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Somehow, I Survived

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 01-01-2000 07:15 AM       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


Too sleepy-eyed to stay awake
I missed the sound of thunderous quake
The new millennium reared its head
While I was fast asleep in bed

When I awoke on New Years Day
I took precautions in a way
Afraid that this was all a dream
An act of God, a clever scheme

Was this real or fantasy
That everything looked real to me
It seems that I survived somehow
For we should all be dead by now

Then I decided to explore
To look beyond my bedroom door
I ventured down the steps in fear
Of what disaster might appear

For I had not prepared myself
With food and water on the shelf
Nor C-volt batteries did I buy
Nor candle wicks, nor shoo fly pie

With cautious hand I turned the switch
And light appeared to my bewitch
Enchanted was I by the sight
Of man made power and man made light

I turned on my computer switches
To view the damages and glitches
But Windows opened up its eyes
It had not died to my surprise

The passionate poets still were there
Posting verses everywhere
And that was what I feared the most
Losing friends and poet's post

For I can live without the water
I'd feed on maize and barnyard fodder
But heaven help my family
If I didn't have my poetry

Elizabeth Santos
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whiskey
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1 posted 01-01-2000 09:11 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

WOnderful Liz and we all feel the same to loose our poetry and our friends would be the worst thing to ever happen  

Julie
Denise
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2 posted 01-01-2000 12:09 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Our thoughts and fears were the same, Elizabeth! I was awake at midnight to greet the New Year (quite a hushed,calm one, as if God Himself had laid a soft blanket upon the world) I, too, had a fear that something would go wrong, even though we had the advantage of seeing the rest of the world go through it first with no problems! Still there was a little fear in the back of my mind! I was pleasantly surprised that the T.V. and lights stayed lit! And then this morning, I warily turned on my computer with a prayer that all would be well! And here we all are, without missing a beat! Wonderful! And wonderful poem, Elizabeth!  

 Denise

hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 01-01-2000 01:03 PM       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

I am laughing, smiling and feeling warm with your words. Seems we all feared losing this safe haven almost as much as anything else  
hoot_owl_rn
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I am laughing, smiling and feeling warm with your words. Seems we all feared losing this safe haven almost as much as anything else  
Echo Rhayne
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5 posted 01-01-2000 02:04 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

LMAO, well i am glad myself that I didnt lose my dear contact with fellow poets!  Happy New Year!!


 ~*~ 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! ~*~

Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 01-01-2000 02:23 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

So glad to see I wasn't the only one!
Thanks, everyone
Liz
First__Knight
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7 posted 01-01-2000 06:03 PM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Still checking out to see if mine is still working......hehe.  And still trying to contact my hearts calling....Maybe she will see me posting and look me up....LOL  Liked this Liz

 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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8 posted 01-01-2000 06:19 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Losing touch with you...and the other poets would have really been a disaster, for sure!

Were we supposed to have shoo fly pie?

Wonderful expressions here.
Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 01-01-2000 06:46 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I'm sure she will find you, First Knight

No, but Shoo Fly Pie is a staple where I live
Thanks for the comment, I, too, don't know what I would do without the poets. It's funny how it seems I know some of them better than I know some of my life long friends.
Liz
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10 posted 01-01-2000 06:59 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Wonderful poem Elizabeth!    
I'm so glad to get home and find everything intact, though I never really worried about it! No bottled water and vienna sausages for me either...LOL (even though I hear Kamla was stocking up on those sausages! ROTFLMAO)

Happy New Year to you!


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


Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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This is very, very cute!  I had to laugh!  We were stocked up, and I was lying awake at midnight.  Our computers safely disconnected. Thank God, nothing happened.  This morning I was emotionally exhausted by the stress of weeks getting ready, and then the relief of nothing happening.  But it's okay.  We're ready now in case of the perpetually warned coming earthquake, or other natural disaster.
Elizabeth Santos
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12 posted 01-01-2000 09:08 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Caroline and Rosemary,
I wonder if anyone counted the number of broadcasting hours spent on this subject. That's why I don't watch TV. I believe less than half of what I'm told,
Thank you for your comments
Liz
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13 posted 01-01-2000 09:36 PM       View Profile for Red   Email Red   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Red

Y'all are like one big happy family around here aren't you?  Great poem..... I must say it made me smile and think of my poor grandmother who's stocked her cupboards with TONS of canned food becuase she thought the world was going to end.lol   I must say, every poem I've read in here so far is amazing, there are some very talented people posting poetry around here!!!!  
Gemini
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14 posted 01-05-2000 10:12 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Very excellent poem!  The only thing we found out that wasn't Y2K compliant was the alternator in our van, once we made it home from up north through an hour blizzard, I immediately turned on my computer and found all was right with the world and poets in it!
Severn
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15 posted 01-06-2000 01:24 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

LOL Lizzy!

Honestly - if you need some Vienna sausages go see 'deer - he is my chief supplier - but be sure to ask him if he is decently attired first OK?

Is there anything you can't write about my friend?

Well done.

K

 '...I want to be free - free to know people and their backgrounds - free to move to different parts of the world...' Sylvia Plath
Nan
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16 posted 01-06-2000 09:07 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I was right there with ya - I didn't do a thing differently either - hehe - I did check in with Craig - and Rainbow Girl - and the other folks over on the other side of the ocean - and since all was well with them, I let it ride......
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17 posted 01-06-2000 09:16 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I love this! *S* Since I live in an area that gets to wait out hurricane season with breath held every year, I had flashlights, etc... but my primary concern was whether my computer would let me send smooches to a certain gentleman! LOL.

My computer did drift back to 1/4/1980 for a while (if only my paycheck would drift back to what I was earning then! LOL) But what shocked me is how the people around here kept stocking up all through New Year's Eve... in spite of the overwhelming evidence that the rest of the world was making it through their midnights without mishap! As of last night, there's still no bread on the shelves in the stores... These people were without power for 2 weeks after Hurricane Andrew paid a visit... and they take no chances! *G*
Elizabeth Santos
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18 posted 01-06-2000 09:34 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you all for all those comments. After Monica, I stopped watching the news, and even before that believed less than half of what was being said, so I didn't panic on this one. I figured since the Chichipu Indians could survive the millenium, so could I
Liz
 
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