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Mali's Day

I was in a field near Maitland, just wading through this rain
and I'm feeling about as ragged as my jeans
Mali went home to lay down just before this rain
started spinning this old man's mind back into a dream

so I pulled my wood flute from my dirty red bandanna
and played it softly as I learned to sing the blues
didn't hear the words or see the lies just held Mali's hand in mine
We must have sung every song this grand-pa knew

Dreaming is just another word for nothing left to lose
Nothing means everything because this life it ain't free
And feeling good was so easy, Lord, Till I sang the blues
In real life feeling good was good enough for me

From her fast track to play time, she loved laying in the sun
That's where we could discuss the secrets in our souls
Through clear and stormy weather, arguments and the fun
Yeah, this blue eyed baby girl kept grampa from the cold

On a clear day near Amplatz, Lord, I felt her slip away
You knew she went to look for her Big Bro, I know Liam found her
I'd gladly trade all of my tomorrows for one single yesterday
If I could be holding that precious Mali on my knee

To remember is yet another word in this life some must lose
Dreams, hope and deep faith that's what Mali left me
Speak often to all who cross and you will realize who is free
Learning this together was good enough for me and Mali McGee

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  1. Date: 5/2/2012 11:46:00 AM
    You crafted 'Me And Bobby McGee' into this piece so well! A marvelous piece that will have me singin' that tune all day! Well done, Tom!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 11:21:00 PM
    Tom, beautiful work, my friend. I really enjoyed it. Congrats on making Debbie's winners' list.................S.Ronthorpe

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 8:58:00 PM
    dongrats Tom on an HM for this wonderful write luv.. so enjoyed it's beauty..

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    Date: 4/20/2012 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wanted to take a moment to thank you for your comments on my work, and others. I totally enjoyed meeting you through your words and wish you nothing but the best. It's truly sad that people seek out negativity to justify themselves. When it is better for your soul and spirit to speak positively and respect all people. peace, light and love from an old grampa and a novice poet
  1. Date: 2/21/2012 11:52:00 AM
    Thank you much Deb, And thanks to all who read or commented on Mali's Day. I'm keeping the same background on my cell phone to remind myself to help someone else that needs it, each day. Instead of negative energy, commenting about what is, think positively about what could be. Can't Hurt! Thanks peace, light and love

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 11:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in ~Debbie Guzzi's~ "Transformation" contest Tom. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 7:21:00 AM
    wow amazing write...~ sashi

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 4:55:00 AM
    Thank you Tom for this lovely poem. -oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 1:06:00 PM
    lovely write ~always p.d.