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Cutting Corners©

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Genea
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since 06-15-99
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0 posted 07-02-99 09:41 AM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Genea

[scene: Two guys having a beer at a bar. One guy turns to the other and says….]

A woman’s gotta shop
For new clothes to wear
There’s money for her nails
Massages and her hair.

A movie or maybe two
Dinners out with friends
Running tight on cash
Where will it all end?

Her heart’s stretched to its limit
Her love budget isn’t balanced
She’s cut wasteful spending
And even her allowance.

We all have excess baggage
Things we’d rather just forget
But they make us who we are
And who we become, and yet

It’s good to pause and take stock
And lighten our emotional load
And make sure we’re on a fresh path
Not the same old winding road.

But when I told her to consider
Getting out of her rut
I never ever expected
To be a corner she would cut!

Cutting corners, my oh my!
I was her corner before she said goodbye
Cutting corners has rounded me out
And taught me what life’s about.

So next time you feel, like giving free advice
To a friend overloaded, you better think twice!
You could end up like me, knocking on a door that’s shut
Friend, you just might be, the next corner she cuts.
© Copyright 1999 Genea - All Rights Reserved
elvira
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since 07-06-99
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1 posted 07-15-99 04:08 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

i found this poem rather nice, surprised to find it buried, and without any replies

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

azblond
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since 07-01-99
Posts 651
The Steamy Desert


2 posted 07-15-99 04:43 AM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for azblond

elvira...you are doing a wonderful job of digging up ones that somehow were missed...I truly enjoyed this too...Sorry I missed it the first time around Genea!
DreamEvil
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since 06-22-99
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3 posted 07-15-99 05:38 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I liked this one as well.

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I am not responsible for how you choose to interpret what I say.
DreamEvil©


Genea
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4 posted 07-15-99 10:40 AM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

Thanks everyone...i like to do that too - search thru the 'archives' for an overlooked poem from my fellow poets.

~Genea
Sunshine
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since 06-25-99
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Listening to every heart


5 posted 07-15-99 11:05 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Genea, this sounds surprisingly close to what Balladeer might write...is he taking a leaf out of YOUR books?

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Sunshine

Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ

Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Genea
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6 posted 07-15-99 04:44 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

Sunshine,

no, nor do i take pages from his 'book'.

~Genea
 
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