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Sitting by the Telephone

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 03-02-2000 08:36 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

Sitting by the Telephone

I wait for that familiar ring
But solitude appears my lot
My heart detests this guessing game
Of does he love or love me not

I would be out enjoying life
How can my heart in fun rejoice
In revelry and celebration
With no whisper of your voice

It seems so strange here, all alone
Not even a canary sing  
Just sitting by the telephone
Awaiting that delicious ring

So sweet the song to touch my ear
So kind the comfort to my heart
So deep the yearning of my love
To hear your words while were apart

No book, no poem, no written page
Nor sound of music calms my mood
Until I hear your loving voice
Ill drink no wine, and dine no food

But will you call or call me not
I ask this in my solemn drone
And shed a tear of longing
As Im sitting by the telephone

Elizabeth Santos




[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 03-02-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 03-02-2000 08:53 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
It's funny you should write this poem. My phone was out all day yesterday and I had so many calls to make. Ring, Ring, are you there? LOve the poem. Love Sy
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2 posted 03-02-2000 09:50 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I love this, Elizabeth... the phone that doesn't ring is so noisy in its silence... and the "whys" frolic in my brain. *S*
Elizabeth Santos
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Sy,
Glad you liked the poem, but my phone's still not ringing.
Must be out of order.
Love
Liz

Suthern, You're right. Silence is deafening
Glad somebody knows what I'm talking about
Thanks,Liz

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 03-02-2000).]
Martie
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Liz, I'll call you, okay? er..maybe that wouldn't be the same, but I do have a heart that cares and I love this poem.
RainbowGirl
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5 posted 03-02-2000 10:44 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Great poem..

HUSG

 I dropped a tear in the ocean
when it is found, I will stop loving you...
Denise
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6 posted 03-02-2000 11:14 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I can relate to this one very well, Elizabeth. You have described it perfectly!

Denise
Tara Simms
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*sigh* Elizabeth, I know all too well what you mean.  I'm still waiting for the phone to ring.
JamesMichael
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I patiently wait for the one to call who is in my heart and in my soul.  The one I will love and adore.      James
John Yaws
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9 posted 03-02-2000 05:13 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Were I upon an island-
Alone, a cast away..
and knew upon some distnat shore
Malay, or Mandaly
There dwelt a lovely maiden
Awaiting for my call..
I'd make it, dear, so never fear
Twould seem a task so small
I'd swim the widest ocean
I'd climb Mount Everest
I'd cross the wide Sahara
For her whom I love best.
Searching for a pay phone..
Aha! and there one is!
Don't go away, I've much to say
to you, dear, precious Liz.

By the way..wouldn't "awaiting" work a bit better in line twelve?
)..
Danny Holloway
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10 posted 03-02-2000 05:26 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Sitting by the telephone
eating dinner all alone
a call from you I so desire
of your voice I never tire

I need you so to comfort me
hold me close and set me free
feel soft strokes upon my face
bring some happiness to this place
_____
E - hope you get that call
really enjoyed your poem.
Meadowmuse
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To listen, rapt, to every breath
And every tender tone
'Twould give my heart to loving death
If only he would phone.

This piece touched me Liz...
Thank you

~ Claire
Elizabeth Santos
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Martie, Rainbow, Denise, Tara, James, thank you all for the comments. Looks like we all know that feeling.

Gunslinger, Your poetry touched me. The question is, when you get to that phone, will you have a quarter with you.
As for "awaiting", it's already done. Thanks

Thanks, Danny, still waiting

Claire, Your response is so you. Lovely as always. Thank you
Liz
Nan
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These guys think that girls have the easy part, eh??? NOT!!

Well said, Elizabeth..
Marge Tindal
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14 posted 03-03-2000 08:10 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~
I like this.
Reminded me of an incident
about three years ago.
Thanks for stirring my memory bank.
Thus .... Wrong Number ... Right Guy ?
~*Marge*~




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hoot_owl_rn
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I've certainly been here, done this one  
 
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