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     You lost my life.
     Sharp as a knife...
     You lost a lot of things.
     Your memory in my heart
     Still sings...

Today I gave you my secrets,
All of them, the ones from Egypt,
And those from Europe, slow motion
Swimming away across the Ocean.
I whispered in your ear
All you didn't want to hear.
    
     And...
     I forgive you,
     I forgive you.

The secrets of the life stolen
While you screech, eyes swollen
With tears of loss.
Both of us kneeling on moss;
I am not cruel, only want your love,
That one word you get so sick of.

     But...
     I will always forgive you,
     I will always forgive you.

Buried so deep inside,
Almost a stone I tried to hide.
I'll always be that seeking child
That wants to be reconciled.

     I lost you before I was born.
     Before I even opened my eyes

          I was forlorn.





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April 8, 2017 
N/A in contest: Open Poetry Contest 2
Sponsored by: Charlotte Jade Puddifoot

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 7/26/2017 1:11:00 PM
Nice work!!
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Date: 7/8/2017 8:24:00 PM
"Buried so deep inside almost a stone I tried to hide" touched me most.
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Darren White
Date: 7/9/2017 1:42:00 AM
It's a very emotional poem for me.... Thank you.
Date: 6/28/2017 12:39:00 AM
A heart touching piece....really great work
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Darren White
Date: 6/28/2017 5:29:00 AM
Thank you Jennifer :)
Date: 6/27/2017 6:30:00 PM
Awesome write :)
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Darren White
Date: 6/28/2017 5:28:00 AM
Thank you Debbie :)
Date: 5/7/2017 8:37:00 PM
I love poems with epic depths of emotion, mystery and forlorn feelings of loss.. This is truly an exquisite gem my friend! A7 and a fav..
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Darren White
Date: 5/8/2017 12:42:00 AM
Robert, thank you so very much for this, and also for the 7 and the fav. :)
Date: 4/13/2017 5:08:00 AM
you've touched me
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Darren White
Date: 4/13/2017 5:10:00 AM
Thank you, Sam :)
Date: 4/11/2017 11:08:00 PM
Ouch, Darren, this is a deep one.
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Darren White
Date: 4/12/2017 12:23:00 AM
Doug, didn't recognize the avatar :) Thank you...
Date: 4/11/2017 10:36:00 PM
Its touchy.heart bleeds after reading this.
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Darren White
Date: 4/12/2017 12:22:00 AM
Yes, I agree, thank you.
Date: 4/11/2017 7:12:00 PM
Yes, I agree with the person who guessed an unborn child. A very sad one but lovely in its forgiveness.
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Darren White
Date: 4/12/2017 12:22:00 AM
Thank you, Andrea.
Date: 4/11/2017 4:24:00 AM
Amazing work as usual Darren. I see this is for a contest. In my eyes you are the Winner already. A 7+++
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Darren White
Date: 4/11/2017 4:29:00 AM
Maria, thank you so much! Also for the 7 :)
Date: 4/10/2017 9:21:00 PM
I came to read this again, :)
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Darren White
Date: 4/11/2017 12:31:00 AM
Welcome back :)
Date: 4/10/2017 8:52:00 PM
Made sure this one earned a 7 rating in the box, above. Shalom (Dankie en tosiens mynheer. Ik was in Suid Afrikan gebooren). Verstaan U my Afrikaans-en-Nederland I van my jare op universiteit. Anil Deo
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Darren White
Date: 4/11/2017 12:30:00 AM
hehe ja dat versta ik :) and thank you!
Date: 4/10/2017 4:58:00 PM
great piece, love it...
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Darren White
Date: 4/11/2017 12:31:00 AM
thank you :)
Date: 4/10/2017 1:25:00 AM
What a wonderful way you have with words, Duir! You have soul my friend, and it shows! Best of luck to you mate!
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Darren White
Date: 4/10/2017 2:37:00 AM
Thank you Budgie :) Now keep your fingers crossed that I can go home today!
Date: 4/9/2017 11:48:00 PM
The music goes so well with this fine poem!
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Darren White
Date: 4/10/2017 12:44:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I think so too.
Date: 4/9/2017 5:01:00 PM
An intense piece layered with meaning that even after several reads, I feel quiet with the emotions your beautifully sad words conveyed. The imagery is stunning, the final stanza just heartbreaking. One of the most profound poems I have read on 'forgiveness'. Extraordinary writing Darren :-) a fave, 7+ lynnxxx
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Darren White
Date: 4/10/2017 12:43:00 AM
Lynn. What wonderful words, thank you so much. Also for the fave and the 7 :)
Date: 4/9/2017 4:34:00 PM
Extraordinary work, Darren. I agree with Judy's comment. I kept feeling like this was an aborted child forgiving the mother. Wow!
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Darren White
Date: 4/9/2017 11:42:00 PM
A not-wanted child.... Thank you Carolyn
Date: 4/9/2017 3:48:00 PM
No words....powerful...beautiful!
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Darren White
Date: 4/9/2017 11:41:00 PM
Thank you Laura
Date: 4/9/2017 2:35:00 PM
There is so much to this poem - the repeated forgiveness is a wonderful message. Beautiful poem Darren <3
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Darren White
Date: 4/9/2017 11:40:00 PM
Thanks my sweet friend <3
Date: 4/9/2017 10:41:00 AM
WoW! This sounds very much like a child who was unwanted by the mother. Very well done with exceptional feeling. Bravo God Bless, JB
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Darren White
Date: 4/9/2017 10:46:00 AM
Thank you, Judy :)
Date: 4/9/2017 9:51:00 AM
It's not just with flowers and candy we show our love...It is in our heart and in our forgiveness where it lies...That final couplet is beautiful...A fav
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Darren White
Date: 4/9/2017 9:55:00 AM
Thank you Tim, my friend... I a agree. And I am happy with the fav :)
Date: 4/9/2017 9:01:00 AM
You do sad with pizzaz!
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Darren White
Date: 4/9/2017 9:07:00 AM
I like that compliment :)
Date: 4/9/2017 8:44:00 AM
Darren, it left me absolutely speechless for a while. The depth of your words is deeply touching and the music piece you chose accentuates its reach within us. This is an outstanding entry for the contest 7+ :) Amitiés P.S.: I also loved the image of the bird finally unrestrained flying higher and stronger . . . go Darren, go!
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Darren White
Date: 4/9/2017 9:06:00 AM
Anne-Marie, thank you so much for your great comments, I indeed agree to the music accentuating it. Thank you for the 7 :)
Date: 4/9/2017 5:45:00 AM
Deep emotion in your incredible ink! A 7 my friend!
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Darren White
Date: 4/9/2017 5:48:00 AM
Kim, thank you, my friend. For the 7, and because you love the poem.
Date: 4/9/2017 4:46:00 AM
Wow, this is very impressive Darren! It all became clear when I got to the ending stanza. An awesome entry for the contest. 7 : )
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Darren White
Date: 4/9/2017 5:47:00 AM
Connie, I am so very happy that you love my poem, and for the 7 :)
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