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Dear Granddaughter

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 04-03-2000 08:52 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

This was inspired by my daughter, who kicked inside of me for the first time as I was on my way to my father's funeral


Dear Granddaughter,

You will never see my face
Or know the warmth of my embrace
For I am soon to leave this earth
Before the hour of your birth

But darling please remember this
Although I’ll never feel your kiss
You have a Grandpa up above
Who’s looking down at you with love

You’ll never be with me to hear
The things I’d whisper in your ear
So let me tell you of the good
Of life and love and womanhood

When you are just a little girl
With play and friendships in your world
Treat everyone with equal worth
No matter race or place of birth

When you have reached your teenage years
Don’t sleep with unwanted fears
Confront the truth when you’re to blame
And you will never live in shame

When you are grown and love embrace
And feel a kiss upon your face
Remember that your beauty lies
Within the deepness of your eyes

When you have children of your own
You’ll find the greatest love you’ve known
If you will treat them with respect
They’ll give back more than you expect

Love to live and live to love
And keep your faith in God above
If you will live what you believe
Then give much more than you recieve

When years upon your face are worn
And you’ve a grandchild to be born
Only then will you begin
To know the joy I feel within

I love you,
Grandpa

© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 04-03-2000 09:02 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

AAAAAAWWWWWWW!!! This is beautiful, Liz!!!
Denise
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2 posted 04-03-2000 09:29 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

*tears* again, Elizabeth! This is so precious. I was just feeling sad the other day realizing that Christian never got to know my Dad and vice versa. This poem helps alot. Thanks.

Denise
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3 posted 04-03-2000 10:48 PM       View Profile for Franni   Email Franni   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Franni

Liz,

What a legacy you are leaving your family with poems like this one.  Absolutely beautiful.

Franni
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4 posted 04-03-2000 10:58 PM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

This was breath taking, what a special keepsake you have given your daughter!
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5 posted 04-03-2000 11:10 PM       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

Lizzie~

~*Marge*~



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This is absolutely beautiful!!!! You are an amazing writer, I was touched by your words and your message.


 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

cjs9853
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Beautiful,So very very special
Carol
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I think I have tears in my eyes... Yep, sure do~
This was beautiful, amazing, heartfelt~~
Your talent is so inspiring~
Marie~


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And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind." The Bard


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Liz, this is truly amazing my friend. Beautiful work...beautiful words. AMAZING!
Martie
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Liz--this is so sweet and tender, just like your dear heart.
Nan
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11 posted 04-04-2000 07:27 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I really love it, Elizabeth - It's just beautiful... Maybe your dad helped you write it, ya think?...
Elizabeth Santos
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Thank you all for such dear comments. Franni, all of our poetry is a legacy to our children for it reveals to them more about ourselves than we ever tell them. Denise, I also have such regret that my children never met my mother, for she was so vibrant and fun loving and warm, there lives would have been so enriched. Nan, I believe he did write this
Thanks
Liz
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This is touching and very beautiful, Liz ... My grandfather was dying when Tiffiny was born; on the way home from the hospital we took her to see Grampa .... He died the next day ...
I've saved this and will share it with my family ...
Tears here .....
hoot_owl_rn
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14 posted 04-04-2000 10:13 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

So touching is this one Liz  
Seymour Tabin
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15 posted 04-04-2000 12:03 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
This one is as lovely and wonderful as you are. Missed ya. Love Sy
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This is poignant perfection!
Elizabeth Santos
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Pepper, Thank you for sharing your experience. This happens to so many, and granparents can add so much love to a child's life
Thanks

Hoot, Thank you

Sy, Missed you too. Thanks for the comment

suthern, You are so kind, I'm glad you liked this one. Thank you
Liz
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18 posted 04-04-2000 07:59 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Liz, this is beautiful! My mother's father passed away before I was born, and this made me think of him... Keep up the good work!

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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19 posted 04-04-2000 08:34 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Absolutely wonderfully written and perfectly expressed.
Elizabeth
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20 posted 04-04-2000 08:51 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

You've done it again, Liz! I also think your dad helped you to write it...maybe he's your muse?  

 "He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!"
-The Crucible

 
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