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What have you done to me
by Padre Scott West

Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The passion that I am feeling today is almost insurmountable

What have you done to me?
I feel compelled to confront the Ghosts of the past;

and at the same time I feel that I am losing the small connection that I have with you.

I have not loved this way in thirty years;
         I do not want someone as much as I love you!

I know that you do not want me as I want you.
what am I to do?

I don't think that I can defeat the ghosts,
and I don't dare ask for your help.

What have you done to me.
My spirit is awake, only for a while;

You will be gone I know, because I am lost;
You will find someone who can fill your needs;
like I cannot.

Do not grieve for me, for at the end of my life;
at least; I have found love.

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Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 7/27/2011
Sounds like somewhere I've been before. My problem was that everything I thought was coming to me from ouitside of myself was a matter of my perceptions and my reaction.

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/5/2011
this tugs me this way and that
and i expect it's how you are feeling;
that final "I have found love"
is redemption.


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