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Heard Softly (Poetry) - 3/2/2014 9:04:12 AM
Being in a dark place is not the problem for or to me.... It is the inability to see or visualize the a way that i (we) can live with...or change Aka ShyPoet1

Alone (Poetry) - 5/1/2009 7:56:18 AM
What uncertain demons tug harslhy upon that rope of thought seeped in despair and sadness...where once the sunflower strained endlessly to the heavens of your mind? The thorns of suffering have scratched open wounds upon your fair flesh and yet your heart struggles to the surface of the inundating fears we all have experienced deep down inside our souls. The last line..."you win again...I walk away" pronounces that pain and the recourse of reality. Love Amor

Fragments (Poetry) - 3/31/2009 10:56:30 AM
These fragments shall always splinter our everyday thoughts with images of yesterday's glimmering shards through memory for all time. Yet, we pray that we shall not ever forget that one day in paradise, we shall meet those again that once we cast our presence and warm touch upon. Beautiful wording and rhyme. Love, Amor

Fragments (Poetry) - 10/5/2008 3:46:59 AM
enjoyed the read

Fragments (Poetry) - 9/26/2008 6:44:36 AM
Hi Melissa,its hard to loose a love one.We always have it in the back of out minds "the what if" equation in terms of going back and thinking about doing things differently when they was here.Life does indeed move on and I know you will move on even though it will be a struggle.Just know that God will always be on your side and plus you have family and friends that care about you very much.take care Edwin

Fragments (Poetry) - 9/26/2008 4:44:34 AM
When we lose a loved one that we cared deeply about I do not think we ever truly stop missing them. The tired old cliches just don't work and time may dull the ache but never dimishes the wishes that as you said so sadly in this write...the urge to rewind time. Hang in their Melissa and know that you have friends here on the den who care. hugs Fee

Fragments (Poetry) - 9/26/2008 1:10:20 AM
good poem take care

Fragments (Poetry) - 9/25/2008 7:31:36 PM
How bittersweet, and I sense some regret, but life does move forward no matter what we think or feel. Sometimes we need to accept our faults along with the many good points as combined it is what makes all of us the unique individuals we all are. Continuing the journey through God's love and understanding will see you through the roughest of times... Be always safe, Karen

For Mitch (Poetry) - 9/21/2008 3:15:26 AM
poignant read prayers for you

For Mitch (Poetry) - 9/12/2008 8:59:35 AM
Melissa,...there is so much pain in this write of your loss and I, know it so well when my firstborn son died so long ago. The pain that we must endure as parents is unfathomable and even though time does tend to lessen the truly never disappears. It surfaces when we least expect it as it floods our eyes and inundates our hearts with those gentle images of our flesh and blood in so many brief chapters that we cannot, wish nor dare let go. My heart is in sync with yours now that I know what tragedy you sufferred with the premature loss of your son and nothing I can say shall ever serve to soothe your heart and soul, but know this, I wish only to pray to the Creator for lessening that pain that courses within you and that you persevere through your faith and that you shall come to believe you will reunite with him in a new paradise when our time arrives. Love, Amor

Bleeding Heart (Poetry) - 8/12/2008 9:12:32 PM
Beautiful poem, its so real and perfect choosen words.

Pendulum (Poetry) - 8/2/2008 10:20:38 AM
life is more than simply breathing itís believing we can bloom and grow again Wise words, Melissa. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and blessings to you, Regis

For Mitch (Poetry) - 8/2/2008 2:19:16 AM
Melissa, I felt your pain in each line. May God grant the strength to see you and yours through this ordeal. Peace, Love and Blessings to You and Yours Always, Paul.

For Mitch (Poetry) - 8/1/2008 7:05:28 PM
Oh Melissa, how well you both endure and describe the heartache and pain of the loss of your son. The biggest fear all parents face is the loss of a child. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..... Be always safe, Karen

For Mitch (Poetry) - 8/1/2008 6:23:00 PM
Oh, my, oh unspeakably painful...just unimaginable for those of us who haven't experienced it. May you somehow, someday, find healing, and peace. Words fail. Hugs and love.

For Mitch (Poetry) - 8/1/2008 6:07:22 PM
As a father and grandfather I cannot imagine how very painful this must have been for you. To lose a child is every parents worst nightmare. Hugs across the miles. Fee

For Mitch (Poetry) - 8/1/2008 3:40:20 PM
Melissa, My deepest and most heartfelt condolences for the loss of your son. The pain of losing a child is one that trumps all other pain. I, too, have never experienced this, so I can only emphasize, but that said, you have penned a beautiful tribute in your son's memory. I am sure he is proud of you and smiling on you, every day. Best regards, Jill

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 8/1/2008 2:09:17 PM

I Try (Poetry) - 8/1/2008 2:04:14 PM
So beautiful, so much talent. A very touching write.

