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When It's Raining, I Love You Still

Updated on January 31, 2014

Sometimes there are moments

In life, that are not fair

Sometimes it seems we’re given

More than we can bear

Sometimes life just happens

And we have to find a way

To find some kind of special strength

To make it through the day

Sometimes there are moments

In life, we can’t control

Cannot find the answers

Deep within our soul

Sometimes there are moments

In life, we can’t explain

Sometimes there are moments

In life, when we’re in pain.

Sometimes we are kept away

From where we'd like to be

We try to make the best of things

Waiting, patiently




When ‘you’re’ down and troubled

And stuck in quite a rut

‘You’ close up all of ‘your’ windows

And ‘your’ doors, 'you' shut

'You' do not wish for anyone

To know about 'your' pain

'You' wonder if the ones 'you' love

Will think of 'you' insane

'You' know that 'you’re' not crazy

Just sad from time to time

'You' cannot dance or sing a song

Or find a way to rhyme

'You' can’t do much of anything

Not because 'you' do not care

But wonder just how worthy are

The things 'you’d' like to share

'You' feel that 'you’re' not much use

To much of anyone

'You' feel like a heavy cloud

Threating a golden sun

No need to rain on a beautiful day

That’s sunny without 'you'

Just weather the storm by 'yourself'

It’s the least that 'you' can do

Save the others, who did not ask

For 'your' storm to come their way

When 'your' sun does shine again

'You' will gladly share the rays

If only the sun did truly shine

On everyone each day

Then it would be 'your' little secret

That 'you’re' really not okay

'You' cannot keep a secret

From loved ones, very long

When things in 'your' life are not right

They’ll sense that something’s wrong

Just sit and let that storm pass

And hope no one will know

But if they do, be grateful

They’re wishing for a rainbow




Please just take a moment

And let me share with you

The things I felt while away

The things I wish you knew

I always knew I loved you

But never knew how much

My love for you is real

Though we’ve never touched.

Your hand has never touched mine

But you’ve more than touched my heart

There’s an emptiness inside of me

When we’re far apart

You may not truly understand

How much you mean to me

Sometimes it takes a distance

For the heart to see

I’m not talking about soul mates

It’s a love of another kind

I’m talking about a sort of love

That some people never find

The love you have for a friend

Someone who loves when others don’t

The kind of friend that loves you

When even your family members wont

The kind of friend that loves you

Simply because they do

And not because their family ties

Obligate them to

The real gift of a friend

The Love is voluntary

So much more meaningful

Than a Love that’s mandatory

So, thank you for loving me

Even when my skies are gray

And knowing that if you could

You’d take my pain away

I want you to always know

How much you mean to me

And I’ll be there to shelter you

When you hope no one can see.

But don’t you worry, I’ll tell no one else

It’ll stay between me and you

I’ll be your invisible umbrella

Until your storm is through

This song is intended to be a little cheesy, but mice aren't the only ones who like cheese... and I mean every word of it! This is for all my dear hubber friends, because without you, well I wouldn't have any, ha ha.

Love,

Cat

In spite of myself, I do want you all to know that I think about you outside of this world and so many of you have truly found a place in my heart. I love you for life and thank you for finding your way into mine!


I couldn't help myself, I was already emotional and this one got to me... just had to share!

You don't have to stay any longer, you're free to leave at anytime, but I grew up with this lady and always loved this song, now it just means something real to me. Again, Thank you and I Love You!

Anne Murray

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      KIIIIITYYYY CAAAAAAAAAAT!

      I missed you bunches! I was going to e-mail you to see if you were alright, but here you are!

      I loved your poem. Sweet, sad, and mozzarella cheesy. I loved it. Hope to see more of you on HP! Voted it up!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Time is just too short right now so I will have to come back to read and comment, but I have been worrying about you, that some horrible thing happened and you would never come back. Where the hell have you been Cat??!!

      I have to hit the sack because 4:30 AM will be here before I know it and that's when I get up for work. Hope all is well.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm a big sucker for cheesy, so I loved this. :)

      Good to see you again. I thought you had disappeared completely, and that would not have made me happy. Well done, Cat! I hope you are well my friend.

      bill

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Hi Cat

      I hope you are well, the place wasn't the same without you.

      Your poem was beautiful and heartfelt. You could feel the love rising of it!

      Voted everything but funny, because I think it was a really special one and straight from your soul.

      I hope you find sunny days soon.

      Anna :)

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      rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      WOW! This is quite a profound piece of poetry! Welcome back Cat! We have all missed you here on HP. I hope all is well. Take care. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Man of Strength 3 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Caaaaatttttttttt! We have missed you! It's almost boring when you're not here. I love the poem and the pictures as always. I hope you're in a good place, I've been concerned. I'm sooooooo glad you're back. Voted up and beautiful!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Cat!

      So glad to see you back and pray all is well. Thought you might be over at Bubblews, which is fine so long as you are doing okay?

      When one finds such a friend such as you have written of, then one is truly blessed beyond measure!!! What a heartfelt piece here to a very special friend indeed.

      Hope you are back to stay.

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Cat! I will read this tomorrow, because I need to get to sleep. But I wanted to pop in and say hi. I missed you!

      Have a great night!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      This is so beautiful.....

      R.Q.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Cat....beautiful words. want to say more but I can't right now. Too much chaos right this moment and I might blow up! Miss you much! Much hugs and love!

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      writinglover,

      Guess what? You are definitely someone who I thought about TONS while I was MIA! :D I really did miss you and this place and a lot of people and I feel so bad about not being able to communicate with anyone for a while. I'm glad you missed me and it's going to take me a minute, but dang it, I intend to catch up! I've missed a lot of writinglover greats! :D

      Thanks for still loving me :D

      Hugs,

      Cat

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      *huggles* All I've been doing is writing poetry every now and then. :D

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Au fait,

      Oh, I'm so happy to see you, you are the lady whose intelligence scares me and wit cracks me up and you've done it again! :D Trust me when I tell you, unpredictable things that were out of control kept me away from the computer and to top off my stressful situation, I stressed about leaving HP hanging! lol... but I'm here now and everyone is alive and well; I'm sorry if I really did have you worrying, but I'd never stay away by choice and I don't anticipate another situation like this happening again. It's good to see you and I know I'm behind your way too!

      Get some sleep! :D

      Hugs,

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      WL,

      Well, that's good to know that you haven't written a novel while I was away, lol... but I'm sure you've left me with plenty to read, plus an unfinished story :p... lol. I'll get there though and I'm glad to hear you're still writing! :D

      And I hope everything else has been going well!

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Billy,

      Hey! I'm so glad to hear you like cheesy :D ... lol. No, I would never leave this place, well... I certainly wouldn't up and leave and not tell anyone. There were just some things out of my control... but I'm hear and I've got a lot of hubs to catch up on, including a mailbox full of yours too! :D

      Life is good and I'm happy to be back :D

      Hugs and thank yous,

      Cat

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Yeah. You'll get there. Everything is well and better now that you're back. :D

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      You're the best WL! I'm happy to be back here, I am... I just gotta weed through some 3000 emails, lol!

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Anna,

      You are a sweetheart and no doubt, one of the color strands in my rainbow! All is well and I'm just happy to be back. This is me, expressing my love for hubbers such as yourself and I really mean it, thank you for being you!

      Hugs,

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      My beautiful, enthusiastic Rose!

      Thank you and I have to say, it was catching a glimpse of comments on my last hub that compelled me to write this hub. I had some unexpected things arise that kept me from having access to the internet and I thought about my hubber friends daily and felt horrible about not being able to communicate with them. When I saw you and some others dropped by, it brought tears to my eyes. So thank you, thank you for caring and thank you for being here. I love yas!

      Hugs sweetie!

      Cat

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      rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      I am so glad you are back Cat! Now the HubPages universe can function normally once more. Just don't do it again, lol!!!! I am sending lots of virtual hugs your way! Take care. -Rose

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Thank you Rose! I can't tell you how comforting it is to be back and see people like you. I didn't realize how much I love you all until I couldn't see any of you! I won't ever do it again, I promise! :D ... Now, I just hope everyone can have a little patience with me while I try catching up :p

      Thanks again!

      Cat

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      epigramman 3 years ago

      Good to see you back Cat.

      I don't have to say anymore for prying eyes - you know how I feel deep inside and that's the main thing - isn't it.

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      What a beautiful flare! A star must be in the sky. Now I can rest,

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      AWESOME .. BEAUTIFUL....

      I would expect nothing less from you..!

      missed you terribly .!

      Michael

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Cutest Cat and Sweet Kit KAT,

      First of all,Welcome back.I hope everything is well with you.

