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in her life "OF WAS" (some major revisions made)

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Sadelite
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0 posted 01-24-2004 06:47 PM       View Profile for Sadelite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sadelite



In her life “of was”, she was
an orchestra of life’s colors and grace  
More than a piano teacher

She was a  lightball of energy, flightened dandelion fuzz
Running down the eighty-eight keys
with pencil resting on her wrist.
It could have fallen many  times in her life “of was”
But she kept playing without a skip,
and demanded optimism.


A TODDLER "SHE WAS"

At two, her mother died;
She was raised by Vaudeville partner
with her father’s guide til nine
when he gave her his watch,
then, rode away on motorbike;
Never seen again.


How did her mother’s  Vaudeville friend
then, satisfy young child?
Did she teach steps and beats to move her
beyond the pain,
planting celebration music within her soul
when all else had left her lonely stain?

A MOTHER "SHE WAS"

She traveled, married, and mothered three.
The youngest bore her name, Lorna;
Dead at fifteen,only a block away.

I have never known one such as my friend,Lorna,
Staffing the music within her eyes,
causing the sounds their twinkling.
She saw good sprouting from everything (even death)

If not enough turbulence sent her life,
Still there came one last "WAS"

A FAITHFUL WIFE "SHE WAS"

with husband forever bonded.
Their harmony ripped away
by memory's thief,
Alzheimer's Disease.


     FROM WHERE HAD THIS WOMAN MUSTERED
         STRENGTH TO OVERCOME?



           HER ONLY QUANDRY WAS

       What had become of her father,
       who had left her at age of nine?
       Where and why, gone?
    
       She accepted all other,
       But could not reason  
       Undefined.


Everything else she danced and played,
Praising…
This woman of whom I write, I wish you could have met.
She was more than amazing despite all the hurting WAS.
Never from her wrist did the pencil fall!

She  was  a lightball of energy,  
and in heaven, flightened dandelion  fuzz.

                      ~cathy~

Written in memories
  of my soulmate.

(I found this extremely difficult to present.  Perhaps it should have been written as prose!)



[This message has been edited by Sadelite (01-26-2004 07:13 PM).]

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1 posted 01-24-2004 07:20 PM       View Profile for Jason Lyle   Email Jason Lyle   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jason Lyle

And a beautiful tribute.

Jason
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2 posted 01-24-2004 07:22 PM       View Profile for Sadelite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sadelite

Thank you, Jason.  She was a beauty!
              ~Sadelite~
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3 posted 01-24-2004 07:23 PM       View Profile for muted   Email muted   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for muted

...this poem is befitting of a soulmate..

~*~
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4 posted 01-24-2004 07:28 PM       View Profile for Sadelite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sadelite

muted,
   a very sweet comment.  Thank you.
             ~Sadelite~
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5 posted 01-24-2004 07:40 PM       View Profile for McLean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for McLean

I'm crying, simple tears pouring out over this amazing rememberance and introduction to your soulmate.  You're mistaken, dear, as we all are meeting her, through your carefully placed words.  This is lovely, sad and just...Kleenex material.  Not tears for all sadness, but also tears for the impressions she has left with you.

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(smiles) Awwwwwwww, Lorna is just going to love this, sweet friend, the dandelion fuzz imagery made me smile deeply reminding me of blowing cattail cotton as a boy, yay, God Bless You, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet friend, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20

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McLean,
  She wouldn't like that!  She didn't believe in kleenexes.  I do, however, believe in kleenexes and sometimes, could use them when thinking about her.   Thank you for your sensitive comments.
                 ~Sadelite~

Noah,
   You just triggered my mind to the age of ten when we cleaned out the wonderful cattails from our pond.  It would have been easier to hire an elephant (Cattails are their favorite food, I hear...)
                   Sadelite
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I liked!!  
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Sadie ~

A truly touching story of a remarkable woman!
~ and yes, I too wish that I could have met her!

A lovely and illuminating write.

God bless you both!

Love & Light,
Linda
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10 posted 07-25-2004 08:02 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Hi Sadie!

I enjoyed this much, and felt compelled to ask why you want to choose between prose or poetry when you can have both?

smile...our own martie has written companion pieces on the same topics, and they are wonderful too!

If you should write this as prose, please let me know where I can find?

I'd love to read!

hugs!
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11 posted 08-27-2004 03:47 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

A "lightball of energy"...

then indeed, She Was.
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soooo beautiful and sad

 
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