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I need some shelves (grin).. song

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redwriter1
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0 posted 08-12-99 11:32 PM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for redwriter1

It was there first one
brand new
thirty year old house
they walked into
the front door
and look around
There was nothing on the floor
nothing on the walls
She said honey you can do something
for me after all

chorus:
I need some shelves in the kitchen
I need some shelves in the hall
I need some shelves in the front room
He said I don't mind at all

He reached out his fingers
and gently touched her cheek
can't it wait til morning
You're makin my knees week

They had their children
and then when
time just flew on by
Their own children
had children
and they all wondered why

Grandma and grandpa lived so far away
and always in a hurry,
have to go straight home she'd say

CHORUS

They went to parties
and picnics
and all the grandkids came
but they always
left early
the reason never changed

Grandpa's been promising me
over twenty years
to help me fix up that old house
I need shelves from there to here

As a child I imagined in amazement
of a house filled with shelves
from the attic to the basement

When they both
decided
it was time to go
I walked in through
that front door
and wouldn't you know....

.
.
.
.
there were books on the floor
and there was nothing on the walls
not a nail, not a board
there was no shelf in the hall

As I turned to leave
I saw his last note by the phone
it said
"Honey, if you're real good,
we'll put up shelves when I get home"

The End


(grin) <~~~~~
Home Depot is that way ~~~~~~~~> hehehe

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



[This message has been edited by redwriter1 (edited 08-12-99).]
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Severn
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1 posted 08-12-99 11:37 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

hehehehe. Procrastination reaches new extremes...great read!
redwriter1
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2 posted 08-12-99 11:43 PM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

erre Severn.. they DIDN'T procrastinate.. haha.. that's the whole point.. they went home to... ummm.. errr.. well.. let's just say they "weren't reading".. (grin)
Tara Simms
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3 posted 08-12-99 11:53 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

lol, in public forums, my friends and i DO refer to it as "reading". nothing better than a good book...
Severn
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4 posted 08-12-99 11:55 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Oh. Perhaps I took that just a bit tooooo literally. (embarressed grin). I'm just sweet and innocent, that's all...! I've just read it again - I see what you mean...
redwriter1
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5 posted 08-12-99 11:58 PM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

I was trying to show the gentleness that a previous generation had when dealing with such subjects.. it was very personal and between two people only, not up for discussion. But in reality.. the two people themselves knew "exactly" what they were saying..

I must have missed the mark on this one.
(sigh)
I thought I was being so "obvious"

Guess this one goes back to the "writing" board.

Severn
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6 posted 08-13-99 12:41 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

NO!NO!NO! It's fine! Gosh - I feel terrible! On reading it again I saw exactly what you meant: I'm just a dim-wit at interpretation occassionally! (Don't know how to make them yellow and round!)
redwriter1
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7 posted 08-13-99 07:25 AM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

It's ok severn. All replies are appreciated, (smile)

Thank you for re-reading it.

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

graham
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since 07-31-99
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8 posted 08-13-99 04:42 PM       View Profile for graham   Email graham   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for graham

Hey...someone need a handyman??
((grin))

Nice writing....and so good that it worked even when the humour was unseen.

Now that's clever stuff! :-)
redwriter1
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9 posted 08-13-99 06:29 PM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

thank you Graham.

Are you sure your licensed to do this "delicate" sort of carpentry?
(grin)
j/k

thank you for the compliment..(smile)
Balladeer
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10 posted 08-13-99 06:39 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I'm licensed, Red, and I have a shelf-life of 30 years!
redwriter1
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11 posted 08-17-99 07:45 AM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

I'll need to see three forms of identification and your shot records.
heheheehhe Just kidding..
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