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Butterflies_dont_cry
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0 posted 01-16-2001 12:23 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

I walked past your room but couldn稚 bring myself to open the door
Not having you here is a feeling that leaves me aching to the core
Tonight no one will call that they need another drink or to hear a song
This house feels so empty...because you aren稚 where you belong

In front of you I値l smile and tell you to be good and have a great time
As I turn to go...I知 careful that no one sees these tears of mine
Your sweet little hug and kiss are kept safe in my heart and memory
Where no one can touch them....or take them from me

I pray tonight on bent knee that you know how much I love you
How much I wish that I could always be there to protect you
Adult decisions impact you the hardest of all...the ones without a choice
But baby please believe...I値l listen hardest of all to that little voice

I'll try tonight to fall into the darkness of sleep
So I can hold and see you as you pray the Lord your soul to keep
Walking past your door, I see him there...feeling lost and lonely too...
Tears fall as I pick up the teddy that smells just like you




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insect
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1 posted 01-16-2001 12:26 AM       View Profile for insect   Email insect   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for insect

Hugs for you!
Nate Dogg
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2 posted 01-16-2001 12:27 AM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Wow, this is very sad Butterflies and I can see that you're a very caring mother too...a great piece here!

Nathan
EagleOne
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3 posted 01-16-2001 12:35 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Words fail me tonight my friend......well I know you know. My thoughts are with you and yours, take care!

"The heart and soul have no illusion of boundries when friendship is the quest"
~ My Angel.


Martie
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4 posted 01-16-2001 12:40 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Butterflies--I have been in this situation that you have written of with your mother's heart...I think somehow children have resillience that we don't expect and may fair better then their parents...especially when both parents show how much they love them.  Hugs to you for this tender and love filled poem!
Janet Marie
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5 posted 01-16-2001 12:48 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

But baby please believe...I値l listen hardest of all to that little voice
========================

this line pulls at the hearstrings hard me SS...
There is so much to say...yet no words to ease the pain...
Martie is right..and it is always the right thing for the kids to be able to have a choice.
talk to ya soon, still coughing here  
love ya me girlie
me

baby can I hold you tonite ...
maybe if I said the right words, at the right time ...
you'd be mine.
baby can I hold you tonite.
~tracy chapman~
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6 posted 01-16-2001 01:35 AM       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

ButterfliesDC~
When you love them - they always know how much !
They have more than enough love to share,
and I know you know that.
Lay down, sweet guardian ... they know.
Big *Hugs* ...
Love ya'
~*Marge*~


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Ethan Halo
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7 posted 01-16-2001 03:06 AM       View Profile for Ethan Halo   Email Ethan Halo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ethan Halo's Home Page   View IP for Ethan Halo

what a tear-jerker...
my thoughts are with you as i read this. just make sure that the little one knows all this too...
wowser, what a read.

"The choice of futures is made the moment the future you desire is born."
tracie66
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8 posted 01-16-2001 03:11 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

So touching a piece hon, but as Margie said "when you love them---they always know how much" ~HUGS~ sweetie
Tracie~


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


Butterflies_dont_cry
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9 posted 01-16-2001 05:46 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

insect* Thank you....they are always welcome here~

Nathan* Many thanks to you for reading and your kind words~

Eagle my friend...as always your lack of words say more than words ever could...thank you~

Martie* I pray every night for that...thank you for your kindness~

JM* Thank you sweetie...the first day coming home and going to bed without them here is the hardest I suppose...atleast I'm hoping last night was the hardest.

Marge* I hope they do...I sure couldn't love them anymore than I do now...thank you for your sweet wise words~

Ethan* Sorry to jerk your tears...and I'll make sure I let them know every chance I have~

Tracie* Thank you for reading and for echoing Marge...yes...she's right and I'll just have to hold onto that~


You can swim in the waves of the weave...without sinking into the mind of the weaver~

Kit McCallum
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10 posted 01-16-2001 06:56 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Oh Butterflies ... you're pulling my heart strings this morning. What an emotional read. I watched my sister go through these emotions, and talked to her on the phone endlessly as she cried that first night. Hugs to you for writing with such impact and intensity ... I'm sure they know how deeply you love them ...

Best wishes,
/Kit
BloomingRose
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11 posted 01-16-2001 12:05 PM       View Profile for BloomingRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BloomingRose

No distance can seperate a mothers love from her child. Very heartfelt write from you.
Hugs,
Deb
Mother_Earth
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12 posted 01-16-2001 01:04 PM       View Profile for Mother_Earth   Email Mother_Earth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mother_Earth

Oh, my baby, I cry and ache with you. I can hold you in my heart and dreams and do the same for the little ones. The best is yet to come and God can hear our silent screams. We all wil make it through this.  Love and hugs, my kid.  Mom
CocoBaci
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13 posted 01-16-2001 01:23 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

I知 careful that no one sees these tears of mine
Adult decisions impact you the hardest of all...the ones without a choice
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
BDC, my dear poetfriend, this is an emotionally touching write that spears into my heart as the tears fall from eyes...

I'm threading this to library thank you for sharing this with us...
Kethry
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14 posted 01-16-2001 03:05 PM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

BDC,
your poem made me cry, with memories it evoked, with shared pain, with hope.
write on
Kethry.


Those of us who refuse to risk and grow get swallowed up by life. Patty Hansen.


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with you


15 posted 01-16-2001 03:18 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

BDC~ I kept going past this one.......knowing it would evoke strong emotions in me....( make me cry like a baby) and of course, it did.......I think I'd go insane, having to do this. Thank God, I don't. My heart goes out to you.   -SEA
Lady Lightning
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16 posted 01-16-2001 04:43 PM       View Profile for Lady Lightning   Email Lady Lightning   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lady Lightning

B_d_c...
My heart goes out to you..
I remember how hard it was to let mine go that first night...
Keep strength in them knowing just how much you love them..They always know, somehow they just do..
Hugs to you..much of em'  ~LL~



The way to love anything is to realize it might be lost.  author unknown



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Lone Wolf
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17 posted 01-16-2001 09:21 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

BDC,

This one aches from the soul my friend.  Powerful words and emotions.  I hope that all is well for you.  I will add you all to my prayers on this night.  Please take care.  ~HUGS~

LW


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18 posted 01-16-2001 11:04 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

BDC~ I cried when I read this, I dont think I could be without my little ones for any length of time.....HUGS to you, filled with peace....




Greeneyes~



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Without you I find myself
Wanting to be lost again."
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Mark Bohannan
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19 posted 01-17-2001 02:47 AM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

I know how it feels to be away from your children and I have learned over time that as long as you show your love for them (and I KNOW you do) they will never truely doubt it.  
swim
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20 posted 07-29-2008 05:17 AM       View Profile for swim   Email swim   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for swim

my son's dad was just awarded FULL custody. God bless you. I can't think of any evil more commonly visited than family court. to survive it makes a mother a soldier.

 
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