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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 11-13-1999 10:53 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

A poem to my friend Laurie, whose 25 year old son, Michael, is battling cancer. Prayers are welcomed

For Laurie:

MICHAEL

So noble a demeanor when facing the unknown
That all look on in envy at the courage he has shown
Loftier yet his posture when the bitter truth was told
The young man puts us all to shame as his character unfolds

And knowing that the step on which he's about to tread
To most of us would be a time of anguish and of dread
He rises still yet higher in stature and in grace
Which is humbling to everyone who looks upon his face

Inherited from parents many attributes he's shown
But the lonely footsteps in his path are his to walk alone
No brighter star has ever shown in all the splendid skies
He humbles even loved ones as they look into his eyes

Elizabeth Santos

© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 11-13-1999 11:03 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

A heartbreaking situation. My prayers are with him. You have done a wonderful job in expressing this, Elizabeth. Very well done.

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Denise

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2 posted 11-14-1999 03:02 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Nearly speechless at the beauty you have wrote here. You have brought to life with words that which many can not imagine...or express. Thank you for the sharing
Poet deVine
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3 posted 11-14-1999 10:06 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

A beautiful tribute to a young man's battle! He will be in my prayers as will his family..it's so hard to watch this happening and it is amazing that the person who is ill is usually the strongest..I think God gives them a special strength! Thank you for a lovely poem.
Martie
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4 posted 11-14-1999 10:14 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

You have expressed the dignity and strength of a son with quiet strength and wisdom. I know they will learn from each other through this time.

[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 11-14-1999).]
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5 posted 11-14-1999 11:25 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

Very touching
Pepper
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A very moving tribute Elizabeth......Michael and his family will be in my prayers too....

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

moonmoon
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Our prayers are with michael...

Job well done..Thanks.
RobertB
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8 posted 11-14-1999 04:26 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

First....Elizabeth, Welcome!

Second...your friends are fortunate to have you there with them. They need caring so much now. You do or else you would not have written this. I look forward to more postings.. from other emotions you want to share.

Robert

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 11-14-1999 04:36 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Tomorrow I will tell Laurie of all your prayers. Thank You so much.Incidently, Michael is planning a wilderness hike over some mountain in Canada next spring, and I have a feeling he will do it - He puts me to shame.
Elizabeth
 
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