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Okay, I Was Nice To Balladeer For Almost An Hour.

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Toerag
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0 posted 09-03-99 02:30 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

I know a guy named Balladeer,
He read the paper every day.
But what was strange and very queer,
Was that the "obits" what made his day?

He'd write down the obituaries,
Every day he did the same,
Then take his phone directory,
And then cross out the names.

Then one early morning, while reading the "obits",
He ran across his own name, this caused him such a fright,
So he thought he'd better make some calls,
To get this mis-print right.

His boss was who he called first,
to tell him it wasn't true,
But he had already read the news,
And had called the florist too!

He got his boss on the phone,
And his reply left him quite numb,
He said, "Just tell me something Balladeer,
Which place you calling from?"

[This message has been edited by Toerag (edited 09-03-99).]
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suthern
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1 posted 09-03-99 02:35 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

After all the acrostics, I have to read everything down the left side! LOL. And that's tough... it's asking quite enough of a blonde to read the horizontal words without adding a vertical challenge! LOL

Great poem, sweets... But yanno... as much as I hate to admit that 'Deer might go to heaven (though I simply can't imagine him in any angelic choir! LOL)... I have to believe that you and he both have your tickets on that upward route. *G* Hell is supposed to be a place of horror... If y'all went there with your wit and wisdom and smiles, it suddenly wouldn't be a punishment for everyone else down there! LOL

So keep on giving 'Deer his hot seat here... we wouldn't want him to miss out! *G*
Toerag
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2 posted 09-03-99 02:46 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Suthern...yanno what's so great about this place and people?...Ya can play around, stick it to folks, harass, and act like a lunatic like I do....and no one gets angry.....Not like the place we came from at all is it?...I remember having to explain and apologize all the time at the "other" place....and it just lost it's enjoyment didn't it?....With folks like Balladeer and all the others...yanno it's all taken in fun....guess knowing how LongJohn is...that's why he came here too!
WhtDove
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3 posted 09-03-99 02:51 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

LOL...Toe! You getting back to normal ey?
Andrew Scott
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4 posted 09-03-99 02:54 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Ding! Round Three... And they're comin' out swingin'! Pop Corn! Get your hot buttered Pop Corn! That'll be a buck twenty five please. Thanks. Nothin' like a ring side seat to catch all the action.
suthern
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5 posted 09-03-99 02:55 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Toerag: Absolutely, sweets... Balladeer gets fired up all right from your harassing... just to sling it right back at you! *G* Which is an incredible relief after insult with intent to hurt being looked for and put into every word. And that Craig character just seems to have one major flaw (one you share *G*) of not appreciating his own talent enough. Lucie and PDV keep me laughing, WhtDove and Seymour keep me thinking... the people here are great and I can't say enough good about them (even though that does put me in LJA's debt and I HATE that! LOL. On second thought... he didn't tell ME about the forum... and I don't mind being in YOUR debt! LOL) Nan is tolerant of our shenanigans... and teaching me about poetry whether I can ever put my "larnin'" into my own work or not... *S* I can't tell Ron enough how much this place is appreciated... (Though after the crash of open #1, I think he guessed! LOL)


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Lucie
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6 posted 09-03-99 03:36 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Toe you are the best..hehe..did you catch a glimpse of that critic guy who was giving me such a hard time? Like magic... *POOF* be gone.

Southern..thanks for the mention. If I can make one person laugh (and not just myself). I'm doin my job! haha
Lorelei54
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7 posted 09-03-99 03:39 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

'Deer...are you tired of Toe pickin' on you yet? I bet you odds that LJA will be back in here come Tue or Wed givin' ya'll both the devil..so get ready. Looks like Y2K is gone for the time being..YIPPPPEEEE

Get your pens ready boys...he's gonna need some real challenges to get him going again!
Balladeer
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8 posted 09-03-99 06:04 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I just don't understand. I spend my hard earned free time to create a glowing tribute of my friendship to you and this is the gratitude I get. I am stunned.......
Poet deVine
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9 posted 09-03-99 06:18 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Mr. Rag, may I call you Toe?
Fine effort here, but if 'deer called his boss, he'd be calling himself and if he dialed that number, since he's the one on the other end wouldn't it just ring busy?


PhaerieChild
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10 posted 09-05-99 10:14 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

LOL.....This is hilarious!! The perfect beginning to an otherwise boring day (work ya know) Anyway thanks for the laugh.

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Justbleu
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11 posted 09-16-99 12:47 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

This place is so hilarious!!! I'm enjoying every minute!!!

Keep me laughing guys!!!


Thanks for making me smile!!

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"Is she living in a dream, Is she playing make-believe???"
Justbleu

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12 posted 08-19-2006 07:01 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Sending this to the top to celebrate Mike.s birthday
 
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