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wranx
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0 posted 08-24-2002 11:52 PM       View Profile for wranx   Email wranx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for wranx


You didn’t notice
That I was your bulwark
That I turned away all
Assaults on your saneness

You didn’t notice
That I was the bastion
That beat back the tirades
That threatened your mind

You never noticed
That I was the buttress
That held high, your honor
From that, which would stain

You wouldn’t notice
That I was the fortress
That surrounded your heart
Your redoubt from doubt

But, did you notice
The abuse I absorbed
Or was I just, merely
Your emotional tampon
~wranx


In reply to "which way do we go?", the answer was never "straight", but, "progressively forward".      
~wranx~

[This message has been edited by wranx (08-24-2002 11:53 PM).]

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misery_made_beautiful
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1 posted 08-25-2002 12:02 AM       View Profile for misery_made_beautiful   Email misery_made_beautiful   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for misery_made_beautiful

A nice kick in the ass in the end!
Very nice wranx

"Aging keeps life interesting"

Madame Chipmunk
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2 posted 08-25-2002 12:04 AM       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

An emotional tampon!  Oh my, Wranx...
What interesting imagery here...
I liked your poem a lot.
hugs and grins

Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

wranx
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Moved from a shack to a barn


3 posted 08-25-2002 12:15 AM       View Profile for wranx   Email wranx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wranx

Thanks misery, for your read and comments.

Lyra, sometimes, it just.....was. Thanks.
~wranx
Ceinwyn
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4 posted 08-25-2002 12:30 AM       View Profile for Ceinwyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ceinwyn

Your words flow nicely together..gotta love the ending tho! Sorry I cannot come up with anything orginial..I'm working with my muse on this one!!

Kristen
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5 posted 08-25-2002 08:03 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


That bad, hey?  Good write,
a yank at the end...
serenity blaze
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6 posted 08-25-2002 09:07 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

KARI? I'm feeling a little flushed now...GROAN...

wranx...funny, I have used that expression before--and sorry, it's difficult to reply now without innuendo (blame it on the sunshine!) But please know that I did enjoy!
WhiteRose
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7 posted 08-25-2002 09:59 PM       View Profile for WhiteRose   Email WhiteRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WhiteRose

Definately a "yank" at the end. Pure wranx style.
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just out of reach


8 posted 08-25-2002 10:02 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Whoa!!! I liked this!! Chris

Life is not measured by breaths you take, but by moments that take your breath away.

brian sites
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9 posted 08-26-2002 08:12 AM       View Profile for brian sites   Email brian sites   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian sites

ha!
wow Ed
you have a gift for hiding a meaning
damming heavy emotions with light, airy ones
This, sir, is Outtasight!
keep these coming, regularly
BS

I never aimed at reality; I aimed at truth. --Orson Welles

Toerag
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10 posted 08-26-2002 10:35 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

I really like this Wranx....great ending!!!
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11 posted 08-26-2002 01:12 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

A puppet show with the strings showing.

Enjoyed -- and that's the beauty of writing, that you can enjoy something well-crafted that is random and ugly in life (in this case, a relationship gone to seed).



Mikey
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12 posted 10-24-2002 04:12 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms Hall   Email Tara Simms Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tara Simms Hall

Such a serious poem, and then that zinger of a line!  Some people just don't know how lucky they are to have someone willing to shield them from life's pains.  Then again, perhaps we aren't really helping them by shielding them from reality.  
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ewwwww
Artic Wind
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14 posted 11-11-2007 01:17 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
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15 posted 11-11-2007 05:51 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Nice flow to this'n Ed.


 
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