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**No Room Left** Forum Award: 7.21.05

Post by Tom Watson » Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:49 pm

Forum Award Winner: July 21, 2005
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No Room Left
by Tom Watson

There is a sign
Outside my heart
Hanging on chains of a lonely design,
Keeping us apart.

That creaking noise
Of its slow swing
Echoes loud in a silence of no choice,
Leaving no room for what time may bring.

My heart is full,
Though you may not see;
Packed in a manner cruel
With its space filled to empty.

“No Room Left” it says
For the emptiness
Has filled it these many days
To where its walls strain in stress.

But, for you, I will, just take a look
To see if this vacuous space
Will give up what death took,
And make room for the smile of your face.

I will try to squeeze,
Should you wish, some of this emptiness free;
To allow you to enter and seize
The place it left, and become a part of me.

Now the sign is down…
The emptiness has begun to depart;
The space it left has grown,
Leaving room for love again in my heart.



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Nominated for Poem of the Week on 7.21.05
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Post by Gillian » Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:16 pm

Beautifully done Tom.

Bless you -
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Post by Tom Watson » Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:04 pm

Thank you Gillian..
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Post by AlluraD » Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:56 am

Beautiful expression of love rending darkness.......filling spaces we thought too full of pain or loss...glad to have read this one~
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Post by thief of dreams » Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:55 am

that is just a awesome poem... rockin! hehe ok i dont know why i just said 'rockin!' but uhmm.. yea.. truly a beautiful poem that reads to refill even the readers chest with pride and a smile...
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Post by Spazway » Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:34 pm

Very beautiful Tom. I honestly cannot find the words to express what I felt when I read this. It filled me with sadness and happiness and hope. Thank you for sharing this with us. :mrgreen:
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Post by Tom Watson » Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:40 pm

Aw, thanks Allura...that is very kind of you...hmmm, guess I was left out of the welcoming committee, so let me welcome you now...welcome to the 'familia'..

Hey Terry, thanks man..."rockin" ...hmmmm..yea...a little rockin always help to settle stuff that fills the heart...hehehe

Spazway...thanks for the right on comment...kinda covers it all I guess..

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Post by Tom Watson » Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:11 pm

Forum Award?! Wow, many thanks to who ever it was that gave this...I really appreciate the kind thought... :mrgreen:

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Post by Gillian » Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:51 am

Kudos Tom. Very well deserved.

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Post by Friend_forever » Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:57 am

Awww... this is too beautiful...

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The person who gave you this award knows what s/he is doing!!
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Post by Tom Watson » Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:12 pm

Thank you again, Gillian...you are very kind.

Friend, how nice of you...thanks.

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Post by quillspeak » Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:46 pm

Well-crafted and an emotional read Tom...so worthy of award! My favourite:
My heart is full,
Though you may not see;
Packed in a manner cruel
With its space filled to empty.


:bow: Cheers, Don

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Post by IMSANE » Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:33 pm

Very inspirational...there's hope...a part of myself died and I can't let go of that part of myself and surrender completely to trusting God...I know that part of myself will come back when I am able to let go of it...can I walk away from everything I dreamed of and trust God...What does God have in store for me...Is it better than what I can concieve?...Thank you for the opportunity to read this one Tom.
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Post by Tom Watson » Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:43 am

Thank you, Don, for you kind comment.

Imsane, the biggest problem in this world for us is consciously letting go of the spaces filled with empty dreams...but letting go of a life preserver of our disintegrating world, to grab unto the outstretched hand of our savior brings so much more of a reward...eventually filling emptiness with a calm heart and light in the darkest moments...

Thanks, as always, for your most inspiring comment.

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Post by Debbie » Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:31 am

My dear Tom sounds like God has been doing some restoration with your heart and that is good...your poem brought sadness over me and at the same time a rejoicing for you.
You are a special person Tom...and used of God in so many ways..it is a beautiful thing to see you growing so strong through Him because you have put your trust in Him.. :bow:

Bless you my dearest friend...and congratulations on the award it is so deserving of you to recieve it...
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