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What I Love About You

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 06-01-2000 08:13 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

Never a spectacle, never a show
Small simple pleasures wherever we go
We stop for a sunset, or little wildlife
And pass by the major attractions in life
A coke and a sandwich to carry us through
These are the things that I love about you

A candle lit meal on a dock by the lake
A hand written card with a crossed out mistake
A birthday rendition on your old guitar
Beats the greatest symphonic performance by far
A small weathered vase of forget-me-not blue
These are the things that I love about you

Getting prepared for a great interview
Going to bed early, then talking til two
A scheduled appointment you don’t want to miss
In the driveway you stop for a five minute kiss
While the kids in the window are waving to you
These are small pleasures known only to few

If you were a millionaire with just one wish
You’d trade it all in for that getaway fish
A local bred boy without fortune or fame
But down at the diner they all know your name
And you treat that old chef like his blood was pure blue
And that is the thing I love most about you

A dance in the kitchen, the red, white and blue
Honesty, honor, the essence of you

Elizabeth Santos


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 06-01-2000).]
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lucky
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1 posted 06-01-2000 08:35 AM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

your a good morning sugar... I hope your hubby don't mind... and I pray he knows your talent... and just how it's found my mind... my love and prayers are ever with you two... ya all's a friend of mine. Oh...... I almost for the poetry.... yeah, as mom would say... it's "prose."

Love you two, Dale Gwaltney and I guess I should say Roooosamary, that was a snore, as that's what she's doin'

Much Love for the 2 of you.



 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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2 posted 06-01-2000 08:44 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Dale,
I guess Rosemary didn't do her skinny dippin' yet. Just read her that little poem, and she'll wake up quick. Its kinda like jumpin in a cold creek
Thanks, my friend
Love ya both
Liz
lucky
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3 posted 06-01-2000 08:45 AM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Sheeesh,

I just looked at that reply... I think I'm gonna hit the bed myself. I sometimes think I should be on the other side of the world... that is if they wern't fightin' so much... see ya when I wake up.

Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 06-01-2000 08:52 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Boy, are you two blind, or what? Not morning people, huh? Well, come on gang, lets throw them both in a cold creek! Clothes and all.
Have fun!
Liz
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5 posted 06-01-2000 12:12 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Beautiful poem, Liz. I think everyone wants to find a relationship like this one.  
LngJhnAg
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6 posted 06-01-2000 12:29 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Liz - not only qre you prolific, but you're also consistently good!  I sincerely hope this poem was written about your life - (and what a wonderfully full life you have!)
spiked
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7 posted 06-01-2000 02:44 PM       View Profile for spiked   Email spiked   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for spiked

Elizabeth this is very, very good.
I think that a life so inspired is what most crave.
Wonderful lovefilled poem.
Rich
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8 posted 06-01-2000 02:51 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Lovely, Liz!! Really beautiful, just like you are. My prayers stay with you.

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."
Martie
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9 posted 06-01-2000 02:53 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Just beautiful, Liz...Wonderful writing!
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10 posted 06-01-2000 03:25 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

"raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens..."

What I like and love about you, Elizabeth, is that you let your heart shine through both the good times and bad...and you make those bad ones go away mighty quick.

My prayers are with you and yours...

Sunshine

 Sunshine

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

lorilockheart
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11 posted 06-01-2000 07:32 PM       View Profile for lorilockheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lorilockheart

Elizabeth, you've seem to have expressed some thoughts I could not.  I love you for this, and I love this poem.
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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lone Wolf
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12 posted 06-01-2000 07:41 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Liz,

You are very fortunate to have found such a love.  You have told it's tale expertly.  
Excellent writing!!  

Lone Wolf


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--Michael W. Smith
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13 posted 06-01-2000 07:44 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Elizabeth, this is so lovely. There are few people that I know who are stronger than you are. My prayers are with you and your family always.

Elizabeth


 "He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!"
-The Crucible

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14 posted 06-01-2000 08:25 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

liz

simply beautiful hon. as always your heart shines in your work. my prayers are with you and yours as well. take care and god bless!

Amy  

 
"Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends."

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15 posted 06-01-2000 08:47 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

Lizzie, gal~

Pure comfort ...
an comfy pair of slippers on my feet
and poetry from the inkwell of your heart.
These are a few ... of
life's greatest pleasures ...
and you, my friend ...
one of life's greatest treasures.

'A small weathered vase
of forget-me-not blue' ...

filled to overflowing
with the essence of you.
Love ya'
~*Marge*~



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16 posted 06-01-2000 09:11 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Liz, this is a beautiful poem. I love the description you give of this simple man that you love. Beautiful writing, as usual.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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17 posted 06-01-2000 11:14 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

"trade it all in for that getaway fish"...I would love the poem for that line alone but the rest of them are just as good. Wonderful writing, my friend....
Butterflies_dont_cry
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18 posted 06-01-2000 11:47 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

You've shown it's the simple things that are the most treasured and I see you do treasure them with your whole being.  This is exquisite work from a beautiful heart. God Bless and take care. Thank you for sharing this.
Elizabeth Santos
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19 posted 06-02-2000 10:22 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thanks for all your wonderful remarks. This is not a portrayal of my life, but kind of my ideal man. He was probably out there, I just did get the chance to meet him. But my life is also wonderful, and perhaps someone has written a poem about it
Liz
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20 posted 06-02-2000 10:41 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very beautiful, Elizabeth! This one choked me up! *tears* So sweet!

Denise
 
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