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Nan
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0 posted 09-18-99 11:05 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

While I'm in my family posting mode - I have one very special treat - This one is written by my late great-grandmother, for her daughter, my Nana..... It's the only one of her works I can find - But I'm looking real hard for some more....

MAMA'S POEM
by Alice K. Martin (1878-1967)

When I have left this mortal shore
And mosey 'round the earth no more,
Don't cry, don't weep, don't sob ~
I may have struck a better job.

Don't go and buy a large bouquet
For which you find it hard to pay.

If you have roses, well, bless your soul
Just pin one in my button-hole
While I am here and well today.
Don't wait until I've gone away.




[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 09-18-99).]
© Copyright 1999 Nancy Ness - All Rights Reserved
Julie
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1 posted 09-18-99 11:17 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Nan,
This was a precious piece. How lucky you
are to have members in your family that
write. No one in my family writes except
me.

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Julie
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..."to thine own self be true."
>William Shakespeare


hoot_owl_rn
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Nan.....another wonderful one. My, My talent does run strong in your family.

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
johnt300
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3 posted 09-19-99 12:09 AM       View Profile for johnt300   Email johnt300   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for johnt300

Nan,
I couldn't agree more. What a neat little piece. What wit. More!!!
Tyson
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4 posted 09-19-99 12:52 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Hope you find more...

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Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
~Isis~


DBeth
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5 posted 09-19-99 01:16 AM       View Profile for DBeth   Email DBeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DBeth

Very lovely poem,indeed!


DBeth

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juanita
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Nan, your grandmother must have been
adorable! Keep that poem safe. thanks
for sharing, I loved it!!
Nan
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Thanks to all - Now if I could only find some time to write some of my own stuff...
Pepper
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Nan....what a delightful and insightful woman your nana was....I have enjoyed all the posts immensely.....

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Denise
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Oh, this is priceless!!

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Denise
Justbleu
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10 posted 09-23-1999 10:56 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Nan, I really enjoy your writing!! I agree with the above!! Nice!!

Thank You!!
Justbleu

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Andrew Scott
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11 posted 09-23-1999 06:49 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Words so true. I really enjoy those last two lines of the first stanza. If anybody has ever taken time to write in my family, it is unknown to me. Oh well, nothing like being a trend setter. Thanks for sharing.
 
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