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iliana
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0 posted 10-08-2004 02:51 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for iliana

So long now I have watched you grow
I watched the petal blossom show.
Patiently, I tried to teach
Each special rose is so unique.
Keep your individuality.

But now I see it was for naught.
All it took was love’s foul hook
To leave you withered and unfrocked
By its vacuum sucking off your show
For its own glory.  Now you know.

Love must first be for yourself
And to yourself be true.
For if you give yourself away
Before you see the sky is blue,
There might be nothing left of you.

© Copyright 2004 J.A.A.Powell - All Rights Reserved
serenity blaze
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1 posted 10-08-2004 03:01 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I'm having trouble figuring out what to say to this one, jo.

"nothing left"

y'see?

I have theoretical problems with that.

But then yanno I would...

Have missed you my friend.

Much hugs and thanks.
iliana
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2 posted 10-08-2004 03:08 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Karen, this might make a good discussion....'ya think?  I wrote this for my daughter tho I'll probably never give it to her.  She's drowning in the sea of first love at the moment and totally losing herself.  Seen that before?  I do believe there is always something left of us after love sucks us dry so I agree with you.  I suppose I was trying to make a point about the emptiness that we're left with when it ends.     and *hugs* and I've missed you, too.  I guess I have been inside my shell lately. .....jojo
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3 posted 10-08-2004 03:27 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

I will share this with my daughter...yes
serenity blaze
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4 posted 10-08-2004 03:27 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I agree it would make a great discussion topic--for all ages. Feel free to download a copy directly into my brain.

But yes...I do agree. Always something left of me.

I do it deliberately to drive men mad.

bwahahahahaha



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5 posted 10-08-2004 03:31 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Dixie, I know you know what I mean.  Thanks for the post.   ....jo
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6 posted 10-08-2004 03:32 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Serene One, oh yes.....makes 'em crazy alright.  I found out the hard way and it is not a lesson I will have to learn a second time!  Maybe that needs clarification....what I learned is that I will not give up ME anymore; I will not disappear into the sea....I have learned to swim....oh yeah.  
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7 posted 10-08-2004 03:36 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

"don't you love her as she's walking out the door?"

THE DOORS



iliana
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8 posted 10-08-2004 03:44 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Exactly!  I think I'll send her my album.   Good idea, yes, good idea.... Thanks, now take a bow for that one!  *wink back*
GG
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9 posted 10-08-2004 03:44 AM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

You know, I'd looked for some of your words this morning and not finding anything recent I ran back on again the next time I got a chance, just now, and did a smart search on you and it came up with this new post! Guess I should have checked the lobby first Said it before but it still applies, I miss havign a chance to be here and read you.

A lot of wisdom in these words you wrote here. Even if you don't give it to her, she knows... you've taught her well with love, I'm sure of it.

Always, Alyssa

He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.

iliana
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10 posted 10-08-2004 03:50 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Sweet Alyssa, I hope so...and I'm praying.  Thank you, sweetheart, for posting.  I haven't been in here very much myself since early September.  Guess I've been preoccupied with alot of different things.  I hope to find more time and mind soon.  In the meantime, I hope you are doing okay and things are working out.  love you, jo
Susan Caldwell
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11 posted 10-08-2004 06:21 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Jo~

Daughters...what cha going to do?

They learn no differently than we did..

Good words.

And nice to see ya!

"cast me gently into the morning, for the night has been unkind"
~Sarah McLachlan~

LeeJ
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12 posted 10-08-2004 07:07 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

Hiya Jo....great to see you and read you again...missed you!


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13 posted 10-08-2004 09:33 AM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

Glad to see you posting again, Jo!  As for your poem, I feel this, as you know I would!  Oh, those weren't the days!  Yes, it's so true that we often sacrifice our being for love.  Hoping the situation improves soon.  Fortunatately, my "sweet" daughter is more like her dad than me!

Take care, sis.  I'll try to call soon.  Miss ya.
                cathy

Susan
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14 posted 10-08-2004 10:25 AM       View Profile for Susan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan

Ah Jo, my baby is only 9, so I've yet to see this, but you speak with the wisdom of the sages of old.  This is a lesson I am trying to instill in my girl with regards to all, that she is an individual and needs to see and love herself - not fall for what she thinks others want to see in her.  Does that make sense?

Ah well, I was so happy to see your name, practically fell off my chair

Love to you, dear friend -  Susan

Happiness isn't something that happens to you, it's created from within you.  Joy is a state of mind.

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15 posted 10-08-2004 10:32 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Jo~
It IS good to see you~

The wisdom is motherly-understood ... but, as it most likely did in our day ... falls on deaf ears of those who have to learn it for themselves~

The biggest thing we ALL can learn is to ALWAYS save something for ourselves~
Not easy ... but we are bounce-backable~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram <))><

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Mark Bohannan
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16 posted 10-08-2004 12:17 PM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

Where am I?  Well I am running down Karen's street going !!!!

Seriously, this was a great read.  I much enjoyed it.
Margherita
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17 posted 10-10-2004 09:14 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

quote:
Love must first be for yourself
And to yourself be true.
For if you give yourself away
Before you see the sky is blue,
There might be nothing left of you.



Beautiful words flowing from a mother's heart ... I understand!

I have read this the other day, but wasn't able to reply immediately.
Meanwhile I came to this conclusion: first loves are no doubt often a "risky business", that's true, but what we must keep always in mind is that we can't "dry out" because of loving another. The sea of love in our heart expands and grows every time we share love. The law of "giving is receiving."
You are right, when we are aware of being complete on our own and when we love ourselves, the risk of "losing ourselves" is like null.
Thank you for your thought provoking piece, so full of love.
Love and hugs.
Margherita
GG
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18 posted 12-08-2004 07:09 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

"WHERE ARE YOU?"
That's just what I'm wondering now. I haven't seen your words to read here for a while and am wondering if things are okay. How are you?

And, once again, I love this poem and the depth of compassion and wisdom in it. Please take care...


Always, Alyssa

He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.

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