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Pepper...........From a Different Shaker.............thank you Marge

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Pepper
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My mother wrote this piece after my adoption to send in the place of a birth announcement. I thought I would share it with you.


The stork is working overtime
And he deserves a rest
So we picked our precious bundle
From a different little nest

Now we proudly do announce
And we feel so very glad
Our darling daughter Shannon
We're now her Mom and Dad

At 3610 Glencairn Road
Is where she will reside
A welcome is extended you
To see our joy and pride

Dorothy Bodek

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!

© Copyright 1999 Shannon - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-13-1999 11:55 AM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Such a precious way to announce your arrival.

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2 posted 11-13-1999 11:56 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Creative and lovely! Your mom is talented

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3 posted 11-13-1999 12:01 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Your mother the poet! This is wonderful, Pepper! Thanks for sharing it! ...now, where is your next poem that I have been so patiently waiting for!!?

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4 posted 11-13-1999 12:09 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Pepper, that is precious. Thank you for sharing it with us. I would say that you have a loving 'mother hen.'

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5 posted 11-13-1999 12:09 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

That is fantastic! What a genuine idea!
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Thank you all for your kind replies...As you can imagine, this little poem is very dear to my heart..."S"

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What a treasure! *S* This is great, Pepper... thanks for sharing it!
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8 posted 11-13-1999 04:35 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Pepper...now I know where you get your talents...this was a lovely example of her love for you.

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I love this, it's so creative. I can see you get your talents honestly

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This is precious, Pepper, just like your mom....and you.
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I too can see where your loving ways come from. Don't worry about biologicals you got better with your Dorothy as I did with mine!! (HUGS) for my adoption sister.

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Through poetry my heart and soul truly sing...
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This is so sweet! A big hug to your mom and dad for being the kind of parents they are and for picking out the 'sweetest' from the nest.
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'Pepper From A Different Shaker'
just seems to fit it.
I'll bet your mom thinks so too.
Still just love this tender piece you shared with us.
You're welcome. ~Marge~


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My mom and dad were just visiting and read all your lovely responses. I wish you could have seen my mom's face beaming.....!!
We thank you all.

And special thanks Marge for the adorable title........

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Shannon, I love this....and I too await that promised poem of yours.....

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Pepper, with a Mom and Dad like that, what more could you ask for? Hugs to them and you...
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Pepper,
Now I know where you get your keen interest in poetry. Your mom is talented and so are you.
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Pepper, you're the salt of the earth. With a little seasoning, you'll be terrific!
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Pepper this was so precious. We did something simular with our oldest daughter.
I thought you had written another one! (which I hope you do) Thanks for sharing this...it sure is a treasure.
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Wish I could have seen her face and shared the moment with you dear Pepper.
(HUGS)

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Through poetry my heart and soul truly sing...
~Isis~
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I love the new title...you're definately the spice of life.

For your Mom and Dad...well you raised one terrific lady! But you probably already knew that.
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A lovely way to announce their new addition to the family. When my wife was pregnant with our first child, I wrote a lullaby to her, based on the meanings of the names we had chosen:

Leah Rachel, grace and beauty.
Loved by God, and favored by man.
Fruitful and cherished. This weary little lamb
I entrust to our Shepherd's care.

My wife asked me why I didn't write one for Andrew Philip, in case it was a boy. I replied, "Then I'd have wasted a song." We wanted a girl and got one. The boy came later.
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pepper this is beautiful good to see you on the poets side, even if it is about you instead of by you
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Pepper:..A while back I posted this somewhere else...and when I read what your mum posted..I thought you might like this..I know it doesn't apply to all situations like yours, but just maybe it does...

This is my child
yet she is not mine
My flesh and blood
but their sweat and tears
She caries my genes
yet will be shaped
by their personalities
She lives strong in my heart
but her heart feels for them
She lives in my fantasies
my dreams
Yet she's their dream come true
their beautiful and precious reality
I gave her life
with which she made theirs whole
I learned so much to love her
That I let her go
My child
Their child
it doesn't make sense
Yet at the same time
My child
my dream for her to have better
than I could give
Their child
Their dream
to give her better than I could give
My child
so painful
the hurt caused by her leaving
so much grieving
Yet a world full of happiness
in their receiving.....

Pepper....that was from the other side of the coin..

HUSG lady

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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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