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Courage (Challenge)

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 04-01-2000 10:14 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

Courage  

He faced the deepest dark unknown
And walked the footsteps all alone
With loved ones there in his surround
He spread his courage all around

And then with pride upon his face
He suffered in a far off place
So many days in pain and fear
Without his family standing near

Still dreaded footsteps now to plod
He wakes each day and prays to God
And then persues the day with grace
And warming smile upon his face

And no one knows the weary plight
The pain he suffers in the night
For still in modesty he lives
And silently to others gives

He demonsrtates to all around
The peace of spirit he has found
And courage only found within
And thatís why I admire him

My husband


Elizabeth Santos


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 04-01-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Jonas
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1 posted 04-01-2000 10:44 PM       View Profile for Jonas   Email Jonas   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jonas

This is beautiful Elizabeth! Your husband is indeed an admirable man. And a fortunate one to have such a loving woman to share his life with. I applaud you both!  

 Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
-Edgar Allen Poe


Poet deVine
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2 posted 04-01-2000 10:44 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Ok..I'm crying now! Perfect. Perfect. Perfect!  
Lone Wolf
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3 posted 04-01-2000 10:46 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Elizabeth,
You and you husband are very lucky!!!  This was excellent!!!!  

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
John the cat
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4 posted 04-02-2000 06:28 AM       View Profile for John the cat   Email John the cat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for John the cat

A wonderfully rythmic poem showing wonderful people. Bravo.
ESP
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5 posted 04-02-2000 07:12 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP



This is a beautiful poem about a beautiful couple. You truly deserve each other. Thank you for sharing this poem with us.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie

Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 04-02-2000 08:24 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Your comments are so very warming. Thank you all so very much for reading and responding. My husband's surgery to remove a lung and enormous tumor will be on May 5th. We are so elated at his progress from the treatments and appreciate so much the support from Passions friends.
You are all wonderful
Liz
Nan
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This certainly is a wonderful poem - Hope you don't mind my being presumptuous here, Elizabeth... For those of you who missed the first glimpse we had of this wonderful guy...

Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 04-02-2000 12:03 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Nan, How sweet of you to put his picture up. Yep, that's the one I admire!
Thank you, you have brought some tears
Liz
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9 posted 04-02-2000 12:07 PM       View Profile for childomine   Email childomine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for childomine

Beautifully written thoughts about a wonderful love.  He sounds like a great guy.

 ...Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is....
Black Eagle
Oglala Sioux holy man

Denise
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10 posted 04-02-2000 02:11 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

*tears* here, Elizabeth. This is a beautiful heartfelt poem! Challenge well met!

Denise
KimW
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This is such a beautiful poem of his strenghth and love for you and you for him!

I wish you both the very best and hope that the surgery goes smoothly, easily and pain becomes a part of both of your pasts.

Best wishes to you both!!
Kim
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A man to be admired, for sure ...
I know the feeling is mutual Liz ....
I hold you both, in my heart and in my prayers ....
Truly, a beautiful tribute to one deserving of deep admiration ...
God Bless you both ...
Huggs,
Shannon
twinsgd
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Beautiful poetry Elizabeth......best wishes for May 5th and thereafter.
Gene
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14 posted 04-02-2000 04:25 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

Liz,

This is excellent and such a sweet and beautifully expressed poem to your husband.

~Gene
Elizabeth Santos
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15 posted 04-03-2000 03:52 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I would like to thank you all for your touching responses to this poem and also for your kind wishes
Liz
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16 posted 04-03-2000 07:17 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Elizabeth, I thank you for touching us with your beautiful poetry, you are talented way beyond words that would spring into my mind right now, but know they are wonderful words for a wonderful lady.  
Elizabeth Santos
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17 posted 04-03-2000 07:09 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

lost dreamer, Now it is I who am at a complete loss for words as how to respond to your generous comments. All I can say is that I humbly thank you for your thoughts and for the fact that you read my verses.
Liz
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Bump!  
StarrGazer
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Elizabeth this was excellent! Brought tears to my eyes and touched my soul   Hope that your husbands surgery goes ok my prayers are with you

 Mystical being
which makes ink flow
Surround me in
your incandescent glow
Fill my brain with
thoughts and rhyme
As I try to capture
but a moment in time
~Shan~

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oh...how precious!
 
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