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LongJohn The Brave

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Toerag
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Ala bam a


0 posted 09-14-99 08:51 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

LongJohn hears the cries of torment from,
the bottom of the stairs
The fateful time approaching,
as LongJohn joins them there.

There was no joy, no happiness,
the place was filled with gloom.
Resigned to fate, with haunted eyes,
They all await their doom!

It comes at last to everyone,
at early time or late,
Not fame, nor wealth, nor royalty,
shall save them from their fate!

The grown men sigh, the children cry,
Their bravery now fails,
They sob and beg and stamp their feet,
but all to no avail.

Seen clearly through the half closed door;
Everybody knows,
The instruments of torture waits,
For all the victim's woe.

LongJohn's name is called,
He bravely heeds the call,
No faint heart, the chamber waits,
His grit will show them all!

No moan or groan shall pass his lips,
no tears form in his eyes,
He shall not fear or hesitate,
Nor ask the reason why.

A friendly and disarming smile,
belies his chilling trade.
It takes but a few moments now,
until the mould is made.

With the impression finished then,
LongJohn leaves the room,
And he'll pick up his brand new teeth,
Tomorrow afteroon.
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Poet deVine
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1 posted 09-14-99 09:34 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Good one, Toe! I thought he was going to an execution or something..got worried about him until the last line!
RainbowGirl
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2 posted 09-14-99 09:37 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Only on here can you cry and then laugh with barely seconds in between...ROFL

HUSG

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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.

JTF
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3 posted 09-14-99 09:41 AM       View Profile for JTF   Email JTF   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for JTF

Naaaah ... RG, I can do that as well with onions and a funny French accent ... ooops, great one Toe ! ... as usual I have to say ...
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on the threshold of a dream


4 posted 09-14-99 09:48 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Absolutely delightful!!!! I thought Lucie was waiting for him.... but perhaps she's the reason he needs new chompers??? LOL. Great job, Toe... loved it!!!
WhtDove
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5 posted 09-14-99 10:50 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

ROFL...suthern that was a good one!!!!

Nice twist there Toe! Loved the end, not what I expected!!!
Andrew Scott
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6 posted 09-14-99 12:37 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Toe: I think you captured the fillings of such an experince pretty darn well. Most excellent!
Lost Dreamer
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7 posted 09-14-99 06:46 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Excellent, i really enjoyed this.

Hey, Long John you did'nt tell us about your chompers this weekend, did you think we would throw you out?
Balladeer
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8 posted 09-14-99 07:30 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Fillings....nothing more than fillings.....
Denise
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9 posted 09-14-99 10:14 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Hillarious!

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Denise
 
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