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Balladeer
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0 posted 11-04-1999 10:27 PM       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

There had to be someone out there.
Of that, I had no doubt.
I thought I'd use the 'search' routine
To help me seek you out.

I typed the word "romance" in,
Convinced you would be there.
Three zillion possibilities
Appeared from everywhere.

True romance, and romance novels,
Magazines and books,
Romance the Stone and sweet romance,
Romantic thoughts - GADZOOKS!

I entered in the word "love".
I didn't see your name.
I tried "desire" and "need" and "trust"….
Results were all the same.

So then I typed in "passion".
Well, I could have read for hours
At all the entries that appeared!
(What are those golden showers?)

I've been alone so long now
I only want to see
The smiling face of someone who
Will just be nice to me.

I finally typed "I need someone!",
A plea in every word.
The screen went blue, then said
"A fatal error has occurred….".

I'll try again tomorrow.
Love has no substitute
And, if at first you don't succeed,
Reboot! Reboot! Reboot!
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 11-04-1999 10:34 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great one, Balladeer! I enjoyed this! Sure sounds like the frustrating search! But then again the 'old-fashioned way' is equally so!

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Marilyn
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2 posted 11-04-1999 10:41 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

A very comidic way to look at loneliness and cyber romancing. I enjoyed this very much my friend.

[This message has been edited by Marilyn (edited 11-04-1999).]
Martie
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3 posted 11-04-1999 11:03 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This was well done of course, but what a lonely surch across the miles of cyberspace for one with so much to give, if indeed this was you and not one of your fictional characters.

[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 11-04-1999).]
Balladeer
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4 posted 11-04-1999 11:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Hey, Denise and Marilyn, Thanks very much for replying.

Martie...only fictional. Hopefully I'll not be reduced to that.
ThUnDeRkYsS
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5 posted 11-04-1999 11:14 PM       View Profile for ThUnDeRkYsS   Email ThUnDeRkYsS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ThUnDeRkYsS

Balladeer... How much well you expressed your feelings, and those of myself as well. Seems I just did one of these too LOL It is just so hard to wait... Well done, my friend. Great work!

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Marilyn
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6 posted 11-04-1999 11:18 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Reduced? Ouch my friend....for all of those desperate hearts that accually do search out love online. I am not one of those....I am a bit of an...hmmm how do I say it...a skeptic...friendships I have encountered but.... I think it takes a couple of truely unique individuals to make cyber romance work.
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7 posted 11-04-1999 11:25 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Glad to see ya posting again! Another wonderful work you did! LOL Loved it!
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8 posted 11-04-1999 11:34 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Dear Marilyn, either you misunderstood or, more likely, I explained myself badly. I find absolutely nothing wrong with "cyber-romance" or exploring friendships on the net which could lead to romantic ties. My "reduced" comment was aimed at anyone silly enough to use the SEARCH command to find love, in the same way you would use it to find a car. 'Twas a joke, my dear, not a slur.
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9 posted 11-05-1999 01:50 AM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

Doesn't matter where you search. It's when you're not looking that love finds you. And ohh what a sweet shock it is.!!!
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10 posted 11-05-1999 07:29 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

ROFL @ fatal error and reboot!!! Just when you thought you'd found the perfect search parameters! LOL. But it figures... love isn't a matter of finding perfection but accepting and delighting in the flaws and quirks. *G* Another great one, 'Deer friend!
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11 posted 11-05-1999 07:36 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

As usual....wonderfully done my friend....(Notice how nice I'm being since you've threatened me with retaliation?)....
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LOL......

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Watcher666
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13 posted 11-05-1999 10:55 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

LOL...enjoyed the read!

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14 posted 11-05-1999 10:59 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 buddy! Doin that nice thing kinda late now arent ya? Want some protection? hehe, Suthern'll protect ya Toe! hehehe with that big bad bat she's got!
Toerag
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15 posted 11-05-1999 11:04 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Dovie....just thought I'd say that...this way yanno he'll write something witty...LOL
WhtDove
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16 posted 11-05-1999 11:19 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Yeppers Toe! I hope he does. But you know you always bring that out in him. I await it. For you guys sure do make me laugh! Thanks for the smiles!
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17 posted 11-05-1999 01:26 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Bal: I've done many searches in my time but never one on that subject (I just did and oh boy..lol) and what's this about showers?..*g* Care to explain?...ooops

HUSG



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18 posted 11-05-1999 01:27 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

RG: I think you and Balladeer need to go to adult for that explanation! LOL
Cinderella
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19 posted 11-05-1999 03:55 PM       View Profile for Cinderella   Email Cinderella   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cinderella

Searching through cyberspace can bring wonders in your life...But to lock up is worse than rebooting....
Seymour Tabin
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20 posted 11-05-1999 10:42 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Bal,
If your in thr stute there's no need to reboot.
caroline
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21 posted 11-06-1999 10:06 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Great read as always, Balladeer! Made me smile

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

Skyfyre
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22 posted 11-06-1999 06:15 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

A very nice offering, here -- made me smile.
(See?)

--Kess

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You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.

Munda
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23 posted 11-06-1999 07:45 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Thanks for the smile. : )
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24 posted 11-06-1999 09:32 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I waited there, beyond the screen
watching you seek your fate
Alas, you passed my website by.
I tried to connect, but was too late
I've only had 4 hits today
my Explorer waits so patiently
Perhaps another browser will work
now that Microsoft's a monopoly!



 
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