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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 03-09-2003 10:15 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

To my sister, Margaret, who continues to be an inspiration to all who know her, who throughout her battle with cancer fills every heart with the joy of living, defying nature,time and uncertainty, with laughter and the joy of each moment. As she has since childhood, she makes each day a fun experience. What a beautiful spirit she posesses, but does not recognize. She only sees the beauty in others. I wrote this poem this morning and read it to her over the phone. Her reaction?
"Oh gosh, that is beautiful. Is that what you see?"

                                 


~* VERSES TO A SISTER *~


THERE YOU ARE...
Treading on dreamlike waters
Not knowing the fathoms of depth,
But eyes smiling in elation
At the currents that rock you
In soothing possibilities

You splash, and ripples of
laughter surround you ,
spreading out to distant places,
lapping the hearts
of those whose eyes are
crystallized in admiration

You duck the taunting waves,
facing the power and will
of the ocean
and win the tug of war
with the undertows of uncertainty

You frolic in the wetness
Savoring the cold waters
As you bathe in each fresh moment

Your spirit dancing to the
rhythms of the moons,
mocking time
As the silver crescents rise slowly
over your delight

The night sky shines upon
your courage,
dusting you with star sprinkles
and glimmering moon beams

The seas bow to your stature
in waves that reach out to their limit
kissing and embracing your feet
with sea foam

And you never see your
beautiful reflection
in the ripples of joy that
emanate from the depths
of your being
But your loveliness is
hovering over the waters
And THERE YOU ARE

Avoiding a glace into the mirror
of your grace


I love you,

Elizabeth
3/9/03

~*~

"Silhouette
All images 1998 S. Thomas Sierak
http://www.stsfineart.com/limited.htm



[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (03-09-2003 08:12 PM).]

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regards2you
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1 posted 03-09-2003 10:19 AM       View Profile for regards2you   Email regards2you   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for regards2you



Elizabeth,

This is so outstandingly beautiful.
One of your best. Heart touching, beyond words. What a loving, lovely, tribute.

Hugs, Pat

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NewEnglandlazurlu
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2 posted 03-09-2003 10:39 AM       View Profile for NewEnglandlazurlu   Email NewEnglandlazurlu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NewEnglandlazurlu

Beautiful Liz, just beautiful. You are so fortunate to have each other.

Hugs, Marti
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3 posted 03-09-2003 10:44 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


I can see why your sister loves you so...
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 03-09-2003 10:55 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Pat, Thank you. Words from the fullness of her place in my heart

Marti, WE are so fortunae to have the strong binding ribbons of love that have always held us together

Sunshine. It's easy to se why I love her so. Thank you
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5 posted 03-09-2003 11:41 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Elizabeth, this is such a touching write. You are blessed as I am to have a loving, caring sister. hugs, Chris

"Hope" is the thing with feathers-
that perches in the soul....
                  
                       -Emily Dickinson

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6 posted 03-09-2003 12:45 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

OhLizzy~
This touches me so specially~

Your ribbons of sisterly love bind your hearts together~

'You splash, and ripples of
laughter surround you ,
spreading out to distant places,
lapping the hearts
of those whose eyes are
crystallized in admiration'


*Huglets* to you and to Margaret too~
Thank you for spreading your glow to my heart~
~*Marge*~

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7 posted 03-09-2003 02:32 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Elizabeth...this is extremely lovely.
You and your sister are fortunate to be so close to one another.
Take care sweet lady.
~Hugs~

~ Trace my body with your words..
And in doing so, you touch my heart. ~

SexyCowgirl19
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8 posted 03-09-2003 02:50 PM       View Profile for SexyCowgirl19   Email SexyCowgirl19   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SexyCowgirl19

This is a great poem. I'm sure your sister is happy to have a sister like you.

Emma
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9 posted 03-09-2003 02:58 PM       View Profile for icequeen   Email icequeen   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icequeen

This is so overwhelmingly beautiful. It makes me realize how much my two sisters mean to me. I think I will call them up and tell them that today.

Thanks for posting this... I'll say my prayers for your sister and for you

the only man worth your tears will never make you cry

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beautiful verses!
Connel
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I know your sister is very happy that you wrote that for her.. She is probably so happy, and will be for a long time now. That was a good thing you did!

Anyone can write, But only poets can capture the heart.

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(big hugggsssssss) Oh Elizabeth, now you have me flooding in tears, you are a golden-hearted soul just as your sister is and I know she will forever be touched by your words as grace is truly in here just as it is in you and she will always be lucky to have you as her sister who dances with the rhythm of the moons and waltzes in moonbeams and walks upon oceans with her! (kiss on cheek) God Bless You, sweet friend, I send healing angel hugs to Margaret in hope her cancer will heal away and angel hugs to you for being such a wonderful friend and, most importantly, a loving soul to your loved ones, yay, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Elizabeth, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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13 posted 03-09-2003 07:48 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Liz, to have you read this to me over the phone left me speechless, and the residual feelings are only just surfacing now.  To never had siblings it is hard to even comprehend the ties that bind, but to see your love of yours firstly makes me sorry I had none, and secondly love you even more than I do already.  To have a sister like you must be a wonderful gift, as I know the friendship we have is a treasure.  You speak so fondly of her, and I am sure the love you have for each other is a reflection of your Mom too.  Here's to Graceland you two!       Beautiful Liz.

                  
R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Aretha Franklin  

[This message has been edited by Mysteria (03-09-2003 07:50 PM).]

Martie
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Liz...This is so lovingly filled, it gave me goosebumps.  You know, the person in the poem sounded a bit like you, to me.  You are both beautiful.  
Nan
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Sisters... Margaret and Mary Elizabeth... What a wondrous duo.. I feel that I know Margaret through your eyes, your words, and your undaunted zest for life... This is a grand tribute to the bond of sisterhood, my friend... You are blessed... Love to you, dear lady...
Elizabeth Santos
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16 posted 03-09-2003 08:43 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I am so moved by your warm responses to this poem, Martie, I know you have the tenderness of heart that would cause goosebumps. Marge, I believe you could have written this one, for your bonds with sisters are very strong. Sharon, thank you for the photograph, so lovely and appropriate. Nan, your remarks truly warmed my heart, as did all of the lovely comments to this poem. THank you each and every one for your gracious words
Liz
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This is incredibly beautiful, Elizabeth! *S* I think we all need to see ourselves through a sister's eyes... I hardly recognize myself when I hear my sister's description... but I know I want to be that person she sees. *S*

The love shines through this... and adds luster to every word. *S*
Elizabeth Santos
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Ruth, Thank you, dear. THere is something very special in the relationship of two sisters that is different from any other -(with the exception of twins, perhaps) I feel so fortunate to have her,
HUgs
Liz
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Sounds like a wonderful and modest person..and you as well.
Elizabeth Santos
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Rs, That she is, and coming to visit next week! We're on the geneological trail!
Thank you!

LIz
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I am here there with you Lizzie, and holding you close to my heart.  
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