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Watched but untouched

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Watched but untouched

I figure it’s all about distances in the road.
Most of what there was of my road is now behind me;
And I seem compelled to view every twist or turn;
But you perhaps might be a bit more reckless about where you tread.
I know originally I tried to help you battle those personal demons of yours;
Apparently I fell short and I see now I was never really qualified.
Okay I’ll admit it I can’t take it anymore.
I mean truly how much more stick glue
Would it take to hold together something previously shattered?
You say you believe and maybe you do but me;
I don’t have the luxury for that kind of carelessness anymore.
Whatever happens I’ll always be asking God to look out for both of us.
That’s about all I can do anymore without jeopardizing my journey.
So like the old dog you left in the back yard that even so still loves you;
I’ll ask God every day to do for you what I couldn’t—touch you.

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  1. Date: 11/9/2012 8:48:00 AM
    Wow...this is powerful and it goes deep. I can feel your angst and your anger and I feel it is not only directed at your subject but also at yourself. Do not be angry at yourself for being unable to help this person. Its not your fault. Some people can't be helped by others because they can only help themselves...i am sure that though you dont know it you have indeed touched this person. Do not grieve friend. I send you blessings

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    Date: 11/11/2012 8:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you from my heart. you are too kimnd. tried to soup mail you but somehow the "soup" won'y let me. I made a comment to "love and lust" and also wrote a retort poem as a responce. please note I meant no disrespect nor have I judged yor work I simply was trying to bring a smile to your face.