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It Just Rolls On Forever

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Marge Tindal
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It Just Rolls On Forever
~*Marge Tindal*~

Sometime when you're lonely and you have no place to go
take my hand, take my hand and walk with me
I will lead you across this heartland, where the soft, soft breezes blow
from the hillsides of Kentucky to the windblown caves of Idaho

Through the beautiful land of Arizona, down the banks of Carolina
North and South the roots that bring us home, serving to remind you
We will set our feet on  red, red Georgia clay
fragrant sweet with magnolia where homespun breezes softly play

Follow the Suwannee flowing south, to the Florida everglades
Where the ghost of Osceola, stands Cypress knee-deep in history
Edge the shorelines of sweet Alabama, rolling with the Tide
Take a tour of Rock and Roll fame on the streets of Tennessee

Stroll the open fields of Virginia, where you can hear them say
Sister state of West 'By God' Virginia, USA

Maine upon the water, a lobster in every pot
Old Vermont of forget-me-not in history made that day
New Hampshire boasts of fishing ports along the Dover bank
Massachusetts holds such history of our days of old
Rhode Island tucked right in along the Atlantic shore

Turn right at the corner where you can hear them say
"What did Delaware, boys ?"... each and every day

Washington, DC ... small enough stamp to lick
Then you'll find Connecticut - proudly on display
Maryland, O' Maryland sung with pride once more
We'll travel Pennsylvania our where pride sits on historic bay
The turnpikes of New Jersey all along the way

In New York ... catch a show or two just off old Broadway
Take in the country side of Ohio, softly on display
Where the ghost of Woody Hayes still runs up the score
Over to the farmland spread with Wisconsin cheese abounding
Michigan, my Michigan the wildlife still astounding

Westward to the plains of Kansas and the hills of Oklahoma
where winds repeat in joyous treat of times gone swiftly by
Where Nebraska wends so easily on paths of times in passing
To the South Dakota byways into North Dakota not so far away

Westward into Montana as the sage brush rolls along
Jumping into Washington State as the ice is on the floe
Stately lighthouses keeping watch out across the bay
Through Oregon trails of olden times, history left it's mark

Following goldrushed days into California
It only stands to reason thatNevada would be the next sight
gotta spend the glitter found in those Hollywood lights

Utah is mighty pretty at the end of a perfect day
In the roaming of Wyoming a cowpoke could find a home
Those Colorado peaks glow with such appeal
New Mexico where they still have lots of zeal

Right on down to Texas, where they tell it like it is
except to make it bigger ... lots of times more than it is

Into Louisiana where the Cajuns start to sway
Banjo sitting on my knee, I begin to play
Up into Arkansas along the trails of yesterday
Slipping down the Mississippi on steamboat memories
Stop in old Missouri for a foot-stomping good ole time

Trip into Illinois where history is abundant
Indiana greets the morning fair in smiles along the way
On the lakes of Minnesota where we slowly begin to unwind
Iowa on the way - now we've not long to stay

Oh please wait my friend ... for we've further yet to go
Across the blue of ocean to Hawaii the land of flowering dreams
That still leaves Alaska where history is being made today

All across this heartland - friends in sweet accord
Take my hand, take my hand and walk my way
Home Sweet Home ... Home Sweet Home
The Good Old USA


Midi Sequenced by Don Carroll




~*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 Kit McCallum (edited 07-04-2001).]

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You had absolutely nothing to do today, right?  This is absolutely .... wonderfully ... MARGE!

Brava!
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AMEN



holding my breath



GOOD OLD USA INDEED




to you Marge

Titia


A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
Feel free to use the pictures on my website. http://communities.msn.com/Titiasplace&naventryid=100

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YOU ARE SOOOO COOL!!!
ONLY YOU could have come up with this...
CLEVER CLEVER CLEVER
and Id walk with you anywhere!!!
great write fo pride Margie!!!

We're all feeding our lonely like it might go away,
Like the doors of heaven will swing wide open if we just find the right words to say.
~E. McCain

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Wow!!  Marge..this is Margelous...so clever and..now, we just need the music and the video and watch out HBO!!!
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THIS IS AWESOME!


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only you, Marge....only you  
Kit McCallum
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Applause!!!  

Fabulous Marge ... what a wonderful journey you've taken us on from coast to coast and beyond!  An excellent write my friend, truly excellent!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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Karilea~
I thank you most kindly.

Titia~
So pleased you enjoyed a tour of this great land of ours.

JanetMarie~
It was simply a challenge I gave myself.
Pleased to walk with you anytime, my friend.

Martie~
Awwwww !
Hope you could hear the music ... it's awesome.
*Hugs*

Lisa~
Thank you so much.

Balladeer~
*Hugs*

Kit~
From 'sea to shining sea' ... and then across it.
Thank you, friend.
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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9 posted 07-01-2001 11:16 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Marge:  This is absolutely tremendous!!!!
I loved every mile and thanks for including the "windblown caves of Idaho". What a talent you have!

