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A Song for Ellie LeJeune

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Lady Lost
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0 posted 07-20-2000 09:55 AM       View Profile for Lady Lost   Email Lady Lost   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lady Lost

They called this woman tone deaf
they laughed at her when she tried to sing;
but her voice to me was like an angels voice,
bells from heaven that ring.

"Can you please sing me a la-la?",
I would ask when I was a little girl;
She take me on her lap,
her voice would soothe my troubled world.

As I got to be a teenager
I needed her less and less;
she would always offer a "la-la",
when she knew my life was a mess.

"I’m too old for that mom
I am busy anyway;
maybe we’ll talk later
maybe another day."

The years went by slowly
I moved away from home;
starting a brand new life,
giving birth to a child of my own.

My mom would come to see me
when it all became too much;
and offered up these words to me,
my heart she deeply touched.

"Sing to him a la-la
and he will no longer cry;
for when he hears your voice,
the pain will pass him by."

"No matter if your voice is bad
it will take away your child’s tears;
Your song comes from the angels,
and that is all he hears!"


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1 posted 07-20-2000 10:47 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

What a beautiful song! I don't know Ellie very well, but she seems to be a wonderful person and certainly deserves this tribute!

Elizabeth


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I'm leaving the cat a note
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2 posted 07-20-2000 11:06 AM       View Profile for Dennis L. White   Email Dennis L. White   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dennis L. White

Lady Lost,
  A wonderful tribute to a wonderful Mom and friend of Passions! A mothers voice truely can soothe many a woe! How fortunate you are to have such a caring and talented mother. I see her talents did not stop with her generation but she has graciously passed them along to you! Bless you both!
Dennis :^)


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When the veiling cloud has past
Playful shadows dance

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3 posted 07-20-2000 01:34 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Lady Lost, This poem is simply beautiful, nice job and wonderful tribute.  
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 07-20-2000 06:26 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Lovely thoughts in this poem dedicated to a beautiful person
Liz
ellie LeJeune
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5 posted 07-20-2000 07:04 PM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

Dear sweet daughter of mine; How do I begin to thank you for this magnificent tribute?
You have just found your lovely gift for writing poetry and I'm so excited for you and very proud. Your poetry and your gift
are exquisite, just as you are! So, here's your prize...LALALALALA! I love you, Mom

Summers haunting melody
that awakens
the butterflies,
calling them to join
the dance
in their silent song
of praise to God.  
    
eL


[This message has been edited by ellie LeJeune (edited 07-20-2000).]
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What a beautiful tribute to your Mother!  Like you, I adore my mom too. I loved the last stanza, how true it is:

"No matter if your voice is bad
it will take away your child's tears;
Your song comes from the angels
and that is all he hears!"

Beautiful, that reminds me of my mom because she really can't sing at all, but I always loved to hear her sing and talk to me at bedtime anyways, parents, especially mothers are perfect in their child's eyes!

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee


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[This message has been edited by Melissa Honeybee (edited 07-20-2000).]
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7 posted 07-20-2000 07:35 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

What a lovely song of tribute to your mom! Being tone deaf doesn't mean her heart can't sing!    
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L.L.,
  I appreciate the wonderful tribute you pay your mother here.  And a treasured friend of mine, she has never sung to me--but offered many kind and insightful words of advise and incouragement.  I think your Mother is a wonderful Lady, and you are too, if you two are anything alike.  God bless you,  David

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9 posted 07-20-2000 09:26 PM       View Profile for BSC   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BSC

Oh, you are definitely your Mother's daughter!!!  This is just beautiful, and how wonderful that you have joined her (and the rest of us) here.  She certainly is special.  Terrific tribute to a terrific lady.  Bonnie
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Gosh! All of your responses are wonderful, thank you so much!  My mom raised 6 children, me being somewhere in the middle, and even though our house was often times chaotic, she never had trouble making us all feel cherished and loved individually...she really is "Supermom" in my eyes! Thanks again for your kind words!

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This is such a lovely tribute to your Mom!

Denise
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12 posted 07-21-2000 08:47 PM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

lovely poetic song this is and the affection and pride a mother has for her child just shines through in the last stanza
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13 posted 07-22-2000 11:28 AM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

Dear sweet Beth; Just one last word from me!
I am so proud of you! I love you! Mom

Summers haunting melody
that awakens
the butterflies,
calling them to join
the dance
in their silent song
of praise to God.

eL
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14 posted 07-22-2000 12:02 PM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner

this is so wonderful..its amazing how an "angel's song" can soothe the soul!     

i remember my grandfather singing to us in his gruff ole voice--it was the most comforting song we knew...this makes me wish i could hear the "angels song" again...

i can tell from her replies that your mom is so very touched by this tribute to her..

great job!  
dg


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LadyLost~
Awwwwwwwwwww !
Awwwwwwwwwww !
This is so tenderly touching.
Wonderful tribute to the voice of 'angels'...
Mom's are like that .... yeah, we are !
~*Marge*~




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16 posted 07-25-2000 02:16 AM       View Profile for kelieth   Email kelieth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit kelieth's Home Page   View IP for kelieth

Musical harmony in beautiful verse.  Spine chilling and its great to see your mom and you very close.           I just don't have words to describe the beauty in the love in this post and in the responses as well.  Grrrrrrreat job.  

Kevin

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17 posted 07-25-2000 04:41 AM       View Profile for midnightblues   Email midnightblues   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit midnightblues's Home Page   View IP for midnightblues

Such a delightful piece! Makes me wanna sing...I'm going off to play on my piano!!!! Lady Lost how sweet of u!

love, michelle


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18 posted 07-26-2000 04:31 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Indeed a delight to read and a wonderful tribute.
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just touching...yes
 
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