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~* Fallen Angel *~

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hoot_owl_rn
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~* Fallen Angel *~

She wears a robe
Once soiled in shame
She’s fell before
Though not the same
In wildest dreams
She’ll touch the sky
But sometimes angels
Have to fall to fly

She’s bore the storms
She’s seen the rain
She’s looked for truth
And felt the pain
Through all she can’t
Help wonder why
It seems that angels
Have to fall to fly

He looks at her
Like none before
She sees her scars
He sees much more
He whispers to her
And meets her eyes
“All God’s angels
Have to fall to fly”

And lifted up
In wings of love
She leaves her past
To rise above
She takes the leap
It’s do or die
‘Cause sometimes angels
Have to fall to fly

She soars tonight
On tarnished wings
With voice once mute
She proudly sings
No longer drowned
In tears she’s cried
It’s true all angels
Have to fall to fly


~For Rodger
Who's taught me that it is alright to fall, but even more importantly, how great it can be to fly.
I love you  
~Ruth

A special thanks too to Michael who posted a poem with the line "Sometimes angels have to fall to fly" several months ago....   I told you my dear friend that it was just too good to pass up    




 To love means never to be afraid of the windstorms of life: should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings. ~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross



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Corazon
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1 posted 06-05-2000 12:08 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

oh, my gosh, I am holding back tears to type this ruth....this is so beautiful, such a promise of hope for me, such a healing note of beauty for you....*big big smiles throug the tears for you girl*
Martie
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2 posted 06-05-2000 01:47 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Ruth--This is so possitive in direction, so wise in living...so sweet with love.  Bravo beautiful!
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3 posted 06-05-2000 01:48 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

Hoot~
Simply lovely, gal.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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4 posted 06-05-2000 02:01 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ah Ruth, you were the wind I needed today, now if I could just spread my wings...

So glad to see this, and you...hugs,

 Sunshine

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

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5 posted 06-05-2000 02:08 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

'Tis true, and you have stated it well. Now, spread your wings!  

Elizabeth


 And this I say to you: why? Why? Just tell me why, so I can understand. Why?


REBECCA ALLYN
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6 posted 06-05-2000 02:16 PM       View Profile for REBECCA ALLYN   Email REBECCA ALLYN   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for REBECCA ALLYN

This is truly a beautiful piece of work!! Nothing but pure poetic talent!!


LOTS of LUV,
Becky
Corinne
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7 posted 06-05-2000 02:35 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Pure poetry, gal!

Corinne
Janet Marie
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8 posted 06-05-2000 02:56 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

an angel's wings are fragile,
sometimes they fray and tear.
an angel too may fall,
her heart you now hold and spare.
*******


BEAUTIFUL poem Ruth...
wonderful words of how love heals a heart.
take care hoot-girl
jm

 I think I could need - this in my life
I think I'm just scared - that I know too much
I can't relate and that's a problem
I'm feeling ...
If you're gone - maybe it's time to go home
There's an awful lot of breathing room
But I can hardly move
If you're gone - baby you need to come home
cuz there's a little bit of something me...
In everything in you.
~MB20~

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

Sudhir Iyer
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9 posted 06-05-2000 05:25 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

EXCELLENT is one word that can describe this one...

so glad to see your poem, Ruth, and also to see you around...a flash of light appeared and it was you....

Spread your wings and
Soar into the sky,
Gather your voice and
Prepare to fly high.

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
CocoBaci
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10 posted 06-05-2000 05:40 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

O me O my, I can't even hold back the tears as this poem you've shared just reaches out and a box of kleenex is needed. Very lovely writing HOOT as always.
Coco
angelsamongus
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11 posted 06-05-2000 05:49 PM       View Profile for angelsamongus   Email angelsamongus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit angelsamongus's Home Page   View IP for angelsamongus

Ruth,
Beautiful poem, I can relate so much to this.
Thank you for taking the time to share.
I hope you enjoy your fight!
~Lori
I sent you an email too..
Dark Angel
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12 posted 06-05-2000 06:53 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Oh Ruth this is gorgeous, it is true we do need "to fall to fly". I have missed reading your poetry Ruth and I have missed chatting with you. *hugs* Dear Friend.  

 Je t'aime plus qu'hier et moins que demain."
I love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow
(unkown)


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13 posted 06-05-2000 08:25 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Ruth,

Angels are such wonderful creatures, aren't they?  This is so romantic and beautiful.  I am so happy for you, my friend.  You deserve all the happiness in the world!!     Great writing!!

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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14 posted 06-05-2000 08:29 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

~Ruth~

This brought tears to my eyes. It
is such a moving piece of work that
truly spoke to my heart. This is full
of such sweet encouragement. Thank you
so much for posting this. I really
needed to read something like this and
to believe in life and love again.
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."

"Fate exists but it can only take you so far,
Because once you're there
It's up to you to make it happen."



EagleOne
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Between a laugh and a tear...


15 posted 06-05-2000 10:03 PM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Ruth, this is fabulous!!

 God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Unknown


First__Knight
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You have always been an angel in my eyes....and I can't imagine you doing anything by flying    Miss you

 A man does not love a woman because she is beautiful...But she is beautiful because he loves her.


Dragon's Soul
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17 posted 06-06-2000 01:45 AM       View Profile for Dragon's Soul   Email Dragon's Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dragon's Soul

uh..........hmm.........
speechless
Utterly speechless
I can't find words to describe the emotions that your poem has enstilled in me
I just don't know what to say
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you everyone for the wonderful response to this poem that means a great deal to me. It's wonderful to soar where once I could barely walk  

David...thank you...it's taken me some time to learn to use these wings. Miss you too my friend  
Denise
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19 posted 06-06-2000 10:31 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very beautiful, Ruth!  

Denise
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