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Sunshine
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0 posted 08-20-99 11:49 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Sharing Pillows

You know how it is, you have that special pillow
the one that fits just your head, your way?
Well, there’s a little story I want to tell you
and hopefully you’ll look at pillows in another way.

When you were very young, a child in mother’s arms
she was the one who watched over you, keeping you from harm.
When you would run a fever and be so very ill,
your mother was there fluffing cool pillows, keeping her vigil.

Later a teen were you, slumber parties or overnights
and there soon would be the ultimate pillow fight.
Later a married person, when pillows became a thrill
between the bed’s sheets, carefully placed by will.

Later in your life, these pillows would form
the nesting spot between mother, father and baby warm
a place of comfort, love, and sharing hearts
from which place you’d not want to part.

Skipping through time, where you’re now aged
leafing through your life’s last and final page,
the pillows take on a new and different rapport
as they hold the remains of your inner core.

“So bless me, Lord, when I should pass along,
allow my head to be on my pillow, where I belong.
Take thee my soul, but please leave my essence of life
To be breathed in deeply by my now widowed wife.”

20 August, 1999
©KRJ

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




[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 08-20-99).]
© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 08-20-99 01:49 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sunshine,
You have a very fertile mind, who would of thought of writing about a pillow?
Excellent and true.
Sunshine
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2 posted 08-20-99 03:58 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Seymour, once, when I still lived at home, my mother was making her bed. She took my father's pillow and breathed in deep. I thought she was just wierd [I was 16] until she said "I love the way your father smells." And it took on a totally different meaning. When my father passed away, it pleased my thoughts to think of my mother laying in bed at night, holding, and breathing in my Dad's essence, from his pillow. True story.

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


Colin
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3 posted 08-20-99 04:21 PM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

WOW! Excellent poem! You've taken the message and portrayed it wonderfully through your choice of words. This really spoke to me! You see, I've got a special pillow too *8)

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I believe in fairy tales but then I'm just a silly romantic, what do I know?
Julie
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4 posted 08-20-99 04:59 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

This one is the best. Silly me wrote a silly poem about a pillow the other day. I liked yours MUCH better.
WhtDove
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5 posted 08-20-99 05:35 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

What a beautiful thought! Well spoken..(written). I too have a special pillow. shh!
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6 posted 08-20-99 05:39 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Sunshine: No laughing here but you reminded me I used to call mine Fred and Barney and I still wrap my arms around them now...beautifully said!

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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7 posted 08-20-99 05:45 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

wonderful and creative poem!
Sunshine
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WOW, thanks to everyone for your responses, and keeping this one from getting buried. I'm amazed at the readings! THANKS!

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


Areya
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9 posted 08-21-99 12:47 AM       View Profile for Areya   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Areya

this is really unique and very true as well.
traveler
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10 posted 08-25-99 10:43 AM       View Profile for traveler   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for traveler

A wonderful poem that stood on its own. Your note about your mother makes it so much more dear. The favorite pillow in my life? When my love rests her head on my chest ...
Thanks Sunshine

[This message has been edited by traveler (edited 08-25-99).]
Skyfyre
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11 posted 08-25-99 10:15 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

What a beautiful poem ... and a precious message ...

I agree with traveler ... there is no better pillow than the one that contains the heart that loves you ...



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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")

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Oh Sunshine...this is wonderful! I have always had a love for the way a pillow keeps the essence of the person who sleeps upon it. I have a *special* pillow too..ha ha ha. I hold it rather than put it under my head, though. Guess I just like the comfort of holding on to it while I sleep! (Should I get out my old Teddy??)

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
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13 posted 08-26-99 09:11 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you all for your kind, generous words. Touching your heartstrings is the whole purpose behind my poetry, I'm glad I've touched yours.
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