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Why Do I Weep?

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 12-03-1999 11:35 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

Why Do I Weep?

Why do I weep from deep within
As I have wept so many times
Is it a star of simple grace
That shreds the heart with love divine?

What is that slivered arrow flung
That strikes the heart with welcome pain
That drains the soul of precious tears
So willingly the wound sustains?

What is this glow of candle's flame
That makes me fall upon my knee
To then invoke a hundred tears
And sing the pain so openly?

Who is this Child of gentle love
Unto the universe bestowed?
Is it the beauty of the gift
That well of faith would overflow?

Why do I weep at Child's birth
Of one who stepped upon the earth
With gentle foot and loving hand
And splendid words of golden worth?

Why do I cry for one who died
Upon a hill to rescue me?
For sits He not upon the throne
Of life's desire and ecstasy?

Why do I sob in candle light
Each Christmas Eve before I sleep
If I am crying not for Thee
Must be I, for whom I weep

Elizabeth Santos

© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Justbleu
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1 posted 12-03-1999 11:54 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Beautiful!!!! We often weep for sooo many reasons!! Lovely poem!!

Bridgette

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Seymour Tabin
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2 posted 12-03-1999 12:02 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Do not cry to much my dove,
There is a time for every love.
I cannot turn your mind in steer
I can only lend you a tear.
Exquisite once again.
Elizabeth Santos
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Sy,
You make me weep
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 12-03-1999 12:06 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Just bleu,
Thank you
RobertB
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very very nice Liz....not much more I can say about that.....

Robert
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6 posted 12-03-1999 06:51 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Beautiful, Liz. Silly me, I have had moments when I didn't know why the tears were in my eyes.
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Elizabeth, my friend -
This is so YOU.
Exquisitely penned to perfection.
The tears are explainable ...
joy flows in rivulets of release for
a love as wonderful as His.

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RainbowGirl
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8 posted 12-03-1999 07:35 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Elizabeth:..if you can't cry for yourself, then you don't know how to cry or feel, for others..so, as much as tears wept rarely free the pain, you do at least know how it feels...ooops, that sounds so morbid of me but isn't meant that way, not is it meant to make light of your poem...just my explanation of how I see things..

I wanted to alter what I said here, because having read it again, it doesn't really say what I mean, or at least it doesn't to me...I meant, you have to cry for yourself and know your own pain before you can feel for others...hope that sounds better...sometimes I wish I could put my eyes on here because they say what I can't put into words.

Take care

HUGS

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Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...

[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 12-03-1999).]
hoot_owl_rn
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Absolutely Beautiful
Nan
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This is absolutely lovely, Elizabeth....
Martie
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I am so often an ecoho and am again
RainbowGirl
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12 posted 12-03-1999 10:03 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Just to draw your attention to an edit..:-)

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Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...
Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 12-03-1999 10:27 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

What I meant by this poem is that I cry not for my pain, but for having failed to reach a higher spiritual plane, and I realize that more than ever at certain times of the year. I think when I see people sobbing in a church pew, it may also be for that reason
many times. I have rarely ever wept for my pain or sorrow, I think because I was always too busy with life.
Thank you all for the compliments on the poetry
Liz
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Beautiful tears, Elizabeth. I have shed them too.

 Denise

 
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