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Don't Cry For Me

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hoot_owl_rn
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Donít Cry for me

Donít cry for me
when I am gone, and this life
progresses to the next...
Remember me with smiles
and pleasant thoughts.

Donít throw dirt on my grave,
as my body lies cold and still
and my soul soars...
Bury hatred and cruelty
and let the anger go, not me.

Do not cut flowers
to lay on my casket or on my grave
they will only fade and rot with time...
Plant seeds of happiness instead
and let them grow.

Donít shout at the skies,
as they pour forth in rain,
for when the storm ends...
The sun will once more shine
and things will seem brighter.

Donít cry for me
when I am gone,
for in you; I will always live.




†"When you come to the edge of the light which is all you know. And are about to step off into the darkness that is unknown...Faith is knowing one of two things will happen...there will be something to stand on...or you will learn how to fly." -Unknown

Dear God...please give me wings!





[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 12-07-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-07-1999 09:40 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Oh..this is beautiful Hoot....


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


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2 posted 12-07-1999 09:45 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

How bittersweet.

 "Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot


Sally S.
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3 posted 12-07-1999 11:48 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

inspiring, for sure.  Nice work, Ruth.  
A Romantic Heart
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4 posted 12-07-1999 11:48 AM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

This was beautiful, I like the dripping rose Great effects! God will lead you to the light! Blessings
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5 posted 12-07-1999 11:53 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This is beautiful, Hoot!!! And the poet is too! *G*

Now if only those smiles for me won't be of the "thank goodness she's gone and no longer an aggravation!" variety! LOL
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6 posted 12-07-1999 04:54 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Ruth - this almost akin to Balladeer's 'When I am gone'. I think this is beautiful, my dear.
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Beautiful Ruth!
Dark Angel
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8 posted 12-07-1999 05:17 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

A beautiful poem from a beautiful poet!!  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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Beautiful Hoot.


 If time cannot heal your pain, you can always cry on my shoulder. ~Jenn~
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10 posted 12-07-1999 05:39 PM       View Profile for jbouder   Email jbouder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbouder

This is beautiful Ruth.  Reminiscent of Shakespeare:

"No longer mourn for me when I am dead ...
Nay if you read this line, remember not
The hand that writ it, for I love you so
That I in your sweet thoughts would be forgot ..."

Very beautiful.
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11 posted 12-07-1999 06:33 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Lost for words Ruth.....
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12 posted 12-07-1999 06:46 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Lady Hoot: A very touching piece... both beautiful and sad. I bow to you and yours with wishes sent for a brighter tomarrow.
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I feel like crying and you are not even dead....Your words touch me
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This is a very touching piece, Ruth.

 Denise


hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you everyone for reading and for your kind words  
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16 posted 12-07-1999 09:19 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

Hoot -  
This is stirring and beautiful.
Accentuation with the artwork is captivating.


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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17 posted 12-07-1999 10:16 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent poem....excellent presentation....beautiful lady.

 To the world you might be just one person but to one person you might just be the world.

hoot_owl_rn
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Marge...thank you

Balladeer....I'm blushing here, but thanks
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