*SIGH*
awesome JW...pure devotion...
take care, jm



 Some things cannot be explained by verses that rhyme,
They are not measured by the commitment of time.
Some emotions run too deep to be described by words,
Forgiveness and understanding-remain the most beautiful words ever heard.
~Janet Marie~

"What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly"
~Lao Tze Tao~
~Butterflies are meant to be free~


CocoBaci
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7 posted 05-24-2000 06:18 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

J " have i let you touch me in the ways i am touched by you" Oh, this verse is so profound it just grasped my heart and tore at its seams
~ Truly magnificent poem ~
Coco
Martie
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8 posted 05-24-2000 06:58 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This is a beautiful love song, James.  I'll bet she loved it!
Cyndey
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9 posted 05-24-2000 09:02 PM       View Profile for Cyndey   Email Cyndey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Cyndey's Home Page   View IP for Cyndey

I am glad I checked out your work... very much so! That is such a beautiful work, touching, and flows with such an ease... It bought tears to my eyes.
I'll be looking forward to reading more of your work soon ..
Cyndey
Holly
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10 posted 05-24-2000 09:09 PM       View Profile for Holly   Email Holly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Holly's Home Page   View IP for Holly

THANK YOU! I loved this...I needed to read this tonight. My own heart molded around these words as I was reading it...in awe (and jealous) of that kind of love. LOVED IT!
-Holly
jwesley
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11 posted 05-24-2000 09:58 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Wow.  I am surprised.  I almost didn't post this as I wasn't sure it really worked correctly yet; and there are other pieces I've posted that I liked much better.

I really, really, thank all of you for your kind comments...not only on this, but all my works posted in Passions.  

I read an awful lot of the works in the various areas and feel so overwelmed at times by the power, and beauty I see, not just of "love" poems, which love and soul-ache, are my favorites to write, but of all the the different types and styles.

Sometimes I have to wonder...what else is there to say; how else CAN it be said; how many ways can you say one thing...then I read another piece and, by gosh...why didn't I think of that!!

Again, thanks a million...

jwesley
Marge Tindal
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12 posted 05-24-2000 10:05 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~
It matters not 'how' you say it ..
as long as you say it often.

You sure found the words with this one.
It works !  
Just lovely.

'Have I let you touch me
in the way I'm touched by you ?'

Well, you've sure touched me
with your thoughts.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Angel`Fox
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since 05-20-2000
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13 posted 05-24-2000 10:06 PM       View Profile for Angel`Fox   Email Angel`Fox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Angel`Fox's Home Page   View IP for Angel`Fox

wow, that is beautiful,....Thank you for sharing it,...

Angel`Fox

 "Love seeketh not itself to please
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a heaven in hell's despair"
Irie
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14 posted 05-24-2000 11:44 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Oh Man.....this made my heart skip beats!
This is such a beautiful poem, one of the best I've read
in my oppinion. Forget the heart, this comes straight
from the soul!
jwesley... I'm glad you decided to post this.
Excellent poem, excellent expression!!!!
A Romantic Heart
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15 posted 05-25-2000 12:17 AM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

I read an awful lot of the works in the various areas and feel so overwelmed at times by the power, and beauty I see, not just of "love" poems, which love and soul-ache, are my favorites to write, but of all the the different types and styles.

Sometimes I have to wonder...what else is there to say; how else CAN it be said; how many ways can you say one thing...then I read another piece and, by gosh...why didn't I think of that!!

Your words are exquisite, your soul I touch and see, Your heart speaks to me through
your poetry....

I have had the same thoughts as your statement above, sometimes I have wondered..is there any thing, any more that I could do to show love, how deep? how wide? what lengths? and just when you have felt as though youv've squeezed the last drop of love from your soul, you find the answer, YES there is more...love is a growing, non-ending thing...or so it should be...

Your poem astounded me with so much emotion and deep feelings...I will be watching for more of your love poems...
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