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The gift you left

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Lucie
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0 posted 08-17-99 11:18 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lucie

So many things you gave to me
from birth until you passed.
Your morals and your humor
these things will always last.

It wasn't all the worldly goods
you left me when you died.
That keep you closest to my heart
its the poetry you left inside.

You see I truly understand
that a poet passes on.
Usually the words are meaningless
until the day they're gone.

The words you left I hold so dear,
the most cherished of my possessions.
The rhyming of a lonely heart
lost loves and soul confessions.

The "items" you left I've lost and broke
they've all been thrown away.
Material things don't last that long,
but a poets words will always stay.

The gift of poetry you've given me
I'll keep it till I'm gone.
I'll teach it to my children
then pass the gift along.
© Copyright 1999 Lucille Dobbins - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 08-17-99 11:44 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

This is very touching - and how true! Thanks for giving this to us to read.
Sue
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2 posted 08-18-99 02:32 AM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

This touched me, it made me think of my father.
elvira
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3 posted 08-18-99 04:04 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

well said, Lucie...how lucky you are to have grown up in a poetic family and how nice to know you are passing it on
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4 posted 08-18-99 10:40 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Great poem, Lucie... what a wonderful legacy!
Sunshine
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5 posted 08-18-99 11:28 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Makes me wish I had written this one. Well done.

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Nan
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6 posted 08-18-99 05:25 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Very nice, indeed........
Delores Hall
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7 posted 08-18-99 09:32 PM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

That was very nice.
DARILYN SUE
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8 posted 08-19-99 12:14 AM       View Profile for DARILYN SUE   Email DARILYN SUE   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for DARILYN SUE

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL ONE. YOUR MOTHER WOULD BE SO PROUD. I CAN JUST SEE HER SMILING ON THIS ONE FROM UP ABOVE. MEMORIES ARE A WONDERFUL THING.
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