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She said to me, "Will I die today?"
I said, "No. It's much too nice a day to die."

-She lived, that day.
She lived today, and had a good day, again.

So many days are spent feeling that she is a burden. So much time spent confused.

Diana is in the car and we must get her.
Diana is in Georgia. Yes, you can go for a walk. Yes, you can go home if you'd like.

I am Sandra, momma, there's only one of me. Remember, momma?

Good morning, gorgeous! Do you feel like dancing today?

Elizabeth Maksymiuk

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The following comments are for "Madeline"
by emaks

Pen and Lucie- on Madeline
Thank you both for looking in on me. Madeline is 88, and her smile lights up the room. She has good days, and bad.
I try to lighten her heart, and remind her that some days she feels like dancing, and dancing is good, even if it's just the idea of it...

best thoughts sent to you both-

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: August 17, 2007 )

Elizabeth's Madeline
I love how you captured a moment in time, which is really all there is. The moment we are in IS the most important moment. Very well selected in that it took me into that moment as if I had been a part of it.


( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: August 19, 2007 )

candour and compassion
both emanate through this poem, particularly in the last line, "Good morning, gorgeous! Do you feel like dancing today?"... even the idea of dancing is good. you said it, friend.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: August 21, 2007 )

RKarmaTL and AUG- on Madeline
If only these (present) moments were remembered without the anguish of forgetting so much!
I have seen so many experience the dilemma of this, it reminds me of Wm Blake's admonishment "Forgive, oh Lord, my little jokes on thee, and I'll forgive your great big one on me." We can only try to love and show compassion-

Shannon, thanks for stopping in. Always a pleasure to see you, and an honor that you read my words-

blessings to you both

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: August 23, 2007 )

meant AMG, but you got the idea, right? XO -E

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: August 23, 2007 )

Madeline- desvalado- (Ch.1)
I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to reply to your comment on my "Madeline". I have had 'puter problems, but blah, blah... point is, I truly appreciate your taking time to read my words and comment.
Not off the mark here, Madeline is a very wonderful woman who is at the twilight of her years, and hopefully, I make a difference in helping her.
What I attributed to Wm Blake is erroneous; it was Robert Frost, but still, very true words.

Thanks for taking time here. Much appreciated.


ps- TY chapterone for your rating!

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: September 15, 2007 )

Hi, Elizabeth! I had missed you in my absence and thought I'd pop over to read some of your works.

Didn't realize the first one I peeked in on was going to get me all misty eyed.

Can't tell you how true Lucie's comment is. Some days I wake up knowing I have to be at work soon, and all I can think about as I get ready is what kind of day is so-and-so going to have?

Bless you for having the strength to admit that sometimes, it is a burden. Especially for you, a child who must prove herself to her mother.

But as you so elegantly show in this poem, there are also days when the sun seems to shine just for them and you.

Thank you for this, Elizabeth. You truly are beautiful.

( Posted by: chinadoll [Member] On: October 4, 2007 )

Chinadoll- response to Madeline
Meghan, It is so nice to see you gracing the pages of Lit again. I pop in and out, and have had writer's block for nearly a year. My mother died, and sadly, took my muse with her. Still, I read, and hope that one day I will find that spark again. Meanwhile, so nice to see others with so much artistry and honesty.
Thank you so much for your very nice comment to me. Means more than you can know.
-Hope all is well and I send best blessings-

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: October 8, 2007 )

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