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Sisters - For Marge and Shari

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 12-17-1999 06:46 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 one of the very first poems I wrote, a poem for my sister, Margaret, and now I post it in dedication to Marge and Shari

SISTERS

They say two sisters are a breed
Apart from any kin
No one can separate them
Or destroy their love within

My sister's always been a friend
A soulmate from the start
She has a special way of
Reaching in to touch my heart

She's there to help console me
In times of pain and strife
And to join with me and celebrate
The good things in my life

We're both aware instinctively
As long as we're on earth
Of the common thread that binds us
Still unbroken since our birth

Sometimes I like to just recall
Our youthful days of fun
My mind is filled with happy thoughts
Of all we've shared and done

The "bully pond", the walks to school
The Pettigrew parade
The sandbox bees, the comic books
And summer lemonade

All these things that we recall
Were never left behind
They'll remain with us forever
Well imbedded in our minds

For woven in and out
Among the simplest forms of play
Was a bond between two sisters
Growing stronger every day

We parted ways, I went afar
And on my darkest day
I somehow felt my sister's love
A million miles away

Through the years we lived apart
Our families always came first
But the bond between us never broke
And love was never lost

Now that we have time to share
Some moments once again
I find our friendship still the same
As it had always been

She still makes every day seem fun
And every moment worth
An unimagined treasure
And all the gold on earth

We took a trip and wondered through
A garden rich and rare
And engraved into my heart
Are conversations that we shared

I was confused and troubled
By stark memories from my youth
She opened up my very soul
And then exposed the truth

She somehow managed to unmask
The source of all my pain
And altered my entire life
In ways I can't explain

There's no one else I've ever known
To whom I could confess
The deepest secrets of my life
And feelings I possess

I'm thankful for the little girl
Many years ago
Who slept beside me in my bed
And taught me all I know

My words seem so inadequate
To tell her how I feel
To express to her the love
And deep affection I reveal

Suffice to say that we both share
A gift of priceless worth
For the love between two sisters
Is the greatest gift on earth

Love,
Elizabeth

© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 12-17-1999 06:51 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Liz - I'm sure Marge will truly love this - it is a great gift for her and her dear Shari. Especially at this time.

Beautiful, beautiful...big hearted Liz.

K
Seymour Tabin
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2 posted 12-17-1999 06:59 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Words run off your finger tips,
Like sounds come off my lips.
And I cannot state your loving tones.
Without a chill down in my bones.
You are a wonder I do declare,
And a poet beyond compare. *L* SY
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3 posted 12-17-1999 07:05 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

Elizabeth, my friend -

My heart says thank you.
Love
~*Marge*~


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Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 12-17-1999 07:15 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Kamla,
  I don't know if you have a sister, but any girl who does will understand the last verse of this poem.
Thanks,
Liz

Sy,  
Words do not come easily
Except in lines of poetry
And don't flow from my fingertips
Nor do they emanate from my lips
But from my heart they swiftly fly
I do not know the reason why
I wish I had an intellect
To write just what my thoughts reflect
But in one respect I rise above-
A great capacity to love

Thank you very much
You're sweet
Liz
Elizabeth Santos
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5 posted 12-17-1999 07:16 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Marge,
I love you
Liz
Severn
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6 posted 12-17-1999 07:30 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Lizzy, I don't - but
my heart sister, Adrienne,
is the sister I never had.
And the last verse sure applies
to her.


Denise
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7 posted 12-17-1999 07:44 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

So beautiful, Elizabeth! You have certainly expressed the bond between sisters. It is special! As is your poem!  

 Denise


Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 12-17-1999 08:10 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Denise,
Now I know why you don't like to drive the Schuylkill Expressway. Where did they get that name from, anyway, It's never been a fast trip for me, but today was the worst.
Two hours to get home!
I'm glad you liked this poem. My sister did too
Liz
Willem
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9 posted 12-17-1999 08:59 PM       View Profile for Willem   Email Willem   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Willem


As a mere man, I find it difficult,sometimes
to understand 'das ewig Weibliche', eternal
womanhood, things that go on in a woman's
heart and mind. Your poem, Liz, helped me a
lot. It's also nearly perfect in form, and
sound,  except for one typo and one or two
lines where the meter could be improved a
bit. Overall, a very beautiful piece of art,
though. Thank you, Liz!

Willem




[This message has been edited by Willem (edited 12-17-1999).]
Denise
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10 posted 12-17-1999 09:10 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Elizabeth, I believe it is an Indian name, I don't know what it means but the nickname for it around here is the 'Sure-Kill' and it is usually a mess anytime of day, rain or shine, dry or wet and is increasingly becoming more dangerous as drivers become more careless and as they take more risks (seems to me to be on the rise here, I don't know about the rest of the country) People literally are getting so much worse when driving. I will go ten miles out of my way to take the turnpike just to avoid the expressway. And I-95 is not much better. I only drive that on Sunday mornings when the rest of the world is asleep! Sorry it took you so long to get home. Must have been annoying.

 Denise


Martie
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11 posted 12-17-1999 09:19 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I don't have a blood sister but I am blessed with two heart sisters.  I didn't grow up with them but I sure have grown through them.
One of them is my sister-in-love (not law). This stanza moved me to tears for a reason I can't define

"I'm thankful for the little girl
Many years ago
Who slept beside me in my bed
And taught me all I know"

Thanks for touching my heart

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Balladeer
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12 posted 12-17-1999 09:23 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

It is a beautiful piece of work indeed.
Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 12-17-1999 09:42 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Willem,
I truly appreciated all of your remarks, for I get the impression that you are somewhat of a perfectionist (that phrase didn't make sense). Anyway, thank you for your remarks.
Liz

Denise, Everytime I go out of state and come back in, I realize how archaic our road system is. In fact our major highways still follow the exact curvature of the original Indian trails upon which they were built! By the time our state government approves a new highway plan, it's already obsolete. And that's what happened to the "Sure Kill" Expressway. Better use the Turnpike.
Liz
Elizabeth Santos
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14 posted 12-17-1999 09:49 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Martie,
I think Willem hit upon a point and that is that women have much more open relationships between themselves than men do, and between sisters it can be as close sometimes as between twins. It is truly a gift.

Balladeer.I'm glad you liked the poem. Means much to me
Liz
hoot_owl_rn
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15 posted 12-18-1999 02:13 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

How sweet  
Bbuzz
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WOW.........Thank you
 
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