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It was my ancestors who gave me
My spirit's glowing flame;
The image of grace, and an angels face
And the message of my name.

But it was all the men I loved
And not my ancient sires
Who put in my heart a flickering flame
And the dazzling rainbow fires.

I always wanted more from them
Than they were willing to give;
But now we go our separate ways
Each with different lives to live.

As the wreckage now is burning
That's found in the crimson blaze;
There shines in the sky’s blue splendor
Sweeter and brighter days.

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  1. Date: 7/16/2012 1:21:00 PM
    Love it ,,,,, rhyming so well ,,,,, have a blessed day Liz ;}

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 1:08:00 PM
    An impeccable 4-verse composition... fine 'xaxa' rhyming and cadence. Striking imagery and phrasing! :)

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 9:46:00 AM
    you have so much to give Lizzie, love harry

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 9:28:00 AM
    this is just awesome, elizabeth

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 7:35:00 PM
    Sorry, I have gone through this wonderful poem now and I feel you are a lovely friend of the Poetrysoup, your heart is big enough, so you want more. Loved and enjoyed, keep it up my sweet friend, bl

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 6:39:00 PM
    love it babe says the poetry slave, is really rhymes n flows....

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 12:22:00 PM
    Stopping by to thank you for your kind comments on my poetry Elizabeth. It is always a pleasure to read your poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 12:46:00 PM
    The people we meet along the way are the ones who mold us to what we are today. Wonderful write. love phyl

  1. Date: 1/14/2012 11:33:00 PM
    Lizzie....crimson is a color that both shines bright and dim at times...may yours shine brightly endless....jimbo

  1. Date: 1/13/2012 12:04:00 PM
    Such a beautiful write that touches the history of you-- I really like what you say here, of how those people also help us become who we are... they may have passed our lives but they played such a role in it-- sorry I haven't been able to pass by your writes lately Elizabeth... I hope all is well with you! I will see you around....

  1. Date: 1/13/2012 9:56:00 AM
    beautifully written, dear :) As always :)

  1. Date: 1/13/2012 9:49:00 AM
    Blocked? Don't worry, it will or your muse will return one day. T. S.

  1. Date: 1/13/2012 7:25:00 AM
    Another beautiful creation from your sweet pen and heart my friend. The last lines of this beautiful verse 'There shines in the sky’s blue splendor, Sweeter and brighter days' are a memorable one. Great write and many thanks for liking the 'The Clanking Chain of Wild Geese'. Hope you have seen my Music Channel on U Tube "RavindraKK1". Love and best wishes always....Ravindra........ elizabeth wesley

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 10:52:00 PM
    "Ancestry" equals artistry. Good write Elizabeth.

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 2:30:00 PM
    Soup Mail.

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 12:08:00 PM
    A fine piece my friend and for sure we learn something from each person that crosses our path. If we are smart, we learn from each experience and that helps us to grow and become a better person.\ Good Job and remember, We must learn to love ourselves before we can truly love or be loved by anyone else. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 9:27:00 AM
    well written quatrains espressing the status quo just as you see it with a welcome uplift. Cool LIzzie

  1. Date: 1/10/2012 10:12:00 PM
    This is very interesting the contrast of what you got from genetics and from the men you loved. Yes, Elizabeth the hope of brighter days ahead. I think many are wishing it.

  1. Date: 1/10/2012 8:28:00 PM
    A lovely poem Lizzie and I've truly enjoyed your message in this piece. I have felt this way many times through several relationships...powerful and uplifting last verse. Million thx for sharing and also for your kind reviews dear friend!

  1. Date: 1/10/2012 5:44:00 PM
    Its been a while since I read your great poetry. I missed it.