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Marge Tindal
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Chasing A Thought
~*Marge Tindal*~

I chased a thought around the room.
I couldn't even catch it.
If it should happen to come your way,
please try hard to fetch it.

Elusive little thing,
gone as quickly as it came.
I'll never have another
that has the same refrain.

That rascal little thought,
no longer with me does dwell.
I hope it found it's way
adding color to your inkwell.

It was such a lovely thought
that fell from my lips at morn.
Perhaps from within your inkwell
a new poem will be born.

If perchance you should find it
running 'round in your mind,
put it quickly on the page
so it can't escape a rhyme.

Should you find that you can't use it,
tell it to come home.
I'm just so sure it was a thought
that nevermore should roam.




 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Oh, those thoughts that run away
I've had so many I can't even say
one minute their there the next all gone
running around the streets from dusk to dawn.
Where do they go, who do they see,
how many others do they inspire besides me.
That writing pad is needed within hand
so that the thoughts have a place to land
before they happen to glimse the door
leaving us to ponder the thought we long for.

Excellent poem, been there, done that so many times.
Danny Holloway
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2 posted 02-16-2000 11:07 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

I have found that sometimes it's better not to chase "a thought".  Instead, I sit quietly in a dark room with eyes closed, and that little rascal gently settles in the forefront of my mind, along with its own rhyme.
Enjoyed your poem!
DH
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3 posted 02-16-2000 12:21 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Call it home Marge...just close your eyes and concentrate!!! Well done poet!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
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I've been there more than I'd like! Excellent, Marge, as always!!  

Gloria- Way to go girl! Look at you rhyme!

Denise
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LostDreamer~
GREAT RESPONSE !
I don't lose many ... but even one would be a loss indeed.

Danny~
I'm glad you like it.
I usually lasso mine into a song and then sing it all day ... until I get the chance to pen it.
But, sometimes ..... one little thought slips out a side-door when I'm not looking and then I do 'relax' it back.
Thanks for liking.

Devina~
I wish I may ...
I wish I might.
Thanks little one.

Denise~
Oh, yeah ... like how many more do you need?
DUH !  Great poetess of verses plenty !
LOL ~  
You are just such a super person, Denise.
What a delightful face to see back in here full-time !  YEA !
~*Marge*~


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liked this....I know just what you mean...and lol loved lost dreamers response...if would be nice though....if all the writers word a writing pad round their neck....you would know another thought catcher at a glance
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Oh, Marge... I love this!!!! *G* If you happen to round up any of mine while you're chasing yours, please send them home! LOL. My head's just full of empty space, so they'll be comfy... and I'll take good care of them. *G* Thanks for the grins!!
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8 posted 02-16-2000 03:00 PM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs

Marge,  nice one. . .

I too have watched good thoughts depart
And not return, it breaks my heart
For me a thought leash was in order
I bought myself a tape recorder

fh
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Your thoughts are so wondrous Marge that if I were to find yours I would keep it, soft and safe in a drawer, next to your smile.
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Oh, what had little Margie wrought?
Could it have been a little thought?
The glimmer of some new refrain
That nestled somewhere in her brain?
Some mustard seed of melancholy,
tiny spark of foolish folly,
Poised to brightly germinate
Into something truly great?
And then, in blinking of an eye,
It saw its chance and bade goodbye
Then hit the road and headed south
To where I caught it in my mouth
And held it gently in my cheeks,
Suckled it for many weeks
Then swallowed it and let it spread
Within my body, toe to head,
So it's not lost, dear Margie. See?
Your thought is deep inside of me.
Marge Tindal
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Corazon~
'Thought-catchers' ... I like that.
And if you got hold of one that wasn't worth a peawinkle durn ... you could turn it over to the 'dog-catcher.'
Thanks, gal.

Suthern~
I promise !
Thanks for the grin !

FredHobbs~

Did that once and don't you know
the batteries died along with the thought.
But it should teach me
that I ought
to buy that marching bunny kind.
But if I was that smart ...
it wouldn't slip my mind.

Thanks for the read, Fred.

Martie~
Yeah, but you haven't seen the
ones that get away !  Could be a scary thought.  Hmmmmm !  Maybe they don't slip
away ... maybe the flee in fright !  
You are just the greatest !
What a wonderful thing to say. *blushing*

Balladeer~

Michael Mack, I just LOVE you !
I like your poetic response a whole bunch too.
You make my night.  
Want to go for double or nothing?
  
~*Marge*~



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There are so many thoughts I cannot hold on to
Because my head always spinns when I read a poem made by you
One thought that crossed my mind today
was the one I cannot say
Because I also did forget
So how can I say what I haven't said
Your poem did trigger on thought dear Marge
But this went just there through that arch
Now I left with only one
I love your poem....so now I'm done


 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

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Marge~ Mine fly around me, just as I'm trying to go to sleep! Fustrating little buggers eh?!   Great poem!   -SEA
Marge Tindal
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Helmut~
If any thought of yours comes my way,
I will keep it until YOU COME AND GET IT !
You are just some-kind-of-WONDERFUL !

SEA~
My flutter ALL day and ALL night !
Actually, I love it when they come at night.
I just get up and write them all no matter how long it takes.
I'm not worried about them gathering ...
but am sure one or two escape before I
can pen 'em.  Now that's frustrating !


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Hey, Marge! I always go for double but never for nothing!!!

Thank you, dear Marge!!!

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 02-16-2000).]
Marge Tindal
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Balladeer~
Double your pleasure.
Double my fun.
Nothing better
under the sun !
    


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Marge, your thought chasing ability elludes me.  Me, I have to chase, lasso, pummel, and any other means of force to reconcile holding onto my thoughts and get them to come out as well as you do.
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LOST: MY THOUGHT

Pretty little thing with lots of gentle blessings and hidden meanings.  Sometimes sharp witted and often a little agressive. Hard to describe because I really never got a good look at it.

If you should find MY THOUGHT please put it in a safe place for me to retrieve it.  If that isn't possible, (sometimes it likes to try to remain free.) Please give it a good home and put it to good use.

REWARD FOR FINDING AND USING:  POSTERITY


Thanks Marge for writing such a beautiful poem about something I'm sure we all can relate to.

Chris


 Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.
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