      Life is abundant of many types of storms: rainstorms, windstorms, snowstorms ,sandstorms, and firestorms. Some are fierce and others are trivial,not worthy to mention.We have to deal with each one separately.If our shields not strong enough to hid behind ,we shouldn't hesitate to ask others to lend us their shields or themselves to stand with us on the front trench.Storm will pass sooner or later,but friends in need only are the real ones that we should stick to for a lifetime .

      Welcome back again,

      Much love and tons of hugs,

      James

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      I am beginning to wonder if you and I were seperated at birth or something? I feel so much of what you write.

      The way you put a poem together is beautiful.

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Man of Strength,

      You special hubbers were my motivation and inspiration for this hub, it is you that I love! I missed you guys terribly and when I returned and saw that I was missed, it truly touched my heart. Some of the best friends you can every have may never be in the same room with you. It's been way too long and I hadn't heard much from you the last few days that I was here as it was... I'll definitely be over your way and I hope you've been enjoying your summer! I'm happy to be back and I'm staying :D

      Hugs,

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      My Sweet Faith Reaper,

      I'm so happy to see your beautiful face and spirit! :D ... the only thing bubbly in my world is you ;-) ... I haven't gone anywhere, I just had some unpredictable things come up... but all is well and I'm happy to be back. Thank you so much for the prayers and I just wanted you to know that it is the people like you, here at HubPages that I have met, that I've written this poem for. I'm just simply amazed how many people I have truly come to consider friends in this little world and I can't imagine life without so many of you! You've all added a lot of sun to my life, so thank you for that!

      Big hugs and love to you!

      Cat

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      vandynegl 3 years ago from Ohio Valley

      Hey Cat,

      Cheesy is awesome! You have us "FRIENDS" on here, so don't worry about that! My "real" friends only come around every once in a while, so I know the feeling!

      Beautiful and well written! I always enjoy reading your words! :)

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Aww, the whole thing is so sweet, but sad. And the songs really add to it. I like music.

      If it is cheesy, I love cheese! This is awesome.

      I'm glad you're back, Cat!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      my friend - WHERE have you been? So good to see you're writing again, and so beautifully as well. A teensy bit dark, but it brightened beautifully by the end.

      We, and i - love you too!

      HUGS and sharing on..xx

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Kathryn,

      You've just got one of the most positive attitudes and warmest personalities here on hub and my world is better because you're in it! I know you have a new one up and I'm truly looking forward to reading it (I caught eye of the title and I'm so happy to see you went there!) I've missed ya darling and I'm happy to be back :D

      Hugs deary!

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Thank you, Romeo. It's good to see you and I appreciate the visit. Hope all is well.

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Shan!!!

      Oy, now that my chaos has slowed, yours has sped! I hope all is well with you and I've missed you terribly sweetie pie! If you need me, call, text or email... lol.

      Love you!

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Colin,

      You know how much I missed you! It's good to be back and I'm here to stay :D

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Martin,

      Thank you so much! I think your comment was more enjoyable than my hub! It's a true pleasure, thanks again.

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Michael,

      Thank you, thank you and thank you! I've missed you as well! I'm very happy to be back and I've got myself chained to my desk now, so we should be alright ;-)

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Gentle Wolf,

      You and I are definitely kindred spirits! I think we are walking a very similar path, but I'll be there to hold your hand all the way, as you have already been holding mine. You have such a beautiful heart and soul and your words always work wonders for me... you just need to start listening to them yourself ;-)

      Tons of love and hugs to you sweetie,

      Cat

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      Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas

      Wow...I never dreamed that you took my leaving HP so hard! LOL! Just kidding. We all rain on a lot of people's parades in this life for our own selfish reasons. Maybe that is the reason some of us just hold things inside with others. Maybe we had rather know they had a sunny day even if ours was one of gray. Friendship, true friendship, is about that kind of selfishness and you have depicted it so very well in this long verse. I applaud everything about it. ~WB

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Wayne,

      I'm embarrassed, I didn't think it'd be so obvious! lol :D

      Thank you so much, truly. I've found myself pulling back over the last few years, in an effort to protect myself, but there are some really wonderful people here at HP (hence the real reason I'm even staying at this point).

      Thank you again!

      Cat

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      dreamseeker2 3 years ago

      Awesome write, Cat! : ) Loved it! Had to be voted up and accordingly. I'm happy to hear you decided to stay...I'd miss you!

