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The Man Who Couldn't Fit In

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Balladeer
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0 posted 06-26-99 11:11 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

There's a breed of man who deserves a warm hand,
Smile and raise your scotch or gin
And drink a toast to a man hated most -
The man who couldn't fit in.

Something in his heart sets him apart
From kindred, kith and kin.
Something in his mind leaves others behind.
He's the man who couldn't fit in.

He is laughed at and scorned and, when gone, he's mourned
Men discuss him with a grin.
He's adored and despised and quite criticized
As a man who couldn't fit in.

He's a lover, a dreamer, a builder, a schemer
Oh, the places his mind has been to.
For if it weren't for men who couldn't fit in,
There would be no place to fit into!

But his dedication brings no admiration
For his unpardonable sin
Of standing alone and on his own
Instead of just fitting right in.

So laugh once again at unfortunate men
Who will never be able to win
And let's fill our cups and then BOTTOMS UP!
To the man who couldn't fit in.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Haskins
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1 posted 06-26-99 11:22 PM       View Profile for Haskins   Email Haskins   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Haskins's Home Page   View IP for Haskins

I like the lyrical structure of the poem. It lends to the tone, a sadly celebratory tribute to the human condition. I like it.

-Haskins
ac
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2 posted 06-26-99 11:33 PM       View Profile for ac   Email ac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ac

Another definite winner...I think anyone who's anyone, at one time or another, have also been unable to fit in ... at least I know I can relate...Thanks for sharing it...
Poet deVine
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3 posted 06-27-99 12:02 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I know how that guy feels! I don't fit in anywhere most of the time.

Another good piece of writin' my friend.


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4 posted 06-30-99 10:48 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

This could stand for woman or man...well done.
Emmy
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5 posted 07-01-99 03:47 PM       View Profile for Emmy   Email Emmy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Emmy's Home Page   View IP for Emmy

The sing-song quality of this meaningful poem made it even more enjoyable. I like your style and the way it flows. This poem is meant to be read aloud! As for the subject matter, wonderfully well put. Everyone can relate to "the man who couldn't fit in", and there is a connection there for everyone to find. Bravo on your work!
jfreak
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6 posted 07-01-99 03:56 PM       View Profile for jfreak   Email jfreak   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jfreak

one word.....BRAVO!!!

jfreak
doreen peri
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7 posted 07-01-99 04:11 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Hey... I know that guy! Or as Pogo used to say, "We have met the enemy and they is us!" As usual, well done!
Balladeer
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8 posted 07-01-99 04:53 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I thank you all.......very much.
Andrew Scott
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9 posted 07-01-99 05:33 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Another fine piece of work. I enjoyed its lyrical quality and the truth of it all.
Alicat
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10 posted 07-01-99 07:35 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Wonderful piece of work. I feel the same everytime I dare wear my kilt in public.

Alicat
Fred Hobbs
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11 posted 07-01-99 07:49 PM       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

Balladeer,

Not sure how you thought of this
Although your point one couldn't miss
He'd fit in with my group I think
A fitting soul to which to drink
(Great as always)
fh
Broken_Winged_Angel
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12 posted 01-20-2005 05:50 AM       View Profile for Broken_Winged_Angel   Email Broken_Winged_Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Broken_Winged_Angel's Home Page   View IP for Broken_Winged_Angel

Final old posting bump up from me for the night I swear!!

But.. I have had this one opened while browsing through the others, and I've got to say..

That the best men I've ever met are those that didn't fit in!

Thank you for the tribute to them

Cheers!

Your time is here.  Take one last look at it, then never come back.  This part of your life is already over...

Balladeer
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13 posted 01-20-2005 07:10 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, Angel!
latearrival
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14 posted 06-13-2010 07:44 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Always  felt sorry for this guy and I know some woman who fit the description. Latearrival
 
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