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A Toerag Poem..

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Balladeer
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0 posted 08-21-2011 08:50 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

No, it's not a poem about Toerag, It's a poem by him. Our friend is unable to post for himself and that's all that will be said about that.

One is carefree at age 9 or 10.
You can climb a tree and see the nest of a wren.
Never a dream of how time does pass
When you roll with a puppy in soft green grass.

Those days go, time doesn't stand still
You begin to climb Life's long, steep hill.
Learning that all isn't joy in just being young
And everything isn't sweet to a youthful tongue.

Knowledge and growth come with age
Life is a book; each day is a page.
For each loved one who goes, another is born
And each dawn  heralds a bright new morn.



The other part of the bargain was that I am to be insulting since that is what makes him feel the most at home...so....

You got all the sympathy from me you're gonna get, you old rustbucket so you may as well get back here and show people the talent you ain't got.....ok?
© Copyright 2011 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 08-21-2011 10:00 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Toerag: You know how many of your poems I've read... so you'll know how much I love this one when I tell you it's one of my all-time favorites!!!

Life is a book; each day is a page

In my life's book, the very best pages are those with a Toe-touch on every line. *S* Take care of you, my dear friend... and thank you for this beauty of a poem!!

Bal: Thank you... you know how much.
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2 posted 08-22-2011 06:21 AM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

Balladeer,
Glad you were able to track the ol' boy down, he's been missed.
Doc
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3 posted 08-22-2011 12:10 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Thank you for sharing Toerag's poem, which I like very much.

A touch of melancholy to be caught between the lines, but life's book is topped with wisdom and sweet surrendering to what is. Great job!

My best wishes for being quickly able to come back here.

Love,
Margherita
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4 posted 08-23-2011 06:11 PM       View Profile for luminosity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for luminosity

at least your pages still have words on them, and beautiful words at that...sigh...my pages seem to have all gone blank
good to see your thoughts, good to see you
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5 posted 08-24-2011 09:21 PM       View Profile for ebonygirl   Email ebonygirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ebonygirl

Yes, we do want to hear from that old rustbucket.
Enjoyed,
Ms. E
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6 posted 08-24-2011 09:24 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Toe, I've got a foot I need to photo so I can send it to you! You think you've got a toe with a rag around it? I've got a whole foot in rags right now, and it's not the first time, so get back here soon so we can share stories, y'hear?

Besides that, I love ya, y'know? You took me in when I was just a beam.

Love,

Sunshine

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (11-20-2011 05:51 PM).]

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Hey! You can turn the pages of my book with your toe any old time once you get back here!

That poem was one of my favorites of yours.

Alabama Autumn is another favorite of mine.  Yup, I kinda like the serious ones thrown in here and there from our Toerag.


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~ Mysteria ~
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opps
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Yep.  Toerag, I admire your versatility as a poet and you keen humor.   Again, it's a pleasure to read what you say.    Thanks.

Miscellanea
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10 posted 08-30-2011 06:12 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I agree with Mysteria! *S* Your serious poems touch our hearts as thoroughly as your humorous ones tickle our funny bones. And you are loved and missed! *S*
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11 posted 08-30-2011 10:09 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

I read this today and felt sad.  Sad like when the leaves blow off the trees and you know snow is going to come out of that steel gray sky.  It's an end-of-the-season kind of sadness.  It's a life kind of sadness.

A
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12 posted 09-05-2011 02:31 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Just gonna pop this one to the top again.  It's worth another go round.

A
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But...but....Balladeer is still just a pain in my side, (one of many)...but I'm still here, there, somewhere..not sure where, but that's not unusual for me yanno.....hope all are well and do miss these old blue pages....will be in touch...yall behave now ya hear?
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14 posted 11-04-2011 07:27 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Good grief!! Talk about a bad penny!

Another "hit and pun" from the Alabama ailer. Yep, we are still here and yep, we are still worse off without you so how about getting your onery self back here??

Thanks for checking in, Toe. You can be a mite worrisome at times.
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As my fellow O&O might say ... can I ditto Balladeer? *S*

Except, of course, for the part about the bad because we know you're wonderful and he's just jealous... and the penny part because you're worth a lot more pennies than I could ever count... even though I finished 3rd grade! LOL So I guess it's not reallly a ditto (still channeling Lovey *G*... and you'll notice I'm not arguing the ornery and worrisome parts LOL) but your drive-by sure is appreciated!!!
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16 posted 11-04-2011 02:19 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Ah Toe, it's good to see your words...  yup, we're all here and we all miss you.  Always know I'm glad to have shared a few pages of life with you.


Michael
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I can smell a stinky toerag a mile(or more) away..

Nice to read you sir..nice to see you...not so nice to smell you!

Keep smiling. It makes people wonder what you've been up to!

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"And each dawn  heralds a bright new morn."

Yep.

Excellent write!

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

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19 posted 11-05-2011 12:50 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Enjoyed this "Toerag poem" as I always do. Thank you for posting it.
                          Ida
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Thank you, Balladeer, for posting Toerag's poem.

Thank you, Toerag, for this page in the blue pages of Pip.  I feel the undercurrent of it deeply.

Owl
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Toe,

I have laughed as I have read your poetry - and sometimes I feel a lump in my throat. This is one of those lump in my throat poems.  It's so good and it touches me.

Alison
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So it seems you escaped Balladeer's closet after all! I too like your "real" poetry. Always good to know you are alive and kicking. Have missed you buddy.
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23 posted 11-20-2011 03:44 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Hey? I can still drive bye now and then, but just think, won't be long and I'll be here alot, now just think of all the hell then?
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Bring it on!



 
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