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Perception

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 01-27-2000 01:49 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

Perception

We sometimes measure happiness by our desired fate
It thrills the heart imagining what future things await

We measure pain by the degree encountered in the past
The fortunate recall that painful moments rarely last

We often look at others' lives to measure our own strife
Whatever weight the burden, it's a valid part of life

We measure sorrow by the crucial wound already dealt
The deeper in our soul it pierced, the less this time it's felt

There is no way to measure love. It has no depth or bounds
The heart's desire is limitless wherever love is found

If love has brought us happiness, then endless is our bliss
If love was lost, the sorrow is an infinite abyss

Elizabeth Santos




[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 01-27-2000).]
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1 posted 01-27-2000 06:48 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Lizzy - this is just beyond words. There are none really. In this time of testing you are writing such poems that fill my heart with admiration for you.

Love ya.

You fantastic poet!!

K

 'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
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2 posted 01-27-2000 07:05 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

What a wonderful poem... and how true! *S* I especially like the last two lines... well done!
Martie
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Liz, you are so wise with wisdom and truth.  These are words to live by, and beautifully done.
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This piece is steeped with with wisdom. Absolutely wonderful!

Denise
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Nicely spoken  
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Elizabeth,
Everything you seem to write makes me quite ecstatic.
And this one I'd say from me,is a bloomen classic. Love Sy
Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 01-27-2000 11:08 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you all, dear poet friends. This was one of the first poems I wrote, I'm not too much in the mood for writing, so I've pulled out some old ones.
Thank you for your kind remarks
Liz
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8 posted 01-27-2000 12:51 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Wonderful Elizabeth. . .

You know that we are all here for you. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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Excellent writing and good thoughts, Elizabeth.
 
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