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Wanderings of the Soul

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 01-19-2000 10:11 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

Wanderings of the Soul

I often think as best I can
From where I came to where I am
And wonder at the distance passed
To reach a place of warmth at last

I often wonder in the night
Why I rejected easy plight
From comfort of a feather bed
To crystal granite rock instead

And rather than a lighter load
I chose the more precarious road
Along the rocky path I plod
And felt forsaken by my God

I wondered why He let me fall
So many times as I recall
Abandoned in the lonely night
With weathered wing in awkward flight

I always paid the price it seems
For following romantic dreams
And sometimes it would seem unjust
The price to pay for simple trust

I often wonder why I chose
The thorny branch instead of rose
It wasn't pride or selfish goal
But just the wanderings of the soul

The lessons of the truth of self
The spirit had to learn itself
And looking back I marvel now
At how life teaches life somehow

Recalling now the total sum
Of where I've been to where I've come
I know that each and every day
My God was there to pave the way

Elizabeth Santos




[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 01-19-2000).]
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simplyYRREHS
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1 posted 01-19-2000 10:17 AM       View Profile for simplyYRREHS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for simplyYRREHS

Heavenly, Liz, simply heavenly.  This left me with a "Footprint-ish" taste...which I liked very much.  Your writings are very insightful and inspirational.

Sherry

 "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." ~Henry David Thoreau


Saxoness
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2 posted 01-19-2000 10:23 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Lovely...and with such a wonderful flow to it! A keeper for sure

 "Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot

Danny Holloway
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3 posted 01-19-2000 10:45 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

I enjoyed this peom very much. It made me reflect on "where I've been to where I've come".  So well written!
DH
hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 01-19-2000 11:28 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

Elizabeth...absolutely beautiful my friend. He knows what is best for us and will not give us anything that we can not handle. Life is mysterious, but I'm a firm believer everything happens for a reason. He led you to us and you've made such an impact on peoples lives here...see there are reasons  
Paul Hoekman
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5 posted 01-19-2000 12:00 PM       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

This is my absolute
favorite poem
I may have ever read!
You have described
my journey as well,
which has also brought
me back to His loving arms
after many years struggling
in the wilderness trying
to follow my soul
when it was actually the
Spirit I should have kept
my inner eye on.
GLORIOUS

THANK YOU!
Elizabeth


[This message has been edited by Paul Hoekman (edited 01-19-2000).]
Martie
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6 posted 01-19-2000 01:16 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This poem touched me a great deal Liz.  The roads we take are paved with so many lessons.  You express so beautifully!
Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 01-19-2000 02:34 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
The feel of this poem is within its real.
Exquisite. Love Sy
JOY 14
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8 posted 01-19-2000 03:47 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!  Elizabeth, this just proved my belief that everything happens for a reason!  

 JOY

Nate Dogg
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9 posted 01-19-2000 03:51 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Wow! beautiful poem Liz. Your wordplay is so brillant!

 Nathan
Elizabeth Santos
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10 posted 01-19-2000 03:58 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sherry,
Thank you for such a wonderful compliment, about this and other poems. I'm glad you liked it
Liz

Saxoness,
Thanks so much
Liz

Danny,
It's not such a bad idea to remember how we got to where we are. It can keep things in perspective
Thanks
Liz

Hoot,
Yes, I agree with what you said in your response. It's nice if we can always remember that an see the reasons,and thank you for a very kind compliment
Liz

Paul,
You certainly do go way beyond a normal response to everybodys poetry. Thank you
very much, and I'm glad you liked the poem. Looks like we're birds of a feather
Liz

Martie,
If something I write touches you, I'm as happy as a lark
Love ya
Liz

Sy,
I'm sure you know this feeling, but I think you chose wiser roads than I
Love
Liz

JOY, You and Nate snuck in as I was posting this response, so I hope you will see this edit. Thanks for your exuberant comments. My poem doesn't prove it but God has proven it
Liz

NATE, I hope you see this, I wasn't overlooking you. Thanks so much for such a nice compliment
Liz

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 01-19-2000).]
Corinne
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11 posted 01-19-2000 04:37 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

The best road to take is the one that goes somewhere.

Great poem, think I must be the one tail-gating you!

Corinne
Nan
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12 posted 01-19-2000 06:02 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 wonderful, Elizabeth... It's an absolutely wonderful message in a very well-crafted work.... I like it...
Denise
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13 posted 01-19-2000 06:46 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

What can I say to this great piece
Of lessons learned along the way
Of struggles hard and then release
When finding He stayed every day?

Such love He gives to His dear child
To whisper gently in the ear
'Twas He who led her through the wild
He never left, was always near.

I LOVE IT!


[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 01-19-2000).]
Severn
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14 posted 01-19-2000 09:18 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Lizzy - this is divine...I love it!

I always paid the price it seems
For following romantic dreams
And sometimes it would seem unjust
The price to pay for simple trust

Oh how I can identify with this verse - my friend - another masterpiece from your pen.

K
Elizabeth Santos
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15 posted 01-19-2000 09:23 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Corrine
Here in Pa. the roads don't go anywhere, it's a winding maze
Thanks for your comments
Liz

Nan, Glad you liked this and thanks so much
Liz'

Denise
How sweet of you to write a poem and it is so true, we just don't always recognize it
Thanks, sweetie
Liz
Sunshine
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16 posted 01-19-2000 09:23 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Very, very, very well done...it sang.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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17 posted 01-19-2000 09:44 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Wow! There is nothing about this poem that is not perfect....every syllable, every word, every beat.....beautiful.
Marge Tindal
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18 posted 01-19-2000 10:08 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Elizabeth, my loving friend-

This is EXQUISITE.
And to think that this early
morning you said you needed a
hug .... must of worked in a
big way, dear one.

I've read everything you've posted
here since day one ... It is my
absolute opinion that this is your
GOLD MEDAL WINNER !

What a jewel to behold.
Love you ... ~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Elizabeth Santos
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19 posted 01-19-2000 10:14 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Kamla,
I think you relate to a lot of things. I hope you got my e-mail and I'll write tomorrow
Thanks, dear
Liz

Sunshine
That's what poetry is ---Music!
Thanks so much
Liz

Michael
A compliment from Balladeer on rhyme and meter is worth gold
Thank you
Liz
Elizabeth Santos
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20 posted 01-19-2000 10:22 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos


Dear Marge
WOW, What a lovely response!
I'm glad you liked this poem and thanks for your e-mails. I'll send you a note real soon
Thanks for those kind words
Love ya,
Liz

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 01-19-2000).]
catslair
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21 posted 01-19-2000 10:37 PM       View Profile for catslair   Email catslair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for catslair

What a powerful....yet gentle piece about many realisations of life...all put together so beautifuuly in these lines.......
really enjoyed it..
thankyou..
Eloise
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22 posted 01-20-2000 01:00 AM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Liz, what an elegant and beautiful poem this is.  The message is wonderful. I too, have to say this is one of my favorites of yours, but then they are all so beautiful it's hard to pick just one.  

[This message has been edited by Eloise (edited 01-20-2000).]
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23 posted 01-20-2000 01:25 AM       View Profile for A Friend   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Friend

This is one that has brought back so many memories.
You have done a great job with your wording.
Keep up the good work
Severn
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24 posted 01-20-2000 06:26 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Love ya, Lizzy.

K
 
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