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*Belabebeautiful*
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0 posted 01-02-2004 12:44 AM       View Profile for *Belabebeautiful*   Email *Belabebeautiful*   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for *Belabebeautiful*

A time comes in every persons life when they hit the crossroads of adult and child and you realize that you must move out and move on alone, my time is coming up and though just as excited as the next person I'm going to miss here terribly.

How Iím going to miss this place
Everything here is all that I know
All familiar and reassuringly safe
The fat black cat stalking through the field
Acting just like the panther heís named after
The lovely willow tree, my favorite
Standing at least 20 feet tall now
Though when we bought it only three
And the awesome vine on the side of the garden shed
What it is I couldnít say but breathtaking none the less
Oh yes how I will miss it
The distant call of crickets and birds
In a sweet blissful melody
The apple trees in the front
the last apple finally fallen off, seasons last fruit
And who could forget the bush tree
Or the purple lilac that is taller than the house?
All will be missed terribly
Especially the house, the old 1929 farm house
Where endless days were spent reading by the fire
Where little girls dreams came true
And where countless cooking disasters were made
How do I leave all this behind?
The sky never looks as blue, anywhere as here
The sun never so radiant, the smells never so potent
All so homey and real
How do I say goodbye?
How do I leave knowing that all my dreams
And childhood schemes were made the very spot I sit?
How do I let go of it all and still retain the memories
Of warm summer days and cold winter nights
Of first fallen leaves in the fall and first roses in the spring
Of first scraped knees and broken hearts
Yes, it will be hard to let my home go
And my childhood with it
And both will be sorely missed

Because of you I laugh a little harder, smile a little more, and cry a little less
~Bella~

© Copyright 2004 Bella - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 01-02-2004 12:54 AM       View Profile for Krawdad   Email Krawdad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krawdad

B.

This IS how you leave and yet don't leave.
I return to many places left long ago.
The more often your pen goes back, the more often you CAN go back.
Enjoy the trips!

Kraw'
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2 posted 01-02-2004 01:52 AM       View Profile for misanthropology   Email misanthropology   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for misanthropology

the nostalgia was well received
passing shadows
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3 posted 01-02-2004 02:20 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

exciting but yet sad too, I know how this feels...I too have another crossroad coming up, sooner than I may want
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4 posted 01-02-2004 08:23 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

This is very poignant, and beautifully written, too.  The house wil always be with you.
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On the edge of forever


5 posted 01-02-2004 01:03 PM       View Profile for jaicie114   Email jaicie114   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jaicie114

Bella...

I think Krawdad said it all...with such wondrous and deep images stored in your soul, you will never truly leave. Life is about change and growth...sometimes whether we want it or not. Just relax knowing that you have such miraculous memories that can always be visited to warm your heart. Thank you for this beautiful write...and, good luck in your new memory-making adventures.

Love and Light...jc

This I know as Truth...we are all Beings of Light.

*Belabebeautiful*
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6 posted 01-02-2004 06:02 PM       View Profile for *Belabebeautiful*   Email *Belabebeautiful*   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for *Belabebeautiful*

Thank you all so much for your warm replys, they mean a lot to me.
~Live and Laugh~

Because of you I laugh a little harder, smile a little more, and cry a little less
~Bella~

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7 posted 01-02-2004 11:19 PM       View Profile for Suetang   Email Suetang   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Suetang

Hello Bella

Thank you so much for taking me on a wonderful journey.  I could almost smell that beautiful lilac tree (one of my favourite smells).  Your heart will never leave the home you grew up in and your heart will only keep growing fonder as the years pass.  Hold tightly to your memories for they will always be with you.

Take care........Sue

I am in motion
I am blue
Love is an ocean
I'm anchored in you
- Shawn Mullins

iliana
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8 posted 01-02-2004 11:24 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Bela- you will never forget these things -- take it from one who knows.  You described perfectly my transition of moving away from home -- we, too, lived in a very old farmhouse with a tall lilac bush, etc., etc....   But, tho you won't forget, there are many more memories to make, yes?!
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9 posted 01-02-2004 11:38 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Bella, this is a very beautiful poem, with a
touch of sadness felt in it. But, sweetie, you have
all these wonderful memories stored in your
memory bank.....treasure them and take care of them,
because they are precious. You can always return
to them whenever you need to.
Hugs  
Ethel
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10 posted 03-17-2004 11:43 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

One day at a time...James
 
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