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since 2000-01-25
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Floating gently on a cloud....

0 posted 2000-01-29 04:46 AM

Written for my best friend when she was going through a tough time with her boyfriend.

One day, our eyes will be opened
And we will understand all of life’s mysteries.
What now seems so beyond reasoning
Will step out of the shadows and become clear:
Why trust is betrayed.
Why affection goes unrequited.
How so much sorrow can come from so much joy.
All we know now is
“There is a reason for everything”
The reason remains hidden.

Maybe it’s to strengthen the heart and soul.
Or because if we didn’t feel pain and sorrow
We wouldn’t appreciate the value
In love and happiness.
If everything was beautiful,
Beauty would seem mediocre.
If everyone was happy,
Bliss would be ordinary.
Sadness is not meant to take the joy out of living,
It is only meant to show us how wonderful prosperity is.

Don’t let this experience destroy your faith.
Feel enough pain to heal
And trust again.
Trust in life to take you where it wants you.
Trust in people because there is no love without trust.
Trust in me to be there when you need me,
I won’t let you down.
Trust in yourself and you will find the strength
To overcome anything.
In loving and trusting yourself you will become whole again.

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since 1999-08-25
Posts 176
1 posted 2000-01-29 10:04 PM

Well said. I don't believe anyone could of said it any better. Like i've said before I like your stuff and wish to see more.

Isa =)

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since 1999-06-16
Posts 3850
In the space between moments
2 posted 2000-01-30 01:23 AM

Definitely good work!  You have a lot of wisdom, and you've told some things that a lot of us need to hear. Great job, keep it up!    

 *Krista Knutson*

~*Like a lion, without fear of the howling pack,
Like a gust of wind, ne'er trapped in a snare,
Like a lotus blossom, ne'er sprinkled by water,
Let me, like a unicorn, in solitude roam.*~ Hymn Of Buddha

since 1999-12-02
Posts 148
Fredonia, NY USA
3 posted 2000-01-30 02:22 PM

Wow...this is really great.  Your friend is very lucky to have you as a friend.  anyone would be!!!  Keep up the good work!

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since 2000-01-30
Posts 13
4 posted 2000-01-31 05:46 PM

I dont know any other way to contact you other than through this---My old user name is Ender.  Now, as you can see, it is Voyce.  i just thought you would like to know that since you like my poems.  thanx.
             (formerly Ender)

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since 1999-12-04
Posts 549
new orleans
5 posted 2000-02-01 12:57 PM

esp: this is very good writing... i can't say i agree with all the ideas the poem expresses, but despite that it is a very good poem... you pose some very old and very sought-after questions, something you dont see too many teen poets doing... i commend you for your depth of thought and for looking beyond the adolescent turmoils and writing of something far more far-reaching...

jerome the boy with no brain

 A savage place! as holy and enchanted
As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover!

since 2000-01-26
Posts 245
yellville, Ar, U.S.
6 posted 2000-02-01 10:13 AM

I only have 3 words to say about this poem...
I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol it really expresses alot and not many do that

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