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Must Believe (starts off humorous)

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Blondie
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0 posted 09-21-1999 04:12 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Blondie

* written in a child's perspective
* "We must believe the things we teach our children." --W. Wilson

I'm happy to say I'm a kid
I know what King Henry did
I know lots more than my dad
I know what happens when he's mad.

I know why my mom can't cook
Dad says she can't read a recipe book
I know why the lightning is so bright
I know why my mom tucks me in so tight.

I know that my goldfish always dies
Then these big tears fall from my eyes
I know why my cat licks her paws
I know why Moses had a set of laws.

I know how to tie my Nike shoe
I know why my mom says, "I love you!"
I know how to color in the lines
I know why the sun always shines.

I know the difference 'tween girls and boys
Girls like barbies, and boys like toys
I know what soaps for when you've lied
Mom says,"Hold you nose, and open wide."

I know I have to take a bath
I know 2+2=4 in math
I know how to cut my nails all neat
I know never to eat a doggy treat.

All these things will one day help me out
but guns is something they never told me 'bout
Now I sit and hold my friend Anthony
Because no one had the time to sit and talk to me.
© Copyright 1999 Melissa - All Rights Reserved
Toerag
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1 posted 09-21-1999 04:15 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Blondie....hell lady..that's more than I know?...'cept for the soap thinggie....I learned that, over and over and over again....LOL...very well done lass
Blondie
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2 posted 09-21-1999 04:17 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

ROTFL...Thanks Toe...it's nothing compared to your poems but it's something I kind of put some heart in, even though it does have a "simple" rhyme
Christopher
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3 posted 09-21-1999 04:18 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

What a way to grab a persons attention. have them smiling, then CRUSH THEIR HEART!
A very good way to put across an important message.
Iloveit
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4 posted 09-21-1999 04:28 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

yep, liked it a lot, your heart comes through
Blondie
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5 posted 09-21-1999 04:35 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

Thanks everyone for your replys, means a lot.
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6 posted 09-21-1999 05:22 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Very well done... and wonderful message!
Blondie
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7 posted 09-21-1999 07:42 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

Thanks suthern, hope it reaches some people in this forum.
hoot_owl_rn
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8 posted 09-21-1999 07:48 PM       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

Blondie...the sudden change in tone of this poem really caught me off gaurd. The ending in light of recent events, took my head for a spin and caught my heart in it's grasp. Thanks for sharing
Tara Simms
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9 posted 09-21-1999 08:02 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

Blondie, your simple rhyme really "made" the poem. It just goes to show that even our young children are affected by the recent craze of children playing with guns. Great way to get the message across. Bravo!

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Work like you don't need the money, love like it's never going to hurt, dance like nobody's watching.
Blondie
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10 posted 09-21-1999 09:36 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

Thank you very much. I thought the simple rhyme might seem to childish for you people in the forum but it seems most of you like it which brings my spirits right back up.
loverbaby
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11 posted 09-21-1999 10:47 PM       View Profile for loverbaby   Email loverbaby   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for loverbaby

that was very insperational.....i know exactaly where you come form...i mena i never shot anyone..but you know...
Pepper
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12 posted 09-21-1999 10:57 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Blondie,what a captivating piece....kudos my dear.....

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Seymour Tabin
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13 posted 09-21-1999 11:06 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Blondie,
Simple and good is not easy, it's something I always strive for and you captured it here.
Great job.
Blondie
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14 posted 09-22-1999 02:47 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

Thanks to everyone! These comments really lifted me up...I might even try to write another poem like this one. We'll see if I can pull it off
RainbowGirl
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15 posted 09-22-1999 07:23 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

and back to the top this goes...

Blondie, I'm smiling here..

oops clarification....not for the damage to your friend and you but because it was ALL so well said...time is everything...

HUGS

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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.



[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 09-22-1999).]
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


16 posted 09-22-1999 10:19 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You did quite well, and thank you for posting!
WhtDove
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17 posted 09-22-1999 11:27 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Blondie this was great! Humerous and then wham! But so true. Really makes your point stand out! I really liked this!!!
Blondie
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18 posted 09-23-1999 03:14 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

Thanks sunshine and dove...maybe one day I'll be as good as you two...hmmm, that'll be a good 10 yrs from now haha.

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