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H. Arlequin
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0 posted 09-25-1999 02:33 AM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

Melancholies


Few sadder things you'll ever see:
an imprisoned dove who can't get free;
poor, outcast kids who won't go home;
a man and wife who dine alone;
wee baby's cry with no one near;
life giving words she will not hear;
her heart closed tight with love in sight;
the forlorn face once their first fight.

The saddest sight for any bird,
a Canadian gander heard
one sportsman's shot across his world,
saw his mate for life, lifeless hurled
to the earth she could never leave;
and to what end he now must grieve?
Bloody fine job. Nice shot, old boy!
Pity man with his deadly toy!

No sadder union I know of,
the Black Widow Spider's show of
her parlor, its bedroom beside
to provide her lover's short ride.
His gene pool's soaring last action,
for a second and a fraction...
too late his adieu, he's the stew
a la carte, entree de menu!

The saddest natural event,
a kingly old elk on the scent,
estrus engaging attention;
surprised, no matter his dimension,
from another, he must win the prize!
The ursurper soon has her eyes,
old stag--now, has-been til he dies,
his libido, no more shall rise.

The saddest thing of all, I fear,
is the old man beyond his year
certain, it's his fate to endear
any female that he comes near.
For him it's hard to surrender
the idea, the other gender
is confused and amused at him,
his chances, 'tween zero and slim.


--H. Arlequin
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Poems From the Goober Tree http://nathoo.wustl.edu/goober_tree.htm
© Copyright 1999 H. Arlequin - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 09-25-1999 10:55 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

HA - ...second verse.. just like the first


Let not those burdens callous thee;
Take charge of them instead.
Cast out those wretched thoughts and see
You'll cheer your troubled head !
Pepper
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since 08-19-99
Posts 3134
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2 posted 09-25-1999 11:26 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

exquisite as is all your work Sir.....

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
caroline
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since 08-16-99
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3 posted 09-25-1999 11:33 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

H. you really know how to get a point across Love your poetry!

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
snow in summer
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4 posted 09-26-1999 11:58 AM       View Profile for snow in summer   Email snow in summer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for snow in summer

what a neat poem. i love the twists and turns it takes building to the final sad lament that is the ending.
H. Arlequin
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since 08-23-99
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5 posted 09-29-1999 04:27 PM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

tx nan, pepper, snow, and caroline :-))

smoooooches for the encouragement!!!


HA
passing shadows
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6 posted 01-04-2003 04:48 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

yeah
 
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