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~*~ I wonder how many people often feel like this, used, abused and useless? and one more remark could make the difference ~*~

These are just thoughts and questions !!

Hugs and love


Like a Rose.... 

Faltering often in trepidation of wise words

feelings of standing on life's precipice

tightrope is ready, but she's frozen with fear

there may be a moment, when the mind is clear

Backed up now against this fateful moment

no where to run now, no place to hide in

misunderstood often, by those who don't know her

to intense and enquiring shows her demeanour

More elusive she should be, and oft been told

with nuances of envy, life it be fickle

emulation of her, to draw in accolades

saddens the heart, and brings rolling tears

Honesty from her, like a waterfall flows

if this is her flaw, then she'll flow continually

so much fear and uncertainty that lays deep within

trying so hard for it not to be seen.

Walked and trampled over, time and again,

yet the soft side of her, like a rose is apparent,

broken winged now, she cannot take flight

but her inner strength still so obvious and bright.

How many more jibes can her heart really take

before it's too much, a little to late

will thought be evoked now, before a mocking remark,

passing a comment, to destroy and cut her apart.

Copyright Elga B

August 2004 - all rights reserved


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Reviewed by Amira van Kerk 8/23/2004
Agree with Vesna - I can relate....
Excellent poem
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 8/23/2004
I can relate to this my I can relate to many of the thoughts expressed by so many of my dear AD friends..I thank you for expressing that which churns within me..bless you..

vesna :)
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/23/2004
A rose is a rose in whatever shape, form or state. The more they are crushed and their petals are spread around, the more their true beauty and fragrance is released and transmits an aura which permeates the atmosphere far more than would be possible by just their single, unified presence. How many of us - male and female - can relate to the sadness poetically and eloquently expressed in this lyrical write, Elga. This flows from an abundant, giving heart and feeds and nourishes many hungry souls. We are not alone in this loneliness and self-worth is always an issue for spirits that are truly humble. Sadly, many of us, I think, hear the "lies" rather than the "truth" about ourselves - even if some ARE kind enough to be telling us time after time. And, even if our head tells us "good" things, the journey of taking this information to a damaged heart may take a lifetime. But it IS wonderful when we arrive! Gorgeous visual, too. Your questions relate to many, I am sure, and reminds me of the character, Beth: the gentle, quiet, "serving" sister in "Little Women". Bless you for this. Kate xx
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 8/22/2004
Elga, this is another timeless treasure, which confirms my earlier review, my friend. Although this one has deep heartfelt emotions pouring off pages, nevertheless it leaves the door open for an individual to make a comeback from the darkest reaches in ones soul. Many times throughout ones life there are dreary moments when the overwhelming desire to just chuck it all, and throw in the cards but my friend, one can only play the hand thatís dealt them and continue marching forward. This powerful piece reaches into the very depths of ones soul and grabs them by the collar, at least for the ones who are capable of realizing that more often than not without speaking before thinking will cause another human being momentous harm must not do it. For you are so right my friend, one word could and can make all the difference in anotherís life. Fantastic composition. Thank you for sharing your outstanding talent. Take care.
Reviewed by Fletcher Bailey (Reader) 8/22/2004
Elga...a breathtakingly moving piece of poetry, after the wound the healing begins...Fletcher B
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 8/22/2004
Movingly expressed ponderances, Elga. A positive outlook and strong sense of self esteem are priceless for attaining a sense of harmony and balance in one's brief time on Planet Earth. Well penned.
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 8/22/2004
Heartfelt writing touches the soul~*
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 8/22/2004
A sad but excellent write. Heartfelt. Trish.
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 8/22/2004
Very sad:( But shows the willingness to get up and flower again:)
Reviewed by jude forese 8/22/2004
the poem speaks from the wounded heart but i always assert that nothing anyone says should influence the wonder and beauty of our thoughts and actions ...

Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 8/22/2004
Elga, these thoughts are penned with the heart of a compassionate soul. This was so beautifully done. The art work made me think of a song..."The Spanish Rose Of Harlem"
Beautiful in every way.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 8/22/2004
I think if one really knew more than are happy in my opinion this is excellent.... Elga.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 8/22/2004
Very nice.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 8/22/2004
Very honest and forthright poem Elga
Yes we should help each other as much as we can along the road of life...
Reviewed by Vincent Martin (Reader) 8/22/2004
Yes, excellent write...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/22/2004
Oh boy!!

What more can I say!!

Skiet hom in die hol Paul pa wil die vel heel hÍ!!

Het jy aan my gedink...dit voel so?

Love Tinka

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/22/2004

excellent write--it takes only one word to destroy a person's self worth...and only one to make their day :) as one who has felt the sharp thorns of verbal assaults, i applaud you for posting this thought provoker.

(((HUGS))) and love, karla.
Reviewed by John Banasiewicz Jr 8/22/2004
I know many times I have felt like this to answer your question.
Walked upon trampled over,, yep been there.
Nice write
Reviewed by George Carroll 8/22/2004
The message in the poem, the beautiful pic are so wonderful
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 8/22/2004
Gracious words for a lady of grace :)! Thanks for sharing and also for reading me :)!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/22/2004
Superb poem of beauty and grace, with excellent message!
This is a gorgeous presentation!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 8/22/2004
This is so soulful and beautiful, Elga.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/22/2004
Beautiful, sad write.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/22/2004
Honesty from her, like a waterfall flows
if this is her flaw, then she'll flow continually

An extremely profound and powerful poem, Elga.
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