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Gifting Of This Life

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Marge Tindal
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0 posted 10-11-2002 07:36 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal


Gifting Of This Life
~*Margaret Diana Cowart Tindal*~


~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
~*~~*~
So fair and lovely, this child-bride
Jack said, "Beverly, I'll keep you by my side."

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
~*~~*~
So handsome was he, that she could not resist
Beverly replied, "Okay, Jack, if you insist."

~*~

Bare ends met ... in a house filled with love
After first-born son ... this daughter came along~

From this wondrous plant-of-birth
came this child of October mirth
Cradled in a dresser drawer
as the times back then were very hard
Subsequent years gave this family three more
another brother and two sisters to adore
Each of us so blessed to be
united in this family~

On this eve of my birth-of-day
I'll simply take a moment to say
Lord, please tell Mother and Daddy
"I wouldn't have had it any other way."

All the love that you both gave
reaches far beyond the grave
I thank you both for this *gift* of my life~


~Dedicated to the loving memory of my parents,
Beverly W. Drury Cowart & Mitchell C. 'Jack' Cowart
October 12, 2002

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

© Copyright 2002 Marge Tindal - All Rights Reserved
Irie
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1 posted 10-11-2002 07:42 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Marge,

Let me be the first to wish you a very happy birthday!

You've penned a lovely tribute to two very lovely people.

Beautiful


~Sheri

"Don't wait for your ship to come in ...
Swim out to it"

[This message has been edited by Irie (10-11-2002 07:43 PM).]

Betty
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2 posted 10-11-2002 07:44 PM       View Profile for Betty   Email Betty   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Betty

This is absolutely beautiful but of course what else would it be .. with your talent.
Happy Birthday to you Marge.
Love you,
Betty
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3 posted 10-11-2002 07:50 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Oh so lovely Marge, a nice tribute to your wonderful parents.  Just beautiful and happy birthday, you share your day close to my son who turned 11 on the 10th.
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Marge, what a beautiful thank you to your parents for the gift of your life.

I am very touched and love the pictures.

Hugs and Happy Birthday, Marti

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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Oh my! I didn't know it was your birthday! I hope this was a very pleasant and happy day for you.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARGE!

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6 posted 10-11-2002 09:18 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

How wonderful Margie girl!!
Right down to the birth announcement...
how very very precious!
You have a wonderful birth-of-day tomorrow!
~Hugs and best wishes~

~ Time has cast a spell on you
  So you won't ever forget me ~

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7 posted 10-11-2002 11:18 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Dear Marge:  Your birthday is special to all your friends, as well as your family. Hope you got the card I sent.  Enjoy your day!

Love
Betty Lou

Betty Lou Hebert

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8 posted 10-12-2002 05:01 AM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

Happy Birthday Marge

May God always lighten your path.

((((warm hugs))))

Charisma
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Happy Birthday Marge...
and thanks to Jack & Bev
for having a daughter of spirit
from their full of love...
Kethry
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10 posted 10-12-2002 10:37 AM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

It's your birthday!!!!! Whyfore did no-one tell me? mmmmmmuah. Happy Birthday. I'm so glad you wrote this tribute. I will send you a little something from Australia. And now I have you in my birthday book.
Keth
Btw stunning poem but you already knew I was going to say that.

Here in the midst of my lonely abyss, a single joy I find...your presence in my mind.  Unknown


Bill Charles
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11 posted 10-12-2002 07:02 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

Marge - now you did it, brought tears to my eyes. Lovely write Marge...

BC
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Happy Birthday, Margaret Diana!

Wonderful addition for the family keepsake treasure trove!!!

Linda
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Marge,
Happy birthday and happy memories.
Ivy Rose
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!  LET IT BE MAGICAL!!!



Marge...The happiest of birthdays!!!!!! Such a gorgeous tribute to your Mom and Dad.  They were blessed to have such a gifted and loving daughter as you are. ****Ivy Rose
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Happy Birthday Marge...
I know its a day late... I'm sorry about that but I just saw this poem tonight...
I hope it was wonderful in every way
~ birthday hugs and noisemakers....

Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Happy Birthday, Marge    and what a delightful way to honor your parents! I know that heaven is a little brighter for the joy they feel to have raised such a lovely daughter! Hugs, Ellie

A friend hears the song in my heart, and sings it to me when my memory fails.

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OH Marge, this is so touching. You are so fortunate to have had so much love in your family and it shows through in your poetry and certainly in this very lovely tribute. The poorest of times are usually the richest.
Happy Birthday, my dear friend
Huge hugs
Liz
Marge Tindal
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DearestFriends~
Thank you all for your lovely messages, cards and thoughts~
This little piece of my heart is kinda special to me and I am thankful that I have the opportunity to share it with you~

I had a wonderful birth-of-day !!

Ya' know ... my friend, June, summed it up quite nicely for me when she wrote -
quote:
it does not matter all the things you may not have had in growing up. Your parents, like my Mother, made the most out of the least to give you more of what you didn't have...and taught you that their Love, along with many other non-material things, was free.
Yes, that says it exactly~
Love n' hugs~
~*Marge*~

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

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19 posted 10-14-2002 12:55 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I'm late, I'm late
For a very important date
Tis just my fate,
Hope it was great!
Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!

In giving you the gift of life, your parents gave us all a special lady with incredible talents... and gave me a very dear friend. *S* I thank them... and love you. *S*
vlraynes
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20 posted 10-19-2002 03:44 AM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


Marge~
I'm sure they already know.
This is such a tender and touching tribute
to your parents on the eve of 'your' day.
I'm typing with a lump in my throat.
I'm sorry I missed your birthday this year.
Seems I'm missing a lot of things lately.
I hope it was a good one, though.
Love and hugs,
~Vicky


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

[This message has been edited by vlraynes (10-19-2002 03:46 AM).]

Titia Geertman
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Well I seemed to have missed this one.

Beautiful tribute Marge, nice pics too

Love, Titia

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

Martie
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Marge

I missed this one too...how lovely, and what better way to express a birthday in verse then with thanks to those who gave you birth.  I'm really glad they did!!  
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touching...how touching this is
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