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I Won't Give Up...

Updated on June 5, 2013

For every day there’s sunshine

There stands a chance of rain.

For every time I give my love

I stand a chance of pain

For every time the night sky

Is filled with a thousand stars.

There will be a night with clouds

Creating wonder; where they are.

My heart is like that same big sky

Twinkling some days.

I know, I feel, I see the love

Sometimes hidden by the haze.

When the deepest waters

Have no waves at all.

This calmness can’t be promised

Another tide will fall.

Love is like that cyan vast

Emotions it will hold.

Rise you up and lay you down

A future, unforetold.

Like the warmth

A gift from sun.

It goes away

When day is done.

It’ll rise again tomorrow

Another promised day.

Shining light and giving chance

For love to find a way.

When it storms

Don’t be mistaken.

Like a rainbow

Love, not forsaken.

There is beauty in each moment

There is heartache and there’s pain.

Like a moon that always glows

True love, will never wane.

As long as leaves fall in autumn

And flowers bloom in spring.

I’ll give my heart, my soul, my love

My all, my everything.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Um... I didn't see anything... I'm on a mission now! Geesh! :p

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      CAT...did you get my e mail.. ?

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Aw, thank you Michael! You're too sweet!

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Now this is beautiful poetry.. from the heart of a woman.!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Yes Ed, I need you to save my heart... lol. You already have my dear, you already have! I'm lucky just to have you in my life ;-)

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Cat ! Need a guy to save your heart ? I'm your guy , I am a heart surgeon ! Well.........I would be for U ........lol

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Ziyena,

      Thank you! It seems so easy to hand your heart over, unconsciously... but the consequences can be tragic.

      Thanks again for the visit and the wonderful comment!

      Cat

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      ziyena 4 years ago from ... Somewhere Out There ...

      This is extremely beautiful Cat

      "For every time I give my love ... I stand a chance of pain"

      This is so telling. Self sacrifice

      Voting UP

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      W1totalk,

      Thank you... I know that it can; though I need to remind myself more often! It's easy to think about the things that break your heart, but what a better place to be when we think about the things that fill it instead.

      Thanks so much!

      Cat

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      W1totalk 4 years ago

      I love the way you show love can endure. Great writing.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      dreamseeker2,

      Thank you so much! Wow, I love your writing so much that your compliments really make my day!

      I love reading and writing of love, because there is truly no greater thing, but I seem to have more material for the broken hearted! lol

      Thanks again!

      Cat

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      Wow! Beautifully put and said, Cat!! : ) How did I miss this one?? Loved it and the song. So dreamy and so full of truth...the ying and yang of love, you might say. Ahh...where would we be without it , eh? Voted it up and awesome!! But, it seems worth much more than that!!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Patriot Quest,

      Ha ha ha! You know what... you're right! Speaking of politics, I'm long past due your way... I will be there before the day is over, that's a promise!

      Great to see you!

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      Wayne Joel Bushong 4 years ago from America

      Excellent poem! Much better than your politics! hahahaha, just teasing, voted up

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Well you're certainly on a roll this morning aren't you? Ha ha! Hey, I just asked you on another hub, 'how is your next hub coming?'... Woo Hoo! Thanks for the comments and I'll be anxiously awaiting the arrival of that next hub!

      Your sis,

      Cat

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      Derek 4 years ago from Harper's Ferry

      Beautiful writing, almost as good as mine lol! Just kidding, but stand by...I have one on the way entitled "My Life Apology". I just can't upload pics at work or it would be done, and I barely have time at home. So this upcoming break (Thurs-Fr) I should have it complete!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Oh Ed, you're so sweet! No need to be jealous cause I luv ya!

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Just read this again and had a vision of you typing ! Gosh you are a treasure !.......Okay I'm jealous .....lol

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      blaise25,

      Thank you so much and yes, as long as there is love; we will always risk our hearts.

      Thanks again!

      Cat

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      Fehl Dungo 4 years ago from close to you...

