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Like most people, I had given up on love. I had reached a point in my life where I believed it didnít even exist. I was tired of being hurt, content to live my life without it, always settling for second best as most people do. But, the strangest thing about love is it finds us when we least expect it.

I have found someone who is doing his best to change my mind about love and life itself. He has given me a priceless gift that I will always treasure. Though we are miles apart and canít be together yet, I wanted to take a moment to thank him for everything.

Thanks for caring, wanting to share your life with me and my kids, for your strength and belief in me, for giving me my soul back, but more importantly, for your love. It has left me speechless, and amazes me more and more everyday. You suggested I submit a poem - so I do this for you.

I never felt I was good enough to submit my poems, even though it has been suggested many times. But thatís the thing about poetry, it doesnít matter how good you are, the rhyme or the reason, it is what comes across the page and the feeling expressed within each word written. Even if this never gets published on the site, it was enough that someoneís love and belief in my talents and me as a person gave me the strength to do this. It may not be the best poem I've ever written, but I can only hope to show you just a little of what you've helped me to see.

Thank you and God bless your mother - for having you.

A Few Visitor Comments

Kas
WOW! I just loved this poem, you are so talented it says exactly what I wanted to say to my husband to be but I couldnt find the words. Now I have and I just wanted to say Thankyou! Thankyou! Thankyou! BRAVO
Paul
That is simply eautiful. im not ashamed to admit it brought a tear.
Craig
I Love You
stacy
That was beautiful; the best poems come straight from the heart!

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What He's Done For Me

For so long I've been lonely
Drowning in my tears,
No one there to listen
Or help me face my deepest fears.
No one there to shelter me
From this world so full of pain,
No one showed me rainbows
Every time I saw the rain.

No one there to give a damn
About my broken heart,
No one to pick up the pieces
Every time I fell apart.
But, finally someone came along
And took the time to know,
All the hurt and pain
That I tried hard not to show.

He took the time to realize
How much I've had to pay,
For every time I gave of me
There was something taken away.
He took the time to look inside
This heart as cold as stone,
He found that there was something there
No one else has ever known.

He found what I'd been hiding there
Brought it out to show the world,
That there was so much love inside
Of such a lonely girl.
He knew what I was feeling
So he set my mind at ease,
Then he did the impossible -
He gave my soul to me.

