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The Walk

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waldopepper
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since 03-18-2003
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Tennessee, USA


0 posted 03-28-2003 11:01 PM       View Profile for waldopepper   Email waldopepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for waldopepper

Only the breath on her hands
blew warmth into that day.
For the walk we made
froze any chance for this night
to bring us deliverance.
I'd studied her face
countless times, and yet
not seeing significant moments
was the fatal flaw.
Behind her eyes hid the unspoken words,
it was irreparably broken and finished.

Our pace slowed,
in grudging acknowledgment
to this mockery played out
over our investment in time.
Stepping through the still
and dormant landscape
that trumpeted the fanfare
of our doom.
I cannot remember ever wanting
to feel something more
than this moment that hung
suspended in rote movement.

Absurdity ruled
over a repartee in silence,
no words to come as a balm
healing the quiet.
Skewed memories fueled my steps
keeping me from staying
abreast of her stride.
A chasm had formed then,
tearing intimacy away
from friends and lovers.

All that was left was the walk
played out for its finite completion.
As unfailingly, the night closed in
over our journey's end.
Nothing more would be promised
nor expected.
© Copyright 2003 Walter Waddle - All Rights Reserved
WhiteRose
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since 07-23-2002
Posts 3310
somebody's dungeon


1 posted 03-28-2003 11:05 PM       View Profile for WhiteRose   Email WhiteRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WhiteRose

All that was left was the walk
played out for its finite completion.
As unfailingly, the night closed in
over our journey's end.
Nothing more would be promised
nor expected.

Walter, my dear friend, you write this sadness well. Nobody could add beauty to sorrow as you do.
Earth Angel
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since 08-27-2002
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Realms of Light


2 posted 03-28-2003 11:39 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

A farewell written with such grace...

Warm hugs,
EA
dgvarner
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since 05-13-2000
Posts 3621
High Springs, Florida


3 posted 03-29-2003 12:56 AM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner

well written...   enjoyed..

hugs, g

"laughter is the shortest distance between two people"  - victor borge

Justbleu
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since 08-31-99
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Oregon, Originally From Alaska


4 posted 03-29-2003 01:12 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

A well written goodbye... Enjoyed!!!!!
Bridgette

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

BluesSerenade
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By the Seaside


5 posted 03-29-2003 01:21 AM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Stepping through the still
and dormant landscape
that trumpeted the fanfare
of our doom.

Sadly this~
I was with you all the way.

I hope it will find it's place in the book that it is so deserving of.  
Sunnyone
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since 07-06-2000
Posts 5483
Staffordshire, England


6 posted 03-29-2003 11:18 AM       View Profile for Sunnyone   Email Sunnyone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunnyone's Home Page   View IP for Sunnyone

I love to take those long walks, but the silence in some situations is deafening. This is a love story, poignant, and touched me deeply, as it took me back many years. Thank you for putting it here.

Accept these small gifts from my gypsy heart  ~~S~~

Mistletoe Angel
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City of Roses


7 posted 03-29-2003 02:53 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel



(big hugggsssssss) Oh Walter, this is so very sad but beautiful, sweet friend, I send angel hugs your way and hope now new love bades you welcome! (sigh) This has my vote, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Walter, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

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

Shakira

aries_luv_ppl
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since 09-20-2001
Posts 1479
Universal Mind


8 posted 03-29-2003 03:05 PM       View Profile for aries_luv_ppl   Email aries_luv_ppl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit aries_luv_ppl's Home Page   View IP for aries_luv_ppl

very nice

Eliza Simmons
~Every girl has a dream within.

Joyce Johnson
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since 03-10-2001
Posts 10059
Washington State


9 posted 03-29-2003 05:01 PM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

Evidently something that was not meant to be.  Maybe a lesson learned.  Joyce
Enchantress
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since 08-14-2001
Posts 37801
Somewhere in time~


10 posted 03-29-2003 10:58 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Amazing....wonderful write!
~Hugs~

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

JP
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since 05-25-99
Posts 1391
Loomis, CA


11 posted 04-03-2003 09:50 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

onion poetry, many many layers....

sounds a bit like a marriage gone wrong.  I like.

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
Nil Desperandum, Fata viem invenient

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since 03-07-2001
Posts 19652
British Columbia, Canada


12 posted 04-08-2003 03:34 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I am not a big fan you realize, and this poem is why.  Some relationships are just not meant to be sometimes.

Don't be too hard on yourself - even Einstein had trouble tying his shoelaces.

WhiteRose
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since 07-23-2002
Posts 3310
somebody's dungeon


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SPIRIT
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since 12-29-2002
Posts 1778
California Desert


14 posted 04-09-2003 11:34 PM       View Profile for SPIRIT   Email SPIRIT   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SPIRIT

This is lovely writing and I happily voted for it.
Taco Jonez
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since 04-04-2003
Posts 22
St. Petersburg, FL


15 posted 04-10-2003 01:18 PM       View Profile for Taco Jonez   Email Taco Jonez   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Taco Jonez

waldopepper....what a greta poem...i am enjoying reading all this great work that you wouldn't find elsewehere...so it's so cool to see someone's work i am familiar with...and this is a great poem....nice flow and movement within the lines.
passing shadows
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displaced


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wings of the moon
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since 03-27-2003
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Pink bubblegum land


17 posted 04-29-2003 05:16 PM       View Profile for wings of the moon   Email wings of the moon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wings of the moon

awww waldo
this is again a very beautiful write of yours...

you have my vote!

"more than yesterday, less than tomorrow, i love you"

 
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