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I've Given All I Had To Give

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 11-19-1999 09:10 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

I'VE GIVEN ALL I HAD TO GIVE

I've given all I had to give
I've lived the best that I could live
I've loved the most that I could love
I've reaped the coo of mourning dove

I've been at degredation's door
I've fed the hungry and the poor
I've played a mother's loving role
I've known the hunger of the soul

I've seen the sun rise o'er the bay
I've danced a dance in month of May
I've soared above the star lit skies
When first beholding newborn's eyes

I've shivered lonely in the night
Afraid to be afraid of light
I've pondered those decisions made
For which I dearly, dearly paid

I've felt the hollow hunger pain
I've walked the streets in windswept rain
I've known the feel of passion's bliss
I've felt the warmth of loving kiss

I've manned the helm and held the keel
Of Flying Dutchman's golden heel
I've lain alone on marbled floor
While lifeblood from my wounds did pour

I've been elated at the sight
Of creature's foot on winter's white
Of crimson, bronze and umbered leaves
Of crystal snowflakes on my sleeve

And looking back in retrospect
I have not any one regret
I have not fame or noted wealth
But I've been always true to self

But now I'm weak, the end has come
I'm happy with the songs I've sung
I've given all I had to give
I've lived the best that I could live

I catch a glimpse of azure sky
And birds of feather flying by
A rumpled swishing sound they make
I beg to know the course they take

Please step aside and let me through
I've so much living yet to do
So many wonders to be seen
So many dreams I've yet to dream

Elizabeth Santos
11/19/99

© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
WhtDove
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1 posted 11-19-1999 09:16 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

What words could I possibly use to describe perfection? All this and to think we haven't stopped learning yet!
debbiemac
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2 posted 11-19-1999 09:18 PM       View Profile for debbiemac   Email debbiemac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for debbiemac

Absolutely beautiful words and their meaning even more. Inspiring. Keep up the good work!

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Debbie
Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 11-19-1999 10:18 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you Dove and Debbie.This poem is all true, right down to the end.
Elizabeth
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4 posted 11-19-1999 10:29 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

creature's foot on winter's white...how I love that line! But this poem is filled with such excellence I could pick out any line and love it. Beautiful workmanship.
Elizabeth Santos
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5 posted 11-19-1999 10:36 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you, Balladeer, for your kind words.
Elizabeth
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6 posted 11-19-1999 10:40 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

Elizabeth ... this is positively the loveliest thing I've read in a very long time.
You are filled with wonder and delight.
Such a spirit lives in you.
BEAUTIFUL !

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~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 11-19-1999 10:43 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you Marge, and I'll be talking to you soon.
Elizabeth
Nan
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8 posted 11-20-1999 06:18 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Elizabeth, please consider submitting this poem to the mainsite for permanent posting - It's outstanding....
Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 11-20-1999 08:34 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Nan, I don't know how to post as such, but I'm very grateful for your compliment
Elizabeth
Seymour Tabin
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10 posted 11-20-1999 09:14 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

In the framing of a soul,
Comes the winter of its goal.
In the writing of this poem,
Lies the wealth of epitome.
Exquisite.
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 11-20-1999 09:24 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy
Words escape this poet's tongue
To answer lovely hymns you've sung
So fine unworthy praise's hue
From a poet's poet such as you
Thank you,
Elizabeth
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12 posted 11-20-1999 11:05 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I echo all above and add my own...stunning....


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

Seymour Tabin
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13 posted 11-20-1999 11:21 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
God grant what said is true,
But I feel the poets poet is you.
Pepper,
I echo your love.
Elizabeth Santos
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14 posted 11-20-1999 11:47 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Pepper,
You're very kind


Sy
A humble thank you
Elizabeth
Martie
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15 posted 11-20-1999 12:25 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

The words have all been said above, this poem touched me in all those ways and more.
Elizabeth Santos
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16 posted 11-20-1999 12:39 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Martie, I've been trying to leave this forum, and I must, but you all make it very difficult with your poetic inspiration.
Thank you.
Elizabeth
Denise
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17 posted 11-20-1999 01:49 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Elizabeth, this is absolutely breathtaking! Such a masterpiece!

It's very hard to leave! This place is very addicting!

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Denise

Sunshine
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18 posted 11-20-1999 01:58 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You have yet to leave, so I pray you stay, your words are heaven sent, as are you.
Elizabeth Santos
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19 posted 11-20-1999 02:48 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Denise and Sunshine, Two rays of sunshine in my life, Thank you
Elizabeth
 
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