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Half Her Strength

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Michael
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Half Her Strength

I sit and watch her sleeping, know it’s time that she should wake.
Can’t bring myself to do it o’er the dreams I might forsake.
An angel lay before me in the guise of my own wife.
Dare I disturb the rest she needs bringing rest to my life.

Just how or why she came to me I’ll never understand.
Not a damn thing to offer her except my heart and hand.
The moment frozen in my head to examine at length,
I know I could change the world if I had but half her strength.

But alas, a mortal man, and weak in my endeavor,
The best that I will ever do is to love her forever.
Though in my mind I hold one thought, if selfish in decree,
The outside world might need her… but never as much as me.

So careful not to unsettle the aura of her sleep,
And vowing that today her dreams will be her own to keep…
I brush back her hair; kiss her cheek, and pray God might concur
If for one day, to let me be the strength that carries her.


Michael Anderson


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Breathtaking Michael.
TD
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This is REAL....and that is a good thing....nice to know there is still REAL people out there...take care....

kingsangel

Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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3 posted 12-05-2006 09:58 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

Michael, so nice to read you again - and a beautifully written piece of your work too!

RDB
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4 posted 12-05-2006 10:06 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Michael it is so very good to read you once again.
How beautiful this is!

Sing in me muse...
and through me tell the story~

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I liked this a lot.good rhyming good flow,very nice overall.
Michael
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Thank you all for your kind replies.
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I read this the other night (or was it yesterday--sheesh) but I was so overcome with envy, for both your writing ability and the obvious love you two share.

You make me believe in happy endings...

(Linda--how does it feel to be cherished?)

sigh, pout, and sniffles

absolutely beautiful!

Have a joyous holiday you two. You've got the real deal, the rest is all gravy now.
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8 posted 12-07-2006 05:07 PM       View Profile for Pilgrimage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pilgrimage

Michael, that one is tender, and warm, and I love it.

Nan (Pilgrim variety)

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nicely written, has poise and you carry your point across well.....
-lisa
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This was exquisite Michael...so tender and loving.  As a rhyming lover, I just had to read it.  (There are so few of us left!)

Grandma Bea

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And see....

I've been away too much to realize
that you did, indeed, answer a request
made only moments ago...

hearthugs to you and yours, Michael...

this is beautiful, and libraried...

[because it's a !]



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beautiful

good to read you again
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Oh, how beautiful is this?!!
Great writing Michael.
Happy Holidays !!

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles ~

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14 posted 05-27-2010 09:26 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I am approaching the last page of reading your poems Michael, and it has been a wonderful experience to read your work.  This in particular actually softened my thinking into believing that "happy" is out there somewhere.

I actually was mentioning you to Ron and how much I miss reading your work so thank goodness for these archives.

Best to you all.
 
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