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Toerag
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0 posted 09-16-99 09:56 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

God, I want a hundred billion dollars,
Please grant this wish for me.
I want to purchase happiness,
For all of those in need.

I want to buy a school,
Where kids would never fear,
Hire the greatest teachers and,
Start each class with prayer.

I want to buy some houses,
For the homeless on the street,
Food for all the hungry,
Nourishment for the weak.

I want to make a different world,
We've ruined this one so bad,
Guess we've not appreciated,
Everything we had.

People suffering and in despair,
The news is grim most every day,
TV's all sex and violence,
Our morals are in decay.

So grant this wish for me dear God,
I'll use the money in your name,
Well, I may buy myself one little Porsche,
But I'll put "God" on the license plate.
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suthern
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1 posted 09-16-99 10:00 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Ahhh, sweet Toe... will you put your name on that list of those to receive happiness? *G* And make it the lasting kind... not such that will be marred by the Porsche's first flat tire? LOL.

Wonderful poem!!! How I wish your prayer could come true... you'd need that Porsche to speed you from good deed to good deed! *G*
Iloveit
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2 posted 09-16-99 10:01 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

oh gosh I just loved this, even down to the license plate LOLOL...
Pepper
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3 posted 09-16-99 10:03 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

wonderful wishes....was Joplin an inspiration for some of this? .......

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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4 posted 09-16-99 10:03 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Lovey: But you know he wouldn't want people to think he was referring to himself as God... so that license plate would probably read "In God we trust!" *G*
WhtDove
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5 posted 09-16-99 10:12 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Well, well, well. And you say your stuff sucks? On the contrary, if I spelled that right. LOL I wish I could do the same, but I have this problem of not having enough money either. God knows your heart Toe! Be careful what you wish for you might just get it...though I don't think you'll get the porche, you'd get in too much trouble. LOL
Great JOB!!!!!!
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6 posted 09-16-99 10:13 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Don't forget to ask Him to keep the IRS out of your pocket. Great poem Toe.

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 09-16-99 10:14 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Nicely written Toe and it gave me a laugh as usual

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
Andrew Scott
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8 posted 09-16-99 02:31 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

I have no doubt that you would do wonderful work, much like this piece here. Unfortunately I don't think any amount of money would get the job done... and only a Porsche? God deserves at the least a BMW top end luxury sedan.
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9 posted 09-16-99 02:52 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Ain't fooling me. You want that money for a membership in "Hair Club for Men" for a little touch-up!

Good poem, Toe. I'll have to try free verse sometime!
Toerag
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10 posted 09-16-99 03:46 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

thanx gang.....I appreciate the kind words....I actually worked a few minutes on this one....can ya tell?.....LOL.....

Balladeer.....Some folks hair turns gray, some folks hair turns loose...mines gray....sorry to say....your's is gone...Now then.....I don't believe ya got a hair on your ass if ya don't start ripping me again ya sheep lovin' fool!...but, thanks for the nice words....Yanno I don't get many of 'em.

Yall have a great afternoon now....ya hear?
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11 posted 09-16-99 03:50 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

So nice Toe-if I could grant this wish I would.

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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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12 posted 09-16-99 03:59 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Rip you, my cohort and valued friend? How can you even think I would consider such a thing? Your simplicity and ignoramity are very special to me. Since you are pleading, however, I can see that, as a true friend, it my my duty to accomodate you. In words you can understand....watch yore ass, buster!

btw...my mane is long and thick, befitting a Leo...no little bald spot in the back, like some I know......and what IS a professor of photography, anyway, sort of like a Kodak King or sumpthin'?
Toerag
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13 posted 09-16-99 04:05 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Ya don't know how good ya look, till ya had your picture took.....and what's this "long and thick crap?".....Your nose hairs?......Geesch....it sure aint' your scalp or that other little wart ya call a love machine....LOL.....You're a fine fella Balladeer...and I got to be one of the first to admit I admire ya...didja get any strange email lately?

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14 posted 09-16-99 04:14 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Toe, if it was from you or LJA, calling it strange is redundant! LOL

ROFL @ the responses... this place is definitely the answer to one prayer! *S*
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15 posted 09-16-99 04:30 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

yeah, I got one, 'gander. And I didn't open it, either!!
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16 posted 09-16-99 08:49 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great poem Toe! I enjoyed this one and the touch of humor at the end! And let's not forget the never-ending comedy when you guys all get going at each other!!

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WhtDove
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17 posted 09-16-99 11:30 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

You guys, I don't know what I'd do without ya! You really crack me up!!!! Nose hairs and Kodak's...LOL..ahhh!
Isis
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18 posted 09-17-99 12:23 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

You said it so much better than I did earlier today>>>:

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Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
~Isis~


Christopher
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19 posted 09-17-99 02:11 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Great job toe!
But that part about "morals in decay..." isn't that like the pot calling the kettle...
Michael
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20 posted 09-17-99 02:26 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

You make me laugh more than you know Toerag but you almost got me to tears with this one.
You've touched some pretty healthy issues here. What ever happened to starting class with prayer anyway?

Michael
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21 posted 09-17-99 10:33 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is just ToeGod to be true.....
juanita
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22 posted 09-17-99 01:08 PM       View Profile for juanita   Email juanita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for juanita

Toerag, did you buy your lottery ticket jet?
You'are too funny...and such a good heart!
keep it up!!!!
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if you win the lottery, remember me
 
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