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Member Seraphic
since 1999-08-22
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0 posted 2000-06-21 11:06 PM

(For my grandson, Christian Michael)

You gazed into my eyes tonight
I spied a glimmer of delight

A smile filled with heaven’s grace
So swiftly spread across your face

Alone we were, just you and me
Enraptured in sweet reverie

These times of ponder are the best
By far more special than the rest

I gazed into your eyes tonight
You filled my soul with sheer delight

You touched my hand and then my face
A moment safe from time’s erase

Those eyes that will a future see
Long after I shall cease to be

Tonight have told me I am blessed
They’ll not forsake me when I rest

They’ll carry me long past this night
Remembering long gone delight

Recalling well this time and place
When we were touched by heaven’s grace

And through your eyes I too will see
Those future days still yet to be

Long after I am laid to rest
You’ll sing for me that we were blessed.


[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 06-21-2000).]

© Copyright 2000 Denise - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 2000-06-21 11:11 PM

Hi Denise,

I love this one, wonderful

Love,  Cerenity

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2 posted 2000-06-21 11:13 PM

Ah, Denise, your poetry is never better than when you write about your grandson. Precious work...

In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.

Novacaine For The Soul
since 2000-05-26
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New Orleans
3 posted 2000-06-21 11:19 PM

dear dsnyder,
     oh this is absolutely precious!! definately gets my vote and know that you've just obtained yourself a new reader... i'll be looking for your other works...

a sad tomato

you're such a beautiful freak... i wish there were more just like you...

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4 posted 2000-06-21 11:26 PM



I'm grabbing my hat and coat
I'm leaving the cat a note
Quick call me a ferry boat-getting out of town!

linda munday
since 2000-06-17
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Adelaide, Australia
5 posted 2000-06-22 05:44 AM

You have very lucky grandchildren.  I love your poems... going now to read more.
It must be from....Linda M.

Elizabeth Santos
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since 1999-11-08
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6 posted 2000-06-22 07:48 AM

This is a YES. One of my favorites of all the poems I've read on Passions. It's just wonderful

ellie LeJeune
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King of Prussia, PA USA
7 posted 2000-06-22 08:07 AM

Denis; How very, very precious. He will treasure this poem forever. Love, Ellie
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Callington, Cornwall, England
8 posted 2000-06-22 09:29 AM

I'm lost in happy memories of when my Grandma used to sit and read me bedtime stories or play in the garden with my brother and I. Thanks for taking me back there!


Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley
9 posted 2000-06-22 09:37 AM

I love this Denise. Someday, I can get to do this if my kids will cooperate!  
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Listening to every heart
10 posted 2000-06-22 09:44 AM



~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

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11 posted 2000-06-22 10:01 AM

Denise, what a lovely gifting to your grandson as well as to us, your faithful readers and admirers...this is beautiful!

~ Claire

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London
12 posted 2000-06-22 10:04 AM

Denise ... you've really done a lovely job with this poem
... Lovely ...

Not A Poet
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13 posted 2000-06-22 01:37 PM

Sure makes me want to write something for my grandson. Nice, thanks.


X Angel
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14 posted 2000-06-22 02:00 PM

this was absolutely splendiferous!


Janet Marie
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15 posted 2000-06-22 03:45 PM

absolutley perfect...
a matched set one for each grandchild
love this ones tenderness

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16 posted 2000-06-22 04:00 PM

Denise--This poem is so teder...I think it must come from a loving heart...wonderful poem!
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17 posted 2000-06-23 09:16 PM

Thank you, Cerenity, Balladeer, Novacaine, Elizabeth, Linda, Elizabeth, Ellie, Eric, Sharon, Sunshine, Claire, Rex, Pete, Heather, Janet Marie and Martie for reading and for your lovely comments!  


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Florida's Foreverly Shores
18 posted 2000-06-24 09:53 PM

So tenderly evident is your love in this poem.
Beautifully rendered, my friend.

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

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Oregon, Originally From Alaska :)
19 posted 2000-06-24 10:06 PM

Denise...this is sooo wonderfully dear!!  He must be a such a cute little guy!!!  Such a proud Grandma you are!!  But, that is the way Grandma's should be!!  I loved it!!  Your poetry tends to touch my heartstrings!!
Thank You,

"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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20 posted 2000-06-25 12:37 PM

such a sweet and wonderful  poem for your'll live forever thought such thoughts...simply immortal..

If all was light...then I would have never learnt the dark...from which such truth evolves
from which evolves the light...
Avanti Rao

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since 2000-02-14
Posts 685
21 posted 2000-06-25 10:20 AM

Wonderful Denise....i love this one.


Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.

doreen peri
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22 posted 2000-06-25 12:21 PM

Denise... this is absolutely lovely... there's nothing like a grandmother's love... this is a wonderful piece!

I haven't seen the others you've submitted yet for the book, but will look... you are a very special and caring person at passions who has always taken the time to give back sooooo much to the community... and you are a fine poet!!... of course, you have my vote here... but I want to vote for more of yours because I want to see several of yours published.

be well. Great writing.

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23 posted 2000-06-25 01:04 PM

So sweet and tender Denise, beautiful thoughts of a Grandmothers love.  Bonnie
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24 posted 2000-06-25 10:24 PM

Denise I remember this tender, beautiful piece! Good choice  
Member Seraphic
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25 posted 2000-06-25 10:45 PM

Thank you, Marge, Bridgette, AVANTI, Chris, Doreen, Bonnie and Rebecca for reading and for your lovely replies!
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26 posted 2000-06-26 02:55 PM

A lovely, lovely poem.
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27 posted 2000-06-26 10:43 PM

Thanks, Mike!  


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28 posted 2000-07-12 11:31 PM

Beautiful and Precious Denise!!
you have my vote  

Member Seraphic
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29 posted 2000-07-13 08:54 PM

Thank you, Maree!  


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Backwaters of Avalon
30 posted 2000-07-14 08:28 AM

Denise... well written, I just loved it. Deserve a vote for all the love it expresses.

- James
The beauty of nature is displayed,
not through itself,
but through the creatures
dwelling within its bosom.

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31 posted 2000-07-15 08:06 PM

Thank you, James, for such a lovely reply! I'm glad you enjoyed it!


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32 posted 2005-03-21 01:57 PM

Such JOY~
Playing in the archives ...
having a Denise day~

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


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