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There Was An Old Woman

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Blondie
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0 posted 08-17-99 05:40 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Blondie

The morning
on the car's radio,
between coffee and a mouthful
a microwaved bagel,
a woman in Mexico had just died,
who birthed 57
children
naturally,
free of fertility drugs,
only many old men.
She had doubles,
triples,
tripes of multi-faced
singles,
lineal descents by
learning the hard way,
a mutiplication table
producing 100 grand-kids
to join in
saying good-bye.
© Copyright 1999 Melissa - All Rights Reserved
Skyfyre
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1 posted 08-17-99 06:11 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

interesting ...

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(When I hear the bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")
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2 posted 08-17-99 09:05 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Proof positive that a good poet can write about anything.
pen of passion
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3 posted 08-17-99 09:35 PM       View Profile for pen of passion   Email pen of passion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pen of passion

Differently interesting.
Blondie
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4 posted 08-17-99 10:26 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

Yes, I was going for a different poem to see exactly what I could write about. Thank you guys for the wonderful comments, and keep commenting I appreciate it, especially from you Balladeer.
P.S: when are you going to write a poem about me Balladeer?
Delores Hall
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5 posted 08-18-99 12:13 AM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

Having fifty seven babies is a lot of babies
to feed and change and clothe and on and on.
Happy writing.
Nan
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6 posted 08-18-99 03:10 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Now let's see - with approximately 35 fertile years - 57/35 = approximately 1.6285714 children per year.....yeah - that makes sense - YIKES!!......;(

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Nay, if our wits run the Wild-Goose chase, I am done:
For thou hast more of the Wild-Goose in one of thy wits,
Than I am sure I have in my whole five.
~ 1592 Wm. Shakespeare ~ Romeo & Juliet ~ ii. iv. 75


Blondie
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7 posted 08-20-99 10:44 AM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

Yikes is right! Can you imagine!?
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