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I Will Take Care of You

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 05-11-2000 04:59 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 Will Take Care of You

We met upon the brink of youth
In a place so far away
The pain that then encased my heart
Still lives a bit today

He said donít ever worry
For whatever may ensue
Remember that from this day forth
I will take care of you

We walked together down lifeís road
For thirty years as one
And often spoke about the battles
We had lost and won

Then one more challege faced us
As disease came into view
He said donít worry, Iíll be here
To take good care of you

This illness daily takes a bit
Of strength along the way
But I was so content to know
Heíd be with me each day

Now fate has turned another page
And changed our destiny
I said you promised youíd be here
To take good care of me

He said I always keep a promise
This you know as true
My spirit will be with you here
And Iíll take care of you

Elizabeth Santos


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 05-11-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
X Angel
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1 posted 05-11-2000 05:05 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Oh Liz, this was very beautiful and sad, you are so so lucky to have gotten to experience a love like this. Wonderful poem, to portray a wonderful man.  
*hugs*
God Bless You Both
~Heather
brian madden
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2 posted 05-11-2000 05:20 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

a beautiful poem, I hope the illness that you spoke of in the forth verse was not serious.  
Cerenity
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3 posted 05-11-2000 05:30 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Liz

This is wondrously beautiful, I love you and will continue to pray in yours and Tonys behalf.

May God bless you always.

Cerenity
Denise
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4 posted 05-11-2000 05:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

The love and caring, going both ways, in this conversation brought tears to my eyes. This is so beautifully touching.

Love ya
Denise
Dark Angel
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5 posted 05-11-2000 06:02 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Elizabeth, this is beautifully sad... You are both in my prayers. *hugs*
Maree

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


CSwtThng
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6 posted 05-11-2000 06:06 PM       View Profile for CSwtThng   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CSwtThng

This poem is very touching. It's nice to think we will all find someone like that.
RainbowGirl
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7 posted 05-11-2000 06:07 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Liz: I have no doubt that you will indeed take care of each other, when you are prepared to work at being a couple and all the ups and downs that will naturally follow you can't be anything else, but a couple...you have done it for 30 years and you will fight this 'together' as you have fought all your other battles and come through it knowing you love and share and bring comfort to each other.

Bless you both...you're very much in my thoughts.

HUSG
David2
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8 posted 05-11-2000 06:38 PM       View Profile for David2   Email David2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for David2

Elizabeth,
    Very nice work. Very heartfelt and moving. I enjoyed this alot.
              David2
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my humble prayers...
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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This is so touchingly lovely, and terribly sad.  It is especially so, since I know the story behind it.  I'm so very, very sorry.  You're both in my thoughts, prayers, and tears.
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11 posted 05-11-2000 06:58 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

My friends ...
Know that now HE will take care of you both.
I can feel your faith and your love flowing.
God bless this family.
Love you
~*Marge*~


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12 posted 05-11-2000 07:23 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You have my prayers and my admiration for the way you handle this situation....may God bless you both...
lorilockheart
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13 posted 05-11-2000 07:25 PM       View Profile for lorilockheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lorilockheart

Very touching, emotional, and heartfelt.  What a beautiful, deep expression of love, and yet...pain.
Lori

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean. Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens. Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance - I hope you dance.
song by LeeAnn Womack
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kit McCallum
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14 posted 05-11-2000 07:30 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

This was wonderfully touching Liz ... the love you share is a rare treasure and a bond that cannot be broken ... beautiful poem.

Take care and best wishes,
/Kit
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15 posted 05-11-2000 08:57 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I don't have words, Elizabeth, but I'm sure you know my thoughts. God bless you both.
Seymour Tabin
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16 posted 05-11-2000 09:04 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Written as only you could write this. The soul of you has spoken here. It has wrung a
bell that sounds into heaven. And it will touch the souls of all whom have the good fortune to know you. Love Sy
tracie66
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17 posted 05-11-2000 09:07 PM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Liz~

sorry cant reply too teary
Tracie~


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


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18 posted 05-11-2000 09:11 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Liz, this is so sad and so beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes. I'm still praying for you both.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
tracie66
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Liz~
So sorry I'm back just to say this was so beautiful and sad, my thoughts and prayers are with you and take care.
Tracie~


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


Martie
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Liz, it is true that love remains and takes care...love is like that.

You have my admiration and loving thoughts and gratitude for knowing the wonderful person that is you.  Beautiful, touching poem !
Meadowmuse
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This is beautiful, Miss Elizabeth, in every way imaginable...

~ Claire (my middle name is Elizabeth too)

 Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau


Elizabeth Santos
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22 posted 05-12-2000 05:29 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you all for such heart warming responses to this poem. I haven't been able to write lately, this is about it, I'm afraid. WE are on our way to see another oncologist this morning, to see where to go from here. I appreciate your comments. I appreciate your love
Liz
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There would be tears running down my face even if I thought this was fiction, for it's so heartbreakingly beautiful. Knowing the truth, words fail me except to say you have our love and prayers.
Severn
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24 posted 05-12-2000 07:53 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Lizzy - this is too precious...I have no words...

Love always
K
 
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