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Damn, I'm Thirty (a Sonnet -- Just for fun)

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jbouder
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0 posted 10-31-1999 11:10 AM       View Profile for jbouder   Email jbouder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jbouder

A fright'ning thought smote me today
While contemplating my birthday.
A lamentation this may be,
But, damn, I'm thirty. Look at me:
Protruding gut from too much beer,
I've only had sex once this year,
My fading sight and thinning hair,
My wife's most portly derriere,
I drive a Chrysler mini-van
(You think that makes me less a man?),
I pant when I walk up the stairs,
But what hurts most is no one cares!
You laugh at my words spoken true?
Heed my warning: This could be you.

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Jim

"Don't confuse me with the facts, I've already made up my mind."

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Ohme
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1 posted 10-31-1999 11:23 AM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme


Sort of been there, done that except I had a Plymouth station wagon. Nicely done, Jim.
Jewl_24_1999
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2 posted 10-31-1999 12:01 PM       View Profile for Jewl_24_1999   Email Jewl_24_1999   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Jewl_24_1999

very good Jim, I like this one. But Im sure you hit 30 very gracefully.
Denise
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3 posted 10-31-1999 01:25 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

hehehehehe.....so you think thirty's bad huh? Boy, just wait! Good poem!

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Denise

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4 posted 10-31-1999 02:59 PM       View Profile for Emmy   Email Emmy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Emmy's Home Page   View IP for Emmy

Ya, doncha just wish you could go straight from 29 to 31? Hehehe, this was cute. I'm sure you're a very, um... dashing 30...
Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 10-31-1999 03:26 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

jbouder,
A fun read, enjoyed.
RainbowGirl
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6 posted 10-31-1999 06:19 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

ROFL...well it could be me but only if I change gender, lose a few years and add a few pounds, otherwise, yes, could be me..*g*

Thanks for the laughs..

HUGS

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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.

U K Hero
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7 posted 10-31-1999 06:23 PM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

well said Jim thanks for writting about me (just joking)I can link with this.
PhaerieChild
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8 posted 10-31-1999 07:20 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

This is sooo cute. Reminds me a lot of my thirtieth about a decade and a half ago. Now I just age and age and age...like cheese. So see? It gets better..LOL

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WhtDove
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9 posted 10-31-1999 07:22 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Yep, yep...30, Mine was a tough one...but I made it past. As you will also whether you want to or not. hehe
Great poem!
Isis
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10 posted 10-31-1999 07:49 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

I'm over 30 too, I know what you mean
You know it's all down hill after 21 but boy it's a nice ride Great poem too!

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Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away...
~Isis~
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jbouder
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11 posted 10-31-1999 09:14 PM       View Profile for jbouder   Email jbouder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbouder

A Chrysler mini-van is one thing, Ohme, but a Plymouth stationwagon ... geeze. And I am not over 30 yet, Isis. I AM 30. Don't go putting more nails in my coffin than are already there!

Thanks for the kind words, everyone.
jbouder
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12 posted 11-01-1999 07:29 PM       View Profile for jbouder   Email jbouder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbouder

A repost at Sunshine's request.
Watcher666
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13 posted 11-02-1999 03:35 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, but if you think thirty's bad just wait! LOL

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X Angel
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14 posted 11-07-1999 09:12 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

It could be me, BUT I don't have a wife! This was fun thanks
X

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Aurora's Fire
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15 posted 11-07-1999 09:33 PM       View Profile for Aurora's Fire   Email Aurora's Fire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aurora's Fire

hey I am only 21 I have to pretend I am looking forward to thirty *j/k*

I am sure it is not all that bad but no matter what you wrote a great poem, that made me think and I am sorry if this was not intended but it made me chuckle as well.

Aurora's Fire
jbouder
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16 posted 11-11-1999 01:56 PM       View Profile for jbouder   Email jbouder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbouder

Thanks again, guys. Glad you enjoyed it.
JennyLee
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17 posted 11-22-1999 11:54 AM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

I enjoyed this very much

Jenny
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18 posted 11-28-1999 03:32 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

I'm fast approaching you...gonna be 29 this December.
jbouder
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19 posted 11-29-1999 03:55 PM       View Profile for jbouder   Email jbouder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbouder

Thanks Alicat. But I suggest you enjoy your pre-tridecenial days while you can . Glad you enjoyed it, though. Too bad my serious poetry doesn't get this much attention though. All you Americans want is to be entertained !!! Thanks again.
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