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by Sandy Knauer
Thursday, June 23, 2005
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You saw him
I felt him see me



I Live


I donít expect you to understand my feelings for him.

You see the destruction he left behind.

I live his love, the one thing he didnít wreck.


You heard his anger and watched him walk away.

I felt his pain and knew he walked with half a heart.

I live the half he left behind.


You saw my tears and felt what you wanted me to feel.

I know my tears wouldnít exist without their opposite.

You see my empty world.

I live the gifts of his essence


I live his smile,

not the one you know but the one he created for me

to replace lost words,

convey emotions

the one that spoke to my spirit,

encouraged my dreams,

enhanced my drive,

carried my sorrow


I live his hunger for my passion,

his joy in my happiness,

his pride in my accomplishments

his breath in my being


You saw him.

I felt him see me, really see me

and love the ugliness I exposed

sometimes because I knew his eyes would soften it


I donít expect you to understand

only to let me live


Sandy Knauer 2005


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Reviewed by George Carroll 8/11/2005
A splendid look into what others perceive and how it should be ignored in many cases that involve affairs of the heart.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 8/9/2005
Ahhh, refreshing clarity! Beautifully expressed, Sandy.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/8/2005
Only the ones involved truly understand. Great write.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 7/29/2005
hello Sandy, great poeming
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/28/2005
I really like this a lot, Sandy. A sobering reminder that we can never judge from the outside what is going on in others' relationships - let alone their heads! Just sorting out our own can be hard enough!! I also like the twist of being reminded that what we might take to be "abuse" of whatever sort may be actually far from the truth, in that the odd difficulty or show of things going awry may do little to undo the previous good that has been shown and sown, given and received. You have subtley crafted a multiplicity of emotions with a dextrous and economic hand - my reviews could learn a lot from your clarity and cleanness! And I like the way you take this head on. Glad to hear that you have your own very inspirational Luz in your household! TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 7/25/2005
Wonderful write!!!
Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader) 7/13/2005
Wow - I hope the one you wrote this for has listened - you certainly know the heart of which you speak. Well done!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/8/2005
Powerful in its honesty of expression and meaning, Sandy. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/4/2005
Deeply disturbing, the power one person can have over another.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/24/2005
Wow this is so well written..great jobo!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 6/23/2005
this read like a secret being revealed...or rather, a secret being acknolwedged, with the key to it known only to the few, initiated, knowledgeable. love the language, the sparse word usage, an interesting style, poet...
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 6/23/2005
Sandy, I have always enjoyed your work... this one carries with it the emotions of the soul. Very well said.

Reviewed by Pierre Ortega 6/23/2005
I still love everyone I have ever loved, just no longer as much as I love myself. Some people find that hard to understand.
Great write. Pierre
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 6/23/2005
powerful emotional reality, Sandy. Dawn
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/23/2005
Wonderful mirror image reflective work here and truly showing the different perceptions people see when they are in love. Great write Sandy though a little sad.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/23/2005
wonderful poetry, sandy! very well done; brava!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
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