      Absolutely beautiful. Love hurts but we love still. Cheers!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Kathryn,

      Yes! The sun is actually shining today!!! I hope your day is as sunny as you :D

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Ed!!!!!! I wondered where on Earth you've been! You my friend, have been dearly missed! I hope you had a wonderful vacation!

      As soon as I catch up on me pages I'll be by your way as I see you have a new gem up :D

      Thanks Ed!

      Hugs,

      Cat

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Yes! It is a sunny day, and beautiful indeed! I'm having a splendid day :)

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Oh someones been busy since I went on vacation ! Such a sweet mind and heart !My gorgeous friend !.....hehe Ed

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      A pair of soft warm jammies and a hot cup of coffee is the best remedy after coming in from the rain!

      I'm alive and kickin'; couldn't ask for much more :D

      Hope your weekend is going well too! (I hear we might have a day without rain tomorrow :D )

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      It turned out to be kind of cool being out in the rain. It was relatively warm out, so the sprinkles of rain coming down felt good. It was just the very end that I was chilled. I missed the bus by a few moments (it went by as I was coming out of the store), and the next one I wanted didn't come for another 45 minutes! But I can tell you one thing: a cup of hot coffee after that is just soo heavenly! And I agree with you. When I am out in the rain, it help me to appreciate the sun that much more.

      I hope your weekend is going well, Cat!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Moonfairy,

      Aw, thank you! It’s nice to hear someone’s words can touch another’s heart. Thanks again!

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Suzettenaples,

      Thank you so much; that means a lot! I really appreciate you stopping!

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      wayne barrett

      Oh Wayne, I’m happy to see you whenever you do make it over; never fret! Thank you for your flattering words, I think very highly of your opinion, as you are some king of the arts!

      Thanks again Wayne,

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Docmo

      Thank you; that was most lovely! I have to read the poetry on your pages, but I’ll have to see myself to it soon! Thank you so much for the beautiful compliments.

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Kathryn,

      If you never get out in the rain, you’d never truly appreciate the sun ;-)

      Yes, I’m ready for the rain to stop too! :D

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      moonfairy 4 years ago

      this is really lovely......and the ending tugged at my heartstrings somehow....thanks for sharing this!

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful poem with a wonderful message. Thanks for sharing this with is.

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful poem with a wonderful message. Thanks for sharing this with is.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Cat, I have been so busy this last couple of weeks and now just trying to catch up...and I am glad that I did not miss this beautiful piece. Your writing shows your heart. Gorgeous!

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      The gentle cadence of this song

      Makes me seek and long

      For those moments of madness

      And the inevitable sadness

      Of love's relentless ride

      its passion and its pride.

      Cat, your poetry has emotion, earthiness and has the class of a classic. Beautiful.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      It's raining here, too. Very cloudy. Unfortunately, I left my outdoor errands for today. If I had known it would be like this today, I would've gotten out yesterday! I will have to reward myself for getting out. Hmm, maybe a coffee at Starbucks inside of Target.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Aw, thanks Kathryn! You are very talented yourself! I hope you have a wonderful weekend... looks like rain in New York :-(

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      That is a breathtaking poem! You are so talented, Cat,! Indeed, there is beauty in every moment.

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      drbj,

      Thank you! Oh yes, the pictures… they always take me longer to find than writing the poem :D

      Thank you very much!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Thank you so much Lurana!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      The poetry is beautiful, Cat, and the photos are spectacular and well-chosen. What a lovely tribute to love, m'dear.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Beautiful and insightful. Just lovely---thank you for sharing this!! :-) Lurana

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Anna Haven,

      I think you explained so perfectly what message I was trying to convey! Thank you; I was hoping my thoughts would've shown through my words. You are very right and I'd like to think that the pain on the path to joy will make the destination all the more appreciated.

      Thank you so much, I'm honored by your visit and your wonderful comments.

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      Anna Haven 4 years ago from Scotland

      There is a price for everything and I think you summed that up perfectly.

      With love there is always the risk of pain. In fact with everything there is always a double edged sword of good and bad.

      You ended on a heartfelt, positive note and so full of hope.