For Mitch (Poetry) - 8/1/2008 1:40:53 PM
I am very sorry for your loss and I extend my deepest sympathy to you, Melissa. I can only empathize since I have never experienced anything so painful. Love, blessings, and best wishes to you, Regis

For Mitch (Poetry) - 8/1/2008 1:31:15 PM
Beautiful tribute to your young son. I lost an infant baby girl twice in my life. Hardest pain I ever had to bear. Never thought that kind of pain existed. Sixteen is so young to go. I'm so glad that God has given you the strenght to write about your loss, and with such beauty. Writing, was a healing for me. It helps express what you feel inside, and that is so important. You are so right, he will never be forgotten. It's been years since I lost my babies; the hard pain has gone, but their memories are still with me. May God be with you.

For Mitch (Poetry) - 8/1/2008 1:08:43 PM
(((((((((HUGS)))))))) and prayers; I am so sorry for your loss! I can't imagine what it must be like to lose a child; I wouldn't even want to try!~ God be with you in your time of grief! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 8/1/2008 11:47:40 AM
I am constantly fighting depression, but anxiety I cannot abide either. Right now trying to work on anxiety and not let it get me down. Doing really well on it without the meds to control or help it. I just decided to do it with God's help and on my own and it seems to be working. I need to keep positive at most times.

I Try (Poetry) - 8/1/2008 11:46:09 AM
There is nothing wrong with tears. They are clensing and should not be held back. Too many men think they cannot cry, when they should also. My neighbor was crying today cause her daughter in Flo is in hospital dying of Emphysema, and having a rough time without her Mother. Always there is reason to cry to let out our feelings.

For Mitch (Poetry) - 8/1/2008 11:43:27 AM
Very sad, but comforting too to know that you can write about it and talk about it to his brother's and sisters. So many youngsters killed on motorcycles, I begin to dread seeing them on the road. I know my daughter Kathy 41 is a motocyclist along with her husband and when on the road I worry about her too. Each year they take a trip, this year was to Finger Lakes, NY. too far away for riding a motorcycle from PA. He is with you in spirit always but death is not final, he is up in heaven with God and the angels and doing great.

For Mitch (Poetry) - 8/1/2008 11:08:07 AM
Very beautiful wrote I like it Thanks for sharing :)

For Mitch (Poetry) - 8/1/2008 10:32:42 AM
So touching and beautiful. i'm sorry for your loss, I cannot imagine losing someone that young. I'm a mother too and the pain must be unbearable. May the Lord be with you. Mary

I Try (Poetry) - 1/17/2008 12:41:44 PM
Wow. That was just superb.

Devil's Due (Poetry) - 5/2/2007 12:10:50 PM
I was married to this man and dated one like him too. You are fantastic.

Black Bird (Poetry) - 5/2/2007 11:59:45 AM
I love your work, Melissa. I have been a fan of yours (since Themestream) so long and now I've turned my friends on to your work. You speak from a womans heart and I admire you so much. Jacky

Unholy Bonds (Poetry) - 3/18/2007 1:05:36 AM
There is no end to your mystery and artistry. Brilliant work. Amor

Perpetual Motion (Poetry) - 3/18/2007 1:02:53 AM
I can't say enough about this piece. Beautiful as everything else you do. Amor

Consume Me (Poetry) - 3/18/2007 12:57:19 AM
Romance done to a "T". A most beautiful piece, Melissa. Amor

Ethereal Melody (Poetry) - 3/18/2007 12:54:51 AM
There is nothing lacking in your craft. You interweave lines so artfully. Amor

I Try (Poetry) - 3/18/2007 12:52:26 AM
Well, Melissa, I certainly have not been around here much in the past few years but I am trying to catch up a little & sought out some of your inspiring work to reinspire me. I will have to raid your den to see what you have been up to. Amor

Breaking Away (Poetry) - 2/19/2007 5:45:31 PM
An inspiring write, Melissa. There is wisdom of choice in your verses. Thank you. Love and peace to you, Regis

I Try (Poetry) - 2/19/2007 5:43:25 PM
Powerfully emotive and meaningful, Melissa. I find your poem most compelling. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you, Regis

I Try (Poetry) - 1/22/2007 8:18:36 AM
A beautiful write Melissa WellPenned Love & Peace William

But Words Shall Never Harm Me (Poetry) - 1/21/2007 9:08:15 AM
Ah yes, Melissa, the pages of a book which we just can't put down, nor can we change the story so far because it is written. However, we can change the pages ahead before we get to them..... Peace. Joyce

