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X Angel
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since 1999-11-07
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0 posted 2000-06-29 02:31 PM

(due to peer pressure I have decided to submit a few other poems for your consideration   thanks doreen *wink* LOL)

she lays a single white rose
upon a stone washed clean by her tears

her voice frail and broken
as she speaks of the children and grandchildren
with loving words
she reminds him it's almost time for a new roof
winter is coming soon

tho' it's still spring in her heart
he's been gone ten years
yet the depth of their love
spans time, and life, and death

her fingers trace the stone's etching
she knows every contour, every letter

as a solitary tears slips down her wrinkled cheek
she rises with a weary smile
"It was nothing darling, only the wind."
for she'd never let him know
life was death without him there
to wrap her in his tender embrace

she reaches down to rest her hand on his stone
"I love you, forever."

a workman walking near the grave
comes close to see a bright glint
in an otherwise dreary day
and there
resting in a pool of light
as beautiful as an angel
lay an old woman
her hand resting on a headstone
a smile on her face
for her soul had finally gone home

"Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
--William Shakespeare

© Copyright 2000 Heather Walters - All Rights Reserved
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since 2000-02-04
Posts 2919
New York, USA
1 posted 2000-06-29 02:49 PM

Oh Wow Heather - This is so....for lack of a better word.....Beautiful!  It touched my heart in sooo many ways.  Bonnie
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2 posted 2000-06-29 03:07 PM

when your throat catches and tears well up, what can I say but beautiful!
A Romantic Heart
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Forever In Your Heart
3 posted 2000-06-30 03:43 AM

Tear-jerker, barely can I see to vote!(tears flowing)....
Marge Tindal
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since 1999-11-06
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Florida's Foreverly Shores
4 posted 2000-06-30 08:06 AM

Wow is about all I can muster right now.
Just WOW !

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

Danny Holloway
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since 2000-01-15
Posts 2034
Tulsa, OK
5 posted 2000-06-30 02:55 PM

Great's comes a vote!

A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

Lady in Red
since 2000-02-16
Posts 147

6 posted 2000-06-30 05:23 PM

Beautiful M'Lady.....just beautiful !
Janet Marie
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since 2000-01-22
Posts 18554

7 posted 2000-06-30 05:26 PM

WOW...remind me to send doreen a thank you note for the request...
im most grateful i got to read this beauty
superb angel!!

What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly
~Butterflies are meant to be free~

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since 2000-01-06
Posts 3129
8 posted 2000-07-01 06:52 PM

My last vote before I go east,,, very nice indeed. But big strong man don't cry, thats why he has kleenix near by....


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since 1999-06-05
Posts 596
Callington, Cornwall, England
9 posted 2000-07-01 07:37 PM

What a perfect love you portray here. This is wonderful Heather  


"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.

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since 1999-06-05
Posts 25505
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
10 posted 2000-07-01 08:02 PM

I hadn't had the privilege of reading this one before. Heather, this one will not be forgotten....
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since 1999-11-05
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11 posted 2000-07-02 04:34 AM


I just had to stop by to say - well done with this  


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since 2000-01-18
Posts 4713
12 posted 2000-07-02 07:08 AM

Heather WOW from me to...well done  

Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe

Member Rara Avis
since 1999-08-02
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Purgatorial Incarceration
13 posted 2000-07-03 04:22 AM

'Das what ahm talkin 'bout!!!
Likin it mucho mucha here Angel lady!!!


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since 2000-02-04
Posts 2919
New York, USA
14 posted 2000-07-26 07:00 PM

Just had to come back and read this one is just so beautiful.   Bonnie
doreen peri
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since 1999-05-25
Posts 3812
15 posted 2000-07-27 11:22 AM

thank YOU, heather!

this is wonderfully poignant.... a very special piece from a very special poet

this line gave me chills:
"It was nothing darling, only the wind."

can't wait to read it in print!

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since 2000-07-23
Posts 1125
North Carolina
16 posted 2000-07-27 11:41 AM

Heather, I'm at a loss for words. That was so so incredible. Wow and double wow. Take care, Juls....oh and click
Not A Poet
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since 1999-11-03
Posts 3885
Oklahoma, USA
17 posted 2000-07-27 11:56 AM

A touching and beautifully sentimental poem. Well done.


Geoffrey Sonnen
since 2000-07-05
Posts 142
Reading, PA USA
18 posted 2000-07-27 12:03 PM

Heather, this is incredibly moving. Love never dies, it yearns to be reunited with the one who shared in ways that no one else had. I just want to say that I believe that it is the quality of your Love that counts, not the quantity of years. When someone moves into that place within you that only has room for one, the place that has been touched in ways beyond words, how do you measure that, how do you ever feel complete without your One ? Thank you for sharing this. You have my vote.

Peace,  Geoffrey

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since 1999-08-22
Posts 22648

19 posted 2000-07-27 09:14 PM

*tears* Absolutely beautifully done, Heather! Very tender and touching!


Heather Miller
since 2000-07-19
Posts 409
Bryan, Ohio USA
20 posted 2000-07-27 11:30 PM

Along with the others here, I too have tears.
That was so beautiful. To be in love like that would be heaven.
hugs & a vote,
Heather< !signature-->

Without the experiance of love where would we be? We would have no wonderful memeries to cherish.
With love it brings hurts and with hurts it brings bittersweet memories

[This message has been edited by Heather Miller (edited 07-27-2000).]

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