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A Puzzle of Passion
by Susan K. de Vegter
Friday, March 25, 2005
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I know that to really love is the greatest of passions' personified. To focus continuously on the material can rob one of the valuable details that are the columns to support living....when dying the material turns to spoils but the spirit is full and continues it's energy.

"Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together;
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow."
---Kahil Gabran ( from "The Prophet" )


When you look at her and wonder
There are parts you cannot see
Like the half of her that's missing
For the whole that's not to be
You see a woman shining
Feet planted in the ground
What you can't see is the sorrow
Or just where it once was found
Her appearance is astounding
For never would you guess
That this soul grieves no longer
And her insides aren't a mess
Nor a jumble...for this horseman
He came and took her soul
Left a gypsy spirit breathless
Took a part and left a whole
For his gift to her...his answer
His love was here and gone
Now the whole of her is seeking
The heart he took and won.
Let him go with freedom's spirit
For he left her with a glow
Took a heart that wasn't beating
Left a seed with which to sow
Many memories in the making
And a promise to return
To the part of her that's missing
For the soul still here that yearns
Today is worth the waiting
The future is a guess
As the soul of one so empty
Is a part of him... at best.
And the love of these two spirits
Beat forever a new whole
And the part that wasn't total
Is a story to be told.


~ Susan K. de Vegter ~

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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 4/30/2008
Past and futures expressed in great sentimental, religious written, and thoughtful indeed. Great. Loved it so much made me realize I am lucky with what I have.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/1/2005
This is right on. The promise and pain of passion personified. Like having loved and lost is better than not having known love at all.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/25/2005
Susan this is a magnicicent write and it's a pleasure to read you again! Thank you for a gem to treasure!

Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 3/25/2005
A grand write Susan, you shine with your hear intact with this fine piece. Well done.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/25/2005
Stunning write Susan!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/25/2005
The future is today.

Funny I read the Prophet by Gibran, last night.
Felt kinda sad when the boat came.
Stunning write here...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/25/2005
Love is all! This is a deeply meaningful ode to it. Thank you, Susan. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Patrick McCormick 3/25/2005
A wonderful poem of love, Very touching and well written.

Reviewed by A PAX 3/25/2005
this is a keeper.....BRAVO!!! :)
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