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Life of Ease

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Balladeer
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0 posted 08-08-99 07:36 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

The working life is not for me
Those long, hard days are done.
I lie around in bed all day
And have a bit of fun.

My friends call me a lazy bum
(They do it with a smile)
They laugh and joke and give me pokes
'Cause that's their friendly style.

I lie around and watch tv
Do crossword puzzles, too.
Sometimes I hit the internet
And talk to folks like you.

My woman takes good care of me.
She always keeps me fed.
When I awake, she is so kind
To serve me right in bed.

She does my laundry, tells me jokes,
Shows me that she cares,
And, even at my smallest whim,
I'll always find her there.

She doesn't know the whole thing, though.
I feel like a cad
And know for sure if she found out
She'd feel pretty bad.

Whenever she is not around
Another takes her place.
Just one is not enough for me.
My head hangs in disgrace.

But what the hell! The easy life
Is now the way for me.
I know now how those people feel
Who win the lottery.

My life is rather simple now
And so it's gonna stay.
My future will continue smooth
Until my dying day.

So come on down and see me.
Finding me's not hard.
Just turn left at Intensive Care
And come down to my ward.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Emmy
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1 posted 08-08-99 08:15 PM       View Profile for Emmy   Email Emmy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Emmy's Home Page   View IP for Emmy

For a while there I really thought you were "living the life of Riley"; that is, until I got to the end! Great twist there. I enjoyed this one, as I have all others of yours.
petra
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2 posted 08-08-99 08:22 PM       View Profile for petra   Email petra   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for petra

Funny stuff, Balladeer, but one is all i can handle...p
Miss Behavin'
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3 posted 08-08-99 08:32 PM       View Profile for Miss Behavin'   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miss Behavin'


Hey Bigroach,

This two-timin' Lazy Bum, William Bendix, over here has too much free time on his hands.... Let's put him to work...
Call in the Big Boys, Mac.... We'll fix him up in no time at all, here.

"Someday, Bigroach - To the Moon"




[This message has been edited by Miss Behavin' (edited 08-08-99).]
Balladeer
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4 posted 08-08-99 09:17 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Miss Behavin'....you have really gone buggy, for sure!
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


5 posted 08-08-99 09:52 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Excellent as usual, Balladeer! Is there a trend in what you're writing now? Or am I seeing things? (like bugs running on the screen)
Cinderella
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6 posted 08-09-99 03:36 AM       View Profile for Cinderella   Email Cinderella   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cinderella

Miss Behavin' - those bugs will get him out of bed for sure! hee hee
tori
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7 posted 08-09-99 03:51 AM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

Loved it Balladeer....
#@_@#
....\_/...lol...



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Kelly
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8 posted 08-09-99 04:04 AM       View Profile for Kelly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kelly

You're so good. You really had me going. I was feeling pretty jealous of your life of ease. You're always entertaining. Thank you so much.
Poetwheel
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9 posted 08-09-99 07:05 AM       View Profile for Poetwheel   Email Poetwheel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poetwheel's Home Page   View IP for Poetwheel

A life in bed with good food (bologna and chips), good women (at least 5) and, most importantly, good TV (nothin but Kotter, Kotter, Kotter) is truly the life.

To bad hospitalization had to come into it.

Nice job Balladeer.

PW
Toerag
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10 posted 08-09-99 07:08 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

I too have the life of Riley,
Strapped down to this bed,
Little pills that make me smiley
Electric shocks that clear my head.

I too get fed in bed,
My "ladies" are all sweet
Sometimes they let me color,
Or help them fold the sheets.

But I'll be okay someday,
The doctors say it's so,
When I quit making obscene calls,
Upon the telephone...

But panting hard-not talking,
Is so much fun indeed-
It's not as though I'm "stalking"
Just "conveying" what I need!
Sue
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11 posted 08-09-99 07:23 AM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

I've been there, it's not as much fun as it sounds. Incredibly good poem, though.
suthern
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on the threshold of a dream


12 posted 08-09-99 07:31 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Poetic little ditties
He gives to every nurse
With 'Deer, even a bedpan
Inspires another verse!

But I'm still tryin' to figure
Where Toe's to be found
I'll give him something to pant about
His joy will then abound!!

Great job, guys!! *G*
Seymour Tabin
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13 posted 08-09-99 09:42 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Good one, which nursing home did you say you was staying at????????
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


14 posted 08-09-99 11:00 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

At the nursing home
Balladeer stayed
his wife found out
that he strayed.

Little poems he did rhyme
telling jokes, killing time.
Liked to golf, no holes in one
telling poems with a pun.

All the ladies in fine fetter
enjoyed deer’s jokes to the letter.
His wife? She’s a real go getter
traded Balladeer in for one better.


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

aziza
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Lumpy Oatmeal makes me Crazy!


15 posted 06-08-2007 02:19 AM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

This thread is wonderfully fun!

A
Artic Wind
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16 posted 11-12-2007 09:00 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
 
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