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#235647 - 07/03/08 11:08 PM solitary soldiers
MarkK Offline
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Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2502
Loc: Denver, CO
one
by one
each a lone soldier
on itís solitary track
ever downward
slow
steady
inside, my heart ruptures
they say your heart breaks
but it doesnít
it splits
rips
and when itís done
you are left
with the tears
making their solitary journey
ever downward
released from the wells of your eyes
in a small attempt
to lessen
even one small bit
of the grief
and pain
left behind



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#235750 - 07/04/08 12:38 PM Re: solitary soldiers [Re: MarkK]
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Loc: Carlisle, PA
Mark,

I'm sorry to see you're feeling this way - it seems almost insensitive to comment on the artistry of your poem. Again, I just want you to know you are heard.

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#236149 - 07/05/08 07:10 PM Re: solitary soldiers [Re: roadrunner]
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...artistry. i think that's all i was able to salvage from my past - my creativity. even though my father made it his main focal point of humiliation ...

strange, the parts that stick


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#236163 - 07/05/08 07:34 PM Re: solitary soldiers [Re: MarkK]
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Mark,

So all the more important the task of expressing it becomes, right?

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#236172 - 07/05/08 07:45 PM Re: solitary soldiers [Re: roadrunner]
MarkK Offline
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Registered: 04/02/07
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Loc: Denver, CO
i don't know, Larry.
i honestly don't know.
it is so rare that anything beautiful blooms in this garden
mostly just weeds

besides, express it to who? i know - there are guys here who might (might) get something out of it ... i guess that has to be reason enough.

whether or not i live through it - if the words i leave behind help one person - then it was worth expressing, huh??

M&m


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#236178 - 07/05/08 08:14 PM Re: solitary soldiers [Re: MarkK]
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In a word, yes. And what if it helps Mark too? I often look back on poems I wrote years ago and think, wow, I felt like that? Not in a judgmental way, but it's been valuable to note how things have changed - or not changed, as the case may be.

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#236180 - 07/05/08 08:38 PM Re: solitary soldiers [Re: roadrunner]
MarkK Offline
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Loc: Denver, CO
and if it hurts Mark instead?


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#236339 - 07/06/08 03:20 PM Re: solitary soldiers [Re: MarkK]
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Sometimes it does hurt, yes. But I always feel I am learning something. I tell myself this is progress, even if I don't yet know where this will take me.

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#236430 - 07/06/08 08:44 PM Re: solitary soldiers [Re: roadrunner]
MarkK Offline
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Registered: 04/02/07
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Loc: Denver, CO
better man than I
i just want the pain to stop
please


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#236683 - 07/07/08 11:11 PM Re: solitary soldiers [Re: MarkK]
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There's so much pain in this forum it can be hard to read, but it's always rewarding for me because it makes me feel not so alone. I think that's what sharing our pain with each other is all about.

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