I Try (Poetry) - 1/21/2007 9:04:23 AM
Ah, Melissa, you have perfectly drawn in words what so many feel!! Are you our soul-sister, our heart-sibling? A perfect rendition of what life is often like, but with ever-present hope that the meaning may be seen. Beautiful!! I visited your bio and your favorite poets and author are among mine. We must have met and mingled thoughts somewhere, sometime, someplace. (:D Peace. Joyce Hale

I Try (Poetry) - 1/20/2007 9:01:59 PM
This one offers such well expressed emotions and thoughts that so many can relate to thank you inspired me. Peace, Joselyn

I Try (Poetry) - 1/20/2007 11:28:15 AM
Excellence in thoughts, Melissa! I love the last stanza. "Yet as I live and breath I try to learn from every tear I cry, to find the message meant for me that I may live as I should be" Beautifully written! Thank you, Love, Sheila

I Try (Poetry) - 1/20/2007 11:14:10 AM
Tender introspective thoughts. Life is a struggle and we must look forward with courage, beautiful poem. Victor

I Try (Poetry) - 1/20/2007 3:26:45 AM
Beautifully expressed feelings that come flowing almost perfectly entwined from heart, mind and soul. It flows well and grips the readers feelings that they wonder what it is made the writer so seemingly distraught. Well done Melissa. Fee

I Try (Poetry) - 1/19/2007 8:36:08 PM
life does tend to place one within thought and show how memories last into years... nice Sun...

I Try (Poetry) - 1/19/2007 8:35:46 PM
i like this

I Try (Poetry) - 1/19/2007 8:29:14 PM
Really resonates. Very nicely done.

I Try (Poetry) - 1/19/2007 8:20:26 PM
I know all to well how these feelings can be. Great write. Pamela

The Trail (Poetry) - 1/6/2007 8:14:31 PM
This is one of my favorites, Melissa!

Pendulum (Poetry) - 7/6/2006 1:33:07 AM
Simply Fabulous!Lady I am a fan!I joined this place because I typed in poetry on aol and it sent me to the authors den, I clicked on your name,and I was absolutely in awe of your writing, obviously you are a Poe and King fan (as am I) because I can see their influence in your words! Please keep writing !Do you have a poetry book for sale?I would love to buy one!Devoted fan,Leasa

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 8/10/2005 6:13:41 PM
hi Melissa! That was great writing. You so need to put more of your stuff on here. :) Sometimes you just need to take a day... it's not giving in... it's just giving back to yourself... letting the breath of air out you've been holding in for so long... and getting ready to do it all again the next day...

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 6/8/2005 3:52:47 PM
I am total agreement with Paul below. This is an excellent piece, very well written.

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 5/3/2005 8:43:30 AM
Simply excellent, deep and so outstanding, felt this one deep in my bones, Reindeer

Alone (Poetry) - 4/26/2005 12:10:47 PM
Melissa, Sublime poetic write ... exceptional; outstanding!! Blessings, Robert

Alone (Poetry) - 4/24/2005 9:41:34 AM
A universal theme expertly expressed and shared through your verses, Melissa. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 4/24/2005 8:21:58 AM
Excellent rhythm and rhyme enhance this emotive and compelling piece Melissa. Paul;-]

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 4/24/2005 7:14:46 AM
Still loving your poetry; hang tough but not literally. xox msj

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 4/23/2005 9:59:12 PM
You amaze me with your way with words.. Have missed ya Hope all is better....

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 4/23/2005 6:51:14 PM
Fine write, Melissa. Many can relate! Must have been the pre-eclipse blues--I was there just yesterday, also. Fortunately the clouds lift, things balance out, certain occurences restore your faith in life and yourself. I think we have the tendency to be strong and push back tears until a damn builds up that needs release...

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 4/23/2005 5:58:28 PM
well done

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 4/23/2005 12:04:25 PM
This flows like a gently stream and expresses a great deal in the process. Well done, Melissa. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis

Alone (Poetry) - 4/23/2005 11:51:10 AM
better to dream alone than stuck in a broken one better to be alone than lonely together better to make present past than trapped in bad weather some times walkiing away is relief your poem is excellent written

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 4/23/2005 11:39:53 AM
excelent write

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 4/23/2005 8:43:37 AM
excellent rhyme in these meaningful verses ...

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 4/23/2005 8:07:45 AM
Melissa, I always love your rhyming. You're fighting the good fight. Never surrender, my friend.

