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Ode to an Armchair

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H. Arlequin
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0 posted 10-26-1999 01:49 AM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

Ode to an Armchair


Aging armchair, my home,
I wait here every day,
a trusted timeworn tome,
its pages on display,
may rest on propped up knees
whose steward's ancient too,
indifferent, if you please,
that others boil a brew
protesting, "eyes too weak",
or his "chosen lifestyle".
An introverted freak,
whose wisdom they'd defile
presuming what is best
for their enduring sire,
he would not one, to guest
his funerary pyre.


"Home is where the heart is"
one inane bard posits;
forefront his horse, that cart is,
the old remand to closets,
too frail to run or play
fearful of moving fast,
mere shadows on display,
soiled wretches with a past!
How dare they live o'er long,
four score and ten, all wrong?
You'd think they'd hear the gong
peal its strident swan-song!
Earth to earth, dust to dust,
a time to do one's thing,
as iron wills lust to rust,
death is stalking Spring.

This horse in its last days
a meadow eats away,
independence displays,
preparing piper's pay.
Yet, donning the disguise
of "watching out for them",
the offspring, worldly wise,
inconveniences hem.
This armchair, I choose home
to while away what time
remains an ancient gnome,
no length arraigned a crime!
Despite a frail abode,
the mind recounts its lark,
assured that faith will code
with hope encroaching dark!


--H. Arlequin
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Poems From the Goober Tree http://nathoo.wustl.edu/goober_tree.htm
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Pic of Armchair
. http://www.iol25.com/mfreeland/wow.htm


[This message has been edited by H. Arlequin (edited 10-28-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 H. Arlequin - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 10-26-1999 02:05 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I have a chair like this. A thinking chair that rocks. I liked this poem very much.
Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


2 posted 10-26-1999 02:40 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Wow!
I never knew there was so much to a chair!!!
LOL...good one!
Watcher666
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3 posted 10-26-1999 04:04 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Nicely done! Liked this one.

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Nan
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4 posted 10-26-1999 07:50 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I know for sure that your armchair appreciates the acknowledgment you've given it, HA.....
Pepper
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5 posted 10-26-1999 08:03 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

A favorite old armchair.......a wonderful place to ponder.....
Liked this much H A ......

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extrordinaire!
Denise
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6 posted 10-26-1999 09:43 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Sounds like the place to be!

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Denise
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7 posted 10-27-1999 03:12 PM       View Profile for snow in summer   Email snow in summer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for snow in summer

Reflective and kinda sad, but soooooo good.
Toerag
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Ala bam a


8 posted 10-27-1999 03:14 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Wow...you are one prolific person...well done.....
H. Arlequin
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9 posted 10-28-1999 07:29 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

Hi
Mattie, Christopher, Watcher, Nan, Pepper,
Denise, Snow, and Toerag!!!

YTx for the helpful comments!

Have revised, and would love your thoughts on the changes, smoooooooches,

excelsior,


HA
Denise
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10 posted 10-28-1999 07:55 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Subtle changes, A wonderful piece made better!

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Denise

H. Arlequin
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11 posted 10-28-1999 08:57 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

new chair
re: Nan's
thoughtful
design....


bliss...

HA
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12 posted 10-30-1999 10:50 PM       View Profile for snow in summer   Email snow in summer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for snow in summer

the chair now! lololol
Systematic Decay
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That place with padded walls a


13 posted 10-30-1999 10:58 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

LMAO @ THE ARMCHAIR PIC!!!! LOL ADD A FRIDGE AND YOUD NEVER HAVE TO GET UP!!!!!

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"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
-Billy Corgan-
 
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