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A Stroll Through My Soul
by Rose M Rideout

Saturday, August 04, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Strange how a second relationship makes you think of how lucky you were that the first one never worked out. I have often said we rush to quickly to find love instead of waiting for the true one to come our way. This was too long so I thought I would post in as part1 and tomorrow part 2. Hope you enjoy it.

A Stroll Through my soul
Part 1

I walked along the beach,
Feeling the warm sand at my feet.
It seemed I strolled for hours,
By evening I was so beat.
I stopped and sat awhile,
So I could collect my thoughts,
For the hurt Id hidden deep inside,
Could be washed out with the rocks.

The marks the anger left inside,
Will forever be written on my soul,
The hurtful words spoken in anguish,
Are things that would forever go untold.
The Lost love I held so long,
With one Id always hold so dear,
The one I shared by whole life with,
Admitted, no longer did he care.

As I sat there all alone and blue,
Trying to think of what is it I should  do,
I heard a voice speak, as he asked me why,
Why do I sit on the beach, just to cry.
 A gentle voice and a kind and caring smile,
How I needed someone to listen to my words,
To comfort me, if just for a while.

He sat and listened to me attentively,
To every word I sigh,
And comforted me with open arms,
When I began to cry.
He gave that tender smile my way,
That made me feel quiet at ease,
And said if its an ear you need right now,
Trust in me if you please.

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Reviewed by Selena Dobbin-Gillis 8/6/2007
A beautiful poem dear sis, looking forward to the second part.

Love & hugs
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 8/5/2007
You've penned a beautiful moment in your life. Thank you for sharing. I know that lonely moment you speak of. When the illusion that the first marriage would last forever. Lady J
Reviewed by George Thompson 8/5/2007
One word: EXCELLENT!! THIS is worthwhile reading!!

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 8/5/2007
AS I said before Excellent rose...HUgss
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 8/5/2007
I have been there, I am still trying to get that deep relationship out of my head..It takes time, and that time is in Rose time!!!!

Peace, Love, and Light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 8/5/2007
An intense write Rose, love Holly
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 8/5/2007
I can really relate to this! I wrote a poem called ,," A Second Chance" and "Loves Enchanted Time". They tell about finding my true love. They are posted on AD. Sometimes we rush into marriage when we're young or vulnerable and it doesn't always work out.......M
Reviewed by Cedric III 8/4/2007
For the hurt Id hidden deep inside,
Could be washed out with the rocks.

could or couldnt be...?
perhaps you were waiting for them TO be washed...?
im not sure... something in this line doesnt quite work...?

He sat and listened to me attentively,
To every word I sigh,

you should prolly think about changing 'i sigh' to 'i'd sigh' or 'i sighed' to keep the tense all the same throughout the piece

i think 'stroll' is a most delightful word.
it gives one the illusion of unhurried moving through life...
in this case the idea of strolling through ones soul sounds very... cathartic.
i think if you dont take the occaisional stroll through your soul/emotions/etc then you become very out of touch with your feelings and your ability to move on from hurts and pain is impaired.

i also think beaches are the most magical things.
the way the waves pound against the shore when youre angry and the way they sand with the sand when your dancing and singing for joy...

i shall have to try and catch the second party of your story because i feel you left this at the crucial moment haha!
Reviewed by Southern Comfort 8/4/2007
Oh Beautiful Rose! This was so beautiful and heart touching! It deeply touched my heart and misted my eyes. I can't wait fur part 2.
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 8/4/2007
Yes it is always a pity when one marries quickly and so many do so for the wrong reason. I heard this on Italian TV. They married after three nights they met because their lovemaking was wonderful. Separated after three days of real life. Makes one wonder. Victor
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 8/4/2007
Rose, releasing and cleansing the soul is the only way to a cure. You never really know a person until you've been with them for a while. You've expressed the hurt and pain clearly and in this writing & I can't wait to read Part 2. God Bless.
Reviewed by Gloria Gay 8/4/2007
Baring your soul with such heartfelt warmth and ease is truly poetic, Rose and many people can identify with your very personal account.
Reviewed by Connie Faust 8/4/2007
Very nicely done, Rose. The ocean, or even a lake, in solitude is such a fitting place to look back and look within. I like your picture of your hurt being washed out to sea.
God is the maker of the sea and the refuge from the storms of life.
May He bless and renew your spirit.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/4/2007
A very heartfelt stroll through your soul, Rose.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/4/2007
so very well done-a mini look back on a piece of life-very introspective
Reviewed by George Carroll 8/4/2007
Insightful write on how love can knock on the door once again and be true.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 8/4/2007
An excellent write
Of deep feelings felt within
Peace be with you

Love & Peace
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/4/2007
Part one grabs the heart and the attention as we wonder who this stranger is and I am sure part two will offer the answers. Very good so far Rose...filled with real emotions and feelings. Look forward to the conclusion...
Your Cuz

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