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Local Rebel
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50 posted 04-25-2006 12:54 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

I hope you'll be reading this thread soon Martie...

We love you!  
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thinking of you martie and taylor
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52 posted 04-25-2006 02:51 AM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes

All my love to you, Martie...

Please get well soon...
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53 posted 04-25-2006 03:47 AM       View Profile for Kellie_Cantrell   Email Kellie_Cantrell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellie_Cantrell

My prayers are with Martie and her family. God is good.
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55 posted 04-25-2006 05:58 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Martie, I just got to this site. So sorry to hear about your problem. Please know we are all with you and  are sending best wishes along with prayers and lighted candles.  Be well soon. sincerely, martyjo
ice
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56 posted 04-25-2006 08:10 AM       View Profile for ice   Email ice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ice

­The flower lady has seen these before,
"Imperfections" if that be the right word,
To personify as evil, natures mars.

From distance, I ask
What worlds come to view
In the dim of human coma?

Are Scenes the same as seen
By tulip petal flaws, as bumps
That dwell in vaults, beneath locks?

Only possessors
Of these blemishes,
Can know for sure.

She has been there before,
In that place awake, asking
Flowers to hear her prayers
Connecting flesh to fiber
Seeing all as inseparate
Knowing that the petals
Will say a mantra back.

Now we, by lack of other ways
Use means of words, dot the I's
And cross the t's to join
The flowers in poetic prayers,
For her return, to us and they.



­­
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57 posted 04-25-2006 08:14 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


For her return, to us and they.

~*~

Thank you, Ford.

I have called the hospital [too early to be connected to her room] but did confirm she is still there.  I then left a message on Taylor's phone.  I'm sure he is either resting, or in a location where he is not allowed to use his cellphone.  

As soon as I know something more, I will be here to update each and every one of you.  Thank you for the emails, for contacting those who may not yet have seen announcements, etc.  

Martie and Taylor will benefit from all of your thoughts, and prayers.  

Warm hugs to all...

K

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58 posted 04-25-2006 08:18 AM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

add my prayers for Martie and her family...

And so it those we live with
and should know who elude us
But we can still love them
we can love completely
without complete understanding

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The Rain Must Fall

The tears of angels
fall down to earth with prayers
and then comes the sun

~
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60 posted 04-25-2006 09:03 AM       View Profile for poettothecars   Email poettothecars   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit poettothecars's Home Page   View IP for poettothecars

still loving, still crying
just waiting, another morning to come
for were was ascertain
a cover over truth
this was love at its highest

another rest, another night
a sentence made to be free
where was spirit, heart stood in step
foundations laid, amour cemented to being

meaning what, much to care in ways forth
rambles of a poet, malcontent to live
life - she was all there was,
God darn it , live

know your mercy was in good hands
this creativity, heaven was to want
holy spirit within, a voice to speak
whisper sweet nothings - nothing more to give




a poet who cares
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61 posted 04-25-2006 12:15 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress



I believe in the sun
even when it's not shining.
I believe in love even
when not feeling it.
I believe in God
...even when He is silent

Faith can move mountains,
love unbreaks the shattered glass;
believe with all your heart, my friend,
and watch the shadows pass.
Everything will be all right.

~The prayers continue~
StevenS
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62 posted 04-25-2006 12:24 PM       View Profile for StevenS   Email StevenS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for StevenS

Hearts In California

Today our hearts are in California,
our minds are upon our friend.
As we pray in our feeble way,
for her ailing body to mend.

Please grant her the healing Lord,
that she has gave to others,
broken hearts of sons of daughters,
broken hearts of sisters brothers,
broken hearts of fathers,
and broken hearts of mothers.

All these she has sought,
to touch with a gentle word.
Heal her broken body Lord,
let the request of those grateful hearts be heard.

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63 posted 04-25-2006 01:11 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade



Healing Prayers
luv, Chris
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64 posted 04-25-2006 01:18 PM       View Profile for XOx Uriah xOX   Email XOx Uriah xOX   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for XOx Uriah xOX

Heavenly Father,
You know us better than we know ourselves.
For YOU are the Life within us
and it is in YOU that we live and move and have our being.
I was raised in the belief that prayer is the
most powerful form of hand-to-hand combat.
I was taught that the shortest distance between
a problem and a solution is the distance between
our knees and the floor.
These teachings have proven to be true.
Time after time you have shown your mercy.
I have learned that there is never a moment,
nor shall there ever be an iota of a moment,
when we are not completely in your mercy and grace.
Your mercy endures forever.
I have witnessed your glory so many times that I have
learned there is no way for me to NOT witness your glory.
Every breath is a gift of your grace.
Every heartbeat is a gift of your precious grace.
We lay down...
We sleep...
We awake...
For YOU Lord sustain us.
You have brought me to a place in my life where
I cannot worry.
I know how little I know.
And my lack of understanding
can easily allow fears to arise.
But,  I DO know that there is NOTHING
that YOU do not know.
Every hair of my head is numbered.
A sparrow does not fall without you knowing.
A flower does not bloom beyond your sight.
I know, without the slightest doubt...
You work ALL things...according to Your purpose.
You work ALL things...according to Your good pleasure.
You have brought me to a place where Faith sends fear fleeing.
I cannot worry.
My heart cries for others to be brought to this place of Faith.
My heart cries for others to find this Rest and Perfect peace.
As I bow my head...in this place of surrender and trust...
My prayer is only an acknowledgement...
to myself and to You...
that my only prayer...
my only will...
is that
YOUR will be done.

