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Little Stars [Repost From OF #1]

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Sunshine
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0 posted 01-31-2000 08:57 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Granma Granma make a rhyme!
No, darling no, it’s past your bedtime.
But Granma, just one more time
you tell stories mighty fine!

All right little one, but first tuck in tight
to keep you from the bugs that bite.
So what kind of story do you wish tonight?
A charming prince or a handsome knight?

Oh Granma I don’t care
maybe make something fly in the air
just tell me a story and make it long
so it will stay in my heart where it belongs.

Ok, little one, here’s a wee story true,
one I discovered when I saw for myself
the beginning of love between you and another
and you no bigger than an elf.

The day you were born you created quite a stir
some things were wrong, and no one was sure
what to do, where to be, you were all we thought of;
finally I began sending prayers to the Lord above.

“Keep her safe and away from harm”
I kept repeating, again and again
I ached to keep you safe and warm,
kept praying for a miracle, and then...

A person who would be your soulmate
and your best friend true
came in the form of your young aunt
The third person to be able to hold you.

Does He provide a number to rely on?
That good things come in three?
For truly your aunt Krystal was there to speak to you
In words for only thee.

She took you up calmly and silently gathered you in,
with soft words she spoke, and in her loving gaze
I think I saw a miracle; perhaps it was just haze
but golden stars between her eyes and your began a spin.

The little stars danced around, and hey
you cooed loudly as if to say
lovely aunt mine, you’re here to stay
I’ll live in your heart, day by day.

So, little one, there is your poem tonight
all about you and your auntie too
and as long as I live, I hope that I might
someday see the stars again in your eyes tonight.


c K Rilling J
7/1/99



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


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Munda
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1 posted 01-31-2000 09:10 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Loved this the first time I read it and I think I love it even more now. Beautiful poem this Sunshine  
Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 01-31-2000 09:27 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

This is so precious! I just got a glimpse into a very special love
Liz
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3 posted 01-31-2000 09:33 PM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

So glad for the repost.  I have never seen this and it is so sweet.  A special love  

 I used to be schizophrenic, but we're ok now so don't make me mad cause I'm running out of places to hide the bodies......LOL


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4 posted 01-31-2000 09:43 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Oh, I do remember this one, Sunshine....and I love it just as much this time  
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5 posted 01-31-2000 10:25 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I remember this too, one of my favorites! Thanks for reposting it, Sunshine! It is absolutely charming!

Denise
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Munda, Elizabeth, FirstKnight, Balladeer, denise, thank you so much for reading this again. There was a special reason for my bringing it out, and I appreciate all of your comments.

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


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7 posted 02-01-2000 05:40 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I remember this too Sunshine! It's a precious piece that is one of my favorites of your work...Thank you for bringing it back     
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8 posted 02-04-2000 12:47 PM       View Profile for Laurel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Laurel

What a beautiful bedtime story! So much love shines out in this!
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9 posted 02-04-2000 02:04 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you Pepper...

and thank you, too, Laurel [hence, my "name!"  hehe]

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


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