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For DIane

For Diane

You are young and so alive
I am old but the fire's still alive
We come from places far apart
And still we connected at the heart
I have fought the fight you face
it takes place in a frightening place
Your troubles lie within your past
and time moves ever so fast
Slow down time and remember who you really are
you're not the person they say you are
Not the one who's lost control
or the one who will never be whole
you are a person with a loving soul
Life is gift most take for granted
it's true your past life can't be recanted
It happened as you remember it 
all the pain and all the shit
but you can stop living in it
You can go on now just by learning 
how to forgive and live a life
not free of trouble or free of strife or yearning
but ever still a rewarding life.
Know that you can do it
I will help if you ask and get right to it.
But for now I love you 
and pray for your recovery
and  I know you can do it
As I fought and so far have won
you can do so as well
and free yourself from your living hell
Long after I have passed and left this place
 I will have left remembering your smiling face
It is the joy of my life to know you will go on
that smile tells me we have won
a temporary victory it will always be
as you will learn and I truly believe - one day at time is the key.
I love you and I know you love me.

Copyright © Mel Doherty

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  1. Date: 11/24/2013 11:34:00 AM
    Mel... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. Enjoy the new coming week, and Thanksgiving Holiday.. Always a poet friend <3 =LINDA

  1. Date: 11/22/2013 11:40:00 AM
    Mel,, Congratulations on having your poem Featured this week. Loving ~SKAT ~

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 9:53:00 PM
    Mel, , thank you for expressing your write and finding this site. -A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@ "

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 3:23:00 AM
    - Hello new member: Mel Doherty. - Welcome to P-Soup. - Thank you for choosing to share your poems here with us. - It's nice to be able to read your first poem. - You write very well, I look forward to reading more in the future. - Have a good time and I wish you luck. - (Give and receive comments) - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 8:27:00 PM
    Hello Mel, a wonderful dedication, :-) your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers, I love it!! Stopping by with a nice and sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup fan and "FRIEND"...... Hugs* SKAT"