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With Gentle Hands

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Marge Tindal
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With Gentle Hands
~*Marge Tindal*~

My friend, Brian
says he can see just fine.
Quite an accomplishment
for a man who is blind.

He traces the lines on my face
with the eyes of his fingertips
He especially likes it when a smile
plays around my lips.

So softly he sees my laughter,
etched in dimpled cheek.
He says he sees the strength in my heart
and knows I'm not so weak.

He likes to stroke my hair
and says that it feels so real.
I laugh and tell him it comes in a bottle
and the label says L'Oreal !

The part that really gets to me
is when he says he knows
that I am surely an angel ...
for he can feel where my wings grow.

I think he is the angel
with sight beyond compare.
Brian, my friend of long-standing love,
your knowing eyes are open wide
with such tender-loving care.




 ~*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
Sven
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1 posted 05-17-2000 12:28 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Marge, this is wonderful. . .

Would that we could all "see" as Brian does. . . without sight. . .but with true sight. . . the sight of the soul. . .

Excellent poem, my friend. . .

-------------------------------------------------------------

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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2 posted 05-17-2000 12:29 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

oman this knocked me dead yuh very well done
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3 posted 05-17-2000 12:39 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

This poem is a treasure to be sure
as is your friendship with Brian
Thankyou for sharing this with us Marge

Rex
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4 posted 05-17-2000 01:34 AM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Not only can you sashay but your a scoundrel... Pretty cute one if I do say so myself. very chipper...

Marge Tindal
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Sven~
Thank you, my friend.
He is remarkable in his vision
and is a true friend of my heart.

Walt~
Thank you ... that means a lot to me.
It really does.

Rex~
Thanks so much.  Brian is a friend of mine
for eight years now ... he has taught me
to 'see' from within.  I treasure his outlook.  He will enjoy your comments.

Lucky~
My friend ... I'm almost always 'chipper'.
I think it likes me !  
Love ya'
~*Marge*~




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Marge....
Wonderful....words fall short.......
Such treasures we have in our friends.....who know us and love us without restraints or restrictions.
many blessings you have without my wishing them to you......it is a pleasure and a gift knowing you!

 Words are my medicine.
Read and live and love and heal!


Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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This is very tender, and very beautiful.  Tell your friend Brian for me, if you will, that his love and care is a rare commodity.  A wonderful and gentle thing.  Thank you for sharing this one.
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Treasured are those few who can see so deeply into the souls of others ... he has found his match in you dear Marge.  Wonderful poem!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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OK Marge(y) - like I said HOW do you do this? You're a marvel girl!

What a gift of a poem - sounds like he is a gift to you too...

Hugs
K
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Marge~
Bless you and Brian, this was a beautiful read. The blind do see, they see alot more than you and I.
This brought back the wonderful memories of my grandmothers two sisters who were blind and they would trace the outline of our faces and touch our hair and when i was little I said to one one day why do you do that and she answered so I can see you and even at a young age I understood what she meant.
Thanks Marge
Luv Tracie~


 Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


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This is a beautiful tribute, Marge.  Brian is fortunate indeed to be able to see you in a manner similar to how you see him - through the eyes of a loving heart.  

What a wonderful world it would be if we all could do the same. *S*


 
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Amazing poem
Almost as wonderful as you
Love
Liz
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Enotneicna~
The pleasures of the friendship are shared.
Thank you for such a sweet comment.

Rosemary~
Consider it done.  Thank you, my friend.

Kit~
Brian's friendship is certainly a treasure to this humble soul.  

Kamla~
My little butterfly friend ...
he is a gift to life.

Tracie~
How tender is your recall.
I'm glad that you remember that loving touch.
It is special.  Thank you for sharing.

Brandyn~
I think of just that ... what a wonderful
way to 'see' the world.  Thank you.

Elizabeth, my friend~
Awwwww !  You delight me.
Hugs from this heart.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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This is wonderful, Marge!! Just like Brian is! He can see so much more than people who DO have eyes, that's for sure! Actually, some people who do have eyes can't see past the end of their nose. Brian doesn't have that problem, he can see everything with his soul. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem!

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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I don't know who is luckier...Brian and his hands, or you, the recipient of his gifts...

regardless, your words are surely a boon to his soul...
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It is so true that sight is not the sole responsibility of the eyes alone, and Brain surely knows this well.  Your poem is an inspiration to look deeper, and beyond what the eyes can do.  As surely as your words have touched my soul, I will try to see more than my eyes will allow.  Thank you for the wonderful read.
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Marge...isn't it simply amazing that those who lack vision are blessed with far keener sigt than we who see 20/20? I absolutely love this poem for what it says in the words and even more, all the things it says between the lines  
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It seems that Brian 'sees' just fine!  

Denise
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Lil' Lizzie~
For one so youthful .. you have keen insight.
Thank you.

Sunshine~
Oh, not even close - I am the fortunate
one for this man's friendship.

WHBob~
If my words of admiration for my friend,
'touch' you ... he has lit another light.
Thank you so much.

Hoot~
Yes, my friend ... amazing says it all.  

Denise~
Yes, far more than I do at times.

*Brian has asked me to convey his appreciation to you all for your kind thoughts.
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Marge,

We should all be blessed to see the world as Brian has seen it.  For the true beauty and not the outer shell.  This was a great piece!!  I enjoyed it a lot!!  Best wishes to Brian!!  

LW
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Another beautiful job Marge. Who knows what you will see if you only look with your heart.
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Marge~
     (sigh)....It can't get much better than that, can it?  If only we could all see with the eyes of the heart and soul.  You are very lucky to have a friend like Brian.  To have someone so special, so close, so true of heart.....

Love Ya!~
{{HUGS}}


 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
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Would that we all would 'see' this way...the world would be a better place...tell Brian I said Hi!  
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Marge,

Brian is lucky that he can feel where your wings grow.  And I believe him that they're there.

Beautiful poem!

Sue
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