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Please Do Not Cry

Updated on August 14, 2013
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Please do not cry

I had to let go

It was my time to die

To rest in my meadow

As long as tears wet your pillow

I will not leave your side

My weeping willow

I will stay by your bed

And watch through the night

Caressing your head

With soft morning light

In my presence you can hide

I will wait, I will tarry

Your lover a ghost

And wait to carry

When word from the host

That you are set free

Unchained from this side

To float with me

Across the divide

That our souls might kiss

Eternity I would brave

To dare the great Abyss

For our love to save




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      Erika 4 years ago

      That was very lovely, Dad. I love the song in the video, I definitely can't hear it without thinking of that movie, which is great as well! Voted up and sharing :)

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      Kristen Mazzola 4 years ago from South Florida

      So beautiful and the emotions it provokes is stunning! Voted up!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Romantic and ethereal poetry, Wayne.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thanks, Erika. I knew as soon as I started this one that the Ghost video would be perfect.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Kristen for the nice compliment and the support.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Hi, Jim. Glad you liked it!

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      Erika 4 years ago

      Yes, and the song is very stuck in my head now! Lol

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      Liz Davis 4 years ago from Hudson, FL

      Good job, Wayne, now you made me cry. :D

      Seriously, this is beautiful. Thank you.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      This is so unbelievably romantic Sir Lord Byron of Mister Wayne and a Shelley ghost nearby. I wish I could cry here but since taken my anti-depressants I can't cry at all - someone turned the plumbing off completely - isn't that ironic - from crying too much to not crying at all.

      Sending you a big Canadian high five for this one - and you certainly have eclectic poetic tastes too of the old yin and yang variety.

      lake erie time 4:06pm

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Liz.. And I do live close enough if you ever need a tissue!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Wayne, this is such a tender, loving poem. I hope I have someone waiting for me on the other side (besides God, I mean).

      The clip from Ghost has me in tears. I can't watch that movie without crying!

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      damian0000 4 years ago from Belfast

      Beautiful poem Wayne... very touching and tender and powerful in an understated, loving and gentle way.

      Hard to beat the Righteous Brothers as well... :-)

      Up!!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Colin: I appreciate your visit and your witty, well educated, honest comments. I hope all is well for and that you are getting a little of the spring sunshine up there in the Great White North!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, bravewarrior. Don't feel bad, I'm a man and I cry when I watch it as well, ) ;

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Ironic to see you've visited me. I was just checking out your profile and am assuming you must have seen epi's comment. I appreciate the kind words and the support, and I am looking forward to reading your work. It's a pleasure to meet you, Damien!

      By the by, I am an American, but my creed is Irish with a dusting of Cherokee Indian.

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      damian0000 4 years ago from Belfast

      Yes, it is all Epi's fault... if in doubt I always blame him anyway :-)

      It's nice to follow you Wayne and to hear about your Irish roots, I'd like to hear more about them sometime

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Such a romantic write Wayne!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much, Audrey.

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      So touching capturing inner thoughts of an emotion experienced!I voted up.

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Emotional, deep and expressive. God bless.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, James.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much, girishpuri.

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      You've really pulled on our heart strings with this romantic poem of undying love. I really liked your rhyming style. Voted up and hit many buttons.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      good to see you again, Linda. Thanks for the visit!

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      TDM 4 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

      beautiful. and very comforting. well written. beautifully done.

      I. White

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Isaac!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'll probably cry, it's human nature, but inner peace will prevail. One day. Beautiful poem!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      i swear - this gave me shivers....wow....

      i've seen a ghost - once only - a LOOOONG time ago and i can tell you this - i NEVER want to see another..

      i do, however, love the thought of together for all eternity...

      mmmmmmm...

      voting up and sharing on Wayne..

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      wayne,

      Is it okay to cry to a computer screen? :-)

      Wow, this was so beautiful I can't even stand it. I must say the clip from Ghost was just right; I can cry anytime I listen to that song or see that clip, putting them together and being all kinds of sentimental from your words just blows a girl away.

      So up and so beautiful!

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      A very touching poem!

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Linda:

      Leslie:

      Cat:

      Meldz:

      I want to thank all you beautiful ladies and even more beautiful souls for gracing my Hub today. Your kind words are very much appreciated!

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      This is such a beautiful tender poem.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much, Rosemay

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      Anan Celeste 4 years ago from California

      Magnificent! Not even death can separate those that love has bind together .

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Anan.

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      I love that movie! Great writing and piece of poetry. : ) Voted it up!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you for your vote and for the kind words!

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      Beautiful... I love to think that we continue on our journeys after we pass... Great song choice, as well.. Voted up

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, my bright and shining star!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Wayne you never disappoint me with your poetry.. it speaks to my heart withe very word.. I applaud you

      many blessings

      Debbie

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much, Deborah!

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      thost 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      So sad and nice Wayne. I will vote up.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Tom!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Hallmark .. the true word in poetry Wayne Barrett voted up and awesome

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Frank! You've become a frequent visitor and that is just fine with me. Its an honor!

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      K.A.E Grove 3 years ago from Australia

      Oh such a loving beautiful poem!

      I love the sentiment that you have weaved through your words... Such a love is truly worth living for !!!

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, nighthag. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      TDM 3 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

      Your welcome Wayne.

      I. White

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