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A White Dove

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Lisa Graham-Marshall
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since 12-31-1999
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Nottingham. UK


0 posted 01-07-2000 06:46 AM       View Profile for Lisa Graham-Marshall   Email Lisa Graham-Marshall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lisa Graham-Marshall

In the spring of march in seventy-seven,
A dove was sent that came from heaven.
God said; "Love and shelter this dove,
As in time to come she will return your love".
A beautiful sister he sent to me,
She giggled and laughed upon my knee.
I saw her crawl then learn to walk,
I was there when she started to talk.
At half past three i would run home to she,
Hoping my sister would play with me.
As the years rolled on our love grew strong,
I would tell her my secrets and all i did wrong.
At night when i had to go to bed,
I never wanted to snuggle a ted.
I would carry my sister into my room,
Together we would sleep under the moon.
Our teenage years held falling outs,
Never knowing what dad was about.
She loved and cared for that drunken man,
Standing by him when he hit our mam.
At last our father finally left,
My darling sister lost all her zest.
Bitter and twisted she soon become,
Believing and blaming it all on mum.
The years that followed were soon to tell,
That life with father was really Hell.
My sister at last she spread her wings,
Happy songs now she always sings.

I had a dream one summers night,
Of a white dove that was full in flight.
I know one day she will fly away..
But in my heart she will always stay.

                                For Cathy.


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Nan
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1 posted 01-07-2000 07:44 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Hello again, Lisa....
Glad you could make it - You're going to love it here... and you chose a great poem for an intro....

Welcome to our "real" Passionate family....
Nancy
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2 posted 01-07-2000 08:11 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Welcome to the family! Check your e-mail for a special card!

This is a lovely tribute to your sister! I look forward to reading more from you.  
Severn
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3 posted 01-07-2000 08:12 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

This is indeed lovely - and welcome!



 '...I want to be free - free to know people and their backgrounds - free to move to different parts of the world...' Sylvia Plath
Paul Hoekman
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since 12-28-1999
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4 posted 01-07-2000 08:23 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

  Good poem lisa,
I'm very sorry you had to go through
something like that.But it sounds as the the RAIN has stopped and you have allmoved on
and grown from it.
           SINCERE paul
Denise
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5 posted 01-07-2000 11:11 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Welcome to Passions, Lisa! I loved your poem! Very lovely tribute to your sister!  

 Denise

Lorelei54
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6 posted 01-07-2000 11:13 AM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

Very loving...I always wished for a sister..lucky lucky you!
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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7 posted 01-07-2000 12:10 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

What a tribute...welcome to passions  
HelmutB
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since 01-06-2000
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8 posted 01-07-2000 05:55 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Heavy lies my heart to read each line
Love is such a great devine
Forgives the bad
calms the sad
For I know the pain she seen
Love is strong and will always intervene
Nice work
Helmut


Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 01-07-2000 06:00 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Welcome to Passions, Lisa!
Nice poem!
Liz
 
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