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When I Grow Up I'd Like To Be...

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0 posted 10-25-1999 08:46 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

I'd love to be the man,
My kids all think I am,
I'd really like to a scholar,
Or perhaps old Superman.

I wish I could sing like Elvis,
From octaves high to low,
Singing gospel and some country,
And a little rock and roll.

It would be nice to have the looks,
Of that guy they often use,
On the cover of that magazine,
The one they call "G.Q."

If I had the knowledge,
And the expertise you all show here,
I'd be a profound poet,
Like the master Balladeer.
© Copyright 1999 Toerag - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-25-1999 09:16 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Toerag: I haven't noticed you lacking in many categories, sweets! *G* Your kids' adoration is well-founded, your intelligence is incredible, your poetic abilities keep Balladeer from getting stale and complacent... *G* And you well know what I think of your looks and singing abilities! *G* I'd have to say you grew up "jes fine." *S* Would that there were more like you!!
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2 posted 10-25-1999 09:24 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Isn't that something we'd all want, but then it would be so common, nobody would read it anymore ! You have your own skills and I liked a lot what I just read. : )
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3 posted 10-25-1999 09:53 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

I'm glad you're who you are.A talented funny poet.Liked this much!

Illusion...what we see and what we's all up to you.
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4 posted 10-25-1999 10:01 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Hey Toe! The good Lord made no mistakes! Be thankful you've come where you are now! For your a wonderful person!!! Great poem BTW!
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5 posted 10-25-1999 02:55 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

But, Toe, Suthern told me you had all those qualities and were all those things! (Psst..I think she likes ya).

From the responses you've gotten and friends you have made here, not counting how you write of your family, I find it hard to imagine anyone who knows you being disappointed at the way you are, except maybe LongJohn. Anytime you want to swap some of my profoundity for some of your charisma, say the word.
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6 posted 10-25-1999 06:30 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Yo Toe: These things you speak of are all fine and well... and I'd sure like to have them too... but they don't mean squat unless you got heart... and my friend, you got alot of it which far outshines all those other qualities. Who and what you are is what makes you special, otherwise you'd just be the same... and you are definitly different! Keep em' comin'.
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7 posted 10-25-1999 06:38 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

*coming out of her daze* well, you know how special I think you are, and from the looks of the posts above, I am not alone, and not even second in line this time *g*

big hugs my friend, don't you change a thing
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8 posted 10-25-1999 07:32 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

I bet Elvis and Superman can't write a poem as sweet as for those boy toys in the magazines...hmmmm....nope...they still don't have you beat.

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

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9 posted 10-25-1999 07:37 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Toe, if you were anything different, we'd all suffer the loss. Including your kids!
Loved the poem.
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10 posted 10-25-1999 07:58 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Toe, honey...all them boy toys can't hold a candle to you!


Superman's a wimp
Elvis is long gone
And who would Balladeer pick on
Except for ol' LngJohn?

Those cuties on the cover
Slick GQ boys ya see
Can't do for me what you do~
make me laugh hysterically!

And that your children love you
placing you above the rest
Is proof that you're a man
whose life is truly blessed

You share your blessings with us
every time you click "submit"
And I for one am glad you're here
to grace us with your wit!

"Tread softly, for I have spread my dreams under your feet"~~William Butler Yeats

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11 posted 10-25-1999 08:49 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You are unique...who else could live up to the name Toerag so effectively...don't change a thing!

[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (edited 10-25-1999).]
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12 posted 10-25-1999 08:54 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You're a real peach, Toe, don't ever change!

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13 posted 10-25-1999 09:04 PM       View Profile for Carolina Girl   Email Carolina Girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Carolina Girl

Toerag, but I love the man you've become! And I've missed reading your awesome works of pure genious! winking I knew I wouldn't be disappointed when I clicked on your poem! Missed you bunches! And all of the gang.
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14 posted 10-30-1999 11:51 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

HA applauds!
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15 posted 10-31-1999 09:14 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

Smiling....I on the other hand, just refuse to grow up
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16 posted 11-02-1999 03:49 AM       View Profile for JTF   Email JTF   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for JTF

Damn, your group of fans is getting bigger every day ! ... but I should know, I'm one of them ... keep going brudder
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