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RE: "Mark My Words"..To Lucie

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Toerag
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0 posted 09-02-99 08:56 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

I've never been concerned
Of what people thought of me,
As you have surely learned,
From my "Green Horn" Poetry.

If you could see me as I am,
Not as you think of me,
You would see a man of sadness,
Not the clown you see.

I'm rich with friends that love me,
But the sorrow I have inside,
Is fed by my most horrid past,
That I try so hard to hide.

When people say unkind things,
And then considering the source,
I just put it in perspective,
And now-a-days just ignore.

An insult that comes from ignorance,
Is not all that bad you see,
It's almost like a compliment,
At least it is to me...
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Denise
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1 posted 09-02-99 09:41 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Toerag, I love your sense of humor!
also "An insult that comes from ignorance, Is not all that bad you see.." are true words of wisdom!!
suthern
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2 posted 09-02-99 10:06 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Toerag: I saved your poem as a special treat... and it was that. I think I see the man you are, dear one... and if I can alleviate any of that sadness it will be but a small repayment of what I owe you for the joy you've brought to my life.

But even after reading it, I waited to respond until I found Lucie's poem... and liked yours even more for the excellent perspective you offer. The last verse packs so much wisdom... Before letting someone's words hurt us too deeply, we need to decide whether we value that person's opinion. Well done!!!
Lucie
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3 posted 09-02-99 11:53 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Toerag, big fat kisses for you!!! MMMMMM *MUAH, you are so right my friend. There are parts of my life that are lived on the edge of social propriety, I am always one to take the less beaten path. Most of this has been a base for the heartfelt emotion that comes through in my poetry. I think its a fair trade!
To me my poetry is a piece of me.. as I have said many times..Poetic therapy, its cheaper then a shrink and I don't have to schedule my one hour emotional breakdowns. Thanks again.
Andrew Scott
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4 posted 09-02-99 12:13 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

A fine bit of philosophy Toe… you certainly have friends here!
Toerag
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5 posted 09-02-99 03:00 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Thanks all....I know a serious thinggie from me doesn't get a whole lotta attention....and this is about as serious as I usually get..but I do thank you all that have been kind...so....back to being an asshole again....(I am quite proficient at that yanno)
Iloveit
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6 posted 09-02-99 03:09 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

well, I don't mind being under you in this case, well, in any case, I guess, but will gladly curtsy to your poetic ablilties my friend, very beautiful poem and glimpse of the wonderful man that you are
Toerag
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7 posted 09-02-99 03:13 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Hiya Lovey....glad ta see ya join this bunch.....The poets here are unbelievable....Watch out for that prick Balladeer though.....He's a real charmer...and the SOB is so talented, I can barely harass him confidently...but I still do okay....and that damn LongJohn plays here too when he's not fingering a laptop for Y2K, trying to save the world yanno.....Seriously, I have never seen talent like I've seen here....and of course, I'm here....just to show the others how fortunate they are to have some sense...!!!!
suthern
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8 posted 09-02-99 03:14 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Oh, geesh... he's after your legs and you're happy to be under him... I am going to have to watch you two constantly!!! (Not that watching Toe is any hardship! LOL)

And Toe, my friend... you're quite proficient at many things... People may expect smiles when they see your poems... but encouragement, support, and wisdom are every bit as needed... this poem has them all!
hoot_owl_rn
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9 posted 09-02-99 06:44 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

I like that attitude

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
snacks
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10 posted 09-03-99 12:14 AM       View Profile for snacks   Email snacks   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for snacks

All I can say is I really relate to that one. Great job.

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Balladeer
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11 posted 09-03-99 11:27 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I can relate to your poem maybe even better than you know. I was over there, too. Sorta puts little things in perspective, doesn't it? I didn't see Lucie's entry but I'm sure as hell glad you're here and anyone who comes down on you is a jerk...including me.

This message - and your love life - will destruct in 5 seconds.

AHA! It worked!! (At least, half of it.)
RainbowGirl
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12 posted 09-03-99 04:42 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I'm not sure which I value more, your poem or Suthern's evaluation of you....both a tribute to clearsightedness...wow!...I have to read you words again...

HUSG both

Lucie: Mark this man's words, for I have never, not once, known him to lie about something and he will give his love, warmly but with kindness with every single serious word he utters and when he's talking dirty, well now, lets just say, he uses a different part of his anatomy until he gets rebuked of course...*g*...

To smile through tears is a fight worth winning...Love your style!

Hugs

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.


doreen peri
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13 posted 09-03-99 09:27 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Hi, big toe

i wrote you a limerick in response to this poem of yours. i posted it
dp
Nan
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14 posted 09-05-99 05:35 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Am I gonna have to lock you guys into the secret jacuzzi room???
 
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