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Have You Ever

Have You Ever

Stood in a field of ripened gold grain
Lifted your face to be kissed by the rain
Felt in your heart the anguish of pain?
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Held someone's hand in their hour of sorrow
Brought a new dream to the edge of tomorrow
Leaned on a friend finding strength to borrow?
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Spent a sweet moment with a child at play
Given a home to a lost lonely stray
Found faces in clouds as they float away?
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Held a lost moment hidden in time
Sucked on the juice of a tree ripened lime
Whispered a word in transcendant rhyme?
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Descend in the depths and found yourself lost
Awakend with wonder to windowpane frost
Swallowed a slight despite the high cost?
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Danced in the wind with a rose in your hair
Cried all alone with no one to care
Hoped for tomorrow with all you can share?
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These are the moments that make life worthwhile
Knowing that living shares joy with the trial
And so much is solved when a face wears a smile.









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  1. Date: 1/11/2014 11:46:00 PM

    Elizabeth, beautiful this is :) And I got to be the 666th reader! Lol

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 1:08:00 AM

    Hope your ok yours John

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 11:59:00 AM

    Have you ever found an old friend who's words are made of beauty. Looked at her picture when she was a cutie. Wished her warm greetings for the rest of the year. And wrote her a note sending Christmas cheer.

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 3:31:00 AM

    Elizabeth--Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 3:10:00 PM

    - Hi Elizabeth!!! - I'll send a little greeting to all my friends, I wish you and everyone you love a enjoyable Christmas. - I hope the year 2014 will be a lovely and peaceful year. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 6:36:00 PM

    Been thinking of you and hoping all's well! I had started illustrating a poetry booklet for a woman living in Ancaster. There must be something magical in your drinking water, Elizabeth. Keep well, love, Mikki

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 2:02:00 PM

    I was thinking of you, Lizzie; wondering how you are and if you are okay. Your poetry and presence, your light, is very missed. I am praying you are STILL well and that things haven't changed, healthwise. Sending hugs your way...

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 4:08:00 AM

    Lizzieee... where are u? i hope you're doing just fine :)

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 3:55:00 PM

    wow what a dry spell.

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 12:01:00 PM

    I still check in on my favorite poet to see if she's did any thing new.

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 8:51:00 PM

    :)

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 11:14:00 AM

    liz, been a while, dear one... this is so poignant and sentimental; one that makes me reflect of simple treasures made larger by love of life itslef.. you stun!.. all my huugs!..:)

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 4:48:00 PM

    hahaha that junk you send everybody. yes i get it nothing personal though. soup mail.in a minute.

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 2:28:00 PM

    a lot of people will have to explain their disaperances. sooner or later.

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 4:02:00 PM

    Liz, It's been a very long time since we have chatted. I will explain my disappearance when you write back, I hope you are doing well. Dave

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 7:29:00 PM

    ill alway be comming by checking. even ten years from now.

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 11:28:00 AM

    A dry spell like myself? Hope the ink begins to flow once again...TAH

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 10:04:00 PM

    How are you my friend? Hope you are well and will return here soon. We miss you a lot Elizabeth. Love and best wishes...Ravindra

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 7:23:00 PM

    Don't forget me Lizzy.

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 9:58:00 PM

    Hello stranger.

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 2:48:00 AM

    My heart is scattered like the morning dew It can only be made whole if I can make contact with you. So I fly like a bird, on the wind I do sail, To open my heart in your soup mail. I Love your poems my good friend. You have mail

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 11:09:00 PM

    returning to this lovely poem. Where have ya been, Lizzie??

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:08:00 AM

    Deep write!! gets one thinking . A wonderful poem Liz. *smiles* Ron

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 6:22:00 PM

    Soup mail for my friend Lizzie...

  1. Date: 7/12/2013 2:36:00 PM

    Your awesome what can I say, a cut above the rest, always a joy to read your work, love xxx

  1. Date: 7/12/2013 11:08:00 AM

    I have descended into the depths and found myself lost, and often remind myself it was worth the cost ... Inspiring write!

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 4:51:00 PM

    I have just put you on my favorite poet list...Your name is on the bottom of course...Alas, I wish there was a way to turn the list upside down...

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 1:53:00 AM

    Right On! :o)

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 1:21:00 PM

    Very good one Lizzie; I think this offers such a lot to the viewers.... I particularly like the depth within the expieriences you describe, things that many people can identify with, my best to you Joe..)

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 7:46:00 AM

    I was trying to find if you have sketched anything new? Hope you are keeping fine Elizabeth. Love and best wishes..Ravindra

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