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He is not gone (# 2000 :) )

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Wilfred Yeats
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He is not gone - he only sleeps
He is not gone and yet we weep
We look at love  it does not die
It stays in hearts though time may fly

Does memory fade when love's been there?
It never does - because we care
This is no thing that is discarded
He's been a love - we're heavy hearted

So celebrate - the pain is gone
Rejoice with him - in heaven's dawn
He now knows peace - he's with his maker
Just a brief parting - a brief heartbreaker

In all life's eons - a blip in time
Then reunited - for love sublime
God's not dumb - He has compassion
Faith in Him remains in fashion

Whatever loves we held here dear
Will still be ours I hold that clear
So now be strong to face the future
Wounded yes - but love's the suture

Those who remain still need our strength
Though life is short - it still has length
Life is giving -not for taking
Give your heart e'en when you're breaking

Life renews and so does love
God's greatest gift sent from above
Strength refreshed by warm embraces
Until we visit celestial places


Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.

~ Chinese Proverb ~

© Copyright 2001 Wilfred Yeats - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 01-04-2001 06:53 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wonderful and wise words from you, friend Bill, on this your 2,000 post...may I take the opportunity to thank you for all the poetry you've posted that I've enjoyed and your wonderful heart-felt replies.  Hugs!!
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2 posted 01-04-2001 06:54 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Congrats on your *2000 Bill

Life renews and so does love
God's greatest gift sent from above
Strength refreshed by warm embraces
Until we visit celestial places

yes you are right and many {{{warm embraces}}}for you...

~Wynter  




"The worst prison would be a closed heart".
...Pope John Paul II


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3 posted 01-04-2001 08:12 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

He is not gone - he only sleeps
He is not gone and yet we weep
We look at love  it does not die
It stays in hearts though time may fly

Does memory fade when love's been there?
It never does - because we care
This is no thing that is discarded
He's been a love - we're heavy hearted

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no..it never fades ..
wonderful spiritual writing from you Bill
congrats on your landmark post dear poet
and thank you for the many wonderful replies of my work and the poetry you have shared with me that make up some of that 2000.
your a special part of this place we call poetry land
later-wise and kind-gator  
jm

Am I loved by my words
Will my vows weather the tide
Bended knees can forsee
all the rhythms of life
And a heart can be held without pride
~Vante
Daniel J D
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4 posted 01-04-2001 08:37 PM       View Profile for Daniel J D   Email Daniel J D   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Daniel J D

Wilfred,
Well done and congrats on 2000, what an effort.

Respond to my call and let the waves of my heart fill your life with the wonders of love
(Daniel J D)
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5 posted 01-04-2001 08:41 PM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

Life renews and so does love
God's greatest gift sent from above
Strength refreshed by warm embraces
Until we visit celestial places
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Wonderful lines....thank you for sharing these poem...it will be saved.
and congrats with 2000th

((hugs))
Charisma
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6 posted 01-04-2001 08:44 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

My friend~
Congratulations on reaching a milestone with this wisdomed post.

'Life renews and so does love'

Now isn't that just the AMEN of it ! !
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~



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7 posted 01-04-2001 08:44 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This moved me to tears, Wilfred. This is very comforting and beautifully expressed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Denise
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8 posted 01-04-2001 09:13 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Sir, again you have moved me. . . I am in awe of your art. . .

Congratulations on your 2000th. . .  

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That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Kethry
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9 posted 01-05-2001 08:06 AM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

Wil,

Congratulations on the 2000th


your words of childlike wonder
fill the world with thunder
write on
Keth


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


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10 posted 01-05-2001 09:22 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Mr. Yeats, warm congratulations on your 2000th post...so like you...full of wisdom and bearing on what is, what has been, what will be...

and like you, well put!  
Mark Bohannan
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Bill...CONGRATS on your 2000th post and a big hearty ovation for celebrating it with such a wonderful piece.  One of wisdom and inspiration.  

[This message has been edited by Mark Bohannan (edited 01-05-2001).]
Wilfred Yeats
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12 posted 01-05-2001 01:20 PM       View Profile for Wilfred Yeats   Email Wilfred Yeats   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Wilfred Yeats's Home Page   View IP for Wilfred Yeats

For reasons I can't explain I wrote this at the end of November and did not post it - presumably because I wanted to edit it further. More curious still, when I reviewed it yesterday I decided it should be posted 'as is' without another thought.
As I posted more than one yesterday (1/1/04) it was by merest chance it coincided with #2000. Eh - so who cares - or 'so what'.
Perhaps of some significance I believe I wrote it (or concieved it) as an elegy for my stepson who died at 33 eight years ago when we'd been married a bit less that 2 years. For whatever illumination this may provide - You should know that this young man had a terrific impact on my life and all he came in contact with - and good Lord willing - I will be able to create a poem about his life that does him justice.

Thank you all for your truly kind words - and the warm welcome you've given me.
brian madden
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13 posted 01-05-2001 01:33 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Beautifully written, so true we never really lose our loved ones, part of them will stay with us forever. Congrads on the 2000 th post

It's in your eyes a fire that's wild and glorious
Unhibited, unfinished in everything I do Let the morning rise like our hearts desire" whipping boy


[This message has been edited by brian madden (edited 01-05-2001).]
Paula Finn
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Bill...whether you meant it to be or not this is a beautiful post for your 2000th and an honour to you and to your son...may you write 2000 more and may I be here to enjoy them all...hugs sir
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This is lovely... congrats on the milestone! *S*
Wilfred Yeats
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16 posted 01-06-2001 12:54 PM       View Profile for Wilfred Yeats   Email Wilfred Yeats   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Wilfred Yeats's Home Page   View IP for Wilfred Yeats

Brian - Paula - suthern-
I truly appreciate your replies - thank you so much - I seem to be 'compelled' to write my feelings this way of late
Marge Tindal
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17 posted 07-07-2001 03:16 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

thoughts~
Lifting in prayer~
Nan
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God Bless you, Will...
HopeS
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19 posted 07-07-2001 07:39 AM       View Profile for HopeS   Email HopeS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HopeS's Home Page   View IP for HopeS

Bill you sweet, caring friend
my heart and prayers are with you !!
Hope
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20 posted 07-07-2001 08:46 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Excellent writing Bill....James
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Would that I had such grace such beauty he creates, to draw such Love within this space as does this Mr. Yates.

"Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to decieve"

Irish Rose
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Congratulations on 2000 and it is SO good to see you again, God bless.

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23 posted 07-07-2001 11:48 AM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

Yes he will always be with us. I am so glad that we will still be able to see and read him for all time.
Marge thank you for pulling this one up for us to reflect on.
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God Bless....
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