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Comment 98 of 858, added on October 16th, 2005 at 3:18 PM.

I like many of you came to site by way of The Movie - In her Shoes.. I went
with my best girlfriend.. We both cried and we were touch by the poem by
e.e. cummings... I felt the strength and pain of the words from this poem..
I have a true love I have loved for years now.. we first meant the weekend
his brother died.. (4 years ago) we then visited each other from time to
time.. he is in London I in the US.. 2 years ago I asked him if he wanted
more out of our relationship ... out of life.. He could and would not offer
me an answer.. so when we said good bye that last time I saw him - I told
him good bye forever.. I could not bare the pain of loving someone who was
not capable of loving me back.. It did not last long I moved to WI and
after 3 months I started to e-mail him again.. I could not get him out of
my system.. we chatted from time to time.. but this year we talked more
than normal and he asked me to visit him in Singapore.. I went thinking we
would just be friends .. He came for me at the airport and I could feel my
heart pounding.. I saw him across the room and my heart cried for him.. It
was the most beautiful week of my life.. and the memory will take me to
eterinalty.. I am back in the US now 2 weeks have passed but my thoughts
are of him and Singapore.. I am much like Rose I have a GREAT Job, great
home and so on.. but honestly I would trade it all .. everything -- give it
all up just to be with him - my true love.. peter.. I am not quite sure
what will happen to me and my love but I do know this -- E.E. Cummings knew
my pain and I know his..

Pepper from United States
Comment 97 of 858, added on October 16th, 2005 at 3:33 PM.

This poem is quite ambiguous. Maybe the poem on her IM was meant for you or
someone else. The point is, if you love something or someone let it go. If
it was meant to be she'll find a way back into your life. Just give it time
and be patient.

Hopeless Romantic from United States
Comment 96 of 858, added on October 16th, 2005 at 3:00 PM.

It was 3 years ago on Oct 12th that I lost my Mom very suddenly and it will
be 1 year since I lost Dad. How I miss them. I constantly look for words
or pictures to express my feelings and after seeing "In Her Shoes"
yesterday, like so many people, was touched by the words of e.e.cummings.
Sometimes there are no words, but this time they hit their mark.... my

Amy Zinnen
Comment 95 of 858, added on October 16th, 2005 at 11:31 AM.

How sad that had it not been for this movie (In Her Shoes),I could have
missed this poem entirely. Thanks to the poets for expressing in words
those feelings we hope we have demonstrated through our actions. Actions
speak louder than words...I HOPE--I'm not so good with words!

Marianne Burger from United States
Comment 94 of 858, added on October 15th, 2005 at 11:57 PM.

I didn't see the movie, nor do I read poetry. I had a love that I fear I
will never experiance again last year, I am only 19... Last year my
girlfriend and I parted ways, I'll try to make it short as possible.
Basically we had plans she decided to cut me out of, which totally wasn't
cool. So I told her to either fix it or tell me goodbye, she said goodbye.
Then called me later that night and we decided we should talk. All I
wanted was her back, but for some reason decided I should tell her I needed
a few days to think it over (I clearly did not need those days...). The
few days passed and of course I took her back. After a few weeks, I didn't
feel the love as much. It seemed like it had faded immensely. I suggested
a break. She wasn't keen, but we agreed upon it. A week later I realized
what a mistake I had committed, and asked her if we could begin talking
again, and she refused. She is a VERY PROUD girl (one of those crazily
goal orientated, MUST DO GOOD at school types). Since then (over a year
ago) we've only said a few sentences, "hello, goodbye, etc." I loved her
so much. I have thought numerous times I was over her this past year, but
only find I am mistaken each time. I used to dream about her AT LEAST once
a week, and wake up and begin to cry realizing it was only a dream. I know
I loved her more than she loved me, but I still believe I was her first
love. I don't know if its true that you never get over your first love,
but anyway I'm starting to ramble. Back to the point, I have tried to shut
her out for a year. I have been very successful, for the most part, except
for the fact that I am completely unable to date other girls for more than
a week. There is this one girl that really likes me that would be
considered more attractive to 95% of men, but for me the girl I love is
most beautiful. Anyway the whole point I am writing this, I checked her
profile on AIM and this poem, "I carry your Heart" by EE Cummings is in it.
Should I bother talking to her, or could it just be for a family member as
so many of you have seen it as?

Guy from United States
Comment 93 of 858, added on October 15th, 2005 at 10:08 PM.

I saw the movie "In her shoes" tonight and wept. I lost my Mom in March
and I carry her heart in my heart.

Tina from United States
Comment 92 of 858, added on October 15th, 2005 at 8:33 PM.

This is a beautiful poem about everlasting love. It makes me think about my
daughters, how much I love them and carry them in my heart always.

Luz from United States
Comment 91 of 858, added on October 15th, 2005 at 9:54 AM.

I am definatly not a poem gouru, I was moved by the poem, it was rich and
reminded me on why I should appreciate each day and person in my life. I
shall go buy the book by EE Cummings.

McDonald from Canada
Comment 90 of 858, added on October 15th, 2005 at 9:39 AM.

What a wonderful poem! The way it was read in the
movie "In Her Shoes" was so appropriate and gave
such hope to me on relationships that I struggle
with. It made me think about my daughter, my sister,
my brother and especially my husband. We all carry so much inside us, but
it is what we carry in our hearts that is most important... e.e. cummings
gave me the gift of expressing what i need to say.

Karen from Canada
Comment 89 of 858, added on October 15th, 2005 at 7:08 AM.

What a beautiful peice of poetry. Just saw the movie "In her Shoes",like
the rest of you. I lost my husband almost nine months ago,and my girlfriend
lost hers a few months ago, the poem was so moving it reduced us to tears,
I just had to come home and search for the words and here I am commenting
like the rest of you. How appropriate is this poem when you have or have
had a love with some one that is so deep and on a level that you feel you
only have one heart between you. I carry my husbands heart in my heart so
that he is with me always. Beautiful work

Linda from Australia

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