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Marge Tindal
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Black Wallpaper
~*Marge Tindal*~

Sometimes the colors on display
are carefree and bright
they just make my day

On other days I realize
there are tears that fall
from other eyes

Tears that I can choose to share
tending to another
with a little more care

Remembering from my recent past
times I had tears to shed
wiped dry by friends who will surely last

The kind of friend
I always hope to be
knowing if my friend's tears fall
sometimes they also fall for me

So hang my walls with paper
often carefree and bright
but let me also visit the room of a friend
who has black wallpaper to hang tonight






 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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1 posted 05-18-2000 11:57 PM       View Profile for CSwtThng   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CSwtThng

Great poem Marge. I can think of many times when I've been trapped in the room with black wallpaper. I'd be happy to wipe your tears anytime.
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2 posted 05-18-2000 11:57 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Hi Marge!
What a great poem - but I don't expect
less --)

netswan
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YOU MIGHT NEED SOME GLUE
AND I'D LIKE TO HELP YOU
I LOVE YOU
HUG YOU

Beautiful poem… a true friend can see in a dark room
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The kind of friend
I always hope to be
knowing if my friend's tears fall
sometimes they also fall for me

So hang my walls with paper
often carefree and bright
but let me also visit the room of a friend
who has black wallpaper to hang tonight
-------------

margie-girl I LOVE this poem
very cool poem indeed
and you indeed do define and personify
the meaning of friend!!
later-margie-gator
LOL at caffeine joke  
too much rasberry iced tea...
nectar of the gods *smile*
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5 posted 05-19-2000 01:25 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Marge, you are absolutely right! It is so important to be able to share a friend's sorrow. Shed tears with them. When my friends were hurting, I was always hurting right along with them...and they did the same. You express that so beautifully here. You are the most perfect, wonderful friend anyone could have...you understand and know so much. And your heart is huge beyond measuring. I love you.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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6 posted 05-19-2000 01:28 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

How about black with a smidgeon of Marge sunshine???   You always seem to light up my darkness dear...I'll always love ya for that!!! Touching poem girl!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...

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SweetThing~
What a wonderful reply.  Letting a friend share your tears is a true measure of friendship and love.

NetSwan~
Your replies are always appreciated.
Thank you so much.

Insect~
I could always use a 'glue pot holder'.
Thank you - I love you too.

JanetMarie~
Friends should always be a reflection of our hearts ... Thank you.

Lil' Lizzie~
My precious friend, you humble me with your sweet praise.  I hope I always live up to your heart thoughts.  
Thank you for being such a breath of fresh air in this lady's life.
I love you.

Devina~
My little friend - I like the very idea of a 'smidge' of Devina's smile !
Love you too, young lady.
~*Marge*~


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Beautiful colours of a rainbow,
Mixed together makes pure white,
Potions of joy, delights of a fun show,
Singing in unison, a happy sight.

Soul lays devoid, absence of hope and joy,
Tears filled eyelids, the time's never right,
Glances, irritated, red with grief, O boy!
Black the colour it is, in the absence of light...

Marge, the way you express life's moments are brilliantly painted in multicoloured strands in my heart...

Thanks for the beautiful poetry,
Regards,
Sudhir.

 Life is like a painting,
That in an art gallery is left hanging,
Though many come just to look at it,
A very few actually come to enjoy it.
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Sudhir~
Your poetic reply is lovely.
Thank you for the ever-so-kind comments.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Marge, Your tender heart just shines through in this one.  And I love the "black wallpaper" - what an apt description of pain. As always, another wonderful poem.  Bonnie
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Gripping title...wonderful sentiment...
too many of us here have spent time alike, but you, well, you know just how to get all feelings across, don't you?
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12 posted 05-20-2000 07:37 AM       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

BSC~
I do so appreciate your perceptions of what I try to pen.  Thank you.

Karilea~
Thank you for that great big compliment.
I can only write what I feel - for myself- and for the feelings of others.
Again, I appreciate you.
~*Marge*~



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And you do so graciously share others' tears
So loving and caring a spirit, lifted by Cherokee winds into the hearts of others
Love
Liz

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 05-20-2000).]
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Twas a sad poem, which truly brought tears to thy own eyes. Marge, you wrote a stunning poem! And reading the responses inspired by you...this really is a family of friends...

"sniffle"

^_^ LadySofia


 That time of year thou mayst in me behold, When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang, Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou see'st the twilight of such day, As after sunset fadeth in the west, Which by-and-by black night doth take away, Death's second self that seals up all in rest. In me thou see'st the glowing of such fire, That on the ashes of his youth doth lie, As the deathbed whereon it must expire, Consumed with that which it was nourished by. This thou perciev'st, which makes thy love more strong, To love that well which thou must leave ere long.
William Shakespeare


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Lizzie, my friend~
You know I try .. sometimes it's all I have to offer.  My spirit seems to fly where it is drawn - resting in the heart of a friend.
I LOVE YOU !

LadySofia~
This render was wretched from my heart, sent to lift another.  
We are a family of friends here for sure.
Thank you for your kind thoughts.


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Marge you can come around and decorate my house any time.   It is always nice to have someone there when the times are tough and to be able to return the favour. Well said, a fantastic poem.
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Brian~
Thank you for your thoughts and the invitation.  
Wallpapers-R-Us ...
Never too busy to help a friend.
I'm sure you'd be a great one to call on when needed.
~*Marge*~




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Wonderful you in this poem...and Marge I'm so glad you call me friend!
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Marge this says alot about you. There when needed no matter what, where, when or how. The many people who have you as a friend are very lucky indeed.
My luv Tracie~


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


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Martie~
Within this heart of friendship, I gladly hold you dear.  

Tracie~
Honey, I'm the lucky one .. when I get to sit in the heart of a friend.
Love to you all~
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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[This message has been edited by Marge Tindal (edited 05-21-2000).]
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Hi Marge,

Good Morning,,,

And here you are spreading your love to all who need it, and your pot of tears never runs dry, I admire you so for the never ending amount of love you have, you are a TRUE FRIEND in every sence of the word.

Love,  Cerenity
Marge Tindal
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Cerenity, my dear friend~
So sweet of you to think and sweeter of you to say.  I've missed you.  Thanks for the
e-mail answer .... just happy knowing you are okay.
Love you, sweet lady.
~*Marge*~


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Marge,
Once again, you have touch my soul. Great poem.
Melton
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24 posted 05-23-2000 06:49 AM       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

Melton~
To have 'touched your soul' is such a compliment to this poet.  I humbly thank you.
Sharing with others touches mine.
~*Marge*~


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