**Bring Back** Poem of the Week: 10-17-2004

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**Bring Back** Poem of the Week: 10-17-2004

Post by Tom Watson » Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:44 am

Winner: Poem of the Week: October 17, 2004
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Bring Back
by Tom Watson


Bring back your dreams
Tell me again your plans, schemes...

Oh, the cold nights linger
passing slowly like a teasing finger
tracing the lines of your once bright smile
in the watery tears of this trial.

Shout to me your voice
Whether in love, hate, pain..your choice...

Still silence greets the morning light
Deafening in its hollow echoes from your eternal night
Your laughter is rumpled up in empty sheets
in drying tapes, cracking under times blazing heat..

Hold me in impossible love,
no chance of returns to places we dreamed of...

This old heart beats, tired, a machine
Only, its caverns emptying of what once was seen
as crowded with your presence;
your giving, taking, laughing, crying...fading in the distance...

Bring back to this tired life
purpose, joy, shared dreams...my lost wife...


Tom
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Nominated for Poem of the Week on 10/14/2004
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Post by Candy_Cane » Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:56 am

:cry: :oops: Aww Tom!! this is so heart-touched.. .soul-felt .. such a fluent spoken feelings of pure love and devotion ...

Excellent usage of words and the rhyme scheme is awesome...

I'm totally stunned Tom...

Keep it up .... :cheers:

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Post by Tom Watson » Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:02 pm

Candy, thank you so much..

Tom
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Post by buttterflies » Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:40 pm

:crying: awww Tom... this made me cry, it really did... may your beautiful soul be lighted by hers for the rest of your days...till you two meet again... this breaks my heart... it's just so lovely. :cry:
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Post by Duchess » Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:45 am

:cry: :cry: :cry: Tom, this is truely touch work...I love it...it shows your love...your need...everything.... :cry: :cry: :cry:

Truely amazing :bow:

God Bless you Tom...

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Post by His Barbie Doll » Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:47 am

Oh Tom... I'm sorry about you having to be lonely... Its obvious by this you really loved her...

This is, as your work always is, very beautiful, and thank you for sharing it!

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Post by Spazway » Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:00 am

:crying: Tom, I'm sorry for your loss. This poem is such a beautiful tribute to the woman you so obviously loved with all your heart and soul. I liked the rhyme scheme and flow. Thank you for sharing this with us.

God bless,
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Post by Tom Watson » Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:16 am

:bow: to all of you for your kind words....

3t, thank you for the thoughts....maybe, through the mercy of God, we shall be together again...sorry to have missed seeing you during your visit to S.F.

Duchess, blessings to you for the kind words...sometimes the back rooms of the heart need to release the pressure I guess..

Barbie, it is always a joy to hear from you...actually she is, was, my only love, until I knew the Lord that is...but anyway, thank you for reading and commenting so kindly.

Sarah, how wonderful to hear from you...I don't know if I ever welcomed you to the pages, so let me do so now...(just me, sincerely, since the others are snoozing away somewhere) welcome to the pages!! I have read your works and you are a beautiful writer which shows you are a beautiful soul...sorry my comments have been lacking...been that way with most people here lately....but I am trying to fix that failing...Thanks so much for your kind words...she left this world over two and a half years ago....yet every once in a while I still need to purge the tears...

Tom
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Re: Bring Back

Post by Friend_forever » Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:08 am

What.... I did not reply to your poem?@!? :smack:
Tom Watson wrote: Bring back your dreams
Tell me again your plans, schemes...
I like that verse... Its full of giving hope to someone... says you really care and want to listen...
Tom Watson wrote: Oh, the cold nights linger
passing slowly like a teasing finger
tracing the lines of your once bright smile
in the watery tears of this trial.
This is so sad... yet very very romantic...
Tom Watson wrote: Shout to me your voice
Whether in love, hate, pain..your choice...
You must really miss her voice...
Tom Watson wrote: Still silence greets the morning light
Deafening in its hollow echoes from your eternal night
Your laughter is rumpled up in empty sheets
in drying tapes, cracking under times blazing heat..
I like that verse... I dont know how it made me feel... but there was something so powerful in that verse... Just four lines said so much about your love...
Tom Watson wrote: Hold me in impossible love,
no chance of returns to places we dreamed of...
This just says you want so much to be lost with her beside you... holding you... Its such a sweet line... the more I read... the more I like!
Tom Watson wrote: This old heart beats, tired, a machine
Only, its caverns emptying of what once was seen
as crowded with your presence;
your giving, taking, laughing, crying...fading in the distance...
I really loved this verse as well... and such a sad verse...
Tom Watson wrote: Bring back to this tired life
purpose, joy, shared dreams...my lost wife...
Do hold on in there... God probably needed her more... and may he give you the strength to live on...

Tom... the whole poem was such a beautiful one... I really liked the rhymes, the verses... the words... everything was so well placed...

Dear Tom... I dont know what to say about your loss... may you find the strength to hold on... while the sweet memories linger on in your heart.

Sorry for another lengthy reply... I do that a lot now days dont I??

Take care, Dr. Watson...

Nosh
And as I watch you in this light
I never realized your eyes were full of
So many colors.
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Post by Dreamcaster » Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:24 am

True words comes from a true man' sometimes i have those dreams as well but i only wished there werent true, but in this poem your really hit the bullet (that you did)...good write tom
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Post by Tom Watson » Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:57 pm

Friend, thank you so much for the great comments...and it certainly was not too long for my taste...heheh, :oops: ...I am glad you liked the reading...and also thank you for the Poem of the Week nomination....totally unexpected but totally appreciated... :mrgreen:

Dream, I appreciate that you took the time to comment on this....I had thought these emotions had faded away, but, no, apparently they were just lurking in that special cavern of my heart....

Tom
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Post by Spazway » Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:03 pm

Tom, thank you for your warm welcome wishes and your comments on my work. :grin: Those emotions never totally disappear. Time has a way of lessening those emotions but it never takes them away. Your wife will always live in your heart so she is never truly gone, IMO. Again, it is a beautiful poem.

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Post by Friend_forever » Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:55 pm

:oops: Thanks for reading such a lenthy reply!!!

Um... Your poem totally deserved the nomination... because it is such a beautiful read... All the best to you for this week!!
And as I watch you in this light
I never realized your eyes were full of
So many colors.
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Post by moonflower » Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:03 am

oh Tom however did i miss this?!? ..its just simply awesome!..so real and heartfelt..made me cry!..i know she is touched by your words...may it be a comfort to you to know that someday things will be different than they are now..and to know that love never dies just because the person dies..it lives on..
this is sooo moving and touching..a true work of art dealing realistically with very real emotions.. *big hugs*.. :thumbsup: i love it.. :lol:
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Post by bags123 » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:23 am

Heartbreaking poetry. Words were meticulously chosen, and the feeling of loss is deeply felt by this reader. Well done Tom.
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