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I never said they were UFOs

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 12-01-1999 10:15 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

I never said they were UFOs

There were six of them, as I recall
And six of us that starry night
In remoteness of a river canyon
Talking of our rocky flight

In Piper Cub over Diamond Mountain
Resting then in wilderness
There were six of them that starry night
Of tropic breeze and quietness

In bumpy jeep on rocky road
Our destination was a friend
And he could tell you sure as I
That there were surely six of them

His home a small abode of wood
The occasion very pleasure filled
Til six of them appeared that night
In middle of a vaste Brazil

We were friends , the six of us
On hammocked porch just having fun
The six of them came suddenly
Just on the heels of setting sun

Hovering over tropic trees
Not too far and not too close
In silent row the six of them
Stayed their stay before they rose

It seems they knew our presence there
Just dropping in to say hello
Like six old friends they greeted us
In reddened iridescent glow

Hanging there 'gainst starry sky
Sleek like six long submarines
Putting on a puppet show
Giant ships on puppet strings

Repeat performance every night
A local said, the same old thing
We watched the encore then next night
Those six old friends on puppet strings

Six of us on star lit porch
As I said, to see a friend
I never said they were UFOs
I only said there were six of them

Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 12-01-1999 10:21 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Six friends...six lights...all of my friends are a light unto myself. Beautiful and thought provoking.

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 12-01-1999 10:27 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

RS, Thank you sir for your comments.
Actually, they appeared every night for over a year and when they left that site would then slowly pass over a nearby town.
Elizabeth
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 12-01-1999 06:42 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Lizzy,
Are you sure on your vacation
You counted all your libation?
Very nice, enjoyed the read.
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 12-01-1999 07:25 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy,
No one would believe it
And I knew you wouldn't
For if you didn't see it
Believing it you couldn't
Your answer tells me that
You think that I did not
But I just said that there were six
I didn't say six of what

They were birds, Sy
Six big wingless iridescent glow-in-the-dark birds, stationary for an hour in mid air, then zoomed up and out. I just knew you would't believe it!
Thanks for reading
Love ya
Dr.Moose1
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5 posted 12-02-1999 05:58 PM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

Elizabeth ,
I have much enjoyed all that I have read of your postings . You certainly have a varied
palette you are working from ( I think mine is missing a few colors by comparison ).Wonderful flow and imagery . As with others , if I don't comment much , that's just words , I don't want to wear them out .
Denise
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6 posted 12-02-1999 08:41 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Six big wingless iridescent glow-in-the-dark birds! hehehehehe Great poem, Elizabeth!

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Denise

Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 12-02-1999 09:22 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Moose,
Then it is truely a compliment, indeed,
Thank you
Liz

Denise,
You believe me, don't you?
Thanks for all your sweet comments
Liz
Martie
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8 posted 12-02-1999 09:57 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I believe you Liz--I just wish that I had seen them. Great poem.
Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 12-02-1999 10:06 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Martie,
Thank you for believing me!!! Too bad not everybody does. It was an experience that left us all speachless. Thank you for your kind comments
Liz
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10 posted 02-11-2001 10:27 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I believe you Liz. I was in one of the UFOs. Bet you didn't know that I was an alien.

Seriously though I do believe you.
passing shadows
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*smiling* what a trip!
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12 posted 03-07-2006 04:55 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

What an experience, I wish I'd been there!

~sky

I hope someday you get the chance to live like you were dying....
~Tim McGraw

Artic Wind
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13 posted 11-12-2007 07:15 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
 
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