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A Stranger I See

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Aimster
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0 posted 05-31-2000 09:07 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Aimster

~written by my best friend~

A Stranger That I See
Laura M. Wells


As I walk through the airport in Charlotte NC, the back of your head is the first thing I see
I do not recognize you at first
but then I hear your voice and my heart wants to burst
I cannot help myself, I stop and stare
wanting to be anywhere but right there.
you are on the phone, your eyes i can finally see.
our stares meet, you hang up and smile at me,
at this moment, I cannot move my body has turned into stone.
you advance toward me, I notice you are alone
you reach out to hug me, we shake hands instead, i'm sure at this moment crazy thoughts are going through my head
its been 2 years since i've seen you, you have not changed but i have and will never be the same
the love we once shared has been put to shame
we exchange greetings and salutations
i am wanting my best friend to be my salvation
she is not here but you are
you were once my shining star
you start speaking in the language that i love so much
but all i want to give you is one big sucker punch
you ask if i continued with french
i give you an answer but my gut wants to wrench
i have found a new love and i hope that you have too
i want you to know one thing and that is i do not hate you.
i'm not mad, not even a little sad
in fact, i'm glad that i saw you, i showed you that you didn't bring me down
No i no longer frown
you have chosen it this way and this is how it has to stay
we say au revoir and go our seperate ways, never to see each other again for months, years or days
you no longer mean anything to me
you are just a stranger that i see



 
"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."

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Elizabeth
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1 posted 05-31-2000 09:23 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

This is very powerful, Amy. Tell your friend she ought to join us here!

Elizabeth


 "He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!"
-The Crucible

Aimster
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2 posted 05-31-2000 09:55 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

i'd love to but apparently newcomers cant join she said?

 
"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."

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3 posted 05-31-2000 11:15 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

This was a great poem.   I think its wonderful when we can come to the point where it doesn't bother us anymore. Logging them as strangers instead of someone as a source of pain and memories.

 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"


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4 posted 06-01-2000 12:22 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

I have to agree with Temptress. . . there comes that time. . . and it's really wonderful. . . it means you're ready to move on. . .

Great poem Amy's friend!!

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--Victor Frankl

JamesMichael
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5 posted 06-01-2000 03:18 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Fabulous writing...I have recently went thru a situation similar to this and I choose not to continue the relationship in any manner..at least for right now...if I see her anyplace I would just like to treat her like any other stranger.   Part of the reason I believe we feel this way is because the old relationship has already tried and failed so we would rather give someone new an opportunity to try and succeed.   James
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6 posted 06-01-2000 03:34 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Great poem, Amy's friend!!!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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lorilockheart
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7 posted 06-01-2000 07:30 PM       View Profile for lorilockheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lorilockheart

This is really remarkable.  I'd love to see more of her work.  Maybe she could join?
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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