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sheba57
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since 06-27-99
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vincennes, in usa


0 posted 08-02-99 01:45 AM       View Profile for sheba57   Email sheba57   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sheba57

my daughter called the other day
just to say goodbye.
of course, i didn't know it
at the time.

as i sit and reflect,
i remember how not
so very long ago.
she called and told me
of a man.

"oh, mama," she said, "he is
so wonderful."
i smiled to myself
thinking, "baby, this too
shall pass."

every week she would call
"mama," she would say.
"mama, he makes me
feel so special.
like i'm the only one."

then she called the other day,
and she said, "mama, i wanted
to say goodbye."
"where are you
going," i asked.

she replied with a catch
in her voice. "i don't
know mama, but it will be
somewhere nice."

"promise me, mama,"
she went on,
"don't miss me too
much while i am gone."
"k, baby," i replied, "but you know
i always do."

we talked a little longer
and then said goodbye.
why didn't i know at the
time that she really meant
goodbye?

[This message has been edited by sheba57 (edited 08-02-99).]
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angel girl
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since 07-23-99
Posts 329
within a whisper...


1 posted 08-02-99 07:47 AM       View Profile for angel girl   Email angel girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angel girl

wow, this was really great. i feel like crying. gonna go grab a tissue now.
angel

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hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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2 posted 08-02-99 08:37 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

I enjoyed this poem and I am not exactly sure why except to say I did.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Cinderella
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since 06-23-99
Posts 157
Arizona


3 posted 08-02-99 09:40 AM       View Profile for Cinderella   Email Cinderella   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cinderella

The strength you have within you...what can
I say! The tears flowed...
sheba57
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since 06-27-99
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vincennes, in usa


4 posted 08-02-99 04:31 PM       View Profile for sheba57   Email sheba57   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sheba57

thanks to each of you. i really can't say where this one came from except that i was somewhat melancholy when i wrote it. i don't usually write in this form.

sheba57
JP
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since 05-25-99
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Loomis, CA


5 posted 08-02-99 04:37 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Nil desperandum

JP
 
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