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The Gifts Of Love

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ethome
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The breath of spring was wild and free
just after a winter's freeze
and the colorful birds of the eastern region
were singing with gracious ease.

The river was blue like the clearing sky
the waves in the breezes played.
The soil of the land was moist and prime
for seeds in the months ahead.

A man of long years looked over his fields
his drawn face character lined.
He watched the Terns as they rolled and reeled
on winds of familiar time.

Memory waves straight from the past
brought to mind a slight young man
his true love had come to him so fast
like a child he'd asked for her hand.

Beneath the moonlit skies at night
his lips had covered her fears.
Her golden hair in the soft moonlight
left a vision beyond compare.

Her voice came pleading to his ears,
"move on," she cried, "move on."
Her final calling had come last year
and now she was ghastly gone.

Then the wagons creaked and the wheels squeaked
and cedar rails marked the time
when home dreams were the real scene
and family was a frame of mind.
Now a Cadillac rests by the old woodshed
and the wagon rots in the barn
and the old homestead where the children lived
plays host to an old man's charms.

Into the silence breaks a bright sound
to bring back the dead from the past
over the field there is running abound
a small curly haired lass.

"Grandpa, Grandapa," was her jubuilant shout
"I've come to stay over the night!"
and into his arms she jumped just about
knocking him down with delight.

Her small face cradled next to his neck
he fought back the tears in his eyes.
Out of his vision came the deepest respect
for the gifts that his love left behind.


Celtrue2000@E3B1G9


[This message has been edited by ethome (edited 07-18-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Eric Lewis True - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 07-17-2000 07:49 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

ETHome~
MARK IT FOR VOTING PRIVILEGES ! !

Great to see this one here.
It is such a touching and tender render.
~*Marge*~


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ethome
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Thank you Marge I will.
Marge Tindal
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And now ...... I'm back !
~*Marge*~


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Janet Marie
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4 posted 07-18-2000 07:42 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

me too  
perfect Ethome...
wonderful work of love here
jm

There are places inside our souls -
that have never been touched.
There are places inside our hearts -
that need to be loved this much.
~jm~
Marsha
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5 posted 07-18-2000 07:52 AM       View Profile for Marsha   Email Marsha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marsha's Home Page   View IP for Marsha

It's got my vote, think this is brilliant.
Martie
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6 posted 07-18-2000 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

ethome--so tender a story...filled up with love and perfectly done...a vote from me!
Not A Poet
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This is a lovely, lovely story and very well crafted. Brought a small tear to my eye as I thought of my own grand daughter.

Thanks,
Pete
Not A Poet
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Sorry, the system seems to have double posted.

[This message has been edited by Not A Poet (edited 07-18-2000).]
Corazon
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grandmother's votes count for three on this one....right ron? (looking expectant)  
really great poem......very very book worthy
L Tiuch
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10 posted 07-18-2000 05:57 PM       View Profile for L Tiuch   Email L Tiuch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for L Tiuch

Beautifully written!  You have my vote for sure.  The imaged evoked were heartwarming.
BSC
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Oh, what a tender, precious piece of work.  This is absolutely beautiful.  Bonnie
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Ethane.. it's so touching. I love the rhythm you used to express this impeccable poem. vote = true

- James
The beauty of nature is displayed,
not through itself,
but through the creatures
dwelling within its bosom.


tracie66
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13 posted 07-19-2000 06:31 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

This is just so beautiful and very tender
The last few lines devine
Tracie~


Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe

ethome
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14 posted 07-19-2000 08:12 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Thank you so very much all!
Marge, Janet Marie, Marsha, Martie, Not A Poet, Corazon, L. Tuich, BSC, Jamesjiao and Tracie66..........Once again thank you so very very much for your kindness.....
AVANTI
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15 posted 07-19-2000 11:46 PM       View Profile for AVANTI   Email AVANTI   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for AVANTI

lovely poem...
simply great work!

If all was light...then I would have never learnt the dark...from which such truth evolves
from which evolves the light...
Avanti Rao

Heather Miller
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16 posted 07-20-2000 11:39 AM       View Profile for Heather Miller   Email Heather Miller   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Heather Miller's Home Page   View IP for Heather Miller

Wonderfully done  )
Made me remember my grandparents.
LITL,
Heather


With God all things are possible.
ethome
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Thanks Avanti and Heather I really appreciate your comments......take care.........ethome
Kit McCallum
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18 posted 07-24-2000 11:49 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Such an incredibly heartwarming verse Ethome! The closing lines held such impact ... so beautiful!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
ethome
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19 posted 07-25-2000 06:01 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Thank you Kit I appreciate you dropping in to this space to have a read.
Sunshine
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20 posted 07-25-2000 04:27 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Quoting two favored lines:

"on winds of familiar time.

Memory waves straight from the past"

This whole piece is wonderful Ethome! This is exactly the type of picture I would paint with words and since I didn't do it first, I can say wholeheartedly I am SO glad you did it!

But these two lines, ah, they will stay in my heart!

Bless you!



Sunny

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

Geoffrey Sonnen
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Very nice. Makes me think of the area that I live in (at least for a time), this beautiful Pennsylvania-Dutch Country, the farms and rolling hills, friendly people (well...sometimes), family values, etc.

Gives a warm feeling
                             Geoff  
ethome
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22 posted 07-26-2000 12:22 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Thank you so much Sunshine I'm glad I painted well for you. I wrote it to save you the time ...you can write the next one...

Thank you Geoffery I'd like to see that country it sounds beautiful...Thanks again..
Jon Mewett
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23 posted 08-06-2000 06:16 AM       View Profile for Jon Mewett   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jon Mewett

Wow  I missed this beauty.....there doesn't seem to be enough time to read these submissions.....well I hope I help you into print.

jon
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24 posted 08-06-2000 12:54 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Such a beautiful piece must be in the book! You have my (very late!) vote!  

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea
 
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