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Who is Saving Whom?

Who is Saving Whom?

His piercing sad eyes hold a history of hurt
Yet his heart stays loving, giving, and alert 
He wears his armor with resilient charm
Hard to believe life chose to cause him harm

He stands with stance of romance despite his plight
Love's heartbeat resides inside my blighted knight 
I long to touch the face of gallantry's shine  
His endurance of pain helps me overcome mine
 
With his devotion's sword safely stored by his side
My own starts to shimmer, with no need to hide
The past of painful cast falls away through each war
When the smoke clears, I'll be here, evermore  

I found him, and he found me, for final dream
Battle scars aside, love's valiant test gleams
He comes to my rescue, I come to his too
Hard to say in this way, just who is saving whom?
 

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Tony Taylor

WOW!!... that was friggin' AMAZING!!..... no words!!...... you just shine in the light of poetic delivery and self-discovery!!..... How I Love you!!...... kisses!!.....T xo 🐧❤❤❤❤❤🐧😊👏👏👏

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Thank you, T!  I will add this poem to my collection to publish.  I did not know you would like this one that much.  That makes me feel good.  I think in a relationship where there is so much love, you want to help that person through their pain...and their is a mutual healing that occurs by doing so.  Love n Hugs, xo C 

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Wayne Stubbs

I concur my poetic brother! CHERIE! That is a very romantic and yet gentle piece, you're in a class of your own! Tony, did you get your msg about the great poet, POE? ☮&💜 sir 😊💜

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Thank you, Wayne!  ;)  I live in the romantic genre and feel always inspired to create new ways to express it.  xo ;)

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A Lonely Journey

Cheerie, 
That is so beautifully romantic! I just loved that. There must be some reason that sometimes the best people must endure the worst('Sometimes the kindest hearts have felt the most pain..."), and you've captured that so magically. You're really a fantastic writer. You can put your thoughts to words so beautifully. 
And you're set of beliefs shines through in the fact that they find each other through the darkness. Awesome. 
You have a wonderful mind! I wish I could live inside there! It would be like living in a gorgeous dream...you don't know what the rent is, do you? ; ). 
Beautiful, Cheerie. 

Love, 
Matthew. 
 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Thank you, Matthew!  Sometimes I think we have to stumble in the dark in life in order to appreciate the light moments.....I have had so many fears and pain in life, and to find saving grace in another is a beautiful thing!  You are always very sweet and supportive.  I don't think you would want to be in my mind, you would get lost in it like a labyrinth with all the confusion...lol..and I think I would have to pay someone to go in there.  But, thank you for believing in me.  xo ;)  Cheerie 

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A Lonely Journey

Ummm, I don't think I would want to be lost anywhere more than there! Maybe there's some confusion, but the romantic loving thoughts at the end of that maze would be the best thing ever. How about I just move in on a trial basis? Maybe $700.00 a month, and I'll do some extra upkeep, like washing your synapses, and stuff. And, if you don't like me in there(too many loud parties, or something), then you can kick me out...and maybe I can move into your leg area, or something. Deal? 
Thanks! I'll start packing! Is there cable in there? Let me know, I don't want to miss the Giants games. 

; )!!!! 

Matthew. 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Lol....That money would sure come in handy, and is tempting, but I couldn't do that to a friend...It would cause permanent damage.  No one can figure out my mind yet. ...and my tv only plays The Carolina Panthers games, sorry.  ;)

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A Lonely Journey

Hey! 
Your mind is gorgeous, and brilliant, and exciting, so I'm moving in, OK? How about if I up the ante to $100.00 per annum? As for the Panthers games, I can be a glutton for punishment at times, so I can probably deal with them(ugh! <-----don't read that, OK?). 

Do you allow pets in there?...like yaks...and herring? Let me know. 
Thanks! 

M. 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

I caught that "ugh" remark to the Carolina Panthers.  Lol...And the only way I could ever allow a yak to move in is if he had on a really realistic horse costume and could learn to neigh.  I hear they are so stinky though and that could be an issue.  Herring?  You went from chickens to herring?  You have quite a menagerie.  I would have to charge per each pet and any damage they cause is extra.  ;) 

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A Lonely Journey

Hey! When someone tells you not to read a particular section of a message, you really should not read it. ; ) 
You know, I think yaks get a bad rap. On Bring Your Yak to Work Day here, many people enjoyed his company much more than mine...and he actually did my job a great deal better than I do it, so...d*mn! So, if you let him move in, I will pay you an extra $0.17 on the 31st of every June, until 2025, so you'll be reaping extra benefits for pet housing. 
As far as the herring, they really don't take up much room, and are quite handy about the place. So, if need be, he could venture into your ear canal with a cotton swab to save you valuable hygiene time in the morning. It's pretty much a win-win for you, and the herring(Fred McMertz), as he loves ear stuff. Yes, I do have quite a menagerie, but I don't wear them too much(unless it's a romantic night). 
So, it's settled! $40.00 every twelve years on the lease, and HBO and Showtime inside your head. Yay! I'm sooooo excited. I've got to tell the manatees we're moving! 
Thank you, Cheerie!! (or should I call you landlord? lol). 
See you swoon! 

Matthew. 

