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The Orphanage

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RainbowGirl
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0 posted 09-21-1999 05:12 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

The big oak door stands before me
neither open nor closed
but ajar
enter or not
be friendly or caring
or be a stranger
Multitude of faces
some smiling
some crying
some needing
some not even trusting
anymore
I walk through the door
pushing it open
never knowing
who will still be there
children in care
Dormitories
devoid of possessions
mostly bare
but eyes that smile
still alive with hope
eyes that stare
will 'I' be the one
to give them love and care?

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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.

© Copyright 1999 Cindy Jones - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 09-21-1999 05:19 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

And you will... again and again!
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2 posted 09-21-1999 05:19 PM       View Profile for jewl   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for jewl

I really loved this..it was beautifuly written.
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3 posted 09-21-1999 05:37 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Suthern: Yep, that I will...

HUSG


jewl:..Thank you...I can tell you, there is nothing quite like the experience of dressing for a date with a 5 year old boy..

HUGS


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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.

Iloveit
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4 posted 09-21-1999 05:48 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

wow, dressing for a date with a 5 year old boy, that statement packs almost as much wallop as the poem does, love them both, love you too!
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5 posted 09-21-1999 06:02 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Iloveit

But I left the best bit out....the kiss!..Ever had a pair of arms that can't quite span your waist or when you have to bend so little arms can go round your neck but I do know that most will have heard the words.."I love you", but maybe not quite like these were heard...made me cry...so innocently said but with such total love....yep, I'm in love...

Love you too...

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.



[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 09-21-1999).]
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Rainbow....Yes, I definately think you will be

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
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7 posted 09-22-1999 03:51 AM       View Profile for JTF   Email JTF   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for JTF

of course you will sweetheart ... and imagine what's going through the heart of this little boy ... expecting the date with his good fairy ... you're his only ray of sunshine ..
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8 posted 09-22-1999 11:02 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Hoot: Thank you, I do love children, always have done, they're such wonderful little people..

Hugs

JTF: Well, what went through his mind was "can I have another burger?"..Does your car really play cd's? and finally, "can I have another icecream?" (that was his 2nd)..bless him..

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.

Toerag
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I've dated the most wonderful gal in the world....many times....All the hugs, the kisses, (some with Ice Cream attached), taken her out for dinner, to the show, (never the Spice Girls again though), and I'll have to admit....the best dates I've ever had were with my little girl. The "I love you's" are so genuine, the hugs are so warm, the looks received from eyes so blue give chills...And, there's one thing that will cure one of them morning erections quicker than "the act"....and that's to roll over in bed to play with the wife, and two big blue eyes meet ya and say; "Da-Da"........and that too is a wonderful experience!!!
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10 posted 09-22-1999 11:18 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I have used the phrase of wanting to be "half the man my dog thinks I am" before but it pales in comparison to being "half the man my small child thinks I am". Wonderful writing, Rainbow.
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11 posted 09-22-1999 01:56 PM       View Profile for moonmoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for moonmoon

Yes Rainbow, well written...Nothing can beat the angelic company of a child...

Thanks for the read..
Isis
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12 posted 09-22-1999 06:37 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

RainbowGirl, a beautiful tribute for the children. I was in an orphanage myself for four months, though I don't remember only being a baby. I'm glad those children have someone as special as you in their lives..they need all the loving they can get!

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A hero is a man who does what he can.
~Isis~
(The Fragile Rose)


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Toe:

Can't say I have experience of the latter part of your post, you know the bit that goes up and then deflates..*g* but I can associate with the icecream...LOL

Hugs darling, thanks for sharing another part of you, makes you all the more special..

HUSG


Balladeer

Half a man??, not in my book sunshine...my thoughts will be with you..

HUSG


moonmoon

Thanks, did I say angelic??..*g*..of course they are, even when they're not...

HUGS

Isis

Well, sweetheart, I really don't know what to say here...I hope you found love, happiness and security, and no matter your current circumstances, remember that if you reach out, there are always arms to hold you, although they may not be tangible...

HUGS

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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 11-30-1999 09:50 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

See, RainbowGirl - Two hearts reach out and touch ... knowing full well ... the other needs our hugs.

You are just wonderful !
Love from your friend, ~Marge~

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