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That Touch of Clash

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Sunshine
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That Touch of Clash

No, the title is not a typo error
itís just that I want to be up front
or perhaps I should say just a bit fairer
before Iím perhaps a bit too blunt.

Ere I say too much and ramble on
about masses of folks I donít know,
you mustnít think my mind is gone
in telling stories of what irritates me so.

Now if you are here, reading this
then perhaps you are a lot like me:
we make a hit, we make a miss,
and basically believe in good, you see.

And Iíd like to think Iíve a touch of class
never snobby, a somewhat ordinary lass,
and then thereíre those thatíre somewhat brash
and that, I tell you, is a Touch of Clash.

Youíve seen them, the ones that look down,
who seem to have this perpetual frown
as if the air is filled with a ragweed spray
and always they feel they have the right to say

whatís on their mind, right or wrong, oh yes!
and you will never, ever hear them confess
to nothing other than having the finest things,
that material wealth to which they cling.

While to you or me it seems quite silly
they speak of how much it costs to send Billy
to his ďproper schoolĒ, so without edification
we know that his is the better education.

Well, then thereís me, just looking Ďround here
watching all the sillies I would hold dear
knowing that Iíd not trade in my backyard grass
while they hold forth with their Touch of Clash.

Now, I wonít say those folks canít have it all
but Iíd rather be plain folk and hear the Call;
Iíd rather stand far and alone than be in a mass,
and if I be remembered, that it be as a Touch of Class.

©KRJ
1 September, 1999


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


© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
caroline
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1 posted 09-01-99 08:01 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Sunshine...you are definitely a Touch of Class! Me...I think I'm just touched...*LOL*

I can't take the pretenders either....so I don't!

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
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2 posted 09-02-99 12:32 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I'm with ya, Sunshine. I, personally, am a Touch of Cliches.
Severn
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LOL _ how appallingly true!!
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 09-02-99 09:15 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sunshine,
So your growing grass in your back yard.
You know that's illegal.
Wonderful poem enjoyed the read.
Amendment:
Dear sunshine,
I thought I was being cute.
I guess I was being stupid.
Please forgive me this time
I'll try not to do it again. *L* Still LOL
I wrote you an Email letter just disregard it

[This message has been edited by Seymour Tabin (edited 09-02-99).]
Dark Angel
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5 posted 09-02-99 09:23 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

yes how very true, I love it Sunshine!
Toerag
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6 posted 09-02-99 09:34 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Sunshine...I would have to 'ditto' all of the above...Great piece...

Signed:

A Touch of Crap....Toerag...LOL
Sunshine
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7 posted 09-02-99 11:32 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

It's amazing how you all view yourselves...thanks for the comments.
PhaerieChild
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8 posted 09-02-99 11:40 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Sunshine
I love it!! I don't know how I see myself cuz I feel like there's so many of me. I think I'm like caroline...just touched or as they say down in Okla a tad bit "tetched"

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nice to go back to the oldies
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