How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Open Poetry #8 Archive
 Little Girl Lost   [ Page: 1  2  3  ]
 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Little Girl Lost

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Sudhir Iyer
Member Rara Avis
since 04-26-2000
Posts 7206
Mumbai, India : now in Belgium

25 posted 06-26-2000 06:37 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Together I know we can make it ...
I know we can find the strength to get through.
Anytime I think I'm lost ...
all I have to do is see the light that radiates from you.

You are the sunshine in my day,
you are my reason and my rhyme.
You give me hope to carry on ...
by you ... my life is sweetly defined

I love you my sweet Rachel Rene,
more than you will ever understand.
Well, thats not entirely true ... I know you do,
I know by the way you just reached over and took my hand.

This is a very "feeling" tribute to your daughter...My best wishes to you and Rachel...May you see better days...

You definitely touched my heart with this one...Janet,
Take Care,
Regards, sudhir

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

- John Donne
Janet Marie
Member Laureate
since 01-22-2000
Posts 18986

26 posted 06-26-2000 12:37 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

How does one adequately say thank you for such amazing, sweet, understanding,
and encouraging replies...
the words thank you seem so inadequate at the moment.
Please know EACH and EVERY one of your
sincere words were heartfelt.
Thank you for all the wonderful E-mails
that were sent as well.
I have said this many times before ...
with love and respect,
Janet Marie
Member Elite
since 08-31-99
Posts 3430
Oregon, Originally From Alaska

27 posted 06-26-2000 01:29 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

~Janet Marie...I loved this piece soo much!!  For one I love parents who love their children with such deep love and caring!!  I can tell she is your young treasure!!  It was a pleasure to read this wonderful piece!!  Children are a blessing in one's life!!  Thank You soo much for sharing this with us!!!  Take Care!!!  

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again. To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown
Member Elite
since 03-06-2000
Posts 3768

28 posted 06-26-2000 10:50 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Butterflies don't cry but I'm crying my eyes out as I type....Jan this is beautiful and you are such a beautiful wonder you understand so much about Shane and Monika...Goodness knows I love you and you have just been tucked even deeper in my heart for this one, your strength is amazing.  Marge said it best re: special kids and special mommies...yes you are and yes she is. These are painful diseases for adults...let alone children and to watch your child in pain is every parent's nighmare...**Angel wing Hugs** and you know I'm but a yell away... she has you to lean on and you have someone (quite a few "someone"'s) to lean on too never be afraid to ask. Love you I do!
Member Elite
since 03-07-2000
Posts 2858
Between a laugh and a tear...

29 posted 06-27-2000 12:57 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Wonderful words written by a wonderful mother for a wonderful daughter!

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Unknown

Member Elite
since 06-26-2000
Posts 3219
Blue Heaven

30 posted 06-27-2000 01:17 AM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

I have had teardrops on my notebook and my keyboard as I have written some of my own poems, seldom however have I been so moved by the words of another..My brother suffers from  Fibromylagia as well...God Bless You!!
Member Elite
since 06-26-2000
Posts 3219
Blue Heaven

31 posted 06-27-2000 02:00 AM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

Just a note to let you know: I had to come back and read this again it was so moving. I hope you don't mind but I made a copy to send my brother. Again a very heartfelt as well as heartrending poem.
Senior Member
since 05-25-99
Posts 1391
Loomis, CA

32 posted 06-27-2000 04:02 AM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP


Add me to the list of those in tears...  Rarely do I respond to a poem and tell how I can relate to what was written, or how a poem expresses how I feel, for I often think those are thoughts best left to one's self.

However, this poem has given me a unique look at a mother's point of view when dealing with a sick child - now I have an inkling of the thoughts my mother must have when her and I talk.  The idea that I have so selfishly avoided her pain in relation to my own situation makes me ill (in my heart).  Your work here has given me a gift, a great gift of sight, and compassion for her.  Thank you.

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.

"Everything is your own damn fault, if you are any good." E. Hemmingway
Michael G
Senior Member
since 06-25-2000
Posts 567
Huntsville, Alabama

33 posted 06-27-2000 05:48 AM       View Profile for Michael G   Email Michael G   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Michael G's Home Page   View IP for Michael G

Dear Janet,
I cannot see clearly at the moment, your words touch me, such a tribute to your daughter.
Member Elite
since 01-18-2000
Posts 4587
Victoria, Australia

34 posted 06-27-2000 06:18 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

First I must say this was a touching and tender poem...thanks for sharing it with us
Second I think that is the hardest thing in life is to see our children in pain and sometimes there is nothing we can do or say to take that pain away. I send my love to you and your daughter and lets hope for a cure to her illness even if it's only to lesson the pain.
Take care Janny girl
luv Tracie~

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

Member Empyrean
since 11-16-1999
Posts 31622
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA

35 posted 06-27-2000 06:27 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Excellent writing Janet...I can feel your frustration but I can also feel the Love and affection between you and your daughter. Take care hon....    James
since 06-14-2000
Posts 114

36 posted 06-27-2000 09:05 AM       View Profile for Jan   Email Jan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jan


I can only begin to imagine the pain that you feel for your daughter.  As a Mom I know how hard it is to accept even the little hurts that you can't heal for them.

You daughter sounds like an amazing young woman, as do you.  
Member Patricius
since 05-14-2000
Posts 11545
New Brunswick Canada

37 posted 06-27-2000 10:44 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Oh Janet Janet! I have been so busy I have'nt been posting on the board lately. I don't know what to say - I felt the emotion swell into my chest to the point it almost overcame me.
What an amazing young woman she must be and you must be so proud.
The following poem is one that we all know but it has always been a source of encouragement to me so I'll just quote it to you because of the positive moral values that it infuses in the heart and mind.

