Quiet Poetry Lounge : saving the best for never

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by gempis, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We do this in the haiku forum - post something, which people add on to - and I love doing that. Thought I'd try it here and see if people were interested in adding on in a freestyle way.

    Found this quote on the internet when I was looking for stuff for my dad, and I was really struck by it. I've found these verses to be true in life. So here goes. Feel free to contribute your own lines.



    There's one sad truth in life I've found
    While journeying east and west -
    The only folks we really wound
    Are those we love the best
    We flatter those we scarecely know
    We please the fleeting guest,
    And deal full many a thoughtless blow
    To those who love us best
    - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    On any venture in life
    stand many skyscrapers
    to life we presented with
    but use it in greed of our creed
    and fold to the myth
    yet the truth lay capside
    as we forget the foundation
    in laughter come tears of
    hope we find in neverless
    that lead us north & south
    divided on reality. :vball:

    $R. 2005
     
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    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ella wheeler wilcox
    said it quite succinct
    and gempis girl has shared it
    to help us flow and think

    and the title says it best
    saving the best for never
    give our love, watch our ways..
    was really very clever....
     
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    gempis...
    I love this piece also, as I've read it many, many times, thanks for bringing it to us.

    We always hurt the one we love...why?

    I won't ask you not to lie, only that you don't lie to me
    cause when in danger...I'll shelter thee

    If you're angry or hurt, don't spit in my face
    cause when harm nears your door...I, step in your place

    I give all my love, yet you only bring sorrow
    I'm your "day" ...and I am your "tomorrow"

    ~*~ Yet ~*~

    We always hurt the one we love...why?

    thanks gempis for allowing us to share in this wonderful piece, I enjoyed doing it.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    we so loveth, yet we dem the fate
    our mental minds no not the pain
    happiness shared also leave sorrow
    from the tongue and actions felt
    but through thy eyes i see peace
    behind the pitfall of people so why
    smile and dem me later for i am .

    $R 2005 Nu ~ wave
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Why do we hurt the ones we love?
    Why do we cause so much pain?
    If we harm the ones who have
    our backs, what do we truly gain?
    When we love, we give a part of
    ourselves away...We have learned
    that the piece wouldn't be returned
    yet, should we expect to get burned?

    Great piece to post gempis, lovin the idea sis.
     
  7. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Family, you are the best. What wonderful replies.........much love to all of you.


    what so freely given is so
    mightily rejected
    love taken for granted and
    heart over-protected
    not seeing the reality and
    the result is great pain
    through cracks in the sidewalk
    loves flowers may not bloom again
     
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    like evil tongue
    spoken word
    harm the love ones
    yet u feel good
    saying u love me
    by all this painful
    hurt but there is a
    GOD !
     
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    Oh I loved you with every fiber of my heart
    yet you took every fiber...and picked it apart

    But who else will shelter you from the rain?
    and who gave you hope, when you felt only pain?

    did you know that...

    Unconditional love, will never, never die
    I guess that's my reason...for asking why...

    do

    *We only hurt the ones we love*

    So when will you wake up, to this mass reality
    that one part of you ...is the other part of me

    Yet

    *We only hurt the ones we love*
     
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    Struck by the GEMPIS in you, engaged and wanting more.
     
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