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Marge Tindal
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If Heaven ...
~*Marge Tindal*~


Were I to go beyond tomorrow
to the land the Lord has promised to me
I cannot imagine anything grander
than the life here that gathered me serene~

This life has been purely Heavenly
with just a couple of days of sheer Hell
So rare in their coming that within them
I knowingly chose not to dwell~

Submerged in a baptismal pool of love
at an age so very early
I can't fathom that the gates of another land
could be any more pearly~

I ascended to the throne of this life,
stepping stones of knowledge marked the way
Ancient stories from my ancestors
surely keep me grounded to this day~

I've loved a man of earthly shoes
cherished in his own dear ways
Bride of his youthful making
to last for many, many days~

Carrying the scepter of motherhood
four children did glow with our light
The sparkling jewels of my crown
two granddaughters of my delight~

Your streets of gold could surely not compare
to a traipse across my meadowland
Flowers, trees and birds so profuse
it simply couldn't be more grand~

If your Heaven is more precious than this
I'd simply be very surprised
for I have lived this Heaven on earth
in the years of my abide~

Lord-of-my-knowing, I do not doubt
that you have a lovely abode above
but, you've given me this life I've cherished
the here ... the now
totally filled with love~

Thank you, Lord, for all that I have
perhaps you will not mind
should I decide to not go
but merely remain behind~

For this life... this life
is pure Heaven to me~


~*~


~Eyes of four-year-old innocence
looking at me ... seeking ... finally speaking
asking with childlike grace
"Poet, do you think you'll like Heaven
better than this place?"~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
Email -       noles1@totcon.com       

© Copyright 2006 Marge Tindal - All Rights Reserved
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You are indeed blessed Marge.  This is a lovely poem.
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Marge, you've penned a



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You deserve it all sweet lady.  Beautiful!!!!  I'm quite emotional right now and that brought tears to my eyes.  

HUGS,
Bridgette

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Andre Brink

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you are one of the blessed ones who is able to recognize and appreciate her Heaven on Earth.  Love, Joyce
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You exude that state of blissfulness in all your poetry, Marge.  A thankful state of mind produces great energy, too.

  Rae
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Dear Marge;

A very emotional and uplifting poem! I hope your answer satisfied Delaney!

Love
Betty Lou

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Yes, Marge, you are most truly "blessed" but I'm sure your own hand is there somewhere in the making of your "heaven on earth".  
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Haven is grand
When the love is pure
When the Heart is open
Sights unblimished
Golden is the light
When a poet can write
Words of so havenly
Light
Marge Tindal
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Thank you all so much~
This write is my heart~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
Email -       noles1@totcon.com       

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Blessings counted. Uplifting. Sitting here in silence, it is so easy to fall back into the mourning, and then this. So, as you have inspired, I shall count those blessings of my own. Thank you for empowering me to meet another day.

Sandra
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and your heart is so
beautiful Marge...

love this work
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Undoubtedly, no greener meadow than your very own.  Happiness shared.  Thanks Marge.
TD
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FriendsOfMyMaking~
Indeed I count each of you among my blessings~

Humble appreciation from this lady for the kindness of your thoughts on this piece~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
Email -       noles1@totcon.com       

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Oh Marge this is so beautiful. It's filled with you my friend.
Love ya,
Betty
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How grand!
Just think what you have to look forward to since this earthly life is so "heavenly" for you!
God bless and keep you in the land of Tindal...

Fool, said my Muse to me, look in thy heart and write.

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This gave me shivers Marge, it is simply put, so very very lovely.  Hugs.  Just beautiful hon.  As Kari said,  A
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You show so beautifully the grace of gratitude. *S* Lovely!!!
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Margie, you look away from the familiar in spiritual confidence, a conscious oneness with great soul esteem...Margie, your encouragement gathers perspective, on all challenges in life, referencing healing hands and highlights coaching spiritual devotion.  Its like a coping skill becomes natural...relaxed, refined.  

Excellent poem!
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Marge, this is just so beautiful. You, my friend, are an Angel In Disguise.
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Angel, coming for me and a night way of putting it
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Today, I lay thankful grace at His feet for letting me stay in the here and now of love~

I so appreciate each of you and your thoughtful replies to this little ink-pour~

*HUGLETS*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
Email -       noles1@totcon.com       

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Had someone help me find this .,.,., I hAd A  morningt talk withh my God, the Lord of my kinowing ...... while I appreciate the invited, I'm not going, I havfe too much lovfing and living yet to do.
Fighting ewith all i have to fight with *heart:]

uh
:HUGLETS:
Marge
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Love you, Marge/sis!  
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You just keep on fighting dear Marge.
We're all praying for you.

Love ya gal~Nancy  
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