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Balladeer
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0 posted 06-06-99 08:47 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

The mountain stood within my sight
With jagged peaks that reached so high
They hid the twinkling stars at night
Embedded in the summer sky.

And, high upon the mountain's face
Clear waterfalls cascaded down
The side until they reached the base
To water fruit trees in the ground.

So held in awe, so struck was I
By this stone monument I spied
I bid my hill a fond farewell
And journeyed to the mountain's side.

But, as I stood there at the base,
The mountain did not seem so high.
It's trees were barren, void of fruit
And water falls ran dry.

Then, as I stared into the night
Across the lonesome valley floor,
A mountain stood within my sight...
The hill I'd known before.

Now, sitting on that valley floor,
I am forced to pay the cost
For the hill that I thought mountainous
And the mountain that I lost.


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Poet deVine
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1 posted 06-06-99 09:03 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Beautiful! We have no such mountains here in the desert...just small bumps in the ground. I enjoyed my trip, via your words, to a wondrous place. Great poet, Balladeer!
fjones
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2 posted 06-07-99 12:13 PM       View Profile for fjones   Email fjones   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fjones

Yes--The old saying "Greener Pastures" -
And you have said it so beautifully.

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Genea
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3 posted 06-27-99 01:00 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

This just shows, the grass is NOT always greener. Also, when we put a person on a pedestal, the only way they can go, is down.

~Genea
Krystal
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4 posted 06-27-99 03:22 PM       View Profile for Krystal   Email Krystal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krystal

Wonderful... I enjoyed reading this, as I do all of your poetry.

Also... Genea, I agree with you!

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Shannon D. Montgomery
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5 posted 06-27-99 03:33 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

You've done it again, Dear Balla! Very nicely executed (not to mention a pretty darned important message, too). Nice going.
Andrew Scott
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6 posted 06-27-99 05:51 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Hapiness is a three foot putt, but so much sweeter when sunk from eighteen. Once agian, I bow to the hand that writes with such insight. Also, thanks very much for the read and response on my own works.

Andrew
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7 posted 06-28-99 10:14 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Beautiful. Thank you for your insight.
DreamEvil
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8 posted 07-18-99 04:15 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I had to bring this up. Reminded me a bit of home.

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Being paranoid is the biggest reason I'm still around to practice my paranoia.
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9 posted 07-18-99 04:19 AM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Dream, I'm glad you brought this up...I needed this message, Balladeer. Thank you. ~one voice~
blueloon
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10 posted 07-18-99 11:55 AM       View Profile for blueloon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for blueloon

Just when I thought that I wasn't home sick! Your words brought me home and for you I am thankful.
blueloon
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11 posted 07-18-99 08:15 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

nice job

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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot
 
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