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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 11-11-2000 03:15 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


Thank You, Sunshine


There are some things I never knew
That elephants like watercress, too
Itís really true
They really do

The sandwiches that they consume
On whole wheat toast, as I presume
Could fill a room
I would assume

An elephant is not a pet
A fact that we should not forget
For they beget
Another pet

Imagine all the watercress
Youíd need to bring them happiness
A ton I guess
And nothing less

Itís Sunshine who invented this
An elephant tale with silly twist
I must admit
They twist a bit

But Sunshineís brilliance brings us more
Than elephant tails, and thatís for sure
Her poetry is of the best
In caliber and loveliness

Sometimes she brings me to my knees
With visions of the world she sees
Superior mind
One of a kind

And now before my very eyes
A crystal glitter from the skies
Lights up the scene
Like in a dream

But not an ordinary stage
A picture postcard by a sage
A poetís fan
The Hallmark man

A Hallmark elephant in the night
Spread watercress sandwiches glittering bright
Across the page
Of the poet sage

I look upon the glittering scene
And there is Sunshine penning dreams
The creative kind
From out her mind

Dear Sunshine, I adore your words
But donít forget that elephant herds
Do not forget
But do beget

Thank you for your glistening tales
In verse and rhyme that never fails
You write with style
And make me smile

Enjoy your poetry
Liz

© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 11-11-2000 03:30 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
I'm sure she will and so do we. Excellent. Sy
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2 posted 11-11-2000 03:35 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Elizabeth, there are times when you make me want to leave poetry and take up basket weaving or something! How brilliant is this?! I feel like I have just read Robert Service, Ogden Nash, Bennett Cerf and Dr. Spock, all in one poem..hats off, once again  

Sunshine deserves every word, too  

Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect; it just means you've decided
to see beyond the imperfections.
Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 11-11-2000 04:07 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy, A poetess I greatly admire for her genius in creativity and wonderful verse. Thank you for commenting

Gosh, Balladeer, you make me blush with compliments, but I do think I have been distinctly influenced by Dr. Spock and A.A. Millne. I'm still a child at heart.
I greatly admire Sunshine's poetry and this is what came out
Thank you
Liz
Kethry
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4 posted 11-11-2000 05:01 PM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

Liz,
I agree with Balladeer,  

I'm green, with envy


Write on
Kethry


Why do yesterdays remain and todays pass by ...unnoticed?
Rex E. Alford
Irish Rose
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5 posted 11-11-2000 05:03 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

This is great, and she so deserves it!
How original!

"When red-haired girls scamper like roses
over the rain-green grass,
and the sun drips honey.""
Laurie Lee

Kathleen


Denise
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6 posted 11-11-2000 06:19 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Fantastic, delightful, creative, and a fabulous tribute to Karilea, to boot!

Denise
peppermint35
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7 posted 11-11-2000 06:44 PM       View Profile for peppermint35   Email peppermint35   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for peppermint35

All of the above; fantastic and so creative!!!  And, yes, a well-deserved tribute

Pepper
"I honor the place in you, that when you are in that place, and I am in that place in me, we are in the same place"
Ram Dass

Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 11-11-2000 07:06 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Kethry, Thank you for your colorful comment

Kathleen, Karilea certainly deserves some reconition for her wonderful works. Thanks

Denise, Thank you so much.

peppermint, Thanks for your kind remark

Liz
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9 posted 11-11-2000 07:52 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

OMG, gee, wow...it's a good thing my business teacher who taught typing made sure we never looked at the keyboard, because I certainly cannot see it now...

Lady Santos, you've made my YEAR! This is utterly charming, fantastically ridiculous in the most Dr. Seuss sort of way...Horton would be SO proud of you...

and I am rendered speechless with this large lump in my throat...

I didn't know...I really didn't ever think I would ever inspire anything so charming!  There's no question as to this going into my library...

and I wish you could feel these {{{hugs}}} right now...

to you and Tony, all of my best...in prayer, and in kind...

you have the largest heart...and I am grateful to know you here in Passions...

and to everyone else...what can I say...? What a group! Thank you!


Karilea
If I whisper, will you listen?...
I would rather be silent and write, then speak loudly and be bound.
KRJ


Marge Tindal
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10 posted 11-11-2000 08:30 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~
What a shine you put on one who sends so much
into our daily lives.

And just look at her glow -
SUNSHINE even at night !

This is precious, Lizzie.
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~


~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Sven
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11 posted 11-11-2000 11:15 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

This is great Liz. . . special words from a special poet, to a special poet. . .



--------------------------------------------------------

That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

CocoBaci
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12 posted 11-12-2000 12:57 AM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

Great write Elizabeth  
For a special LadyNPoet
** Sunshine **


[This message has been edited by CocoBaci (edited 11-12-2000).]
Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 11-12-2000 04:10 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sunshine, You do light up the forum with your verses. I'm glad you liked this little poem, but you did make me laugh with your "elephant in the room" line, and now your "Hallmark Man". Great imagination.Thanks for your wishes for Tony
Love
Liz
Elizabeth Santos
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14 posted 11-12-2000 04:13 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Marge, Yep, she's glowing tonight, which means we'll get another brilliant poem
Thanks, dear

Sven, Thank you, Mr. Portrait Painter, for your words. I hope you keep painting

Coco, Thanks, dear, for your comments

Liz,
tracie66
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15 posted 11-12-2000 07:30 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Liz~
Fantastic piece of poetry about our sunshiny girl...you've done well  
~HUGS~
Tracie~


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




[This message has been edited by tracie66 (edited 11-12-2000).]
ethome
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Elizabeth that's a great tribute and you're right she is a great poet...I knew that the first time I came to passions and she became a friend to me...wonderful comments and advice sometimes ...just a sweetheart ....ethome
Sunshine
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17 posted 09-10-2003 05:11 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Liz, going through my library...finding smiles.  This pleases me as much today, as it did almost three years ago.  Thank you so much for your lasting friendship...and for all of the poems you've blessed PiP with.

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this is fantastic! a gift indeed
Sunshine
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19 posted 10-05-2011 10:06 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank God for Ron's library....

I've been missing inspiration,
and now I see it free...
I came to find my poets,
and I even found here, me.

I always wonder and admire
the man that made improbable
something that we poets now find
all wonderfully possible...

a library where we keep our stash
...favored poets and evermore,
and then find little pearl delights
beneath the blue walls' many floors

Thank you Lady Santos, for this
wonderful memory of write,
I think I'll go find Elephant
and show him this fancy delight!

Hugs again, m'lady!

Sunshine
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20 posted 11-10-2015 12:10 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Love you, Liz.
 
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