If you can keep your head when all about you
are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
but make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
and yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise.

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
and treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
and stoop and build them up with worn out tools.

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
and risk it on one turn of pitch and toss,
and lose, and start again at your beginnings
and never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
to serve your turn long after they are gone,
and so hold on when there is nothing in you
except the will which says to them: "Hold on"

If you can walk with crowds and keep your virtue,
or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
with sixty seconds worth of distance run -
your is the earth and everything that's in it,
and - which is more - you'll be a man, my son!

I know you have a daughter and Kipling is writing this to his son who is going off to war. The spirit and the meaning remains the same for all. The love Kipling is showing here for his son is the same kind of love you have for your daughter. For that same spiritual reason I have to say I love you for loving your daughter so much. Your poet friend E. Lewis True.......
since 05-20-2000
Posts 390

38 posted 06-27-2000 11:52 AM       View Profile for kat   Email kat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kat

Janet I've read this over and over and everytime I do my emotions overwhelm me. I sit here writing with tears in my eyes not really knowing what words there may be to express adequately what I want to express. This is so touching, emotional and heart warming that I feel no words can do justice of what I want to say.  She has been blessed with a beautiful mother as you and you have been blessed with a beautiful and couragious daughter as her.  Your total and unconditional love shines through in every word of your poem.  I hope that someday someone will come up with something to change her life and make it the way you've always prayed that it would be.  Thank-you so much for sharing this with us.  Take-care and my warmest of wishes goes out to both of you.

Janet Marie
Member Laureate
since 01-22-2000
Posts 18986

39 posted 06-27-2000 03:50 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Once again I say a deeply hearfelt thank you
to ALL who have replied to this poem.
I have been moved to tears every day since posting this by all of your sincere and wonderfully kind words.
Many of you have shared personal stories with me in E-mails as well and I am so touched by that as well.
We all have so many common bonds in here.
We can all learn so much from each other.
God Bless you all.
take care
with much love and respect
Janet Marie
Senior Member
since 03-23-2000
Posts 787
Louisville, Mississippi, USA

40 posted 06-27-2000 04:50 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Janet Marie~
     A lovelier tribute I have never beheld, my dear.  I know Rachel is very proud of it.  Just rest assured, my friend, you are just as special to me as she is to you.

Love Ya~

~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
Senior Member
since 02-02-2000
Posts 1301

41 posted 06-27-2000 05:02 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

I don't know who could read this without awefilled tears.....big hugs for you and your daughter and applause for this poem  
Danny Holloway
Member Elite
since 01-15-2000
Posts 2072
Tulsa, OK

42 posted 06-28-2000 06:58 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

BEG, beautiful writing!

A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Ascendant
since 02-06-2000
Posts 5323

43 posted 07-03-2000 07:58 PM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

Janet,such a powerfully moving poem that tugs at my heartstrings...i can only wish that i am better equipped with words so that i can comfort you, to ease some of your pain...

i wish both of you well
Leigh Anne
Junior Member
since 06-15-99
Posts 49
Scottsboro, AL USA

44 posted 07-04-2000 03:23 PM       View Profile for Leigh Anne   Email Leigh Anne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Leigh Anne's Home Page   View IP for Leigh Anne

This is truly a beautiful, heartfelt poem.  As a new mother myself, I admire your strength and love, for my son's cries of hunger break my heart, when I should be so very grateful, that they are not cries of pain.  Thank you for opening my eyes to this.

I do know a little about Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue, being that my mother has suffered from these for years.  Please email me, and I will be happy to get you some breaking news on a study being done at a local university.  
Remember the saying~~"A mother's love is next to God's love"....and your tribute is a definate testimony to that!  God Bless you both!

Leigh Anne~~~
To be a mother is to accept your heart will forever walk outside your own body!"

redheart angrybraids
since 04-16-2000
Posts 422
honolulu, hawaii

45 posted 07-04-2000 09:57 PM       View Profile for redheart angrybraids   Email redheart angrybraids   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redheart angrybraids

okay, so, i'm crying, you two have got to be some of the most beautiful people out there,  i know what it's like to go threw these hard deeds in life, my little friend/sister Dakota, her mother and her were in a terrible car accindent and Amy her mom died, Dakota was severely injured, and has to go to physical therapy for probably the rest of her life, she's only five, this year, and she is one of my hero's, she just hung on, and wanted to live, and she is doing well know, though it will be along time before she understands what has happen in her life,
all that strive and all that care,
blessed be us and blessed bring us to our healing day. thank you woman for being, thank you to your daughter who carrys on in a warriors way.

Redheart Angrybraids
Janet Marie
Member Laureate
since 01-22-2000
Posts 18986

46 posted 07-05-2000 03:35 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

thank you again so very very much...I am still so blown away by the response to this poem and so moved by all of your wonderful
kind and supportive replies...
I thank you from my heart for allowing me to touch you in this way and for helping me pay Rachel such a lovely tribute...
thanks seems like such a small word
in comparison.
love and gratitude
and REPSPECT to all
Member Elite
since 02-10-2000
Posts 2267
Pickering, Ontario

47 posted 11-21-2000 01:39 AM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

I just wanted a second look at this exceptional piece!


It is a blessing to have wings for words, and passion in pen
Marina Crossley

since 03-20-2003
Posts 228

48 posted 08-12-2004 12:01 AM       View Profile for TexUS   Email TexUS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TexUS

An emotional tribute...truly touching.
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 03-07-2001
Posts 19652
British Columbia, Canada

49 posted 08-12-2004 12:19 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Dear Lord, you are both so blessed to have each other.  I am without words, sorry.
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #8 >> Little Girl Lost   [ Page: 1  2  3  ] Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard


pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary

© Passions in Poetry and 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors