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David2
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0 posted 05-26-2000 12:12 AM       View Profile for David2   Email David2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for David2

When

When you've fallen just as far as you can go,
And you've lost the will to fight the faithful fight,
When you thing you can't withstand another blow,
And you're stuck in a morass of endless night,.

When you want to give it up and call it quits,
And you know there's not a reason left to live,
When you've reached the end and used up all your wits,
And you've given everything you have to give,

That's the time you need to know you're not alone,
And there's someone there to share your heavy load,
Let me carry you across each jagged stone,
Let me hold you till we find a smoother road.

For I know just what it's like to reach that spot,
When your helplessness gives way to dark despair,
And although I once was there, today I'm not,
'Cause I had a friend who took the time to care.

You too are blessed with friends who love you dearly,
And they'll help you overcome your darkest sorrows,
Just lean on them , you'll see your path more clearly,
A path of bright and beautiful tomorrows.

So don't give in, fight back until you've conquered,
Every demon that the enemy may send,
Then you'll see what up to now has been obscured,
That no man must stand alone who has a friend

© Copyright 2000 David William La Belle - All Rights Reserved
Janet Marie
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1 posted 05-26-2000 12:45 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

When you want to give it up and call it quits,
And you know there's not a reason left to live,
When you've reached the end and used up all your wits,
And you've given everything you have to give,

That's the time you need to know you're not alone,
And there's someone there to share your heavy load,
Let me carry you across each jagged stone,
Let me hold you till we find a smoother road.

For I know just what it's like to reach that spot,
When your helplessness gives way to dark despair,
And although I once was there, today I'm not,
'Cause I had a friend who took the time to care.

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so talented and versatile- are you...
wonderful dedication and tribute to friendship and very well written out.
perfection from your pen.
jm
netswan
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2 posted 05-26-2000 02:02 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Splendid David -----wonder if it is
true that everyone has a friend.  I have
always been told to have one true friend
in life -- you have done good!

Great inspirational poem - and written
well, but then you knew that  

~netswan
Rosebud1229
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3 posted 05-26-2000 02:05 AM       View Profile for Rosebud1229   Email Rosebud1229   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rosebud1229

what can I say i'm in awe of your poem so exquisite and absolutely moving.

 
brian madden
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4 posted 05-26-2000 03:36 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Wonderful David we all need a reminder form time to time, "When the day is long and the night, the night is yours alone,
when you're sure you've had enough of this life, well hang on.
Don't let yourself go, everybody cries and everybody hurts sometimes"
sorry could not resist. excellent poem.  to the top you go!

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"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
Douglas Adams.

"Here chewing your tail is joy"

Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto


Kit McCallum
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5 posted 05-26-2000 03:48 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Wonderfully positive and inspirational David! This is a great reminder that we all have shoulders to lean on during difficult times ... splendid poem ...

Best wishes,
/Kit
Meadowmuse
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6 posted 05-26-2000 10:50 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

You've expressed the true commitment and dedication of friendship with such an expressive turn of poetry...wonderful writing, David.

~ Claire

 Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau


doreen peri
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7 posted 05-26-2000 10:57 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

you have a big problem david...

you're too good

and if you don't go get published soon, somebody will take your spot so go for it, m'friend!

great verse here
Denise
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8 posted 05-28-2000 11:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great poem with a great comforting message!

Denise
 
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