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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 11-26-1999 09:26 AM       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

Was asked to write a Christmas poem for a local nursing home. Here it is

THE STAR ATOP THE CHRISTMAS TREE

The star atop the Christmas tree
Is kindly looking down at me
And singing songs to calm my strife
Reminding me about my life

You, sitting there in parlor chair
Are you fully well aware
Of the beauty of your life?
Of the wondrous gift of Light?

Did you know you're not alone
Lying in a nursing home?
Did you know you still can fly
On feathered bird up to the sky?

For illness sure can take away
Footsteps easy, words to say
May have left you sore or blind
In search of something you can't find

But illness can't always take away
Your heart, your spirit, light of day
Memories, passions, faith and hope
Beliefs and kindness, ways to cope

While staring lonely at the wall
Does your spirit then recall
All the wonders in each day
That illness can not take away?

Do you recognize the Love
Shining down from heaven above?
Don't you feel within your heart
All the love that God imparts?

Your mind is welcome to explore
Every little open door
Your heart is rich with memories
Of colored bird and summer breeze

Your soul is still the very same
Echoing your blessed name
And calling you to fully live
Giving all that you can give

A friendly smile, a small embrace
Looking someone in the face
Compassion for your fellow man
A little pat upon the hand

Do you remember every day
To thank the ones who lead your way?
Have you forgotten how to give?
Have you forgotten how to live?

For God has made a plan for you
A plan that you must follow through
And He has given you a Child
A Christmas present, meek and mild

You, sitting there in parlor chair
Are you fully well aware
The meaning of the Christmas star?
The person that you really are?

Then sail to eagle's nesting place
Feel the wind upon your face
Recall the sound of mourning dove
Remember well the one you love

Walk back through old memories
Jump again in autumn leaves
Share a story, sing a tune
Paint a sunrise, watch the moon

Feel the joy in all you give
Give your best in all you live
May contentment fill your heart
May you all your love impart

This is the greatest gift by far
The meaning of the Christmas star
May all your blessings you recall
Merry Christmas to you all

Little star atop the tree
You have shed your light on me
Reminding me of all I can
Reminding me of who I am

Elizabeth Santos


© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 11-26-1999 10:33 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Simply beautiful, Elizabeth! Very touching!

Sorry I missed your call last night. I stayed at my daughter's last night. Now I'm in work. I'll try to give you a call when I get home. I hope your Thanksgiving was just wonderful! By the way, when do you and Marge sleep?! I see you two have been posting through the night! Got to get back to work before my boss comes in and sees me playing on the internet! Bye!

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Denise

Seymour Tabin
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2 posted 11-26-1999 01:47 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
The star that lights the christmas tree
Is never ever far from me.
I see it here and in the night,
Each place for me a pure delight.
Your poem encompasses so much
I could not bring myself to touch.
A queen that swings her words so fair
You can but read and think and stare.
Elizabeth Santos
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since 11-08-1999
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Pennsylvania


3 posted 11-26-1999 04:03 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy and Denise, two of my favorite poets,

This is not good poetry
It really wasn't meant to be
But meant to say in a simple rhyme
That isolation's in the mind
And though you live within four walls
There still is life, and still it calls
And though you in a wheelchair live
There's still so much that you can give
Elizabeth Santos

Thank you for your comments. I'll be waiting by the phone Denise. You're welcome to talk to me also, Sy. I'd love to hear the voices behind the poetry

Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 11-26-1999 06:44 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
I understand all you say
But telephones are not my way.
My wife is the jealous kind
And her wrath can be most unkind.
Her name is Isabel
And she is both, my heaven and hell.
Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
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5 posted 11-26-1999 08:13 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy,
You misunderstand my plea
I want nothing more for me
Than just a friend to listen to
If you're my friend , then she is too
I have nourished on your poetry
Your mind, your spirit openly
But once or twice in life we find
We need some words , and now's my time
But I am waiting for Denise
I know my spirit she will ease
AS well would all my poet friends
Whose poetry has been a God send
Without you all these days would be
Much darker than they seem to me
I've always been an optimist
And nothing's ever altered this
But just right now I need a hand
And some one who would understand
Then please my friend write me a rhyme
To soothe my spirit, soothe my mind
For I have lost control of me
My body's not what it should be
It's all that I can do to write
It's all that I can do to fight
I'm not depressed or under stress
Just reeling in the helplessness
So write some words to help me through
And I'll be grateful if you do
Your poetry makes my spirit soar
You have a gift, so give me more

Elizabeth
Elizabeth Santos
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since 11-08-1999
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6 posted 11-26-1999 09:03 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Denise,
You, Denise, are wonderful. Thank you for being there for me just at the moment that I needed someone.Just knowing you a little better, the spirit and the voice behind that beautiful poetry,has lifted my spirits. Hope we will meet soon.Thank you! Thank you!
Elizabeth
Denise
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7 posted 11-26-1999 09:05 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

The pleasure was all mine, Elizabeth! Yes, we will meet very soon! You have a heart of gold as well a poetic one! HUGS

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Denise

Seymour Tabin
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8 posted 11-26-1999 09:14 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Your wish is my command
Tonight I'll take my pen in hand.
 
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