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Insanely Reigning Cats and Dogs and....

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Nan
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0 posted 08-18-99 09:55 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan


When she was three she said to me
"I'll never move away -
I'll stay with you my whole life through..
Forever and a day"

But once a teen she didn't mean
Those words much any more -
So I, in jest, and mother's quest,
Told her I'd lock the door.

She said "If you don't let me do
The things that others get,
I'm moving back with my knapsack
And plethoras of pets.

Now, animals are her whole world,
To Hollywood she went.
The glitz and fame were not her game.
In zoos her time was spent.

With a degree in husbandry,
She came home all grown up.
But then she said, "Mom, now instead,
I'm living with my pup..."

She fell in lust but it went bust,
And she came home to me.
I saw her wend around the bend -
Alas, what I did see!

With baggage, and her entourage
Of animals in tow,
Two great big dogs, husky and dobe
"Hello, Mom, we are home!"

Iguanas in aquariums,
Three snakes, but two were dead..
Then seven cats ~ and "Several rats
For python food," she said.

With all her stuff, and pets enough,
Her trampoline and zoo -
Just to be sure, lest Mom need more,
She had Cassandra too.

So that is why, as time went by
My solitude sought me.
She's moved out now, but not without
Fulfilling prophecy.



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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




[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 08-19-99).]
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Haskins
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1 posted 08-18-99 10:07 PM       View Profile for Haskins   Email Haskins   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Haskins's Home Page   View IP for Haskins

Splendid rhythm...and a sense of humor that would make any child lucky to call you mom.

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William Haskins AKA The Mad Monk
http://www.ionstorm.com/public/haskins/inner_sanctum.htm

Balladeer
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2 posted 08-18-99 10:20 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

So now she's gone
Your life goes on
Without the family zoo.

It must be lonely
Because the only
Animal left is YOU!

DreamEvil
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3 posted 08-18-99 10:31 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Reptiles are my greatest passion. It serves no purpose to comment on your consistently perfect structure and rhyme, so I will content myself with content.

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
DreamEvilŠ


Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 08-18-99 11:15 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Dear Nan,
What can I say about perfection?
You and Balladeer moter my illusions
and are the unction of my functions.
JP
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since 05-25-99
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5 posted 08-19-99 01:00 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

You still amaze me...

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Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
JP

WhtDove
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All I can say is WOW!
Sue
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I just love it!
Colin
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8 posted 08-19-99 06:44 PM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

Thanks Nan, I just had a good laugh at that. Of course the rhyme and rhythm are excellent as usual. Good job *8)
 
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