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Aimster
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0 posted 05-29-2000 07:32 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Aimster

If Only
By: Amy M. Kennedy

If only we could be together
I would love you always and forever
If only my dreams could become reality
Wishing that our time together could last an eternity

But for reasons neither of us can controlÖour love can not be
My heart stopped that night you told me that you love me
Every hope and dream of mine came true that night
When our hearts and souls touched, I have never felt something so right

Forever and always, I will cherish what we had
Letting you go leaves my heart sad
But knowing I donít have to let you completely go
Will help me get through the heartache and when I feel alone

Never shall we part our bond is too strong
In your life is where I belong
But now I must pretend that what we shared doesnít exist
I must forget you as my lover, and your sweet passionate kiss

Letting you go will be one of the hardest things Iíve ever had to do
But itís the only fair thing for you
You werenít mine to begin with, only for a moment in time
A moment that was sweetly divine
But a moment nonetheless, and now itís coming to an end
But for always my love I do send

So now I release you to love another, that is my ultimate gift to you
Hoping that you find happiness and a love that is true
Donít worry you donít need meÖnot like this
But for a whileÖoh what we shared was sweet eternal bliss


 
"Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends."

© Copyright 2000 Amy Kennedy - All Rights Reserved
Kit McCallum
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1 posted 05-29-2000 07:55 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Heartwrenching ... you've touched my heart with this Amy ... so lovely yet sad.

Best wishes,
/Kit
Marina
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2 posted 05-29-2000 08:39 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

i hate all the "If only's".  I can relate to this one Amy.  Good writing. Nice to see you agian.

Marina
CocoBaci
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3 posted 05-29-2000 08:43 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

Amy, my kleenex got a work out on this one you write!  Expressions at its best; you've managed to capture the reality of a love affair and how sometimes it comes to an end yet is it an end or a new begining.
Coco
Poet deVine
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4 posted 05-29-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I know this feeling quite well....thank you for a lovely, sad poem.  
Janet Marie
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5 posted 05-29-2000 09:36 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

well, im gonna try and behave my self on this post...
first of all you KNOW how much I love seeing you reach for this kind of expression,
and i know how bad this hurts...man do I know,
and Im sorry your going thru it...
BUT my honest feeling is its still too soon to tell
and you both need to give it more time...
if its meant to be...it will happen...
dont close the door all the way...
and if it wasnt meant to be...
it happened for a reason... to show you your next road....
ya know???
I'll stop acting like I know what Im talking about and just say...
you know Im here for you...
me loves ya amy-girl
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~


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6 posted 05-29-2000 10:03 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

Amy~
Great big hugs to you, my friend.
Keep the good thoughts .. let the rest go.
Love ya'
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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tracie66
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7 posted 05-30-2000 03:54 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Amy~
So hard to do and nobody ever wants to have to let someone they dearly love go but sometimes in our hearts we know this is the best thing to do.
Tender hugs to you.
Tracie~


 Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


JamesMichael
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8 posted 05-30-2000 06:40 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Amy these are lovely thoughts that someday will find a home.   Take care.   James
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9 posted 05-30-2000 08:55 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Oh Amy, so heartfelt and emotional.  The hardest part is letting go for all of us.  Sounds like this person touched your heart and soul only to take it back.  I am so sorry to hear this.  I hope that you find the love you deserve, my friend.  

Great work!!

LW


 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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10 posted 05-30-2000 09:58 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Amy,
    all I can really say is, hold on to the good times. . . and move on from the rest. . . and know that this person will always hold you in a piece of their heart, just as you will always hold them in yours. . .

It does get easier. . .

This is a wonderful poem my friend. . .you have done well. . .

-----------------------------------------------------------

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

vphantom
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11 posted 05-31-2000 01:39 AM       View Profile for vphantom   Email vphantom   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vphantom

This is truly a magnificient poem.  I can relate so well with the feelings of which you portrayed.  I too had to endure the hardships of letting go.  My prayers are with you my friend.

                        Vphantom

--The face is the mirror of the mind but the
   eyes confess the secrets of the heart.--
                                  St. Jerome
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12 posted 05-31-2000 06:13 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry


Amy* This is so heartfelt...by yours and mine.  Letting someone go to love another...the nobel thing but the pain that goes with it is profound, **angel wing hugs** I too will hold the memories close for a very long time to come.


 ~Butterflies are meant to be free~
(a gift from my S.S.)


lorilockheart
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13 posted 05-31-2000 08:28 AM       View Profile for lorilockheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lorilockheart

Amy,
I truly enjoyed this one because it's so easy for me to relate to.  It is comforting to know that you don't have to completely let him go - he'll always be a part of you and who you are.  Well, it's painful and comforting at the same time - a strange combination!  You wrote my heart here.  Thanks!

Lori

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sudhir Iyer
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14 posted 05-31-2000 10:34 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

You werenít mine to begin with, only for a moment in time
A moment that was sweetly divine
But a moment nonetheless, and now itís coming to an end
But for always my love I do send

So now I release you to love another, that is my ultimate gift to you
Hoping that you find happiness and a love that is true
Donít worry you donít need meÖnot like this
But for a whileÖoh what we shared was sweet eternal bliss

~~~~~~~~

Ahhhhh, so hurting, such selflessness even in moment of pain... truly heart wrenching,

great work, Amy...

Regards, sudhir

 Hey you, out there in the cold,
Getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisle,
With itchy feet and fading smile, can you feel me?
Hey you, don't help them to bury the light.
Don't give in without a fight.
Hey you, out there on your own,
Sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me?
Hey you, with your ear against the wall,
Waiting for someone to call out, would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home....

by Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) - The Wall
Aimster
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15 posted 05-31-2000 05:08 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Thank you ALL for your wonderful replies!!! This was a very hard piece for me to write. I can't even begin to tell you guys how much your understanding and sweet encouragement means to me. I will forever be thankful!

amy  

 
"Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends."

David2
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16 posted 05-31-2000 05:22 PM       View Profile for David2   Email David2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for David2

Amy,
    This was quite sweet but so very sad. I hope you got through this alright.
                    David2
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17 posted 05-31-2000 05:48 PM       View Profile for Lorraine Nisbet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorraine Nisbet


Amy
Sad but just lovely.  Take care.
~Lorraine

 
A great poet is nothing more....than a discovered amateur

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