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Member Rara Avis
since 1999-11-08Posts 9269
Dear poet, please write me a verse about love
I’ll write of the soft cooing song of a dove
Of warmth and desires of heart’s greatest quest
Of pleasures and joys as life offer’s its best
Please write about sorrow, if you wouldn’t mind
Sorrow is easier yet to define
For it cuts to the innermost fiber and core
And it lingers inside of you there evermore
Can you write about justice, and honor and grace
To me they’re inscribed onto every man’s face
Though they’re not seen by others who haven’t much shame
They are written across every brow just the same
Dear poet, please write me of joy and of bliss
Joy is elusive and easy to miss
It’s the phantom that creeps into laughter and song
And often not recognized there all along
Will you write me a verse about pain, if you dare
Pain is brought on by a heart unprepared
It will strengthen the spirit and nourish the mind
And turn back into happiness in its due time
Write me a poem about minutes and time
Life is to minutes, as voice is to mime
An artificial device that we somehow embrace
But the day true begins when the sun hits your face
Tell me, dear poet, please write about fear
I raised my eyes slowly and shedding a tear
Said, no words could I imagine, no thought I believe
Can capture the horror that fear can conceive
So I laid down my pen and put paper in fold
And thanked God today I’ve no fear in my soul
[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 06-19-2000).]
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since 2000-01-22Posts 18554
YES YES YES
there could NOT be a book
without this amazingly perfect poem...
it is THE poets creed...
Im so glad you submitted it
since 2000-04-26Posts 6943
Mumbai, India : now in Belgium
Very well, you made an excellent choice and a very wise decision, Liz...
But you have not yet placed this for submission, I see, for I can't vote yet...
please do so...
since 1999-11-07Posts 1521
I love this....nuff said!
since 2000-01-22Posts 18554
saw you fixed the post for submission
so IM BACCCCCKKKK
since 2000-01-18Posts 22676
YES!! I wanted to vote for this!! So now I am. -SEA
Live,Love,Laugh :) ~SueB
since 2000-03-28Posts 1369
Elizabeth this is lovely -- With all the
beautiful poems you write, this had to
be a hard choice for the selection of
the book -- Great choice!
~netswan (of course, I would have said that
about any of your poems -)
since 1999-07-02Posts 551
I loved this, it would be an awesome addition to the book !
"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility."
since 1999-10-08Posts 3544
The Hague, The Netherlands
Beautiful Elizabeth !
Not A Poet
since 1999-11-03Posts 3885
Lovely, just absolutely lovely.
[This message has been edited by Not A Poet (edited 06-20-2000).]
since 2000-02-02Posts 1209
yep, perfect is the description for this one, voting here!
since 1999-10-09Posts 1766
NEW ENGLAND, USA
I think if they should ever decide to select one poet and make a book, of all the poets on this wonderful menagerie of talent, I would strongly vote for you. You are so talented, so versitale I have the utmost regard for you and believe that you give us quality every time out-making you, in my estimation to be the perfect poet- to express the poets heart & genius.
You are a true & rare blessing!
since 1999-08-22Posts 22648
Yep! You are amazing!
since 2000-04-13Posts 1462
nice.. ^^ I think i like your "Secret Letter" poem better, but I still like this one! Well done again Liz
"He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened." Lao-tsu
since 2000-04-08Posts 2367
State of constant confusion!
great choice Liz
All my love,
I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep
since 2000-01-03Posts 7855
This is a profanity free zone, so let me just say: HOLY STUFF! Wow... I'm glad I read this.
since 2000-04-16Posts 414
Apex (think raleigh) NC
lovely lovely lovely!
since 1999-06-05Posts 25505
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Member Rara Avis
since 1999-07-22Posts 9245
Liz, I don't think there is a thing you write that hasn't touched me. You are one hell of a poet!
since 1999-06-05Posts 596
Callington, Cornwall, England
If only I had the time
"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.
since 2000-01-10Posts 4156
King of Prussia, PA USA
oh, Liz, you out do yourself every time! This is exquisite! Love, Ellie
Summers haunting melody
calling them to join
in their silent song
of praise to God.
since 1999-05-25Posts 3812
Liz, this is exquisite!
Absolutely lovely.... looking forward to seeing it in print.
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