      Beautiful work :)

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Thank you very much xstatic; that means a lot!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Very beautiful poetry!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      blondey,

      Thank you so much! I don't know if there's such a thing as a rainbow that isn't beautiful! Thanks, I love the song!

      I appreciate the visit and the wonderful comments!

      Thank you,

      Cat

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      Rosemary Amrhein 4 years ago from Boston, MA

      I Like this. Beautiful pictures, especially that rainbow.

      This song is great too.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Poetic Fool,

      Wow, thank you so much! I'm extremely honored by your lovely compliments! Thanks for visiting, voting and sharing... I'll have to come over your way and see if you live up to that fool part :D

      Thanks again!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Leslie,

      Ha ha; look at you go! :D

      I'm trying... it's funny, smiling's so much easier on the outside :-)

      You're such a treat, thank you Leslie!!!

      I love you too!!!!!

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      Poetic Fool 4 years ago

      Such lovely words carefully crafted into a work of art. Simply beautiful! Voted up and more. I'll definitely be sharing this one!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      For every time i read your work, It's like being gifted an extra perk!

      i adore your heart, my friend - you just keep on keeping on...

      loving all the way!

      i love you and your poetry..

      sharing..

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Mary615,

      Thank you so much, I'm honored!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Beautiful words; beautiful sentiment. Well done!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Patriot Quest,

      Thank you! I really appreciate the visit and support… I’m extremely past due your way but I’ll get over there soon!

      Thanks again!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      soconfident,

      Thank you so much; I’m truly flattered!

      Thanks for stopping and for the wonderful compliment!

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      PaoloJpm

      Two words; Thank you! I really appreciate it! I hope all is well your way :-)

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Mhatter99,

      That’s so very impressive and admirable! Thank you Martin for the support, it means a lot.

      Cat

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      Wayne Joel Bushong 4 years ago from America

      Excellent write Cantu! ..........does have a sad hint to it! moving!

      keep it up!

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      Derrick Bennett 4 years ago

      Beautiful, simply beautiful I love this poem.

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 4 years ago from Philippine

      oh,one word Cat,one word "Beautiful"

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Great reflection. From PTA to "big shot" mason, the things I have accomplished. The point is you can too. Dreams are just ideas.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      O-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h! There I go again ;-)

      I thought you were going to bed sweetheart or were you sending me there? :-)

      You're such a doll, I love ya! ... but you must wake up; I need you, the world needs you!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      .....and if I'm lucky enough to have you in them I will never want to wake up again.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Ohhh, Colin... you might have me by a couple years, but boy are you faster than me! I haven't smiled this much before I met you! You are an excellent addition to my world! Thank you... I hope you sleep well and have the most pleasant of dreams!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      writinglover,

      Thank you so much, I always love seeing you… which reminds me… I haven’t been over in a while… I’ll fix that :D Thanks again, I absolutely appreciate your thumbs up!

      Cat

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ....and yes you took my breath away with these words and on that note - sleep tight my poetic princess .......

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Aw, thank you Eric, I’m delighted by the return and you keep my attention, for we agree; there is nothing better :-)

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ..needless to say this is my favorite piece of writing from you .....and there is so much poetic imagery packed so passionately into these lines.

      lake erie timeless for you.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      .....I met you.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ...well I gave up ...... until ......

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      This was beautiful Cat! Just before I got to the end of your poem, I was thinking about that song "I Won't Give Up." Lo and behold, there it was! Voted it up awesome and beautiful!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      This ones keeps my continued attention. For it is love and I got nothin better.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Faith Reaper,

      My day is always sunnier after you've come by! Thank you so much, you're words are always so touching and mean a lot. This is me, saying love has its ups and downs and that's okay; at the end of the day, true love will conquer all, right? :D Thank you and you deserve the best, from what little I know, you've persevered through many obstacles and you are a beautiful and courageous woman whose spirit cannot be broken. Thank you so much for coming by!

