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July 27, 2010
By bluesky0728 SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
bluesky0728 SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
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You give your time
Day after day

You listen to us
And never interrupt

You’ve been there, too
And give us great advice

You put your heart
Into doing what’s right

You’ll keep our secrets
And never tell

You know what you’re doing
And you tell us everything

You care about us
No matter what we do

Thank you
For all you’ve done
You’re so generous

A secret
Though you mightn’t know it
We love you too

The author's comments:
This is a poem to someone who hosted a girls' small group for church at her house all summer and is also like a grandmother to me.

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on Jan. 28 2013 at 8:00 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Have you shown it to her??  It is so beautiful. I love the way in which you worte this, three ine stanzas. Light yet potent.

katie717 GOLD said...
on Jan. 20 2011 at 11:26 pm
katie717 GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"This world is but a canvas to our imagination." -Thoreau

This is beautiful. :) I hope you share it with her someday.

on Sep. 21 2010 at 12:14 am
bluesky0728 SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
8 articles 0 photos 107 comments
Please comment and rate! It means a lot to me! :)

on Sep. 8 2010 at 7:11 pm
bluesky0728 SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
8 articles 0 photos 107 comments
Thank you!!! :) You just made my day!

on Sep. 4 2010 at 4:38 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Quite a touching poem; she sounds like a wonderful person. I will be eternally grateful for such people (as this person) who seem to be a gift from God in themselves. I love the format of this piece... well done!

on Aug. 28 2010 at 3:07 pm
bluesky0728 SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
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Oops, in the extra info section, I meant to say she is also like an aunt to me! Sorry!

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