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There was a Man


Author: Emerging Soul
ASL Info:    48/VERY female/Wisconsin
Elite Ratio:    4.36 - 1240 /1114 /244
Words: 250
Class/Type: Poetry /Nostalgia
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I am thinking of good friends that I have known...ones that I have never met in person yet have come to feel great affection for and an affinity with via the wondrous tool of the Internet.

*thinking of you today, for some reason, Bill...I miss you*


There was a Man



I knew a man, once
His voice was always shaded with affection
Every time we said "Hello"
I could tell that he was happy
To interrupt his day
Just to speak to me
We would talk for hours, sometimes
About anything and nothing at all
As we shared our lives with each other
In friendship that turned to love
There was nothing surreptitious
His wife had no cause to fear
Nor did my husband need to be jealous
For this was not the love of lovers
(Although we did share intimacies that many lovers do)
But was, instead, a gift in a time of need for us both
For him, an understanding
For me, an unconditional acceptance
For we helped each other to endure
To become insightful
To change our focus in life
And seek happiness once again
When last we spoke
He could hear me only with difficulty
And he mourned the ability
To hear the nuance in my gentle voice
His apologies were teardrops on my heart
As I knew we had come to his end
The tumor, you see...was pressing upon an ocular nerve
He joked of losing his hair from the chemo and radiation
As though he cared about hair at all
The only thing that caused him misery
Was the drifting away
At a time when he was not yet ready to let go
"I love you" were our last words
He died that July
And I always wished
We could have said Good-Bye




Submitted on 2004-12-16 10:06:58     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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  Great piece of emotion and very powerful death awaits us all i think it makes a great write though this was really good but then i enjoy your writes
sandman
| Posted on 2004-12-16 00:00:00 | by sandman | [ Reply to This ]
  WOW! What a beautiful poem, and a memorable tribute to that man you once knew. I love how the poem grows as the relationship grows, from someone to whom you just say "hello" to a lost "love". It carries the reader along, as we know it is coming from your heart. Though the loss is tragic, it seems as though both of your lives changed, for the better, and this you can always keep.
I would suggest one small change, "chemo and radiation' could be reduced to "treatment".
I loved this poem. It was sincere, and told of a platonic love between two people that strengthened both their lives until the end. I thought it was beautiful.

Phil
| Posted on 2004-12-16 00:00:00 | by phil askew | [ Reply to This ]
  WOW! What a beautiful poem, and a memorable tribute to that man you once knew. I love how the poem grows as the relationship grows, from someone to whom you just say "hello" to a lost "love". It carries the reader along, as we know it is coming from your heart. Though the loss is tragic, it seems as though both of your lives changed, for the better, and this you can always keep.
I would suggest one small change, "chemo and radiation' could be reduced to "treatment".
I loved this poem. It was sincere, and told of a platonic love between two people that strengthened both their lives until the end. I thought it was beautiful.

Phil
| Posted on 2004-12-16 00:00:00 | by phil askew | [ Reply to This ]
  Wow! That was realy good, i enjoyed it and it was full of emotion. The end i think was the best part talking about how he was laying in his death bed and you spoke with such emothin and told him you loved him, but didn't get the chance to say goodbye even though you were right there with him. I am sorry for your loss, but it made a great piece, i enjoyed it a lot.keep it up
| Posted on 2004-12-16 00:00:00 | by EnHakkore | [ Reply to This ]
  A very touching piece and I am sorry to hear of the situation with this affectionate friend of yours. With such emotion laced within the very word choice of this piece it made it that much more better and intriguing to read. I truly enjoyed this one, a very good write indeed.

-Geremy-
| Posted on 2004-12-16 00:00:00 | by Geremy Smith | [ Reply to This ]


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