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There Once Was a Man

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 06-24-2000 02:17 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

Once Was a Man

There once were two eyes that held the stars in a trance
Two soft black eyes that swirled me into a dance
That smothered my lips, my eyes, my dress, and my face
And spoke without speaking and held me in captive embrace

There once were two arms that could have held me that night
With a tenderness not of words, but of gentle delight
There were two hands that could have caressed my skin
And spoken in silence the ecstasy drawn from within

There once were two eyes that looked to the depths of my own
And taught me to love in a way that I'd never known
There once was a man that I loved, but never embraced
There once was a heart that can never be truly replaced


Elizabeth Santos



[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 06-24-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
tracie66
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1 posted 06-24-2000 04:57 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Elizabeth~
This poem is so touching, so beautiful...your love just cries out with every word written in this.
Liz lovely heart felt poem for your lovely man.
Love Tracie~


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


ethome
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2 posted 06-24-2000 05:16 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Coming from you Elizabeth I knew I'd enter this post and not find a limerick.
Love this line
"and speak without speaking the ecstacy drawn from within"
and this one,
"There once was a heart that can never be truly replaced."
Very enjoyable read....Well done!
Poet deVine
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3 posted 06-24-2000 08:09 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I'm running out of words to say how much I love your poetry! Great one here!  
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 06-24-2000 09:10 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Beautiful, Love Sy
Sunshine
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5 posted 06-24-2000 10:29 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I look for your name
I always find beauty...

Sunshine

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

OLIAS
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6 posted 06-24-2000 10:46 AM       View Profile for OLIAS   Email OLIAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OLIAS

Wonderful poem,
Thanks for sharing it
Olias
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7 posted 06-24-2000 12:08 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Lovely poem, Liz!! Your heart and soul never run out of beauty to share.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


"Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
Marge Tindal
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8 posted 06-24-2000 12:20 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~

'There once was a heart that can never be truly replaced'

And a lovely poet to share it with us.
Tenderly rendered from your heart's recall.
~*Marge*~


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9 posted 06-24-2000 03:39 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're never going to be able to keep it quiet if you keep dropping hints like this!   Let me just say "Beautiful poem" and maybe no one will suspect anything  
Elizabeth Santos
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10 posted 06-24-2000 06:10 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you each and every one for your comments to this poem, and Michael, you just blew it. Now everybody knows!
Liz
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11 posted 06-24-2000 06:44 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

"That smothered my lips, my eyes, my dress, and my face.
And spoke without speaking and held me in captive embrace."
Oh Elizabeth, my sweet poet, if I could only tell you how much I Loved this poem...delicious...James
Severn
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12 posted 06-24-2000 07:12 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Just lovely Lizzy - as usual.

I agree with Sharon - it's hard to find the words to express how wonderful your poetry truly is.

love
K

~Sleeping Beauty never knew how lucky she really was~ (Me)
Martie
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13 posted 06-24-2000 08:18 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Liz...this is so subtle and alluring....loved it!
Honeybee
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14 posted 06-24-2000 08:34 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee


Liz, as always beautiful and heartfelt.  As a poet, even I cannot find the words to express how deeply this touched me, it must have poured from your heart while writing this and I stand in awe. This is one of your best  

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee
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15 posted 06-25-2000 09:12 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Liz,
All I can add at this moment, where words have deserted me is that, I ECHO what all have said above and say that this was most enjoyable...

Regards, sudhir

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee,
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;

- John Donne
Lorraine Nisbet
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Once again, lovely, Elizabeth!!

~Lorraine


A great poet is nothing more....than a discovered amateur

Cerenity
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17 posted 06-26-2000 08:09 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Liz,

So much love you speak of from this poem, you really can express from the heart your feelings so perfectly, wonderful work, thank you for sharing.

Love,  Cerenity
CocoBaci
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Very gentle and sweet expression here Elizabeth

Coco
Elizabeth Santos
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19 posted 06-26-2000 10:59 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Your comments to this poem are so lovely and so much appreciated. THank you all so very much.
Liz
Gemini
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20 posted 06-27-2000 01:24 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Oh Liz-I felt this one, very well written piece.
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Liz, this was beautiful! I especally loved the closing lines:

"There once was a man that I loved, but never embraced
There once was a heart that can never be truly replaced"

A beautiful piece, my friend.

"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
TerryW
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22 posted 06-27-2000 05:15 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Liz~
    Truly beautiful, my dear!  It resounds in your heart long after your eyes have read the last word.  
There once was a heart that can never be truly replaced


Truly Lovely!



Love Ya~

~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
JulieAnn
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All has been said already......all i can say is "ditto"...great poem....

Julie :)


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