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Reluctant Giving

by Mary -BrytEyz- Ball (Age: 47)
copyright 08-22-2001


Age Rating: 7 +

(My take of the old saying, "If you love something, set it free..." but from a man's point of view. Does that make any sense? LOL)

Yes, I'll set you free, let you fly like a bird
And let you believe all those lies that you've heard
But if you come back, then I guess you were mine
I'll have all I lack, found all there is to find
If you don't return, you were not mine to have
For THAT painful burn, surely there is no salve
Without you my dear, life's just pup-tent living
Have no fear, because it's reluctant giving

This may seem easy, but don't let it fool you
Nothing would please me like staying close to you
Please don't think that I won't always care
Without you I'll sink to the midst of nowhere
I'll do what you say, it's really no bother
I'll give you away, though I'm not your father
Without you my dear, life's just pup-tent living
Have no fear, because it's reluctant giving

So tell me your tale, all of your fantasies
Hopefully you'll fail and come right back to me
I know that's not nice and shouldn't be said
But it's no lie, merely what's in my head
So go on to him if it must be this way
For he might not win or even have a say
Without you my dear, life's just pup-tent living
Have no fear, because it's reluctant giving






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        06-02-2010     Leigh Gilholm Fisher        

Very nice! You did an excellent job of taking an old saying and adapting it into a full sized poem. You wrote this very well, and captured a deep meaning many people don't catch when they hear the simple saying. Great work, Mary, as always!


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        06-19-2005     Anthony Lane Stahlhut        

I don't know if I would be so eager to let you leave. I mean that if you did not want to be with me, I guess I would have no choice. I would do something very romantic and then the other guy wouldn't have a chance! I know it doesn't work that way, but it was my fantasy...Oh no, it was yours, guess that means it's your choice! Anthony

        04-01-2001     Mary -BrytEyz- Ball        

These were what I assumed to be the thoughts of a loved one once when he "let" me go to find my place in life and my heart. I knew he loved me, I thought I might love him. I wasn't sure. I cared for another tho. I went to go on a date or two with the second person, and the first let me go with no jealous fits or guilt trips. He let me know he loved me and wanted nothing but happiness for me. If that meant with him, great, if not... he'd still be my friend and be there for me to talk to. I felt he was hiding much more than he spoke to me. He said he felt at home with me, like our friendship was a house. He let me know he felt complete and happy when with me. He never said the above words... but I somehow felt they were his thoughts regardless. Well, anyway... that's the story behind the words.



        04-01-2001     Beverley McInnis        

Hmm...read this a couple times. Intersting poem.




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