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elvira
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elvira
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Balladeer
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2 posted 07-23-99 05:05 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I can't know if your looks are hot
But, sweet Elvira, plain you're not!
Anyone can plainly see
Your beauty in your poetry.

Your eyes MUST sparkle with your wit.
I'm sure your mouth turns up a bit.
Your nose is not stuck in the air.
I sense the softness in your hair.

With all of these strong qualities
I pity men who cannot see
That lines may always look quite plain..
The beauty is what they contain.

Alwye
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3 posted 07-23-99 05:08 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Balladeer said it best. Trust me, I've been there. Excellent poem, it captures the feeling well. Keep up the great work!

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*Krista Knutson*

"It's a crazy thing, fate has perfect wings..."-Deanna Carter
elvira
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Lost Dreamer
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5 posted 07-23-99 11:57 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

There is no such thing as perfect, for everyone's definition would be different. I would describe you as gifted, and that makes you special.
elvira
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Delores Hall
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7 posted 07-24-99 10:39 AM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

Wonderful writing Elvira. Unfortunately this
is sometimes true. But for every person there
is someone out there.And that is all that matters.
Lost Dreamer
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8 posted 07-24-99 01:50 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

I did not see it as a self-pity poem, I saw it as a down to earth description of an average person looking for a little more gratification in their life.
elvira
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Crystal
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10 posted 07-24-99 06:53 PM       View Profile for Crystal   Email Crystal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Crystal

Wow! I am a new member but, I have read quite a few of your poems. You are really gifted! I hope to see many more in the future.
heides
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I understand about it not being self-pity. And you are speaking from my heart, too. Like a cry to heaven, "why?" and who can we blame? Men are made the way they are made, they did not choose it any more than we did. Are we to blame God (He did it!)? Cosmo (airbrushing...grrrrrrr!)? Ourselves for lying about our weight, age, etc (confusing to the poor dears, you know)? Women are always seen as in competition with each other...we are not. Just in competition with the ideal. Which we can never match. Want to hear something really ironic? In doing what we are here for, we make ourselves less attractive (childbirth, nuff said, huh?), for a man it is the opposite. Sad but true. And how's that for fair?
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12 posted 07-24-99 07:35 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

So incredibly touching and sadly so true for so many of us.

Very well done Sweet Lady.
elvira
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Fred Hobbs
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14 posted 07-24-99 09:26 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

Perfect you'll not be
Nor either will I
Perfection means nothing
Here under God's sky

But unbridled passion
And one's loyal soul
Are always in fashion
And always my goal


Love everything that's good...
sandman
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Such a lovely poem! And the image it produces is also apealing.
elvira
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CastleHoward
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17 posted 08-15-99 10:10 PM       View Profile for CastleHoward   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for CastleHoward

There is a saying, is there not, that beauty is in the eye of the beholder? For no one is plain... and everyone is special in someone else's eyes... and the charlatans in the glamour press that promote "perfect beauty" are fools, for there is no such thing. No, elvira, plain you are not, for though none of us has ever seen you, your beauty lies in your words... the brain sees what the eyes do not -- the most important of all -- the inner beauty and attraction of the mind
poohbear
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18 posted 08-16-99 12:29 AM       View Profile for poohbear   Email poohbear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poohbear

its obvoius your poam is not speaking of self pity
and that from your words comes your beauty
as for the net it serves its purpose well
and supplies to so many just what they need
for when iwas lonely it worked for me
not one to care what others say
i found a girl on here and now she is my fiance
so take pride in who you are and now you have a great gift and great friends
Sue
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19 posted 08-16-99 02:52 AM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

Men who only want to be with a woman for her looks aren't worth having, anyway. This is a poem written by someone strong, and extremely well written, too. Good stuff, Elvira!
elvira
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Christopher
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21 posted 08-16-99 03:28 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

With perfection, would come boredom.
I see in you elvira, anything BUT a plain woman. I realize this wasn't a self-pity poem, but this is a subject I feel very strongly about! I agree that a good portion of it stems from the media (may they burn in hades!)
I think the true "plain" people, are those who satisfy themselves, seeking the ideal dream. And what is a dream, if not something that is unreal. For me, I would be happy with a crone (according to their standards) who had a mind that was sharp, and a good sense of humor! Much better that, then an empty shell of physical beauty. 'Cause what do we do with the things we buy that are pretty? We put them on the wall, or a shelf, nary to think of them again.

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It's so cool, it's so swell, living here on Ice Planet hell!
-Psychotica-

redwriter1
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22 posted 08-16-99 07:54 AM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

Perfection is high over-rated.

It's all the little imperfections that make a person interesting.

Nice poem. (nice shape).. how'd you do that?
(smile)

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Kay-lynn
**A dream is a wish your heart makes :)

elvira
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christies heart
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24 posted 08-16-99 10:32 AM       View Profile for christies heart   Email christies heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for christies heart

Great Poem....I saw not self pitty but self love and pitty (or sadness) for those who "buy into" the shallow end of the pool! You are very gifted. I love real things when they are said "plainly"..
 
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