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I Used To Watch

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jwesley
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0 posted 06-07-2000 10:18 AM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jwesley


I Used To Watch


I used to watch her
till the soil,
plant the seed,
then patiently wait
for her garden to grow.
I used to watch her
work so hard
to fix my dinner,
then wash the dishes,
and set her kitchen just so.
I used to watch her
brush her hair,
wash her face,
come to bed,
and then…
I used to hold her
in my arms,
and feel so warm
when she said,
"I love you, Jim."
I used to wake up
during the night,
and watch her as she slept.
"Oh God above,"
I'd often whisper,
"thank you for the day we met."
I used to believe
there wasn't a thing,
that together we couldn't transcend.
And I used to believe,
a love like ours,
would never come to an end.
I used to know
the world was warm,
and life a beautiful thing to behold.
I used to watch,
I used to hold,
I used to whisper,
believe,
and know…
Oh God,
I loved her so.

W. James Beard, Jr.
© Copyright 2000 Wesley James Beard, Jr. - All Rights Reserved
Irie
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since 12-01-1999
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1 posted 06-07-2000 12:03 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Wow jwesley,
this was bitter sweet.
So sad but so much love.
Very well done I say!


 ~Sheri
Kit McCallum
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2 posted 06-07-2000 12:27 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Exceptional James ... so full of tender reminiscence ... absolutely lovely!

Best wishes,
/Kit
SpitFire
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since 04-19-2000
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3 posted 06-07-2000 02:57 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Oh, this one takes my heart in it's fist and clenches it so tightly.  Ouch,...man what an expression.  So wonderfully written.  Thanks for sharing this piece of you. Take care. *Peace.
Janet Marie
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4 posted 06-07-2000 09:19 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

JW this is beautiful.
so sweetly sad and fragile...
i know this ache...
the quiet desperation of "used to"
but always grateful for the memories.
take care,
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~

sarahC
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since 06-07-2000
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5 posted 06-07-2000 09:24 PM       View Profile for sarahC   Email sarahC   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sarahC

A love like you've felt is very dear...you've expressed it well...
netswan
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since 03-28-2000
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6 posted 06-07-2000 11:43 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Oh Jim, how touching - such a sweet
mournful poem -- I guess we get lucky
to have a love like that in our lives
even should be it be not as long as we
shall wish.

~netswan
Aimster
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Posts 4367
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7 posted 06-08-2000 01:01 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

jw~

this was so hearbreakingly sad!
you write this one out well. such
a depth of emotion in here that left
a tear in my eye. i am sorry for your
loss and hope things get better. time
heals all things. take care.
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."



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