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Marge Tindal
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Start Where You Are
~*Marge Tindal*~



Do not be tempted to jump,
when reaching for that star.
To get where you're going
you've got to start where you are.

You've got to start where you are
to know where you've been.
Sometimes back-tracking
to take it all in.

No shortcut is longer
than one fraught with tears.
Take it one step at a time
and your goals will be near.

Remember to take the time
to smell roses on the way,
skip a little rope,
glean a little hope
and soon
you'll hold the star rays.


  



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

© Copyright 2000 Marge Tindal - All Rights Reserved
Eloise
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1 posted 02-20-2000 01:50 AM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

What a lovely poem Marge.  Sometimes we have to walk through the dark to find the light.
devina
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2 posted 02-20-2000 02:09 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This is definantly a Chin-up poem...I like your style woman!!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Brent Hotchkin
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3 posted 02-20-2000 05:49 AM       View Profile for Brent Hotchkin   Email Brent Hotchkin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brent Hotchkin

Thanks for the smile marge. I realy liked this poem.
tracie66
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4 posted 02-20-2000 06:46 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

lovely poem Marge as always   tracie
hoot_owl_rn
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5 posted 02-20-2000 09:35 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

You shine my friend  
sonjes
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6 posted 02-20-2000 09:40 AM       View Profile for sonjes   Email sonjes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sonjes

What wonderful advice.  I know that sometimes I forget that in order to get where I want to go, I have to take it a step at a time and have a little fun on the journey.  Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful poem!
CMGrimm
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7 posted 02-20-2000 09:43 AM       View Profile for CMGrimm   Email CMGrimm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CMGrimm

"You've got to start where you are
to know where you've been."

Very good advice.  

Chris


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

[This message has been edited by CMGrimm (edited 02-20-2000).]
vandana
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8 posted 02-20-2000 10:36 AM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

Marge,I don't know what to say.Your poems are pleasure to read as always.And liked your poems.
Martie
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9 posted 02-20-2000 10:42 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

You speak the truth Marge, and in such a beautiful way.  
Elizabeth Santos
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10 posted 02-20-2000 10:43 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

So true. So true.
Marge, you make the truth of life and survival sound as easy as skipping rope.
What a joy.
Only Marge could pull that off
Liz
Rex Allen McCoy
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11 posted 02-20-2000 10:47 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Sorry Marge ... we cannot follow your advise

it makes too much sense

Rex}<{{{{o>
Pepper
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12 posted 02-20-2000 10:56 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Another wonderful piece Marge .....
Sound advice written with beauty ..
Lost Dreamer
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13 posted 02-20-2000 10:57 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Marge, To start where I am this moment responding to this wonderful poem, the only logical next step would be to go back and track all the other marvelous poetry you have graced this home of ours with. The roses that will envelop my journey filling it full of fragrance will delight me as much as your poetry. For each poet here has at least one fragrant masterpiece to delight one's senses.
Parker
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14 posted 02-20-2000 12:34 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Marge, a wiser poem was never read, thanks for sharing.

Parker
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15 posted 02-20-2000 02:04 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Wise and lovely, Marge!! *S*
Marge Tindal
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16 posted 02-20-2000 05:02 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

Eloise~
Thanks.  I'm glad you liked.

Devina~
Many thanks.  Like your style too ! !

Brent~
Thank you so much.

Tracie~
Thank you for the read and your comments.

Hoot~
You too, lady.

Sonjes~
Wow!  Thanks for all the WONDERFUL'S !

ChrisG~
You know I greatly appreciate your comments.

VanDana~
What a doll you are.  Thank you.

Martie~
Thank you, lady.

Elizabeth, my friend~
Oh, I like skipping rope.
Thank you my friend.

Rex~
LOL !  I liked your response.

Pepper~
Hey, gal.  Good to see you. Glad you liked.

Lost Dreamer~
My heart thanks you.
You are just the perfect friend.

Parker~
Thank you for your reply.

Suthern~
Your *Smile* means a lot.
Thank you.
~*Marge*~


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

poetFemmeFatale
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17 posted 02-20-2000 08:02 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Marge, you truly are a dear woman - one with a big heart, and so full of wisdom.  Thank you for sharing that  with us in such beautiful poetry....I really appreciate your understanding and kindness.  It does not go unnoticed.  You are a saint.  Thanks also for that heartfelt reply you gave me earlier, for it touched my old heart, and made me smile!  (such a critter...)  LOL
Marge Tindal
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18 posted 02-20-2000 08:13 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

Hey PoetFemme~
Glad you liked this one.
You're welcome for the response to yours.
I'm all about *SMILES*  
~*Marge*~


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

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19 posted 02-20-2000 09:15 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Can I call you "Mom"?   Thank you much, Marge.
Marge Tindal
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20 posted 02-20-2000 11:18 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

Serenity~
I once had been fooled into thinking
I'd received the ultimate response ....
NOPE .... THIS ONE IS SURELY IT !
Thank you, my child.
~*Mom*~


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

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21 posted 02-20-2000 11:31 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Marge, can I call you mom...OF MY CHILDREN????

               
spiked
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22 posted 02-20-2000 11:39 PM       View Profile for spiked   Email spiked   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for spiked

Inspiring.
Beautifuuly presented.
Thanks
Rich
Songbird
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23 posted 02-21-2000 12:29 AM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

What else can I say about this poem, except it is GREAT!
One Who Understands
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24 posted 02-21-2000 01:52 AM       View Profile for One Who Understands   Email One Who Understands   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for One Who Understands

Wonderful words of wisdom
 
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