Betty Lou Hebert

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Lots of pride showing...strut you peacock you!!! and you'd think that Louisiana would have had my favorite line, but nope, it was Florida:

"stands Cypress knee-deep in history"

Beautiful--and um, I've encountered ALOT of people who've had no idea what a "cypress knee" IS...go ahead on, and wave that flag, Marge!!! (um, perhaps a repost this 4th of July of a favorite of mine? hmmm?   )
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you've done it again!  how neat, I love to read your writing, you are teaching me a thing or two or three!  Have a good one!
Cindi

God is our inspiration

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Marge-
   hmmmmm...this is really great, but
   i believe you may have overlooked
   one VERY important state...hmmmm...
   ya know which one i'm talkin' about,
   my friend?  

   *whispering to self*  hmmmmm...i wonder
   if there is a hidden message in the
   fact that she left out that one state
   in particular....could it be so?
   must ponder this one awhile...LOL

   ok...i'll be nice now...this truly is
   an incredible write, my friend...even
   with the absense of the most important
   state in the country...

   Awesome job!    I LOVE IT!!!  
   I REALLY, REALLY DO!!!!!!  

   love and great big ARIZONA hugs,
   ~vicky...(your friend from...ARIZONA!  )
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Marge-
   hey...i think i figured it out!!  
   you must have excluded this beautiful
   state of mine...ARIZONA because
   you're planning to write a seperate
   poem especially for ARIZONA..
   that's so sweet of you...   LOL

   Again...I REALLY DO LOVE THIS, MY FRIEND!  

   love and hugs,
   ~vicky (your occasionally
           obnoxious friend..LOL)



"...until you have read the verse on his
heart, you have not truely met the poet."
-vlraynes


[This message has been edited by vlraynes (edited 07-01-2001).]

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BettyLou~
I was so intrigued by your wind-caves of Idaho ...
how could I not use them ?
Fascinating !
Thank you so much ... it was a sheer pleasure to do this poem ...
it was like taking a vacation and never leaving home.
*Hugs*

Serenity~
And you KNOW I enjoyed your reply.
As I told you in my e-mail ...
I almost took that out ... but gut told me it belonged.
I'm such a happy poet right now ! !
THANK YOU WITH HUGS !

And that 'favorite' would be ?

Cindi~
Thank you so much.
To share thoughts with another is certainly my delight.
I am pleased to 'teach' ... and to learn.
*Hugs*

Vicky~
Yeah ... I caught the mistake too.
BUT ... I can't EDIT anything on here
without getting kicked to kingdom come and back again.
The FIRST Virginia should read -
Through the beautiful land of Arizona -
Now if some sweet moderator-type person
wants to EDIT it for me .... I'll send her the password.
I sorry !  Me hate boo-boo's.
I go to me room now.
Of all the states to boo-boo on ... LOL !
~*Marge*~

~*Marge*~

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Marge-
   Ok...you've been very good and you've
   corrected your wrong-doing, so you may
   come out of your room...LOL  
   YOU'RE JUST TOO CUTE!!!  
   I should have known that you wouldn't
   have left out such a special state..LOL.

   LOVE YOU, MY FRIEND...AND LOVE THIS POEM!!  

   huge hugs,
   ~vicky

"...until you have read the verse on his
heart, you have not truely met the poet."
-vlraynes


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So clever, Marge! Now it's my turn to say that you do your country proud!~

Take care,
Melissa~
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Well you know I am not American, but sometimes I feel like one as all my friends are there (including you!), so I take a lot of pride in knowing all of you.  With this association, I have a great deal of respect for Americans, and the good old U.S.A.  You certainly have done your patriotic duties here Marge, and of this you should feel extremely proud, 'cause I am sure busting out of my corset 'bout now so dern proud of ya.  
Happy 4th of July America!  

A great poem Marge to be extremely proud of.

If I have made you smile today, then I have done my job!    ~* Mysteria *~

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Melissa~
Thank you ... it is a proud country !

Mysteria~
Thank you, my friend of boundless borders~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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OH,...I forgot got give you a "Canadian Hug" for the 4th of July, so consider yourself hugged!

If I have made you smile today, then I have done my job!    ~* Mysteria *~

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At first I thought this was about the Mississippi ... God Bless America, and your writing, Marge.
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Mysteria~
You know me ... never resisted a *Hug*

InterLoper~
That too !
Thank you ... kind of thought you might like it.

Happy 4th to all !
~*Marge*~


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I've always wanted to visit every state... but like so many wants and wishes, craving and fulfillment are worlds apart. *G* So thank you very much for taking me on this poetic visit... great job!!!!
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SuthernGal~
I am so pleased to have taken you on this visit.
It's been an adventure to say the least.
Great way to share.
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Bumping this up a bit. Loved it. "late"
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