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The Garden (For Marilyn )

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 02-28-2000 02:12 PM       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

The Garden

I often think of hours fought
To seek a dream that came to naught
I often think of passion spent
On splendid love that came and went

Of times I tried to reach a star
But never seemed to reach that far
The miles I trudged, as I recall
To find I hadnt moved at all

Ive wondered at the hopelessness
Why I could never reap success
I viewed my life and circumstance
As fallen chips of fate and chance

But then contentment came along
The truth came spilling out in song
The endless hours of fruitless deed
Were hours spent in planting seed

And every seed, a vision of
A child whose heart is full of love
For every little story read
Were seeds of love taken to bed

The hours of toil, the weariness
Can sometimes cloud the true success
So lost in chores of every day
Our eyes are closed along the way

For  never did I recognize
The wonders right before my eyes
The dream, the star, the endless toil
Were nutrients in lifes own soil

The children of the labored hours
Were blossoming to radiant flowers
And every petal a token of
All Id given out of love

My family is a garden fair
With colors blooming everywhere
And what a lovely peaceful place
Adding one more little face

Another child to love and know  
Another field  to plow and sow
And I would do it all again    
Twas not for me, it was for them

Elizabeth Santos




[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 02-28-2000).]
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Mike
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1 posted 02-28-2000 02:20 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Such a fragrant bouquet that springs forth from your garden...
RufffRyder
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2 posted 02-28-2000 02:28 PM       View Profile for RufffRyder   Email RufffRyder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RufffRyder's Home Page   View IP for RufffRyder

"My family is a garden fair
With colors blooming everywhere
And what a lovely peaceful place
Adding one more little face"

Such few words and yet they say so much.
I do enjoy your writings.
They always seem to be full of love and yet powerful.
Thank you for the read Elizabeth

Meadowmuse
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3 posted 02-28-2000 02:36 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

"And every petal a token of
All Id given out of love"

Liz, your fluent and fertile poetry effuses wisdom to the most barren soul... wonderful, once again.

Claire
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4 posted 02-28-2000 03:01 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Liz,

The beauty in your poetry I could read your stuff all day long and never tiered.
Thank you so much,
Cerenity
Martie
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5 posted 02-28-2000 03:58 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This poem speaks to my heart, Liz.  Your poetry is so true and wise and wonderful!
Marilyn
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6 posted 02-28-2000 04:04 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

This is lovely Liz, thatnkyou so much for thinking of me when you wrote it.

The flowers from my garden fair,
The ones that truely blossom there.
A rose does not near compare.
To the lives that I did bare.

Many things in life do fade,
As like the rose that's away laid.
But once the price is fully paid,
In love your children never fade.

My children are my joy in life,
My love for them erases strife.
For though I was once just a wife,
A mother be I, right here for life.

My children are my joy and comfort and there is a price we must pay when we become parents. We give up the freedom of single life when we make the commitment to raise a new life. I did not make the decision alone but I do raise mine alone. though I stumble and fall in my life, I will never leave behind the responisbility and love of my children.

Thankyou again for this Liz. It is truely an inspiration.  
Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 02-28-2000 04:26 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
This poem is nothing less than exquisite, I am very proud of you and your abilities.
Love Sy
Elizabeth Santos
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Mike, Thanks for the "bouquet". I entranced with your poetry

Ruff, Glad you enjoyed reading this

Claire, Even your responses are exquisite. Thank you

Cerenity, Thanks for reading and commenting on my poems

Martie, Thank you, dear, for the sweet compliment

Marilyn, I was thinking of you when I wrote this, knowing what you have experienced and recalling my own experiences. No matter what we go through, there is a very special purpose for it all. Glad you like it. Thanks for your comments
Liz
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9 posted 02-29-2000 12:00 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful poem, Elizabeth! This touched my heart!  

Denise
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10 posted 02-29-2000 12:31 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I could die with a smile on my face if I could write a poem of this quality. What a spendid work this is!
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 02-29-2000 04:34 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy,
You snuck in a comment while I was posting. They are very kind words from the most admired poet. Thank you.

Denise. I knoe you have a beautiful garden. Thank you

Balladeer, You have plenty to smile about, my friend

Liz
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12 posted 02-29-2000 05:48 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~

In your heart
that is so kind,
live words to ease
the weary mind.

What blessings
you bestow
when from your pen
such ink does flow.

Exquisite, my friend.

*Marilyn, to have inspired this
would have to be a wonderful feeling.
I love your 'mommy' heart.
~*Marge*~


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JamesMichael
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13 posted 02-29-2000 05:51 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Nice poem Elizabeth.  It sounds wonderfully fulfilling.   james
Elizabeth Santos
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14 posted 02-29-2000 06:18 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Marge,
You always repond with yet another poem. How do you do it? Words come easily from your heart. Thank you, dear

James, Thank you for your remarks. And yes, motherhood and grandmotherhood is very fullfilling

Liz
Kelly
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15 posted 03-05-2000 12:59 AM       View Profile for Kelly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kelly

Simply beautiful. I really enjoy your work.
Tan
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16 posted 03-05-2000 07:06 AM       View Profile for Tan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tan

Your writing is very beautiful! Very metaphorical and sybolic you must put alot of thought into it.
Michael
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17 posted 03-05-2000 07:10 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Great poem, Liz.  Lovely ending.  makes me want to go wake Mikey up and hug him...

michael

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A great poem for a great person  
Elizabeth Santos
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19 posted 03-05-2000 09:47 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Kelly,
Thanks for the lovely comment

Tan, I never give any thought to what I write, it just comes out. Thank you

Michael, From all I've heard of Mikey, I'm the one who would love to give him a hug

Hoot, Thank you very much

Liz

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 03-05-2000).]
ESP
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20 posted 04-28-2000 07:52 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

This is lovely, Liz!!! There is nothing like a mother's love, my mom is proof of that as are many others!

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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such a beautiful heart
 
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