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 4/22/2005 10:13:10 PM
Always exceptional writing from your golden pen Melissa! Never stop writing! Love, Eileen

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 4/22/2005 8:52:01 PM
Melissa, Must have been something in the air, I was in this same place last night! But woke up this morning and "changed" my direction! Your writing has always been able to show what so many feel and are unable to describe. Thanks for posting this!

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 4/22/2005 2:19:42 PM
THIS is damn good writing. I also loved the underlying subject, i.e., that good will triumph eventually. I have to believe that.

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 4/22/2005 12:48:04 PM
Melissa, Love the rhythm, the rhyme, and verse - a very compelling, emotive write ... exceptionally done. Thanks for sharing your inner thoughts!! Blessings, Robert

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 4/22/2005 12:47:29 PM
can you move over?? i am on that page today too! let's be miserable together, shall we, hmmmm?? good write; hope your days become better! all the best to you! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 4/22/2005 11:59:20 AM
We are on the same page huh? Hope your day will be better tomorrow....good luck!! Love Tinka

Sweet Darkness (Poetry) - 4/22/2005 11:38:20 AM
Deep expressions, with almost a tremor. Never give up on your hope, but also never let revenge replace living; enjoy the light of "tomorrow". Micke

Alone (Poetry) - 4/21/2005 6:46:28 PM
it's not easy to walk away but sometimes we have but little choice ... captivating poem!

Alone (Poetry) - 4/20/2005 9:11:10 AM
Tears One is the lonliest number (Three Dog Night) Walk on, walk on with Hope in your heart and you'll never walk alone. Blessings, Joseph

Alone (Poetry) - 4/19/2005 10:41:49 PM
as always: well said

Alone (Poetry) - 4/19/2005 8:13:32 PM
I find great strength in your verse, Melissa. Hang onto that, particularly if this write is autobiographical. Wonderful work. Keep writing, Dawn

Alone (Poetry) - 4/19/2005 3:11:32 PM
As always Melissa , your verse is powerful and beautifully written. I hope if it's personal and you have to walk away, keep that head up and know you are worth much more than any fool who is too ignorant to listen. Love Eileen

Alone (Poetry) - 4/19/2005 2:53:53 PM
You will eventually find how free you are...really. Whether our "Alone" is by a walk-out or death, we do survive. And if you find you are often talking to yourself, enjoy the moment...might be the best conversations you have...LOL...Sprit UP, girl; strong voiced verse! Micke

Alone (Poetry) - 4/19/2005 2:28:49 PM
Wow, I can really relate to this, Melissa. After years of struggle...when walking away would have been excruciatingly difficult.... the time is now right to walk away and it is now so freeing to be walking away from battles best left unfought. Very nice job.

Alone (Poetry) - 4/19/2005 1:34:22 PM
Powerful, poingnant and heartfelt write Melissa. Paul;-]

Alone (Poetry) - 4/19/2005 12:56:02 PM
Excellent write Melisa!! Love Tinka

Internal Corrosion (Poetry) - 4/18/2005 10:12:46 PM
Hi Melissa, Your brother has penned a powerful poem. The system is the system and it is sad. I agree with Eileen.

Internal Corrosion (Poetry) - 4/15/2005 6:54:30 PM
Superb! Our judicial system is a disgrace, it's too corrupt for politicians to deal with, so they ignore it! Only a massive outpouring might help, but I doubt if anyone has the heart to bother. Hope things improve on your end! Eileen

Internal Corrosion (Poetry) - 4/15/2005 2:44:11 PM
well done

Internal Corrosion (Poetry) - 4/15/2005 12:28:35 PM
Well penned Melissa!! Love Tinka

Internal Corrosion (Poetry) - 4/15/2005 11:49:20 AM
Powerful write Melissa...not knowing the vagracies of your legal system, I can't really comment, but I suspect it's as screwed up as ours...but your words speak volumes, more power to your pen this is excellent. Paul;-]

Internal Corrosion (Poetry) - 4/15/2005 10:59:28 AM
tim is a talented writer as well, melissa; i can see where the talent lies! very well done, tim; thanks for sharing this angry, powerful piece! very well done! and melissa: thanks for sharing your brother's talents with us! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(

Internal Corrosion (Poetry) - 4/15/2005 10:49:10 AM
Wow, the frustration and anger really comes through. Well done, Tim. Very sorry to hear of your struggles. Hugs to you and your children, Melissa.

Stolen (Poetry) - 3/30/2005 12:04:52 PM
What beautiful heart-felt, 'tho sad, words that come alive for the reader. I don't want this said of me, so I'm living life to its fullest! :o) Micke Jinks

Stolen (Poetry) - 3/30/2005 12:05:15 AM
So deeply poignant, this makes the heart ache with its beauty, Reindeer

Stolen (Poetry) - 3/25/2005 7:26:06 PM
Chilling but very powerfully meaningful, Melissa. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace. Regis

Stolen (Poetry) - 3/25/2005 5:08:56 AM
I'm speachless! Extremely well written!

