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Earning a Living

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For a short period in our marriage of over thirty seven years I earned about two-thirds of the income.
I didn’t set out to do this it just happened this way. I was a Specialist in the Army. My husband was a nursing student and he was being helped to pay school and living expenses through the Veterans Administration.

My husband never complained ...

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LoveMoneySharing

Brick Wall

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I've built a
wall around
myself.

I keep even
my loved ones
out.

They are hurt
and think I
am mad at
them.

No, I just don't
want to bring
them down.

I don't want
to make them
depressed too.

Shirley Smothers

 

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BrickLoveWall

My Whole Heart

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You have my whole heart
Will till the day that I die
And forever more

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foreverheartLove

Daddy edited poem

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My brother

called you back

from the edge

of death.

 

But you were

in so much

pain, and you

had suffered enough.

 

We said good bye,

My Mother, My sister,

My brother and I.

 

We held each

other and

we cried.

 

The day that

you left us.

The day

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The One I Love- 15 word poem

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Look into

my eyes.

 

The sparkle

you see

in them

is my

love for you.

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The One I Love

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If ever you

doubt my

love,

look into

my eyes.

 

The sparkle

you see

in them

is my

love for you.

 

If ever the

sparkle diminishes,

do not fear.

 

My love

is not

gone.

Only that

my health

has diminished.

 

 

A little late for valentines,

b...

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happinesslove

He Didn't Care

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On the day of her death

he didn't cry.

Everyone said

"He doesn't care!"

 

On the day they laid

her to rest

he didn't cry.

Everyone said

"He never loved her!"

 

On the one month anniversary

of her death he was found

lying next to her grave.

An empty bottle of poison

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Deathemotionslove

My Lifeboat

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The whirlpools of loneliness

were pulling me down,

you were my lifeboat.

 

With all my effort,

I forced myself

to push towards you.

 

Your kisses, your smiles

your touch saved me

from my lonely life.

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