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Balladeer
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0 posted 06-27-99 08:47 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

A star shines over Phoenix
And over Washington.
Another shines on Texas-
There's another! Oregon.

Virginia has a shining star
Oklahoma City, too.
Florida and Canada
Have bright stars in full view.

Tallahassee, Mississippi,
Light the evening sky.
The star above Ohio puts
A twinkle in my eye.

Over Michigan, a special star
And, farther north...my God!
I see the brilliance shining
From the star above Cape Cod.

All across this nation and, indeed,
All across this earth
Bright comet trails signify
Our poets giving birth.

Thank you, stars, for your bright light
And your illumination.
You make the world a brighter place
Through your determination.

Please know that I do love you all
For what you really are
And, anytime I need a friend,
I'll wish upon a star............
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Craig
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1 posted 06-27-99 08:57 PM       View Profile for Craig   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Craig

Well thought out and well written...but

Baladeer I would like to draw your attention
to someone you inadvertently failed to mention
Amidst all the magnificent stars that you see
I heard not a word of the black hole thatís me

Nan
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2 posted 06-27-99 08:57 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Balladeer, there's a pretty special star over Fort Lauderdale too....
and speaking of stars - This site has spread its wings to England, Australia, and Singapore as well... Any others I've missed??? How wonderful to circle the globe in a "Fit of Passions" - Don't ya think??

MuseFaire
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3 posted 06-27-99 08:58 PM       View Profile for MuseFaire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MuseFaire

what a lovely poem!!! It made me feel all special inside




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"Thought is the greatest of pleasures..." - Gustave Flaubert
Balladeer
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4 posted 06-27-99 09:06 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Craig..If you're referring to a "Black Hole" that sucks everything in due to its own design, then I agree. You are a black hole because you suck us in everytime you post one of your brilliant works.

Thank you, Nan, for noticing my little asteroid.

And, MuseFaire, that's because you ARE special!!
Sally S.
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5 posted 06-27-99 09:44 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

What a lovely tribute to all the friends here at Passions. Thank you.
Twinkle, twinkle.....
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


6 posted 06-27-99 10:44 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

What a lovely way to describe us! Thank you! Long may we twinkle! LOL
Alwye
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In the space between moments


7 posted 06-27-99 11:50 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Wow, excellent....what a way to make everyone here feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Thank you!!

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*Krista Knutson*
wayoutwalt
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since 06-22-99
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TEXAS (it's all big)


8 posted 06-28-99 12:11 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

aw durnit
ac
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9 posted 06-28-99 10:49 AM       View Profile for ac   Email ac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ac

Amazing and even so amazing is not enough to describe you...thanks for sharing your talent...by the way Nan, your stars have spread throughout the carribbean too...
Fred Hobbs
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10 posted 06-28-99 08:37 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,

Well that's a real nice thing to say
You sorta brought a tear
If you're ever passing through this way
Please stop, we'll have a beer

sandman
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11 posted 06-28-99 11:45 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Many thanks to all you stars.

Fred, count on it.
Lost Dreamer
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12 posted 06-29-99 06:31 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

I beleive that you have magic
flowing through your veins.
It pumps through your heart,
and channels to your brain.
Then through your fingertips
the words are generated,
that show your talent to us all.


Balladeer
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13 posted 06-29-99 09:00 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I have never seen kinder words pointed in my direction. Lost Dreamer, I thank you.
Krystal
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14 posted 06-29-99 05:05 PM       View Profile for Krystal   Email Krystal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krystal

Balladeer...
Beautifully done, and you're one of my favorite stars!

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Shannon D. Montgomery
("Krystal")
elvira
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15 posted 07-16-99 11:38 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

a little twinkle in CA, though not very bright...bathing under the stars of this marvelous site

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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...


Poetwheel
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16 posted 07-17-99 12:04 AM       View Profile for Poetwheel   Email Poetwheel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poetwheel's Home Page   View IP for Poetwheel

Though you don't write of reindeer pie
or oysters on parade
I've come to love your written words; the talent you've displayed

But talent alone does not explain the stir which you create
Your courage to say and your open heart - thats what makes you great

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Poetic Wheelbarrow
http://www.stormloader.com/poetwheel/den.html

armanca
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Tennessee


17 posted 07-17-99 12:45 PM       View Profile for armanca   Email armanca   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for armanca

Excuse me sir, don't mean to interrupt
I believe you missed a star as you looked up
I may be little up in the night
but i'm really quite a sight
I sit above a state you did not say
guess i'll have to send you my beaming ray
You better look now...above Arkansas
I'm the one yelling, "Over here ya'll!"
Sunshine
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18 posted 07-17-99 01:01 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Twinkle, twinkle over Kansas
I guess you just don't like my stanzas
so should I let this diminish my light
or was our Balladeer just not bright?

He failed to cover many others
and I know he can write longer verses
shall we give him another try?
or should he suffer from many curses?

(Couldn't help myself...this was left wide open for a little satire)
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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 07-17-99).]
Balladeer
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19 posted 07-17-99 04:20 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Poetwheel....thank you very, very much. Oysters on parade. Why didn't I think of that?

Carman..There are so many states I missed
And that sticks in my craw.
I know I didn't Tennessee
But now I Arkansas!

Sunshine..You'll have to try harder than that
To make me feel dumb.
If you don't tell me, how should I know
Where the heck you're from?

I should have guessed, though. Yep, you're right.
I guess I was quite dumb.
Your attitude does well exude
Jayhawkian aplomb!

I thank you all. If poetry can't be fun, then what's a meta for?
Sunshine
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20 posted 07-17-99 05:13 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ah Balladeer I hold you near
to my loving heart just now,
knowing that you can take a beating
and leave with a knightly bow.

You are so bold as to take hold
of wit, humor and cheer
so keep it up, my kindly sir
that we may speak kinder of Balladeer.

[And I'm glad to know you're a sports fan as well - or just a history buff in disguise.]

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



[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 07-17-99).]
aziza
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since 07-09-2006
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21 posted 05-31-2007 02:26 AM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

You know, I wasn't going to respond to another of your poems tonight (at the risk of sounding like a groupie ~ grins) ... but you charmed me with this one.  It's really fun to read and it made me smile -- I think that there are many 'stars' on these pages ... it's a pleasure to watch the shimmering of words.

A
Balladeer
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22 posted 05-31-2007 09:09 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Right you are, Aziza. There ARE many stars on these pages. Over the years new galaxies have been created, some have gone supernova, some have left comet trails and we even have a dwarf star called Toerag. Thank you for  enjoying and being a part of our milky way.
 
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