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This Little Light ...

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Marge Tindal
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This Little Light ...
~*Marge Tindal*~

Today I needed a light to shine
amid these troubled times
I found it in the hearts of children
deeply lit within hearts and minds

A smile that came from a child
who lost as much as I did, no doubt
Found a light to touch my wick
as I thought mine had gone out

Jacob, Kellie, Sarah and Bradley
were there with wings a'flapping
Offering me a light for my candle
when I felt my faith was lacking

So I take the love they offer
the prayers, the precious smiles
I'll share my light with all in need
across many a worldly mile


*Today I felt the need to be with the children of my mentoring group ...
They gave me more than enough joy to fill my bucket.
Jacob said, 'Ms. Marge, next time bring a smile !'
And I promised I would~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
                                   noles1@totcon.com            

© Copyright 2001 Marge Tindal - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 09-17-2001 07:57 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Oh marge! There ya did it again---I too found "hope" in the heart of a child! You are TOO GOOD!  
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2 posted 09-17-2001 08:04 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Marge,
You always know how to shine the light and
hold it so that we can see it too...and as
you know that light shines eternally in the
heart and soul of children.  Thank you for
this uplifting poem...to shine a little
light on us~
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We never shine brighter than when we shine for others. Thanks for reminding us that the healing will come as we lose ourselves in the needs of others around us. You're shining brighter than you think you are, Marge. (((HUGS)))
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4 posted 09-17-2001 09:12 PM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

Wonderful Marge.  You found the right place to go for joy. Joyce
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Marge-
   What better place to find comfort than
   in the innocence of a child.
   Thanks for sharing this, my friend.
   Love you,
   ~Vicky


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

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6 posted 09-17-2001 09:31 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

Beautiful poem my friend

Titia

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Well I think ya know I'm smiling now Marge!   And I think you went searching in the right place too, just spending time with the Children is inspirational and refreshing. Take care!

"Let me pierce the realm of glamour
So I know just what I am." ~ Van Morrison

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8 posted 09-17-2001 10:15 PM       View Profile for RSWells   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSWells

Bless the children and their refreshing innocence. It was a wise way to spend the day.
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Marge,

I love the graphic. Keep smiling!

~Laura~
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10 posted 09-17-2001 10:33 PM       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

Well, before I get another 'growl' ...
Jacob's dad let me know that Jacob
was not thrilled that I used a GIRL angel~
So just for my Jacob ...

THERE JACOB~
I LOVE YOU~

Thanks to each of you ...
Serenity~ ButterfliesDC~ Denise~ Joyce~
Vicky~ Titia~ RSWells~ ParisGrl~
And a special *Hug* to EagleOne .. you know why~
Thank you~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~



~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
                                   noles1@totcon.com            

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11 posted 09-17-2001 10:52 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

A child does indeed shed light but true brilliance comes from a Marge  
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I am so glad their little love light brightened your soul, and now you have brightened ours!  Oh, this was too, too special, bless them Marge for they truly are the light of this world aren't they?  Loved this.

~* If you want a rainbow, sometimes you just have to put up with a little rain *~

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Children are precious!

Oh, and hi, Jacob, Kellie, Sarah, and Bradley!  

God bless America, my home sweet home.

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Marge,  this was beautiful.  For all of you that don't know this.......I am the manager of a daycare and I work with children everyday. I do it because I love it and because I have also found the love and light in children.  Working with children is the most healing therapy for me.  With all of my "problems" going on right now,  No matter how down I am....when I go into work and I see the smile on a childs face and receive a hug from that one special child( yes I know....all children are special but there are a few that tug on your heartstrings a little more than others) anyway,  no matter how depressed, angry, or hurt I am feeling...one look into a childs eyes makes all the pain go away.  It really does.  Children are amazing that way.  They have nothing but love in their heart.  We could all learn alot from children.
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15 posted 09-18-2001 12:40 AM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

Marge,

Thanks for sharing this.....just the little smile I think we all needed, I know I did...


Lauren    


~~~



I keep my ideals,
because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people
are really good at heart.
Anne Frank


[This message has been edited by Greeneyes (edited 09-18-2001).]

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A lovely little story as usual Marge. What a wonderful way to spend a sad day but with children.

Dee

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17 posted 09-18-2001 06:41 AM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

~A smile that came from a child
who lost as much as I did, no doubt
Found a light to touch my wick
as I thought mine had gone out~

Thank to these children, that always offer a smile to ignite light of love from within.

You have beautiful children around you 'Ms. Marge.

((hugs))
Charisma
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LOL - Marge, I hope you don't mind - I enjoyed Jacob's reaction every bit as much as I enjoyed your poem - which was LOTS, btw... I'm smiling here...
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~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
                                   noles1@totcon.com            

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  BLESSINGS ON YOU FOR THIS ONE
EVEN THIS GROUCH CAN BE MADE TO SMILE
BY THIS POEM AND THE EYES OF A CHILD.
HUGS AWAIT IN THE GLEN.
LOVYA MAIDEN  
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21 posted 09-18-2001 06:39 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Marge:  So touching!  Children save us from ourselves!

Betty Lou Hebert

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You obviously shine very brightly.

I loved this.

What light through yon window breaks?  It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

Marge Tindal
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Thank you all for your continued support of my waves of emotion~

And Jacob was a happy camper with his 'boy' angel~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
                                   noles1@totcon.com            

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Precious lights in HIS sight... so to us as well.
Very nice Marge.

Hugs,
Deb
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