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Balladeer
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0 posted 06-08-99 09:11 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

It was just a tiny diner
On a lonely, one-way street.
Not much in the way of finery
Another place to eat.

Perhaps a cup of soup or pie or such
From menus on the wall,
An iced tea if you're dry but not much
Anything else at all.

I saw her in the corner
From the corner of my eye
And felt like Jackie Horner
With his finger in the pie.

Her beauty set aside my hunger;
She was perfect to a fault
And I felt twenty-five years younger
As my heart turned somersaults.

Her features were magnificent!
I really do believe
A face like that was heaven sent.
Then she got up to leave.

I knew that I just had to have her
As I watched her graceful stride
And, with what courage I could gather,
Turned and followed her outside.

I guess she knew that I would follow.
She was waiting in the street
And my throat grew dry and hollow
Both my knees, spaghetti weak.

She said she felt the same attraction
That I felt but, to my sorrow,
Said if I would like some action,
It would have to be tomorrow.

She took a pencil from a pocket
And wrote something on a card,
Then sent me shooting like a rocket
As she reached and kissed me, hard.

What can I say about that kiss she gave?
I moaned with ecstacy
And I was fighting not to misbehave
As she was pressed to me.

Her lips were so deliciously devine
We could have kissed til dawn,
Then whispered, "Call me when you have the time.",
Turned, and she was gone.

It seemed I stood there an eternity.
I felt so rooster proud.
I took the card she handed me
And read her name aloud.

I loved her! I admired her! I adored her!...
Now I HATE her!
The card she gave read, MARILYN -
FEMALE IMPERSONATOR.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Sally S.
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1 posted 06-08-99 10:24 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

What can I say? I loved it! The surprise ending...GREAT! Still laughing as I type away here. You have quite a talent sir.
Nan
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2 posted 06-08-99 11:03 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

What does a female impersonator look like??


Fred Hobbs
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3 posted 06-09-99 07:12 AM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs

They don't look like that one Nan. At least not the ones I've noticed.

Cool poem Balladeer. You didn't call him, didya?
fjones
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4 posted 06-09-99 07:52 AM       View Profile for fjones   Email fjones   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fjones

You are a great story teller!

What a talent- I enjoy all your poems!
Sunshine
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5 posted 06-28-99 03:55 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Truth or dare: fact or fiction?
sea_of_okc
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6 posted 06-29-99 08:53 AM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

Next time you visit New Orleans Balladeer stay out of the french quarter...LOL. Very funny... I enjoyed it as usual.
Krystal
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7 posted 06-29-99 05:08 PM       View Profile for Krystal   Email Krystal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krystal

hahahaha.... Funny!
You did a great job of telling this story here ... I've heard stories like this before, but never in such beautiful form, of course!

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Shannon D. Montgomery
("Krystal")
elvira
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8 posted 07-07-99 12:31 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

giggles and curtsies to you
Moonlight
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9 posted 07-07-99 03:24 PM       View Profile for Moonlight   Email Moonlight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Moonlight's Home Page   View IP for Moonlight

surely they had some surgery done to get you that excited *L* :p
Great poem, Balladeer!
Andrew Scott
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10 posted 07-07-99 03:35 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Thanks for the fine words and a good laugh
The cover of a book never tells the story within.
Balladeer
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11 posted 07-07-99 04:32 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

My hearty thanks to you all!
Balladeer
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12 posted 08-05-99 11:00 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Sending this one back to ya, Lucie!
Delores Hall
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Great one Ballader.Got a good chuckle.
Toerag
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Yep, I've been to New Orleans too! Loved the ending....whole damn thing was great...I hate you!
hoot_owl_rn
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Absolutely roared laughing with this one

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Lost Dreamer
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must have been a mighty fine impersonater for you not to realize! At least in this instance behavin paid off.
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17 posted 08-06-99 09:58 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

ROFL.... wonderful!!!!
Seymour Tabin
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18 posted 08-06-99 01:02 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

It read just as good as the first time. and I loved it then.
LngJhnAg
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19 posted 08-06-99 01:43 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Ballader, you poor poor man,
I know what you've been through.
Not many others could understand
You the way I do.

When this happened to myself,
Not so very long ago.
I set about to get some help,
To recover from this blow.

I know that you are well-loved,
And you'll get past this point, too.
But, 'Deer, your kisses are enough,
To make me wish I'd not kissed you!


great poem, 'Deer



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