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Deleeme's Dilemma

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 06-09-2000 03:49 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

Deleeme's Dilemma

Deleeme has a dilemma
We’re all aware of that
He strives to find a perfect world
In which he’s not a gnat

He came out of the closet
Where his efforts were in vain
To find the perfect garment
To match his style with his name

He comes out of his spiritual forum
And through the closet door
Where you can find a thousand outfits
Waiting to be worn

It’s an effort to select his garb
The outfit that attracts
From sandals, chords, and brownish robes
To suits for little gnats

He decides just who he wants to be
That person of the day
Today, an Open 7 addict
Loved in every way

He gives three D’s to live by
Deleeme’s Dilemma Dissolved
And he seeks a perfect world
Where as a gnat he’s not involved

So he comes to Open 7
His tenets deep within
He’ looks for cyber friendships
And he enters with a grin

Seeking ordinary people
Was the goal of his request
But he only found extraordinary
In this poets nest

Just as the ones in spiritual
True friends they have become
Now he flitters back and forth among
The friendships he has won

And the cyber friends up on the screen
Are now becoming real
“Real people” in a  “real world”
Though imperfect it may feel

He’s opened up the Internet
To places far and wide
He travels round the world
But never loses what’s inside

A man of faith, and Love of God
Who’s not afraid to tell
The world through lines of poetry
The depth of his own well

And that leads us back to the start
Of Deleeme’s Dilemma Disclosed
The whole problem was resolved
When he stopped changing all those clothes

A rats a rat, a gnat’s a gnat
Each one has special worth
His attire is now his spirit
Clothed in God’s word here on earth

His words I read in Spiritual
His verse in Open 7
Are so uplifting to the soul
He’s a shoe-in for gnat heaven

Now there's one more dilemma
I'm sure you all feel the same
How do you say "Deleeme"
And where did he get that name?

(Isn't that a flea's name?)

Liz


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 06-09-2000).]
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Lost Dreamer
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1 posted 06-09-2000 08:14 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Elizabeth, Your poem is excellent, and a wonderful tribute to a man with a warmth of talent that's always delightful for the soul.  
Irish Rose
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2 posted 06-09-2000 08:42 AM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

Bravo!!!

 Kathleen

"How do I love thee? Let
me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace." Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sudhir Iyer
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since 04-26-2000
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3 posted 06-09-2000 09:07 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

One member of Red Hot Chili Peppers is Flea, and he is one of trhe best bass guitarists around...

grrrrrrr....

Nice work, Liz, a bit different from the past few. I enjoyed this all the same...

regards, sudhir

 My heart is pounding, my stomach's inside out
I'm feeling kind-a-shaky, my mind is full of doubt
All I ever think about, is fearing fear itself,
Wish I could unscrew my head and put it on the shelf
Everything is twisted, everything is oh so tight,
Don't know what I'm looking at, the lights are all too bright
My brain's about to crumble, spill out on the floor
Sweep 'em up. Throw 'em away, don't want 'em anymore
Clouds race across the sky, day turns into night,
Still there are the questions, no answers in sight
Everything is twisted, everything is oh so tight,
Starin' out the window, everything is just too bright
Brain's about to crumble, spill out on the floor,
Wish I could unscrew my head, and kick it out the door...
You know I'm feeling kind-a....Strange
You know I'm feeling kind-a....Strange

~ Strange ~ Joe Satriani (Flying in a Blue Dream)
ellie LeJeune
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4 posted 06-09-2000 09:48 AM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

Dear Liz; I can't wait till he see this very witty tribute. He's gonna love it. This is very clever, Liz, I so enjoyed reading it. LOL!   Love, Ellie

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Martie
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5 posted 06-09-2000 06:31 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wonderful Liz...brought quite a smile here.
ethome
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6 posted 06-09-2000 07:05 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Wonderful job I really enjoyed it. Thank you.
Sunshine
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7 posted 06-09-2000 07:15 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Elizabeth, thank you for beating me to this very important person! Geez,a day off, and look what I find here! David, follow the name, and thanks for everything you have done!

 Sunshine

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

deleeme
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8 posted 06-13-2000 11:03 PM       View Profile for deleeme   Email deleeme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit deleeme's Home Page   View IP for deleeme

Dear Liz,
I am sorry that this reply is so long after the writting of the amazing poem. I just returned from vacation with my brother in Michigan--and would have missed gem-if Ellie has not put me on to it.(Thank's Ellie!)
It's good to know that I may be gone(from time to time) but not forgotten.
I count it a very high honor indeed to be the subject of a poem, any poem written by
Elizabeth Santos.  I hold you in the highest esteem as a person and as a writer, having the utmost respected and admiration of you and your works.
This poem may not have meant a lot to many others- but it sure has hit me in the heart-
Thank you so much for your free consultation,
Dr. Liz.  I am at once humbled and happy with the joy of recognition your kind and generous words have afforded me. God Bless you Liz--You are truly one of a kind-the Very Best Kind,    ^))  David


P.S. deleeme is prounced as it looks -Lee-Me
which means =(david)-Lee=(middle name)=Me.
Not so mysterious after all,eh?

[This message has been edited by deleeme (edited 06-13-2000).]
Denise
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9 posted 06-14-2000 09:55 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is wonderful, Liz and a great tribute to David!  

Denise
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10 posted 01-30-2010 11:08 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I chose the archive word of the day as "select"....

and this was one of them.

Write on!
 
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