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Lucie
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0 posted 08-17-99 05:53 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lucie

Patterns of shadows that dance on my face
fill the halls of my memory.
Like the swaying of leaves that dance with the wind.
Yet the roots grow much deeper in me.

The images that flash on each page in my mind.
I'll hold in my heart till I die.
Then the spirit of each of my family that's passed
will fade like unique clouds in the sky.

With each year that passes a face is erased
from the pages of memories to come.
The people who once meant so much to me,
in future will mean nothing to some.

Each laughs at some Great-Great-something to them,
just a faded face on a Kodak in time.
And the saddest thought that I've ever had
is that someday the face will be mine.

[This message has been edited by Lucie (edited 08-17-99).]
© Copyright 1999 Lucille Dobbins - All Rights Reserved
WhtDove
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1 posted 08-17-99 07:56 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Sad to think about, but so true! You did a good job! Good thing we have those Kodak moments!
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2 posted 08-17-99 08:35 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Chills, Lucie. I've got 'em. A wonderful piece of work. I love it.
pen of passion
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3 posted 08-17-99 09:56 PM       View Profile for pen of passion   Email pen of passion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pen of passion

Wow!
Lucie
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4 posted 08-17-99 10:19 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Thank you much for your comments.. they warm my soul.
poetFemmeFatale
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5 posted 08-18-99 02:00 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I agree with 'ol Balladeer here - chilling...You know, I've had this very thought before, myself? I often think along this line, when I'm walking out through an old graveyard - you see the older tombstones, where the dead were gone more than 50 years or more, and you can't help but wonder who they were....and it's sad to see their graves unkept, and no flowers on them - as the others have many.....already forgotten, they are. Very moving piece you have here....fabulous actually...!

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"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

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6 posted 08-18-99 03:00 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I was at a conference last week and one of the sessions was about the reasons people give to philanthropic organizations... The speaker asked everyone to raise their hands if they could give the FIRST name of all 4 of their grandparents... and almost everyone raised their hands. (It was a roomful of researchers... I would have expected everyone to have their hand raised! LOL) When he asked everyone to keep their hand raised if they could give the first name of at least 3 of their 8 great-grandparents, many hands went down... and he said that in the general population, there wouldn't have been many hands left raised... people are forgotten within a couple of generations. Good poem, Lucie!
Toerag
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7 posted 08-18-99 03:06 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Great work Lucie...and so true....but ya gotta remember....."ya don't know how great ya look till ya had your picture took!"....Olin Mills.....(not that one....one that lived on a small farm in Georgia)
Lucie
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8 posted 08-18-99 04:09 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Ha Ha.. your right.. have you seen some of the hairdo's back then.. wish I could be around to hear what my great-great's say about my style of dress.. of course they will be wearing strings by then and have kidney piercings and elbow rings..haha
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