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The Sober Son

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Mr_Squint
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since 06-27-99
Posts 17
Bankstown, New South Wales, Au


0 posted 06-27-99 01:46 AM       View Profile for Mr_Squint   Email Mr_Squint   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mr_Squint's Home Page   View IP for Mr_Squint

My Mother? Dead.
My father? The convicted.
My life? Ruined.
I canít even walk down the street
Before I break down and weep.
All I have left is my mind
Because my eyes are so blind;
My hands so cold;
My ears like mould.
I can only think of the trees
Holding the crisp breeze.
Think about the sunset.
No goals of mine have been met.
I have to get away from this pain
Hop on a Sydney train
And run from my tears
Bad memories from all these years.
My dad has been jailed.
Because my motherís life has failed.
Left by myself all alone
No communication but a phone
No one to teach me to laugh
Or even to have a bath.
No one to wake me with the sun-rise.
My agony comes with no surprise.
When I pat a dog on its head
I have no feeling and think its dead.
With my soda there is no cream.
When I sleep there is no dream.
If I want I cannot smile
Because my happiness is not versatile.
I look in the fridge thereís nothing to eat;
I look outside thereís no one to meet.
I go to school everyday
And learn as I may.
But thereís is no pride and joy
Because I am not considered a boy.
Who can I call a friend?
Everyone has left once again.
Who are these people that teach?
What they do is preach.
They say that we are alive, happy and free.
Can they teach when they donít even know me.
Look at my life itís a mess.
Look at me canít even dress.

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A mailman was mailing mailmen to other mailmen so these mailmen could mail these mailmen in a mail truck that didn't mail mail but mailed men!!!
© Copyright 1999 Mr_Squint - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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since 05-20-99
Posts 24426
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


1 posted 06-27-99 09:03 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Welcome Aboard, Mr. Squint
I'm very happy to see that we're represented "Down Under"


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Fred Hobbs
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since 06-08-99
Posts 353
Tallahassee, Florida, US


2 posted 06-28-99 09:16 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

Welcome Mr. Squint (Great name!)

Your poem is well written and well taken. Hope to hear more from you.

sandman

elvira
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since 07-06-99
Posts 985
California


3 posted 07-17-99 04:32 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

what a gripping poem...i hope you are on auto e-mail notification...do come back and post more please!

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Childhood Memories...your countenance...hoarse whispers...My One and Only...Tribute to M.J... serving wench...stolen hours...devotion...Master...apart...


Sunshine
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since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


4 posted 07-17-99 09:37 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

And your "up" poem would be.....???

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Poet deVine
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since 05-26-99
Posts 25869
Hurricane Alley


5 posted 07-17-99 10:47 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Welcome to the family. Went to your website, but didn't see any poetry posted there! You should at least post this one!

Mr_Squint
Junior Member
since 06-27-99
Posts 17
Bankstown, New South Wales, Au


6 posted 07-17-99 10:49 AM       View Profile for Mr_Squint   Email Mr_Squint   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mr_Squint's Home Page   View IP for Mr_Squint

Hey guys/gals!!! -> Thanx for the boost of confidence!!! => Sure my poem may have been a little on the 'gloomy' side but I wrote this poem when I was feeling that way ~> I find it brings out your TRUE emotions -> And no Sunsshine, I don't alwayz write this way...Just take a look at my signature => Hope you have a few tears and laughs ~> After all, what is this world without some mixed feelings every now and again!?!?

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A mailman was mailing mailmen to other mailmen so these mailmen could mail these mailmen in a mail truck that didn't mail mail but mailed men!!!

- Mr_Squint
Mr_Squint
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since 06-27-99
Posts 17
Bankstown, New South Wales, Au


7 posted 07-17-99 11:07 AM       View Profile for Mr_Squint   Email Mr_Squint   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mr_Squint's Home Page   View IP for Mr_Squint

Hey Poet deVine, I just noticed your post straight after I posted my last one and thought I'd reply to yours -> I'm glad you liked my poem and sorry 'bout the web page => I believe that poetry is not neccessarily set out in verses and stanzas but it is the manipulation of words to create or evoke an emotion ~> And in my new web page you should get an emotion that makes you laugh or makes you think that I'm some sort of losty!!! -> It's at http://www.geocities.com/tokyo/highrise/4112/ Enojy and I hope you'll be kind enough to send it to anyone you know that has a sense of humor!!!

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A mailman was mailing mailmen to other mailmen so these mailmen could mail these mailmen in a mail truck that didn't mail mail but mailed men!!!
Sunshine
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since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
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8 posted 07-17-99 05:23 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Dear Mr_Squint

I'm sorry to say I spoke right away
and didn't deliver the humor right;
just so you know, I read your prose
and looking for more for insight.

It was well done. Sorry I didn't get that across to you...sometimes I think anyone can read my mind, and it's only me listening to the whispers in my head. Looking forward to much, much more.
Mr_Squint
Junior Member
since 06-27-99
Posts 17
Bankstown, New South Wales, Au


9 posted 07-18-99 02:10 AM       View Profile for Mr_Squint   Email Mr_Squint   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mr_Squint's Home Page   View IP for Mr_Squint

Greetings Sunshine -> I'm glad to be glad that you're glad about my poem => I saw the sunny side of your reply but I just wasn't sure if you liked it or not ~> I am currently working on another poem thanx to the numerous replies that I've received -> But I DO feel kind of wierd being a 16-turning-17 year old poet!!! => Still, I'll try to keep the poems coming ~> Sorry if I'm going to dissapoint you but the next poem isn't very 'up' -> It's just that I find more emotional-realtions with the 'down' kind of poems!!! => So, I'm sorry about that.
elvira
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since 07-06-99
Posts 985
California


10 posted 07-18-99 05:09 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

your poetry is great....do save it....i wrote as a teen, and didn't....still regret that....glad you came back

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Childhood Memories...your countenance...hoarse whispers...My One and Only...Tribute to M.J... serving wench...stolen hours...devotion...Master...apart...


Lost Dreamer
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since 06-20-99
Posts 2589
Normal, Illinois


11 posted 07-18-99 03:15 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

I thought your poem was excellent, and would also like to say welcome to our family.
Sunshine
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Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


12 posted 07-18-99 06:51 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Squint, I wrote many dark poems as a young teen...and I am looking forward to seeing many more postings from you. We're all simply glad to have you here. GB, Sunshine.
Mr_Squint
Junior Member
since 06-27-99
Posts 17
Bankstown, New South Wales, Au


13 posted 07-19-99 03:42 AM       View Profile for Mr_Squint   Email Mr_Squint   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mr_Squint's Home Page   View IP for Mr_Squint

O so many people with O so many nice things to say about my poem!!! -> I never really thought about writing poetry for fun!!! => But I AM doing it!!! ~> And with your support behind me, I'll continue to write many more works -> One that's already done is "Touched Unlike An Angel" => Do a search for it, and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!!!
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