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What I could Have Been....

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Balladeer
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0 posted 07-03-99 07:51 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

I could have been a writer.
I was told I had a flair
For putting words on paper
To create a feeling there.

I could have been an artist.
People say I had a way
Of blending tints and colors
In a masterful display.

I could have been so many things.
So many chances missed!
But, due to my affliction,
I can only reminisce.......

Oh....what a man I might have been
If it were not for CNN
And CBS and NBC
And all the options there for me.

I really must confess to hate
This semi-catatonic state,
But I am held, quite willingly,
A hostage to my own t.v.!

I start out every morning
With the early morning news.
Then Market Watch A.M. Report
Gives me financial views.

From there I watch the talk shows,
And then, sometime around noon,
I sit and giggle as I watch
My favorite cartoons.

From there, you know right where I go
(Although they are for dopes)
I find myself completely hooked
On all the daily soaps!

From there I go to news again,
And then some movie shows,
The evening prayer and final word
And on it goes and goes.

Day after day, I move along
From news to benediction.
I've got to find a way to end
This horrible affliction!

It sure has taught a lesson
That I never will forget.
I need a less addictive life -
Perhaps the internet..........

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 07-03-99).]
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David
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1 posted 07-03-99 08:01 PM       View Profile for David   Email David   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for David

I loved it. Scary how real that is for some.
Poet deVine
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2 posted 07-03-99 08:10 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Perfect! A laugh out loud truly great poem! I would say you are only addicted if you go away for a golfing trip and take a computer with you!
Fred Hobbs
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3 posted 07-03-99 08:15 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,

Still waiting for a bad one. Don't you have ANY?

Another great job...
fh

Balladeer
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4 posted 07-03-99 08:16 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, David.
Poet deVine, who would do a dumb thing like that?
Fred, here's one coming up. THE SNORE is for you!

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 07-03-99).]
thursdayschild
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5 posted 07-03-99 08:23 PM       View Profile for thursdayschild   Email thursdayschild   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for thursdayschild

Entertaining! Thanks for the smile!
Lost Dreamer
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6 posted 07-04-99 01:11 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

You never cease to amaze me with all your poetry. Another great one! Thanks for creating smiles.
elvira
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7 posted 07-14-99 02:47 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

your are so diverse...thanks for the laugh

PS: you inspired me to write my latest "My One and Only"
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Childhood Memories ... your countenance ... hoarse whispers ... serving wench ... stolen hours ... devotion ... Master




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wayoutwalt
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8 posted 07-14-99 03:24 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

this one is great such wit!
blueloon
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9 posted 07-14-99 03:38 PM       View Profile for blueloon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for blueloon

A great question...if only? But to be quite honest...I'm glad you are who you are because otherwise I may not be able to enjoy your work!
blueloon
Andrew Scott
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10 posted 07-14-99 04:17 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

A good dose of humor with a good dose of the truth. By choice I didn't own a t.v. for 4 years; it was amazing how much more I lived for the lack thereof. Unfortunately, the beast is back and I often find myself all to often captured like a deer in the headlights. A good piece of work here, Sir Balladeer. Thanks!
ac
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11 posted 07-16-99 09:44 AM       View Profile for ac   Email ac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ac

It's been a while... and i come to see that not only do you delight in playing the strings of my heart and moving the tears within me unknown... but now must you also attack my funny bone... this was great *smiles*
lenny
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12 posted 07-16-99 10:08 AM       View Profile for lenny   Email lenny   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lenny

Hah, great ending! Smile... We turned off our satellite dish a long time ago. I find the tube to be draining and debilitating although I know it can be quite magnetic at times. Keep writing during the commercials Balladeer!
Gentle Soul
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13 posted 07-16-99 11:39 AM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Soul

sounds like how my life is! hhehehe.. I used to be a TV junkee.. then when I got the net.. I just have completely forgot I even own one! LOL

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Oklahoma Rose
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14 posted 08-04-2009 11:44 PM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

I already have that addiction. But, I do have to let it wait at times, so I can go make a living. LOL!
boxingchick
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15 posted 09-16-2009 10:32 PM       View Profile for boxingchick   Email boxingchick   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for boxingchick

wow you have graet poetry i love it
Poetal
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16 posted 11-09-2009 04:29 PM       View Profile for Poetal   Email Poetal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poetal

Enjoyed the write "What I could have been"
Your form was very good with excellent rhyme scheme and rhythm. It flows smooth and is easy to read and understand. Oh to think what we all could have been? Kay-Saraw LOL.  
markd
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17 posted 03-01-2010 04:18 AM       View Profile for markd   Email markd   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for markd

Nice one,a reality byte,but light and very humourous
Balladeer
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18 posted 03-01-2010 08:39 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thanks, Mark, and welcome! We hope you enjoy your stay here
 
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