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There For Me

Looking back, one thing comes clean-glass clear you were always there for me subduing every fear. I tried to do my duty, be a husband strong and steady but you came through when I was only half ready. So oft you had to be not just a mom but a dad too. It wounds me to confesss it but we both know it’s true. Memories of sworn promises to you I didn’t keep cauterize my conscience and cost me peaceful sleep. Yes, dear, you were always there for me seasons in and seasons out. Thus you immeasurably blessed my life of that there can be no doubt. I like to think I repaid you at least a loving little. If not, I pray God grant me mercy and an acquittal.

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Date: 9/25/2021 1:42:00 AM
Paul, a great and heartfelt poem.. Do not judge a poem by number of reads. You wrote it long ago. The number of poets here has grown since then. Even if nobody commented, it stands on its own. Come here to write, not count comments. Comments will never make you a better Poet, Artist with a brush or musician, I promise, you can pen the most idiotic poem( or worse, that isnot a poem at 75 comments.) comments are games. Write poetry.
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Paul Schneiter
Date: 9/28/2021 7:52:00 PM
Dear Panagiota, You write the truth, and you do it in a loving, kind way. I could not be more grateful. Blessings, Paul
Date: 3/8/2021 3:48:00 PM
Beautiful sentiments and truths to heall all wounds and cement love.
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Paul Schneiter
Date: 4/3/2021 8:43:00 PM
Thank you, DM. I value and appreciate your comment, and I apologize for the tardy response. Hope life is good for you and your loved ones. Paul
Date: 2/13/2021 2:51:00 PM
"Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife" Groucho Marx
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Paul Schneiter
Date: 4/3/2021 8:48:00 PM
Thank you, Pashang. I apologize for the long delay in responding. Groucho had, as you know, a wonderful wit. One of my favorites: "I dreamed I shot an elephant in my pajamas. I've no idea what he was doing in my pajamas"
Date: 1/1/2021 6:40:00 PM
A poem written from a warm heartfelt heart. Enjoyed reading. Hugs Eve
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Paul Schneiter
Date: 1/2/2021 10:09:00 AM
Thank you, Eve. I value and appreciate your kind comment. And I value and appreciate your poetry. Hugs, Paul
Date: 12/13/2020 8:13:00 PM
Such a wonderful dedication to the love of your life. Yes, she has always been there for you and she always will be. Your thoughts caress gently around me and my heart. This is so beautiful and tender. :) Hugs, Brandy
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Paul Schneiter
Date: 12/13/2020 9:43:00 PM
Brandy,it itsn't possible for me to thank you adequately for your kind comment. I was beginning to think my poem was so bad that after circa 1,400 hits, only one person commented on it. Hugs, Paul
Date: 12/4/2020 6:20:00 AM
Question from poem's author. Has anyone had difficulty commenting on this poem?
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 12/13/2020 8:11:00 PM
Paul, I am able to read and comment on your poem. ~ Brandy
Date: 11/24/2020 8:25:00 AM
A lovely thank you...deserving of acquittal.
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Paul Schneiter
Date: 11/24/2020 7:29:00 PM
Thank you, Arturo. I value and appreciate your comment. With every good wish, Paul