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Lorelei54
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0 posted 01-07-2000 11:10 AM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lorelei54

My oldest son turned sixteen yesterday
It seems like minutes since he was born
I wonder why we let time get in the way
And end up feeling sad and forlorn.

Looking back into the past few years
I've had a chance to smile and shed some tears
But all in all he's brought joy to my heart
And now through fate, we live apart.

I'm proud to call him my oldest son
And although he is not the only one
He's the first I see grow to manhood
And I'm pleased to see him doing things he should.

So Happy Birthday dear sweet young man
Your mama sends her love across the miles
I just want to let let you know I'm your biggest fan
And the thought of you, brings many  smiles.

© Copyright 2000 Lorelei54 - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 01-07-2000 11:13 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Beautiful, Lor!!! Your love shines through. Save this for him... he'll appreciate it even more in 20 years! *S* Well done!
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2 posted 01-07-2000 11:14 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so sweet, Lorelei! So sad, though, that you aren't together.   As a mom, myself, I can feel for your pain.

Wish him a Happy Birthday from me too!  

 Denise

Toerag
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3 posted 01-07-2000 11:19 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Very sweet Lorelei...I know the feelings you have.....But, think about it sweets....in another four or five years, LongJohn may grow into manhood too?
Corinne
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4 posted 01-07-2000 11:24 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

This one really touched me, Lorelei, without going into intimate detail, let me just say that I can relate to your poem!

Hope he feels the happiness and love in this poem across the miles!

Corinne
Lorelei54
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5 posted 01-07-2000 11:27 AM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

Thanks for your comments all...and look what I did to my picture..yikes!  I promise I am not this funny looking..help!!!  
Marilyn
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6 posted 01-07-2000 11:32 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

This is a wonderful tribute, I am sure he will love it. Even through distance love is felt. They grow much too fast. Mine are not 16 yet but the time will come much too fast.

LngJhnAg
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7 posted 01-07-2000 11:32 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

I too love this young man.  He's got his head screwed on right, and I respect the things he says and does.  As for my lil Lorelei - now does everybody see what a lucky man I am?  She's got two more boys coming along who are also terrific kids.  We miss them all.

As for me growing up in another four or five years... never!  Lorelei keeps me young and glad to be alive!  She is the living equivalent of the Fountain of Youth, and I love that girl so.

Incidently, that is NOT "the" chair.
Lorelei54
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8 posted 01-07-2000 11:38 AM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

Leave it to LJA to think about "the chair!"

Anyone know how to edit/delete photos?
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9 posted 01-07-2000 11:39 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

That's the spirit, LongJhn, never grow Up!
hehehehehe

Lorelei - your picture is lovely! Not funny looking at all! Nice to see ya!    

 Denise

Martie
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10 posted 01-07-2000 11:46 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Very sweet and loveing tribute to your son, Lorelei.  I like your picture and what a great smile!

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Toerag
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11 posted 01-07-2000 11:47 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

LongJohn....I'm sorry man....I just made a typo...what Lorelei said was; "I'll be glad when LongJohn GROWS a manhood..."
Nan
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12 posted 01-07-2000 04:26 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Tell him Happy Birthday for me, Lorelei....

...and you guys better not be partying without me!!!
LngJhnAg
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13 posted 01-07-2000 04:44 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Toerag - lmao@grows - that was pretty quick, ya scalawag!
Coegwyr
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14 posted 01-07-2000 06:25 PM       View Profile for Coegwyr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Coegwyr


Nice poem Lorelei, I can remember when I was that age.......JUST!!

 Yes, I admit your general rule. That every poet is a fool:
But I myself may serve to show it. That every fool is not a poet.

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15 posted 01-07-2000 07:30 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wonderful....brought back my own memories! Good job!  
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16 posted 01-07-2000 07:37 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Nice work, Lorelei. Nothing more touching than a mother's poem to her son. He has a great mother.....unlike test tube Toe.
 
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