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A Dreamer of Dreams

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 02-21-2000 02:17 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

A Dreamer of Dreams

She lived in a kingdom of butterfly dreams
Of fantasy notions she took to extremes
Everybody she knew, everything she would find
Became part of this magical twist of the mind

And nobody questioned the whims of a child
For her heart was so innocent, trusting and mild
She played all alone, but felt she was blessed
With an imaginary friend who didnít really exist

But these childhood notions and wonderful schemes
Were never to change in her womanly dreams
No matter what sorrow, her spirit still smiled
For she still looked at life through the eyes of a child

And the end of the rainbow, that most never find
Was there all along in the depths of her mind
No matter how meager the things she possessed
She marvelled in wonder with what she was blessed

But she felt in her heart she was misunderstood
For her mind only saw the most splendid and good
While the burdens of life tried to tear her apart
A sense of contentment dwelled in her heart

So she lives in her dreams, which to her is the real
And the passion for living is all that she feels
But her butterfly notions led her to find
A man with a similar fantasy mind

Her lover of real is her soul mate, it seems    
A teller of tales and a dreamer of dreams

Elizabeth Santos  



[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 02-21-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 02-21-2000 08:32 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
The wonder of butterflies dreams,
Keeps us from many extremes.
Better the dreams then the alternate means.
Wonderful poem loved it. Love Sy
Martie
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2 posted 02-21-2000 11:11 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Liz, this is beautiful and tender and heart breaking.
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 02-21-2000 11:39 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

Liz....this is beautiful  
wave
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Ever So Near

What you lust for
My poet so dear
Is too close by
And ever so near

It is not I
Nor HIM you hear
Tis YOU all along

The answer is clear

You thought you heard
A magic word
In the sea you said

But what you did
Is a word you read
And a thought you bred

In your head

And out came rhyme
So full of chime
As you sang a hymn
From a heart aflame

And not from whim

So..

You see my sweet
It is your heart thatís in heat

It is not I
Nor HIM you hear
It is your heart

Ever so near


RainbowGirl
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5 posted 02-21-2000 01:27 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

This is lovely Elizabeth..

HUGS
Severn
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6 posted 02-21-2000 04:59 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Lizzy - this is just lovely. Well done, my friend - and fantasy sometimes does open the doors to a reality - lucky are the few who find that.

K

 'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
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7 posted 02-21-2000 05:08 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

As I've always said, Elizabeth, reality is for people who can't face fantasy....great writing again
poetFemmeFatale
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8 posted 02-21-2000 05:27 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh Elizabeth...I cry as I read this.  Every word you've written feels like you know me too well, although I know you didn't write this for me.  I feel just like the little girl you write of here.  I shake my head in dismay at how close this hits home.  It is absolutely the most beautiful piece of work I've read today!  (wiping tears as I applaude)  Thank you for helping me see me, as I've been lost for so long.  I am ignorant when awakened from my fantasy, I do fear. (niave?)
Elizabeth Santos
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Sy, Glad you liked the poem.For those with butterfly dreams, I don't think there is an alternate.

Martie, ....and also true. Thank you

Hoot, Thanks, dear

Wave, I'm always taken back when the response is more meaningful than the poem. Thank you for the beautiful words. I haope to see you post some poetry. I can see we're in for a delight

Cindy,Thank you, dear friend

Severn, I hope your fantasies bring you happiness

Balladeer. I like your saying, We are two of a kind. Thanks

Poet Femme Fatale, Your response was very comforting to me. Now I know I'm not the only one. Thank you.

Liz

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 02-21-2000).]
Denise
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10 posted 02-21-2000 11:00 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful, fanciful butterfly dreams! This made me feel really good, Elizabeth! Those dreams are wonderful aren't they?!  Excellent writing, as always!  

Denise
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11 posted 04-28-2000 07:05 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

There is nothing quite like fantasy and believing in the magic of life. Magic that shows in everything you do and see.....lovely poem!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
 
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