So, now I'm going to take this time
To say "Thanks" for all he's done,
And hope he knows I love him more
Then life or anyone.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Diamond
THIS IS THE FIRST POEM ON HERE THAT MADE ME GET KNOTS IN MY THROAT AND BRING ME TO TEARS. IVE NEVER FELT THAT WAY FOR A GUY BUT YOU REALLY MADE LOVE SOUND SO RIGHT WITH YOUR WORDS. CANT WAIT TILL I FIND THE ONE THAT MAKES ME FEEL THIS WAY.
nicola
why did i fall in love with my best friend. read the poem. says it all
Irene
I think it was like a really good poem.
michelle
dat poem is TIGHT!
Danielle
i though you wrote a very nice poem and i hope you keep writeing more.
mandy
I too have found someone who lifted me up after a bad fall, and in this short time that we have been together I have too felt my soul return, and my heart slowly open. This poem is the best that I have read, that truely expresses how I feel for him! I print it today for him to read using your words that I could never speak! Thank you for taking the time to submit this, it speaks what I too feel!
Brandi
Wow! I just wanted to say that is a good poem. YOu know what to right about because its coming from the bottom of your heart how you feel about someone. I liked your poem a lot it relates to a guy i'm thankful for but i just wanted to comment it was really good. And I hope you did give that poem to him
michelle
wow what can I say, this just left me speechless, it garbbed my heart and dont think it will ever leave, its my past and whats happened to me, thankyou
Vickie
This poem spoke to my heart and expresses the same feelings I have had. I am very lucky that I have found such a person that took the time to really see me and love me for me. Jewel writes from her soul and my life is therefore enriched.
melissa
thank you for this poem it is everything i feel and think, it's as if you read my mind and wrote a poem for my own thoughts. I wish i had the talent like you to write my emotions so clearly.
tiffany
this poem touched my heart because. it made me cry, it reminded me of my ex-boyfriend Dusty, he still from this day helps me out when i am down, he would do anything for me.
chanda
I love your poem! It brought me to tears! Keep doing what u do! God Bless U!
Crystal
My boyfriend and I are going through a few ups and downs and this poem puts my thoughts in a straight line. I have been through so much in the past and my boyfriend is so patient and careing and always reasuring me that he loves me and that he will always be there. This is a great poem.
michelle
This poem I think was awesome. I just met this guy 3 months ago and the way this poem talks about that person inside is the way i feel and he truely did the same for me. Very touching.
Amanda
I really liked your poem, even though, no one has come into my life, yet. I have been waiting though. I hope I can find someone to share this poem with. You really did a great job with it. Keep it up!
Crystal
This poem is really buetiful. And this remindes me of my boyfriend. and know I thank you for this wonderful and emontial poem. Me and my boyfriend are closer and know I love him until I die. This made me love him more and I realized that thats what he done for me!
Kirtika
This was a very touching poem. I loved it.
Megan
AWESOME~ this poemis the best! i only hope to one day to be able to say the same thing!
vivian
your poem is a really touching. you have real talent and i hope you submit more poems for everyone to enjoy.
Shon
I would like to start off by saying, it's so good to know there are other people going through the same things we are. I felt the exact same way about a year ago, when i met the love of my life. I have three daughters from 2 previous relationships. I prayed for a son all three times. I found out love was real when i met Maurice, the love of my life and the father of the son i've always wanted. your poem really touched me, and i'll be sure to share it with him. Thank You, You gave me just what i needed to tell him how i feel.
Jessica
This poem is so beautiful to me. I always feel that i have no one to care for me when I needed help with my problems in life. That was until I met a new friend. He helped me every way he possible could. Without him I would be lost. I love him so much. He is like a brother to me. I wouldn't want to ever lose him.
jen
your poem really touched my heart and made me think of the good man i found and the things he has done for me
val
A beautiful poem, so many people look for that one special person in their life and seem to never find it. But sometimes when you least expect it the love you have searched for all your life can suddently appear. I know this to be true. So to all of you who have been searching for your true love, dont give up - it can happen.
Katie
Beautifully written. Beautifully said.
Steph
I REALLY LOVE YOUR POEM, JEWEL!
crissy
i really loved your poem, i made me think about how much someone did for me and that i have never really thanked him for giving me the something i thought was lost, he gave me myself back.keep waiting girl you have a way with words and away to express what some of us have felt or our feeling now
pashen
I was simply beautiful, reminds m of myself and what i hope to find one day
Debs
My word, never has a poem affected me so much and brought me to tears like this did coz, you see, it could have been written for me! I met my partner online whom I love and cherish with all my heart and this poem is how I would describe him and our love for each other.
nazak
Your poem has given me hope, hope of someday finding a guy like that. Thank you and please keep writing it was beautiful.
JK
Absolutly wonderful.
Michelle
Fantastic, totally sums up how i am feeling towards my partner
Stacy
I looked and looked for that right poem to send to the one who has truly showed me more than anyone in my life, and I found that in "What he's done for me". No one has never taken the time to allow me to be me. It was alway's them that had to be first, and there feeling's that mattered. What my boyfriend has done for me is show me that I do matter and so do my feeling's, and that made it possible for me to unbury all the hurt and pain so that I can love again and that there is such a thing out there as LOVE!
Chelsea
Great poem!
Kristie
I LOVED YOUR POEM! it is exactly how i feel for my boyfriend!
Tonya
This poem is awesome, It brings us into her mind and let's us know how she is feeling. I Love it!
Charisma
wonderful penned.
Jewel
It was December '99 when this poem was posted here on Passions. It wasnt until tonight, 11 months later, that I realized I could read everyones comments about this poem. I had no idea I would touch people's lives with what I thought was on of my "simpliest" poems. I was always told by friends and family that I had a special talent for writing, especially poetry. It wasnt until tonight that I believed what they have tried to tell me all these years. What each of you wrote touched me deeply and brought tears to my eyes! To say "Thank You" would be putting it mildly. I will indeed continue to write and post here on Passions, and hope that those poems will be enjoyed as much as this one. Thanks again to all of you, God Bless, and may you indeed find that "special someone."
Tiara
This poem is beautiful. This is exactly how I feel for my fiance. He's changed my life so much in the past 2 years. Keep writing!
J
Jewel, never hide your gift from God to touch people lives with your words and your feelings. Such a rare gift should never be wasted. Our world is your canvas and your words the colors. Always close...
Christie
that was simply awesome and extremely well written. you deserve a medal or something for that work. needless to say i loved it!
Classy
Jewel, you truly have the gift of expression. I have someone in my life today that reflects the same level of loving that you write about. He lets me know I am not alone. Thank you for your gift of words and for helping me to realize all that I have. I will watch for more from you. God's Blessings Always, ~Classy~
TrAcY
i LiKe YoUr PoEm aLoT!!! EXceLLeNt WorK DeR...!! YeR PoEm HaD tOuChED mAh hEaRt...=)...
barbie
touched my soul
Kimberly
I am currently suffering from depression and the only one that stays by my side and keeps me strong is my wonderful boyfriend. I totally felt the entire meaning of this poem. KEEP WRITING YOU HAVE A GIFT
Marla
I have a hard time saying outloud how I feel inside. When I read this poem my eyes feeled up with tears. There is someone in my life that has done exactly this to/for me.
Donna
Excellent- says just what I want to say to my significant other Thank you!
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