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Panning for gold

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Seymour Tabin
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0 posted 09-15-99 10:58 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Panning for gold

A man paints his face drab sorrow,
From a kit of borrow.
A tear, a frown, a sad embrace,
Macabre he paints his face.

He molds it, but his eyes twinkle,
Like a Rip Van Winkle.
Draws the lines of black of borrow,
A face of wretched sorrow.

The mirrors image sets the mood.
A sad and somber brood.
He nods consent of glooms display
And stores the kit away.

He hides behind a closed curtain,.
Fearful and uncertain.
Stumbles forward in raucous view,
His awkward fall a rue.

The audience roars in laughter.
Howls fly to the rafters.
His eyes rain out sympathy clouds,
For mercy from the crowd.

Then antics follow in pursuit,
He honks and blows his snoot.
And then to every ones surprise
Squirts water out his eyes.

He turns away his gloomy head,
Lays down, curls up like dead
Waving hilarity away.
Their ludicrous display.

He is an alchemist of old,
Turning sad into gold.
Making from his own disaster,
Gold, of human laughter.

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Toerag
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1 posted 09-15-99 11:27 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

All's I can say is that you seemingly know me?..........Wonderful work...
Seymour Tabin
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2 posted 09-15-99 12:00 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Toerag,
Not a surprise answer, but thank you.
You are a wit
With plenty of grit.
suthern
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3 posted 09-15-99 12:10 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Seymour: Well done... and I have to agree... you seem to be describing someone I know and love. *S*
Iloveit
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4 posted 09-15-99 12:32 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

yep, very well done, the picture painted in the poem is excellent, the sentiments too, and what can I say?....really well written
Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 09-15-99 02:48 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Suthern and ILoveit,
Your goodness is only exceeded by your kindness. Thank you both for the read and comments.
Sunshine
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Emmett Kelly, take a bow.

Wonderful work, Sy!
Nan
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7 posted 09-15-99 06:53 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

My hero....
Elizabeth
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8 posted 09-15-99 06:57 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I love it Seymour...you really are gifted.

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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..."

Andrew Scott
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I don't like clowns... my one true phobia, but I do like this poem. Excellent writing. You are one of the true treasures to be found here. I bow to you and yours.
hoot_owl_rn
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Laughter, the best of all medicines

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
Seymour Tabin
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11 posted 09-15-99 11:28 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sunshine, Nan, Lizzy Andrew and Hoot,
Thank you all for the wonderful words.
It is the bread of my mind. And I was hungry a long time, Love you all.
 
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