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      You have no idea the chaos. Lol. I wish I could say it is getting beyter, but seems to worsen almost daily. I wish to disappear in a shell somewhere because it is sometimes to the point I can feel my blood pressure sky rocketing and I already take meds for that.

      The night I read this three kids were all out fighting, a friend really wanted to talk to me about something but obviouslt that wasnt working, and I REALLY had to go to the bathroom. I am not sure how much more I can take when so much more is going on contributing to the instability. Now, school starts Monday and I hope that helps, though it is looking like just more challenges are.being created instead. I hope to get out of the motel soon, which would be one less major annoyance.

      I did try to text and call a couple times. Lol i imagined things like a computer of.yours chunked out the window and then i thought i remembered you saying something about being gone for a couple weeks. I said as much to mr Conway Twittybird when he inquired about you on one of my hubs, but then wasnt sure if i just imagined that.

      The night I read this, three kids wete fighting,

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      So very beautiful! Thank you for posting!!

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      MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      Absolutely gorgeous, my lovely Cat. I didn't find it cheesy at all. Just remember that there are people who are Soul Mates in a non-romantic way. Some of us on Hub Pages are soul mates. Voted you up and beautiful.

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Oh, Cat - this is such sincerely heart-felt and well-expressed poetry. I guess I come from a generation who accepted what this one might classify as cheesy, as spoken from the heart. This certainly doesn't seem to me to be overly sentimental or fake or in any way like this definition of the word:

      cheesy (CHēzē)

      adjective

      1) like cheese in taste, smell, or consistency: a pungent, cheesy sauce.

      2) informal cheap, unpleasant, or blatantly inauthentic: a big cheesy grin

      Missed you, except that it's happened that I've been very busy with several important things which have cut down on my HP time simultaneously. One of them is 'finding' some of my long-missing, very dear & close family!

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Dim,

      You and I could have definitely been separated at birth and who knows, maybe we'll be reunited when our time here is done! Thank you for your beautiful comment and I'm looking very much forward to reading more of your hubs as I always seem to have a deep understanding of what you write!

      Hugs,

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      vandynegl,

      I'm always so happy to see you! It's comforting to know that I have you and some other absolutely awesome people in my life, thanks to this community. It's amazing how we can get so caught up in our daily lives that friends seem scarce or even obsolete, but here, I feel like I have some of the best friends I've ever had. Thank you!

      Hugs,

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Leslie,

      My beautiful force to be reckon with! :D ... I was held captive by demons, but after spending enough time with me, the decided they'd rather get rid of me, lol. Anyway, I'm here now and I'll be heading over your way shortly... love you!

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      dreamseeker2,

      I've never considered leaving... I was just physically kept away and I've missed you guys and your hubs particularly, a ton! I can't wait to read what I've been missing! Thank you dolly!

      Hugs,

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Shan,

      I'm so sorry about taking so long to get back to you, I guess life is still chaotic, lol... but not like yours. I wish I could make it all better for you. You are one of the most patient and pleasant people I know. To know you're blood pressure is up or even that your taking medication for it, is really upsetting. Call me if you need to or can, hang in there and breathe. Maybe once the kids get back into school it will lighten things up a little? I told you before... you welcome to run away up here if ever you need to. :D ... Hang in there, I'm thinking about you.

      Love you... big huge hugs!

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      epbooks,

      Thank you so much! Thank you for your loving support that allows me to write so freely! I will be your way for your newest one shortly :D

      Thanks again,

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      MizBejabbers,

      That's exactly how I feel and you put it so beautifully how I could not! Every time I see you I feel a warming comfort and like I've known you forever... thank you for being one of those special people!

      Hugs,

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Nellieanna,

      You are definitely very dear to me and you have a way of making even a gray cloud beautiful! You're so supportive and always seem to understand and believe what I say. Thank you for your cheesy definition, lol... and I feel much better about it now. Sometimes you wonder if people think you might be a little over the top with your feelings, but I feel how I feel and I love big. I say it is the relationships that we have in life that truly make it what it is and if I find comfort in loving you people, then I'm going to keep doing it... cheesy or not (which you've helped prove is not the case :D )

      Thank you deary and I know I've got unfinished business on your pages and I will return there as soon as I can get over there.

      I hope things are coming together with those you're looking for and you're able to connect with them.

