cecelia warner

Rookie (July 9,1966)

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I was born in the Philippines but raised in the United States. I am very happily married and have 4 kids and 1 terrific grandson. My terrific sisters who are Poemhunter members have introduced me to this and trying to help me with the world of computers (obviously I am very computer illiterate! ! !) Please bear with me. Thank you Aurora Wells and Lee Degnan for being the wonderful sisters and ... more »

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  • Richard Norbutt (2/5/2008 1:12:00 PM)

    cecelia, and family
    you may not remember me but i was very saddened to hear about your mom. she was such a great lady and always brought a smile to my face thinking about her especially when she picked on me lol! ! i have resumed my karate training and would love to get in touch with your dad to say hello. hope all the other things in your life are going well i would love to hear from you...........Richard Norbutt (norbs4@aol.com) ps very nice poems

  • Tracy Rollings Tracy Rollings (5/4/2007 6:03:00 AM)


    Our 'Bleeding Hearts, I just wanted to tell you that was a beautiful, very sad and deep but I loved it, brought back memories from the past both good and bad, you have a way of expressing your feeling in your work, great job and it comes from the heart. I'll be be watching and reading more, thanks your friend Tracy

  • Lee Degnan (5/3/2007 8:42:00 PM)

    My sister Cecelia, my true sister by blood
    With her poems, the memories for me start to flood
    And as I start to realize that poetry is her hidden gift
    My feelings on how we grew up takes an unexpected shift
    In families such as ours, we all had our roles
    I happened to be the favorite, the spotlight I stole
    And her role, as it were, was to be the clown
    Friends flocked to her because she was fun to be around

    But as old and tiring as these roles had gotten over the years,
    when siblings get together, roles turned into battle gear
    It's how we grew up and so, learned how to cope
    through the dysfuntion, what was there to hope?
    I see it now, Cel, the sadness through the smile
    I see the crack in the mask, it's been there all the while
    It's hidden so well, as long as others keep laughing
    your sense of humor is really your sadness-in-masking

    I hope you already know this, but I'll tell you here
    I love you so much, and close to my heart I hold you so dear
    We have so many things that we will never agree upon
    but understanding you better through poetry is now what's spawned
    I thank you so much for the opportunity to look into your soul
    I'm happy you now have people in your life making you feel whole
    And before too long, I hope to see you finally hold your head up high
    and that you'll put down that mask... and kiss it goodbye.

    Welcome to Poemhunters, I know they'll love your company, sista.
    Much love,
    Lee

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Best Poem of cecelia warner

Masking The Truth

My life was based
on masking the truth,
not allowed to express feelings
buried throughout my youth.
'Don't tell others
what goes on behind closed doors, '
still masking the truth
and developing sores.
As time passed,
as time always does,
what was masking the truth,
still is, as it was...
I'm not talking about
telling big or even little white lies,
I'm tallking about masking pain
through silence and lying eyes.
If all this seems too confusing
then try walking in my shoes...
It feels just as confusing
because these ...

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