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My 'Other' Kid

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Marge Tindal
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My 'Other' Kid
~*Marge Tindal*~

I raised four children
of my own.
Now they really
are quite grown.

Just look what
I went and did !
I found myself
an 'other' kid !

Her name is Tara
She loves me in every way.
She moved right in
my heart to stay.

I found her on a hill in a little town,
soaking up the sun.
She fell in love with my little puppy.
Our friendship had begun.

We shared a day of laughter.
We shared a coke and ice cream.
I swear, that Little Tara,
was every mother's dream.

This young teen
from friendship's well has sprung.
I love it cause
she keeps me young.

We've been friends
for well over a year.
I find that Tara
has become so very dear.

Beautiful pieces of herself
she gladly shares with me.
I thank her mom and dad
for letting it be.

So on this day
set aside for others,
I'm glad she calls me
'Other Mother'.






 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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© Copyright 2000 Marge Tindal - All Rights Reserved
Kit McCallum
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1 posted 05-13-2000 10:09 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Oh Marge ... she's a lucky young girl to have found you too!  Wonderful poem ... I'm sure she'll love it!

Best wishes,
/Kit
REBECCA ALLYN
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2 posted 05-13-2000 10:14 AM       View Profile for REBECCA ALLYN   Email REBECCA ALLYN   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for REBECCA ALLYN

It sounds like you have a perfect friendship!
Excellent poem!!
You are both so lucky


LOTS of LUV,
Becky
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3 posted 05-13-2000 10:20 AM       View Profile for hsystems   Email hsystems   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hsystems's Home Page   View IP for hsystems

Marge, yep, I was right - "How Like a Rose" applies perfectly to you, my friend!  Thank you for sharing this wonderful relationship with us, in such a poetic way!


Troy

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Corinne
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4 posted 05-13-2000 10:38 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Marge,

you have enough love for a dozen kids.

Corinne
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A mother-daughter relationship is hard enough to establish with a biological link (As I know all too well), so it's always amazing to see situations like this. Consider yourself lucky!  

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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6 posted 05-13-2000 11:30 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is precious, Marge! How lucky you both are to have such a wonderful relationship with each other!

Denise
Marge Tindal
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7 posted 05-14-2000 09:37 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

Troy~
You are so wonderful !  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Corinne~
Well, I sure do love them !
The more the merrier !

LoveBug~
Sweetheart, I am a very lucky person to have many young ones to share my heart with.
Hug your Mom !  She'll love you for it.

Denise~
Thanks, Tara is precious and I do realize how important my role is in being her friend.
I'm so blessed that her parents are such kind and loving people to just let our friendship happen and flourish !
She's a true delight in my life.
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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8 posted 05-15-2000 08:57 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Marge, now I know why I love you so much: You are a wonderful, kind, special person. You are a blessing to everyone who knows you!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
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9 posted 05-15-2000 09:32 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Marge--

This was beautiful and so full of compassion. You and Tara are both indeed very lucky. You have a rare bond and should hold onto it. Through your poetry...I have come to know you. You have a heart the size of Texas and enough love for the world. You rock!!

Take care,
Amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
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10 posted 05-15-2000 12:20 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Marge~
     I know why she calls you her 'other mother'.  You are a mentor, friend, and wonderful inspiration to us all!  

Love Ya!~

 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
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Marge, the next time you take your little puppy for a walk on that hill, would you let me know so I can find an "Other Mother" too.
Lucky Tara to find a person such as you!
You must have a heart as big as an ocean!
I'm sure all your admirers here in Passions would like to swim in that ocean.
Sweet poem,
dh
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12 posted 05-15-2000 12:58 PM       View Profile for angelswing   Email angelswing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angelswing

That was truly beutiful and it had a great ring and catchy ending, it really toughed my heart . I am glad that the person in the poem (you ?) was able to re-live a fond memory of the past, I think this is one of the most important things to us all in keeping nice memorries at the front of our minds . Nice poem . One of your best .
L.of.L. Tom .


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That was truly beutiful and it had a great ring and catchy ending, it really toughed my heart . I am glad that the person in the poem (you ?) was able to re-live a fond memory of the past, I think this is one of the most important things to us all in keeping nice memorries at the front of our minds . Nice poem . One of your best .
L.of.L. Tom .


 Insanity is a perfectly normal responce to an abnormal world -R.D.Laing.-
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14 posted 05-15-2000 01:35 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

My daughter has another mother...and I am glad they have found each other...you can say things we can't!
Marge Tindal
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15 posted 05-15-2000 08:36 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

Lizzie, love~
I gotta admit - I graviate to every little heart I meet.  I wish you were here ... I'd give you the biggest hug !  *HUG*

Amy~
I thank you.  I just find it so easy to give love - and goodness knows it feels so good to know you've touched a life.
I get more than I give.

TerryW~
Tara has paid me a wonderful compliment with her chosen nickname for me.  Thank you for your kind thoughts.

Danny~
COME ON DOWN !  My Toy Pomeranian and I go to the park every weekend .. she's a natural born flirt ... (too)!  

Tom~
Tara is 12 and is such a delight.
She writes poetry too.  She uses me for all her school projects ... we've always received an A+ so far. Tee-hee !

Sunshine~
Yes, I think you're right.  Her parents realize that we've bonded and they know I've got her best interests at heart.  
I've always told Tara that she can tell me whatever she wants ... if I think it's something her parents should know ... I'll tell her first and give her an opportunity to tell them first.
Such a cute story happened ... she wrote and told me she needed to tell me something ... but, would I tell her parents ... I reminded her of our agreement .... she then told me she found cigarettes in her mom's purse and her mom had told them she'd quit smoking ... I suggested she tell her mom ... she did.
Mom now wears the 'patch'.  And Tara takes full credit for 'monitoring' her.
So cute !
I'm glad you share your daughter with an 'other mom' ...
~*Marge*~





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

Marina
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16 posted 05-15-2000 09:31 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Marge, simply wonderful and inspiring. When it comes to friendship age has nothing to do with it.  We can always learn from others.  I do know who is more lucky here...you or she.  I truly enjoyed this poem.

Marina
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