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The Birthday Card

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graham
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0 posted 08-16-99 05:47 PM       View Profile for graham   Email graham   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for graham

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The Birthday Card
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I chose a card to send to you
I stood there held it in my hand
And read the words aloud inside
"A Birthday Wish For My Best Friend"

I had so much more to say
But couldn't say it any way
Like how I miss you oh so much
Your gentle smile and tender touch
The days we laughed, the times we'd cry
I wonder if you hear me sigh
Now you hold another's hand
That thought is more than I can stand

We had our chance together
Those days were never ending
So many promises
Which one of us was just pretending
I can't find a way
To tell you all of this
So I'll simply send my birthday wish
And sign it
With a single kiss

The verse inside is short and sweet
The sort of thing that best friends say
I'll seal it carefully with love
And send it on it's way

If you knew how much I feel
My bond with you so strong, so real
Would your heart still beat with mine
Or am I merely beating time
If I thought for just one minute..
...No, I see no future in it
Will we ever live again?
Could we be lovers, not just friends?

We had our chance together
Those days were never ending
So many promises
One of us was not pretending
I can't find a way
To tell you all of this
So I'll simply send my birthday wish
And sign it
With a single kiss
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I always wanted an edible canoe
but you can't have your kayak and eat it too!

[This message has been edited by graham (edited 08-16-99).]
© Copyright 1999 graham - All Rights Reserved
pen of passion
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1 posted 08-16-99 05:50 PM       View Profile for pen of passion   Email pen of passion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pen of passion

I like this poem, it hits the spot.
redwriter1
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since 07-22-99
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2 posted 08-16-99 06:03 PM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

Err.. my birthday is coming up.. (grin)

I really enjoyed reading this. I re-read it several times actually. Very well put together and thought out.

Great job once again Graham!
RainbowGirl
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3 posted 08-16-99 06:10 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

So poignant...

HUSG

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.


Terri
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4 posted 08-16-99 06:16 PM       View Profile for Terri   Email Terri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Terri

Ack! Graham, you're giving me goosebumps...were you peeking over my shoulder at the card store today? Your poem hit far closer to home than I care to admit. Loved it!
graham
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5 posted 08-16-99 06:51 PM       View Profile for graham   Email graham   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for graham

So...you want a card do you Red?
No problem (grin)

I hope you didn't get too much deja vu Terri....I didn't realise it was you I was watching today....hahaha

Thanks for the compliments
May all your birthdays be happy ones
elvira
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6 posted 08-16-99 09:16 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

that's how Hallmark stores stay in business...now, if we could all find jobs there
Balladeer
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7 posted 08-16-99 09:39 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This poem in its entirety would make an excellent card.

You believe my first e-mail yet, graham?
graham
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8 posted 08-17-99 08:19 AM       View Profile for graham   Email graham   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for graham

Thanks to all ..again

I dont think I could work for Hallmark though
I cant deal in slush :-)
Toerag
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9 posted 08-17-99 08:41 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Graham.....Your card was really good....I think you and I should both go to work for Hallmark...ya think?....Just think of all the people that would be looking for that Hallmark thinggie on the back of our cards?...We could come up with all kinds of creative stuff....Like; "For my birthday I want you to take off my blouse, take off my skirt, take off my bra and panties...........
and promise never to wear them again!
Toerag
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10 posted 08-17-99 08:47 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Or howa-bout;

I didn't bring a present,
I hope you understand,
But poetry I've got plenty of,
And my money is in demand,
So have a happy birthday,
And here's a thought for you to keep,
Choose some friends along the way,
Who aren't so broke and cheap!
suthern
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11 posted 08-17-99 09:26 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

graham: Hallmark cards aren't this good! *G*

Toerag: ROFLMAO! Until you the poets here get their own card company started, can I buy the blank cards, give you a list of my friends and have you write their birthday cards? LOL
Poet deVine
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12 posted 08-17-99 09:37 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Graham, don't let them tell you to work for Hallmark! Start your own greeting card company, hire us to work for you and pay us minimum wage!

Loved your poem! Now if everyone (redwriter1) would just sashay over the the Announcement Forum and let me know when the birthdays are I will be personally bake you a cake! We've got one coming on the 18th!


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