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My Dad Lives In Heaven and My Mom Lives In Miami

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Madame Chipmunk
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My Dad Lives In Heaven and My Mom Lives In Miami



My Dad lives in heaven
and my Mom lives in Miami
his neighborhood is chilly
but her's is warm and clammy

my Dad lives in a cloud
all rich and puffy white
Mom's in an apartment
at eleventh story height

oh how I miss them both
I haven't seen them for a while
I often hear Mom's voice by phone
but Dad can't seem to dial

last night I know I saw him
he spoke to me out loud
he told me he wrote poetry
while resting in that cloud

he told me that he loved me
and kept me in his sight
he said he was proud of the poems I wrote
and then we kissed goodnight

I know he really touched me
with his eyes of hazel green
I woke up feeling different
this wasn't just a dream

Dads my inspiration
I'll always keep his love with me
he taught me to love writing
and that love has set me free



copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

[This message has been edited by Madame Chipmunk (03-11-2002 11:23 PM).]

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(big hugggsssssss) Oh Lyra, this is so very touching, my heart goes out to you and I know your mom and dad will both always love you so much, and you will see your mom again soon just as when the time is right, you will see your dad again, for he will always guide you with his love! (kiss on cheek) God Bless You, sweet friend, my heart goes out to you, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Lyra, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
Madame Chipmunk
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2 posted 03-11-2002 11:30 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks much for your reply, Noah...
My Dad taught me to love words when I was just a little girl.
Instead of a bedtime story, we would talk about words...how to spell them, what they meant, how to use them etc.
My Dad always had a love of words and he passed that love on to me.

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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3 posted 03-11-2002 11:38 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Lyra,
ROFL You crack me up! I love your slant of life. And if he is where you're talent came from I already know I would have liked him too. Keep up the good work Lyra.
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4 posted 03-11-2002 11:41 PM       View Profile for GenXer   Email GenXer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GenXer

Lyra - This is such a sweet and touching write.  I respect and love my Mom and Dad very much as well.  They have always been there for me.  Nicely done.

Dave  
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5 posted 03-12-2002 06:26 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I know this feeling well...although mine never taught me writing, it is his warmth that I hold inside encouraging me to express myself...and my Mom just moved from Florida a few months ago...
((hugssss))

M
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Lyra,I do love this I think this will be one of my favorites.TAKE CARE!
Love,

Juanita

"always have a smile on your face it makes people wonder what you`re up to:

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Laura, this is wonderful. Yes, I understand about Dads. Mine bought me a complete set of Encyclopedias, Book of Knowledge, when I was six, and encouraged me to love and search for truth about everything. First reading scripture and then other sources of knowledge. Although my parents separated shortly thereafter, I'm still pursuing his lead. Both of my parents are now with God in the clouds. But I often feel Dad's power and strength within me. He founded an organization for  ministers suffering from broken families. Pastors, men and women from over 100 churches now belong.

((Lyra))
-newell

((Lyra))
-newell

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Copyright: 2002 Newell Elsworth Usher

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8 posted 03-12-2002 12:48 PM       View Profile for Marsha   Email Marsha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marsha's Home Page   View IP for Marsha

Lyra darling girl this is utterly utterly wonderful, you know how inspiring I find your writing, and this shows exactly where your talent came from. You are truly a fabulous writer, and this is absolutely delightful..

Excellent absolutely excellent. Take care darling girl  


Love and warm stuff
As always
Mushy

To give light to them that sit in darkness..... to guide our feet into the way of peace Luke 2:79

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oh sweetie, this is so touching. Heaven really must be the most beautifil and peaceful place, and you and dad will be reunited up there one fine day. (hugs)
Madame Chipmunk
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Thank you everyone for replying to my poem.
Unfortunately, last week was a busy nightmare week for me and I didn't even get back here...so now I am trying to play catch up.
I normally would have thanked each of you, personally...but I am still going through treatment and will be doing so for the next 6 weeks.  During this period, I will try to be here as often as possible.
Love you all   hugggsss to all!

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Sweetheart...I know this very feel, and love...your Dad's in a very special place he's nudging my dad along the fishing bank....where they're swapping tales as if long lost brothers...

yep, I see them right there...sitting by Mark Twain...

each other trying for oneupfriendship...

can you tell, I like this?

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (03-19-2002 09:33 AM).]

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This one made me tear up a little Lyra. Very nicely done.

Nan

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Karilea...thanks for your reply...
You really must have my Dad's number...
He used to love to go fishing...
He never caught anything though.  He just used to love the relaxation of it and enjoy the beauty of the scenery around him.  I went fishing with him one time when I was about 7 yrs old...and I think he caught a fish but said that my mom would kill him if he ever brought it home...so he threw it back.  I bet our Dads are together...like you said....fishing in heaven.

Nan...thanks for your reply....here are some tissues to wipe away your tears...
My Dad really did write poetry and he is the one who got me to love words the way I do.

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Soft mememories of a lady so special~

I remember New Poet Richey ... and YOU~


~*No matter what I search for ...
let me know when it is LOVE that I find*~ <))><

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Enjoyed this slice from your heart...James
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