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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 04-11-2000 05:21 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

Finesse

The lion was the king of all
The world of wild animal
One day he made a clever plan
To get a kitten in his hand

Proposing friendship to the cat
Among his tales of this and that
He said letís you and I be friends
Weíll both shake hands and make amends

Come over near my lionís lair
Weíll do some tricks of double dare
Performing fetes of every kind
You show me yours, Iíll show you mine

The cat was taken back, indeed
But then reluctantly agreed
He thought the lion rather slick
To want to learn his every trick

The feathered birds and wild beast
Were also summoned to the feast
So hard it was to comprehend
That cat, a lion would befriend

They gathered curiously to view
But kept their distance from the two
The lion said, let me begin
And started showing off to him

He bound with power from his hips
And did impressive double flips
He ran and jumped and spun around
Then rolled and rolled across the ground

Now, my friend, itís time for you
To show me every trick you do
The little cat performed  with flair
Some double flip-flops in the air

Spiral twists and leaps and bounds
Somersaults upon the ground
Now tell me friend, are you aware
Of any more that you can share

The cat said, no, thatís all I do
Iíve shown all of my tricks to you
With that fact openly announced
The lion on the kitten pounced

And what a tender cut of meat
Heís always had desire to eat
So thrilled he was in his delight
And anxious now to take a bite

But somehow he had lost his grip
When cat did a triple backward flip
Without a single momentís pause
Avoiding lionís teeth and claws

He left the lion in a daze
Empty handed and amazed
The lion said I didnít know
That clever trick you failed to show

The cat then said I always leave
A couple aces up my sleeve
If I would show you all I do
I now would be inside of you

Leave a little of yourself
Guarded safe upon the shelf
Thereís so much there inside of you
Just keep a little hid from view

Donít expose yourself too much
Or you could be a lionís lunch

Elizabeth santos






[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 04-12-2000).]
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poetFemmeFatale
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1 posted 04-11-2000 05:25 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

<<<< Standing Ovulation >>>>  Err...."ovation".  
This was a splendid little ditty, and what a fabulous moral it has!  Superb as always, you are!
Martie
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2 posted 04-11-2000 05:29 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wow!!!  Liz, this is wonderful...and what great meaningful truth...I'll have to remember...This needs to be published!!
Denise
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3 posted 04-11-2000 06:07 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent writing, Elizabeth! Wonderfully done!

Denise
Dark Angel
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4 posted 04-11-2000 06:53 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

WOW, this is Excellent, and loved the message at the end, Well Done Elizabeth!  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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5 posted 04-11-2000 08:02 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

Elizabeth - Elizabeth~

Pouncing with a punch.
I loved it.
The kitten in you
outsmarted the wise ole' lion.
Just who made him King anyway?
Very, very clever !
Love ya'
~*Marge*~



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Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 04-11-2000 08:30 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Excellent writing as usual. You are a wonderful and talanted poetess. Love Sy
hoot_owl_rn
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Oh such wise advice displayed in such a well crafted way  
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8 posted 04-11-2000 09:44 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

<~~~~~bowing with my arms outstretched


a piece wonderfully crafted and with a great moral tale?

YOU ARE A GOD!!!!

Jeffrey
Janet Marie
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9 posted 04-12-2000 01:01 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

***bowing too***
were not worthy
were not worthy (smile)

the title of this poem said it all.
yes YOU ARE the definition of poetic finesse
this was extraordinary and wisdom filled
you are so gifted, i have such poet envy  
take care sweet lady
jm

 Well the sun sets gently on your shoulders
And it makes me want to touch you there.
And the light in your eyes makes me feel
Like there's something much better out there
Something kind...
And I know someday I might be looking around
Trying to find some purpose
Well purpose it can't be that hard to find
As long as I've got the wind...
The wind and your love to carry me.
vertical horizon


Elizabeth Santos
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10 posted 04-12-2000 08:48 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Poet Femme. Thanks for the ovulation. hehe Glad you enjoyed

Martie, Thank you, dear. A good lesson from a little kitty cat.

Denise, Thought you would like this. Thanks

Dark Angel. Thanks for such a nice comment

Martie, Yeh, quite a punch, huh? Thanks dear

Sy, Meow! That means thank you, from a little pussy cat.

hoot, Thanks, dear poetess

Jeffery, Trying not to laugh, a big thank you from a humble cat

Janet Marie,
Just a little bit of finesse
Can get you out of a great big mess! hehe

Liz
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11 posted 04-12-2000 10:18 PM       View Profile for WhiteNite   Email WhiteNite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhiteNite's Home Page   View IP for WhiteNite

Cool... I love fables!  I love the lesson in this one too, how so very true.  I think sharing everything and being an open book may be a down fall of my onw.. maybe I should change that. =)  Thanks for the idea.  

 "The storm rises up when the shadows descend
every beat of my heart every day without end
I will stand like a rock I will bend till I break
till theres no more to give if thats what it takes
I will risk everything I will fight I will bleed
I will lay down my life if thats what you need
every second I live thats the promise I make"

I have no idea who wrote this... tell me if you know. =)


ElektraXOXO
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12 posted 04-12-2000 10:56 PM       View Profile for ElektraXOXO   Email ElektraXOXO   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ElektraXOXO

what great advice beautifully put.......I loved it!  
pen of passion
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13 posted 04-12-2000 11:04 PM       View Profile for pen of passion   Email pen of passion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pen of passion

Excellent advice, cleverly displayed, for the young heart, how to love-play.
Meadowmuse
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14 posted 04-12-2000 11:14 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Superb in tale and talent, Liz.  

~ Claire
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15 posted 04-13-2000 12:50 AM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

That little critter must be me sister. Thanks again for all the glitter. I hope I remember just what I should give 'er.
Cerenity
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16 posted 04-13-2000 06:44 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Liz,

This is so cute and the wisdom at the end is so very true.
Cerenity
 
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