Stolen (Poetry) - 3/24/2005 3:47:22 AM
Nice pen with a tinge of darkness

Stolen (Poetry) - 3/22/2005 2:47:36 PM
a fantastic write Melissa Well Penned William ......Peace

Stolen (Poetry) - 3/22/2005 3:37:19 AM
poignant read, well done. glad to see you are writing again

Stolen (Poetry) - 3/22/2005 2:10:58 AM
Nicely done Melissa!! Love Tinka

Stolen (Poetry) - 3/21/2005 5:38:30 PM
A tale of woe compounded by the devilish pain of a broken heart.

Stolen (Poetry) - 3/21/2005 5:33:20 PM
Very nice:) Jennifer

Stolen (Poetry) - 3/21/2005 5:18:33 PM
this is awesome, melissa; so good to be reading you again! very well done; brava! (((HUGS))) to you and the kiddos~ love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :D

Stolen (Poetry) - 3/21/2005 5:08:38 PM
Melissa, nobody does this like you! Wow! You keep it all in perfect rhythm and rhyme which is always an extra bonus for the reader! Splendid poetry! etw

Stolen (Poetry) - 3/21/2005 4:14:46 PM
Powerful and haunting! This is your venue, Melissa. Its difficult at best to create poetry such as you do...

Stolen (Poetry) - 3/21/2005 3:58:38 PM
this is excellent. the fourth verse might read more smoothly with one more word added to the last line ie 'that chokes and silences all her screams'. but what do i know, just a thought.

Ecstasy (Poetry) - 3/14/2005 12:36:23 AM
Classic perfection from your mind's eye to anyone who reads the depth of your works. Always Amor

Crown Of Sorrows (Poetry) - 3/13/2005 7:11:52 PM
Your pen shows no weakness. WTG

Crown Of Sorrows (Poetry) - 3/12/2005 1:02:31 PM
Magnificent! GOD BLESS YOU..........

Crown Of Sorrows (Poetry) - 3/11/2005 7:13:15 PM
Pain. There is pain and there is pain. I think you know what I mean. You have done a masterful job of getting the reader where you intend. Thank you for sharing this offering, Melissa. Love and peace. Regis

Crown Of Sorrows (Poetry) - 3/11/2005 1:18:41 PM
Melissa, Missed You. I always love your rhyme. I admire your tenacity under such pain. I had mine out at 32 and I know how tough it can be on an older person. Not saying you are old, of course. (lol)Hope you feel better. Stay away from the Potato Chips.

Crown Of Sorrows (Poetry) - 3/11/2005 10:00:38 AM
Hope you feel better soon!! You not the only one who wrote about pain this week...I did it 24/7!! Love Tinka

Crown Of Sorrows (Poetry) - 3/11/2005 9:32:29 AM
i hope you are feeling better, melissa; doesn't sound like any fun! i am getting over a bad sinus infection myself, and so is karla; we have both been sick. so you aren't alone. well done! (((HUGS))) and much love, your fellow (sickie) friend, karen lynn in texas. :(

Crown Of Sorrows (Poetry) - 3/11/2005 9:04:45 AM
Yes,well there are certainly all sorts of pain...and usually my poems of this nature do tend to be based more on depression, or depressive thoughts, than any actual physical pain (even this one). But, just so you know, that doesn't mean I am depressed, though I do know it very well, just seems that I get the urge to write more when I'm a bit they usually tend to come out sounding like this. lol...I always enjoy seeing what the reader gets out of my rambles, because I usually just start writing...and just see where it ends up. :) Thank always for reading!

Crown Of Sorrows (Poetry) - 3/11/2005 8:36:36 AM
Melissa, I hope the state of gloom is already lifting. Now, you're scaring of my 12-year-olds is getting a tonsillectomy in two weeks...I hope he won't have an experience like the one you have described.

Crown Of Sorrows (Poetry) - 3/11/2005 4:12:29 AM
lovely work, sorry you have been under the weather, prayers for a speedy recovery

Crown Of Sorrows (Poetry) - 3/10/2005 10:21:41 PM
oh my Melissa, you describe the pain so well I can't swallow;-)This is a superb pieace as you always do and I must say your pain gave it the extra added touch...gulp;-) Be well soon! love, eileen

Crown Of Sorrows (Poetry) - 3/10/2005 9:50:58 PM
Fantastic write Melissa Pain Oh pain won't let go so forget about him continue on make believe he ain't there don't even give him a second stare Thanks for sharing, I know pain William .....peace

Crown Of Sorrows (Poetry) - 3/10/2005 9:28:17 PM
Hope all is better... You've always been superb in your writing...

