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Astraea
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0 posted 05-27-2000 08:00 PM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Astraea

Bandaged

Wrapped in arms, tightly loved
No other than I could be forsakened more
Then when the arms fell away
And no longer was I protected.
True to myself, I wished no harm
Onto the broken promises shattered again
I sought to bandage my wounds
But yet, why could I not stem these tears
Falling still until tears faded
For nothing could tell tale of the pain
   the pain of watching myself pull away
         [helpless as a bystander, tied]
      watching myself break away
[unable to pick up the pieces]
         breaking away to nothing
[I cried for this]
      nothing but wounds re-opened
         [sobbing again for another cycle]
   re-opened for me to bandage again
Heart weakened, faith shaken, love lost
I knew this happenings all to well
Yet here I am -again-
Crying over the pain
Weeping over the losses
Sobbing when I knew the ripples
Were not unlike those I knew before
That these stitches I sew follow lines
I drew long before, again and again over
That this glue to attach the pieces into a whole
Had weaknesses I viewed so many times
The rope I tied unraveling...
The walls I built crumbling...
Haunted by these memories
Memories I had wished never to remember again

So when I agonize over piecing myself together
I know this time, in my head
My heart
Inside
That I'm not truly me
And all I am is artwork
Held together loosely
Kept because I am a life
Unkept because I was broken
But I'll never be the same
For all I'll ever be is someone
Only kept together with thread
Always bandaged
And bandaged again


 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

"Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things."


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Marge Tindal
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1 posted 05-27-2000 08:43 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

Astraea~
Hon, we are all made stronger
for the 'patchwork' pieces of ourselves.
Like the Phoenix .. you shall rise ...
better than before ... for you have the
strength of experience and it's a strong mortar to bind the walls of your heart.
Cry your tears ... and then ... climb.

Anyone who writes this poignantly
is stronger than she realizes.
I believe in you ...  
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~


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Kit McCallum
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2 posted 05-28-2000 11:49 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

You've captured some incredible imagery in this Astraea, very well done!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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3 posted 05-28-2000 04:41 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Astraea,
        welcome back my friend. . . you've been gone too long. . .

Those bandages can only make you stronger. . . and stronger you will become. . . and probably already have. . .

Excellent poem. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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4 posted 05-29-2000 12:00 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Indeed welcome back Astraea.  I've missed you greatly.  This is extremely powerful..you've gone through such pain, that is obvious.  I too have gone through much pain recently and I can relate to how you feel that you aren't yourself anymore because of your weakness.  With time I've learned that the weakness is as much a part of who I am as the strengths. Cry it out, wipe those tears, and do what you can to move on my friend.  And be sure to come to us or e-mail me (twilightpoetess@yahoo.com) if you need an ear.  

 *Krista Knutson*

~Upon pearled wing love's fantasy takes flight~
Jeffrey Carter
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5 posted 05-29-2000 12:04 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Very vividly written

I have to agree with Marge on this one
We are all made stronger through the patchwork of our lives

Writing has been a big help in healing for me personally, hope it has the same effect on you

 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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