Go Back   Freethought Forum > The Amphitheater > The Atrium

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-02-2004, 01:35 AM
Gawen Gawen is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Burleson, Texas
Posts: CC
Default When it's your turn...

I heard the voice of redemption
For me there is no exemption
I heard the voice of satisfaction
Needing me for benefaction
I started pleading

I heard the bells begin to chime
Warning me oh lord
Don't let this be my time
Don't let this be my time





I was there for you, when you walk through fire
I was there for you, when the flames got higher
When nothing fit and nothing seemed right
Till the very last breath of my life, I was there for you

I saw you slide, I saw saw fall
I kept my pride through it all
You started screaming

When skies are dark, no sun shines through
I know I see the light in you
You stopped dreaming and started believing

In your hour of need
I was there
Now it's time for you to be there for me too

But you're not



Sorry, but I'm feeling a bit melancholic this night. I wondered if anyone had ever felt this way. Can you be there for someone like that again?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-02-2004, 03:09 AM
LadyShea's Avatar
LadyShea LadyShea is offline
I said it, so I feel it, dick
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Here
Posts: XXXMDCCCXCVII
Images: 41
Default Re: When it's your turn...

I am sorry you're feeling down :(

Yes, I have been there for people who have let me down later. I have found that if I tell them what I am going through and what I need from them though, they often will come through. It's not always a matter of them not wanting to be there, but not recognizing that you need them.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-02-2004, 08:58 AM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is offline
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMVDLXXXIX
Images: 18
Default Re: When it's your turn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LadyShea
I am sorry you're feeling down :(

Yes, I have been there for people who have let me down later. I have found that if I tell them what I am going through and what I need from them though, they often will come through. It's not always a matter of them not wanting to be there, but not recognizing that you need them.
That's true - "Wow, I never realised you felt that way, you seemed fine"

Hi Gawen. Being there for someone is not a simple yes/no - you need to be aware of the problems, you need to have sufficient resources yourself (I mean a person in a depressed or angry phase isn't always able to be supportive), and most of all, assuming you have the intention, you need to look after yourself while supporting: not to feel bad if you seem not to be getting through.

Don't know if this relates to the situation you find yourself in.
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur:       :m&ms::m&ms::twix::twix: (rotated 180°):m&ms::m&ms:
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-03-2004, 02:42 AM
Gawen Gawen is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Burleson, Texas
Posts: CC
Default Re: When it's your turn...

Thanks Lady Shea, JoeP. But...I was just remembering...days of old. Every now and then something will yank me back to less then wonderful days. I'm sure you have felt it once or twice yourselves. So I was moved to say something here. Kinda felt better after doing it...yet felt rather foolish doing it too...*chucklin*

Seeya later...*wavin and smilin*
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-03-2004, 03:54 AM
LadyShea's Avatar
LadyShea LadyShea is offline
I said it, so I feel it, dick
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Here
Posts: XXXMDCCCXCVII
Images: 41
Default Re: When it's your turn...

Oh please don't feel foolish, it was a great, if sad, piece of writing.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-03-2004, 02:52 PM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is offline
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMVDLXXXIX
Images: 18
Default Re: When it's your turn...

I imagined Amy Lee (Evanescence) singing it
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur:       :m&ms::m&ms::twix::twix: (rotated 180°):m&ms::m&ms:
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-03-2004, 06:19 PM
godfry n. glad's Avatar
godfry n. glad godfry n. glad is offline
rude, crude, lewd, and unsophisticated
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Puddle City, Cascadia
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMMDCCCXII
Images: 12
Default Re: When it's your turn...

Indeed, don't feel foolish...

Yes, I've been there and bought the teeshirt. I also spent way too much time resenting it.

Then, I was lucky enough to find somebody who _was_ there for me, again and again. For nearly twenty years. And I was there for her...to the end.

Do I ever miss that.

I hope you find, or have found, such since.

Melancholy is a way of life for me of late. I wallow in it daily...it's part of the grieving process.

godfry
__________________
:wcat: :ecat:
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-04-2004, 12:18 AM
Gawen Gawen is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Burleson, Texas
Posts: CC
Default Re: When it's your turn...

I'm sorry of your loss Godfry. I didn't know. I'm hoping your grieving subsides soon. Anything I can do to help........


