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It Goes Without Saying

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Marge Tindal
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It Goes Without Saying
~Marge Tindal~ 1999

He was a man of few words,
she knew it when they met.
It seemed he never opened up
and much to her regret ...
all he ever said,
when asked of his love for her was
'It goes without saying.'

Do you love me,
she wanted to know.
'It goes without saying.' he said.
She never could get an answer
other than that one line.

Through the years of raising kids,
of decisions to be made,
'It goes without saying'.
was the only answer he ever gave.

Needing reassurance
she begged to get even a sigh.
No matter what the situation
she dreaded his reply.
'It goes without saying'.

She wanted just once to hear
him say that he loved her.
He didn't volunteer so she asked.
'It goes without saying' ...
was all he said.

The children grown and on their own,
she tried to light young love's fire.
Persistent though she was
when she asked, "Do you love me?"
'It goes without saying', he said.

He came home one evening,
tired from the heat of the day.
The house was dark,
the lamps not lit,
panic filled his heart.
Flinging open the door,
the first thing that caught his eye
was a note propped on the table.
His hands trembled as he reached for it.
In her beautiful script,
her words tore at his heart.

'It goes without saying' ...
and then it's gone.




 ~*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
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 12-18-1999 12:14 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Marge,
I saw your cute little tee hee
Was that for him or just for me
Your poem was nice and very kind
But that tee hee is on my mind
You are clever there's no doubt
I'd like to know what it's about
I like this poem, it's often true
No one can write a poem like you
It goes without saying
Love ya,
Liz
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2 posted 12-18-1999 12:23 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Geez, what a guy! He's lucky she put up with him for as long as she did! It's a three-word phrase that is not that hard to say and everyone deserves to hear it.   Anyway, Marge, well written.

 Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes


Marge Tindal
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3 posted 12-18-1999 12:28 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

Oh, goody !
I've been double ELIZABETH'ed !

Elizabeth 1 -
Glad you like it.
(See your e-mail.)
Love you.

Other Elizabeth -
Glad you enjoyed the read.
Yeah, it's so easy to say, I LOVE YOU.
Everyone should try it at least
three times a day.
Thanks.


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4 posted 12-18-1999 01:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another sad one. Some people don't realize how important it is to hear those three words. But most people who can't say it still feel it. I guess that's the most important thing! Another great poem, Marge!

 Denise


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Denise -

If someone feels love ...
they need to share it.
No mindreader's in the room !
Life is full of
coulda',shoulda', woulda's isn't it?

Thanks for your thoughts.
~*Marge*~


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6 posted 12-18-1999 01:56 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Marge,
I have the feeling you've been inspired
And who ever it is, I do admire.
Your poetry of late could not be better.
*L*Sy
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Sweet Seymour -

I am inspired everyday
by a lovely parlay
of poets sharing
and of love wearing
a softer look
when one looks my way.

Thank you for your observations.
Quite a seer you may be.
Actually, I think I may have
a crush on my little muse !
And God knows he's here all the time !

*G* ~*Marge*~


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8 posted 12-18-1999 08:37 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I agree - three essential words...'must write poem'...oops - wrong ones!
Seriously though, another great poem...

K
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It goes without saying that this is pretty darned good.....
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Severn -
You are a rascal of tease.
Thanks for the read and the smile.
You been seeing my muse on the side?
*g* ~Marge~

Nan -
Thank you for your like of this one.
Means a lot to me.
~*Marge*~


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Okay Marge
You got me dying
To know your muse
These poems inspiring
The only thing
I have to say
Is could he send
Some inspiration my way?
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Hoot -

The muse
I use
is no recluse,
he lives within my heart.
He comes
he goes
but mostly
he inspires.

He shows me
what I cannot see,
just by shining
friends thoughts
back on me.

He thinks,
he winks,
but he
never blinks.

He said that he
would really be
very glad to
visit with thee.
However,
his heart belongs
to little ole' me.

So if you see
my little muse
take his thoughts
and make quick use.
He's promised
that he will return
when your midnight
oil is burned.


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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I find it so hard to understand why it is hard for anyone to say "I love you"
When I love, I cannot say it enough...
Great piece Marge!!

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
Shannon


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Pepper -

For the life of me
I'd have to agree.
The words only
number three.

I LOVE YOU
I LOVE YOU
I LOVE YOU
So easy to say
even when
we may have been hurt
time and again.

I implore anyone
to say them aloud ...
then share with another
to bring sun to their cloud.

No matter how often given,
they are the words of the sage ...
Little I love you's written
all over the page.



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


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I'd happpily
Await his call
Seeking inspiration,
That is all
I've seemed to lost
My will to write
I've no muse, No words,
No thoughts, No light
So send him on
Along my way
I'll borrow him
For just one day
Then send him on
Right back to you
For I know
His heart is true


Marge Tindal
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Hoot -

Do you see what he has done?
He's already come your way.
He brings lovely thoughts
for you to pen
on this very day.

He's a menacing little rascal,
when you want to rest ...
but when he visits get ready,
to pen your very best.

That's what he expects,
it's simply how he's built.
My visiting muse will know
when it's time to return to my quill.

Enjoy the verse he brings
share it with me on break of day.
I cannot wait to see
the verse he'll have you say.

He'll come to you
in slumber deep ...
he'll send you rising
to your feet.

With pen in hand
you must make time ..
for he does not tarry
with his rhyme.

Open up,
let him in ...
he'll leave when you are done.
Do not be surprised to see,
outside, the rising sun.

Good luck girl.
Remember you asked.
The merry muse
comes in with task.

~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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oh my
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