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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 04-20-2000 03:54 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

I Upward Glanced

I heard Him speak as up the hill I plod
And I believed he was the Son of God
For what he preached upon the mount that day
Changed my life and took my pain away

Multitudes had gathered in this place
I upward glanced into the Prophetís face
He spoke of Godís forgiveness of manís sin
He looked at me as I looked up at him.

On burroís back to Jerusalem Jesus came
The people gathered Ďround to praise His name
I upward glanced at Him as he rode by
And He looked down at me with loving eye

I saw Him pace in silence up the street
And fell in reverence at His Holy  feet
The burden of a heavy cross He bore
To save my sinful spirit evermore

My head was bowed so humbly to the ground
But it was not a lowliness I found
For when I upward glanced His face to see
He stood above me smiling down at me

I followed to the hill where He was hung
To witness deeds that could not be undone
Crucified by those who didnít believe
So sorrowfully I hung my head to grieve

But it was not a sorrow that I felt
Before the cross of Jesus where I knelt
For when I upward glanced into his face
He was looking down in Heavenly Grace

I followed then to see the rocky tomb
Where He was buried in the earthís cold womb
I hid there near the rock both night and day
And bowed my head in reverence to pray

My tears were flowing from the spirit deep
But it was not unhappiness, this weep
For I was lifted upward by a Light
That fell upon my head and pierced the night

And when I upward gazed into the skies
He was looking down into my eyes
He said, you are forgiven of your sins
As I was humbly glancing up at Him

Now every night I bow my head in prayer
I somehow know that He is always there
For when I upward glance into the night
He pours into my soul His Heavenly Light

Elizabeth Santos  

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Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 04-20-2000 04:09 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
I can only say bless you. I'm sure he heard your poem and is smiling. Love Sy
LoveBug
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2 posted 04-20-2000 04:19 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Liz, this is so beautiful. It touched me deeply, and reminded me of how much I need Him right now. Thank you for sharing.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 04-20-2000 06:03 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy,
Thank you for your sweet comments

Lovebug,
Glad this came to you at the right time

Love
Liz
mariee66
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4 posted 04-20-2000 07:29 PM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

This is most awesome, Liz!!
(has anyone ever called your work awesome before??   )
Marie~  
Mike
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5 posted 04-20-2000 07:58 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Beautifully done.
Songbird
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6 posted 04-20-2000 09:08 PM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

I agree with all of the above.
John Yaws
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7 posted 04-20-2000 11:49 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

A lovely, and fitting tribute to Him, as we approach the Passion season.
Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 04-21-2000 12:52 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Marie, Thank you for the "awsome"
(The answer is yes)

Mike
Thank you very much

Septsong
Your comment is appreciated

Gunslinger,
Thank you,dear friend, you warm my heart

Liz
JamesMichael
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9 posted 04-21-2000 06:38 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

So lovely...I enjoyed reading this..James
Marge Tindal
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10 posted 04-21-2000 08:13 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

Lizzie~
He gave us all the most He had to give.
We kneel in reverent prayer at the blessing.

Lovely.
~*Marge*~


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11 posted 04-21-2000 08:17 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Lovely , Liz ......
Have a wonderful Easter ....
LOve ya
lucky
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12 posted 05-15-2000 10:14 PM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

As I search through the attic shelves and feel and see the things I know today. I thought it would be nice to say... He still hears you today... with such exquisite words I cannot express quite like you, but I know he hears even if the words never find the paper.

Prayers in sending, Dale Gwaltney



 If I could paint a portrait, of this life in which I've led, and somehow sketch a story, of the visions in my head, I'd start out with a canvas, stretched tightly in a frame, and in the bottom corner, I'd leave room to sign my name. (Michelle A. Bartley)
Denise
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13 posted 05-15-2000 10:15 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful, Elizabeth! It is the only place to look!  

Denise
Elizabeth Santos
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14 posted 05-15-2000 10:25 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Somehow I knew it was going to be Lucky who brought this one back up, Thank you all for your responses
Liz
Martie
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15 posted 05-16-2000 12:01 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

So reverently beautiful, Liz...
lucky
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16 posted 05-16-2000 01:28 AM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

You are so loved Lis, no reply needed... I'll just go back a wandering through the shelves. Our hearts are ever with you.

Love Love Love, Forever DW & RJ



 If I could paint a portrait, of this life in which I've led, and somehow sketch a story, of the visions in my head, I'd start out with a canvas, stretched tightly in a frame, and in the bottom corner, I'd leave room to sign my name. (Michelle A. Bartley)
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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Oh, Elizabeth, this is wonderful!  Some pastor should read this in church.  Now I know where the source of your inner beauty comes from, and now I know that we will know each other in person, in Heaven.  What a marvelous friendship that will be!  Thank you for putting this into such reverent and loving words, and sharing it with us.
~ ~ ~


 The spiritual wind that holds survivors aloft, plants the seeds from which bloom new hope ... R.J.G.

Elizabeth Santos
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18 posted 05-16-2000 05:43 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Martie,
Thank you

Rosemary and Lucky, I sure wish we could meet before then! Wouldn't that be fun. Who knows. Thank you both
Liz
Kit McCallum
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19 posted 05-16-2000 05:56 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

This is absolutely inspiring Liz, and touched my heart deeply ...

Best wishes,
/Kit
ESP
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20 posted 05-16-2000 06:17 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Somehow I missed this one. It is lovely and I feel blessed to have been able to read it.

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."
Corazon
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21 posted 05-16-2000 10:05 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

how could he not hear such a beautiful heart reaching upwards...this is stunningly touching...and I needed to read this today...hugs and prayers for you and yours my poet friend  
 
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