How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #6 Archive
 The Golden Locket
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

The Golden Locket

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


0 posted 03-19-2000 08:55 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

The Golden Locket

He handed her the little box
And brushed aside her golden locks
A birthday present wrapped in blue
With velvet bow of lighter hue

She looked into his smiling eyes
Held to her heart the small surprise
Then opened up the cherished gift
Much greater than she could have wished

A golden locket on a chain
A father’s love the gift contained
Inside the heart two pictures placed
She and her father, face to face

He placed the chain around her neck
And said some words she didn’t expect
My love for you is in this heart
And from it I will never part

She wore the necklace year to year
Through childish play and teenage tear
And on her blessed wedding day
She touched it as she knelt to pray

Her locket held the love she’d known
The tenderness he'd always shown
He promised he would never part
From love within the golden heart

The day he died her spirit cried
Her love would never be denied
She opened up the golden clasp
And placed the heart within his grasp

The locket glimmered in a way
Just as his eyes did on that day
She said my love is in this heart
And from it you will never part

She bought a locket made of gold
Two tiny pictures it would hold
She brushed aside her daughter's locks
And handed her the tiny box

Through golden heart of precious worth
Is passed the greatest gift on earth
From age to age, from heart to heart
From children's love we never part

Elizabeth Santos


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 03-20-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
RainbowGirl
Member Elite
since 07-31-99
Posts 3167
United Kingdom


1 posted 03-19-2000 09:06 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Liz:  Oh Wow!..I'd sure like to be the one with such a locket but I'm sure all that love could never ever fit in something so small...This locket must have been designed by Fabergé..

HUSG

 I love the way I look in your eyes, I'm just me tho'...
We are all works in progress, no?

Pepper
Member Elite
since 08-19-99
Posts 3134
Southern Florida

Official Passions Reader
2 posted 03-19-2000 09:11 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Liz,
So very touching .... so very beautiful....
L,
Shannon
Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


3 posted 03-19-2000 09:14 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Cindy, there's not another soul on earth who would have thought of that response. If you hadn't signed it, I would have known who it was from. You are a delight! Thanks
Liz
Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


4 posted 03-19-2000 09:15 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Pepper, You are sneaky.
Thank you for the flowers. You are the flower of my delight
Liz
LoveBug
Deputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Ascendant
since 01-08-2000
Posts 5015


5 posted 03-19-2000 09:25 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Liz, this was beautiful, as always!  

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
hoot_owl_rn
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


6 posted 03-19-2000 10:03 AM       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

Elizabeth....this was excellent. Your words really are quite touching. I love the tenderness in your work . Please really think of sending some of your stuff off to some publishers. I'll help you get started if you'd like  
Seymour Tabin
Member Empyrean
since 07-07-99
Posts 32119
Tamarac Fla


7 posted 03-19-2000 10:12 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
You never cease to astonish me. I can only say I am proud to be you friend. Wonderful poem. Love Sy
Meadowmuse
Member Elite
since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


8 posted 03-19-2000 10:18 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Beautiful, Liz...what a feeling it must be to have love like that from a father! Wonderful writing...as always.  

~ Claire
Marge Tindal
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Empyrean
since 11-06-1999
Posts 43042
Florida's Foreverly Shores


9 posted 03-19-2000 10:23 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~
Of such treasures are your poems.
A golden locket of keepers.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


10 posted 03-19-2000 10:33 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Lovebug,
You are my most important reader, and if you liked the poem, I am smiling. I hope you will attempt more structured verse. It kind of sings. And never stop writing in free form. You have a talent to be envied.
Thanks, dear
Liz

Hoot, I am moved by your response

Sy, I am even prouder to be your friend

Claire, You are so sweet and kind. Thanks

Marge, Most of yours are in my treasure chest. Thanks

Liz

Corinne
Member Ascendant
since 10-28-1999
Posts 5247
state of confusion


11 posted 03-19-2000 11:12 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Beautiful, Elizabeth!

Corinne
Martie
Moderator
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


12 posted 03-19-2000 11:14 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Liz--this brought tears to my eyes it is so tender and full of love...made me wish I had a locket, but I guess I hold my love in a different vessel.  This poem is perfect!
Sven
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 11-23-1999
Posts 15611
Lansing, MI USA


13 posted 03-19-2000 12:50 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Elizabeth,
          you never cease to amaze me. . . the depth of your emotion and the power of your words always speaks directly to my heart. . . this was a wonderful, powerful poem. . .would that we all know love like this at least once in our lives. . .

The challenge poem that you asked for is done, it's called "The Black Rose" and I hope that you enjoy it. . . if I can ever be even half the writer that you are someday, I will have suceeded in my quest. . .

------------------------------------------------

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

mariee66
Senior Member
since 01-30-2000
Posts 621
Recess, OfYourMind


14 posted 03-19-2000 01:54 PM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

This may seem odd... but I have those ceremonial lockets.. only no daughters~
They are for my sons to give to their daughters (should they have any)~
My sons frequently ask to see "their" lockets~
They are such touching gifts~
Your poem was so beautiful~
Marie~


 "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind." The Bard

Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


15 posted 03-19-2000 02:31 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so tender and beautiful, Elizabeth!  

Denise
Balladeer
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 06-05-99
Posts 26302
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA


16 posted 03-19-2000 02:35 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This is poetry at its best, Santosian one. Beautiful work.
Julie
Senior Member
since 08-20-99
Posts 742
Houston, TX


17 posted 03-19-2000 02:39 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Elizabeth, this was so very touching. I loved this much!
suthern
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Seraphic
since 07-29-99
Posts 20770
on the threshold of a dream


18 posted 03-19-2000 05:32 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I'm with Martie... this one brought tears to my eyes... it's so full of love... beautiful!
Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


19 posted 03-19-2000 05:45 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Corrine, Thank you, I would describe your poetry the same way

Martie, You have a heart of gold filled with love. No need for a locket.

Sven, From one who writes verses filled with love, this is appreciated. I loved your Black Rose, what imagination. However it was the other Elizabeth who posed the challenge

Marie, Your granddaughters will love them. Thank you fot your response

Denise, Thank you, dear

Balladeer, Thank you for the wonderful compliment

Julie, Glad you liked this poem. Thanks

Suthern, Tears come from a loving heart. Thank you

Liz
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #6 >> The Golden Locket Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors