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The Robot..........from #1 for my new friends

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Balladeer
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0 posted 10-20-1999 11:26 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

Upon the stairway of despair,
Complete with broken love affairs
And promises that never came,
But faded with a touch of shame,
A pretty girl with golden hair
And innocence so sadly rare,
Strove to keep her head above
A way of life devoid of love.

Feeling pinned against Life's wall,
She chanced upon a robot tall
And said, "Please come and share with me
Whatever Fate has deemed to be.
I'm through with love, done with chances
Spirit crushed by past romances,
Just be a friend in word and deed.
That's all that I shall ever need."

"There's not too much from me to learn,"
Remarked the robot, in return.
"Emotions do not form a part
of my cold, solid-steel heart.
Whatever maker fashioned me
Did not permit my circuitry
Responsiveness to love or pain -
You're thoughts for me would be in vain."

"No matter", spoke the maid. "No more
Do I wish passion to explore.
Be someone I can come home to
When my exhausting day is through.
Count yourself a well-worn shoe -
A friend that I can slip into ......
Protection from a stone cold floor…
For this I ask and nothing more."

Agreement made, he took her hand
And lived the life that she had planned,
Always willing, not demanding,
Aiding her with understanding
He made her smile with humorous wit
(As his restrictions would permit)
And, bit by bit, she came to feel
That he was more than iron and steel.

"I love you, robot", she at last
Replied when several months had passed.
"You're strength and quiet dignity
Have brought a wondrous change in me.
No more do I feel all alone,
And pray you must be flesh and bone.
Deep-set emotions you MUST feel
Within that outer coat of steel!"

"If I were able, I would say
I'm sorry I was made this way
But my design and programmation
Does not provide for that creation
0f feelings normal men may feel
That were not born of iron and steel.
I told you all this once before.
You have no right expecting more."

"Go, then!" cried she. "I will not live
Beside a fiend who cannot give!
Though I be battered by misuse,
Misguided trust and strong abuse,
At least the men I chose were real
And had the power to love and feel.
Of all the lovers I recall,
You are the cruelest one of all!"

The robot, indestructible,
Continues freely and at will.
Emotionless, apparently,
But, bearing closer scrutiny,
One can see a small tear streak
Down that cold, metallic cheek
As I reflect upon my life ....
That lovely lady was my wife.

The robot, of couse, was me.

© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Marilyn
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1 posted 10-20-1999 11:34 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

I'm not excatly sure what to reply to this one, Sir Balladeer. I have a hard time believing that you are made of steel. So much passion in your work, no heartless man could write so beautifully.
Balladeer
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2 posted 10-20-1999 11:42 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

It's just a poetic creation, Marilyn, not a description of me....I certainly hope!
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 10-20-1999 11:47 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
A work well worth reading and with a meaning.
Marilyn
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4 posted 10-20-1999 11:47 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Thank the heaven's for that my friend. You are so dynamic, one never knows...LOL.
Watcher666
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5 posted 10-21-1999 02:21 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Loved this one Sir! Fabulous story.

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
suthern
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6 posted 10-21-1999 06:45 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

You have friends? (puzzled look) And NEW ones at that? LOL. (I'm back... didja miss me? LOL) Great job, 'Deer one... not that I expected less from your pen!
Toerag
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7 posted 10-21-1999 08:21 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Well Balladeer? I'm just an awe of your talent.......If you don't take all your poetry to a publisher you're crazy!!!
Iloveit
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8 posted 10-21-1999 09:59 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

yep, in awe, wow, reading your poetry is a joy, and this is not "just a poetic creation" it IS a fantastic poetic creation
Munda
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9 posted 10-21-1999 10:13 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

As usual.... I loved it. : )
hoot_owl_rn
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10 posted 10-21-1999 10:20 AM       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

Balladeer.....as I've said many a time, you tell a fine tale and you tell it well
Be off to the publishers my boy!!
WhtDove
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11 posted 10-21-1999 10:32 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Buddy this made me cry! I don't know what else to say. I can relate to this. It touched me deeply. Surely you are no robot of steel. I'm left speechless.
Pepper
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12 posted 10-21-1999 12:05 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Every time I read a piece of your work, I think it cannot get any better than this; and every time I am wrong!
Kudos, my friend.........

