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This Sacred Name (7000th and dedicated, with hankee alert)

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Gentle Spirit
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0 posted 07-29-2004 02:40 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Gentle Spirit




A simple gesture
a random act of kindness
bestowed on an empty soul,

you reached right in
and took hold
bonds tied
not by apron strings

but through threaded words.

In silent nights
of starry skies
you dreamed with me
and when the sun
was darkened by
clouds of day
you showered your light

lighting my way.

I did not know your touch
but I felt you holding my hand...
when my tears fell
I felt you brush them away
as any mother would
when giving love to her child...

Mother...
I could not claim that sacred name
for my own
but I cherished it in this heart
that has been touched
with the love
of you...


{with much love to a woman
who has touched me as much
as the mother that I never knew..
because I can..
with much love...
dedicate this to you... }


If I have touched one heart with my words, then I have acheived my goal..

on the wings of words our spirits fly
and our souls are free
© Copyright 2004 dmsmith - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 07-29-2004 02:59 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

The woman to whom
this is dedicated is the
fortunate one for having you
in her life...

random acts of kindness...
reap much in the way of backwash...

Well done, and Congratulations on your 7,000th post, Donna.  You've achieved many things, but mostly, you've garnered many friendships with your gentle spirit...
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2 posted 07-29-2004 03:01 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

First of all...Congratulations Donna!
And secondly...yes a hankie alert was needed.
This is a very beautiful tribute to a deserving lady I'm sure.
~Smiles and Hugs to you sweet Donna~
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3 posted 07-29-2004 03:05 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Kari? mum.... and thanks... me thinks the sun is shining brightly!!     


Nancy, thank you.
As you know, I grew up without my mother
so for me to feel this way about her..
is truly special to me.  This was the only way I could think of to thank her for her love and support.  Hugs to you sweet lady.
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4 posted 07-29-2004 03:55 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Ah, yes Donna, this is indeed beautiful, just like your heart. Hugs & Congrats, Chris

   Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
                                          Hans Christian Anderson

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Donna

To be touched by love in this way, is wonderful...and usually works both ways!  
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well done ma'am... the thank yous and the deication of words to anotehr's kindness.. is always a show of heart

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Donna,
wonderful words to someone who sounds as if she epitomises the word mother, whether biological or substitute.

Here in the midst of my lonely abyss, a single joy I find...your presence in my mind.  Unknown


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8 posted 07-29-2004 08:11 PM       View Profile for elfine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elfine

I love this:
"bonds tied
not by apron strings

but through threaded words."

The most unique image in your poem ... and yes, touches the heart.  Thank you for this beautiful piece (and for welcoming me to Passions)!
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DearestLittleSpirit~
This is LOVELY~
Tender ... touching~
And well-deserved~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram <))><

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10 posted 07-29-2004 09:11 PM       View Profile for muted   Email muted   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for muted

this is beautiful!!
a wonderful outpour of emotion cascading the page...a great way to Celebrate your milestone!

Congrats to you
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Donna,  no words could take the place of
those you have written.  For what has been
written is a priceless and precious gift.

Congratulations on your 7K milestone....
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If your words affected me this much, I can well-imagine that that dear lady would need a box full of tissues while reading this touching tribute!

Congratulatory hugs on reaching this milestone! Your gentle spirit now has birdie wings to go with your angelic ones!

Linda
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Thank you all for joining me in my thoughts for this lovely woman
and for the kindness of your hearts.
Peace to all, hugs.
~D~


{I wanna cry like the rain
Cry like the rain
Shine like the sun on a beautiful mornin'
Sing to the heavens like a church bell ringin'
Fight with the devil and go down swingin'
Fly like a bird
Roll like a stone
Love like I aint afraid to be alone
Take everything that this world has to give
I wanna take any breath I can get
I wanna live }  Josh Gracin


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I did not know your touch
but I felt you holding my hand...
when my tears fell
I felt you brush them away
as any mother would
when giving love to her child...
===============================

that says it all.........
beautiful gifting of your verse Donna...
Congrats on your milestone...you penned a lovely dedication to mark it with.
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I can't believe I missed this! What a beauty!
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Janet, Dixie thanx much and hugs.
Thanks to all.
Gentle Spirit
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17 posted 08-07-2004 10:08 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Am so sorry I have been away and didnt have time to reply to each of you.
I wanted to say thank you all for being such a wonderful part of my journey since I have come to passions. HUGS and Peace.
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18 posted 08-23-2004 11:07 PM       View Profile for MGROVES   Email MGROVES   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MGROVES

this is so beautiful
brings such joy to my heart
glad i stopped, cant believe i didnt see before.  

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Yes, Donna, a hanky alert!  This was precious and I am sure will be truly treasured by this special lady.  Congratulations on 7000, also!   ....jo
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MGROVES, and Jo, thank you so much for stopping and leaving such kind words!  
Hugs!
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21 posted 09-09-2005 12:07 PM       View Profile for MGROVES   Email MGROVES   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MGROVES

needed to read again
this is really beautiful~

My spirit will rise
above the sea~
There will be no drowning
of my soul or me~

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Remembering Yours, honey...

" It matters not this distance now  " Excerpt, Yesterday's Love
~*~
KRJ

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good job

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