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Who Am I ?

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 04-07-2000 09:09 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

Who am I

I thought that things werenít as they seem
Some arenít entitled to a dream
I said that change wouldnít be extreme
But who am I to go against the currant of the stream

I taught my children how to know
The values that we cherish so
So they would in Godís footsteps grow
But who am I to try to fight the mighty undertow

Thereís so much worthless trash to see
Degrading of humanity
I  finally turned off my TV
But who am I to go against the rhythm of the sea

I celebrate each childís birth
And every manís intrinsic worth
And cry out at the massive dearth
But who am I to try to stop rotation of the earth

I feel a burning love within
For young ones who are lured to sin
It is a fight we all could win
But who am I to try to change direction of the wind

Elizabeth Santos


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 04-07-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 04-07-2000 11:06 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You are a very loving and special person, Elizabeth and it is people like you, because you do love and care so much, who can make a great big difference in this world. As you know, it starts in the home, one heart to one heart. This is a very special glimpse into your soul, Elizabeth. Thanks for sharing it!  

Denise
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2 posted 04-07-2000 12:04 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Liz, you are a gift to all who know you, and your sweet and precious spirit enriches me each day...who are you to be able to do this?  You are special!!!!
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 04-07-2000 02:02 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
I agree with all the above and you are a special lady to me. Good words, good poem. Love ya Sy
Danny Holloway
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4 posted 04-07-2000 02:04 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Wonderful poem!

You must,
  go against the current of the stream
  fight the mighty undertow
  go against the rhythm of the sea
  stop rotation of the earth
  change direction of the wind,

and more if necessary to make the world a better place. And we will be there fighting the fight with you because it is necessary to do.
A single person can make a difference, all of us can make a future.  dh
Parker
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5 posted 04-07-2000 02:09 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Liz, a wonderful poem, I really loved the flow......
As Winston Churchill said ... Never surrender.

Parker
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6 posted 04-07-2000 02:13 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Liz, Danny said it perfectly. Well, so did everyone else ~~ YOU are a treasure! Great writing, too.  

~ Claire
Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 04-07-2000 02:40 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you all for your wonderful remarks on the subject matter of this poem.
I appreciate your reading and commenting
Liz
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8 posted 04-07-2000 07:03 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Liz, this is a great poem, but I believe that one person CAN change the world for the better, and it's easier than some may think. You have changed my life for the better, that's for sure! I think that if everyone took the time to do something nice for someone else every day, the world would be a much better place. (That might be corny, but it's true!)


 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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9 posted 04-07-2000 07:44 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Liz, we each have to do the little bit that we are empowered to do. It's when each one thinks that their small part cannot change anything....that's when we've got problems. Good poem.
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10 posted 04-07-2000 08:46 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Go against anything/anyone you want! Your voice is clear and loving! The world would be a better place if we had more like you!  
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11 posted 04-07-2000 08:48 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

You are Elizabeth~
and that makes me smile.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Elizabeth Santos
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12 posted 04-07-2000 08:58 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Gosh, your responses are all so loving, you're making me cry. You're doing it all wrong. The reader is supposed to cry at the poem. Now lets get that right! (As I grab a tissue)
Thank you all so very much

Love
Liz
 
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