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1. In a Memory

I know you
From somewhere
Deep in my memory
And the feelings
Tear at my heart
Reminiscent
Of a time gone by
The way you looked that night
When your eyes met mine
And the world was before us
And time stood still
Familiarity
As our eyes meet again
Your soul knows 
My every breath
My heart senses every beat
Accustomed 
To the intimate pattern 
Of your way
And the longing of my body
To you hold you again
Aches
Desperate, dangerous
To cross this unmarked
Line of past and present
Into the unknown...
The future

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2.

It was different then
A lifetime ago
She used to smile 
And laugh
Not holding 
The weight of the world
Up 
By her shoulders
Not standing on the 
Outside
Looking in
Who is that girl in the pictures?
Without a care
She didn't know what tomorrow 
Would bring
And trusted that 
The sun would always rise
And good would always prevail
But 10 years gone 

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3.

It was different then

A lifetime ago
I used to smile 
And laugh
Not holding 
The weight of the world
Up 
By my shoulders
Not standing on the 
Outside
Looking in
Who is that girl in the pictures?
Without a care
She didn't know what tomorrow 
Would bring
And trusted that 
The sun would always rise
And good would always prevail
But 10 years gone 
And life held other plans
She's realized that 
Even though life 
Held potential
It can all disappear in a moment
One minute in time 
Can forever 
Change 
The course of your future
And now 
This has become
Her reality
 
4.

Outside the wind blows strong
The rain has turned to snow
Your flannel shirt hangs on the bedroom door
Your smell lingering 
Long after you've graced this world
What proof do I have 
That you existed? 
That you physically walked this earth?
How long do memories last? 
And what exactly are they made of?
My heart breaks with each minute that passes
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Outside the wind blows strong

The rain has turned to snow
Your flannel shirt hangs on the bedroom door
Your smell lingering 
Long after you've graced this world
What proof do I have 
That you existed? 
That you physically walked this earth?
How long do memories last? 
And what exactly are they made of?
My heart breaks with each minute that passes
My soul grieves
In despair
And my body aches to touch you
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6.

In the blink of an eye
Fate can turn to Destiny
Leaving a trail of memories
To be held
Like grains of sand 
Slipping through your fingers
If whispers could carry
Your voice to my heart
Unbroken, reckless
Wild, I'd fly
But chained I stand
Holding only the last remnants
Of what was once 
Ours

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7.

Thunder booms, shaking the roof
Of our turn of the century saltbox home
The sky is gray and dismal
Yet the irony of the warm lit interior
Plays with my mind
Our dreams were in this home
The hopes we had for our future
The children we would raise
Two boys and a girl
Who sit parked in front of Sponge Bob
While our lives fall down around us
Shattered are the memories
Pierced by the image of
The dark haired woman
That I saw him 
Tenderly touch
Then lean in for a hug
Future? What is that? 
I no longer know
Taking care of the children
Trying to put on a brave face
Home cooked meals traded in for frozen dinners 

I laugh at how ironic my life has truly become
He's "in love" 
Because obviously what we had was just a game
The children we had were created in the moment
Not born from love
How can he throw it all away
I wonder
My tears slide down my face
As the clouds break free 
With rain


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8.

At one time I loved you
And every which way the wind blew
I thought of you
And time went on
I became
Myself
And  realized
That
I still
Loved you

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9.

Who knew
That life can be born
From desire
And love can be
Created from
The intricate labyrinth
That binds one person to the next
And seperates strangers
From friends
And who can harbor
The reality
That fate has destined us
Holding us captive
To our hearts
Every whim
Surpassing the very essence
Of right and wrong
And leaving us
In the presence of
This moment

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10.

We talked for hours
That night
About everything
And nothing
It was a time
When the world around us ceased to exist
Selfishly, I savored everything about him
Hungry, greedy, consumed
By his presence
His very being
And he answered
He fulfilled my hope
And my deepest desire
Yet kept me longing for more
Leaving me
To still my soul
And silence my heart
And later
To pick up the pieces
Shattered by grief

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11.

I remember that night
When our eyes met across the room
And how you snuck one more glance when
You thought I looked away
My tears drop
Slow at first
Than unabashed
As I remember how we loved
So recklessly
And how I lost
My everything
The sun rose and set on you
The stars fell like rain when you were around
Gone too soon
They say
As my heart leaves my body
And dances wildly
With your soul

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12.

In the shadows of my past
I sit in slience
Hiding from the fears that haunt me
Taunting me to follow
Into the fog filled depths
Of the great unknown
The place where
I will come face to face
With Regret
Whose name I know well
And whose every move
I have memorized
It is here
Where sorrow hangs
Heavy and thick
And evil peeks around every corner
The cries of the past
Ring through my ears
And Defeat beckons to me
Leading me down the path
Of familiarity
To find
Feelings of despair
And hopelessness
But yet, even amidst
This despondant and lonely place
Is the promise that there is something more
Another chance
Perhaps a place
Where I can escape
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13.

In the tangled web of life
I find deceit, despair
Heartache, pain
Living in the past
With regret
And yet
Somewhere, beneath
Is the glimmer of hope
The shining light that is tomorrow
Weaving happiness and peace
Through the remnants of sorrow
And leaving a trail of joy
That leads to happily ever after

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14.

My heart pinned to my sleeve
Wondering if you can see
And if you will care
Not worried
For once
If I'm playing the part
Or being naive
Just loving out loud
Without caution
Or heed
To what you will say
One chance
To do this thing right
Not wanting to live
With regret
Which hurts much more
Than never knowing
Love superceding
What might have been

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15.

It's late
And I wonder
If I might
Miss this moment
By not picking up the phone
I wonder
If second chances
Really do exist
Or if it's all 
Just a one shot deal
And if this moment
Passes by
Will it change
The course of my life?
The night seems endless
The waiting eternal
And when day breaks
And night
Falls away
This moment
Slips by
Along with it

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16. Pieces

I wonder if you know
How special you truly are
Or did they make it
So that you only think
You are bad
Do you see the beautiful smile?
That hides behind those fearful eyes
Or has it been so long since you felt joy
That you can't remember
How to be happy
Do you know what magic is?
We felt it when we looked at you
It's when something happens
And it is so spectacular
And so extraordianry 
Being a child is magic
And we want you to see what it means to be a child again
It wasn't your fault
I know you've heard it before
And we are here to stay
That, too
But we'll do something more
We'll show you
What it means to love
What it means to find a way
To make it work
To make you whole again
And slowly
One by one
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17. Bring Down the Rain

Please don't try and tell us
You know exactly how we feel
You don't
Don't try and tell us
It was meant to be
And that she is in a better place
Because even if that's true
We still know our arms
Are the best place
For her
Don't say
You can try again
You're still young
There will be more
As if that could replace
Our daughter
You can't tell us
Time will ease our pain
Because time
Will also erase her memory
And we might forget
The way
She smiled
Or cried
Or laughed
It hurts to face each day
Without her
And goodbye seemed so final
When we held her one last time
It doesn't matter if the sun
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18. Scars

The scars of a broken heart
Encompass
The mind and soul
Harboring shadows
Secrets
And masking eyes from seeing
Reality
The broken heart does not mend
Yet, shattered, lives on
Existing only for yesterday
Hiding from the reality of today
And fearing the unknown of tomorrow

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19.

