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You Should've
Posted by: Heather (Lady of the Night) (---.unet.maine.edu)
Date: November 18, 2002 09:53AM

"You Should've.."

A Poem For Selena

You should've made it through to be with us here today.
You may not be right here, but you're not very far away.
You should've seen my puppy, oh how cute she is!
I know that you would have loved her if only you had lived.
You should've heard that song again, the one that was so nice.
We're going to play that song for you, we're going to play it twice.
You should've traveled to New York and to New Orleans as well.
I always thought you'd love it there but it was too soon to tell.
You should've got the land you wanted and built up all your dreams.
I know if you had tried hard enough you could've been anything.
You should've gotten married had a wedding filled with love
but now you've gone to heaven.. or whatever's up above.
You should've died of old age, you were only seventeen
but I will always love you and I'll see you in my dreams.



* This was written by my cousin, Heather, for her sister, Selena. As some of you know, Selena was killed in a car accident on May 22, 2001. Heather doesn't come onto this site, but she said I could post it, so here it is.

Lady of the Night


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Michelle Anderson (---.cox-internet.com)
Date: November 18, 2002 09:59AM

A beautiful tribute! Quite heartfelt and well done!

Wishing you Peace,
Michelle


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Sargirl (---.maine.rr.com)
Date: November 18, 2002 01:43PM

Very beautiful!
Sarah


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Terry Johnson (---.tnt1.alamagordo.nm.da.uu.net)
Date: November 18, 2002 02:16PM

Yes.

Terry


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Brucefur (---.ok.shawcable.net)
Date: November 18, 2002 07:33PM

I know that you would have loved her (comma) if only you had lived

You should've gotten married (semi-colon) had a wedding filled with love

Otherwise a perfect poem. I REALLY liked it, so tell her from me to get on over here and put up some more.

There is no more fitting a tribute than love.

The Penguin


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Sargirl (---.maine.rr.com)
Date: November 18, 2002 07:52PM

no wonder you live so far north.
Sarah


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Sarah Ann (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: November 18, 2002 08:50PM

I love it! Tell (your cuz?) I said it was good


Re: You Should've
Posted by: kellygirl (---.kp.org)
Date: November 18, 2002 08:54PM

Just lovely....kam


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.unet.maine.edu)
Date: November 19, 2002 06:01PM

Thanks for the compliments, guys! I'll email 'em all to her once everyone's done replying to this. Semicolon Bruce? But it's the same idea, isn't it?

Lady of the Night


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Justin (---.CHCGILGM.covad.net)
Date: November 19, 2002 06:53PM

I love it... It's something I can really relate to. Tell your cousin she did a fine job.

-Justin


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Brucefur (---.ok.shawcable.net)
Date: November 19, 2002 08:51PM

Yes Meg, but it is also two separate sentences (fragments) and you need to link them... well Heather does. She could add the word and, or she can put in the semi-colon. Either would work.

Also, email her before we are all done here, otherwise... well we'll be done. The whole point is to let her have some input to the discussion right?

Love ya,
Brucefur


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Terry Johnson (---.tnt1.alamagordo.nm.da.uu.net)
Date: November 19, 2002 08:52PM

I thought a semicolon was what you had left after an operation that left you with a bag.
It's one of those things that only Englishmen and professors use.
My sister in law won't even use a comma, because she thinks it's impolite to tell people when to breathe.

Puncuation.

Famous sentence to prove that point.

Don't stop execution!

or

Don't, stop execution!

Semicolons;;; bah humbug!

Terry


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Ian Beaumont (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: November 22, 2002 11:05AM

I shed a tear on reading that; touched my heart. I can feel the emotion in the poem. Such lovely work.

Ian B


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: November 22, 2002 11:56PM

Lol, Terry.

Thanks, Ian. I'll send this thread to Heather and see if I can't convince her to drop on by here briefly.

Later,
Lady of the Night


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Aoibheann (---.ne.client2.attbi.com)
Date: November 23, 2002 02:30PM

Yes, please tell her too, Meg. I want to meet her. Tell her that I fell in love with her name. Heather...
I like the half-rhymes. And the whole idea of "You Should've".
Although I can not relate exactly to this poem, I can relate a little. My younger brother and sister, Clona and Finn, twins, were killed 3 years ago when they were eight years old. They would be eleven now. They were drowned in a river nearby. I have a poem about it; I suppose I'll post it.

Sin thu, Heather, and cm ris. Good work and keep it up.

aoibheann


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Lady of the Night (66.231.193.---)
Date: December 15, 2002 05:36PM

Hey guys,

I'm in the middle of persuading Heather to come to the site and read this, so I'm bringing it to the top again.

Also, any newbies.. feel free to comment!

Lady of the Night


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Silver Drunken Monkeys (---.maine.rr.com)
Date: December 15, 2002 06:02PM

thank you very much for your comments on my poem i enjoyed reading them


Bruce, puctuation is a waste of funny finger movement smiling smiley although Megan seems to get her kicks from it winking smiley


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Lady of the Night (66.231.193.---)
Date: December 15, 2002 06:04PM

LOL! Nuff said.. grinning smiley See Bruce? Told you I didn't get any respect! Even for my punctuation! grinning smiley

Lady of the Night


Re: You Should've
Posted by: IZZY (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: December 15, 2002 06:19PM

All good. Well done.
Iz


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Brucefur (---.ca.shawcable.net)
Date: December 15, 2002 10:52PM

She's your family Nutmeg; her opinion is therefore moot. Sorry Heather; must defend the Lady!


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Brucefur (---.ca.shawcable.net)
Date: December 15, 2002 11:16PM

Oh yeah! Heather, welcome to the forum; but what is with this calling me penguin?


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Lady of the Night (66.231.192.---)
Date: December 16, 2002 01:51AM

Lol, "moot" is a funny word.... how is it pronounced? "soot" or "boot"?

Lady of the Night


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Brucefur (---.ca.shawcable.net)
Date: December 16, 2002 09:09AM

moot=boot, except with that strange accent of your Meg, I have no idea how accurate that analogy truly is, so here are a few more.

Hoot
toot
route (bet that one doesn't work for you!)
loot
root
lute
shoot.


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.unet.maine.edu)
Date: December 16, 2002 12:29PM

Yes, I pronounce it that way! Lol. And yes, it's route like you said. My dad says "rowt" sometimes, and "route" sometimes. My aunt Kim says "rowt." Weirdos tongue sticking out smiley

Lady of the Night


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Sargirl (---.unet.maine.edu)
Date: December 16, 2002 02:00PM

i say rowt.
I also say pajaaaaaaaaaaaamas
not pajahhhhhhhmas winking smiley


Re: You Should've
Posted by: J.H. SUMMERS (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: December 16, 2002 02:37PM

Heather, The poem is a lovely tribute to your sister, it was warm and heartfelt. Thank you for sharing this private part of your life. jhs


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Holding Mercury (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: December 16, 2002 03:38PM

Tell your cousin lady, that she has just as much poetic talents as her cousin. I loved this piece and I hope she'll write more...My best regards!



Love, Peace, and Best Regards.

-Oxide Slain


Re: You Should've
Posted by: Lady of the Night (66.231.193.---)
Date: December 16, 2002 07:38PM

She's kinda poking around here (at least, she should be!) so she should get the message herself. And she's a way better poet than me! She gave me a copy of "Price of Pain" a couple years ago, and it was fantastic. I wrote it on my book cover, ended up throwing it away, and she lost her copy! Grrrr...

Lady of the Night




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