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Homeward - A tale of love and survival in the frozen wastes

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LngJhnAg
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Homeward
Long John

This walk, at first, a short brisk hike,
Has become an agony of cold and night.
The wind is sharp as it bites clean through,
Driving snow hides my tracks homeward to you.

I pull my coat closer as I duck my head,
My labored breath marking time to my tread.
I look up briefly into the storm's blast,
Then bend to this journey I've set as my task.

Blinking back tears coaxed by the wind,
Thoughts of you beckon me onward again.
I feel the cold as its numbing brings pain,
My thoughts begin wavering, my energy drained.

Why did I leave the warmth of my hearth?
What could have driven me into this dark?
The answer is simple. You simply asked,
"Honey, will you get me a box of Tampax?"



[This message has been edited by LngJhnAg (edited 07-29-99).]
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Toerag
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1 posted 07-29-99 12:27 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Ah yes....the LongJohn I know so well...LOL
Love it more every time I read it!!!!
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2 posted 07-29-99 12:32 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Ditto! *G*
blueloon
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3 posted 07-29-99 12:32 PM       View Profile for blueloon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for blueloon

I was quickly reminded of Robert Frost as I went through each stanza, then I read the last line and laughed my little butt off...Thank you for a dose of great humor...
blueloon

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To give yourself keeps yourself still,
And you must live, drawn by your own sweet skill.
-shakespeare
And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
When that shall vade, by verse distills your truth.
-shakespeare

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LngJhnAg
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4 posted 07-29-99 01:00 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

ya mean, I'm not in trouble????

Thank you one and all - both old friends and new. Without your encouragement, everything I write would be worth far less to me. That I have touched you, and perhaps made your day even a small part better, is all the credit I seek.
LngJhnAg
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5 posted 07-29-99 02:55 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

OK... I confess... I need a little more credit!
Balladeer
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6 posted 07-29-99 02:59 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

A good poem.......period.
Toerag
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7 posted 07-29-99 03:03 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Ummmm...Balladeer...I ummm, think, that a "period" is what motivated our friend to write that poem to begin with....ya think?
LngJhnAg
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Deer - always concise and to the point. Thanks...

Toe - lol - you two should NOT have met! What have I unleashed upon the world?!!!
Lorelei54
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9 posted 07-29-99 03:09 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

Toe, I assure you, "periods" do not inspire this man to write...LOL
LngJhnAg
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10 posted 07-29-99 03:42 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Toe---

Yes, they do!!! Why, just this past month, lil Lorelei told me, "Whatta ya want! I got my period!!!" And, so, I decided to write poetry all night cause anything else was shot - lol. j/k, lil Lorelei
Lorelei54
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11 posted 07-29-99 04:49 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

Another night shot?
Sex life gone to pot?
Log online dear one
and you'lle find some fun.
Salty
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12 posted 01-17-2003 08:49 AM       View Profile for Salty   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Salty

Ohhh lol....I know you guys HATE that.They didn't have to get a price check did they??
Well, I have finally met the LongJohn I been hearing all about since I first got here.  Now if I can just find my way back...Toerag sent me here....and I don't know where here is exactly   

Nice meeting u SIr!


~Salty
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13 posted 01-17-2003 08:50 AM       View Profile for Salty   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Salty

Well HELL  I'm in July...no wonder I'm lost
passing shadows
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lol!
jade dragoness
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15 posted 01-26-2003 12:17 PM       View Profile for jade dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jade dragoness

How funny!
Elie
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16 posted 02-05-2003 12:50 AM       View Profile for Elie   Email Elie   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Elie

You had me going at first then the irony came. I couldn't stop laughing. I'm just so glad that you find inspiration in All worldly things.

Elie
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17 posted 02-05-2003 07:01 AM       View Profile for KristieSue   Email KristieSue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit KristieSue's Home Page   View IP for KristieSue

hey!!!  come back!!!!  

I finally found a poem I can understand *snicker*!!!!!

Where's Lor and LngJohn!!!!!!!!

You're still the best M....well, one of em'! :-)
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18 posted 01-20-2005 03:46 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

So good to find this page. Brings back days of old, reading this group passing jokes and insults back and forth. The gang, LJA ( or as I often wrote LBJ),toerag, Kristie Sue, Loreli, Suthern and of course Dixie. Good to be here in the archives and finding you. best marty
 
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