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Terry Cuthbert.
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since 08-02-99
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0 posted 08-06-99 05:24 PM       View Profile for Terry Cuthbert.   Email Terry Cuthbert.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Terry Cuthbert.

I am one of those sort of people whom everybody pours their heart out to. On buses, in bus-queues, in shops... always there is someone who comes up to me and tells me their life-history of gloom.
I went to bingo the other night, and this old lady was bemoaning how her husband was a cripple, and how she never wins anyway "unlike that old bag who's having it off with the manager" and how the bailifs repos) called round last night to take away their telly, her husband's only comfort and how their bed was given to them by "Sally's Army".
I went to the pictures, and this old man sat next to me and told me how his children waste money on records and trashy clothes and home computers, and how they ignored him and swore at him after he had brought them up single-handed after the death of their mother in a car-accident a few years back, how he remained so poor, and how his ungrateful kids had sold their mother's jewelery to buy drugs...
So it goes on, I am thinking of wearing a badge with the words "THE SAMARITAN" on it. I am becoming depressed myself. I am also becoming very poor, because I find myself giving every hard-lucker a tenner to spend.
I have become so depressed at the way people eat their hearts out to me, that it has made me begin to stop people in the street, and tell them what a sucker I have been all of my life...
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Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


1 posted 08-06-99 05:29 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Sorry, Terry, but I think I will have to picture you as the "Angel of the Tenner"

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Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Alain DeLaCendres
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since 07-02-99
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2 posted 08-07-99 12:05 AM       View Profile for Alain DeLaCendres   Email Alain DeLaCendres   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alain DeLaCendres

I'd rather like to think we could give Terry the name of one of the characters from Stephen King's [wow, second reference to him tonight...] book "Wizard And Glass"...the name surely fits..

Mr. Cuthbert ALLGOOD

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Tout s'en va, tout passe, l'eau coule, et le couer oublie.
Dragoness
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3 posted 08-07-99 10:32 PM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

To have other peoples trust is a blessing and a curse.Like this one!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
DreamEvil
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4 posted 08-08-99 04:38 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Welcome to Passions in Prose.

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
DreamEvil©


Bluesy Socrateaser
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since 11-07-2002
Posts 763
In The Mirror


5 posted 06-12-2017 06:53 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

How my friend grew...and how he's still growing.

...and my girls, "The Three Sarahs"

...just bein' Bluesy

miscellanea
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since 06-24-2004
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OH


6 posted 06-14-2017 01:30 AM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

I really enjoyed reading your experiences as a good Sam. You've given lots for reflection.
BTW, welcome to Piptalk!

Much enjoyed,
  ~misC
JamesMichael
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since 11-16-1999
Posts 33690
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


7 posted 06-22-2017 09:49 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I believe there is a blessing in giving...james
Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


8 posted 09-12-2017 12:37 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Misc, James and anyone else who may come this way, my friend from long ago and other places has been dead for more than ten years now. Though he was an 'early settler' here at Pip, he found it much too quiet (and intolerant for his particular and very unique style{s}...which is why he had so few posts here. He was truly an extraordinary individual and a most prolific poet during his relatively short life. He was "The Clown From Clowne"..."The Immortal Bob Smartass"..."Lord Pineapple", and so much and many more. Look him up sometime on your favorite engine, and tell him Bluesy sent you.


BTS  


...just bein' Bluesy
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