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Poet deVine
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since 1999-05-26
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Hurricane Alley

0 posted 2000-07-14 12:07 PM

My life’s tapestry, woven carefully
lies before me torn and tattered
lost to me forever
all the things that ever mattered.

One strand pulled another,
unraveling in my embrace.
Screaming out in painful loss,
I cradle it to my face.

Unbound, my life is nothing;
no past, no future course.
I hold the shreds of yesterday
crying out with remorse.

Give back my life! I cry,
to ears that will not hear.
I cannot live without those threads,
to show that I was here!

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since 1999-11-23
Posts 14937
East Lansing, MI USA
1 posted 2000-07-14 12:41 PM

Those threads make a wonderful picture. . .

Superb my friend...


That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Dark Angel
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since 1999-08-04
Posts 10095

2 posted 2000-07-14 01:42 AM

Give back my life! I cry,
to ears that will not hear.
I cannot live without those threads,
to show that I was here!

Lovely Sharon  

Marge Tindal
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Florida's Foreverly Shores
3 posted 2000-07-14 07:33 AM

Wonderful 'tapestry' of thought.

'I cannot live without those threads,
to show that I was here!'

And we all are the threads woven ...

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

Member Rara Avis
since 1999-07-17
Posts 7704

4 posted 2000-07-14 07:35 AM

Oh this is just gorgeous Sharon...that line:
'Give back my life! I cry,'

really really gets me...

well done!


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since 2000-02-04
Posts 2919
New York, USA
5 posted 2000-07-14 07:56 AM

Beautiful PdV, those last two lines are great, a very moving piece.  Bonnie
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since 1999-05-23
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Coastal Texas
6 posted 2000-07-14 08:07 AM

Sharon, this one really got me.  I have heard said, "No life is truly over until all the ripples they created are still."

PdV, ya done got my vote.


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since 1999-06-25
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Listening to every heart
7 posted 2000-07-14 02:07 PM



~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

Sudhir Iyer
Member Ascendant
since 2000-04-26
Posts 6943
Mumbai, India : now in Belgium
8 posted 2000-07-14 02:53 PM

Ditto everybody else's thoughts and say that the last stanza was most beautiful (if I were to pick one...)

Give back my life! I cry,
to ears that will not hear.
I cannot live without those threads,
to show that I was here!



regards, sudhir

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since 1999-11-05
Posts 1359
9 posted 2000-07-14 04:17 PM

Hi sharon

pretty good job - pretty sad as well ..


Janet Marie
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since 2000-01-22
Posts 18554

10 posted 2000-07-14 04:58 PM

powerful poetry poetD...
perfectly said...
love the word tapestry...its so poetic
great great writing

There are places inside our souls -
that have never been touched.
There are places inside our hearts -
that need to be loved this much.

Not A Poet
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since 1999-11-03
Posts 3885
Oklahoma, USA
11 posted 2000-07-14 05:11 PM

Very very nice, Sharon.


Member Rara Avis
since 1999-07-22
Posts 9245
12 posted 2000-07-14 05:43 PM

Ya just got a way of grabbin someone's heart ya know!

May your threads continue to be woven for an eternity  

Member Elite
since 2000-05-13
Posts 3552
High Springs, Florida
13 posted 2000-07-14 06:06 PM

poet..this is awesome..i love the last bit as well!  but the whole thing is great!!  


"i speak in written word--my lips, no sound may utter..." dgvarner

Kit McCallum
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since 2000-04-30
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Ontario, Canada
14 posted 2000-07-14 07:36 PM

Filled with such emotion and vivid imagery Sharon ... beautifully written! (click)  

Best wishes,

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TEXAS (it's all big)
15 posted 2000-07-14 07:41 PM

i love the lesson here and the way you um yuh weaved it sorry
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16 posted 2000-07-14 11:27 PM

very deep and true words...
I always say that our relationships are like strings that hold us together...
with each string that breaks,it hurts and want it back the way it was...
this poem somewhat reminded me of that and my life's tapestry...
lovely...and a little sad how we lose those strings,but you never know when that detached string may attach itself...
thankyou...for reminding me

If all was light...then I would have never learnt the dark...from which such truth evolves
from which evolves the light...
Avanti Rao

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17 posted 2000-07-14 11:29 PM

Sharon, this is beautiful! You have 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

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since 1999-06-19
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18 posted 2000-07-15 08:11 AM

exquisite poetry.  (but what else would you expect?  *smile*)
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19 posted 2000-07-15 09:44 AM

All I can say is ..just wonderful!!!
X Angel
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20 posted 2000-07-15 04:40 PM

Sharon...beautiful job. So true too, we are just threads of a Tapestry...

I liked this lots girl!

Geoffrey Sonnen
since 2000-07-05
Posts 142
Reading, PA USA
21 posted 2000-07-15 05:31 PM

Oh God, this is incredible Sharon. Such passionate longing, angst and anguish written in such a potent way. Believe me, I am there with you.
                   Peace to you,  Geoffrey  

Geoffrey Sonnen
since 2000-07-05
Posts 142
Reading, PA USA
22 posted 2000-07-15 05:40 PM

Had to respond again. Had to read again. I hope you don't mind Sharon that I print this and share it with some friends. It is just too powerful to not share.
                   Thanks again, Geoffrey
  *my vote*

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since 2000-06-26
Posts 3168
Blue Heaven
23 posted 2000-07-16 01:17 AM

Beautiful. Speaks volumes


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

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since 2000-01-18
Posts 4713
24 posted 2000-07-17 03:02 AM

A wonderful tapestry woven from the heart  

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

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since 2000-05-28
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Plantation, Florida
25 posted 2000-07-17 09:24 AM

Sharon, I was very moved by your poem. It reminds me of a relative of mine who has been feeling as if her life has become"torn and tattered".

It is a good description of the way many people feel from time to time as they struggle to hang on to the "threads of yesterday".

Thank-you (VOTE)

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