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Tramp Poet
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0 posted 01-06-2000 04:21 AM       View Profile for Tramp Poet   Email Tramp Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Tramp Poet's Home Page   View IP for Tramp Poet


A NEVER ENDING LOVE
Puttering about the house this morn
a honey do here and a honey do there.
Found a worn out, chewed up, old piece of suede leather.
My son's dog knew it before I did
he danced and sang in circles, crying,
"Don't you remember?"
first memories, then awe, then tears,  then love.

Carefully folding the tattered leather
putting my finger through the holes
smelling the boy and his left behind dog.
It seemed there were tears in the dogs eyes
as he looked up to me for answers
answers I, in turn,
look to Heaven to dispense.

My son's dog and I found their toy this morn
oh how they loved to play tug,  
hide and seek, and chase
my son's dog would growl and growl,
and my son would laugh.
Oh God in Heaven, how I miss his laugh
I laid the leather in my son's dog's bed
with his cardboard and old blankets,
now there is comfort.

My son's dog can sleep with my son once again.....
thank you God for the love,
the love that keeps us on...
the love that my son's dog holds in his heart.
thank you,  dear Father, for that leather
for Your sweet, sweet, never ending love
Your love that knows the loss of a Son.....

D.J.Burt  Cervantes  1/96
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© Copyright 2000 Daniel James Burt - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 01-06-2000 04:44 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Daniel - this is...so sad, yet with much loving faith in God. Thankyou for sharing this piece of your heart here with us.

Welcome to Passions...I will be looking out for more of your work.

K

 '...I want to be free - free to know people and their backgrounds - free to move to different parts of the world...' Sylvia Plath
JamesMichael
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2 posted 01-06-2000 05:06 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Hi Daniel,   This is such a sad story but also a wonderful story about caring and as you have revealed so eloquently a never ending Love.    James
Poet deVine
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3 posted 01-06-2000 08:10 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Welcome to the family. I loved this...it's so sad..
Toerag
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4 posted 01-06-2000 08:29 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Good grief! This is a fantastic piece of work!.....as we would say down here in Alabama; "Stronger than an acre of garlic".......Welcome....I think you're gonna be a real popular poet here....
suthern
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on the threshold of a dream


5 posted 01-06-2000 08:50 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

You do know how to make an entrance, don't you? *S* Welcome!!!! (Or to add another southern saying... "Y'all jes come on in, set yoreself down, and make yerself comfterble!" LOL)
This is beautiful and heartbreaking... and I look forward to more of your work!!!
Meadowmuse
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6 posted 01-06-2000 10:02 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Rarely does one find such poignant images and heart whisperings. Thank you for sharing yours. Delightful, sad, and memory~evoking poem.

Dear LadyClaire

Nan
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7 posted 01-06-2000 10:08 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is a truly wonderful tribute... You're welcome among us.... Watch out, though - We're a truly Passionate bunch!
whiskey
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8 posted 01-06-2000 10:12 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Wonderful Poem , So sad Welcome to passions  
Denise
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9 posted 01-06-2000 10:13 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Welcome to Passions! This is a wonderful tribute that brought tears to my eyes. Well done.

 Denise

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10 posted 01-06-2000 10:29 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Hey sweet Brother of mine!!! Really good poem!! I remember when you first wrote this way back when and sent it to me so long ago. It's still a tear-jerker. I sure do miss you and Wendy Woo and it's about time you finally decided to mosey on over here to netpoets. I tol' you it was a neat place to come and hang out and jes' write. I love you lots bro.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
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Paul Hoekman
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11 posted 01-06-2000 10:32 AM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

YOU HAVE CONNECTED VERY DEEPLY WITH ME!
                    paul
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12 posted 01-06-2000 01:42 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

The sadness of small things that trigger huge memories--what supurb writing.  

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Tramp Poet
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13 posted 01-06-2000 01:54 PM       View Profile for Tramp Poet   Email Tramp Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tramp Poet's Home Page   View IP for Tramp Poet

thank you all for you affirmations
after nearly four decades of rejection slips
and shiester publishers...tis rather refreshing to connect to y'all.
lol warning i do have a closet full of this stuff, keep asking and i will continue sharing.
Thank you especially dear sister mine, for the arm twisting, step along invite!

most often on paper,
bleeding


  there is only one...
Romans 10:9-10
 
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