My bit of melancholia was brought on by self-pity.
I feel about this...*holding my thumb and forefinger close together*....big.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-04-2004, 01:03 AM
Roland98's Avatar
Roland98 Roland98 is offline
dancing backward in high heels
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: where the green grass grows
Posts: MCXLVII
Images: 14
Default Re: When it's your turn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gawen
My bit of melancholia was brought on by self-pity.
I feel about this...*holding my thumb and forefinger close together*....big.
Aww, don't worry about it. Been feeling that way a decent amount myself lately. Happens to the best of us, unfortunately. Just don't let it get you too far down. *lots of hugs*
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-04-2004, 02:49 AM
godfry n. glad's Avatar
godfry n. glad godfry n. glad is offline
rude, crude, lewd, and unsophisticated
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Puddle City, Cascadia
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMMDCCCXII
Images: 12
Default Re: When it's your turn...

What Rollie sez.

Don't let it get you too down. And don't let me get you down. I suspect you'll get your chance. I used to have long sessions like those you described. Then I was lucky... Hey, I wouldn't give up those twenty years for anything. True love is a wondrous thing.

I keep running across this quote. I even posted it over my desk at work....

"Dance like no one is watching,
sing like nobody is listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
and live like it's paradise on earth."

It's been attributed to everybody from Mark Twain to Satchel Page.

It sure beats the hell outta suffering for pie in the sky when you die.

Keep singin', dancin' and lovin'.

godfry
__________________
:wcat: :ecat:
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-04-2004, 12:47 PM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is offline
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMVDLXXXIX
Images: 18
Default Re: When it's your turn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by godfry n. glad
What Rollie sez.

Don't let it get you too down. And don't let me get you down. I suspect you'll get your chance. I used to have long sessions like those you described. Then I was lucky... Hey, I wouldn't give up those twenty years for anything. True love is a wondrous thing.

I keep running across this quote. I even posted it over my desk at work....

"Dance like no one is watching,
sing like nobody is listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
and live like it's paradise on earth."

It's been attributed to everybody from Mark Twain to Satchel Page.

It sure beats the hell outta suffering for pie in the sky when you die.

Keep singin', dancin' and lovin'.

godfry
This version is clearly attributable to Dilbert:

Dance like it hurts
Love like you need the money
Work when people are watching
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur:       :m&ms::m&ms::twix::twix: (rotated 180°):m&ms::m&ms:
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-04-2004, 01:04 PM
Adora's Avatar
Adora Adora is offline
Raping the Marlboro Man
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: MMMLXXXVI
Images: 1
Default Re: When it's your turn...

See my sig.

Quote:
Dance like no one is watching,
sing like nobody is listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
and live like it's paradise on earth.
I.fucken.HATE.THAT.QUOTE! *kills it violently*
__________________
I ATEN'T DED
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-04-2004, 03:51 PM
godfry n. glad's Avatar
godfry n. glad godfry n. glad is offline
rude, crude, lewd, and unsophisticated
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Puddle City, Cascadia
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMMDCCCXII
Images: 12
Default Re: When it's your turn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeP
This version is clearly attributable to Dilbert:

Dance like it hurts
Love like you need the money
Work when people are watching
Heh... Yep, I've seen that one, too.

When I dance, it does look like it hurts.

"Love like you need the money" sounds like my MIL.

"Work when people are watching" sounds like most of my coworkers.

Note that I did not choose the version with the "Work like you don't need the money" because I think that's advice leading to termination.

godfry
__________________
:wcat: :ecat:
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-04-2004, 03:58 PM
godfry n. glad's Avatar
godfry n. glad godfry n. glad is offline
rude, crude, lewd, and unsophisticated
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Puddle City, Cascadia
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMMDCCCXII
Images: 12
Default Re: When it's your turn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adora
See my sig.
What? The bad doggerel?

I'm curious as to how familiar you are with death. Care to enlighten?



Quote:
I.fucken.HATE.THAT.QUOTE! *kills it violently*
Tough noogies. It's now so trite, its everywhere. :P

godfry
__________________
:wcat: :ecat:
Reply With Quote
Reply

  Freethought Forum > The Amphitheater > The Atrium


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

 

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.27204 seconds with 15 queries