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The Family Tree

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 12-07-1999 08:21 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

This is for Severn in response to her beautiful letter to me. Otherwise, I wouldn't be posting

The Family Tree

Our family is like the branches of a lovely Sycamore tree
We have grown in all directions, but we're of the common seed
We were nourished by the common rains and by the common earth
And our heritage then, to all of us, is of equal worth

Every branch is of a varied form, as well as every leaf
But the inner structure is the same of conscience and belief
We're all grown out of just one trunk and of the common place
And the beauty and strength of character shows upon each face

The taller that the Sycamore grows, the greater it's enhanced
More numerous the leaves, the more the breeze will make it dance
One leaf will shade the other, and together we will stand
And the common roots will always feed the spirit of each man

Elizabeth Santos

© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 12-07-1999 08:35 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Oh Liz - I am so glad!

I'm here for a very short time, this will be my last reply for a few hours and I am so happy that I found this - I have been worrying all day!

Thankyou for the dedication for this wonderfully wise poem, my friend.
It means a lot to me - and I am overjoyed that you are still here. I really am.

Many hugs. K
Denise
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2 posted 12-07-1999 08:49 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, Elizabeth, this is so beautiful. You are a wonderfully creative writer. I always enjoy your poems!

 Denise


Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 12-07-1999 10:55 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Beautiful, this belongs back on top.
Balladeer
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4 posted 12-07-1999 10:59 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

No sycamore for you, Elizabeth.....pure poetree. Another beautiful poem.
Sally S.
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5 posted 12-07-1999 11:02 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

This is absolutely WONDERFUL!  Mind if I print this out? (oops, I guess I'm doing it without permission...shhhhhh)  I hope you submitted this for the main site.  
Severn
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6 posted 12-11-1999 08:30 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Liz - this tree is for everyone and shouldn't go so fast...
hoot_owl_rn
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Elizabeth, this is absolutely beautiful!!!
 
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