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Balladeer's Secret Box

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Lucie
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0 posted 09-29-1999 03:20 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lucie

Balladeer had been married to his wife for forty years.
When first married he had put a secret box beneath the bed.
"In order for our marriage to be built on trust and love.
You must promise never to look inside this box" he said.

In all the 40 years of their marital bliss and love.
Mrs. Deer had never touched it or peeked inside the lid.
Until the evening of their fortieth wedded year,
curiosity got her, and she just had to see what hid.

She looked inside the shoe box that was hid beneath the bed.
She found $870 dollars and three empty cans of beer.
That night as they got ready for the party with their friends
she turned to him and said "I have a question for you ‘Deer"

I must admit that after all our years of wedded bliss
I have to know why you have those things in the box beneath the bed.
I peeked, but I don’t understand the cans inside the box,
the one that you’ve been hiding since the day that we were wed.

At first Balladeer got flustered and blushed with disbelief
then calmly said to her "an explanation you deserve"
in the years we’ve been married every time I was unfaithful
I put a beer can in the box…She was stunned by what she heard.

She listened to the story and confession that he made
At first this news was shocking and it made Mrs. Deer so sad.
They had been married 40 years and happy most of them
so after just a bit of thought she guessed 3 times wasn’t bad.

A little while later curiosity was raised again,
thought about the money in the box and had to ask again.
‘Deer I understand the beer cans, but what’s the money for
well said ‘Deer "when the box got full I had to cash them in."
© Copyright 1999 Lucille Dobbins - All Rights Reserved
suthern
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1 posted 09-29-1999 03:24 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

ROFLMAO.... all those sheep escapades ended up giving him a tidy nest egg! LOL I hope his wife ewesd that money wisely! *G*
Michael
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2 posted 09-29-1999 03:28 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

LOL,
Too funny. But was that including the sheep?

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Justbleu
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3 posted 09-29-1999 03:31 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

That is great Lucie!! Very funny!! I have a question though!! I do not know if I know about the sheep?? I've heard about them on here often!!

LOL!!

Justbleu

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LJA'sLorelei54
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4 posted 09-29-1999 03:38 PM       View Profile for LJA'sLorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LJA'sLorelei54

Bad girl Lucie! but good story...glad there is not a box under my bed!
Sunshine
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5 posted 09-29-1999 03:40 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Great twist on a good joke! You go, girl!
Toerag
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6 posted 09-29-1999 03:50 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Balladeer's Prayer;

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my sheep to keep,
If I should die before I wake,
I pray to God my sheep don't make,
Love with LongJohn or Andrew Scott,
Nor Dreamevil, cuz who knows what,
Will happen with those innocent lambs,
Cuz those guys are one night stands,
I've strived for years for virgin wool,
And those guys only will,
Get their jollies one by one,
Looking only for some wooly fun,
So listen Lord to my prayers
Keep Andrew and that weird sailor,
From my herd I beg you please,
They may pass on some strange disease.
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7 posted 09-29-1999 04:09 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

ROFL @ Balladeer's Prayer!!! And here I thought DE was the preacher man! LOL. Well done, Toe!
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8 posted 09-29-1999 05:19 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Hey, Lucie! You're giving away all my secrets. I bought a new car with the aluminum recycling cash that she didn't know nothing about.

No, Toe, this is my prayer:

Lord, before to sleep I go
Don't ever let me be a Toe.
Please don't make my hair fall out
Or make my gut look like the gout.
Lord, no blackheads on my face
Or ears that leave me in disgrace.
Please don't take away from me
Ability to write poetry.
Please don't attach a barnacle
Like he has with his Suthern belle.
Please don't disgrace me with his bod
That makes Quasimoto look like God.
When I have needs to plant my root
Don't make it in a piece of fruit.
That's all I ask. Please make it so
Dear Lord, don't let me be a Toe.
WhtDove
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9 posted 09-29-1999 06:31 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I've heard this one before. But a like a Toerag job, you Lucie'd it up! LOL great going!
Lucie
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10 posted 09-29-1999 08:07 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

yes Balladeer, but you wouldn't lend me the keys so I had to tell hehe
hoot_owl_rn
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11 posted 09-29-1999 08:27 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

LOL
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12 posted 09-29-1999 08:33 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You all are simply UNBELIEVABLY HILLARIOUS!!


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Seymour Tabin
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13 posted 09-29-1999 08:52 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Lucie,
The way I heard the story was when her husband asked her what she would like for a present she would always say a gold boyscout knife. When she had quite a few he asked her why all the gold boyscout knives? She said it was for her old age. And he said I don't understand? And she said do you know what a boyscout would do for a gold boyscout knife?
Lucie
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14 posted 09-29-1999 11:49 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Ha Ha Seymour.. thats putting a twist on the opposite end of it huh? haha
Saxoness
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15 posted 09-30-1999 01:36 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

I think I need an ambulance.......lack of oxygen due to laughing..........call 911!

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I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

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16 posted 09-30-1999 01:47 AM       View Profile for Pufalove   Email Pufalove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pufalove

Cute Luc.......you are all a trip....better than "The Young and Restless"!
Dragoness
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17 posted 09-30-1999 07:33 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Loved the ending!!! LOL

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RainbowGirl
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18 posted 09-30-1999 08:03 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Lucie: ROFL...There must be more ewes out there than anyone thought..*g*

HUGS

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Nurse Crachet
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19 posted 10-02-1999 06:01 PM       View Profile for Nurse Crachet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nurse Crachet

If I keep reading all these I'm gonna have to commit myself, I think I'm losing my grip on reality. Please keep me rolling, I've never felt better.
Lucie
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