It is a powerful prayer and one that I know will never fail.
In it...  I can be still....
and  KNOW that You are   GOD.
I cannot worry.
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65 posted 04-25-2006 01:18 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Here’s some bad news.

Cellular phone batteries have a short life span.  Thus the reason I wasn’t getting return calls from Taylor.

Here’s the good news!

Taylor reports Martie is doing very well, considering all of the tests that the neurosurgeons are putting on her.  She has been tested for stroke [nothing!] but the MRI does show a meningioma on the lining of her brain [just under the scalp] which is about 2 ˝” at the widest point.  She is on Decadron and Dilantin to keep any further swelling down and is, according to Taylor, about 90% improved.

The neurosurgeons haven’t reviewed the MRI from yesterday, but all indicators are that there is a high probability that the tumor is benign.

I talked to Martie, too…and boy, does she sound feisty!  Atta Girl, Martie!  We are ALL under the following instructions:

DO NOT WORRY!

She was overwhelmed when she realized that she was missed as I related to her the number of poets who have come in with their regards and prayers and told her the number of the messages so far.  She told me that the seizure left her back hurting a bit, and she is still a bit weak, and a tad dizzy, but she was assured by the doctors that all of this is normal.

She is very glad that she is being looked at by so many doctors…and being Looked After by so many Poets.

Martie and Taylor don’t know yet what plans the doctors will have for her – they may have her wait out the surgery until she is 100% improved, physically, from the seizure, which will mean a second trip to the hospital at a later date. However, it could be that what Martie knows at this moment will change later this afternoon.  I told her I would call and get another update from her this afternoon or early evening.

Her physician brother has been keeping close tabs on her as well.

She wants everyone to know she appreciates all of the love and support she has received from all of you, and cannot wait to read the poems left for her.  

It’s all positive at this point, my friends.  So keep your good thoughts coming.

Thank you!
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thanks for all the updates Karilea. a woman of incredible kindess and grace, and also of incredible strength. have complete faith in a swift recovery and can't wait to see her back

Martie.
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67 posted 04-25-2006 02:52 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

1:40 p.m. New Update:

From Taylor:

Surgeons and radiologists have determined that the meningioma is right above the optic nerve and all were very glad that the seizure brought it to their attention at this time, instead of the possibility of Martie having lost her sight.  The tumor is pushing about 3 inches into Martie’s brain, which acts like a finger to a wet sponge, and adapts itself accordingly.  This does not mean it is “in” the brain, but pushing “onto” the brain as it sits over the lining.

All of the surgeons are positive of good results for the surgery which will take place on Friday about mid-day.  It is approximately a 2-4 hour procedure.

Cards can be sent to

Kaiser Permanente
Attn:  Martha Ingebretsen
Room 630B
1526 N. Edgemont
Los Angeles, CA   90027

Again, Taylor cannot express his thanks for the virtual world of poets as they become real friends in this real life time situation.

For those of you who have been sending me emails, please know that I’m passing your love and well wishes on to Martie and Taylor as I can.


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68 posted 04-25-2006 03:38 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Oh, how absolutely wonderful!  TRUST Martie to be feisty!!!  Tell her it is easier said than done, not to worry!  But (talking for myself), I will try!

Does anyone know how many hours (including whatever Daylight Saving or Non-Daylight Saving) Los Angeles is behind GMT so that I can work out exactly what time it will be in South Africa when Martie goes in for her operation?

Lots of prayers and love and hugs and meeows and woofs, to you Martie from Owl, Tigger and Daisy.
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69 posted 04-25-2006 03:39 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Thankyou Karilea for the updates and info.
Love Ya !!!!
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My thoughts and prayers are with Martie and Taylor. I will be thinking of her during her surgery.

Thank you so much Sunshine, for all the information.  

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71 posted 04-25-2006 04:03 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Here you go, Owl...


http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Follow that link, and you will be able to pinpoint your time to Martie's.

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72 posted 04-25-2006 05:42 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Thanks for the updates, Karilea.
I am moving this weekend and will be offline after Saturday night for a week or so. I will continue to keep Martie in my thoughts, and will light a healing candle for her. I'm looking forward to a positive prognosis after Friday's surgery.
Hang in there flower gal Martie!
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Yes, thanks for the updates, Karilea. Hopeful news indeed.
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74 posted 04-25-2006 06:56 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

The updates are truly appreciated Karilea.

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~The prayers never cease~

Dear Martie~
We all shall be with you through this trying time.
You are such a beloved member of this Passion's family.
 
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