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Elizabeth Santos
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REASONíS

God determines many times
The sorrow that will touch our lives
There is a reason why some live
And why some others donít survive
There is a purpose to His way
A pattern to all He contrives
Some things in life are meant to be
That God need never justify

Would you ask a lily why
It wraps and drapes a petal so
Would you ask a blue jay why
It nuzzles beak into the snow
Did you ever wonder why
The speed of mountain waterís flow
Iíve never known a single soul
Who ever really had to know

Itís not our need to always know
The things that we donít understand
We only know that God is here
In painful times to lend a hand
Joy and sorrow both are valid
Their dimensionís in Godís plan
Itís not our need to know the why
Thatís all we need to understand

Did you ever wonder why
A sparrow sings the same old song
Or question whether Planetís pathway
Through the sky is right or wrong  
A rainbow comes and disappears
We cannot beg it stay too long
I never knew a single soul
To ask a stream where it belongs

Lifeís mysteries are here to stay
Just live, unquestioned, each new day

Elizabeth Santos
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Kit McCallum
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1 posted 05-27-2000 08:44 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

You've said this so beautifully Elizabeth ... I identify so well with your sentiments in this piece ...

Best wishes and prayers,
/Kit
ellie LeJeune
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2 posted 05-27-2000 08:45 AM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

Liz; this is wonderful! The wisdom and power of acceptance. You have said it so beautifully. Once we stop asking "why", peace reigns. Love, Ellie

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Marge Tindal
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3 posted 05-27-2000 08:48 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

Elizabeth, my friend~

Sometimes yes
and sometimes no
I wonder where
the stream does go.

Splashing through
it's current flowing
I merely follow
where it is going.

Knowing that I can't
stop the flow
I merely follow
where it does go.

I rest sometimes
among it's banks
and take a moment
to give God thanks.

For just the chance
to have sung
the songs of the stream
that from life's well have sprung.

*What a wonderful inspiration
you are with such beautiful words
from the well-spring of your life.  
I love you, my friend.
~*Marge*~



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4 posted 05-27-2000 08:56 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Liz this is wonderful. Having true faith, enough not to question why, is sometimes the only way to live. God bless you...  
Martie
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Liz, I envy your accepting and peace filled attitude...This is a wonderful and inspirational poem!
Meadowmuse
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Liz, I admire your perception and peacefulness as well...so beautful, this.

Love to you,
Claire

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


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Would that I had but one drop of your dignity---much admiration here Elizabeth--you've got class and talent.
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8 posted 05-27-2000 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

A beautiful poem with wonderful thoughts...pure Elizabethian.
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Beautiful and inspirational!  

 Je t'aime plus qu'hier et moins que demain."
I love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow
(unkown)


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10 posted 05-27-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for mark crawford   Email mark crawford   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mark crawford

Hi Elizabeth.

This poem is a wonderful definition of faith. It's hard to not reason about such great mysteries and just live in faith, but your poem's suggestion to just surrender is the answer (if you can). As Pascal said, "The heart has its reasons that reason cannot know." I look forward to reading more of your poetry.

mark

Irish Rose
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11 posted 05-27-2000 09:43 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

this was beautifully and delicately composed. I really loved it!

 Kathleen
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Amen! Peace to you ACT.
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I wonder about everything, and I tend to fight the things I have no power to change...but even though that is me, I still enjoyed this poem, Liz! God Bless.

Witch's Brat


†I am a disturbed person, and I write about disturbed people. ~Tennessee Williams



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Elizabeth~
You have such a beautiful heart and soul, it shows in this poem.

Hug
Tracie~


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It is the harmony of the universe


Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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Oh, Liz, instant tears.  I bow my head in awe of your peace.  Your accceptance.  What a poem - I don't even have a word for it - exquisite doesn't do it justice - nor does any other word I can think of.  Just thank you, my friend.  Thank you for sharing such a pure faith, and such a wonderful outlook on life.

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How,

How do you write just so, so, so..? You are one very remarkable person... Yeah... and you can believe "God is watching from a distance; yet too, He is a LOT closer than any of us perceive." And darnit Liz, I'm again so lost for words. Your heart has surely touched mine and Rosemary's... God bless you for such a sharing...

(Lucky) Dale



 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)
Elizabeth Santos
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All of your comments are so very beautiful and I thank you all for your resposes. It is very warming.
To Rosemary and Lucky, I don't even know what to say. You two are an inspiration to us all, and such words from you do humble me so.
Marge, thanks for the lovely poem. Your responses are incredible
Liz
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Elizabeth,

A great inspirational poem.  Thank you for sharing.

~Lorraine
Denise
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This is very comforting and beautifully done, Elizabeth. I found more peace in my life when I stopped asking 'why'. Some things we will never have an answer to. You've expressed that very well in this.

Denise
Elizabeth Santos
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20 posted 05-29-2000 12:49 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you Lorraine

Denise, I'm glad you don't ask too many why's
I prefer to ask, why not?
Thanks, dear

Liz
Janet Marie
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I bow before you and the grace, wisdom, and beauty of this poem ...
your talent awes and inpsires me Liz, truly
this poem's message is exceptional...
me thinks your poets pen is blessed.
with ~love~ and ~respect~,
jm


 Some things cannot be explained by verses that rhyme,
They are not measured by the commitment of time.
Some emotions run too deep to be described by words,
Forgiveness and understanding-remain the most beautiful words ever heard.
~Janet Marie~

"What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly"
~Lao Tze Tao~
~Butterflies are meant to be free~


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22 posted 05-29-2000 11:18 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Liz, this poem is so beautiful, and so very true. Yes, all you have to do it put your faith in Him, because He already knows the reason for everything that has happened and that will happen. I'm glad that you know this, and have shared it with us.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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Why life unfolds as it does
Is not ours to know.
There is rhyme and reason to everything,
Sun and warmth or Cloud and snow.
-------

Your poem is beautiful....so peaceful. My prayers are with you as always. Lovely, lovely poem.

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."
Elizabeth Santos
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24 posted 05-29-2000 05:27 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Janet Marie, Lovebug, and Lizzie,
I just want to hug all three of you. You are so sweet and caring. "Thank you" is all I can think to say, but what I feel is so much more
Liz
 
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