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A True Reminder When Needed

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Isis
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0 posted 10-14-1999 01:51 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis


I was beginning to lose my faith in mankind,
My feelings were not understood,
People were just blind,
No one wanted to help even if they could.

I used to believe that all you give out,
Would come back to you some day,
But when I needed some comfort,
No one would come my way.

I figured I'd be elderly
Before I saw some sign of returns
Before people thought of me
Just many more years of being burned.

Then out of the blue this week,
I had the most wonderful surprise,
It wasn't my birthday or anniversary,
I couldn't believe my eyes.

You see I don't have a printer,
To print anything I'd like to keep,
We were planning to buy one at Christmas,
Maybe then they'd be cheap.

Then earlier this week
My neighbour Louis called me to the fence,
He told me to close my eyes,
I was feeling somewhat dense.

Louis told me to put out my arms,
And in them he placed a brand new printer,
All sealed in it's box,
It was the end to my emotional winter.

It was a gift of friendship,
Done purely as a thankyou,
A thanks for all I've done for him,
Something special he wanted to do.

It renewed my faith in man,
It overwhelmed me and bought a tear to my eye,
It couldn't have happened at a better time,
It helped my heart to sigh.

My years of helping others,
Years of trying to understand,
Were finally paid back,
When I myself needed a hand.

So I can freely and truthfully say to you now,
All you give out comes your way eventually,
One day sometime just when you need a reminder,
A friend will show you the way.

So thankyou Louis for the gift of friendship,
And with your gift came my beliefs once more,
It renewed my beliefs of helping all I can,
And not to be like others who just shut the door.

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How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool?
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)




[This message has been edited by Isis (edited 10-14-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Isis - All Rights Reserved
Christopher
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1 posted 10-14-1999 02:50 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Indeed Isis, the most valuable gift in the world is true friendship...hold onto it, for it is as rare as it is dear!
Good job!
Isis
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2 posted 10-14-1999 11:28 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks Chris very much for you are my only reply I'm away for a few days and it seems everyone has forgotten me, at least you didn't!!

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How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool?
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


Denise
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3 posted 10-15-1999 12:05 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow! A brand new printer! I know how thrilled you must be! What a great friend you have in Louis and he in you!

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Denise
Pepper
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4 posted 10-15-1999 07:26 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Very heartwarming Isis......

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
RainbowGirl
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5 posted 10-15-1999 07:47 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

What a wonderful and caring gift because he obviously listened and chose with care...so two gifts were yours, the friendship and the printer...bless him!

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.

Ohme
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6 posted 10-15-1999 08:33 AM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Gives me a good feeling, Isis. Your renewed faith in people helps to restore mine as well.
suthern
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7 posted 10-15-1999 11:44 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Sounds as though you are reaping what you have sown... congratulations on your printer AND your generous friend!
Isis
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8 posted 10-16-1999 02:22 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

That's right I was amazed and felt very loved!!
Thanks Denise,Pepper, RainbowGirl,Ohme and Suthern!!
It's good to know there are still genuine, thoughtful people in the world

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How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool?
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


Deverone
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9 posted 10-16-1999 03:38 AM       View Profile for Deverone   Email Deverone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deverone

Isis,

Every once in a while we feel like we need to remind life that "Hey I'm here" but usually thats when life is kinda smirking back and says "I never forgot you were here". No offence though. Good piece, I liked it.

By the way I feel that way sometimes too.


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Deverone

"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out".

----Ray Bradbury---


Watcher666
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10 posted 10-16-1999 06:38 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Nothing is more treasured than true friendship.Excellent poem!.

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Dark Angel
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11 posted 10-16-1999 08:25 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Great poem Isis, well done

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


wannabe_poet
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12 posted 10-21-1999 11:53 PM       View Profile for wannabe_poet   Email wannabe_poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wannabe_poet

That was a cute poem!!
I hope you are enjoying your printer!!
hoot_owl_rn
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13 posted 10-22-1999 01:42 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

How nice
Systematic Decay
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14 posted 10-22-1999 04:17 AM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Isis...wonderful poem, and I can really relate to this one........

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"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
-Billy Corgan-
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15 posted 05-04-2004 04:13 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

precious!
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