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If I dropped dead

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Deb Lynne
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Where blue skies meet blue oce


0 posted 01-22-2000 08:40 AM       View Profile for Deb Lynne   Email Deb Lynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Deb Lynne


If I dropped dead, if it was my time
To leave this earth and all behind
To venture on to a land of new
Would I be ready? I don't have a clue!

My world possessions don't amount to a lot
But I'm awfully proud of the things I've got
When I'm gone will they get packed away
For my daughter to remember me by some day?

What will she think when she stumbles across
All those old books that I couldn't toss?
Will she understand the joy of word
Reading of new places and things unheard?

Will she think her Mother had lost her mind
For writing all the poems that she'll find
Written on paper, box tops and more
Stored away in places she's never looked before?

Her mom isn't a neat freak, just of the simple belief
That things left scattered don't cause any grief
Unless you don't understand the system at hand
You have to love poetry to completely understand!

After I left this world behind, "maybe to get my wings"?
My daughter will find part of me amongst my earthly things
I leave behind all that I ever thought, felt and cried
Maybe it wasn't the best, but Lord knows I certainly tried!


[This message has been edited by Deb Lynne (edited 01-22-2000).]
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hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 01-22-2000 09:49 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

When she finds those books of poems, she'll think you left behind for her the most precious gift anyone ever could...a part of yourself  
Denise
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2 posted 01-22-2000 01:01 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Even a scrap of paper will become a treasure...worth more than gold!          

Lovely poem!

Denise
Toerag
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3 posted 01-22-2000 01:07 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

If I dropped dead,
Budweiser Beer,
Would be in the red,
In less than a year.

Cops would be layed off,
And some judges might too,
And there'd be one more room,
At the P.I.P. 'stute!

Seriously though Deb...nice poem....well done.....well thought out...
Deb Lynne
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Where blue skies meet blue oce


4 posted 01-22-2000 04:07 PM       View Profile for Deb Lynne   Email Deb Lynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deb Lynne

Hoot...Dee....and Toe...glad you liked. My 11 yr old does indeed share the love of words & shows a promising career in that direction!  XXXXX- fingers crossed!
Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 01-22-2000 04:19 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Deb,
Well done, enjoyed the read. I'm sure she will treasure your things.
G. A. Webb
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since 01-21-2000
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6 posted 01-22-2000 04:33 PM       View Profile for G. A. Webb   Email G. A. Webb   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for G. A. Webb

I know it's all been said before
But what you leave she'll adore
Even scraps left on the floor
She'll look around and still want more

)

Well done.
SEA
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with you


7 posted 01-22-2000 05:50 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

All she has to do is look inside herself to find you. Having your written words will be a treasure onto itself.( beautiful poem)- SEA  
Balladeer
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8 posted 01-22-2000 11:46 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Deb, these are true thoughts. I think we all wonder what our children will think of us when we're gone....from what I know of you, your daughter will be proud to have had you as her mom  
Paul Hoekman
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9 posted 01-22-2000 11:51 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 great!
It is amazing where or what
us poets will write on
to make sure we don't lose
a golden thought.
Which is what she will find
and what it will be worth to her.
 
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