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Franni
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0 posted 07-02-99 10:19 PM       View Profile for Franni   Email Franni   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Franni

Your portrait belongs in my hallway
In line with my father
In his beaver top hat,
Brocaded vest and frock coat,
Holding his gold Dubie pocket watch
Looking prosperous,
Before he lost the mine at Silverton.

Your portrait belongs in my hallway
Beside my mother in
The chestnut oval frame.
She looks like me in brown taffeta,
Her hoop skirt allowing a glimpse of
Her gold kid high button dancing shoes,
Worn the day she had the stroke
And lost the use of her legs.

She is holding a book she read to me
About a prince in a fairy tale
And I want her to know
You did come riding by
So late...
But you came.

Your portrait belongs in my hallway
Next to mine
So all will someday see
How the flash caught you
Caught me
Smiling like Sunday's children
Suspended in a time
When we were all winning.
© Copyright 1999 Franni - All Rights Reserved
JANNA
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since 06-18-99
Posts 53
arlington, tx usa


1 posted 07-02-99 10:26 PM       View Profile for JANNA   Email JANNA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JANNA

Very emotional and sweet! I really like this one, I can't wait to read more.
Nan
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Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


2 posted 07-02-99 10:29 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Franni - We are truly honored that you've joined us...
This poem is extremely well written and exudes love and sincerity. - I, in particular, am looking forward to seeing lots more of your work...
Wecome Aboard!!


[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 07-02-99).]
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


3 posted 07-02-99 10:35 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Welcome to the family! This poem feels like it should be printed on parchment paper, framed and hung in that same hallway! And your story has a moral - someday your prince will come - even if you have to wait a bit for him!
Red Letter
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since 05-24-99
Posts 92
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4 posted 07-02-99 11:28 PM       View Profile for Red Letter   Email Red Letter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Red Letter

The last two stanzas really tied things up nicely ... Very sweet.

Red
 
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