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Labors of Love

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 05-28-2000 08:26 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

Labors of Love

When sunlight touches on the plush
And velvet wings in gardenís bloom
When butterfly lights gently in the
Powdery mist of its perfume
This moment in the morning hour
As I gaze down from hills above
Thatís the moment when I reap
The labors of my love

When sunset casts a mellow tone
Upon his cheek like angelís kiss
And I relive through grandsonís laughter
Happy days of childhood bliss
In such a precious hour as this
My mind recalls the hardships of
All Iíd done to finally reap
The labors of my love

If I could choose to live again
Through all the pain and all the strife
If I would find myself once more
In sorrows deepest pits of life
Iíd stand with face turned toward the sun
And with a lifeline from above
Iíd smile knowing I would reap
These labors of my love

No words can quite express my joy
Of every moment that I live
For I have come to recognize
The way to love and to forgive
The greatest gift Iíve ever known
Is sung in songs of mourning dove
And thatís the moment that I reap
The peacefulness of love

Elizabeth Santos


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 05-28-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Kit McCallum
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1 posted 05-28-2000 08:32 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Absolutely lovely Elizabeth ... you touch my heart with your words ...

Best wishes,
/Kit
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A perfect poem, Liz. Just beautiful..but what else could come from your pen?  
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3 posted 05-28-2000 10:51 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~
Your morning song has touched me again.
Something else you are, lady !
I feel a deep sense of satisfaction in your
writing ... joyous songs from your heart.
Love you~
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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brian madden
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4 posted 05-28-2000 11:32 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

In such a precious hour as this
My mind recalls the hardships of
All Iíd done to finally reap
The labors of my love.

Elizabeth, that was truely beautiful and wonderful.

No words can quite express my joy
Of every moment that I live
For I have come to recognize
The way to love and to forgive
The greatest gift Iíve ever known
Is sung in songs of mourning dove
And thatís the moment that I reap
The peacefulness of love

especially the last stanza...
Nothing i can add to that ....
I shall leave in stunned silence.



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"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
Douglas Adams.

"Here chewing your tail is joy"

Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

"Do not listen to a word I say
Just listen to what I can keep silent"

Nicky Wire

Martie
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Liz--You are a wonderful lady and poet...You touch my spirit with your beautiful words and the depth of who you are.  Hugs!
Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 05-28-2000 05:13 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Kit, Why, thank you, dear

PDV, Glad you liked it, thanks

Marge, I can't ever imagine you getting out of bed without a smile on your face. Thanks, sweetie, and you are right, my heart deep down is content in many ways.

Brian, Very lovely remarks, they mean so much

Martie, Loved talking to you today and meeting new friends over the phone. And what great friends you have. Very pleasant and loving. Thanks

Love
Liz
 
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