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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 06-10-2004 09:59 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


To a Friend

Please touch me with your pain, my friend
And let me feel the ache
Dig up the earth of sorrow’s field
And share the season’s fate
Spread out the seeds of your despair
In shadows of life's trough
And spread your grief like painted strokes
Upon my furrowed brow

Please place your tears within my eyes
And let me cry a few
You’ve pain enough for both of us
And tears enough for two
Sometimes the sky is much too dark
And burdens are too great
Please let me breath your sighs, my friend
And carry half your weight

I cannot walk your path, you say
I cannot feel your pain
Nor can I understand the way that
Scars of life remain
You say it is enough to know
How much I really care
And comfort of the spirit is
A friend who’s always there

I am here
Liz
© Copyright 2004 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Susan
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1 posted 06-10-2004 10:10 PM       View Profile for Susan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan

My, the compassion in this loving write is most moving.

Hugs -- Susan

The whole of the Universe resides within each individual heart.

Larry C
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And it truly helps. You are the best. A wonderful write.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

Martie
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3 posted 06-10-2004 10:13 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Liz...I love you!  
Sadelite
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4 posted 06-10-2004 10:36 PM       View Profile for Sadelite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sadelite

a very compassionate gift; thanks for sharing
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5 posted 06-10-2004 10:42 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Lizzie, you are good and in so many way.  Nice to know you mean all you say, m'friend as that is the most heart-warming poem for "a friend" in need, who will be warmed to the core with your sweet soul.  You have that way about you, but have to tell you this time you did make me cry with your kindness.
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6 posted 06-10-2004 10:46 PM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

If we each had someone who cared for us this way...and expressed it so well....if only.

But one who needs it now does have you, and that's an example for all of us.

~~(¸¸¸¸ºº>   ~~(¸¸¸¸ºº>  ~~(¸¸ ¸¸ºº>    ~~~(¸¸ER¸¸ºº>
______________Ratleader______________

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7 posted 06-11-2004 03:13 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

The very definition of friendship... written so beautifully. *S*
Seymour Tabin
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8 posted 06-11-2004 05:04 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Beautiful.
vandana
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nice
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lucky friend you have, to have you as a friend
LeeJ
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11 posted 06-15-2004 12:31 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

And comfort of the spirit is
A friend who’s always there


yes oh yes they are, lucky to have you
My oh my what glorious words of gift and compassion.
icebox
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12 posted 06-15-2004 05:46 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

Besides being a wonderful poet, you really are a good person.

Thank you for sharing this with us.
Titia Geertman
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In my opinion: you are already doing that all your life Elizabeth, being a friend, carrying burdens, easing pains of people you care about.

I'll be here to carry yours my friend
You may lean upon my shoulder
When the burden has become too heavy
But I too, am getting a bit older

You have a heart so full of joy
Your sweet spirit will never die
You will always be the Queen
Because your words are telling why

Hugs, Titia

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

Sunshine
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14 posted 06-15-2004 07:26 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You're a good friend, Lady Santos...
Elizabeth Santos
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15 posted 06-15-2004 10:51 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

THank you al;l so much for your comments
and Titia, what a lovely response. I still look back on your visit with fond remembrance and we still talk of your times alone in the playhouse.
THanks
Liz
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16 posted 09-17-2004 12:49 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

Reading this meant a lot at this time. It can be hard to carry another's burden, but we can always try.

~sky

So you go and make it happen
Do your best, just keep on laughing
It's all on you, there's always a brand new day. -Avril Lavigne

Nan
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17 posted 09-17-2004 05:35 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I guess I was moving when you posted this gem... This is a wonderful gift to and from wonderful friends... Love ya, Liz...:loveyaa;
peppermint35
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18 posted 10-23-2004 08:30 AM       View Profile for peppermint35   Email peppermint35   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for peppermint35

This is really beautiful.. and more..

what a friend your friend has..

how fortunate...

it does mean something, you know, when someone tells you I don't know or understand your pain, but I wish I could share the burden of it just for a while...

lovely

Pepper
"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

 
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