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Little Donkey Serenade

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Marge Tindal
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Little Donkey Serenade
~*Marge Tindal*~

Read me now
this open book
Laying before you
just one look
Among the pages
of my past
Reality tells
if the vision lasts
On the shelf
of self
to remain
Unopened pages
of the same
Feelings that you've
no doubt read
Written better
in my head
Laying now
in sweet repose
Just a heap
of goodness knows
Nothing here
but tattered pages
Dog-eared, torn
and left for sages
Nevermore the raven said
with a nod from
death's first bed
Among the coats
of gabardine
seldom worn
seldom seen
Caring not if I enjoy
I'm but a ragged
tag-eared toy
Fur no longer
held in place
Scrubbed me bare
with fond embrace
Lying now
in parlor chest
knowing that I
stood the test
The test of time
within this rhyme
Nevermore
will I be thine
Nevermore
will you hug me tight
Outgrown such need
in grown-up night
Donkey serenade is done
Packed away
for future son



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Nan
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I really hope this is your very own donkey and not your kids'... hehe...

I still had my "shaggy dog".. but my daughter stole it... She's still got it though... I guess it worked for the "future daughter".. eh???...

I love this one, Marge..

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Nan~
Thank you for 'loving' it.

Today my son and I were going through some things of his ... there was his little donkey, tucked away so lovingly.
He got it when he was four years old and finally put it away when he went off to college.
The little thing is almost bare from the caresses of a child in slumber.

He's getting married next month and so tenderly put it back in his cedar chest for that first son to cuddle when he comes.
Teary-eyed this mom could only hug him and smile.
~*Marge*~


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Marge~

So sweet and brings back memories!!  I used to have a teddy bear....took him everywhere...wore off the material on the feet and hands so my mom patched him up for me.  Still have him to this day...he outlasted her even.  Thanks for helping me to remember.  This was a touching piece.  Just wonderful!  

LW
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Well, your son did the right thing, Marge. When you get married, it's time to kiss your donkey goodbye!!!
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LoneWolf~
Thanks, hon.  It's a memory shaker alright !

Balladeer~
And some of us just
MARRY THE JACKASS !
~*Marge*~


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Oh Marge, what a treasure...both your poem and your son's cherished companion. My eight year old Sam still sleeps with "Piggy," his raggedy pal since he was two. Loved this one!

~ Claire  

 Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

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was it a steiff donkey cuz ill give yuh buck fifty for it yuh i think thats what they are worth yuh buck fifty i'll pay...great poem
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Claire~
That's so sweet ... so pleased you enjoyed.
It's a tender moment for sure.

Walt~
No ... It was a soft donkey .. not stiff !
But it was gray when it had all it's fur.
Glad you liked ... thanks for playing
THE PRICE IS RIGHT !
~*Marge*~



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I loved this, and your comment to Balladeer was wonderful! It was such an original piece, I couldn't wait to read it when I saw the title.

 Kathleen
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Awwww, this is an adorable poem.....I still sleep with a puppy soft toy that I got when I was two! Love this poem! And my stuffed puppy!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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hehe not stiff but steiff its a brand kinda like beany babies they gotta tag in their ears says steiff and they are worth way lots cuz they old i once found a steiff oselot thats kinda like a dunno leapord at a garage sale paid dollar for it sold it at my grannies shop for 150 dollars o yuh end of lesson  
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Absolutely love this poem.  I miss my floppy eared bunny.

~Lorraine
                  
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This is a wonderful poem Marge!  Makes me want to get out my daughter's blankey and bury my face in its dusty memory.  Thanks for sharing such a treasure...
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Ah that was excellent cute with some dark undertones,  
"Nevermore the raven said
with a nod from
death's first bed
Among the coats
of gabardine
seldom worn
seldom seen"
A donkey that talks like Edgar Allen Poe...
that is scary.
Great poem, and I am not telling what my childhood toy was.


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"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
Douglas Adams.

Small Black Flowers That Grow In The Sky

"You have your very own number
They dress your cage in its nature
Once you roared now you just grunt lame
Pace around pathetic pound games

Wanna get out won't miss you sensaround
To carry your own dead to swing your tyre tricks
Wanna get out here you're bred dead quick
For the outside,
The small black flowers that grow in the sky

They drag sticks along your walls
Harvest your ovaries dead mothers crawl
Here comes warden, Christ, temple, elder
Environment not yours you see through it all

Wanna get out won't miss you sensaround
To carry your own dead to swing your tyre tricks
Wanna get out here you're bred dead quick
For the outside,
The small black flowers that grow in the sky

Here chewing your tail is joy"

Richey Edwards

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A very happy and joyful poem, great job Marge, it kind of took some courage to a piece like this and I admire it.

 Nathan
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Kathleen
Thank you.  It flew to the page.
So very, very glad you liked.

Lil' Lizzie~
Awwww !  I'm especially glad that you like it.  Now you'll always remember David's little donkey along with your stuffed puppy.

Walt~
LOL !  I know - I was 'pulling your leg' !
Truth ?  I called my son .. it IS a Steiff.
He says, "Not at any price."  
(but I know him .. he'll be scouraging at the garage sales)

Lorraine~
Thank you.  Bet your 'floppy-eared bunny' misses you too !

Martie~
The cedar chest of memories holds many treasures.
HUGS my loving friend.

BrianM~
It flew to the page in two minutes flat !
So ... go with the flow of Poe !

I guess (afterthought) that
'death's first bed' is the giving up of youth?
Still mystified by the 'coats of gabardine' myself ... that's the fabric of choice of the marvelous muse who layed this one in my inkwell.

Nate~
Thank you, darlin'
Don't know about 'courage' ...
but it flew with rapidity and seemed to have a mind of it's own>
Glad you enjoyed it.
~*Marge*~


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