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Why Not Sell Me Next

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wayoutwalt
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0 posted 06-24-99 11:47 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for wayoutwalt

Raised in a flea market
A chicken box my bed
Countless battles i designed
With soldiers made of lead

Tucked underneath a table
Keeping away from harm
I would often venture out
Overtaken by the charm

Hearing the thunderous crowd
The fear inside me grew
As i raised up the sheet
That blocked against my view

Two legs hindered the way
Before my homemade den
Looking past to a sign
I could not read back then

What held my gaze intently
The drawing of a man
A helmet strapped on tightly
A rifle gripped in hand

Next to it a rocket ship
But that I didn't care
Losing myself in the mob
The current took me there

I stood before the display
Marveling at the scene
Of all the brand new soldiers
Brilliantly colored green

I asked the lady nicely
If I could stay and play
I put on my pouty face
That always gets my way

This time it didn't work
She pointed to the crowd
I fell down on the spot
And cried a bit too loud

My mother scooped me up
She noticed I was lost
We split ourselves a coke
Sold the car for the cost

She set me down to bed
Wiped the tears from my eyes
I reached out for my toys
But that was my surprise

I started wailing again
My mother was perplexed
She'd sold my soldiers off
So why not sell me next

© Copyright 1999 Walt Burns - All Rights Reserved
Nicole
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since 06-23-99
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1 posted 06-24-99 12:07 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

This touches me in a way that very little has. Brilliant!!
Krystal
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since 06-19-99
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2 posted 06-24-99 06:36 PM       View Profile for Krystal   Email Krystal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krystal

Awww... heart-rending. This was beautifully written. I'm at a loss for words, actually...

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Shannon D. Montgomery
("Krystal")
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3 posted 06-24-99 06:40 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Walt,
You're becoming a must-read. Well done!!!!
elvira
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since 07-06-99
Posts 985
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4 posted 07-21-99 01:16 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

touching, amusing, well put together, maybe we can sell this poem to the highest bidder?

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one night at the airport...Childhood Memories...eight short weeks...your countenance...hoarse whispers...My One and Only...Tribute to M.J... serving wench...the mistress...stolen hours... devotion...Master...apart...


DreamEvil
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5 posted 07-21-99 01:19 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

walt, I knew you had the Gift, but Wow!

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
DreamEvil©


Dragon
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since 07-14-99
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Highmount,NY ,USA


6 posted 07-21-99 01:33 AM       View Profile for Dragon   Email Dragon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dragon

Oh Walt! This was truly your best.A Dragons tear for you my friend.
wayoutwalt
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7 posted 07-21-99 01:57 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

thank you guys i still have the lead soldiers over at grannys so dont fret they are safe only missin a few that she sold o woe
Delores Hall
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since 07-16-99
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8 posted 07-21-99 02:16 PM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

This guy is good. I wish I could write as well as you.
Sundance
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since 07-11-99
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9 posted 07-21-99 02:47 PM       View Profile for Sundance   Email Sundance   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sundance

You r way to good! I could never compare!

~one voice~
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since 07-08-99
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Billings, MT USA


10 posted 07-21-99 03:05 PM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Walt...you never fail to amaze me! Keep up the good work! k?

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~onevoice~

"I never kissed somebody so that they would break my heart."

Gentle Soul
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since 07-12-99
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Vinton,Ohio USA


11 posted 07-21-99 03:59 PM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Soul

in the words of DreamEvil... you humble me! hehehe..

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Gėnt£ė¤§°ū£

Andrew Scott
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12 posted 07-21-99 05:30 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Very good Sir WOW. Reminds me of the GI JOE locker box I had as a kid. Don't know where it went, but about three years ago I saw one in an antique store with a $400 price tag! Ah, the price of youth.
Lost Dreamer
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13 posted 07-21-99 05:44 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

excellent poem.
I can remember having a tag sale when I was young to get money to go to the amusement park. I put all my Barbie dolls,their cloths, and the case they were all in out to be sold for $1. I had about 14 of them in there, I have wanted to slap myself silly many times since.
 
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