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RainbowGirl
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0 posted 12-27-1999 08:41 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Written by my Mother Hen: Suthern

PINK RIBBONS

I'm not the same woman I was last year.
Pieces of the me I was are no longer here.
But that's OK, for this way,
I discovered depths of courage I never knew I had.
The dreaded diagnosis changed my life completely
But I've learned to appreciate just how very sweetly
Breath is drawn at each new dawn.
I've learned to cherish the joy, banish the sad,
And experience the wonder of simply being alive.
Don't talk to me of odds, for I know I'll survive!
I'll wear my smile and share my style.
I've not been diminished as a woman at all!
I'm victor, not victim, no matter what you think,
For I've stood up and stared down Death and made him blink
And learned my way a bit each day.
I'm a woman with pink ribbons, standing tall.


Bless you..I read this so often and it gives me courage, makes me less scared makes me feel like I could still be someone...it's the only way I could think of to say thank you for being you, for loving me and caring about me in a way no one has done before...thanks Mum, sister and friend all rolled into one...and for all the love you show with "Pink Ribbons"

Little chick  HUSG

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.



[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 12-27-1999).]
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1 posted 12-27-1999 08:45 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

That's the spirit, Rainbow--HUGS to you and Suthern--and Suthern, that is a beautiful poem you have there.

Elizabeth

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Tripped the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York."


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2 posted 12-27-1999 09:13 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

So full of love and courage. Well done, Suthern! Thanks for sharing, Rainbow!

 Denise


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3 posted 12-27-1999 09:36 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Lots of warmth and love between these two.Beautiful poem, too!
Liz
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4 posted 12-27-1999 09:39 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Thanks for posting this--it is beautiful and full of courage and love.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
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5 posted 12-27-1999 09:44 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Very inspirational and with a great message. Great job, Suthern  
Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 12-27-1999 09:50 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

RG and Suthern,
A warm and tender poem,
Bless you both. *L* Sy
Echo Rhayne
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7 posted 12-27-1999 11:15 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Tis truly inspirational!


 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

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8 posted 12-28-1999 12:26 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

You said in you comments you feel like you could still be someone.....Well you are someone you need not just feel like you can be.....YOU ARE and to each of us you are someone special RainbowGirl  

 I have learned that the pain of a lost love will fade, But the memory of having loved will last forever.

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An inspirational message of survival and dignity. Excellent and heart~stirring...thank you for sharing this!
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As I'm writing this reply....I got out
my pink ribbon and put it on, in honor
of Rainbow...with this ribbon is hope
and strength......
Suthern...with your permission, I would
like to copy this and share it with my
local chapter of the Breast Cancer
Society.It is a piece that I'm sure
will be of great comfort to the ladies
that are survivors; like myself; and
the girls who are going through this
now.It touched me to my very
core....Thank you.....
Rainbow, honey, my heart and prayers
are with you at this scary time......I
have a strong feeling that no matter
what the diagnosis is....you will
remain  strong; and a positive
inspiration to all who are a part of
your life....God be with you.....my
heart is....and so is my love

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11 posted 12-28-1999 09:33 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

this is beautiful.....as are the both of you.....ahhhhh this one made me cry....big big hugs to you both
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12 posted 12-28-1999 11:34 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Courage is not just for soldiers in battle, we have our own battles to face in our daily lives. Your courage is an example to us all. Your ready smile and hugs are given without reservation. Suthern has captured you completely in her wonderful poem! I am proud to call you friend!  
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Exceptional... inspirational... and everything in between... and pink is a color that lies beyond a rainbow, isn't it?
Even that is within your grasp...
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14 posted 12-28-1999 08:42 PM       View Profile for cjs9853   Email cjs9853   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for cjs9853

this is beautiful, great message.thank you suthern for being just a wonderful friend to rainbow you are a very special someone rainbow god bless you.
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15 posted 12-29-1999 12:35 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Bless you all...wish you could see my face because then you'd know why I can't say much...

Love you all....but, Suthern didn't write it for me, I believe she wrote it for someone specific at the time but my memory could be wrong (it's age, you know) when she's back, she'll perhaps say....I'll say more later but in the meantime, Pepper, that pink suits you sweetheart...bless

Take care...HUSG

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

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16 posted 12-29-1999 11:02 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Rainbow, my very special friend with the music-box laugh~~~You are in my every thought today...check your email when you can  

Suthern...big hugs for a great piece of writing, filled with compassion and hope. You are a wonderful lady  


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


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Suthern...this is a beautiful piece of poetry that speaks to many people.
I myself wear a pink ribbon on my uniform every night.
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Beau-tif-imous!
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Simply wonderful...courage in the eye of a storm...
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20 posted 12-29-1999 06:05 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Bless, it is truly a wonderful poem and written with so much love and care and applies to so many, sadly!

And for those that know, I get my results in 7/10 days, so I hope you'll be forgiving if I'm somewhat peculiar...LOL...well, ok, more peculiar..*g*

HUGS

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

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