Crown Of Sorrows (Poetry) - 3/10/2005 8:44:41 PM
I agree with Linda and the pain when I had cancer the last time was unreal but it was by his crown of thorns that I was healed.

Crown Of Sorrows (Poetry) - 3/10/2005 8:16:14 PM
This is PAIN! Remove the preface, and this could be a most poignant write about depression. Well written, Melissa!

The Greatest Weight (Poetry) - 2/27/2005 7:54:23 PM
The crushing weight of depression tempered into depth and character. How else can we grow? Well done!

Cold Heart (Poetry) - 2/27/2005 7:45:47 PM
Powerful and chilling analogies!

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/27/2005 7:40:38 PM
Poignant song of loves speak of him letting you go with tenderness and it's nobility. Yes, it is noble, for such cruelty can ensue at the end of a relationship. The pain is measurebly the same, though. You allow us to feel that pain, Melissa...

Ordinary (Poetry) - 2/27/2005 7:32:50 PM
What wisdom in this poem! "...without the dark I'd find no light...without them both there'd be no me" Amen!

Ordinary (Poetry) - 2/27/2005 11:47:20 AM
Poetry at its best. TY for sharing

Ordinary (Poetry) - 2/27/2005 8:48:31 AM
excellent message culminating in the last two lines ... without understanding darkness and pain there can be no light to gain ...

Ordinary (Poetry) - 2/27/2005 7:02:32 AM
Wow Melissa, this was excellent, last two lines really struck my heart, outstanding poetry, Reindeer

Ordinary (Poetry) - 2/26/2005 9:05:55 PM
Excellent piece of work...BHUWAN!!!!

Ordinary (Poetry) - 2/26/2005 5:07:08 AM
There is nothing ordinary about this's speaks without prejudice.. Wonderfully penned. Lisa

Ordinary (Poetry) - 2/26/2005 1:54:15 AM
Fine piece of work Melissa!! love Tinka

Ordinary (Poetry) - 2/25/2005 7:11:11 PM
The duality Melissa, who knows it better than you?;-)! Fine poem, even with the pain! Eileen

Ordinary (Poetry) - 2/25/2005 7:00:43 PM
"To quit would be to give up living everything I touch or see, without the dark I'd find no light...without them both there'd be no me" Very meaningful verses, Melissa. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis

Ordinary (Poetry) - 2/25/2005 3:54:34 PM
well done

Ordinary (Poetry) - 2/25/2005 3:35:08 PM
Your such a fine poetry writer I have to have that dark to sleep... Don't be gone so long next time Have really missed ya!

Ordinary (Poetry) - 2/25/2005 2:36:36 PM
Well rendered and expressive. I'll have to spend some time reading your works now.

Dreams In Ink (Poetry) - 2/25/2005 1:18:56 PM
And what wisdom is gleaned from all the differant colors and dimensions of light on varied paths! Inspired write, Melissa...

Ordinary (Poetry) - 2/25/2005 1:12:24 PM
The last line is so profound and you are right to quit would mean no you so don't quit.

Heard Softly (Poetry) - 2/25/2005 12:47:02 PM
Exellent, Melissa! Near-perfect cadence and 19th century elegance...

Ordinary (Poetry) - 2/25/2005 12:13:20 PM
its true that there'd be no light without the is a balance between the two and you've captured it nicely. :) -Carrie

Ordinary (Poetry) - 2/25/2005 12:12:13 PM

Heard Softly (Poetry) - 2/20/2005 9:51:12 AM
wow, Melissa, that was beautiful and sad... and very well-formed... I've missed reading you... How are you doing? It's been a while! Hope all is well! :)

Heard Softly (Poetry) - 2/20/2005 1:40:49 AM
Hey Sis! So good to see and read you again.....Fine, fine work....the best of the best.... Now don't stay away so long! ;) Ty, Dani xx

Heard Softly (Poetry) - 2/18/2005 7:31:51 PM
For all the losses I have met the tears that keep my pillow wet, rise up once more to meet me here within this cage of my own fear. WOW just Awesome!

Heard Softly (Poetry) - 2/18/2005 6:23:26 PM
yes, very beautiful poetry, indeed ...

