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The Message that Time Teaches

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Martie
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The message that time Teaches

The messenger is here
with my motherís voice
and my fatherís eyes
in my childrenís tears
and my loverís sigh

And says
listen to the message
that time teaches

Singing when your heart
is full
brings sweetness to your
voice

Holding the hand
of one
who walks along
the river
leads to the
appreciation of
little things

Listening to the message
of the sea
humbles
an overripe opinion

Embracing in love
sets a fire
that will not
be extinguished

Looking inward
for the teacher
calms the trembling
fingers
of your grasping
search

Laughter emptying
into your
troubled soup
sweetens the bitterness
and strengthens
all the essential
ingredients

The messenger is here
with my motherís voice
and my fatherís eyes
in my childrenís tears
and my loverís sigh

And says
listen to the message
that time teaches
© Copyright 2000 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 02-20-2000 11:22 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Martie, Your message sings to me, this is so beautiful, thanks for sharing this one.
Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 02-20-2000 11:28 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Universal truths in a beautiful song. Not many poets can do that.
Exquisite, Martie
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3 posted 02-20-2000 01:44 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Martie,

Time is something you have learned to be presious and valueable, and for what ever reason your wisdom has come to be this exspresses it very nicely, wonderful poem.

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4 posted 02-20-2000 01:56 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

You've listened well, Martie... your words are wise and beautiful!
Martie
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Every day has a lesson, you just have to look back and see them there, smiling maybe, or thumbing their nose.  Thank you for your thoughtful replies to this poem.
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I read your message loud and clear, Martie, and it's excellent.
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7 posted 02-20-2000 10:36 PM       View Profile for CMGrimm   Email CMGrimm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CMGrimm

Nice Message here Martie...thanks...

Chris

 Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.
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Martie~
Clearly a wonderful message for us all.
I love the way it sings your song.
Marvelous.
~*Marge*~


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