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Hanging On

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 03-17-2000 08:23 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

Hanging On

Alligator slowly slides
In black and murky bog he hides
The creature’s mystery never fades
In waters of the Everglades

Ever present, ever more
This fragile park’s protected shore
From man’s desire to invade
The waters of the Everglades

An eco-system hanging on
While other ones have come and gone
With graceful step the egret wades
In waters of the Everglades

Birds and fish and plants have changed
Because of what man rearranged
Somehow the man-made dikes outweighed
The treasures of the Everglades

Population now surrounds
The fragile border land it bounds
A debt of grievance must be paid
If we destroy the Everglades

So look upon this wondrous place
With awe and reverence on your face
And in your dreams will be portrayed
The glory of the Everglades

What splendid beauty God has made
His Spirit dwells in Everglades

Elizabeth Santos

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Pepper
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1 posted 03-17-2000 08:36 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Sorry about the double here Liz ... but I know you understand .... Webtv ... 'S'

[This message has been edited by Pepper (edited 03-17-2000).]
Pepper
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2 posted 03-17-2000 08:37 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Okay Liz .... (don't laugh to hard)  
Simply beautiful .... 'S'
This piece is close to my heart ...
Love ya,
Shannon
Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 03-17-2000 08:45 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Pepper, I'm not laughing at your joke. You scared me to death. In fact you almost gave me a heart attack.
Thanks for your "witty" comment.
Love you to pieces
Liz
childomine
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4 posted 03-17-2000 09:00 AM       View Profile for childomine   Email childomine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for childomine

Elizabeth- good flow and great subject matter.  You write of my home state so this has special meaning to me too.
Pepper
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5 posted 03-17-2000 09:15 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

You, my dear, are just too cute .... 'S'
Cerenity
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6 posted 03-17-2000 09:41 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Liz,

This is wonderful, I find myself forgetting the beauty around me and taking it for granet and then I go some were and see a different kind of place and find the beauty again in my own back yard.Thank you I think I will go out and plant some flowers.

Cerenity
LoveBug
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7 posted 03-17-2000 10:19 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Liz, this was a great poem! True, we must learn to respect the earth... Keep up the great work!


PS~check out my reply in the teen/mentor forum!  

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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8 posted 03-17-2000 10:51 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This is so beautiful, Elizabeth... first you take my breath away with your poem... then you and Pepper have me ROFL... *G*
Seymour Tabin
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9 posted 03-17-2000 01:34 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
I can't say enough about your abilities.
In poetry and in personalities.
Love Sy
Elizabeth Santos
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10 posted 03-17-2000 01:38 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

childomine, If a Floridian likes this poem, then I'm happy. Thank you

cerenity, There's lots of beauty in your back yard. Lot's of subject for poetery. Thanks for your comments

Lovebug, I've read everything in wonder at your talents. Keep them coming, and thank you for commenting on my poems

suthern, Glad you liked the poem, and isn't Pepper cute. Her little heart just throbs at the sight of our poetry. Thank you, dear

Love
Liz

Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 03-17-2000 01:41 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy,
With the ink of your poet pen
You honor me once again
Thank you, dear poet friend
Love
Liz
Martie
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12 posted 03-17-2000 01:59 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Liz, I may never get to Florida, but your poem has taken me to one of the places that I have always wanted to see--thank you.  Thoughtful and excellent poem, my friend.
Denise
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13 posted 03-17-2000 07:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

It is a beautiful place, isn't it? Wonderful poem, Elizabeth! Welcome home!

Denise
Elizabeth Santos
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14 posted 03-17-2000 08:01 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Martie and Denise,
Thank you for your comments. It's good to be home. I wrote this on the plane on the way home.
Liz
INclan
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15 posted 03-17-2000 09:01 PM       View Profile for INclan   Email INclan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for INclan

Very well written and well said.  Thanx Liz.

INclan
Elizabeth Santos
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16 posted 03-17-2000 09:04 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you, INclan for your kind response. Glad you liked the poem
Liz
Nan
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17 posted 03-18-2000 09:26 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Geesh... Give this lady some new material and she's unstoppable... very nice, Liz..
 
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