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Marge Tindal
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Sharing Samantha
~Marge Tindal~ 1999

The little card that I took from the tree,
did not require too much from me.
Her name, her age,
the size that she wore.
Buy a gift and wrap it,
take it back to the store.

I conjured up visions in the head of mine,
just who is Samantha, this child of nine?
Who is this child,
and where does she sleep?
Does she lie warm at night,
with no need to weep?

Does she have enough to eat,
so that she might grow?
I pray that she does ...
Oh, God, I hope so.

Oh Christmas Eve when I go to bed,
I'll have visions of Samantha dancing in my head.
On Christmas morning, I truly think,
a girl named Samantha, will look pretty in pink.

I chose just one name from off that tree,
But I'll go back, 'cause I know me.
It made me feel good to buy for that kid !
A gift for Samantha, I'm so glad I did !

As you pause and look around you,
and your blessings quite astound you ...
Do yourself a favor,
you really know you should !
Pick a name from the tree ...
YOU'LL FEEL SO GOOD !

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*A special thanks to all of the places that have the trees with names of needy children on them...thanks for giving me a chance to share.
~Marge Tindal~ 1999

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1 posted 11-30-1999 08:09 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

What a super idea, haven't heard of that one before...brilliant...heck, I'd take the whole damn tree...

HUGS

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Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...
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2 posted 11-30-1999 08:21 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

I do this every year and you're right it does give you a fuzzy warm feeling inside. Good poem.
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3 posted 11-30-1999 08:37 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

RainbowGirl - Those 'whole damn trees' can be found in the malls, the KMarts, the WalMarts and most major department stores.
I can promise you ... it is so thrilling to
imagine the eyes of a child lighting up on
Christmas morn when the gifts are received.
I'm a softie ... I always buy more than just the clothes or shoes that are suggested.
Suffice it to say, there are MANY Samantha's out there with happy smiles come Christmas morn.

Eloise - Yeah ! Warm and fuzzy is a GOOD description. Thanks for sharing from your heart with a child.

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Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 11-30-1999 09:16 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Oh! This is precious! This is so much fun! I did this once at K mart. Also have an overseas child that I've had for 15 years.And visited him once. No greater joy!
Glad you think so too
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5 posted 11-30-1999 09:38 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Only one problem there - I live in the UK..

HUGS

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Now little RainbowGirl - Find your local orphanage or just a needy kid on the street.
Smile And I know you are ! !

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7 posted 11-30-1999 11:03 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Oooh, this is wonderful..I'd love to do something like this. Exellent work.

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*Krista Knutson*

"When you start falling, who's gonna catch ya? I'm willing to betcha, it will be me." ~Faith Hill: It will be me~

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Alwye - Thank you for loving this idea.
When you go out to do your Christmas shopping, look for the trees with the little tags and names on them ... here in the states, they are all around. Pick a name and let your heart give ... you will LOVE THE FEELING, I PROMISE.

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9 posted 11-30-1999 11:24 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great idea! I haven't seen that around here, though. Great poem too, Marge.

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If you haven't tried it .... DO !
Your heart will GLOW~

~*No matter what I search for ...
let me know when it is LOVE that I find*~ <))><

Email -       noles1@totcon.com       

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I have a grandchild, Samantha, that I enjoy buying for...and all the other wonderful things a little girl can do with her grandmother.  Loved seeing this again!  You are such a special sis!  
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12 posted 11-12-2007 07:10 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Lovely

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