      Hugs and love to you,

      Cat

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Oh, Cat, chalk it up to a bad day. I'm fine. Not patient, just aware life goes on and everyone else has problems too. I am here now and alive. Don't be upset for me. I had hypertension the end of my last pregnancy that never went away. I went years wirhout treatment until a friend urged me to test it in one of those store kiosks. Then shw flippef out.lol it was something like 180/90. So she qamted me to go to the ER. Ugh, texting irritates me. Haha and autocorrect will one day embarrass me on HP, I'm sure.

      I am on FB often but don't have a way to really call anyone. You can "catch up" with me there. Tell me about your adventures if you will. Hehe

      I've got Lady Antebellum's "Downtown" in my head. Some bouncy tunes are just to catchy...

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Cheesy is good, Cat, and so was this poem and your selection of videos - especially the one by Anne Murray, one of my all-time favorites.

      BTW, thanks for the invisible umbrella - I knew it was you. Trust me!

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Cat, I too have missed you, and to think I almost missed this one. First of all, this poem is absolutely powerful and beautiful. Great, great work. Secondly, WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN? : ) I can see from the fellow hubbers comments that you have been missed. I'm really glad to see you back. We all need a break sometime.

      Sharing and voting up.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Cat,

      Part of me wants to say "CANTYOUHEARMESCREAM?"

      For my thoughts have been with you wherever you have been.

      I even told my sons that there is this hubber whom I have never met outside of the hubosphere, but has been away of late and that how I was worrying about this woman I know but have never actually met.

      And then you present this hub with so much passion and resolve.

      You choose the right pictures and play the right songs.

      Okay, I am crying right now, but not because I am sad, but because I am just glad that you are back.

      Absolutely the best to you my friend,

      Kim

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Doesn't matter what 'people think'. It matterss only what you know and think, dear Cat. If that is as you want or prefer it, so be it. If it is not, it's yours to alter or abandon as you see fit. In that is trusting yourself, taking charge of your own reins, accepting their responsibility and BEING you as you continue to grow and change: - on your own terms.

      Love and hugs.

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      hehe --- matterss = matters

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      Vincent Moore 3 years ago

      Dear Cat,

      I am no longer very active at the Hubs but when I come across a hub as deeply moving as this one you penned, I have to come in and read it, get absorbed in it, and like so many others here who left you comments FEEL it deeply. I had many hubs here at one time and many followers, I was thankful for every single one of them, well maybe the odd one can be excluded from that statement, however I found friendships and hung on to many of them.

      I share my work from my site, I tweet, I post in FB and come back here on occasion to comment on particular hubbers that move my soul, you my dear are one of them. What you have penned here will leave a mark on many hearts, your passion as a writer is magnificent, your talent unquestioned, your emotions overwhelming.

      You spill your soul on the page in front of you like a real poet can, I admire your work and feel your deepness. Keep writing, you have a voice and believe me you are being read, no matter if someone may not leave a comment, YOU are being read. Tweeted-and shared. I applaud you, Bravo.

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Shan sweetie,

      I hope your load is starting to lighten up, I really do. I just cannot believe you have hypertension; you better watch that and try not letting yourself get stressed out very easily. You're awfully young and that high BP is going to be more troublesome when you get older. You're one of the most patient and level headed people I know... hang in there and don't let that BP spike! (I just took my BP at Walmart the other day and it was like 80/50... I was thinking 'Am I dying?', lol. It usually runs low, but my lanta! Let me tell you, that is no reflection of my stress level... ha ha!

      I'll try catching up with you on Facebook, but the kids are going back to school Thursday and I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get everything together. AHHHHH!

      Love ya girly!

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      drbj,

      I just love ya, though I must admit... it's a strange feeling not knowing if I'm so connected to a beautiful young woman or a classy older lady (the pic :D ) Either way, it doesn't matter! That's actually one of things I love most about this place; who we are, where we've come from or what we do really have no bearings on our worth, but our words mean everything. Your words are always such a pleasure to read, whether on my pages, yours or even that of others! Thank you!!!

      I'm so happy to hear that someone else even knows Anne Murray and even more ecstatic that you like the song! :D

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Well Wayne, you know that I simply adore you and I do! You've been one of my favorites from my earliest days here. I love this place and I love so many of the people here... that's what makes this place worth logging into, for me anyway. I physically was incapable of participating for a couple of weeks and now, the kids are 3 days from the first day of school and I'm overwhelmed with getting them all set and my thousands of emails, lol... but I suspect I'll be able to dive right back in once things all settle down.

