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Nine out of Ten

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Balladeer
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0 posted 10-01-1999 10:28 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Nine out of ten say she doesn't look pretty.
One out of ten says she does.
Nine out of ten say she never was, really.
One out of ten says she was.

She knows that the nine out of ten are right.
With good looks she'd never been blessed.
She's not foolish enough to think she could stand
Up in pride when compared to the rest.

And she knows that the one who says she has worth
Is not suffering from fits of blindness.
No, his words just refer to the goodness in her
And he just wants to treat her with kindness.

So, nine out of ten show her reality
And one out of ten fantasy.
Nine out of ten show her just what she is
And one, what she can hope to be.

Though she may never find the success she is seeking
Still, her load is much lighter because
Although nine out of ten say she doesn't look pretty
One out of ten says she does.

© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-01-1999 10:39 PM       View Profile for Pufalove   Email Pufalove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pufalove

Oh that every person would realize that is not what's outside, it's what's inside that counts! What a way with word you have. Spinning and weaving! I am taking lessons.
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2 posted 10-01-1999 10:46 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

God Bless that one out of ten for his kindness......nice one Balladeer

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3 posted 10-01-1999 10:49 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Brilliant .......and most charming ,Sir another first class piece......

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Marilyn
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4 posted 10-01-1999 10:50 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

You sweet Balladeer, are definately one out of ten. Beautifully written.
Nan
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5 posted 10-01-1999 10:50 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

...well, one out of ten is special enough
if that one out of ten is her special Love...
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6 posted 10-01-1999 10:53 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Balladeer, I knew you were a "balladoll"

Wonderful poetry from you again.

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
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7 posted 10-01-1999 11:11 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Balladeer, check your email, I have much to say to this

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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot


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8 posted 10-01-1999 11:13 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Good one Balladeer. Takes one wonderful person to be that one out of ten. You always amaze me at what you come up with.
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9 posted 10-01-1999 11:38 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I liked this one a lot! You've said so much here that I agree with! Now if I could find that "one" in ten, I'd be a happy girl!
Michael
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10 posted 10-02-1999 12:01 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

You are a Master at you're art Balladeer...despite what nine out of ten people here think about you.

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Michael Anderson

I could not love except where Death
Was mingling his with Beauty's breath -
Or Hymen, Time, and Destiny
Were stalking between her and me.
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11 posted 10-02-1999 12:01 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you all, ladies. Your responses are very moving and I appreciate them...and you.


ROFLMAO@you, Michael! That was a brilliant line, ya bum!

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 10-02-1999).]
Michael
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Hey Balladeer, who the heck you calling "ladies" anyway?

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Michael Anderson

I could not love except where Death
Was mingling his with Beauty's breath -
Or Hymen, Time, and Destiny
Were stalking between her and me.
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13 posted 10-02-1999 12:22 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, you snuck in there while I was responding. If you say you're not a lady, that's ok by me!
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14 posted 10-02-1999 05:30 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Oooops twice in 10 minutes and I'm laughing again..*g* this is habit forming...LOL

(smoothes hands down face and adopts serious look)

Balladeer: Love the sentiment behind this..

HUSG

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DreamEvil
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15 posted 10-02-1999 05:52 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Very well done Revered Elder. The sentiment flows well.

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Now and forever my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ

johnt300
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16 posted 10-02-1999 06:11 AM       View Profile for johnt300   Email johnt300   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for johnt300

Excellent, Balladeer. Well said.
Tyson
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17 posted 10-02-1999 08:03 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

One person smiling, caring, just being a friend is enough for some to feel blest. You created another wonderful thought provoking poem here Balladeer, and now I bow to you in honor.
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18 posted 10-02-1999 09:46 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

This should be sent to all people who have low self esteem - myself included. Or, at least, there was a time, and I found myself in your rhyme.

Thank you 'Deer. From my heart.
Deb Lynne
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Balladeer knows just when to post the good ones! Thanks for this one. It hits the spot!
chanelle
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20 posted 10-02-1999 12:08 PM       View Profile for chanelle   Email chanelle   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for chanelle

Beautiful poem Balladeer! You should watch the new movie AMERICAN BEAUTY. It took them hours and millions of dollars to simply show us what your poem says in just a few lines. It really touched me.
Lorelei
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21 posted 10-02-1999 01:16 PM       View Profile for Lorelei   Email Lorelei   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Lorelei's Home Page   View IP for Lorelei

Well, I read this poem last night, and it helped me get through hard times, and realize that there are still people who will appreciate me and think I am worth the effort. I liked this poem very much. Nicely done!!
Christopher
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22 posted 10-02-1999 01:21 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Well that's mor'n nine bal!
Here's another...
(you know, if half the world followed the sentiments I see often in the forums, this world might be a better place!)
Lynn
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23 posted 10-02-1999 01:36 PM       View Profile for Lynn   Email Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn



I love this one....It is so true. It sometimes just takes one person to make some one feel more special than ever. I'll say it again....I love this one.
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24 posted 10-02-1999 02:36 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Beautiful poem, Balladeer... I'll have to ditto Hoot and say God bless that one out of ten! (of course, in my case, it took one out of ten thousand to find something redeemable and worthwhile! LOL)

And ROFL @ Michael & Deer...
 
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