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#80365 - 02/12/02 07:24 AM Stolen Spirits
rax Offline
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Registered: 12/02/00
Posts: 75
Loc: Newark, CA
Hi,

Just wanted to put this out there.
I guess a lot of us feel this way.

A Wounded Dove
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You took my happiness,
and I know not laughter,
nor joy,
nor love.

You stole my childhood,
and awkwardly I matured,
ahead of time,
a man-child in the world.

You snatched my voice,
and speechlessly I exist,
without words to express,
what I endured.

You cuffed my anger,
and helplessly I roam,
tied to invisible secrets,
that I cannot reveal.

You blurred my gender,
and confused I am,
of my sexuality,
and who I am,
and what I was supposed to be,
and what I could have been,

You strangled my life,
and death will not come,
and release me,
from the cross I bear.


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#80366 - 02/12/02 01:46 PM Re: Stolen Spirits
SoCalJohn Offline
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Registered: 05/18/01
Posts: 510
Loc: Los Angeles, California
Rax,

Oh I like that, alot, thank you.

John

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#80367 - 02/13/02 12:23 AM Re: Stolen Spirits
Ken Followell Offline
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Registered: 12/30/01
Posts: 989
Loc: Bradenton, FL
Rax,

Thank you for sharing your poem.

Ken

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Everything works out right in the end. If things are not working right, it isn't the end yet. Don't let it bother you, relax and keep on goin
- Michael C. Muhammad

"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
� Rabbi Hillel

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#80368 - 02/13/02 05:10 AM Re: Stolen Spirits
Brian B14 Offline
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Registered: 05/04/01
Posts: 122
Loc: New York
Rax,

Great poem!! Thank you for sharing it with us.

It's nice to hear from you again. I hope you are doing well.

God Bless,

Brian


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#80369 - 02/13/02 09:16 PM Re: Stolen Spirits
Stephen_5 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/00
Posts: 667
Loc: Northern California Foothills
Rax,

That was very good. Our innocence was stolen and it can never be regained but when I finally accepted that fact and forgave myself for all the years of fear and mistrust that I inflicted upon my loved ones it eased the burden. Yes it will always be there to some extent, and some things will bring back memories, but I believe there is hope for us all.

Steve

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#80370 - 02/14/02 04:47 AM Re: Stolen Spirits
rax Offline
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Registered: 12/02/00
Posts: 75
Loc: Newark, CA
Thanks Guys.
Really appreciate your thoughts.

Hi Brian,
How are you?
Hope you are happy and doing well.

rax.
P.S. Here's the second part of the poem, written later, when I was feeling better.

---------------------------

Yet you cannot steal
the hope in my heart
that better days
will follow

and you cannot take
my trust in God
or in the angel
who helped me survive

and you cannot snatch
the courage I have
nor the dreams I dream
each day.

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#80371 - 02/14/02 10:34 AM Re: Stolen Spirits
bosishere Offline
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Registered: 02/14/01
Posts: 161
Loc: nashville,tn,usa
Rax, what you write is OH, SO GOOD, and says so much. Finally the public is beginning to deal with the stolen youth problem. Your second part does tell that the future CANNOT be stolen like our youth was. Many, many thanks. Bosishere


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#80372 - 02/15/02 04:18 PM Re: Stolen Spirits
michael Joseph Offline
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Registered: 03/11/01
Posts: 2719
Loc: Virginia
Very nice, I like esp. the part you added later. I like the positive note. Besure to look at some of mine, under topic Silence.
Thank you for sharing the poem.

MJ

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#80373 - 03/05/02 07:55 PM Re: Stolen Spirits
Ken Followell Offline
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Registered: 12/30/01
Posts: 989
Loc: Bradenton, FL
Rax

Thank you for the second part the hope it speaks to is so important.

Thank you

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Ken Followell

Everything works out right in the end. If things are not working right, it isn't the end yet. Don't let it bother you, relax and keep on goin
- Michael C. Muhammad

"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
� Rabbi Hillel

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#434299 - 05/10/13 07:59 PM Re: Stolen Spirits [Re: rax]
victor-victim Offline


Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 3007
Loc: O Kanada
thank you for sharing with me.
i needed that.
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