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Martie
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13 posted 10-21-1999 01:30 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I have told you before and I'll tell you again, you have so much talent and so much to give. I hope I can be a new friend.
poetFemmeFatale
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14 posted 10-21-1999 03:05 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I really loved this....(sigh) Even if it was just fictional....(wink) I wanna be your new friend too - - (sniff) I fear I've scared you off.....am I too much woman for you to handle, Balladeer? LOL hehehe I know, you find Lucie & I quite repulsive in Adult, 'eh? Sorry......I do wish to apologize.....
Can we still be friends, even if old ???
Sunshine
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15 posted 10-21-1999 03:56 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I almost didn't read this because I don't consider myself new...more like used...but then I thought what the heck, and enjoyed myself, my giggles checked!

Thanks for sharing, Sir Balladeer!
LngJhnAg
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16 posted 10-21-1999 04:04 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

And so the robot, man of steel,
The thing that could not cry nor feel,
Nor wake in morn, nor go to sleep,
Regardless knew of counting sheep.
He moved as if caught in a dream,
To a respite of pastoral scene,
Where he could find days far less blue,
In the comfort of a Toerag ewe.

'Deer - you wrote a fine poem my friend - I hope my slipping into Toerag mode has not offended yewe. lol
Toerag
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17 posted 10-21-1999 04:07 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

It's been so long since we've seen the sailor,
Then he arrives, being mean without failure.
but that's okay cuz we've missed him so bad,
But he shouldn't be mean to poor old Toerag!
Iloveit
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18 posted 10-21-1999 04:11 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

loved this, of course, haven't read a single thing of yours I didn't, so you'll have to trust me when I say my I love it is as sincere as it can be

and giggles for the sailor and the toe, you 2 are a quite a pair
LngJhnAg
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19 posted 10-21-1999 04:16 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Now Toerag's alerted and is on guard,
As he hoards the sheep penned his yard.
But he'll fail, for when he sleeps,
The robot will come "steel" his sheeps.
Toe will turn and toss all night,
Holding his favorite sheep so tight,
But when he wakes, old Toe will find,
The robot 'Deer left none behind.
Richard 33
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20 posted 10-21-1999 04:37 PM       View Profile for Richard 33   Email Richard 33   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Richard 33

Good read indeed!!! Interesting twist, and a
great surprise ending, well worth reading, so creative, excellent!!!!
Balladeer
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21 posted 10-21-1999 04:57 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Watcher...thank you for the comment.
Suthern..yes, I did. Very much. Welcome back.
Toe...Thanks, pal. You know any?
Munda...Thanks. I appreciate it.
Hoot...you always make me feel good.
WhtDove....Don't cry, but I'm glad it touched you.
Pepper...Your thoughts mean a lot to me.
Martie...You are. Count on it. Thank you.
Femme...I don't know. Let me handle you and we'll find out.(Oh, sorry, Michael) No, I find you and Lucie delightful, in need of some serious psychiatric counseling, but delightful. You will always be a friend.
Sunshine...I just said that because I thought all the old, er, seasoned members of Passions had read it. Please keep reading. I delight in your approval.
Richard....Welcome..and thank you.
Denise
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22 posted 10-21-1999 08:47 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

'Tis truly one of my favorites! Publishers....ARE A ROYAL PAIN! Who needs 'em anyway? We have PASSIONS!
GO PASSIONS! (there I go shouting again!)

Again....GREAT POEM!

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Denise
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23 posted 10-22-1999 08:11 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

You big softie..

HUSG

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Michael
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24 posted 10-22-1999 06:08 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Glad to see you bring this one back Balladeer. One of my favorites.


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Michael Anderson

Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?



 
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