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She lives, she lives!

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 02-13-2009 09:33 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

A poetís mind is like a stream
Meandering across a dream
It flows the way the water flows
And grows the way a river grows

Life and death are much the same
Just christened by a different name
Life has carved a riverís bend
And death has claimed a poet friend

In all the books of age and time
No tender words were more entwined
No thoughts more loving and sincere
No friend was more esteemed and dear

So tell me, death, what do you say
You cannot claim a victory day
The one who died still sweetly gives
Within her verse she lives, she lives!

Her waters flow, her river wends
Around the hearts of poet friends
Her words still travel round the earth
And to new hearts are given birth

Her verses never die, you see
You cannot claim a victory
Her words engraved on screens of blue
Live on and on in spite of you

For life and death are much the same
Just christened by a different name

Elizabeth Santos

© Copyright 2009 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


1 posted 02-13-2009 09:35 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Lady Santos,

this is clearly one of your best, ever.

Thank you, m'friend.



suthern
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2 posted 02-13-2009 09:37 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Death, be not proud...

was never proclaimed so beautifully.

As Sunshine said... one of your best.
gilead
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3 posted 02-13-2009 09:48 AM       View Profile for gilead   Email gilead   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for gilead

"O grave where is thy victory! O death, where is thy sting!" ---Paul, of Tarsus.

What a marvelous testament to the continuity, to the triumph of life!

I am deeply moved. Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem.

art
Titia Geertman
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4 posted 02-13-2009 10:13 AM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

This is about Marge, isn't it and all the poets who will never die, but live forever through their words.
This is so beautifully written, thank you for sharing your poet's heart.

~Titia~

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

Mark Bohannan
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5 posted 02-13-2009 11:30 AM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

This is a tribute that will be ageless on it's own.  Wonderful heart in this and "you" as well.  Beautiful words, perfect form and flow and one to be admired.
steavenr
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6 posted 02-13-2009 02:39 PM       View Profile for steavenr   Email steavenr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit steavenr's Home Page   View IP for steavenr

a very lovely tribute...the air of victory this one celebrates will live long as well...very nicely done
Kethry
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7 posted 02-13-2009 04:39 PM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

She lives! Indeed all poets live on through their words. thank you for your words. I agree this is one of your best.

Always do more than is required of you George Patton

Margherita
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Eternity


8 posted 02-13-2009 07:01 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

You have written this, dear Elizabeth, with a poet's passion and it reaches deep into the heart of the reader.

Yes, she lives!

Love,
Margherita
HelmutB
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9 posted 02-13-2009 11:52 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Beautiful, simply beautiful

The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.  

1slick_lady
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10 posted 02-13-2009 11:54 PM       View Profile for 1slick_lady   Email 1slick_lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit 1slick_lady's Home Page   View IP for 1slick_lady

this just so beautiful !!!
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11 posted 02-14-2009 12:20 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

How absolutely beautiful Elizabeth.  You are so right, they are only christened by different names.

Carpe' Diem,
Mysteria

2dalimit
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12 posted 02-14-2009 08:00 AM       View Profile for 2dalimit   Email 2dalimit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2dalimit

Your poetry is perfect.

Thank you, Melton
Magnus
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13 posted 02-14-2009 09:22 AM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

Thank you dearest Liz.  Your words are so well
said,  No, she will never die and the
precious memories shall always remain.
Martie
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14 posted 02-14-2009 03:18 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Liz dear...you write from such a beautiful and wise heart, so well.  
ethome
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15 posted 02-14-2009 03:22 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Life and death are much the same
Just christened by a different name
Life has carved a riverís bend
And death has claimed a poet friend

Beautiful Elizabeth just simply well done!

Eric
suthern
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16 posted 06-12-2015 01:13 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

You know I have no objectivity where Toerag is concerned - so I'm sure it doesn't surprise you that A Man Called Toerag and I'm Havin' a Toerag Day are two of my favorites from your pen. If I were to be asked to name one of your poems, those two would surely top the list - right along with Pretty Purple Lace and The Day of the Senator. All of them do more than touch me - they mean a great deal to me, personally. But this poem is special... and not just because I love Marge and miss her. It holds hope for all poets - especially this childless one who needs to believe I haven't wasted the breaths I've breathed and the spaces I've occupied through the years and that something of me will live on. Though I may never know the eyes that read or the hearts that may remember, I believe they will exist... for even the least of us poet types. Thank you!
devina
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17 posted 06-12-2015 06:30 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

*Sniffles..miss my mama-bear Marge
hugs too..ty fer the write and glorious tribute to one who wud give *huglets* all
day. sniffs again fer soo many other poet friends.
loved this, glad suthern bumped it from my absence.
huggs
~d


"..But a tyrant spell has bound me,
And I cannot, cannot go.."
~Emily Bronte
'The Night is Darkening Around Me'
Balladeer
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18 posted 06-12-2015 07:21 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I thought I had read all of yours, Liz, but missed this masterpiece. You could not have said it better. You are the best.
 
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