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One Trick Pony

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Balladeer
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0 posted 06-06-99 06:54 PM       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

I wrote some lines down one time,
Added rhythym, meter, some rhyme
Made a poem that I considered to be quite good.
I took it to a local reading
Received some praise (that I'd been needing)
And acted quite demure, the way great poets should.

Shortly thereafter I sought places
Where I recognized no faces
And, once again, my one creation I outpoured.
Oh, what a difference to a man makes
Kindly smiles and pats and handshakes
And the feeling one's respected and adored.

But now my secret's out
And I'm to blame.
Oh, how I feel the shame!
For I'm a...........

One trick pony
A literary phony!
That one poem is the only thing I've made.
Though I think it would be terrific
To be creative and prolific,
That one poem is my only stock and trade!

Sure, I have tried to write another,
Even prayed to Virgin Mother
Begged to God to take my pen and make words flow.
But, like the squid, who gives birth one time,
I gave birth to naught but one rhyme..
That one rhyme the only offspring I will know.

I still do go around to meetings,
Though, deep inside, I feel I'm cheating
And, time again, my recitation is the same.
Though by now everyone has heard it,
I have no other way to word it
So, once again, I come with that same tired refrain.

And, when they see me come,
I hear them say
"Look who's here today!
It's that same....

One trick pony.
That literary phony.
We're gonna to hear that same tired poem once more!"
And, before I can say the first words,
I hear mumblings and cursewords
And my ego takes a nose dive to the floor!

I guess I'll have to stop pretending
That I haven't reached the ending..
I'll take my cue and lay my pencil down.
And, if someone asks me sometime
If I have ever written some rhyme,
I'll just smile and say, "No, I just horsed around!"
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 06-06-99 09:07 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You must have written this about someone else! There is no way you could be a one trick pony! It's been a long time since I've read and admired so much from one person. You are a team of thorobred stallions racing forth into Passion's poetic history!
Sunshine
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2 posted 07-01-99 02:48 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thought I'd go back and find
Balladeers first time rhymes
and what I found to be true
is that Balladeer is good, he ain't no fool!

[Nor one trick pony]

Wonderful!

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Sunshine

Words will always express our feelings true

Sunshine
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3 posted 08-24-99 09:58 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Back to the top to show all the newbies that it's not who you know, it's what you know!

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Nan
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4 posted 08-27-99 12:52 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Hey Balladeer - somebody wrote this poem and put your name on it - It's a darn good poem too... If it weren't claiming not to be a good writer, I'd swear it was you.....
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5 posted 08-27-99 01:03 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

That's a helluva long poem you wrote, 'Deer one... if it's truly just one great epic. *G* And on so many varied topics... taking us from laughter to tears to tears of laughter... It might have been hard to sit through all at one time due to sheer duration... but by breaking it up into episodes here on the forum, you once more hear applause! LOL.
Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 08-27-99 01:36 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
I agree with Nan.
but a one trick pony
A literary phony,
are such good lines I can see why you had to write a poem with them. And I might add a wonderful one.
Terri
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7 posted 08-29-99 04:07 AM       View Profile for Terri   Email Terri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Terri

So YOU have my pony!

Seriously...you're giving me goosebumps, fella. This is the first I've seen this poem and what is weird is that I made reference to the aforementioned critter in response to reviews of my first poem "Past Lives". Your poem describes EXACTLY how I feel. You are either truly amazing OR you're my long lost twin. My money is on amazing : )


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latearrival
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