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A Lonely Journey

Hey! Do you mind if I cover the inside of your head with felt when I move in? It's my favorite material(besides crinoline and gaberdeen, but I'm not sure what those are), and I purchased 1100 tons by accident when I was making a pair of pants. 
Anyway, thank you in advance! 
Your tenant, 

Matthew. 

PS. Can I get a loan on the first months rent? I'm a little short. I'll give you half the rent when you give it to me. Thanks! 

M. 

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A Lonely Journey

Landy? 
Would you be adverse to Parrotlegg moving in, also. He's really not a bad guy, he's just mean and belligerent, and hostile...and he only smells slightly worse than the herd of yak. Good, thanks. 
Ummm...he's going to need a loan for the first months rent, too. Thanks! You are the greatest landlord! Hey, can you leave your mind open tonight, so the cable guy can get in? Thanks again! 

Loove, 

Ten-ants(There were twelve, but we sprayed some with window cleaner. We won't charge you though...too much. 
Thanks! 

M & P Tenants. 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Whoa!  Wait!  I did not agree to all this!  Now manatees?  Not Parotlegg!  No way!  I did not agree to all this!  Tenants are suppose to pay in advance, not lean on the landlord.....This sounds all too unfair!  I am shutting my mind to all.  I feel taken advantage of.....It's a good thing I realize that you are just being funny or I would have a heart attack!  :)  

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Gerard McGowan

This is such a epic tale, told in many cultures and languages throughout time, from Romeo and Juliet to Shrek and fiona, I love the idea that the man, burley and strong is the one getting rescued all along. On a deep beating level, all relationship's need the understanding, loving, caring husband, and the strong courageous wife creating one entity.

​​​​​​My wife and I have a telepathic relationship, I can feel when she is sad and she knows when I am hurting, I know I'm going off on a tangent here but your poetry gives me a beautiful sense that I am special, that I am apart of this tale, it casts me into the only place that matters, the NOW. 

Thank you Cherie.

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Gerard!  What an awesome comment! Thank you!  You got it so right about my intention for this write...to show that both the man and woman save each other with their strong devotion and will to help each other....as it should be in a relationship.  Love should be protective and putting the other person's needs first.  I think that is so lovey how you and your wife have that special connection and sense what the other one needs.  That is touching.  I am honored that you felt a part of this tale...That makes me feel so good. Thank you!  ;) xo 

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Wayne Stubbs

What a fantastic, questionable piece 👏👏👏 the ending lingers a forever, brilliant@ 👏👏 well written 😊💜 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

HI Wayne.  Thank you!  It is basically a story of "He has her back, and she has his" kind of scenario, and that will make for a great relationship.  We all have baggage and pain in our past that sometimes takes the right person to move on and heal.  I appreciate your kind support. xo  ;)

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Larry Ran

My Dear Cherie,

Her Knight in shining armour, had battled in life's Crusades;
His scars had been tended to, by many lovely maids!
But then, there came to him a Damsel, so far beyond compare;
A Goddess of great beauty, with long and lovely hair!

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He felt love for her that instant, from his Soul begin impart;
So he lowered down the drawbridge, to his well protected heart!
She reciprocated instantly, her feelings just the same;
Now, they've joined eternally, and she's taken his last name!

All my love,
Larry xxx
 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Oh dear Larry, that is so beautiful!  Thank you for your lovely verses in response to my poem.  You got the intent of two hearts saving each other after many years of heartache and challenges.  Life is so unpredictable, but love is steadfast.  Thank you for your lovely response.  I hope you and Linda are doing well, and Cookie too!  Lol  Much love n Hugs   

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Icarus Flocke

brilliant piece my friend.
i felt every word.

i think in this instance (as far as who is saving whom)
it is a matter of mutual salvation in which each party
seeks to love, and feel love/be loved.

a marriage not only of minds, but union of souls.
as plato once noted "a lover is but a single soul
existing in two bodies.

 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Icarus...What a beautiful comment!  Thank you!  I could not have expressed it more perfectly!  When you love someone, you cannot help but to naturally want to save each other....to take away the other's pain, and in that attempt, you heal yourself in ways too.  Plato had it right....I appreciate your support.  xo ;) 

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Richard Waters

The saving of another comes from your inner belief to put others as a priority, in terms of welcome approaches of positive integrity. The values you hold bring trust in your judgement, as far as the others well-being is concerned. The plans you promote are considered fair and fundamental to constructive outcomes. The listening ear of others focused on your designs is testament to the principled success of your past forays in to uncharted waters !!!  Your refusal to weaken before any perceived risk or threat gives you support and a following prepared to take on board all you offer.
The nature of your driving force garters popularity, when time is of the essence, in bringing about change to benefit all affected by the situation in hand.
You have scored well here, in ways which reflect your caring sharing attitude, giving vent, through your word selection, to well-intentioned core dynamics, to lift hearts and minds.   
Bravo. Keep up the great work. Wishing you all the best. xxx  :)

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Richard...What a well explained analysis of my poem with an inner delve into what it means to truly love someone in a selfless and sacrificing way,  It comes natural to want to save another person when they have your back and show devotion and reason to fight to preserve them in any way.  Your words uplift me and make me look at my work through your eyes in a very insightful perception.  I almost feel like you are giving me a psychic reading with how thorough and enlightening you are.  Bless you.  I wish you the best too and appreciate your positive support and belief in me.  xo ;)  

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