      Thanks for being so supportive and just you!

      Hugs,

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Kim,

      You are such a sweetheart and so honest and real and I very much appreciate all of that about you! I should've already been gone, by now my day will start with tear filled eyes! I still remember the very first hub of yours I read and I thought, 'I'm really gonna like this girl'... you were refreshingly and perfectly imperfect. More than anything, I appreciate others that are true to themselves rather than trying to fit into some version of what they're supposed to be. That is you and you do it beautifully. I understand you and I understand your words... never questioning. I just think the world of you and you really touched me. It was my thoughts and feelings of hubbers while I was away that inspired this post. Sometimes the best of friends aren't next door. Thank you and you're definitely going to be with me for life!

      Hugs and love to you deary,

      Cat

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      You don't have to tell me twice. High BP runs in my family. I try not to and I am level headed, but I can't avoid the stress right now, much as I would like to.

      Good luck with back to school stuff. It isn't going so well here either. Tried twice to register them and they keep making me come back. Walked in the heat to get there with the kiddos. Tomorrow I might have to get mad if they send me away again. Have to walk again and Austin is not used to walking. Oh well, I guess.

      Yeah.....unfortunately if you want to yalk in depth with me, FB is aboit the only way right Now. Talk, not yalk. Lol. Love you and miss you, though.

      This hub really is beautiful, by the way.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      You don't have to tell me twice. High BP runs in my family. I try not to and I am level headed, but I can't avoid the stress right now, much as I would like to.

      Good luck with back to school stuff. It isn't going so well here either. Tried twice to register them and they keep making me come back. Walked in the heat to get there with the kiddos. Tomorrow I might have to get mad if they send me away again. Have to walk again and Austin is not used to walking. Oh well, I guess.

      Yeah.....unfortunately if you want to yalk in depth with me, FB is aboit the only way right Now. Talk, not yalk. Lol. Love you and miss you, though.

      This hub really is beautiful, by the way.

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Cat , we missed you too darling , don't forget us or THAT ! , isn't it amazing how powerful these connections are . You my lovely friend are one of the most heartfelt people on hubs , I often read all of the comments people leave and realize . Us guys are so lost without the love you show us . I will always love open hearts even though mine is a bit closed up now , your spirit , your kindness , your character is awesome ! And we DID miss you ! I hope all is well with you ! If there is ever anything we can do for you will you just speak up ! Please ! I absolutely love your spirit and kindness ! Your hub soul mate ....Ed {oh and your writing is awesome as usual !}

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Shan,

      You want to know how close to losing my marbles I am? I was getting ready to send the kids back to school Thursday, except there won’t be anybody else in the school until next Thursday… lol. I’m trying to send my kids back to school a week early! I just realized that today :p

      I think and pray for you all the time… I know you’re not living in the easiest of conditions right now. I know it’s hard to see while in the moment, but I’m a firm believer everything happens for a reason and something REALLY good must be up the road from you because you’re past due and deserve it!!!

      I’m going to try really hard to get over to Facebook, otay? Love you too girly and hang in there!

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Nellieanna,

      You are wise beyond your years and I envy all your wisdom, strength and courage. I have always been one who ‘cares what EVERYONE thinks’ kind of person, but I’m trying to learn how to care what I think first while not compromising the happiness of others. I don’t care if people know I’m not rich or famous, I don’t care if people know about my faults and flaws… but I do care that people know how much I love and appreciate them and believe it. I suppose our actions and words will speak for themselves on these matterss :D …. Thanks, you’re the best!

      Love and hugs,

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Dear Vincent,

      First, I have to say thank you, wow… really, I’m touched. I think I’ve been here, at the hub, just long enough to really develop some beautiful, lifelong relationships but also, I’m starting to see a lot of the issues that are causing so many people to leave. I love the people here and I love to write and interact and that’s the only reason I am here. I had no idea what I was signing myself up for when I pushed the ‘join’ button, but I never expected it to open my life and doors to so many relationships and for that, I’m truly grateful. I haven’t had the opportunity to float around the hub lately, like I usually do and I know I’m behind on a lot of Vincent’s gems… but I know you write from the heart and soul and I truly enjoy reading them. I’ll have to find my way over to your site as well.

