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If Not For You

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Madame Chipmunk
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If Not For You



This is for my dear husband, David.It was exactly two years ago this weekend, that we first met online and spoke to each other by phone

If not for you
the clouds would have torn
and swallowed my soul
the sky would have ruptured
and swallowed it whole

it is only because of you, my love
that I am here...at least for this instant
though quaking with fear
for this small piece of now
eyes filling with tears

your love is a warm blanket
enfolding the broken pieces of me
shielding me from the real of cold
my protector
your heart so big...so bold

and you are there for me
always
even in the darkest of frights
calming the tremble in the night

you talk me away
from my fears
with your towel of caring
you dry my tears

and I know in my depths
that you give me your all
and all that you give
you sacrifice
so that I may live

the clouds would have torn
and swallowed my soul

if not for you




Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

[This message has been edited by Madame Chipmunk (06-03-2002 10:31 PM).]

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BluesSerenade
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I loved the first verse in this
and especially the first four words.

If not for you....

Is it any wonder why I refer to you as "dear heart"  Your words touch me deeply and in so many ways.

I am needing a kleenex right about now!
warm hugs to you Lyra~
Madame Chipmunk
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2 posted 06-02-2002 06:01 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much for your warm reply, Lori...
sniffle sniffle.....
I hope that you and the spiders are having a nice day.

~sniffly hugs

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Somewhere in time~


3 posted 06-02-2002 06:08 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Lyra, So this is your David!!
This is your rock, your center, your love.
What a wonderful tribute to the man in your life!
This is so beautiful!
~Hugs to both of you~

~Somewhere in my heart I'm always
dancing with you in the summer rain~

JamesMichael
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4 posted 06-02-2002 06:10 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Like this...lovely thoughts of appreciation...James
Martie
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Lyra

I can tell by his face that he is a beautiful man...and by your poem how much you love each other.  Hugs!
Marge Tindal
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Lyra~
What an absolutely lovely and moving piece~
Your David has the gentle eyes of love~
Thank you for sharing your heart~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

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Lyra darling girl this is seriously excellent writing, the flow of this is perfect, and the sight of David’s eyes confirms that he is just as wonderful as are you. You have to know I really love this darling heart, YOU two deserve to be together, and you are so clearly happy and content. And isn’t it a wonderful feeling.

Incredible writing darling girl absolutely incredible I love this utterly. Continue to be well darling heart


Love and warm stuff
As always
Mushy


Breathe through the heat of our desire
Thy coolness and they balm
Let sense be dumb let flesh retire
Speak through the eathquake wind and fire
Oh

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Lyra, this is a beautiful tribute to your loving husband. Thank you for sharing this. He is a wonderful man to be there for you.
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(big hugggsssssss) Oh Lyra, I'm soooooo happy for you, sweet friend, my heart goes out to you and your first husbands loss, but I am so happy now you have found someone to comfort you with true joy and deep down I know these two men will forever bless your life! (kiss on cheek) Nine months ago I fell in love with Joanna (RosePetal) and she has made me feel so happy and hopeful, whereas before I felt miserable and depressed, I love her so much and in the future dream of marrying her! (BIG HUGGGSSSSSS) God Bless You, sweet friend, I cried reading this sentimental love poem, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Lyra, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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lovely thoughts put to a poem...nicely done

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How fortunate you are to have found this wondeful man. Thank God something good came to your life, with all of the other strife and heartache.
Peace
Sandra
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You two seem to have such a great love for eah other.  Makes me smile, Lyra!


Desperate for changing
Starving for truth
Closer where I started
Chasing after you

Lifehouse

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seems like you've married your soulmate.  What can be more fortunate and lovelier than this!  All the best to you and your hubby!

mycafe
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How beautiful, Lyra.  It sounds like you are BOTH very lucky people

Fool, said my Muse to me, look in thy heart and write.

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How very beautiful. *S*
Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much, Nancy...Yes, he is certainly my rock....and he's a very cute rock too!

~ loving hugs

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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I'm glad you enjoyed it, James...

Thanks so much for your reply

~ lots of hugs

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much, Martie...
He is a beautiful man...and I love him very much...

~ many sweet hugs to you

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks Marge,
I took that picture of him and he is looking at me through the eyes of love...

~ lots of hugs

Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much, Marsha...
If all goes okay ( I hope, I hope!)
You might get to meet him in Florida in September.....and he is looking directly at me in this picture, because I took it...and what you are probably seeing is the love he has for me, reflected in his eyes.

~ many loving hugs

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much, Sue...He is very wonderful and I am so lucky to have met him.

~ loads of hugs
Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much, Noah...I hope that you and Joanna will be as happy as David and I are...

~ loving hugs

Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much for the lovely compliment, Martin...I hope things are well with you.

~ many hugs from Michigan

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much, Sandra...I don't know how I could have made it though my son's death and my disease...so far, without him.
I think that if it were not for David, I probably would have just curled up and died.
I hope you are feeling better.

~ loving hugs

Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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