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Madame Chipmunk
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~*Alone...On My Own*~


Fate had left me broken
pieces of my soul, scattered in the wind
like shards of broken raindrops floating down
I was alone

soon an empty year had passed
arriving at the place it was before
a year of fears, of shifting gears
of lessons learned at heartbreak's beck and call
I had survived
on my own

although my heart still burned with pain
and teardrop shadows lingered
in the creases of my soul
I had thrived
alone

self-reliant, needing no one
independance played my game
and I had won
I felt power
on my own

~~~***~~~

and then one day my eyes of green
locked upon a pair of smokey blue
our souls touched

            

the air was thick with quickly beating hearts
shy smiles across our faces meeting close
in summer's heat

ardor stirred the want in me
and flung my independance to the ground
but
alone
on my own
I had flourished
I had no needs

            

yet here I was
wanting you
in thrall of your sweet voice and earnest face
locked in your tender embrace

no needs had I
still... the longing insisted
desire persisted

and now two years have come and gone
our love has grown to fill the empty spaces
hidden deep

            

romance I never knew I missed
returned and swelled my broken heart
to mend
love filled my soul with passion
running deep

and as the world has turned once more
you and I have melted into one
ever thankful is my soul that I am no longer
~*~
alone
on my own

photos by Lyra Nesius, Eric Piercey and Nancy Ness




Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

[This message has been edited by Madame Chipmunk (10-22-2002 11:45 PM).]

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(big hugggssssssss) Oh Lyra, this brought tears to my eyes reading this, this is soooooooooo beautiful, yes, you are not alone and your gorgeous words give me faith that maybe I'll hear from Joanna again soon and I won't be alone for much longer, God Bless You, you are in my prayers now, 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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2 posted 10-22-2002 11:43 PM       View Profile for the_loner_23   Email the_loner_23   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for the_loner_23

This is so heart felt. Tears were starting to come into my eyes. But I love it.

Cold hands means a warm heart

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Nobody's ever really alone. The world's problems are now on my shoulders, but also on the shoulders of every other hero in existence.

What is life without poetry and adventure?
"Little sister" is just another way of saying "Guardian Angel"!

Madame Chipmunk
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4 posted 10-22-2002 11:50 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

Noah... and Julie....
thanks so much for your replies....

I didn't mean this to be a sad poem...
It was about the year after my first husband died...
I met David 13 months after he died, but during that 13 months, I was so proud that I had managed to live alone and keep my life from falling apart.  I got married for the first time, a week after graduating from college... so it was a new experience for me to be on my own, and when I met David, I fell in love with him immediately but wasn't really sure about giving up my new-found independance....
but... I'm sure glad I did!
~ loving hugs


Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

[This message has been edited by Madame Chipmunk (10-22-2002 11:51 PM).]

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks Thunderhero....
No one is truly alone... but there are times when it sure feels like we are...
Thanks for the reply
~ late nite hugs

Lyra

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No problem. So many call me a hero, and what kind of hero just lets everyone face life alone?

What is life without poetry and adventure?
"Little sister" is just another way of saying "Guardian Angel"!

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Drum roll please:  IT'S SUPER DAVE!


Lovely poem and story Lyra.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

[This message has been edited by Larry C (10-23-2002 12:23 AM).]

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Awwww, okie so much from constructive critiques..but *sigh* heartfelt and heart warming and heart..hrm....I dunno..sweet, you are forever blessed Lady Chipmunk as we all are blessed to read your words..

Consider yourself fuzzed

[This message has been edited by FuzzyFrazzledFraggle (10-23-2002 12:25 AM).]

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Lyra, you and David look so good together.  No, it's not a sad poem, but one of closeness, loving, a meeting and bonding
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Lyra, you and David are the picture of love and affection and look like you've been together forever. You are both fortunate indeed to have each other.

Again, wishing you both a very happy and blessed Anniversary.

Love, Marti
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What a beautiful love story Lyra!
You and David have a wonderful anniversary!
~Hugs to you both~

~ Time has cast a spell on you
  So you won't ever forget me ~

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Lyra,
That's one for the chipmunk. You have a good husband, a gentleman and a scholar. and you deserve them both. Wonderful write and pictures.
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Lyra...this was so heartfelt.. I love the pictures of you and David...and I will always feel the warmth that you two share among yourselves and with others...

love to you both
Maureen
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Your story of personal growth and finding love has touched me more deeply than you could ever know. This is beautiful and triumphant and glorious!

Blessings to you both on your first wedding anniversary!

This is another treasure for my library!

~ May the winds of good fortune blow your way

Linda
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Chippymunk - what a wonderful love story. I can relate to being "on my own" and then out of the blue meeting someone that is destined to be your mate. Have a wonderful anniversary...and hey!!....it is also my daughters birthday!! hugs, Chris

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

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I'm glad you found a slice of happiness. he appears to be a kind man. Enjoyed this hopeful write.
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Lyra, I LOVE this. Not only is the poem superb, but the thoughts and true feelings that you put into it are so precious. I am so glad that you found your sweet love. And, it sounds like you weren't even  LOOKING  for him at the time. I can truly relate to this, because this is how it happened with my Gary and me. I was also a widow when I met my Gary. I truly feel that the Keeper Of The Stars put us together. And I'm so thankful that He did. Thanks for sharing, sweet friend.


Love To All,
Ethel
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Lyra

A beautiful love story...and the photos made me smile.  Happy Anniversary, dear Lyra and Dave!!
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No, it's not a sad poem, Lyra...but a hope-filled one, that so many can take to heart, and know that even when it seems like we can stand alone, God really wants us to have the happiness we so deserve...

and in your husband, you found what you didn't even know you were looking for...
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No... this is anything but a sad poem.... it is a celebration of love and unexpected joy of discovering that a void you didn't know existed was so filled with warmth and wonder.
I know a story like yours... and it should fill every corner of PIP with hope.

Well Done Honey!!!!
Sherry
Ps You are in my prayers
Madame Chipmunk
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Larry...  I know that SuperDave will appreciate the drum roll... thanks very much


Fuzzy... thanks so much for your reply, and I'm glad you enjoyed

Michael... thanks so much for your kind words and lovely compliment... I'm sure that David will appreciate it also

Marti... thanks so much for giving us your blessing... we have had a wonderful anniversary and the cake wasn't even stale

Nancy... thanks so much for your sweet reply...  we have been having a lovely anniversary

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Sy... thanks so much for reading my poem and it was so nice to meet you and Isabelle in person

Maureen... Thanks for spreading your warmth to us also... it was so much fun having lunch with you that day in Florida

Linda... Thanks for your reply and I'm glad that you saw the poem as it was meant to be seen... a triumph

Chris... Happy Birthday to your daughter and thanks for your reply.  It sounds like things worked out well for you too

RSWells... Yes, David is the kindest and most unselfish man in the whole world... thanks so much for your reply

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Ethel... thanks so much for your reply, and I'm glad that things worked out well for you too

Martie... thanks for the anniversary wishes and I'm glad you enjoyed the pics

Karilea... I think the best way to find someone is to not look for them... if that makes any sense.  But you are right, I found not only what I wasn't looking for...but also what I didn't realize I needed and wanted... Thanks for your wise reply

Sherry... Thanks so much for your reply.  Maybe we should have a personal love story challenge so that we can learn about all of the wonderful love stories here at Piptalk.  I think that would provide lots of hope

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Lyra~ I enjoyed this lovely voyage thru your life. Thanks for sharing.
It reminds me of some of the lines in my poem Hope that I wrote for you & Dave awhile back...Paul
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