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Balladeer
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0 posted 09-14-99 09:33 AM       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

So now I sit here in my study
On this bright September morning,
A scene so tranquil one forget
The weather center and its warning.

My house is, thank God, well-constructed,
My preparations thorough, too.
I feel no major threat impending
As Mr. Floyd comes passing through.

Not true of many other people
Who are less fortunate than I.
My thoughts and prayers go out to them.
May this storm also pass them by.

The homeless people live in boxes.
Miami streets they call their home.
No fancy relatives to help them
And they are out there all alone.

The shelters do what they are able
But they will fill up all too fast.
The stench will be quite overpowering.
The food and water will not last.

Some of them can not use the shelters.
Their crimes will not let them appear.
God has become their judge and jury
And now their day in court is here.

The elderly along the beaches
Sit there alone and scared to death.
They have outlived all who could help them
They sit in fear with baited breath.

Hospital patients lay in small rooms,
Machines to help them stay alive,
Watch raging winds from out the window
And wonder if they will survive.

Of all the people that I think of
As rambling thoughts run through my mind,
The ones that really strike me deeply
Are the poor souls that are blind.

No way can I ever imagine
What those poor folks are going through.
The terror they must overcome is
Something I could never do.

So now the storm is fast approaching
As our sweet Mother pays a call.
If there were one thing I could wish for,
I'd wish that I could help them all.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
RainbowGirl
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1 posted 09-14-99 09:36 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Bless you Balladeer, you brought tears to my eyes...

Be safe...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.

Poet deVine
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2 posted 09-14-99 09:37 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Tearfully wonderful! We are praying for everyone in Floyd's path, but our Passion's Poets most of all!
JennyLee
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3 posted 09-14-99 09:40 AM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

So vivid...I could feel all your hopes for these
people...Pray for safety for all.
I really like your writing styles...you have many :~)

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suthern
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on the threshold of a dream


4 posted 09-14-99 09:42 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Wonderful poem, 'Deer.
DreamEvil
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5 posted 09-14-99 09:43 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Revered Elder,
No need to comment on your rhyme and meter. The content now is a different story. I've been tracking the storms, yes plural, by live satellite feeds and live camera footage in Tampa and Miami plus a few other resources. I pray that as many people survive as possible.

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Pain is life, life is short, I will endure.
DreamEvilŠ


WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
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6 posted 09-14-99 10:45 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Balladeer this was wonderful! So often we don't think of those things or those people. Thanks for the reminder. Never really thought about the blind in a storm. That has to be terrifying as their hearing is so keen, one could only try to imagine what it would sound like. May God watch over everyone.
poetFemmeFatale
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7 posted 09-14-99 11:05 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

One of your most heartfelt pieces, I believe....bless you Balladeer, and hang on to a fruit tree or something! I could never imagine having to sit through one of those things....trying to hang on to all my "stuff"....wow. You've certainly given us new eyes in which to see the devastation....thank you sir. *** Throwing kisses, as I feel you don't need any more wind right now! as in "blowing".....(wink)

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I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale


Nan
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8 posted 09-14-99 11:15 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Yo - M&M
Tie a knot on the end of a palm tree and hang on...


[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 09-14-99).]
Sunshine
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9 posted 09-14-99 11:37 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You are in all of our prayers.
Balladeer
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10 posted 09-14-99 11:44 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thanks for your wonderful thoughts. Sharon, I forgot your daughter is in Gainesville! Please send her my best wishes. Yes, DreamEvil, plural it is. Thanks for your words. PFF, I'm not hanging on to any fruit tree. Toerag might have been there! To the rest of you, thanks again. Gee, Nan, you still around?
Seymour Tabin
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11 posted 09-14-99 11:50 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

A large poem for a large storm. If I get blown past you I'll say hello. The poem is wonderful. God bless.
Andrew Scott
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12 posted 09-14-99 11:52 AM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Yo! Sir Balladeer: My best wishes and prayers to you and yours. As always, a great poem with terrific insight. Thanks for sharing all that you do. Be careful my friend and watchout for any flying Toes!
JTF
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13 posted 09-14-99 01:17 PM       View Profile for JTF   Email JTF   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for JTF

a heartfelt poem and a great tribute Balladeer ...

Take care of you and don't do what Toerag did the last time : he tied a knot to his ...errr ... nuts tree ... it sure blew off his mind !

[This message has been edited by JTF as requested by his English teacher ]

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Deb Lynne
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14 posted 09-14-99 02:05 PM       View Profile for Deb Lynne   Email Deb Lynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deb Lynne

Oh, Balladeer..... sniff...sniff... excuse me. Blowing nose, wiping eyes! You, old softy, you. Always thinking of others. Just open your umbrella and catch a ride on the first big gust of wind that comes by! Don't be too brave and try to swim out! Thinking of you here in N.C.
~one voice~
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15 posted 09-14-99 02:11 PM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Balladeer, once again, this is such a wonderful tribute. I've been worried about many people in Florida, hoping they'll be alright. I hope you keep yourself safe as well. God Bless and Take Care!

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~onevoice~

"Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris. Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior."


Balladeer
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16 posted 09-14-99 02:25 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You guys are bringing tears to my eyes. Really. What a group we have!!




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caroline
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17 posted 09-14-99 07:37 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

This should go back to the top, with thanks to Balladeer for a heartfelt poem reminding us of those without shelter in a storm...and to say I am so glad to hear that our poets in South Florida appear to be out of the High Wrath of Floyd at this time
I'll be thinking of those who still face the uncertainty of the path this storm will take.

Another poem, please, Sir, to chase old Gert away!


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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
Denise
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18 posted 09-14-99 08:27 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Brilliant poem, Balladeer. Such talent and a true heart of gold. Take care.


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Denise
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19 posted 09-14-99 08:51 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

While Balladeer sits and waits tonight for a visit from Floyd, we should also begin to think and pray for those in northern Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina! A devastating hurricane can cause inland tornados and torrential flooding rain! I've seen a report that shows the whole East coast eventuall affected unless Floyd moves east out to sea (that's not likely). So watch your news, pray and donate what you can to the Red Cross...these people are going to need our support!

NOTE: I'll start a posting in the "Feelings Forum" to keep track of our poets. If you are in the path of the storm, please let us know when you're ok. We'll keep that thread open until Floyd has left.

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Tara Simms
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20 posted 09-14-99 08:52 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Great poem, Balladeer. I'm sure those less fortunate appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
Justbleu
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21 posted 09-14-99 10:34 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

I'm all teary eyed...very special poem there, you!! I'll keep you in my prayers!! That is wonderful to hear that you try to imagine what others are going through!! It shows you have a loving heart!!

*This one is going back to the top for more to read* I really like your writing!!!

Thanks for opening my eyes!!!

Justbleu

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"Never let anyone keep you from your dreams, follow your heart, be true to yourself, and if that special someone does to, go ahead, walk together side by side as one!!
Severn
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22 posted 09-14-99 10:52 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

How scary. I hope it's over soon. Balladeer, another great piece.
Dragoness
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23 posted 09-14-99 11:56 PM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

My thoughts and prayers are with you.Be safe!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
 
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