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Emergence to Freedom

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Marilyn
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0 posted 12-27-1999 10:48 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Marilyn

This was written for me as a Christmas present. I received it from a woman who has become very important to me. Funny enough, she is my mother-in-law. (For those of you who do not know...I am divorced) She wrote this about the last few years of my life, since my divorce.

Jo, I could not completely voice my appreciation for this, for I was near tears. Thankyou for being more then family and more then a friend. I love you dearly.

Emergence to Freedom

Web like strands surrounding her,
a cystalyst of hope.
Uncertainty and harshness bind,
yet somehow she will cope.
Slowly, ever growing through,
the shell of love left weak.
She finds herself, emerging with
a better life to seek.
She spreads her wings and tests the air,
no caperpiller-she.
She's found herself, with wings of gold,
'Cause butterflies are free.


In my life, I am truely blest with people who love me. Marilyn Harrison.
© Copyright 1999 Marilyn - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-27-1999 10:53 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

What a beautiful poem...flawless! Thank  you for sharing this, Marilyn.
Nan
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2 posted 12-27-1999 10:57 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is lovely, Marilyn.... I never really divorced the family either...
Christopher
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3 posted 12-28-1999 01:43 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Awesome!
devina
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4 posted 12-28-1999 02:54 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I think it's wonderful that you can still be friends with you ex mother-in-law, I was not so fortunante with my ex fiance's family!  Loved the poem too.
First__Knight
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5 posted 12-28-1999 03:46 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Truly beautiful  

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

Dark Angel
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6 posted 12-28-1999 05:30 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Very Beautiful!! thanks for sharing Marilyn  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Severn
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7 posted 12-28-1999 05:42 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Wonderful, Marilyn - I'm happy for you!

hoot_owl_rn
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8 posted 12-28-1999 09:28 AM       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

Oh Marilyn, this is absolutely beautiful...much like the person it was written for. You are truly a butterfly, spread those wings my friend and fly  
Alicat
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9 posted 12-28-1999 09:36 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Very beautiful, indeed.  I'm very glad that you have someone that lovely and thoughtful in your life.  

Alicat


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Watching modem lights a-blinking
Churning out poetic hash.
Lord, in all Your piety,
Help me keep my sanity:
Please don't let the modem crash! --Alicat


Poet deVine
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10 posted 12-28-1999 11:28 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Beautiful poem, wonderful sentiments. Seems like a rare and unusual friendship.  
Echo Rhayne
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11 posted 12-28-1999 04:50 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

This is beautiful!


 ~*~ 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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12 posted 12-28-1999 06:04 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

How wonderful Maz, so big of her, I know my Mother In Law can't ever do big or thankful things like this.
You are loved my sis, never doubt that.

 At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. (Plato)
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

Moonshine
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13 posted 12-28-1999 08:35 PM       View Profile for Moonshine   Email Moonshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Moonshine's Home Page   View IP for Moonshine

This is beautiful!
Denise
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14 posted 12-28-1999 09:04 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, Marilyn, thank you for sharing this beautiful poem!  

 Denise


Martie
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15 posted 12-28-1999 09:21 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

It's nice to know that not all things are bound by rules--this love is one of them.  Thanks for sharing it.
Marilyn
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16 posted 12-29-1999 12:26 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Thakyou all for your kind responses.

martie...Is there rules in love? I hope not...if there is I think I have broken every one.
Munda
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17 posted 12-29-1999 04:39 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

: ) I've been waiting for this ever since it was mentioned in one of the other forums. I'm glad I can read it now.....a wonderful poem for a wonderful person. : ) Thank you Marilyn and thank you "Mother in Law". : )
Deb Lynne
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18 posted 12-29-1999 06:25 PM       View Profile for Deb Lynne   Email Deb Lynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deb Lynne

With a Mother-in-law that sweet, it makes up for having to go through a divorce.  This is beautiful.
Grandma Jo
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19 posted 01-06-2000 09:09 PM       View Profile for Grandma Jo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Grandma Jo

Just a quick "thank you" from the Mother-in-law. Your comments on my poem are very much appreciated and Marilyn IS very much loved!  Jo
Marilyn
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20 posted 01-06-2000 10:23 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

I think we have brought her out of her shell...lol. I hope to see some work posted here now Grandma!
 
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