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Balladeer
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SHADOW LAND LADY


She is real - but not really
She belongs - but not quite
Has a man - but then only
At night.

She can feel - but not fully
Dwells rarely on pride
Not alone - but she's lonely
Inside.

She's a shadow land lady;
Lives well - but she lives
On the baubles and crumbs
That a married man gives

And she thinks she is winning
Doesn't know she has lost
Till the day comes to add up
The cost.

She's a cute decoration
A small porcelain doll
And she lives like a taxi -
On call.

She's secure - but unsurely
Has a house - but no home
At his whim, she will wind up
Alone.

She's a shadow land lady
Living only at night
She can stay - if she stays out
Of sight.

And the clock keeps on ticking
Days keep moving along
Soon her youth and her life
Will be gone.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Leigh Anne
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1 posted 06-15-99 09:16 PM       View Profile for Leigh Anne   Email Leigh Anne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Leigh Anne's Home Page   View IP for Leigh Anne

Wow, how incredibly though provoking! I have enjoyed your works so much! Keep it up!
fjones
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2 posted 06-15-99 09:26 PM       View Profile for fjones   Email fjones   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fjones

Have mercy!
Nan
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Living that way is a travesty....
The more fortunate escape those worms and live better lives - in the shadows of their former selves.....
Poet deVine
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Lipstick smears
alone again
morning arrives
itís time for gin

In the mirror
my soul looked at me
and cried out
in antipathy

Money gained
from stranger lust
moving closer to
dust to dust.

Genea
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5 posted 06-15-99 10:57 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

wow....and i just read about Charles Kurault this week! hehe
~Genea
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6 posted 06-16-99 09:19 AM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

Dang! This made my heart ache for the lady. Very strong and accurate (in my humble opinion) portrayal of a mistress. So sad, such a waste to settle for second string...
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elvira
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8 posted 07-16-99 01:30 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

being "the other woman" isn't all bad, if it is a conscious choice

------------------
one night at the airport...Childhood Memories...your countenance...eight short weeks...My One and Only...hoarse whispers...
What will it be?...break my heart...hour after hour...serving wench...take a guess...sink or swim...stolen hours...the mistress...
companion...Perfection...a little girl...Mr. Jones...life is like...insomnia...devotion...too soon...07-20-69...craving...change...
Master...apart...pride...plain...hush...then...D/s...shameless self-promotion



[This message has been edited by elvira (edited 08-20-99).]
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


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I think I'm beginning to read B'deer's poetry for the comments alone. [lol] Another good one, sir, back to the top.
LngJhnAg
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10 posted 08-20-99 01:41 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

'Deer

Oh yeah!!!!??? What about shadowland married guys??? Isn't there any pity for them? Me? Nope... retired.

As for you two vixen (elvira and deVine) ...tsk tsk... you are naughty naughty girls!!!

[This message has been edited by LngJhnAg (edited 08-20-99).]
Seymour Tabin
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Balladeer,
Don't know how I missed this one but it deserves another kick. You have a mind like a steel trap.
Sue
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WOW! Your poems are always so excruciatingly accurate! And you write so consistently, unbelievably well!
Sally S.
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13 posted 08-21-99 05:15 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

You could definitely sing this my 'deer. mmmmmm...mmmmmm.....yes, a sad song I'd say.
hoot_owl_rn
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Had me thinking with this one Balladeer
aziza
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15 posted 06-20-2007 02:14 AM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

See what I mean?
Wow.  You kinda hit that one hard and right on the head.

A
Klassy Lassy
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16 posted 11-06-2007 02:35 PM       View Profile for Klassy Lassy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Klassy Lassy

Sometimes, that's the way it is.  What those blue eyes see...  ~KL
 
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