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Balladeer
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0 posted 07-18-99 06:59 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

If I had only spoken
As I saw her walk my way
Or gave some kind of token
There were things I had to say..

Perhaps she would have smiled at me
Or stopped to say hello
And felt love burn inside of me
Or seen my face aglow.

If I had only said one word,
Some phrase or clever line
From some past anecdote I'd heard
I knew she would be mine!

But I couldn't even mutter
One small thing, for Heaven's sake!
My throat could only stutter
And my knees would only shake.

And, before I could overcome it,
Before I could beg her stay
My imaginary lover
Calmly turned and walked away.

If I had only spoken...
But I didn't, and the pain
Of lonliness unbroken
Will forevermore remain.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
elvira
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1 posted 07-18-99 07:05 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

i know that feeling all to well, the regrets "if only...." *sigh*

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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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2 posted 07-18-99 07:24 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Another great post by Balladeer.
Severn
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3 posted 07-18-99 07:27 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

That's really sweet, Balladeer. You have such a haunting air of sadness, but you manage not to sound self-pitying. I really like this!
Nan
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4 posted 07-18-99 07:30 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Waft every crest upon your destined sea
Embrace the Wave of Serendipity
Lest its elusive arcane ecstasy
Refurl with sail for all eternity...
Saxoness
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5 posted 07-18-99 07:32 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

veey good, so the rumors I "hear" about the great "Balladeer" may very well be true. I would like you to take a look at some of my works, if you please, especially NIGHT MAGIC.
Thank you very much for your thoughts

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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot
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6 posted 07-18-99 07:47 PM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Balladeer, this one is really special. I suppose there are some personal feelings that your work has stirred inside me. I love your work! ~one voice~
Poet deVine
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7 posted 07-18-99 09:49 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Perhaps it's a good thing you didn't speak! She'd be falling at your feet - lusting after you and your golden tongue. It could be a curse you know...women in the Doctor's office, the checkout girl at the grocery store, the salesgirl in WalMart...they would line up on your street just to be near you!

There...better now?
Sally S.
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8 posted 07-18-99 10:02 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Perhaps....you should speak next time. You never know what might happen.....um...do you?
Balladeer
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9 posted 07-18-99 10:53 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 all for your comments. deVine one, you put a smile on my face! Actually, they line up now....but only if they are bill collectors or process servers!
Sunshine
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10 posted 07-19-99 11:38 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman" comes to mind.

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

Andrew Scott
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11 posted 07-19-99 05:43 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

It made me think of an old saying:

Love enters a man through his eyes;
A woman through her ears.

Beware what you say or you could be in possession of a harem.
Fred Hobbs
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12 posted 07-19-99 09:01 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, If my memory serves me right there is much more to this one than the brilliant verses printed here...

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TexUS
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13 posted 01-16-2005 01:39 PM       View Profile for TexUS   Email TexUS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TexUS

those cursed missed opportunities...





i've had lots of those.
Loved the way you expressed it.
Susan Caldwell
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Here I am!!! Try again...

lol

glad this was brought back up as I enjoyed it.

"cast me gently into the morning, for the night has been unkind"
~Sarah McLachlan~

Balladeer
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15 posted 01-16-2005 08:26 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

On my way, Susan!!!!

Thanks, Tex, for reviving this corpse
 
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