Before she was a mother
she was daughter
a sister, a child, a friend
a lover of art, poetry and music
She wrote in prose
and dreamed in color
She painted her future
bold, untouched
She spoke in foreign languages
that rolled brilliantly off her tongue
And visited exotic countries
rich in history and culture
Before she was a mother
she lived
carelessly, recklessly, wildly
She wanted more
and gained nothing

And then one day she was a mother
and she saw the beauty
in words, art, music
She dreamed of the future
that her child held in his hand
She sang songs
that never sounded so sweet
and saw the world through
her little child's
eyes
And she learned to live
And love
purely, unconditionally, completely
She wanted nothing
And yet, she had
Everything

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I feel him
And know he is near
His spirit sings within me
Wanting so badly to see him
To touch him
Just one more time
My skin tingles as though
His fingertips have brushed my arm
And I know he is near
The breeze stirs, warm
And I feel
His kisses
Graze my face
My eyes, my lips
My soul cries for him
Broken, weeping
Not understanding
Where he is gone
Or why
Yet knowing
Somehow
We are together
Still

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21.

Your name scratched
In the wooden post of my bed
It was all I wanted in that moment
The reckless, wild passion
Of a 15 year old girl
Never kissed
Eyes wide open
Hoping
Maybe he'll notice you, little girl
Maybe he'll wink at you
Maybe you're all he ever wanted
And all he'll ever need
But even if you aren't the one
Hold tight, little girl
Cause someday,
You'll see....
You're gonna be okay

Maybe he broke your heart
When you turned and saw him
Holding hands with that new blonde
Maybe he didn't care
When your tears ran down your cheeks
You wish you had him still
Want him holding you
And wonder why you aren't good enough
But, maybe you're wrong, little girl
15 years
And young enough to dream
Old enough to know
That love ain't always
What it seems
But even if you aren't the one

Hold tight, little girl
Cause someday,
You'll see....
You're gonna be okay

I still see that young girl
Arms and legs
Frizzy hair and smile that's too wide
Thinking love ends when a boy breaks your heart
Not knowing she's beatiful inside
So, maybe this time
He ain't the one
But  hold tight, little girl
Cause someday ,
You'll see.....
You're gonna be okay

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In your eyes I see forever

Loving you without an end
And maybe when the moon dips low
And starlights kiss my cheek
I'll know that in your eyes
This night
May be my eternity

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23. Sweet Child

In the sea of faces
How can I choose just one?
Hopeful eyes and eager hearts
Beautiful child
Who has been broken down
Yet, smiles through the pain
I wait for our souls to connect
I look for the face that is as familiar to me
as my own
I wonder
Where you are
and who is holding you tonight
Are you warm?
And safe?
Can you feel me out here?
Praying for you
Calling you home

Waiting child
You feel as though we will never come
And the hours turn to days
As we desperately search for you
We dream of who you are
And what you will become
We wonder how the pieces will all
Fit together
Joining us
From two seperate worlds
In this new place
We call FAMILY
Your heart already
So deeply intertwined
With ours
Leading us to you
By fate
Destiny

Our child
Keep hope
And faith
Alive
By grace
We will find you
Bring you home
With love
We will keep you here
Give you roots
And when the day comes
Stand back
To watch you soar

"Come home, sweet child" I whisper tonight
A star shines bright
With the promise of tomorrow
A new day
A new chance

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24. A Child's Legacy

His legacy left
A setting sun
The very moment
Before it dips low
Against a glowing sky
The smell of rain
On a warm spring day
Offering eternal hope, new life
The brilliance of a sky brimming
With flickering stars
Shooting dreams across the vast open eternity
The beauty of the first snowlake
Magically descending from above
Intricately unique
His name written in the sand
At the shoreline
Where waves break in white capped peaks
And wash away my sorrows
His laugh on the wind
His smile on a strangers face
A teardrop on my cheek
The beauty that he is and was
And his legacy
That crosses the
Boundaries
Of life
And death

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I don't remember if the weather was cold
That day
Or if the sun shone bright
Casting rays of light that beamed like halos
Around your head
I can't say if the city stopped
To embrace us
With open arms as we passed by
And if the trees were bare with winter
And the grass was brown from drought
I couldn't tell
I only saw
The way your eyes danced
And your dark hair fell across your brow
As you pulled your thick red scarf
Around your neck
I only heard your voice
Whispering, laughing
And when the world closed in
And time stood still
I touched your hand
And wished
This moment
Might last
A lifetime

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