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since 2000-03-28
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0 posted 2000-07-09 03:44 AM

The Road Map to Love

She cuddled her infant
with soft warm loving hands
and could not get over
that he was heaven sent

Her husband reached over
to hold their son with pride
Eyes full of his wonder
at this child at his side

The baby soon suckled
next to his mother's breast
and she fed him  sweetly
her eyes softly caressed

It was later that night
She slipped off her covers
and wobbled to the bath
and froze at the harsh light

The mirror was set under
the harshly glaring globe
- red stretch marks were showing
scarlet her scarred skin showed

She struggled against tears
with eyes stinging with shame
her husband came to see
what the fuss was about

Why was his beautiful
wife looking sad tonight?
She pointed to her scars
her eyes full of disgust

His fingers ran over
each dark crimsomed scar
he then whispered  so sweetly
in her ear,"

"This is the road
map to our love."

Years of their devotion
brought them children - five

one day he looked in the
mirror and he was shocked
he pointed to his aged lines

She held him and traced his
lines with her finger and
whispered softly in his
ear, "This is the road map of
our love."

They clung to  each other
under harsh light above
thinking of each other
and road maps of their


Teresa King

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Dark Angel
Member Patricius
since 1999-08-04
Posts 10095

1 posted 2000-07-09 05:47 AM

"This is the road
map to our love."

Lovely netswan  

Yes, I am here, but I am dead, not alive,
my body goes on, my spirit has died
and I though alive, feel dead inside.

"Rose Petal"

Senior Member
since 2000-04-22
Posts 1014

2 posted 2000-07-09 11:44 AM

This is beautiful!
My vote is on the map!

Janet Marie
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since 2000-01-22
Posts 18554

3 posted 2000-07-09 11:49 AM

your just so good at this...
so wonderful T,
so wise and tender
take care

since 2000-05-12
Posts 367

4 posted 2000-07-09 12:40 PM

This is so sweet and tenderly romantic.


~My Skipper Jim
I love you!
Your Lady June~

since 2000-07-09
Posts 97
5 posted 2000-07-09 04:09 PM

How truly apt and understanding, this says everything about a long and happy marriage.
Member Seraphic
since 1999-08-22
Posts 22648

6 posted 2000-07-09 04:17 PM

Love does seem to soften the harshness of the light! Well done, Teresa!  


Geoffrey Sonnen
since 2000-07-05
Posts 142
Reading, PA USA
7 posted 2000-07-09 09:25 PM

Oh God...netswan you have me seriously crying here. I am tremendously moved. Absolutely beautiful caring and sharing in Love ! There's nothing like it in the world. Thank you for sharing something so much from the Heart.
          Peace, Geoff

Geoffrey Sonnen
since 2000-07-05
Posts 142
Reading, PA USA
8 posted 2000-07-09 09:28 PM

Had to come back, I forgot to vote. You have my vote for this !

Senior Member
since 2000-03-28
Posts 1369
9 posted 2000-07-10 08:13 PM

Thanks for your kind responses.

Dark Angel, Insect, JM, Magnolia Blue,
Denise, Beverely, and Geoff

(By the way, in case I haven't welcomed
you, Geoff -- Welcome to Passions)

I have been so incredibly busy - and miss
having the time to come in and check in
on passions as much as I was.

Take Care
and Thanks again,


Lone Wolf
Member Ascendant
since 2000-03-16
Posts 5842
Lansing, MI USA
10 posted 2000-07-10 09:15 PM


So happy to see you have submitted this one my friend.  One of my favorites.     You get my vote!!


Poetry should surprise by fine should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts and appear almost a remembrance. -J.Keats

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since 1999-09-21
Posts 28049
11 posted 2000-07-10 11:32 PM

Beautiful, touching poem, Netswan.
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since 2000-02-04
Posts 2919
New York, USA
12 posted 2000-07-14 11:12 PM

Just beautiful Netswan, such a tender, loving piece.  Bonnie
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since 1999-06-19
Posts 2462

13 posted 2000-07-15 08:24 AM

tres bien... enjoyed muchly.
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14 posted 2000-07-15 12:58 PM

Teresa, You know this is my favorite by you

Very moving my friend

since 2000-07-18
Posts 207

15 posted 2000-08-02 03:08 PM

Very touching and sweet.
Great writing here


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