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suthern
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0 posted 03-05-2002 10:52 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for suthern

Celebrating Sybil
for my friend, jellybeans (revised March 2002)

I canít recall when you entered my life... didnít know what youíd come to mean
For days or weeks or maybe months, you were another name on the screen.
Iím slow to open up sometimes and didnít immediately segue
To appreciating your goodness.You were completely out of my league!
I was an overweight shadow, you were a sexy woman with wiles
But it wasnít that tough for even me to see you needed to share in smiles.
Your poems showed great talent but ached with heartbreak and loss -
It was obvious somewhere down the line youíd paid a very high cost.
You longed to fly loveís wings to freedom but were caught in a keyless cage;
I cringed at the unfairness when your keeper erupted in rage.
What you shared most of your off-screen life was your pride and dearest joy
I came to love your "little one" and delight in that precious boy.
It seemed we lived our lives parallel... together we sought a little hope
And we learned to lean on each other as we struggled just to cope.
We watched dreams shatter and turn to dust, disintegrate before our eyes
But we werenít alone in the darkness - a friend shared our tears, heard our cries.
Our heroes may have departed, but they linger held in our hearts
We falter down lifeís pathway, facing many more stops than starts.
Your talent for writing has blossomed, you superbly write anger and pain
And we both pray that weíll each live to know happiness once again.
To love someone is to share their pain, but you are worth every ache -
Youíre my sister of the heart; Iíd walk through fire for your sake.

© Copyright 2002 suthern - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 03-05-2002 10:55 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

suthern girl, this is awesome!! Not only is it an excellent poem but it's a tribute to a wonderful lady...both of you deserve all the happiness in the world
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(BIG HUGGGSSSSSSSS) OH MY GOSH, THIS IS BEAUTIFULLY BREATHTAKING, I JUST KNOW JELLYBEANS WILL CHERISH THIS FOREVER!!! (smiles) God Bless You, sweet friend, this is the perfect declaration of friendship to the sister of your heart, we all love you both so much, I LOVE IT!!! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Suthern, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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wonderful writing.......

beautiful!!

i love jellybeans too and miss her and even though we're all still here, it's like Time moves on and people get out of touch and all i can say is, she is a beautiful lady, and one of the best poets i've read on the web and this is a dynamite tribute.....

wonderful!!!
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Dear suthern,
A wonderful tribute to friendship-it can make the worst things in life easier to handle.

Nan

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Thru the sharing of our words we find our reflection in anothers verses...and forge bonds that distance cant deter...
as Sy so wisely once said..."Touchless Touch"
this poems strongest merit is its heartfelt sincerety.
A lovely tribute to friendship Ruth-girlie.
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What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful person.And witht he strength of two shall no one knock us down.
Peaches
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Suthern,
This is an excellent piece of writing, Enjoyed
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Enjoyed very much..i dont think i have read jellybeans i will have to look for her poems...nicely done...hugs

           ~Vic

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This is absolutely priceless....you share the love of a friend in such a way that it fills you with joy even through the pain you both endure...I love it...it touched me as I am sure it touches her heart too...MAGNIFICENT...**big hugs**

Love I leave with you whether it is in your life now or yet the essense of your dreams.

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suthern

It is amazing what love can write.  Your deep friendship is engraved in this poem of superb writing.  I salute you both!
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Balladeer: From your mouth to God's ears, right?? LOL How I wish... sigh. Thank you so much, dear friend... and since I can't hug you (dern distance! *G*) I'll hug your awesome comments all day long. *S* Thank you!

M'toe Angel: Thank you for such a sweet reply. *S* Anyone knowing me from way back when might find it hard to believe that our closeness came about after she'd been flirting rather outrageously with Toerag... for I was pretty vigilant with the baseball bat I carried to protect my place as number one in his fan line. *S* But they had me laughing so hard I dropped the bat and embraced a friend... Now any knife has to come from the front, cause that gal watches my back! *S*

doreen: Time moving on hurts... and I sure do miss absent friends. *S* But time spent caring is never wasted. *S* Thank you so much... and I agree - she is one of the best! *S*

Pilgrimage: Thank you. *S* Over the past year, I've faced "worst" several times... but never had to face it alone. *S* That's priceless.

JM: I sincerely love the gal... you mean it shows??? LOL  Thank you so much.

peaches:  Leaning against each other, we've managed to keep standing. *S* Thank you!

Seymour: I'm glad, sweet man. *S* Your enjoyment means much to me... thank you!

Victoria: I'm so glad you enjoyed. *S* It's definitely worth the effort to read her work... she's superb. *S* But bear in mind that I call her Sybil for a reason. LOL. Her screen name has changed several times... but a search on Iloveit and corazon will give you an idea of her depth. *S*

Startime: Your reply touches me deeply. *S* I thank you for it so very much! Glad you enjoyed. *S*

Martie: Just don't make that salute one-fingered... 'kay??? LOL Thank you so much... I'm glad you liked. *S*
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ok lady....now you done it...you done made me cry....thank you so much for this...you know how much it means especially on this day, and you of all know I have leaned heavily on you to make it to today...and yep *handing Bal a megaphone* if he's gonna be talking to God about our happiness, I want to make sure he's heard.....
thank you all here so much
lady...I love you too
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SweetSutherGal~
Awwwwwwwwww .... now ya' got me all mushy and misty-eyed~

MizCorazon is *gifted* with your friendship~
AND ... she is a wonderful poet TOO~

A visit to her web site gives me little fond goosie-bumps~

*Tee-Hee-Hee* at your 'baseball bat' .. I remember that !

Love ya' lady ...

Hi JellyBeans~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

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Ah Suthern...what a lovely tribute to a friend, and I bet she is going to treasure this forever!  Nicely done my friend.

~* Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people ." *~

Einstein

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ah. . . now this is what I call a poem. . . from the heart and with words that make people stop and go, "I wish I could do that. . . "

superb job my friend. . .

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To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

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jellybeans: The one I emailed was to acknowledge the sadness this day brings and let you know youíre in my thoughts... this one celebrates my buddy. *S* Neither was meant to cause tears... but Iím so glad you like them. *S* LOL at megaphone... why donít we buy him his own public address system and crank up the volume... just to make sure??? *G* Love you bunches, lady... always.

Marge: Not to worry... itís not fatal. LOL I know... your poems often leave me in just such a state. *G* And by the way... Iíve still got that bat... just in case Toe drops in and gals start getting ideas. LOL

Mysteria: I know for sure Iíll treasure her forever. *S* Thank you so much!

Sven: Your kind comments are greatly appreciated. *S* Thank you very much!
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*smiling*@the luck of jellybeans to have found a friend like you
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Oh, Wow...
I am so glad I didn't miss this, even if I am two years too late...
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