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I mourned the loss Of the one that I loved, I prayed for my wounds To heal. I prayed I too Would be free of pain, Never to hurt this way Again. When freedom came I learned a new word, And the new word I learned is ME. First it was I and Then it was WE, But after years it seemed More like HE. I did his laundry, I had his kids, I made his beakfast And bed, I packed his lunch, Sent him off to work And then I cleaned up His mess. I laughed at his jokes, I cried at his woes, I tried to kiss All his cares away. I sat and waited For him to come home, Day, after day, after Day. I slep next to this man, For so many years, And listened to him Snore. Then when the illness Finally took him, I swore there'd Be no more. And now they say "Why don't you remarry?" "Why do you live all Alone?" Then those memories Flash through my mind, And the answer I give them is No!! I don't mean to seem Selfish, I don't mean to seem Coy, But I choose to be Free of Those cares, woes and tears, And I want to be Free To be ME! Cile Beer Bless you both written l995

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Date: 3/3/2019 12:33:00 AM
no selfishness, no coyness, just for freedom; just to be a free being I wanderer to this world......./// beautiful poem, enjoyed I'm
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Date: 3/2/2019 8:57:00 AM
Maryvile, I enjoyed reading your poem. I understand each line , since I just lost my soul mate. My realization is, they are never to old to die. We make our choice to our beloved till death do us part. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 2/28/2019 2:56:00 PM
Good poem! I am one who likes poems about love and relationships. My first husband is also dead and I never wanted to remarry. Yes, yes, I also wanted to be free to be me. Worked out better than I had hoped.)) Panagiota
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