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Marge Tindal
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Ain't Nobody Home
~*Marge Tindal*~

Ain't nobody here
don't bother to knock
The porch chair now empty
got no reason to rock

Ain't nobody home
done up and gone away
Got no audience to the songs
she used to play

It used to be
not so very long ago
this place was full of merriment
then away it all did go

Mama she would sit
at the piano every evening
plunking out the tunes
her chest just a'heaving

She'd lead us in song
gospel and rock
Mama quit singing,
ticking of a wound-down clock

Ain't nobody home
the wreath withers on the door
nobody comes to call
nobody lives here anymore

Silent are the voices
that used to be my own
Mama gone - the family died
ain't nobody home





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1 posted 05-18-2000 08:44 AM       View Profile for 2dalimit   Email 2dalimit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2dalimit

Marge,
I read every thing you write. Your subjects are very vaired. You are extremely talented. I enjoy this type of deep thoughts. I lost my mom a little over a year ago and I still miss her.
Have a good day.
Melton C
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2 posted 05-18-2000 08:51 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

This is sad, Marge....sort of desolate and lonely. I can just see this empty house with that empty porch chair. It made a chill go up and down me. You could poeticize beautifully anything under the sun, awesome!

Love and hugs,
Your mentee,
Lil Lizzie


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Amazing what Mom can do for a family
When she's gone, we need only to visit our memories and everything else becomes dust covered and neglected ... unfortunately sometimes other family members with it

very sad Marge

Rex
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Melton~
Thank you so kindly for your comments.
Mom's can evoke the deepest feelings
in all of us ... missing them is so deeply
felt ... I miss mine also.

Lil' Lizzie~
It is sad but it's what I felt after hearing of a friend whose whole family has fallen apart since their mom passed on.
Hon .. hug your mom BIG TIME !
Love you.

Rex~
So true ... it does sometimes seem that mom's are the 'glue' that holds the family together ...  I have tried to portray the feelings of a friend in this one.
Trying to help him pull his family back together.
Thank you for your reply.
Love ya'
~*Marge*~



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5 posted 05-18-2000 03:30 PM       View Profile for CSwtThng   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CSwtThng

Marge this absolutely heartwrenching. Even though it brought tears to my eyes, I loved it.
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Marge, this poem really touched me. It reminds me of my own family, and I'm afraid of what will happen when my grandmother passes away...

Oh, but I like the Southern Dialict! It made me feel more at home!  



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SweetThing~
Yes, it tears at the heart ...
but it also is too true to ignore.
It seems to me that when my mother died,
I took the apron strings and made sure that my brother and sisters kept in touch.
It's so unfortunate when that doesn't happen.
Thank you so much for your comments.

LoveBug~
Hon, this southern heart also has that 'southern dialect' down.  It just so happens that when my friend was telling me about his family growing apart ... some of the phrases were memories that came from his telling.
He had just visited his old homesite and the memories flooded him to tears.  We've begun a search to reunite his family and try to pull them back into the circle they once shared.
Thank you, little LoveBug.
I wish your grandmother many more moons.
Love you
~*Marge*~




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Marge,

You hit home with this one.  Got me in the heart...so true, so very true.  My mom was the glue in my family, now that she is gone almost no one speaks.  Things are so different...sad to admit this, but I don't think it will ever be the same.  Great writing, my friend.

LW
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LoneWolf~
Hon, I hope you make the effort to bring the family back together ... sometimes all they need is a friendly prod from another heart.
It won't ever be the same ....
but don't give up trying to reach your family.
*HUGS*
~*Marge*~


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Wow Marge - Sure hit home with this one.  My Mom was a southern "belle" and everything fell apart when she died.  This whole poem rings so sadly true....You have sure captured the essence of such a loss.  Bonnie
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You're batting 1000 lately...this very thing happened after the parents were gone... perhaps with age, the younger siblings will know just how important it is to forgive... and forget...and remember that they still have each other...but only for a very short time...
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Marge, believe you touched a sensitive nerve in many of us with this poem.  Family memories long since passed.  Life sure flies by in a blink!
~~ain't bad poetry you's writen here!~~
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A real tear jerker, this.

Everything has to have it's season and then fade to dust. Very tight poem, marge!

Corinne
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~Marge,...this is a wonderful piece.  You are truly the sweetest little friend.  How lucky the ones around you are.    It's great what you are doing to try to help get your friend's family back together. *Take care.
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Marge I'm so sorry I missed reading this on the 18th as this really expressed how I felt about my grandma and the 18/5/00 was a year since her passing. made me sad to read but was well worth reading. thanks for sharing this with us Marge.
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BSC~
Hon, it is up to you to pull them back together ... as it is to all of us when family starts to disassemble. HUGS

Karilea~
You're right .. too short the time and
when it is gone .. we can't gather them back.
Thanks, hon.

Danny~
Glad it touched you.

Corinne~
Tears fall for those we fail to keep
within the family folds. We just need to reach out.

SpitFire~
Friends are supposed to help others - I try.
Thank you so much for your reply.
~*Marge*~


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Marge,

This is so powerful and true, and made me stop and think.  Oh, how important mothers are to us.  They are the heart of the family.  What's important, I think, is to grab hold to those things that moms teach and give those to our own children.  That way they live on forever.  
Very beautiful and touching.  You are so very talented Marge.

Lori

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I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean. Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens. Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance - I hope you dance.
song by LeeAnn Womack
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Lori~
I do thank you for your comments.
Yes, mothers are often the heartbeat of the family unit ... we all have an obligation to honor their teachings and pick up the family heartstrings and wind them tightly home.  In doing so, we have perpetuated the legacy that our mother's leave to us.
Appreciated your thoughts so much.
~*Marge*~


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