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0 posted 11-02-2005 01:35 PM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

time and the price of gentleness

Born into the month of bitter falling,
when every dying flower
begs us hurry or dare the frost;
how can a heart not feel
the loss of even sunlight
to winter's cascading dark?

No graceful lilies sprang for you,
no gentle wildflowers
to blush your days away;
the placid summer's excess
never came, your flowers
the mums and sometimes
a hardy rose or two.

Somehow they were enough,
and though the thorns burn
deep enough to scar,
You bring the flowers home
to warm a hearth with life, where
fire will be needed all too soon.

Time does these things to us,
steals even gifts ungiven,
reaves the price of life away
in coin too precious to count.
It is the heart that gives
our only recompense,
yet somehow, like the roses
and the mums, it is enough.


(For Suthern, on her birthday)

[This message has been edited by Ratleader (11-04-2005 01:25 PM).]

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My apologies, dear lady....I was sick yesterday and didn't go netward....so these wishes come a day late. I do hope it was a good one for you!

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2 posted 11-02-2005 01:45 PM       View Profile for scorpio   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for scorpio

A belated Happy Birthday Suthern!!
I hope it was wonderful!!
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I am truly blessed... My internet time is very limited... and I log on to find this... Oh, wow...

I know I could thank you better if I could see through the tears... or maybe not... for you've left me speechless. *S*
With all my heart, I thank you... for this incredibly beautiful poem... and for a friendship that makes every day a celebration. And though I'm sorry for your discomfort yesterday, your posting today allows me to continue celebrating... yes!

You and your great big heart have filled my heart to overflowing... Thank you... Thank you!!!

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Happy Birthday, Ruth!!     Thank you, Ed for this beautiful poem for a wonderful lady!  
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Firstly, a Happy-Day-After to one of the truest ladies I know~
Delaney and Landry love it when we find out about a birthday ... cause then we get to make our own little 'HAPPY CAKE'~
Sooooo, stretching this birthday of yours out another day will be OUR fun, SweetSuthernOne~

Now ... to Ed~
Shucks alive ... that is just plain beautemous !!!
I'd wait foreverly for a beautiful birthday card such as this to arrive ... even if it came 'Postage Due' !!!

Love n' *Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*No matter what I search for ...
let me know when it is LOVE that I find*~ <))><

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not only the season of falling leaves and vibrant mums...but also the time when the butterflies gather, turning wings towards the warm.  



I know things are hectic now...but soon....
take a day just for you and look for butterflies on the beach.
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Have a wonderful day dear lady!
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In our hectic...
we give harder squeezes
in the hugs...

Wish we had a "super squeeze" for you today...

Hey KIT?



Happy Birthday all year long, Ruth!

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9 posted 11-02-2005 05:16 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

There isn't another person I would rather wish a wonderful, peaceful birthday to than you Ruth.  I hope your life calms down soon, you are such a loving soul and I am sure are in need of rest.

Happy Birthday!
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10 posted 11-02-2005 08:32 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Ed, this is one of your loveliest...straight from the heart.  

Ruth, I'm wishing you a very happy birthday with many, many happy returns of the day.  May this next year bring you many beautiful rewards.   .....jo
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Happy Birthday luvie.

May you find some joy and know that you are loved.
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Big Hugs Ruth !!!
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Ed, A lovely poem for a lovely lady. How nice of you to write and post it to her so we can all appreciate it.

Ruth,I am not good at keeping up with PIP birthdays. But to you I wish a great year.. starting on your day. The first of November is a special day for me. Long story. But I wish for you what the memory holds for me. Best,  martyjo
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Happy Birthday, Suthern...may all your days be loving ones~~


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15 posted 11-04-2005 11:15 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This gift has been with me through the week... a source of sheer joy. *S*

Thank you, Ed... for the beautiful poem... and for being the man you are. *S*

And to all of you who left such wonderful wishes and responses... you touched my heart... and left me smiling... I thank you!!

I am truly blessed... and should I ever forget... I've only to read here again. *S* Thank you thank you thank you!!!
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16 posted 11-04-2005 11:33 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Birthday Song
Belle! I am so sorry to have missed your birthday! Well, my dear, I shall hopefully make up for it by granting you a wish each day until your next one! Magic Wand

You are loved and admired by soooo many!
Birthday Card

Happy Birthday Hugs,
Linda
Make A Wish

P.S. Ed, your poem was exquisite! ~ and highly applicable to our belove Suthern One.

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Dear ruth,
a very merry unbirthday to you, to you. May all your unbirthdays as wonderful for you as you make your birthday as wonderful for others. HuGS

Here in the midst of my lonely abyss, a single joy I find...your presence in my mind.  Unknown


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18 posted 11-07-2005 01:45 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I could have a fortune in the bank... and wouldn't feel as wealthy as I do each time I read this. *S*

Ed... I will treasure this as long as I can manage to keep my blonde wits about me... and beyond. *S* Thank you so very much!

And friends... your wonderful responses truly touch my heart... I hope you each know how much I appreciate your wishes! *S*
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A beautiful birthday tribute.  I once had a piece of classical music written for me, so I think I know how Suthern feels.

- Owl
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