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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 2000-07-09 11:09 AM

Heartbreak Street

It’s a lonely walk down Heartbreak Street
No one else can wear your shoes
Or suggest a new direction
Of the life you didn’t choose

You must walk the pavement all alone
And tread the steps yourself
You cannot get off of Heartbreak Street
To suffer somewhere else

You’re a prisoner to your feelings
To betrayal and deceipt
You must carry on with dignity
Alone down Heartbreak Street

Every step is very painful
And the burden hard to bear
But you have to keep on walking
Past the corner of dispair

You cannot blame friends for stepping back
It’s not a welcome place
And you don’t make pleasant company
When tears flow down your face

It’s a bitter walk, a long, long road
That windswept street of pain
Til you allow a freind to warm you
And protect you from the rain

You’ll awaken one bright morning
And you’ll find you’ve reached the end
Stepping off the curb of misery
So that you can live again

With the lifting of the sorrow
It’s now sunshine you are seeing
But that lonely walk down Heartbreak Street
Is carved into your being

Elizabeth Santos

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 07-09-2000).]

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Janet Marie
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1 posted 2000-07-09 11:45 AM

words of wisdom and grace Liz.
lessons of life indeed...
take care sweet poet

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Blue Heaven
2 posted 2000-07-09 12:32 PM

It sounds as though you have stood up well to all those potholes on heartbreak street.
very nice poem.


Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".

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Florida's Foreverly Shores
3 posted 2000-07-09 12:42 PM

Elizabeth, my friend~

You do not need to walk alone
no matter where you go
Just up the corner from Heartbreak Street
is a place that well you know

It's found upon the corner
of Friendship and Grand
If you can't find your way there
I'll gently take your hand

You'll know just why they call it so
for just around the corner
all your friends are waiting
you'll never be a loner

We'll come and walk with you
and gently lead you to
the Grand Friendship waiting
to be a friend to you

Love you -
Love your poetry, my friend.

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

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4 posted 2000-07-09 03:51 PM

Liz--this sounds like another song to me...and I know who can sing it...

Love the poem, love you!!

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5 posted 2000-07-09 04:06 PM

Yes, the heartbreak does become a part of us even after the healing comes. Excellent writing, Elizabeth, as always.


p.s. Just a note... I think dispair is spelled despair.

Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London
6 posted 2000-07-09 04:16 PM

Friends or no friends ... It's a long ...
lonesome walk
Beautiful poem Elizabeth


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7 posted 2000-07-09 04:21 PM

What a true poem, I've had my heart broken and it hurts.
Seymour Tabin
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Tamarac Fla
8 posted 2000-07-09 04:35 PM

So glad you listed this one. You got my vote
Love Sy

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9 posted 2000-07-09 06:04 PM

Liz, I've walked down this street many times. Everyone there knows my name (or is that Cheers?) Anyway, you describe it well, and this gets my vote!  

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea

Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley
10 posted 2000-07-09 11:02 PM

You have a way of making all your poetry sing! Wonderful poem. You've got my vote too!  
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since 1999-08-02
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Purgatorial Incarceration
11 posted 2000-07-10 04:04 AM

Of the life you didn’t choose...

Sigh. So many of us have traveled that road. You've penend the moments of my own heart here Liz... thank you for understanding.


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12 posted 2000-07-10 04:15 AM

Oh Liz
True words are these and indeed very wise words of wisdom...well said and well written

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

Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 2000-07-10 03:53 PM

Thank you for yourwonderful responses. I can see the ones who have been on this street. Sometimes we go back and visit, but for me the first time was the worst

Yu Lan
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since 2000-04-13
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14 posted 2000-07-10 10:25 PM

wow, this is so beautiful.. wise words, this is such an amazing poem Elizabeth.. I am running out of words for your poetry, 'coz it's all so wonderful!! Hehe, I'll have to start inventing some new ones, eh? *_^
I'm glad I can vote for this!!



"He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened." Lao-tsu

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Mississippi coast
15 posted 2000-07-11 07:41 AM

So true and beautifully described. Thank you for the read.
Sudhir Iyer
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Mumbai, India : now in Belgium
16 posted 2000-07-11 07:54 AM

Thank you Liz, for writing this one....
This describes my favourite street, where I have spent most of my adult and teen time... with choked up emotions....

Thanks once again for your Wonderful writing

regards, sudhir

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Backwaters of Avalon
17 posted 2000-07-12 07:01 AM

Liz.. I wish to take a little walk in your heartbreak street, one can never grow stronger without ever having been walking on this street. such a beautiful poems.. your poems never run out of expressions.. liz.. ahh.. such a delight.. vote vote vote..

- James
The beauty of nature is displayed,
not through itself,
but through the creatures
dwelling within its bosom.

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