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Old City of the South

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 02-11-2000 12:03 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

Old City of the South

The Ashley and the Cooper, two rivers in the south
Gently cradle an old and lovely city at their mouth
A city known as Charleston, both welcoming and warm
Known for stately grandeur and old hisoric charm

Stories of the past at every doorstep to be told
A magnolia to symbolize the beauty to behold
A long remembered walk through quaint old city streets
A favorite little restaurant where evrybody meets

A place that takes you back to an era more serene
But lovelier than any place imagined in your dream
Old brick walks and wrought iron gates entice you to come in
And wonder back to view the hidden garden found within

Cherished relics of the past are proudly on display
Respected and revered for the history they portray
There is no other city with more aesthetic worth
Or a sense of heritage as Charlestonians by birth

Have you ever seen the Ashley with moonlight dancing on its crests?
Or stood on Isle of Palms to watch the sun set in the west?
Have you ever heard stories handed down by word of mouth
Always spun into captivating tales of the Old South?

A devastating hurricane could not destroy the pride
Or the spirit of a city with the Ashley by its side
The architecture, character and charm remain in tact
Charleston is beckoning for me to venture back

Elizabeth Santos



[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 02-11-2000).]
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Lost Dreamer
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1 posted 02-11-2000 12:16 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

You portrayed wonderful thoughts here, I felt I was there even though I've never been there. I love the way your poems flow with such grace, makes me feel I'm floating peacefully on a boat in a calm sea.
Mike
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2 posted 02-11-2000 12:18 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

you don't per chance happen to be on the payroll for the Charleston Chamber of Commerce...  *smile*
wonderful work...  never been to Charleston in real life... but have been there now through your beautiful words....
Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 02-11-2000 12:39 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you lost dreamer and Mike. I know you have both been reading my poems.

I would like to apologize to everyone for not keeping up with reading everybody's poetry, but I am unable to keep up right now. I am not even writing, but have posted some old poems which were written last year. I look at all the titles of poems being posted and long to read them. Please don't think I'm not interested. I'm just trying to deal with what's going on in my family right now

ALSO.. Denise is unable to read and reply due to computer problems. Our "Guardian Angel" is temporarily out of commision. Thanks for your understanding

Liz and Denise
lucky
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4 posted 02-11-2000 04:23 AM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

It looks like it's top of the lines to me.
angelswing
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5 posted 02-11-2000 05:04 AM       View Profile for angelswing   Email angelswing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angelswing

This was wonderfuly well written, the way you have used the rhyme to carry the beauty of this theme, I wait with great expectations to read your next work of art .
Marge Tindal
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6 posted 02-11-2000 06:01 AM       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, my friend-
This lady of the South appreciates
the beauty of your poem.
The streets of Charleston beckon
me to visit often.
I've stood on the bank of the river
and seen the magnolia in bloom, its
fragrance sweetening the night.
Lovely, just lovely thoughts.

Hugs to DENISE
~*Marge*~


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Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 02-11-2000 08:19 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Old or new you always come through
With a poetic coup. Wonderful poem.
Love Sy
hoot_owl_rn
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8 posted 02-11-2000 08:47 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

Beautiful...this should be in a travel brochure  
Sunshine
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9 posted 02-29-2000 01:42 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I chanced to visit N'Awlins this Christmas and while it is not Charleston, the South has a way of enticing you to come back and visit...often.  Indeed, this place will be on my list of places to enjoy.
Martie
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10 posted 02-29-2000 01:48 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I would love to go there Liz, you have made it so lovely with your words...I might be disappointed.
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 02-29-2000 04:35 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sunshine, I don't know where you dug this up, but thank you for bringing it back, for there were responses that I hadn't seen. Sometimes these poems slip away so fast, you can't keep up. Thank you all for your wonderful comments. The city is more beautiful than any poem could describe
Liz
Denise
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12 posted 02-29-2000 08:18 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so beautiful, Elizabeth!! This is one that I missed when my computer was on the fritz! Thanks for letting everyone know!
Thanks for the the HUGS, Marge! Thanks for bringing this back up, Sunshine! I am so glad that you did!!  

Denise
 
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