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the man and the woman the lovers i knew

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wayoutwalt
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0 posted 08-17-99 05:27 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for wayoutwalt

A neighborhood I walked making my way to work
The indigents cried from the shadows they lurked
An old man an old hat Iíd seen there before
Timid little fellow I didnít think heíd say more

Hey Mr. Burns you know I'm here all alone
I figured it up six dollars would get me home
I always denied that these people were there
Walking past briskly with my nose in the air

Now six dollars was a price I was willing to pay
For some reason I was feeling generous that day
Maybe I felt that I needed to help him
Six dollars would never get me back home again

Happy with myself I walked into the store
Cigarettes and Coke didnít think Iíd need more
There on the stool an old crazy woman sat
With the beauty of a slug and grace of a cat

The shop owner said Annie out of my store
Youíre scaring off guests might want to buy more
But Annie shrilled No Iím not causing no harm
She ran over to me and grabbed firmly my arm

She cackled so loudly and for a time of no end
The patrons gave looks of Iíve been there old friend
The owner said Annie Iím calling the cops
Quit harassing this man and leave my good shop

Mr. Burns am I causing you any great harm
Except maybe grabbing too firmly your arm
The smile she wore I could not help erase
I said no Miss Annie youíre a joy to this place

I left the owner was a little miffed at me
Maybe today he could not see what I see
And so I boarded the bus to get me to work
Is there much wisdom in being a file clerk?

I was to close my eyes at the back of the bus
There was something causing quite a disgust
People were pointing at the strangest odd sight
Two lovers were kissing as if it were all right

Thirty years difference I saw tongues would wag
One using the other to get a handicap tag
But then on the bus why would they need that
Then I saw the old woman, the man with the hat

The bus was full of new blank staring faces
Were all of these friends bound for the same places
The man and the woman were the lovers I knew
Look outward to find inward Godís plan is so true


[This message has been edited by wayoutwalt (edited 08-17-99).]

[This message has been edited by wayoutwalt (edited 08-17-99).]
© Copyright 1999 Walt Burns - All Rights Reserved
~one voice~
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1 posted 08-17-99 06:28 AM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Very enlightening story, Walt! I liked it very much!

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~onevoice~

"She looked at her life
like lines, never-ending,
constantly forming,
reforming and bending."


Nan
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2 posted 08-17-99 01:33 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

So true, walt - We're always looking out - and God truly lies within - Very nice, my friend....
Sally S.
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3 posted 08-17-99 02:20 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

What a lovely story, Walt. I really do admire your work.
elvira
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4 posted 08-17-99 04:46 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

well done, walt
Dragoness
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5 posted 08-17-99 05:26 PM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Good one Walt!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
DreamEvil
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6 posted 08-18-99 10:45 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Introspection is always a strength with you walt, you do it so very well.

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