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Balladeer
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0 posted 06-20-99 10:40 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

Dear Mister editor;

I found an error in the news that I would like to mention
With hopes that you are kind enough to give it your attention,
For, on the page announcing deaths, I found it rather queer
That, though I searched from start to end, my name did not appear.

Although it is a small mistake, I feel, in my condition,
That I deserve at very least a little recognition.
I can't believe you didn't know that I had passed away.
You spelled the name right of my wife we buried yesterday.

Or did you think those left behind can just go right on living,
Faced with only emptiness and nothing left for giving?
Taken from the only thing that kept my heart alive,
How is it possible you'd think that I could still survive?

Your writers on the evening shift must have heard the sound
My torn heart made the moment that they placed her in the ground.
Perhaps they thought a cold wind rose and blew with icy breath
Instead of knowing it was me within the throes of death.

Now that I have done my best to bring this fact to light
I'm sure that you are willing to correct your oversight.
Tomorrow in the morning news, please try to tell my side
For, though I breathe, I feel as if I were the one who died.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Genea
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1 posted 06-20-99 10:49 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

Balladeer,

Very cool indeed!

~Genea
Poet deVine
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2 posted 06-20-99 11:12 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

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Tears, again, my friend...thank you for a lovely poem!
Sally S.
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3 posted 06-20-99 11:19 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

sigh...
weep...
Oh, that did it.
sniffle.....
I warned you.....sigh.
You are a brilliant talent.
No words....
Balladeer
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4 posted 06-20-99 11:27 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you, Genea and Poet deVine

Sally..perhaps a nice chablis.........
Alwye
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In the space between moments


5 posted 06-21-99 01:34 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Wow, excellent. So unique...how do you do it? Everyone of your poems are so unique and saturated with obvious talent....True pieces of great work.

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*Krista Knutson*
Dusk Treader
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6 posted 06-21-99 01:39 AM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

::sob:: Wow... completely awestruck... incredibly writing Balladeer...

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*Dusk Treader* pacing the path between dark and light.


Krystal
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7 posted 06-21-99 02:09 AM       View Profile for Krystal   Email Krystal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krystal

Oh my... I must agree ... INCREDIBLE WRITING!
How sad, but you pierce the heart of emotion.
Very well done! You are incredibly talented.

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Shannon D. Montgomery
("Krystal")
sea_of_okc
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8 posted 06-21-99 09:14 AM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

Oh balladeer! sniffle, snuffle... heart-rending...
Balladeer
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9 posted 06-21-99 10:45 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

My overflowing thanks to all of you for your encouraging words.
Christina Myers
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10 posted 06-21-99 07:02 PM       View Profile for Christina Myers   Email Christina Myers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Christina Myers's Home Page   View IP for Christina Myers

wonderful piece... reminscent of Natalie Merchant's "My Beloved Wife".... Balladeer you remind me of songs I like to sing. ;-)

I expected the piece to be about a poem or story getting ignored.. how nice to be pleasantly surprised. Bravo

"newbie"

Christina
ac
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11 posted 06-21-99 07:40 PM       View Profile for ac   Email ac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ac

How do you do it... you're simply amazing...everytime I read one heart wrenching piece I figure it just couldn't possibly get better... I've never been so glad to be so wrong...ofcourse, with anything coming from you I should really know better...I must know are you married?...NO, don't tell me I couldn't bear more heartache...

[This message has been edited by ac (edited 06-21-99).]
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12 posted 07-16-99 01:09 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine


aziza
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13 posted 05-31-2007 02:02 AM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

All I can think to say is

== Thank you. ==

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