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The Disease

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Balladeer
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0 posted 09-06-99 06:54 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

There is a virus going round
A horrible disease.
It causes palpitations and
A weakness in the knees.

It makes your heart beat very fast
Then almost makes it stop.
It makes your temperature rise up high
And then it makes it drop.

It takes away your apetite,
Puts fever in your brain.
Hallucinations form to make
You feel that you're insane.

You forfeit your perception and
You don't know wrong from right
And, in the final stages, you
Begin to lose your sight.

It isn't always fatal. Not too
Many victims died
But, sometimes from the symptoms,
It has led to suicide.

It's spread through personal contact
Orally or otherwise.
Detection's very difficult
The way it can disguise.

It's really been around a while.
It's victims were quite few
But, thanks to new technology,
It flourished strong and grew.

The host has been identified -
A creature rather small
Whose evilness is sly enough
To get us, one and all.

You better heed my warning well.
I tell you on the level...
Be ever on the lookout for
The insidious silver-tongued devil.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
RainbowGirl
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1 posted 09-06-99 07:01 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Then, I, pray for corruption: Virus, here I come, attack me please!!!...LOL

Well said Balladeer...now what's the antidote in case it's really true?

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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.


PhaerieChild
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2 posted 09-06-99 07:11 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

ROTFLMAO!!! This was so funny!!! I loved it!! I hope I get real infected soon. LOL

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Words lay dormant in the recesses of the mind til called forth to a labor of love. By WildChild

Andrew Scott
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3 posted 09-06-99 07:16 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Lies, all lies! You'll never pin this one on me!

Well done, Sir Balladeer. At first I was thinking "love" but as I got deeper into it... well there you have it, a snake in the grass. Once again, well done!
Dark Angel
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4 posted 09-06-99 07:22 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Hey Balladeer, this was great!!! I really enjoyed it, well written
Elizabeth
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5 posted 09-06-99 07:59 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

If it isn't love then what exactly is it?

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

WhtDove
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6 posted 09-06-99 08:58 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Oh Balladeer, you have me stumped! Is this love that you speak of? I will have to think upon this one for a while. Great Job!
Star Fairy 2
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7 posted 09-06-99 09:02 PM       View Profile for Star Fairy 2   Email Star Fairy 2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Star Fairy 2

just a very strong intuition...
its love..


right??

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"If to rectify your demeanor,
You must imitate another,
Your philosiphy on morality
Is a burden on your mentality,
Your actions based on popularity,
Will never fulfill you internally,
Cuz the world was not blessed with equality,
But rather with fake geniality.
--823--
Craig
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8 posted 09-06-99 09:14 PM       View Profile for Craig   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Craig

I thought at first it was poetry, But the last line made me think of Toerag ( you never warned me of this side effect). Either way can I be cured?

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Yes, I admit your general rule. That every poet is a fool:
But I myself may serve to show it. That every fool is not a poet.

Denise
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9 posted 09-06-99 09:18 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I am speechless!! (At last?)
Very well done!!

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Denise
Nan
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10 posted 09-06-99 09:24 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

"Who was that masked man?????"

"He speaks with forked silver tongue"....

[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 09-06-99).]
Balladeer
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11 posted 09-06-99 09:25 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thanks for the comments.

Elizabeth, WhtDove and Star Fairy 2...a silver tongued devil is a person who lures women with his "silver" tongue, spouting compliments and praises and making promises for the sake of compromising them into giving themselves to him. The only love involved is on their part....not his. As Andrew correctly pointed out....a snake in the grass.
Elizabeth
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12 posted 09-06-99 09:29 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Ohhh, I get now! What a player.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

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13 posted 09-06-99 09:36 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Be wary, listen carefully
to the sound of this snake's hiss
guard your heart, take care!
do not offer him a kiss!


Wonderful, Balladeer! As the poem goes, so goes the poet!
Christopher
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14 posted 09-06-99 09:52 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

But Bal, doesn't that mean it could still be Toerag???
Balladeer
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15 posted 09-06-99 09:57 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Afraid not, Christopher. Toe could be the silver-haired devil or the sliver-tongued devil but that's about it. Hop over to the Adult and see my latest surprise for him.
Isis
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16 posted 09-06-99 10:16 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

How thought provoking. It had my guessing all along!!

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Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
`Isis~
Christopher
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17 posted 09-07-99 12:28 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Oh, well I get these things mixed up sometimes...I'm hopping!
miriam
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18 posted 09-07-99 01:33 AM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

it's too good to be pushed down...i'm bringing you to the top Bal!!!

Sunshine
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Well, I think it's just all about been said, except for another boost to the top.

Well done, Sir.
LngJhnAg
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20 posted 09-08-99 01:33 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

'Deer

Soooooo... now you are attacking silver-tongued devils, are ya? I'll have you know I have not used my silver tongue in that manner for several years now. OK. Make that several months. Alright alright alright. Several weeks. Days, you say? Hours? OK! I'm a silver-tongued devil, but I can't help myself (very much). I loved your poem.

[This message has been edited by LngJhnAg (edited 09-08-99).]
Iloveit
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well, I sense myself in danger, posting right under a STD but, I know this one uses his silver tongue for smiles, so I think I am safe, great poem, great ....very well thought out....STD's......lolol
traveler
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22 posted 09-08-99 02:02 PM       View Profile for traveler   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for traveler

Smiling ... Balladeer ... another wonderful poem ... ok ... ok, I know that is repetitious ... but so is the quality of your work ... LOL .. just a small point ... in today's world ... being a "silver tongued devil" is no longer limited to our gender ..
Balladeer
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23 posted 09-08-99 02:45 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thanks to all. LongJhn, it's good to have you back, whatever color that tongue is.

Traveler, this poem was written about the female silver-tongued devils. You mean MEN are like that ,too??? hehe
Sue
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24 posted 09-08-99 03:04 PM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

Now I understand. When I first read the poem I thought you were talking about the sickness you get when you are suddenly deprived of a forum!
Maybe I have a one-track mind.
 
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