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Date Added: March 26, 2006 18:03:24 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Why Did I Know

There is kindness,
Gentleness within you.
One would never even know,
Everything you've been through.

It resonates within things you say,
Reflects from things you don't.
Clear when seen close at hand,
Or from very far away.

Understated, in your voice,
Surrounding every word.
Your sweet, unselfish will is there,
I know you'll never let it go.

Yet we all need something,
We all stand firm against the tide.
Surround ourselves with a veil,
The minimum of our dreams.

By yourself, you've done well,
No need for you to feel less.
Who could have done better,
Does anyone really second guess?

You have already given so, so much,
So clearly can I see.
I know you wonder quietly,
Just how much more is left.

I'd like to think I'd been there too,
Lucky to survive what I'd been through.
So it is, I know you see,
You need not give any more to me.

In your body, in your face,
I saw the promise of your grace.
Shining through the clouds,
It was swirling, unseen, before your eyes.

Why was I so sure of my feelings about you?
How could I have been so sure I wasn't wrong?
I saw the love that flowed within you.
That was all I needed to know.

In the land of giving,
There is nothing left to take.
Peace is what we give in age.
Love what we leave in our wake.

Gently, sweetly your spring breeze blows.
Gracefull your loving waterfall.

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Written 01/09/06.

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Comment By: FreeHelen on September 28, 2006 02:11:51 PM Report
"In the land of giving, there is nothing left to take..." I love this poem... While reading I was thinking, Is it about a divine being or a human?
Comment By: FreeWide Awake on June 23, 2006 01:13:49 PM Report
Ah...sigh... this is so graceful...

A waterfall to the ears, a rainbow to the eyes...
Very lovely poetry, but from you, Rich, tis no surprise :)

Excellent and heartwarming friend~

Best wishes,

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on June 5, 2006 10:22:17 PM Report
How soft and gentle and absolutely lovely this moving piece is, Rich.  It certainly goes straight to the heart.  Well done.  ML

Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on April 14, 2006 07:51:11 AM Report
Ok you know almost everything you write I love, here is just another example of your devotion, love and gentle spirit...Rich, I am not blowing any smoke tender and beautiful are your words and sentiments on this page.

Comment By: PremiumGlata on March 30, 2006 02:01:08 PM Report
A very beautiful write about someone you obviously admire a great deal...You express yourself wonderfully here!
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on March 28, 2006 06:34:11 PM Report
"We all stand firm against the tide.
Surround ourselves with a veil,
The minimum of our dreams."

I really like that line, Richard. Such is the lot of the human race. As John Lennon said so well, "And in the end, the love we take is equal to the love we make."
Your heart is in this, buddy, and it shows...len
Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on March 27, 2006 08:51:57 PM Report
Are we ever really sure about anything? Nicely written. It's a piece that makes you stop, think and reflect. terrific write Rich, Joe
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on March 26, 2006 09:56:45 PM Report
Why do I know I love you?
How can I feel so sure I'm not wrong?
I see the love that flows within you.
That was all I needed to know.

Gently, sweetly your spring breeze blows.
Gracefull that loving waterfall.

W!!!((HUGS ~ SHE


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