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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 02-14-2000 01:17 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

Truth

The truth is but a shadow in the mind
Passing silently through hour and day
An essence to which man is often blind
A shrouded beacon there to light the way

A flower but imagined on the vine
An absent bird to please our wanting ear
A goblet still unsipped of vintage wine
An elusive notion to be feared

Man does seldom seek to pick the flower
A song too uninviting to be heard
And thinks the truth be well beyond his power
Impossible to grasp its sacred word

But in the dire hour of pain and fear
The truth emerges wonderful and clear

Elizabeth Santos





[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 02-14-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 02-14-2000 01:26 AM       View Profile for bobbycat   Email bobbycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bobbycat

I love the way you turned the poem around at the end....I thought it was achingly sad (but in a good way)until that last verse, which brought a smile to my lips.     Excellent work.  

Bobbycat =^..^=


 ~~Blessed Be!~~
Michael
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2 posted 02-14-2000 03:43 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Much truth visible here in this poem, Liz.  The last two line really stick.  Good poem.

michael
devina
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3 posted 02-14-2000 03:46 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Your wisdom shines through with this one Liz...a message to everyone!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Denise
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Wonderful, as always, Elizabeth!  

Denise
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Very nice Liz...I love the positiveness of the final 2 lines  
Martie
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Your poetry always touches me
WhtDove
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The truth never stays buried for long! Wonderful way you brought that out! Great job Liz!

 <*\\\><

There's only two ways you can go...
One way you can save your riches,
And the other will save your soul.
Rich Mullins
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8 posted 02-14-2000 11:20 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Another wonderful poem by a wonderful poetess. Glad you are writing again.
Love Sy
Severn
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9 posted 02-15-2000 07:46 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Hey Lizzy, this is really great - and a nice surprising end.

BIG  's

K

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life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
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10 posted 02-15-2000 08:33 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, my friend~
You rang a bell of truth here.
What truths are evident in all our lives
come to rest within our hearts.
You continue to reign ... queen of verse.
~*Marge*~


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Corinne
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Love this poem! Like the flow and feel of it.


Corinne
Elizabeth Santos
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12 posted 02-15-2000 08:48 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you for the wonderful resonses to this poem. I appreciate each and every one
Liz
ESP
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Liz, this is so full of wisdom beautifully expressed...it fills my heart with pleasure, as do all of your poems!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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