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His Presence

His Presence

Another sunrise bursts
In beautiful countryside vignette 
I wonder if his sleepy soul 
Is up stirring quite yet
Loneliness reflects in my eyes 
With sunlight's gracious gleam 
I ponder the meaning behind 
My mind's panoramic dream
 
He’s conjured, as comforting presence
Caressed in morning's light
I reach out to feel his strong essence
To hold with all my might
How could I let go of a love I know
That incites such aching?
In truth's tears, I never dare ask
If his love is worth my heart breaking 

I'm changing, evolving  
Craving security of love's grace
Maybe it would all make sense to me 
If I could touch his face
And look into his eyes 
Searching for answers to help me heal
His presence could be the catalyst 
The proof of love’s appeal 

Until he’s here with me, 
I face the sunrise, and simply feel

 

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Syd

Hi Cherie,
Awsome poem. It feels very personal. 

Best wishes  - Syd xo 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Syd.  Thank you.  I guess you could say all of my poems about love come from a personal place that inspires me....I do not know how to write without feeling an emotional  connection to my poetry.  I am glad you like it.  I appreciate your kind support. xo ;) 

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Syd

I get what you mean Cherie.

You're very welcome  - Syd xo 

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Cherie Leigh

I hoped I was making sense...lol..thank you. xo

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Syd

Perfect sense Cherie. To be honest my comment of "this seems very personal" is quite generic when you think about it, as all of my poems are either personal or from personal experience.

- Syd xo 

 

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Cherie Leigh

Lol..Well, as poets we write from that which we can understand or relate to, or our writing would not feel genuine.  I know many people write very emotional writes that are not at all real stories about their life, but come from at least feeling the emotions behind it that are real.  I do both....but have to understand the feelings behind it, or I could not write it.  that's why I cannot write about serial killers or sports cars.....I know nothing about those subjects to write anything that would feel real.  Lol Thanks, Syd. xo 

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A Lonely Journey

WOW! That's GORGEOUS, Cheerie! 
I was looking for the 11,182 'star' voting button, but it only allowed me 5, sorry. I'm not sure if it would be possible to get any more, or deeper, emotion into that, but I really don't believe so. That really, really choked me up(don't tell anyone. lol). Beautiful, you, and the poem. It's crazy here right now, and it would be really, really hard to pick my favorite lines(though there are many beautiful ones), but the entire poem, in it's lovingness, and heart wrenchingness, and gorgeousness, is amazing! 
Beautiful poetry, Cheerie. 
Love, 
Matthew. 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Matthew....I just might tell everyone how my poem choked you up because that is a huge compliment and especially coming from you.  I respect your opinions of my work.  Thank you!  I know you are having a crazy day at work, so I am even more honored that you even had time to read my poem, let alone comment on it.  I like your kind descriptions of my poem.  Bless you.  Now, get back to playing with numbers and just know you made my dat to take time to read my work.  Love n Hugs, Cheerie ;)   

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Tony Taylor

Hi GORGEOUS!!......I agree with SYD.....this does feel very personal....... it has a lovely melancholy about it..... and through it..... it reminds me of Thomas Campion.... that sort of wishing that manifests between asleep and awake..... where the truth seems to write itself.... where what's deeply playing on your thoughts and mind kind of blossoms into poetic truth...... He was really good at that and apparently so are you......I think that (being a writer of your caliber) you will find that more and more of your deepest concerns about this world and its workings will begin to take over your direction where subject matter is concerned.......I think this is a stunning example of that..... and I'm guessing it was probably a little easier to compose than many others of yours...... regardless, you just seem to bloom, like the poetic genius that your potential suggests in pieces like this!!..... sorry for rambling on.....I just REALLY found this to be quite moving!!......ALL STARS & PINNED!!....... Hugs n Kisses.....T xo. : )

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Greg Etsell

great poem very sad 
it makes want to cry 
bec i know what is going on
i like to hold you in my arms 
and help you but all can do
sit here and pray for you
one day the pain will go away
and the sun will rise agin

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Cherie Leigh

Awww....You are so sweet, Greg.  Just by you saying such a kind gestured message makes me feel good.  Thank you.  Just your friendship and kind  heart is reassuring and comforting.  I am an emotional writer.  Did not mean to make you sad.  You are just very compassionate and that is a great quality in this world.  I always appreciate prayers and believe in their response from God...so thank you! Love n Hugs, xo ;)

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Tony...What a lovely compliment to compare this writing theme of mine to Thomas Campion. I think quite often when I write I am in kind of a dreamy state of mind, wrestling with what my subconscious is telling me and what my awake consciousness feels. It is easier for me to compose what feels natural and a part of my own emotional perceptions of life and love. Thank you for telling me you understand how I think and feel that becomes a personal part of me in my writing.  I know no other way.  Love n Hugs, xo ;)  C

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Jill Tait

Awwww you lost me in your words lovely ❤️❤️❤️

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Jill...Thank you.  I found you...so you are not lost....but I appreciate the sentiment that you got lost in my words....This write is about getting lost in thoughts....lol  xo Love n Hugs

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Jill Tait

Awww luv yes I am back haha Thank you my lovely Cherie 💕💕💕

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Cherie Leigh

Lol... We would never want to lose you on Cosmo for you are a gift.❤😘💕

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Gerard McGowan

Such a refreshing read in these dark times, although sad but on another level, A nice sadness, words that I fall in love with, words that I forgot existed.

Thank you.

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Cherie Leigh

HI Gerard...What a kind compliment...Thank you.  Sadness seems to inspire me it seems.  i always appreciate your support. Bless you.  xo ;)

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GREG TUCKER THE...

Your very talented.  I feel pain but I feel hope. I guess this is what all look for

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Cherie Leigh

Thank you, Greg.  There is always hope...and because of pain I think we look for hope.  Bless you. xo ;)

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Larry Ran

My Dear Cherie,

The Presence of my love
Will now be tested by time
Hope springs eternal

All my love,
Larry xxx

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Cherie Leigh

Thank you, Larry....Sometimes we can feel love even when apart from the one we love...a presence that brings that hope.  ;)  xo Love n Hugs 

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Marion Price

Ah...IV missed being on and reading your beautiful work Cherie, you are so very talented my friend 💕

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Marian. Thank you so much for your kind words. This is one of my poems I'm going to put in my collection to publish. It has very sentimental value to me and it is one of the few this month that I feel proud of. I appreciate your opinions and your support. Love and hugs

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