Heard Softly (Poetry) - 2/18/2005 11:30:03 AM
This is a beautiful poem, Melissa. It grabs me by the soul. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis

Heard Softly (Poetry) - 2/18/2005 11:21:21 AM
welcome back melissa, this is excellent

Heard Softly (Poetry) - 2/18/2005 11:17:32 AM
OMIGOD, it's YOU!! MELISSA!! I am sooo happy you are back; you have been MISSED!! WELCOME BACK!! Wonderful poem; very nice! You haven't lost your touch! Well done! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D (((HUGS))) to Cody, Hannah, and Mitchell too! (I remembered their names! LOL)

Heard Softly (Poetry) - 2/17/2005 8:35:24 PM
Most beautiful and touching read!! Thanks for this offering...and wlcome back...been a long time HUH? Love Tinka

Heard Softly (Poetry) - 2/17/2005 7:07:48 PM
lovely work. happy to see you are writing again!

Cody...More Than Down Syndrome (Poetry) - 2/17/2005 6:59:53 PM
Those are three very beautiful children, you are very blessed, Melissa. :)

Heard Softly (Poetry) - 2/17/2005 6:49:25 PM
This does really work well in the way that it flows. A very beautiful poem.

Hear The Wind (Poetry) - 2/17/2005 4:54:16 PM
Reading your poetry....this is such an experience, it gives a moment's indulgence to the thought that I should quit writing. I will never be able to do what you do. Bravo! You are special, Melissa. I hope you know that.

Heard Softly (Poetry) - 2/17/2005 4:49:01 PM
I did a double take when I saw the name;-) A splendid poem as you do so well,good to see you!;-) etw

The Trail (Poetry) - 2/17/2005 4:45:39 PM
Now how am I supposed to walk away and fix dinner and do laundry and etc. when I have just "discovered" such a beautiful and moving poetess? This one gave me a physical heaviness in my heart...I felt the pain and the joy. I will be back to read more.

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/17/2005 4:41:25 PM
This is very touching. Very well done. (It reminds me of a joke that I think is very funny, but I won't share it here and ruin the mood of your page. Email me if you think a little humor might be therapeutic. :) Peace, Fritz

Heard Softly (Poetry) - 2/17/2005 4:35:25 PM
Oh my, Melissa, I loved this! It flows beautifully, much enjoyed. :)

Dreams In Ink (Poetry) - 10/16/2004 8:58:38 PM
Wonderful piece, Melissa. I miss reading you.

Dreams In Ink (Poetry) - 10/5/2004 5:42:22 PM
This is beautiful, Melissa! I've missed reading your work. I hope you're doing well. ;)

Dreams In Ink (Poetry) - 9/10/2004 12:21:25 PM
Terrific..Just terrific! Take Care, Chuckie

Dreams In Ink (Poetry) - 8/17/2004 7:25:34 AM
oh, i like this.

Dreams In Ink (Poetry) - 8/17/2004 5:32:23 AM
Good to see you again Melissa! Thank You for sharing this wonderful piece which I enjoyed. Blessings, Joseph

Dreams In Ink (Poetry) - 8/15/2004 8:57:40 PM
Excellence meets knowledge, and art meets wisdom to mingle and create "Dreams In Ink". A trure FLOWER from the heart of a wise Soul. I salute You, Sublime Poet! Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

Dreams In Ink (Poetry) - 8/14/2004 9:08:59 AM
Splendid write Melissa!! Love Tinka

Dreams In Ink (Poetry) - 8/14/2004 4:11:10 AM
Beautiful write... its good to see you posting again! I dont always comment.. lunch time is too short!

Dreams In Ink (Poetry) - 8/13/2004 8:35:18 PM
enjoyed the read, glad to see you posting!!

Dreams In Ink (Poetry) - 8/13/2004 8:00:22 PM
Excellent write. Well-done! Sandie May Angel

Dreams In Ink (Poetry) - 8/13/2004 7:54:57 PM
Melissa, a splendid intensely felt poem written with your gifted meter and rhyme that is such a joy to read !So good to see you;-)!

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 7/20/2004 7:19:26 PM
Beautiful, sorrowful piece... I love that third stanza "I try to find this source of distance that has grown, that has leapt into the throat with songs of sorrow." It works fantastically... you really feel that distance in the throat there... where are you? I miss your writing. :(

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 5/26/2004 8:50:32 PM
What are u doing with urself these days?

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/29/2004 2:14:22 PM
This touched me to the core. So well expressed. Excellent opening and closing lines; just beautiful, Melissa. I sure do miss reading your work. I hope you're well. Hugs, Tami

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/9/2004 2:57:35 PM
A well-crafted, touching piece - thanks for sharing your inner thoughts!

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/7/2004 8:39:25 PM
There is much truth expressed in this soulful creation of yours and I can relate to it very well. Thank you, Melissa. Love and peace. Regis

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/6/2004 8:34:53 PM
Very nice.

