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Our Treasured Lady

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Andrew Scott
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0 posted 12-21-1999 03:26 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Andrew Scott

This piece was originally written for a fictional Lady of great wealth and prestige who attended the wounded and dying during a time of siege.  


Where death flows like red rain
Her touch is one of life
Bestowed to those in pain
Who suffer bloody strife

Elbow high and knee deep
She wears their stains of war
And for each man does keep
Death waiting at the door

She wades in common blood
Helping men in their need
Fighting to staunch the flood
From wounds that they do bleed

Bandages made of silk
Where once there was a dress
Then the color of milk
Now soaked in life's distress

They know her not to be
A Lady of great riches
Her value they do see
Is summed up in their stitches

No matter what the price
Not a pence does she spare
For those who sacrifice
Granting merciful care

To our treasured Lady
For the life you impart
Thank you for giving free
The wealth that's in your heart

© Copyright 1999 Andrew Scott - All Rights Reserved
Michael
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1 posted 12-21-1999 03:32 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wow, a wonderful piece Andrew.  To m, the true the "riches" of a person are not to be measured in wealth.  This was an awesome display of that.  TY


Michael
Seymour Tabin
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2 posted 12-21-1999 03:55 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Scott,
You impressed me, a wonderful poem. Bravo
Coegwyr
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3 posted 12-21-1999 04:09 PM       View Profile for Coegwyr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Coegwyr

Thanks for reaffirming my belief that you don’t need to carry a gun to be a hero ( or heroine ).

Well done.
RainbowGirl
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4 posted 12-21-1999 05:17 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Andrew: Beautiful, much goes on behind the façade of daily life, whether rich or poor..  

HUGS

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




[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 12-21-1999).]
Beri
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5 posted 12-21-1999 05:24 PM       View Profile for Beri   Email Beri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beri

Beautifully done, and much appreciated.  It is nice to remember the love in this world of ours!

 If you love something, set it free, if it comes back to you, its meant to be...


hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 12-21-1999 08:46 PM       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

Wow....this one hits me strong. It sounds like Nightengale to me  
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7 posted 12-21-1999 08:49 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent topic, Andrew. There are many unsung heroes who's works never get recognition......but they are heroes in their own right.

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

Nan
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8 posted 12-21-1999 09:03 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You've multi-dimensional talent, Andrew...
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9 posted 12-21-1999 09:23 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Standing ovation  

Wonderful piece of work, Andrew!


 It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain


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Wonderful poem, Andrew. Well done!  

 Denise


Martie
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An impressive poem Scott and so true of many who have given so much.
Andrew Scott
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12 posted 12-22-1999 02:08 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

To all that have graced me with your generous responses, you have my sincere appreciation.  So many of you I hold in high regard and to see your remarks lifts this heart.  Once again, thank you all.

I would also like to give one final thanks to my friend Erik who provided the catalyst for this work... an excellent "game-master" who runs a fantasy role playing world so true to life that it enables me to write such works.
  
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~Stands and claps~ This is beautiful.
Ohme
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14 posted 12-22-1999 03:04 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Very nice, Andrew. Wealth is never found on a P&L statement or a bank balance.
Andrew Scott
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15 posted 12-22-1999 04:42 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Fairy and Ohme: My thanks to you as well. Happy Holidays.  
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Wonderful poem! Reminds me of Florence Nightingale!  
 
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