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i willingly give my love and my life for them

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i willingly give my love and my life for them

my constant friend
i still
do not know
exactly what we
are doing here

but i feel death is
starting at my feet
and working up


i must ask you to
tell my lover and 
my mother that 
i willingly give
my life so that
they may be free

tell them to look
at each spring
as a blessing and
talk about how i 
loved the spring.

and to you my 
dear friend,  if you 
make it out of here
i am going to
ask you to give a
extra kiss to those
then think of me

well the time is
here and i shut
my i
do not hurt.  i see
my daddy and my
grandad at the gate
and i must run to
meet them.

i have made it here
and i am truly free.

by janetta

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  1. Date: 5/3/2009 2:16:00 PM
    Nice work and best of luck in the next round...Raul

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 6:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it into the semi finals. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals Janetta. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/1/2009 8:12:00 PM
    Powerful and emotional free verse form. Well done, Janetta. Good luck in the final round. Lainie

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 6:23:00 AM
    Congrats Janetta on both poems making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/15/2009 5:10:00 AM
    This is an awesome and I hope as a new member of soup I am not late for more of all this powerful write.

  1. Date: 12/30/2008 5:57:00 PM
    Its been too many months since you've posted such an outstanding write here at the Soup, Janetta. I do hope you return soon. This is a very heart-rending poem and has almost a ballad feell. Hope you had a nice holiday and that 2009 is a great year for you!

  1. Date: 11/10/2008 8:00:00 AM
    Well Janetta, so glad you are still here. Congratulations on your amazing poetry being featured this week. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/10/2008 4:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poem being featured this week.Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/9/2008 5:05:00 PM
    The short lines work well to convey your thoughts. Love the last stanza. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Keep on writing and sharing your work with us. Karen

  1. Date: 11/9/2008 4:29:00 PM
    Congratulations Janetta on being featured this week on Poetry Soup. Our time will come too soon so enjoy every freakin' moment. Vince

  1. Date: 8/30/2008 4:37:00 PM
    We always wonder how it will be at the end, I like hearing your take on it.