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Before You Go To Sleep

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 01-23-2000 08:21 PM       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



Before You Go To Sleep

Before you say good-bye, my love
Dance one more dance with me
And sing me one more loving song
Of fishers of the sea

Before you walk away from me
Please tell me one more tale
Of rolling waves and woven nets
And morning's golden sail

Before you go to sleep, my love
Walk with me once more
Along the fine and whitened sands
Of Ipanema's shore

Before you sail the final voyage
Let's listen to the psalm
The wondrous song of Sabia
From top the coconut palm

Before you leave me all alone
Please sprinkle stardust in my face
Just sing me one more melody
Of fisher's secret place

Before you go to meet our God
Say one more prayer with me
Before you fish the golden fish
In heaven's sparkling sea

So follow now the morning star
Its twinkling path to light the way
And ride the smooth and starlit crests
And fish the fishers' way

Elizabeth Santos






[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 01-23-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 01-23-2000 08:34 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-
God, how this poem speaks your very heart.
Tony ... is soooooo handsome.
And the tears are in my eyes.
I pray again.
I love you both.
Love ~*Marge*~


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Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 01-23-2000 08:39 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you so much Marge, you have been so supportive. I should footnote this poem by saying that we have been given little if any hope, however, we have months ahead to fight it, and are seeking the best medical care available. We have not given up hope. But this poem just came out this way, this is what is in my heart
Liz
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3 posted 01-23-2000 08:53 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

And here I sit with the tears...

Lizzy..this is absolutely stunning and I am SO glad you have writing to express it all. More love to you two and John and the rest of the family...hugs, my too far away sister of verse.


[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 01-23-2000).]
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4 posted 01-23-2000 09:00 PM       View Profile for simplyYRREHS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for simplyYRREHS

~and a prayer from a distant stranger.  beautiful display of your heart, Liz.  Peace be with you always in the days to come.

Sherry

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


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5 posted 01-23-2000 09:14 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

A beautiful expression of your devotion and love which is truly inspiring. You two are in my prayers. God bless you, both. HUGS

Denise
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6 posted 01-23-2000 09:23 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

A man to whom tears does not come easily can barely see to type this reply. God bless you both, Elizabeth.
Martie
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7 posted 01-23-2000 11:19 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I am speechless and tearful in the beauty of you and this devoted and loving poem.  Love to you, Martie.  
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8 posted 01-23-2000 11:23 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

We must truly be a family for my heart hurts so right now. I cry as I type this..for you are a woman both blessed and a blessing. My prayers are with you and Tony. I believe in miracles...............
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9 posted 01-23-2000 11:26 PM       View Profile for tulip   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for tulip

Elizabeth,
This is very beautiful.  I wish you the best in all that you are going through!!!
WhtDove
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10 posted 01-23-2000 11:29 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I'll join in those tears Liz! This is deeply sorrowful! My dear there is always hope in God! And rest assured you both will be in my prayers. If you don't mind I have a list and would like to send out a prayer request for Anthony to have many more pray for him?
If that's alright with you I'll get right on it as soon as you answer!
God bless you Liz and Anthony. May God guide those doctors!

 <*\\\><
Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

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Nan
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11 posted 01-23-2000 11:36 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Elizabeth...
I truly believe that you and Tony are blessed to have each other.  May God Bless you both... My prayers are with you...
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Elizabeth, Beautiful as always my friend, but especially now even more beautiful. You are both in my prayers and thoughts. God Bless you both! *HUGS*

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


Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 01-23-2000 11:43 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I should explain that Tony was born and raised on the small island city of Sao Luis,
on the northern coast of Brazil and all his life has planned on retiring to a similar place, where he could live near the beach and fish in the ocean every day. That is the reason for this theme

Marge, Thanks again for your beautiful response and also for your wonderful phone call.(and instructive e-mails)

Kamla, Thank you dear. It was wonderful to hear your voice. (I don't want to see that phone bill.) Thanks for all your support

