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Outbound (serious... I promise)

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LngJhnAg
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0 posted 08-07-99 10:51 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LngJhnAg

Iím sitting in a nameless terminal awaiting the boarding call.
Iíve been so many places like this I feel Iíve seen them all.
Though thereís been many destinations, every oneís the same,
Different cities, different dates, but nothing else has changed.

For it isnít home that awaits me half the time I fly,
It is somewhere else Iím going and thatís the reason why...
The destinations have different names when they are announced,
But the name for Hell is irrelevant whenever Iím outbound.

Waiting at home is the love I found when Iíd lost control,
But leagues are now between us, and fathoms have claimed my soul.
For though my flight is soaring, my heartís back on the ground,
And my spiritís even deeper when I find that I'm outbound.

The winged flight that carries me too quickly far away,
Deprives me of her loving sighs throughout these lonely days.
The ticking of the clock is a forlorn mocking sound,
Heralding another lonely night whenever Iím outbound.

Traveling for some is an adventure wherever they choose to go,
But the only place I want to be is in her arms at home.
Each trip takes me from the woman Iíve built my world around.
My return ETA is eternity whenever Iím outbound.

At last my task is drawing closed and my work is nearly done.
Soon my spirit will be lifted high as I make my homeward run.
And for a brief respite youíll know where I can be found,
On parole from the Hell I'll know as my next outbound.



[This message has been edited by LngJhnAg (edited 08-07-99).]
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suthern
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1 posted 08-07-99 11:00 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

LJA: Knowing the lovely lady you leave behind and the caring between you makes this poem all the more poignant... Great job!
LngJhnAg
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2 posted 08-07-99 11:04 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

thanks, Suthern - I just hope old Toe keeps his reprise silent.... (hint hint, Toe)
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 08-07-99 05:12 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Well done and you are not alone.
Lorelei54
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4 posted 08-07-99 10:24 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

Seymour - this is LngJhnAg (Lorelei's one and only)

Thank you - I've read your work, and a 'well done' from you means a lot. Outbound was written where I said it was written - I think it was in the Miami terminal - on my inbound.

[This message has been edited by Lorelei54 (edited 08-07-99).]
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5 posted 08-07-99 10:34 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Michael Jordan had the same problem......but he was on the rebound.


No,no,no....I will not crack wise about a serious poem. It was very well-written with mucho feeling. You and Lorelie are outbound to be happy together. oops.
Dragoness
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6 posted 08-07-99 10:56 PM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Home is where the heart is.Very nicely done!!!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
Lorelei54
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7 posted 08-08-99 04:37 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

LJA...using my name darlin' to promote your own poem? LOL...I love this poem and that you wish to be back home, whenever you are "outbound". I'll be here awaitin'.
LngJhnAg
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8 posted 08-09-99 09:50 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

'Deer

Actually, Dennis Rodman was more on the rebound (although he was usually out-of-bounds - lol). Michael Jordan was very consistenly on the inbound.
 
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