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A look at suthern - for Blondie

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suthern
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0 posted 09-16-99 02:50 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for suthern

Who is this woman
Who stares back at me?
Iíd call her pathetic
But my friends disagree.
Born in the country
Hick to the core
Through avid reading,
I learned there was more.
Brains but no beauty -
I didnít fit in.
My yearning for learning
Was considered a sin.
Married too young
Knew Iíd made a mistake
Within twenty-four hours.
Eight years it would take
To give up and move onÖ
A mostly celibate life,
Never again close
To being anyoneís wife.
No kids of my own,
Four times a godmother...
Much of life spent
Wishing mine was another.
Depression once gained
A smothering grip.
But I somehow survived
Now rejoice in each sip
Of water or wine
Or Fosterís fine beer.
Each swallow celebrates
The knowledge - Iím here!
Iím sort of an old maid
At home with my cats.
Most times Iím content
With just being that.
Iím still not inclined
To cut myself slack.
I focus on failures
And attributes I lack.
My wallet is empty,
My wealth found in friends
Who stand by me, love me
Come to my defense
From my own assessment.
In them, I am blessed.
They support, they encourage,
Theyíre simply the best!
My love for the Toerag
Is pretty well known.
Iím so grateful for him
For that man has shown
Me how to smile
When the going gets tough.
If I donít deserve heaven
His friendshipís enough.
Iím daughter, Iím sister,
Iím friend and Iím aunt.
I know what I can do,
Accept what I canít.
I canít say that I always
Like what I see
When I look in the mirror
But hey... thatís just me!
© Copyright 1999 suthern - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 09-16-99 02:55 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

well, blondie, I was wrong, I said I could write a better poem about suthern than she could......

suthern this is excellant. You have captured you, and very well too, I just love this! your honesty and your caring comes out so clear, and yes you are too hard on yourself, but hey, that's why you have us huh? so we can lift you up!

and you were braver than me, you did it in first person *s*
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2 posted 09-16-99 03:02 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

I knew this lady for nearly a year before I met her....and she is a class act...Regardless of her opinion of me.....(people have opinions all this time yanno)....her talent, intelligence, her caring, her kindness.....are unmatched!
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3 posted 09-16-99 03:07 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

yep gonna ditto toe on that one, well except for the part about knowing her a year, and the part about meeting her in person, oh yeah and the part about her oppinon of toe...well if you want to be picky and technical, I am not dittoing toe, but she is wonderful
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4 posted 09-16-99 03:10 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

You might not always like what you see, Suthern, but we do! Hugs!

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

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5 posted 09-16-99 03:19 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Toerag: My opinion of you would be absolutely accurate if my vocabulary was only extensive enough to adequately describe how wonderful you are!!! *G* I hope you like the poem, sweets... my pen had been dry for years before your encouragement filled the cartridge... thank you!

Lovey and Elizabeth: Thank you!!! (I'm glad to see you backed off THAT ditto, Lovey... we can't have an O&O dittoing that my opinion might be in error! LOL)
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6 posted 09-16-99 03:24 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

well as it is officially a nonditto anyway I needn't take it back, but what I meant was that I didn't ditto toe's opinion that your opinion of him was just an opinion....I mean after all, I am the next in line....*g*

got that opinion stuff all straightened out now? *eg*

great poem girl, I love it!

[This message has been edited by Iloveit (edited 09-16-99).]
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7 posted 09-16-99 09:06 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is very good, Suthern! Glad to meet 'ya!

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Denise
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8 posted 09-16-99 09:07 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

suthern I have to admit this really touched me. Great way to show who YOU are! I'm seriously impressed my this piece...work of art. I think your a great woman, and if you ever feel like you need a daughter, give me a call
Think you would be a great mom!
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9 posted 09-16-99 09:31 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I liked this very much. An honest look at yourself, except for leaving out that you are a great lady and wonderful poet! Sometimes we are our harshest critics...and all for naught - we accept you for what/who you are.
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10 posted 09-17-99 03:58 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Suthern: Wonderful, caring, honest AND beautiful...yep, just thought I'd slip that last attribute in?...

BIG Husg

ILoveit: ROFL @ Ditto that wasn't...

HUSG

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

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11 posted 09-17-99 04:36 AM       View Profile for JTF   Email JTF   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for JTF

WOW Auntie ! ... I wish my English were good enough to tell you how I felt reading it ... ... I'm proud to be your "nephew"

HUGS

Pssst, you think I should mention to your fellow O&O the typos she made ?
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12 posted 09-17-99 07:09 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

dsnyder, PDV, RG & JTF: Thanks for your kind comments on the poem and its subject! *G*

Blondie: I honestly didn't think I could write "on command" and was going to hide and just enjoy the other poems from your challenge.... but I took a walk and the words started nagging... thanks for pushing me!!! (And I'm a Mother Hen... does that count? LOL)
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13 posted 09-17-99 07:31 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

This little chick says Mother Hen counts a lot...it's nice having a wing to shelter under..

HUSG

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

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14 posted 09-17-99 08:02 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Suthern you have done a great job! We are our own worst critics. Didn't mean to copy from above but she's right! I'm glad it nagged you so we could get to know you! Thanks for sharing!!!
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15 posted 09-17-99 09:50 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

hmmmm.... did anybody else notice that not once did Belle say she was a blonde??? She's said it lots of other places, though. I think she's a BOTTLE BLONDE. Yeah! That's it! As for the poem. Very nicely written, Belle. Its a privilege knowing you.
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just you..and that's all we ever want. Beautiful! xoxo

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*shadowy-one*
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17 posted 09-17-99 10:03 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Thank you WhtDove, Shadows, and LJA... and sailor... I never said I was telling ALL! LOL. But I'm blonde by God, not Clairol! LOL
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18 posted 10-26-2000 02:46 PM       View Profile for jlocke   Email jlocke   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jlocke

Let me just say you've done an excellent job at letting us know a little of you.  Can't wait to learn more.

Love is the law, love under will.
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19 posted 02-20-2011 06:21 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

I agree with Toerag; you are a class act, my friend.  What a lovely lady to know.

quote:
Now rejoice in each sip
Of water or wine
Or Fosterís fine beer.
Each swallow celebrates
The knowledge - Iím here!



I am so happy that you remain here.

xoxoxo
Alison
 
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