Sherry, Not too distant to be felt in my heart
Thank you

Denise, Always there for me, you give me strength

Balladeer. I have a shoulder for you to cry on. I am touched that you were moved by this.Thank you and thanks for your help in getting this picture posted

Martie, It's so wonderful to have you read and feel my emotions. Thank you

PDV. I don't know what I would do right now without my poet family.You all have given so much love and support

Tulip, Thank you so much

Whtdove, Thank you so very much and the answer of course is yes

Love you all
Liz
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14 posted 01-23-2000 11:48 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
My prayers are with you both, God bless. Love Sy
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How could this be posted so long without me seeing?  Liz as I read this my heart fell and my tears began and I can see the love you have for him.  I ask that the Lord find you and that his love embrace you and Tony.  to provide comfort in this time... What a true blessing and gift you have given and may your blessing forever flow.  GOD BLESS

 
I don't buy temporary insanity as they murder defense. Because
people kill people. That's and animal instinct. I think breaking
into someone's home and ironing all their clothes is temporary
insanity.


Tara Simms
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16 posted 01-24-2000 12:01 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

May God bless you and Tony.
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I don't know the exact situation you are going through, but through it I wish you the best out of whatever happens. This poem has made me evaluate some things in my life. Thank you for this wonderful work.
I wish you peace and happiness.
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Oh -- praying, praying HARD ...

Elizabeth, sweet angel-poetess, miracles DO happen.  Believe.

--Kess


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

Meadowmuse
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19 posted 01-24-2000 12:12 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Elizabeth, your poem for your husband is precious and everlasting...as is your love for him. So much of what you impart with these words, I have experienced, so recently. I cannot tell you the depth to which this moves me. Love him within each precious moment, dear Elizabeth, and let him love you just as furiously and peacefully as he can.

Love and shared peace,
Claire

[This message has been edited by Meadowmuse (edited 01-24-2000).]
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20 posted 01-24-2000 01:17 AM       View Profile for One Who Understands   Email One Who Understands   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for One Who Understands

Thats truly beautiful...I really cant say enough.  But I will say that you are in my prayers.  This lovely tribute is warmer than the tear on my cheek.

God Bless
PhaerieChild
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21 posted 01-24-2000 01:58 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Trying to type while tears are streaming down one's face is difficult but when I think of the difficulty you are going through right now it is a small price to pay to tell you that you and Tony will be in our thoughts and prayers in our home for as long as you need and/or want them. This is a lovely post that truly expresses the depth of your love and devotion to your husband. You are truly blessed and are truly a blessing as well. Love and lots of (((hugs)))
to both of you.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho


Elizabeth Santos
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22 posted 01-24-2000 06:07 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Nan, Thank you so much for helping me with this post and for your kind words
Liz

Dark Angel, Thank you dear - so sweet
Liz

Sy, Thank you for all of your loving support
Liz

First night, From someone whose heart has been troubled, your words fall very gently on my ears. Thank you
Liz

Tara, Thank you so much
Liz
Elizabeth Santos
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23 posted 01-24-2000 06:13 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Temptress,Thank you so much for your very kind words. I feel surrounded with love

Kess, thank you dear, with a hug

Claire, Your words warm my heart, so sorry if you've had the same sorrow

Steve, Thank you for your support

Wild child. What a lovely response, Thank you

Liz
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24 posted 01-24-2000 06:50 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Lizzy...You're husband looks like a movie star!  You know you are both in everyone's prayers...(even mine for what it's probably worth), I know exactly what you're going through...but yanno?...It's strange, but from reading most all of your stuff over these past few months...I think you're probably a strong gal....and strength is a very valuable asset right now....not only for yourself and family, but your husband too....Chin up....determined attitude.....and an optimistic look at everyday will help all of you a bunch.....Keep the faith gal....Ya gotta lotta friends here thinking of you!
 
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