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Ode to the Whiney

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H. Arlequin
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Ode to the Whiney


Why does misfortune unload on the good guys?
How is it your darker clouds can screw up my skies?
When might the light shine down this tunnel of mine?
Who can I talk to when you don't let me whine?
What will my friends do if I get very close?
Where're the bad news pills to make blues comatose?

Where does the buck stop for thumbs up or thumbs down?
What does it mean that I'm invited out of town?
Who do they think they are their noses in the air?
When will things turn around, stop being unfair?
How does this world revolve the same every day?
Why do the dancing have a fiddler to pay?

If I were born a slave would I stay one or die?
If things were simpler would more folk dare to try?
If the sun shines brighter will my nights turn to day?
If people cared for me, would I respond this way?
If true love turns her back, do you say, "Thank you, ma'am'?
If turnip greens were truffles, could Popeye give a damn?

--H. Arlequin

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INclan
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1 posted 08-31-99 05:37 AM       View Profile for INclan   Email INclan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for INclan

If life hands you lemons....make lemonade and don't sweat the small stuff. In the final analysis...it's all small stuff.
H. Arlequin
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2 posted 08-31-99 02:57 PM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

you got that right, INclan!!


excelsior,


HA
Wolfgang
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3 posted 08-31-99 08:48 PM       View Profile for Wolfgang   Email Wolfgang   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Wolfgang's Home Page   View IP for Wolfgang

I think there are a lot of good points here!
Whiny deserves this Ode
if turnip greens were truffles is a smashing line!
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 08-31-99 09:43 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

H.Arlequin,
I agree with Wolfgang,
I enjoyed the read.
 
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