      Hugs,

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Oh Eric, I’m so happy to see you! Such beautiful compliments, I’m truly honored. Speaking of relish… I knew I was two fantastic hubs behind but ‘Extra Extra Read All About it… Eric Dierker Has Published Yet Another Hub’! You make for a busy girl! :D

      You’re so sweet Eric, thank you so much for the visit and the wonderful words… I will be seeing you soon!

      Hugs,

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Abby,

      Aw, you're so sweet! I owe you a visit and I will certainly try to make it tonight! He-e-e-e-y, a whole dollar and we're not even a week into the month? Look at you go! :D After that delay in updating the pages, I thought I'd flown straight to 100,000 views... but no such luck :D

      I'll be waiting for that coffee :D

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Cat, this is stunningly beautiful poetry here. You deserve the best this life has to offer, and you should not accept anything less!

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am relieved by such art, anxiety flows out through my toes. I ponder each line and photo and relish the moment. Some poetry is very good. This is awesome.

      I assume it will bring you much pleasure through the pleasures others receive. I ran out of accolades and sharing.

      This reminded me that each day, even with the same comfortable lover can new and renewed. blessings

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      Abby Campbell 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Oh, Cat! Beautiful or funny, I like them all. You write wonderful poetry no matter what, and I enjoy reading them immensely. By the way, gorgeous pics too!

      BTW, it's the fifth day of the month, and I'm up to $1.09. Woohoo! Multiply that by 6, I'll be able to share a gourmet cup of coffee with you this month. ;)

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Abby Campbell

      Thank you pretty lady! I’ll try to make my next one funny, especially for you :D

      Thanks for coming by!

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Romeos Quill,

      Thank God for those flower’s bloom! ;-)

      Thank you… it didn’t take you nearly as long as me :D

      Thanks for the lovely comment, always a pleasure dear.

      Yours Truly,

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      billybuc,

      Thank you so much billy, what a compliment! I’m so happy you found Bev, the way you’ve always talked about her makes your love undeniable, you and she are truly lucky and you both deserve it!

      Thanks for the big hug and I’ve got just as big of one for you!

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      LaThing,

      Aw, thank you! No matter how perfect love can be, there will be joy and pain; and I’ve had my fair share :D Thank you so much for your beautiful comments, I’m honored, really!

      Thanks,

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Billie Kelpin,

      Wow, that was beautiful, thank you! Loss is never easy, that’s why the gains are so special.

      Thanks so much for stopping and your beautiful comment!

      Cat

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      Abby Campbell 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Beautiful, Cat! Thank you for sharing your heart with us! :-)

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cat

      " As long as leaves fall in autumn

      And flowers bloom in spring.

      I’ll give my heart, my soul, my love

      My all, my everything. "

      Beautiful.

      Happy 50th Hub!

      Yours Truly,

      Romeo's Quill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wow, this should be a song. It is that beautiful, and it flows that well.

      As for the message in this bittersweet poem....it hurts....it always has hurt....there is pain involved in loving and in giving it all. I've been there and I just got damn lucky to have found Bev.

      I'm with you my friend. Sending a big hug your way.

      bill

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Oh, my poor Cat! Who has hurt you so bad!! LOL....... Seriously though, it's a beautiful poem with a touch of sadness! The feeling is so strong, that of Love and power, yet there is that lingering notion of pain! Beautifully written and a joy to read. It just grabs you and takes you within ..... :)

      Voting up and across!

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      Billie Kelpin 4 years ago from Newport Beach

      "And Still I Rise," Maya Angelo popped into my mind when I read this. "You may write me down in history

      With your bitter, twisted lies,

      You may trod me in the very dirt

      But still, like dust, I'll rise."

      Although a different purpose perhaps, the rising from lost love or lost dignity or lost respect has the same feel.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Theater girl,

      That is so true... and why I bounce back and forth between loving and hurting in my poems :D

      Thanks so much!

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Thank you shan! My brother is almost here from West Virginia.... but I know I've got a lot of catching up to do with ya so I will as soon as I can. Love ya, sis!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Just Ask Susan,

      Thank you very much; I really appreciate it!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Nothing worth while having is ever easy to attain! Great message and poem!

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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      Beautiful. :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beautiful poem!