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You Picked Me Up

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 01-22-2000 05:41 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



You Picked Me Up

You picked me up beside the road
And taught my foot to step again
And there was not another soul
Who would have done the same

In my very darkest hour
With total strange surrounding me
You pushed on through and rescued me
And set my spirit free

You held my hand when it was cold
And led me through the pouring rain
You made me look within my soul
And gave me back my name

You taught me how to live again
You gave a purpose to my day
You showed me truth in simple ways
And taught me how to pray

You held me up, you kept me warm
You lent a shoulder for my tears
You let me soar, you honored me
And comforted my fears

You kept my life on steady keel
You understand the way I feel
You tolerate my misgivings
You taught the joy of living

You found me there, alone, downtrod
Thought abandoned by my God
And then you gave me life somehow
And loved me well from then til now

And now you stand there right before me
Holding back the loving tears
And tell me that I've been your strength
And comfort through the years

Elizabeth Santos




[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 01-22-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Dark Angel
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1 posted 01-22-2000 05:52 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

ohhh Elizabeth, this is truly beautiful!! Especially loved the last 4 line.   *HUGS*

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Paul Hoekman
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2 posted 01-22-2000 07:42 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

NEVER

CEASE

TO

AMAZE

ME

!
Munda
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3 posted 01-22-2000 07:51 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

This is so beautiful Liz.
HUGS

Munda
Mike
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4 posted 01-22-2000 09:36 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Well done.  Enjoyed.
Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 01-22-2000 09:37 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
This is a wonderful poem and I enjoyed the read very much. I haven't been active lately
but every one has a dry period.
Keep posting and I will keep reading. Love Sy
hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 01-22-2000 09:41 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

Very Beautiful Elizabeth  
freeverse
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7 posted 01-22-2000 10:15 AM       View Profile for freeverse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for freeverse

beautiful work..I love it..
Martie
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8 posted 01-22-2000 11:09 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I am touched to tears by this loving poem.
Denise
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9 posted 01-22-2000 12:30 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

We all need that special 'picker-upper' in our lives. There is nothing more special than when it goes both ways.

This is beautiful, Elizabeth! HUGS

Denise
Marge Tindal
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10 posted 01-22-2000 01:09 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

I could just cry ... and I am.
Elizabeth, my friend ...
is it any wonder he loves you so.
I'd say he's glad he 'found' you.
What a beauty you are within your soul.

When hearts speak freely with love ...
it's because love is overflowing.
Your heart overflows and pours onto
the pages of my life.  God, I'm so
thankful for you.
Love ~*Marge*~>/b>


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Sunshine
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11 posted 01-22-2000 01:12 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I am so pleased to see that you find the strength to continue sharing during this time.  Our prayers are with you and Tony.

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


Gemini
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12 posted 01-22-2000 01:21 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

A very lovely and heartfelt poem.  
Toerag
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13 posted 01-22-2000 01:21 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

I picked up a gal once,
Down in New Orleans,
Gee we had alotta fun
I was only seventeen.

She taught me things I never knew,
My acne cleared that day,
My dematologist was shocked too,
She was worth the bucks I paid!
Pepper
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14 posted 01-22-2000 02:57 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

So touching...so beautiful Liz....
Elizabeth Santos
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15 posted 01-22-2000 03:01 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you dear poets, for your loving remarks and of course, one more laugh from Toe
Liz
Severn
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16 posted 01-22-2000 08:33 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Lizzy - you lovely woman. Hearing your voice today was a blessing and I am proud to call you my friend. And I agree with Marge(y) - is it any wonder he loves you!

Love ya, Kamla

SEA
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17 posted 01-22-2000 08:56 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Elizabeth, your words are so gentle. So sweet and loving. Simply wonderful!   -SEA
Balladeer
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18 posted 01-22-2000 11:03 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Isn't it amazing how we draw strength from each other? This poem is so accurate. By giving strength we receive it and by receiving strength we give it.....as it should be.
One Who Understands
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19 posted 01-23-2000 02:25 AM       View Profile for One Who Understands   Email One Who Understands   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for One Who Understands

My god that was beautiful.

I hope someday I will be as lucky.

Wonderful poem
Asparagus
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20 posted 01-23-2000 03:11 AM       View Profile for Asparagus   Email Asparagus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Asparagus

Elisabeth, great poem!
you speak of a kind of love i would be only too happy to share with someone!
you are very blessed,.....and very talented.
Em
PhaerieChild
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21 posted 01-23-2000 10:10 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Elizabeth, as I sit and contemplate what you must be going through I realize how strong your love for this man is. A very glowing tribute to him. My thoughts and prayers are still with you and Tony. Love is a strange but wonderul thing and when we have it and are able to give it, it becomes something that no one can break.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho


Elizabeth Santos
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22 posted 01-23-2000 10:53 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

All of your comments are being printed and read by our family.
Thank you all very much
Liz
 
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