      Thank you for your wonderful comment and I’m just absolutely honored.

      Cat

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Eddy Bear!

      I never would’ve guessed how hard I could fall in love with the cowboy in the shadows, lol… but you have always been a very special friend, for me. I get who you are and I understand your language… you love, you hurt, you find happiness but you’re no stranger to pain. You have brought hundreds of smiles to my face ever since I’ve met you and anyone who can make a blue girl happy, is special. It warms my heart to know that some, truly miss me when I’m gone, especially because I realized how much you and some other hubbers have actually integrated yourselves into my real life. I think about you guys during my daily tasks and miss you guys very quickly. You’re a sweetheart Ed and I offer the same to you, anything, anytime, anyplace… you let me know and I’m there for you!

      Love ya,

      Cat

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Aw, how could I find my Cat if she lost her marbles? I'm hangin' like a monkey in a tree. Ooh eee aaah ahh!!! Let's go bananas together and keep the marbles?

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Cat. The good news is that it's not an 'either/or' issue. Not caring what people think is NOT about not caring about people. It's simply including oneself in the "people" being cared about and then being able to forget oneself and focus more on 'them'!

      There's never any call to be discourteous about what people think: quite the opposite. This not caring what they think about oneself becomes non-resistance to it because one simply KNOWS & accepts one's own truth & is not depending on others' impressions of it for validity. That leaves one more time and opportunity to care about what they think about themselves and other important things, in which one has a chance to offer support if their self-image is shaky and for appreciating their strengths, as well. It's focusing on THEM, rather than automatically relating their beings to one's own needs and lacks, which one has come to simply know and accept and to attend to for oneself, as well as welcoming whatever help may come from others for them; but not feeling deprived if none is forthcoming.

      I hope I'm clarifying, rather than muddying it, because it is an important distinction. It may be erroneously assumed that, if someone is OK with him/herself & independent on others opinions, that it's tantamount to not caring ABOUT others, which isn't so if it's authentic. People who cavalierly reject others' opinions about them as valueless are likely still uncertain about their own value, so that they're super-sensitive to others' opinions of themselves, rather than caring about the others for their own sakes and values as they unfold.

      Possibly what I'm describing is as Maslow proposes it as being either Self-Actuated - or not quite to that stage of self-acceptance. To be self-actuated is to be more aware of others because oneself is better resolved, so is less the main issue.

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Oops - that is Self-Actualized, not Actuated. haha. Obviously too late at night here! z-z-z-z-z---- --z- - - - - - -

      I'd closed my computer when it suddenly dawned on me what I'd written, so came back on to correct it, thus proving I'm far short of either status and that I do care what you think about me, since you could care less if I said actuated or actualized, but you'd know the difference! ;-)

      hehe

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      W1totalk 3 years ago

      Cheesy is not a bad thing. Expressions is expression. Wonderful expressions, emotions and support. Thank you Cantuhearmescream,

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Dearest Cat-I sit here tearing up as I read your beautiful poetry and listen to Whitney Houston. We've all been in the dumps before and it takes good friends who really listen, to get us through it. I want you to know I am here for you anytime you need to talk. Life can be a bear and even though I am not physically with you, know I am on the other side of your computer, holding you and telling you everything will be alright. I am so blessed to have met you on Hubpages. Love you Cat-Linda

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Cat - I haven't been on HP for the last few weeks myself, but I believe you have been gone longer than me. I was so concerned about you, but I'm glad to see you back here. You write the most beautiful poetry that touches the heart. Life can definitely bring us down sometimes, but just remember that obstacles are sometimes blessings in disguise. Keep your chin up. I wishing the best of the best things for you, my friend. XOXO

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Aw--actually, this is so touching--not cheesy--or if it is--I am all about the cheese!

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Cat my dear ! You are the sweetest of hubbers , I know I am a man ! And all women have their opinions about these postings of men , but If you are ever in need of a friend you email me , I absolutely hate to see such a beautiful soul suffer ! Writing is great , it frees our soul and I want you to write on forever !..... your' personal buddy - Ed

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      Cathy Nerujen 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      What very beautiful poetry I am reading here. Who said poetry is not thriving on Hub Pages. I can see that lots of people love your writing. I really enjoyed reading these and - no, they are not cheesy. I think where romance is involved, certain elements creep in to our words... it can't be helped. That is what love does to us. It's a beautiful thing, love. LOL.

