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The Hand That I've Been Dealt

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Elizabeth Santos
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The Hand That I've Been Dealt

I know what fate awaits me
The fields I have to plow
But it's not written in the stars
Nor etched upon my brow

I know the hand that I've been dealt
What God assigned my name
But this does not consume my mind
Nor flow within my vein

For I have love within my heart
And peace within my soul
And these are treasures greater
Than what vision was fortold

My fate melts with the springtime snows
And flows down every stream
I can only live the moment
I can only live the dream

Elizabeth Santos
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Corazon
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1 posted 02-07-2000 11:56 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

this is great, it is one half of an arguement that I have with myself...the other half is why do I accept this...why?  maybe my search should be for the peace in my heart...as yours comes through so clearly that the reading of this makes you feel a bit more peaceful.....sigh
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2 posted 02-07-2000 12:35 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Wonderful as always Elizabeth. . .

This is where I am right now in my life. . . we wish that things didn't have to be the way that they are, but it's not up to us. . . we don't get to choose. . . we can only live for today. . .as you have said. . .

Thank you my friend. . .

---------------------------------------------

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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3 posted 02-07-2000 12:46 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Liz,

You are difinitely in touch with your muse.  This poem flowed so smoothly, and carried its theme consistently throught the each verse.  Nicely written!
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Beautiful, as always, Elizabeth!  

Denise
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Do you have any of that peace to spare? *S* This is beautiful, Elizabeth!
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6 posted 02-07-2000 01:16 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Liz, this is great! I'm trying to learn how to take it day by day and stop worrying so much about tomorrow. (I'm a professional worrier) -SEA
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Splendid effort.  I enjoyed the poem very much.
Martie
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To be at peace with each moment is to have learned wisdom.  Lovely Poem Liz!
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simply beautiful Liz, of course I expected no less!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
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In light of all - beautiful and courageous!

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


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Elizabeth, Beautiful!!! as all your poems are!!  

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


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12 posted 02-07-2000 05:30 PM       View Profile for Cuddlez   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cuddlez

I loved your poem )~
Any more along the same topic you want to share?

 Time flies? Say it not so, time stays we go.
Corinne
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13 posted 02-07-2000 05:49 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

"I can only live the moment, I can only live the dream."  Awesome lines!

Words to live by throughout this poem!

Corinne
Elizabeth Santos
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Thank you all so very much for your very kind responses to this poem. I appreciate them all.Yes, cuddles , I have posted a couple of poems kind of like this one.
Liz
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Elizabeth,
An excellent poem, exquisitely done. Love Sy
Bbuzz
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Liz, You have been greatly blessed! I know several people who have gone to their graves without ever having peace or love! Whatever else you've been handed, you've been given the greatest gift. May God bless you always! Your poem besides being written especially well is also very touching! Bless you friend!
                                   Bev
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I'm trying so hard to get where you are, what a beautiful way to express it....thanks, it really helps
Marge Tindal
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Elizabeth, my friend-
You are in touch with a very powerful
entity ... this is splendid.

Your spirit is at peace and that is
something many strive to attain and
fall short.

God bless you, for you have played
your hand well. What a lovely poem of
reassurance and vision.

Love you ~*Marge*~


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WhtDove
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Liz when you put pen to paper your words just seem to flow! They jump right from the page and just grab ya! Most excellent writing! The peace from God is the only true peace there is!

 <*\\\><

When you can't make up your mind
Which way is right for you,
Stop and softly ask yourself,
What Would Jesus Do?
Elizabeth Santos
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Thank you all for your beautiful comments, and your compliments. So sweet
Liz
Toerag
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Liz ya done another,
Poem so very well,
As in all the others,
The stories ya have to tell.

We've all been dealt our hands,
To which our fates will be,
(Of course if you're a Toerag,
Ya keep an ace right up your sleeve).




[This message has been edited by Toerag (edited 02-08-2000).]
tori
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Liz~ with out the beauty of your flow in this verse, I live and dream each moment by your words..
Applause~Applause~Applause~and then some!


 If with pen in hand I've made you think
I've not wasted one drop of ink
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Elizabeth Santos
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23 posted 02-08-2000 09:58 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Toe, Yeh, I know what you mean, so do I.
I told you we're two of a kind
Thanks, dear
Liz

Tori, very sweet words, Thank you for reading
Liz
Echo Rhayne
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24 posted 02-08-2000 12:34 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Liz, WoW, beautiful poem!  My only usualy question though is why have I been dealt this hand and an I fold and be dealt a new one, but I guess I am stuck with this one, so I must make the best of it!

 Just be glad I'm not your child! *evil grin*

 
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