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But Can I Survive Much Longer?

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Dom Mart
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since 08-17-99
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0 posted 10-23-1999 08:00 AM       View Profile for Dom Mart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Dom Mart's Home Page   View IP for Dom Mart

All my life, I've eluded
Certain deadly perils. I'm proud
That I'm still in one piece. But
Rather than boast out loud
Of how I managed to dodge
Pigeon waste aimed at my head,
Or of breaking only one tooth
On a prune pit baked into bread,
Or of leaping swiftly aside
And mucking up only one shoe
When a bicycle messenger thought
That a red light meant "Barrel on
through,"
I'll cite my piece de resistance,
The maneuver I execute best,
The challenge that strains my will
And puts my nerves to the test.
You see, I commute by auto
From city to suburb each day.
(To get some idea of the risk
Check the car insurance premium I
pay).
The only point I'm making is
I've survived in spite of the
peril
From drivers uncouth and barbaric,
Not to mention those stupid and
feral.
But one driver may end all that.
One driver may put me under.
It's the driver who speeds along
With attention torn asunder.
Right brain is tooling through
traffic,
Right hand is gripping the wheel,
While left hand supports a cell
phone
And left brain works on a deal!

© Copyright 1999 Dom Mart - All Rights Reserved
Ohme
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since 07-17-99
Posts 831
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1 posted 10-23-1999 08:10 AM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Oh, I love this, Dom Mart. I have seen this to and it is terrible. In some states it is a violation of the law to do that. Should be against the law everywhere. You have xpressed my feelings exactly!
Love the poem.
Munda
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since 10-08-1999
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The Hague, The Netherlands


2 posted 10-23-1999 08:18 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Unfortunately, this happens in my country too....a lot...and it annoys me so much and worries me even more. Very well expressed ! I enjoyed reading it. : )
Denise
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3 posted 10-23-1999 08:49 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is wonderful, Dom. How true! I don't think they realize how much they are distracted when they are doing this.

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Denise
Watcher666
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since 10-13-1999
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4 posted 10-23-1999 09:01 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

How true! Liked this much!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Julie
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5 posted 10-23-1999 09:11 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

You think your insurance is high...my agent told me that the county where I live is the highest in the nation...good ole Houston, TX.

I liked your poem a lot.

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Julie
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Almost all our misfortunes in life come from the wrong notions we have about the things that happen to us.
>Stendhal


Nan
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6 posted 10-24-1999 05:50 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Well then - Insurance is certainly at an all time high but I still try to stay in one piece - But how is it that I still managed to get in the way of seagull droppings?? (true fact)
...and I certainly agree about the cell phone..

[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 10-24-1999).]
Pepper
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since 08-19-99
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7 posted 10-24-1999 06:09 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Stated very well Dom!
Enjoyed this piece much....

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extrordinaire!
IsabelleSkye
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8 posted 10-24-1999 08:01 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

Hehehehe how true...if anything happens to you, have someone call us and we'll uhhh *said rather politely* show that driver what to do with his bloody cell phone!
Great poem!
Izzzzzzzy

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"With love's light wings did I o'er-perch these walls; for stony limits cannot hold love out; and what love can do that dares love attempt." Romeo & Juliet Act II
 
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