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/6/2004 5:25:17 PM
i always say, better to love and have lost it than to not have loved at all ... escellent poem ....

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/6/2004 12:05:00 PM
This is excellent in every way. From each heart string you pull to the tears that you make run down a face. You took us there and back. You have some outrageously FINE! FINE! images!!! ALWAYS you do. This right here is Dickinsonish to me: "It leaves me cold to know that I can only sayÖ that I have loved and lost and loved and lost again." This ending just ripped my heart out. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL work! I didn't know that something that could hurt so bad could ever be turned into something --BEAUTIFUL---! WOW. Thanks, Emilie

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/6/2004 5:51:43 AM
So beautiful and deeply sad, this touched my heart so deeply this morning, Reindeer

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/5/2004 10:31:12 AM
There is such beauty in these verses that transcends the pain of loving and losing love, warmed only in the sunlight of memory. But you know as well as I, that the sun shall always continue to shine into our hearts and souls. You are correct, you have been away too long, I, too, miss your work. Amor

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/5/2004 7:39:10 AM
I felt this one Melissa...great touching write...lovely glad to see you posting..hope all is well with you...bless you...floria

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/4/2004 11:30:24 PM
This is beautiful..ah love... better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all..not that it ever makes you feel better but I'm sure you understand the sentiments, definitely can empathise with wishes Andrea

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/4/2004 5:50:32 PM
"Sorrow's Song" sings what was felt in the heart on the cadence of the music of love. This poem, "Sorrow's Song" I list as one of Your masterpieces. Healthy Long Life, Poet! Thank You for making the difference, and for sharing Your art and thoughts. Gratefully, Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/4/2004 10:04:17 AM
Beautiful write, Melissa; always enjoy hearing from you! (((HUGS))) to you, and (((HUGS))) to Cody, Hannah, and Mitch! Give 'em all my love! Love, your Tx. friend, Karen Lynn. :D

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/4/2004 9:33:42 AM
Very heart touching write Melissa!! Love Tinka

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/4/2004 6:26:51 AM
a heart touching write, Melissa! I love the emotive effects in this poem..sounds so real.. Debashish

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/4/2004 6:07:28 AM

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/4/2004 3:18:31 AM
Melissa, missed your beautiful poetry. This is quite different for you, I think. I was looking for rhymed verses. Well constructed piece and a pleasure to read.

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/3/2004 6:52:14 PM
Melissa so good to read you again! This is so bittersweet, it makes the heart ache, a superb write!

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/3/2004 6:43:57 PM
I hope this is a fictional piece as well! :-/ but a wonderful write, nonetheless... wonderful emotions and imagery in this piece! thanks for sharing! ~Kari Anne~

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/3/2004 6:35:57 PM
Hope this is fiction. Excellent poetry for sure.. Have missed ya!

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/3/2004 6:29:53 PM
Heart touching, wonderful write.

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/3/2004 6:20:31 PM
powerful, poignant read

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/3/2004 5:59:55 PM
incredibly beautuful

Sorrow's Song (Poetry) - 2/3/2004 5:45:56 PM
How beautifully put, Melissa, and I am sure I will be echoing the thoughts of many other poets here on AD...when I say it was felt deeply by the reader.

Cold Heart (Poetry) - 12/18/2003 4:54:40 PM
Wow, a great poem Melissa, outstanding imagery

Cold Heart (Poetry) - 12/18/2003 8:58:46 AM
Quite nice. Well expressed. Greetings.

Cold Heart (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 5:58:14 AM
Very well written full of emotion, delivered with style and eligance, Respectfully, Sam

Cold Heart (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 5:35:51 AM
very nice thought i was tracking you, but discovered not, so have clicked and i'll not miss others enjoy your work

Cold Heart (Poetry) - 12/6/2003 1:26:08 PM
You effectively convey the feelings intended. Brrr! Makes me shiver. Very well done. Love and peace, Regis.

Cold Heart (Poetry) - 12/6/2003 1:03:52 PM
Melissa, you write so beautifully and the metaphoric sense of this poem is awesome and impressive. The Creator has indeed blessed you with the gift. Amor

Cold Heart (Poetry) - 12/4/2003 9:03:43 AM
... you write enviably well.

Cold Heart (Poetry) - 12/4/2003 12:40:31 AM
the imagery in this poem, slices through the soul ... well done!

Cold Heart (Poetry) - 12/3/2003 11:23:58 PM

Cold Heart (Poetry) - 12/2/2003 10:42:37 PM
WOW this is COLD and well delivered!

Cold Heart (Poetry) - 12/2/2003 9:33:19 AM
Very well written piece Melissa!! Love Tinka

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