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This is an unfinished poem about break-up.

Crossing journeys once again, this time more of an accident, I lay my hand, up, gently on your shoulder. The subtle fact that touch revealed, that my kisses had been healed. This time my love, I knew it was over. This time my love, this time it is over. I held the door open for you, Speak low, my love, for you are through with crying every time you hear the laughter. I strained to hold it open wide, so you passed me with a hint of pride. In such a way that made me seek some shelter. In a way that made me seek some shelter. Summer rain around the pool, you think, oh my, it's beautiful, but you didn't see the sign there, through your raincoat. The one that said no diving no control did hold you back, and you dove right in just as it was raining. Yes, you dove right in just before it was storming.


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  1. Date: 1/24/2013 12:49:00 PM

    Welcome to poetrysoup.
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 6:01:00 PM

    Good poem about a bad situation. I've enjoyed reading it - JH
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 9:53:00 AM

    About your poem: James, a wonderful and sad situation. Diving in without reading the warning sign. Sometimes pride, gets in the way.... hope to see the follow up... the ending had a grip on me..then poof... i want to know!! thank you for sharing the poem...LINDA
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 9:47:00 AM

    James, , stopping by to say hi ;-) and welcome you to this lovely soup bowl. My name is Linda; everyone here calls me PD for fun. I'm here picking up and finding new poets to love, appreciate and adore. Please do not hesitate to look me up here on the soup if you need feedback on your poetry. I am looking forward into following your poems as you grow and post here at the POETRY SOUP. Take care~ LUV PD"
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 7:24:00 AM

    NICE INTRO TO THE SOUP, THANKS FOR SHARING .

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