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The Hardest Friend To Keep ...

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Marge Tindal
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0 posted 11-06-1999 03:07 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

The Hardest Friend To Keep ...
~Marge Tindal~ 1999

She walked alone.
Yet, I called her friend.
She just didn't let
anyone come in.

She went her way
through the years.
I watched her as she cried.
She was a friend I wanted,
but she didn't let me inside.

I stuck to her
like crazy glue.
It seemed she just needed a friend.
What else could I do?

She tried to walk her way alone.
I could not let her go.
I told her just how much I cared.
How else could she possibly know?

She smiled and offered her hand,
said friend, you've always been here.
No matter what I've been through,
you always shed a tear.

You may think I've done it alone.
That's not exactly right.
Many times just knowing you cared,
carried me through the night.

I am so very grateful
for the love you've given me.
I've needed just the kind of friend
that you've tried to be.

I hope it isn't too late
to return the love to you,
that you have given so unselfishly
all my life through.

I treasure your friendship.
I hope you know it's true.
I'll try to be the kind of friend
you can count on too.

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noles1@totcon.com
© Copyright 1999 Marge Tindal - All Rights Reserved
Watcher666
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1 posted 11-06-1999 04:01 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

This is lovely.A true friend is a very hard person to find.

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2 posted 11-06-1999 05:43 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Friends are priceless! Very nice, Marge.

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Denise

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3 posted 07-24-2001 12:46 PM       View Profile for Lisann   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lisann

Marge,  it is because of people like you that people like me survive.  I have always been the "hardest friend to keep"  you've described me perfectly in this piece.  And for me,  I now have a friend like you that has loved me through it all.  She has been my saviour, my angel Jane.  It is people like you and Jane that has taught us the true meaning of the word love so I am saying thank you for being that kind of person.  The world needs millions more of you.  Coming from a world of abuse and pain it is very comforting to know that there are people( unfortunately very few) in this world that really do love unconditionally.  I don't know you but I do thank you for being one of those people
Marge Tindal
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4 posted 07-24-2001 01:10 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Lisann~
You know what, gal ?
We just keep on loving you ... until you love yourself.
That's what 'being there' really means to those of us who are the keepers of the hearts of others.

We hold you, until you can see the wonderful qualities that we see.

Reaching out and touching~
Thank you for finding something in this piece that touches you.
I'd say that your friend, Jane ... is an angel that knew you were worth keeping !

AND ... while I'm in here ...
This was posted on my first day of becoming a Passions poet ...
Thank you, Watcher (who no longer posts here)
and as ALWAYS ... our steady Denise ...
who I neglected to thank in my flurry of excitement and overposting on my first visit.

Almost two years later ...
It IS the greatest place to be to share with friends.

Lisann ... hello, friend !
Welcome to the heart of a keeper.
*hugs*
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
                                 noles1@totcon.com              

Dee
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5 posted 08-15-2001 11:51 PM       View Profile for Dee   Email Dee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dee

Marge, even way back here your love of friends shows up.  

Dee

I wish you every happiness and may you always have the best of the good things in life.     a brand

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6 posted 10-11-2001 04:28 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I was thinking about "best friends" and found this gem, and it is a wonderful gem indeed.  

~I always have time to listen to someone talking from their heart~

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Looking back on your work, your growth in poetry is showing...
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beautiful tribute!
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9 posted 10-16-2007 05:08 PM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

You are a good friend to have, Marge. To this day, I remember the times you spent emailing me back and forth, when my marriage had gone bad. And, had become almost unbearable. You were there to help me see the things, I just didn't want to believe. I will always remember that. You had really touched my heart.
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