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The Little Hand - Inspired by Ruth

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 02-26-2000 08:09 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



You should read Hoot-Owl's post "Humbled" and see the picture to understand this poem

The Little hand

The hand of knowledge reaches in
To save the little unborn soul
To mend his wounds so he will live
To some day see the light unfold  

The practiced hand in all its strength
Passes hope to next of birth
To one who will in future months
Take wonder at the things on earth

A hand of healing, hand of hope
Giving life to lifeís own son
And life then reaches back to hold
The finger of the learned one

A simple gesture, a subtle touch
With little unborn hand unfurled
The child reaches out for life
And grasps the conscience of the world

And those who would proclaim that life
Is only valid after birth
Took pause to reevaluate
This little unborn childís worth

No words exist to quite explain
The magnitude of such a sign
An unborn child touched a hand
And taught us all of love divine

A little reach as if to say
To all of you, my fellow man
Perhaps someday when youíre in need
Iíll be there to give a hand

Elizabeth Santos



[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 02-26-2000).]
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1 posted 02-26-2000 08:12 AM       View Profile for BSC   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BSC

Wow, a powerful message delivered in a beautiful poem....I could almost see that gentle hand cradling the little babe.
Poet deVine
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2 posted 02-26-2000 12:06 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Incredible! One of your best Elizabeth..
Martie
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3 posted 02-26-2000 12:07 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Beautiful poem Liz, about a most wonderous event. Moved me a great deal and your poetic response said my feel.  
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 02-26-2000 12:25 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Your are a very busy bee
Putting words to coming we.
Your clever words extroplate
The origins of create.
But in a nice and gentle way
With ne'er a stroke of grey.
Lovely, Love Sy
Michael
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5 posted 02-26-2000 12:33 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Beautiful, powerful poem, Liz.

"A hand of healing, hand of hope"

Indeed.


michael
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Absolutely incredible Liz...to even have my name connected in any way to this makes me feel proud. Wonderful work, perhaps one of the best I've seen from you  
RufffRyder
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7 posted 02-26-2000 01:09 PM       View Profile for RufffRyder   Email RufffRyder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RufffRyder's Home Page   View IP for RufffRyder

I had the pleasure of reading Hoot_Owl`s
and now this.
WOW!!!!
Just imagine if you two were to write one together??
Nice warm read Elizabeth
Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 02-26-2000 04:24 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you all for such kind remarks, and Ruth, your name should be there at the top, because you inspire others to write more than you think you do
Liz
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9 posted 02-26-2000 04:55 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Elizabeth, You truly are an amazing person This is such a warming and touching piece. Excellent!!
Thanks for directing me to Ruth's "Humbled"

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


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10 posted 02-26-2000 07:29 PM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Liz this was just fantastic. I have read Ruth's poem and it touched me and then to read this response just bought tears to my eyes and made the hair on my arms stand on end...very emotional   you did well
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 02-26-2000 09:20 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you, Dark Angel and Tracie. I'm so glad you both saw Ruth's poem and picture. A remarkable incudent.
Liz
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12 posted 02-27-2000 09:32 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is excellent, Elizabeth! This one gave me the chills!!  

Denise
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13 posted 04-28-2000 07:43 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Totally incredible!!

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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