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Balladeer
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0 posted 10-28-1999 12:42 AM       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

I wrote some lines down one time,
Added rhythym, meter, some rhyme
Made a poem that I considered to be quite good.
I took it to a local reading
Received some praise (that I'd been needing)
And acted quite demure, the way great poets should.

Shortly thereafter I sought places
Where I recognized no faces
And, once again, my one creation I outpoured.
Oh, what a difference to a man makes
Kindly smiles and pats and handshakes
And the feeling one's respected and adored.

But now my secret's out
And I'm to blame.
Oh, how I feel the shame!
For I'm a...........

One trick pony
A literary phony!
That one poem is the only thing I've made.
Though I think it would be terrific
To be creative and prolific,
That one poem is my only stock and trade!

Sure, I have tried to write another,
Even prayed to Virgin Mother
Begged to God to take my pen and make words flow.
But, like the squid, who gives birth one time,
I gave birth to naught but one rhyme..
That one rhyme the only offspring I will know.

I still do go around to meetings,
Though, deep inside, I feel I'm cheating
And, time again, my recitation is the same.
Though by now everyone has heard it,
I have no other way to word it
So, once again, I come with that same tired refrain.

And, when they see me come,
I hear them say
"Look who's here today!
It's that same....

One trick pony.
That literary phony.
We're gonna to hear that same tired poem once more!"
And, before I can say the first words,
I hear mumblings and cursewords
And my ego takes a nose dive to the floor!

I guess I'll have to stop pretending
That I haven't reached the ending..
I'll take my cue and lay my pencil down.
And, if someone asks me sometime
If I have ever written some rhyme,
I'll just smile and say, "No, I just horsed around!"


© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-28-1999 12:51 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

This was a chuckle -- you had some clever lines in here, but my favorite by far was:

"I gave birth to naught but one rhyme"

Congratulations, this was well done indeed.

--Kess



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Munda
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2 posted 10-28-1999 12:56 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

How wonderful to wake up and find this ! Made my day start with a smile and some thoughts for the rest of the day. : )
tori
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3 posted 10-28-1999 12:56 AM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

lol.. too much Sir Balladeer.. :-)
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4 posted 10-28-1999 01:28 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Enjoyed this much revered Sir!

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5 posted 10-28-1999 02:36 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Needless to say this is not about you!!
Another good one Balladeer... and I wonder if there are really people out there like that. Or do you think those with only one rhyme never really tried for a second?
Michael
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6 posted 10-28-1999 06:17 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Nice little jingle here, Balladeer.
And Chris, I know a few of them one trick types...they're out there, alright.

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Michael Anderson

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


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7 posted 10-28-1999 06:23 AM       View Profile for Verma   Email Verma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Verma

Balladeer - I'm new to this, so it made me think...Brilliantly written, great rythym.

WhtDove
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8 posted 10-28-1999 10:06 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I remember this one! Liked it once again. Well, I don't think their has been anything you've written thus far I didn't like!
Iloveit
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9 posted 10-28-1999 10:27 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

yep smiles here too, great poem, gonna have to agree, never read one of yours I didn't love
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10 posted 10-28-1999 11:02 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
One trick pony
A literary phoney.
Just keeps runnig through my head.
Great lines. Thank you for the poem.
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11 posted 10-28-1999 08:16 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

Clever!!
Denise
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12 posted 10-28-1999 09:18 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very sing-songy! I like that! Very lighthearted!

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Denise

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13 posted 10-28-1999 10:10 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Loved it!

Paul Simon would be proud you shared a title with him.... that's one of my favorite albums, btw (of the same title)...

As usual, your rhythm and meter are perfect. Cute story, too.
H. Arlequin
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14 posted 10-30-1999 11:47 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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