      Okay, I am finished gushing. Very awesome writing. :)

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Cat, email me when you get a chance please. I am very concerned about you. Or I'll.email you a number to call me at. Also, if you're in the middle of a storm, as this piece suggests, know that you've got an ear to listen if you need it. Several of them, according to these comments. Don't feel all alone please. Hugs!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Cat,

      Came back to check on you. Just letting you know how much we all miss you and your amazing writing here in HP Town.

      I see that it is back to school time from your comments, and I know that is a very busy time, and I pray that is all that is it and you are okay.

      Hugs and love your way from southern USA,

      Faith Reaper

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      mr-veg 3 years ago from Colorado United States

      Hi Cat,

      Again a sweet and cute masterpiece from you !! Great to see you back again !! Cheers !!

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      I wonder where are you.I hope you and your kid are okay.We all miss you here.Come soon!

      Hugs and love to you!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi Cat!!! I just had to come back to read this again. It is truly amazing.

      An absolutely beautiful, loving poem.

      Thank you again for writing it.

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      I'm worried about you Cat-where are you????? I love you-we all love you and would love to support you.

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      MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      I've been gone for awhile, too, and when I came back I didn't find anything from my lovely Cat. Where are you?

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Cat, I read your wonderful comments on another hub so I had to check you out. Glad I did. I love this poem/song. You certainly have a wonderful way with words and tell a beautiful story with them. Would love to have you check out a few of my own hubs, but for now I'm off to read more of yours. Cheers.

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Why should I be out of mind

      Because I am out of sight?

      I am waiting for you for an interval

      Somewhere very near

      Just around the corner

      All is well.

      Nothing is past; nothing is lost

      One brief moment and all will be as it was before

      How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again

      Canon Henry Scott-Holland

      Sweetest cat,

      You never were out of my mind despite of you not being here.I miss you so much and hope you and kids are doing fine!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Cat, I know I've read your poem before but for some reason I don't think my comment posted. Beautiful poem.

      While I'm here I just wanted to wish you a Very Merry Christmas or a Very Happy Holiday. Take care and see you next year.

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      Cathy Nerujen 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      I came back here for another read of a great marvelous poem from you. This is one of my favorite poems on HubPages ever. I love poetry that comes straight from the heart. :)

      Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, have a sweet and peaceful day. :)

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Beautiful work! Hope you are doing well!

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      ziyena 3 years ago from Southern Colorado

      This poem is beautiful Cat ... nice to see you again

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      skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Cat This is so very beautiful. The words flow like fresh living waters. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful work. God has truly gifted you girl. My Love, In Christ. Skye.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Cat, where are you? where have you been?

      I can completely identify with your work. especially the part:

      The kind of friend that loves you

      When even your family members wont

      The kind of friend that loves you

      Simply because they do

      And not because their family ties

      Obligate them to.

      _________________________

      We miss your work and

      we miss your friendship more

      So....Please come screaming

      Through the HP door

      Shyron

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Cantuhearmescream!

      Absolutely GREAT. And that is not close to being enough to tell you how you took my senses on a tour of your heart. Wow. You are so talented. Are you going to write books? I urge you to do that.

      I cordially-invite you to head over to my place and check these two hubs:

      "Sunset I Worry About You," and "An Old Dreamers Dream." And then, become one of my followers.

      I would love that.

      Sincerely,

      Kenneth/ from Northwest Alabama

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Cat;

      Just passing through and hope you're well. I've left you a few poems on my biography page to cheer you up seeing as you've been such a great supporter of my work and such a kind friend in the past. Might be settling down soon so just flying by to show you a little courtesy for old times sake.

      Wishing you all that you would wish for yourself in your chosen life.

      Indubitably Yours;

      R.Q.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Still love this poem.

      It is one of those rare pieces that bears reading time and time again.

      Please keep up the great work.

      I hope you have checked my suggested poems for reading.

      Kenneth

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      ahorseback 13 months ago

      I sure do miss Cat !

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      Kenneth Avery 13 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      May 9 - 2016

      Cat,

      Superlative writing and perfect verse structure.

      A winner in every way.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Cat,

      I do not know what fitting adjective to use except fantastic work.

      Very metaphorical in places and I love that.

      Very precise; sharp verses and measures.

      Love it, Cat.

      Stay in touch and follow me soon.

      I would love it for I love abstract/prose.

      Peace.

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