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What Have I .....

Updated on June 12, 2013

Words are like toothpaste, once out can not put them back in...

Oh My God,

What have I...done

thrown away something special,

and blocked out the sun

I had.... what I needed

a loving true friend... indeed

now... I have pulled up my flower

I am left.... just with weeds

My words they cut her

like a diamond ...on glass

cutting open the surface

allowing her heart.... to pass

My dearest darling, Mary Lou

Let me take back.... the words.

you know.. I'd rather die

than mean... to hurt you

Now you do not believe

that my love was deep,

and so true

the damage is done

turning us so blue


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    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant Michael and voted up. Enjoy your weekend.


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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      dream on ... thank you for the visit.. and the comment.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      You give great images and power to all your words.Wonderfully written thanx for sharing.

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Thank you Jackie.. your comments and visit is appreciated.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      How many times have we wished we could take back our words? You said it beautifully.

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      As one of mt dearest followers and loyal friend.. Your words are as profound as my poem. Words have started wars, and ended wars..they have brought many together and broken more hearts than we can count.

      They have brought forth many a generation of family's.. .. and calmed the angriest emotions of a heart torn asunder.

      The reason you are who you are... is because you do know that the key word is FORGIVNESS.. for to hold a grudge inside... hurts the holder more than the one who has done wrong.. it takes a great person to see that they were wrong and to admit it ..but it is a special person... who is big enough to accept an apology and forgive.

      Love and hugs for you my sweet..


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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      My Dearest Michael,

      What a profound poem here, as our words are truly powerful in either building up or in tearing down, and once they are out there, so very true, they are hard to get back.

      This piece keeps us mindful to think before we speak, for as little as the tongue may be, it can surely bring life or death to a soul!

      However, if the words truly were not meant to harm, then forgiveness should come and the love between true friends should never die. Either way, forgiveness should come, even if the words were meant to harm, as we cannot move forward holding on to any forgiveness we may have in our hearts.

      Brilliant write, as always!

      Voted up ++++ to include beautiful, as your writing reveals here, the heart of the one who meant no harm to his friend and feels sorrow for knowing he may have harmed his friend by his very words.

      (will return to share, my buttons are not appearing on my end)

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      thank you Joanne.. your comments are appreciated.

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      Joanne M Olivieri 4 years ago

      Such a sad yet powerful poem which is heartbreaking. Love however stands the test of time and can heal. Very well expressed and voted up!