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Mom, What Will I Be?

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Marge Tindal
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Mom, What Will I Be?
~Marge Tindal~ 1999

When I was just a kid
I looked at Mom and said,
"What am I going to be,
long before I'm dead?"

She smiled that knowing smile,
and touseled my golden hair.
She held me close in her hug
and said, "Do not despair."

"My child, you will become
just who you want to be."
And feeling her reassurance,
was good enough for me.

Through all the years of my dawning,
I knew just what she meant.
For at every crossroad that I stood,
I chose just where I went.

It wasn't until I reached
past the making of the man;
that I fully understood
just where I had made my plan.

In my mother's hug,
locked safely in her embrace,
I learned that I, alone, had the answer
to the things I would have to face.

And proudly I made my mark,
and I think it goes unsaid
I chose who I would be
long before I was dead.

Remember me with kindness.
I surely hope that you can.
Remember that I chose
to be just who I am.

Cry not at my leaving.
Only be glad I was me.
I chose where I was going.
That's how it should be.

I chose to be myself
I think Mother would agree,
that I chose wisely
in choosing to be me.

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~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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© Copyright 1999 Marge Tindal - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-12-1999 12:10 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is wonderful, Marge. Truly wonderful. Lots of wisdom, your Mom had there!

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Denise

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and I think you made a good choice, Marge.
Marge Tindal
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3 posted 11-12-1999 01:19 AM       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

Denise and Balladeer ... thanks for reading my posts and for letting me know you like them. I feel like I've found a place to share and to gain from the works of others.

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This one likes me very much
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5 posted 11-12-1999 08:57 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

I too asked my mother,
"What ya think I will be?"
She replied "Oh brother!,
Beats the hell outta me?"

They offer many classes,
In the reformatory schools,
"How to shoot craps like the experts"
And the basics of lock-picking tools."


"Or you may be a professional fighter,
Yanno a "gigolo" wouldn't be bad,
But my intuition tells me,
You'll grow up to be a Toerag!"

"One thing I am sure of,
And I'm sure you also know it,
You'll never be a preacher,
And definitely not a poet!"

(Mom's are so wise..don't ya think?)

Very nice poem....like always Marge..
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Great poem(s), Marge (and Toe)!

But Toe...I've no doubt your mother would be very proud of you, but she was wrong if she thought you weren't a poet! *G*
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7 posted 11-12-1999 03:51 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Marge...your work is quite superb..I need to quit taking away the seriousness and talent from your fine work....and I will do that in the future.....I really did like this dear..
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8 posted 11-12-1999 03:58 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Marge

I truly liked your way of saying what you said. You brought out self-determination so well. I think your Mom would love to read this poem. I think she would be proud of you, and proud of herself for bringing into this world somebody like you. I hope you still have the opportunity to let her know what a terrific job she did.

As for Toerag... well, if you don't have any of his children, I think you will be OK. lol
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9 posted 11-12-1999 03:59 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

But, If you would like to "try" to have some of my children, please email me asap!!!
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10 posted 11-12-1999 04:15 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Toerag: Is that invitation directed only to Marge? *G* If not, where can I send my application? *G*
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11 posted 11-12-1999 04:33 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Belle

Send your application to LngJhnAg@Hotmail.com - I'll see that your proxy is well-atended to - lol
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Hands on hips..(LJA)I'm first in line for that attention, when you give to me, I'll think about letting you stand in as a "proxy" for Toe..LOL

Very sentimental words,,I'm sure your mom is proud of you to this day.
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13 posted 11-12-1999 04:49 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

Excuse me please ... now ladies, I do believe the line starts behind me. You dear gals will have to take a number and wait.
This 'cupcake' is available to Mr. Toe whose was first in line. Number #1 ... now being served !
Thanks to all for your responses to this piece. Love being here with all of you.


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Marge, dear... he may be first in your line... but his fan club line stretches for miles!!! I oughtta know... I've been in it for ages! *G* Not to fear, though... he's worth the wait! *G*

I've truly enjoyed your poems... you're a very welcome addition to these boards!! (And to the play! *G*)
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15 posted 11-12-1999 05:11 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Marge

I think Suthern sums it quite well - people have been standing in long lines waiting for that Toerag rascal to be ready, but he just doesn't measure up - lol. You may keep waiting as one of his expectant wannabes, or you can chase after Balladeer. Either option is truly sad. I know... I know... The world truly lost when lil Lorelei snatched me up. But I'm sure there is somebody out there who comes close to me - it just isn't that nefarious Toerag! lol
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16 posted 11-12-1999 07:40 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

Excuse me, Mr. Long John ...
I don't 'wannabe' speaking in haste.
But did you just insinutate
that I'd be the one to 'chase'?

Balladeer and Toe,
defend my honor, please !
Tell him that I wasn't
a little p---k tease !

I'm counting on you guys
to be real gentlemen ...
Now look what a mess
I've gotten in !
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Thanks Suthern, Loreli, Toe and Hoot.
You all are just too kind. (and fun too)
~M~

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[This message has been edited by Marge Tindal (edited 11-12-1999).]
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And still, "que sera, sera" runs through my head...
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18 posted 02-27-2011 02:24 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

quote:
Cry not at my leaving.
Only be glad I was me.
I chose where I was going.
That's how it should be.



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