AN ANGEL AMANDA


poem by daphne brown
Me to Berna Blige
An Angel, Amanda
You have given me the gift,
That no other could ever give,
That is an angel from heaven,
The gift is you.
Only love of innocence that is unconditional,
Filled with smiles and laughter,
Held with in my heart that we both share the key.
You are the reason my eyes can see.
You are the air that makes me breathe,
You were given the day,
So special just as god made you,
Especially for me.
My daughter who was born,
On the first day of spring.
I give praise and thankfulness,
To you Amanda,
for still loving me.
As your mommy and forever your friend,
I will and for eternity,
Vow to you,
To walk on earth side by side,
Hand in hand,
When it is said from the heavens above,
We shall soar through the clouds,
and the stars in the sky,
Day after day,
night after night,
We shall be together,
Through out infinity.
By: Daphne Brown

Berna Blige to you
Hi Daphne,

I hope this email finds you well. I have read all your pieces and you know how they say, "a picture paints a thousand words"? You just wrote a thousand pictures with these (these are my favorites):

I face the promise I could not complete,
A jouney without knowing.

and

Filled with smiles and laughter,
Held with in my heart that we both share the key.

and

To walk on earth side by side,
Hand in hand,
When it is said from the heavens above,
We shall soar through the clouds,
and the stars in the sky,

Here are my thoughts:

I’ve spoken with a lot of established poets and you can definitely give them a run for their money. The imagery and rhythm is something hardly anyone could rival. You have demonstrated an uncanny ability to put together a classic with the works of modern poem in a way that makes every page a delight. The poems follow the contours of life; loneliness, bliss, the role of parenting, the constancy of love, and the approach of loss. Like all great poems, they are personal.

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From: daphne brown [mailto:babydll702@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2011 8:05 PM
To: Berna Blige
Subject: poem by daphne brown

An Angel, Amanda
You have given me the gift,
That no other could ever give,
That is an angel from heaven,
The gift is you.
Only love of innocence that is unconditional,
Filled with smiles and laughter,
Held with in my heart that we both share the key.
You are the reason my eyes can see.
You are the air that makes me breathe,
You were given the day,
So special just as god made you,
Especially for me.
My daughter who was born,
On the first day of spring.
I give praise and thankfulness,
To you Amanda,
for still loving me.
As your mommy and forever your friend,
I will and for eternity,
Vow to you,
To walk on earth side by side,
Hand in hand,
When it is said from the heavens above,
We shall soar through the clouds,
and the stars in the sky,
Day after day,
night after night,
We shall be together,
Through out infinity.
By: Daphne Brown

Berna Blige to you
Hey Daphne,

I hope everything is well. I tried calling you back as promised to no avail. I hope you can give me a call back so we can talk more and we can formalize your enrollment for the publishing program. My number is 888.795.4274, Ext. 7675. Chat soon!

Cheers,

Berna Blige
Publishing Consultant

Xlibris Publishing
1663. Liberty Drive
Suite 200
Bloomington, IN 47403
Fax: 610.915.0294
http://www.xlibris.com

From: daphne brown [mailto:babydll702@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2011 8:05 PM
To: Berna Blige
Subject: poem by daphne brown

An Angel, Amanda
You have given me the gift,
That no other could ever give,
That is an angel from heaven,
The gift is you.
Only love of innocence that is unconditional,
Filled with smiles and laughter,
Held with in my heart that we both share the key.
You are the reason my eyes can see.
You are the air that makes me breathe,
You were given the day,
So special just as god made you,
Especially for me.
My daughter who was born,
On the first day of spring.
I give praise and thankfulness,
To you Amanda,
for still loving me.
As your mommy and forever your friend,
I will and for eternity,
Vow to you,
To walk on earth side by side,
Hand in hand,
When it is said from the heavens above,
We shall soar through the clouds,
and the stars in the sky,
Day after day,
night after night,
We shall be together,
Through out infinity.
By: Daphne Brown

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