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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 03-18-2000 11:49 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

At the Home of Balladeer

We came together poet friends
Putting down our poet pens
To take some time to gather near
At the home of Balladeer

Who greets us smiling at the door
Drops before me to the floor
Bowing, he says, to the poet queen
The silliest sight I'd ever seen

It had to be our Balladeer
Gracious, warm and full of cheer
Tall and handsome, pleasant face
Well loved by poets in this place

Who is this with golden hair
Lovely smile and pleasant air
Welcoming us all with grace
It is Franni's pretty face

Who could this be, warm and sweet
Affectionate to all she meets
Open heart and smiling eye
It is bubbly Lorelie

Who is sitting next to me
Reading lines of poetry
Gentle voice and gentle ways
Poet friend who lights my days
Soulmate to the very end
It is Sy, our poet friend

Who is this, with smiles and grin
She talks to all and fits right in
Delightful tales she likes to tell
Sy's lovely wife, it's Isabel

Who sits there in introspect
With a quiet intellect
A mind with many different sides
Intelligence he likes to hide

I once referred to him as "rogue"
He said he likes his roguish mode
It is Lngjhn, poet dear
Friend to Toe and Balladeer

Who is dressed up to the nines
Hair of gold and voice that chimes
This grandmother lights up the scene
Looking more like seventeen

It's Pepper, Pepper, full of grace
Pretty smile and pretty face
She grabs your heart with all her might
In charismatic pure delight

Who is on our Pepper's arm
Looking like a movie star
It's husband, Brent, we've met at last
A man with talents unsurpassed

Who's the one who's come to see
Her friends of Passion's poetry
Who reads your poems as best she can
It's Liz, my friends, your greatest fan

Now this was one heck of a night
It was an evening of delight
The best meeting of poets yet
A night I never will forget

Thank you Fran and Balladeer
For bringing all the poets near
We'll do this thing again next year

Liz


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 03-19-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 03-18-2000 11:59 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Oh Liz, this is so wonderful, made me miss all of you, even though I wasn't there..so next year....can I be there too???
Corinne
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2 posted 03-19-2000 12:31 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

What a lovely tribute to that special night!
I'm sure Balladeer will love this!

Corinne
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3 posted 03-19-2000 01:05 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Liz, you've done a wonderful job describing them all!  I can just see Balladeer bowing before you.  ROFL!!

I'm glad you all had a great time!  
Nan
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4 posted 03-19-2000 09:16 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

All right Elizabeth.... I'm in.... just tell me the time and place...
Meadowmuse
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5 posted 03-19-2000 10:05 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Marvelous, Liz...and what a time you all must have had. I'm glad for you.

~ Claire
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6 posted 03-19-2000 10:36 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
You are a proselyte and I'm sure all of us that night, found you a wonderous delight.
You have an exceptional poets mind,
and thank god so very kind.
I'll remember you with the greatest pleasure as one of my very personal treasures.
Pepper
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7 posted 03-19-2000 10:40 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Yes ...    What a night it was ... one I'll never forget either ...  
Lizzy .... I absolutely LOVE this poem!!!! .... and thank you for the very kind words ... you, my friend, .... well , you know what I mean ...
Wonderful ....

Martie.... you have an open invite and Nan , I've got plenty of room here ... love to have you both .......
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8 posted 03-19-2000 11:19 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Delightful! Like a movie! I love this....
RainbowGirl
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9 posted 03-19-2000 11:20 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Liz: You brought this scene right into my home, sounds lovely and so do all of you..

HUSG
Gemini
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10 posted 03-19-2000 12:55 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Thank you for sharing your visit with me, I also felt like I was there.  Oh, to be in a room with all of you, the presence must be electric!
Lorelei54
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11 posted 03-19-2000 01:27 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

Thank You Liz for the warm, wonderful comments and a special thanks to Balladeer and Fran for opening thier lovely home to us all.
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12 posted 03-19-2000 01:31 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Dear Liz, of course I had to bow
The same way I am doing now.
Your words of verse, so soft and sweet,
Will always have me at your feet.

The memories of that happy night
Still light my face with warm delight.
That sharing of comraderie
Will live on in my memory.

We know not where our paths may go.
Times can get rough as we all know.
Cruel Fate can often be unkind
And leave our happiness behind

But, when pain comes to get me down,
I just recall that happy sound
Of my dear friends who shared with me
Their friendship and their poetry.

So thank you, Liz, for being there,
Allowing all of us to share
Your friendship and your wondrous rhyme.
I just can't wait until next time!!!


....and I don't care what Sy says. You're not a proselyte. You're a nice person!!!!!




[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 03-19-2000).]
Denise
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13 posted 03-19-2000 02:51 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

It sure sounds like a wonderful time you all had! Wish I could have been there too! Perhaps next year!! Wonderful poem, Elizabeth!  

Denise
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14 posted 03-19-2000 05:43 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

"The silliest sight I'd ever seen" was Balladeer???? *G* Then all of Toe's suspicions were right! LOL

This is a great poem, Elizabeth... and I'm so glad y'all had such a wonderful time. I know from phone calls that you and Pepper and Lorelei are absolutely delightful... LJA and 'Deer are sweeties and I'd love them even if they didn't give sweet Toe so much fun *S*... and I'd love to meet the whole gang in person someday!!

[This message has been edited by suthern (edited 03-19-2000).]
Elizabeth Santos
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15 posted 03-19-2000 06:04 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you all for your responses to this poem. It was a wonderful time, for sure, and I hope we can repeat this. Pepper, if Martie and Nan and Gemini and Denise are coming next time, remember - I get the sofa. Now about being a proselyte, I'll have to deny that. I had to look it up in my dictionary, and it says a proselyte is an alien resident or a convert to Judaism. I am a legal citizen and my religion doesn't resemble any that has yet been given a name. As for Balladeer, he can be quite silly, but he is also a gentleman and a very well respected poet in Florida and I'm sure in other realms as well. We had a blast and I have a wonderful memory to fall back on. Wish you all could have been there.
Love
Liz
hoot_owl_rn
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16 posted 03-19-2000 08:50 PM       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...it sounds like you all had a wonderful time and here I am never having met a one of the wonderful poets here  
 
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