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Samuel Johnson Matthewson

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0 posted 11-07-1999 11:34 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

( first in a series of poems depicting the life of this character )

Very few things can grab your heart and make you scream out loud
Very few things burst buttons off because you feel so proud.
Fewer things still can blind your sight and make your blood run wild
Than the miracle of witnessing the birth of your first child.

In that old house in that small town that cold eve in December
A grand event was happening all present would remember
For, with his cheeks a little puffy and his fingers slightly curled,
Samuel Johnson Matthewson came headfirst in this world.

I recall the jubilation and the cheering and the joy
From the time Doc stuck his thin neck out and shouted, "It's a boy!"
All the neighbors who had gathered and were waiting in the hall
Slapped new poppa on the back and drinks were had by all.

As the mother brought the new child out there fell a quiet hush
As all gathered 'round the miracle to 'look but please don't touch'
But their fingers touched his baldy head and prodded his behind
As memories from days gone by came slowly into mind.

Old farmer Bill thought, "Boy or girl? I hope it ain't no neuter!"
While Mizz Brown thought, "I do believe my Sarah Jane was cuter."
All there gave praise and swore that he was perfect to the letter
(Though, secretly, they knew their own to be a trifle better.)

For Mr Matthewson standing there, that wasn't quite the case
As waves of pride engulfed his heart and tears slid down his face.
"Look at those arms", he thought, inside," a ton of power there!
With those big hands he's bound to be a top-notch baseball player."

"Don't matter none just how he is, be it hefty, tall or slim
Everything I never had, that's what I'll give to him.
Money, books and school and such - and when all's said and done,
He'll be proud that I'm his dad and I - that he's my son'"

For Mrs. Matthewson, cradling the infant in her arms,
Her eyes sought out his handsomeness and futuristic charms.
She traced the blueness of his eyes and firmness of his chin
And knew that any girl he chose to be with, he would win.

"Be strong", she whispered silently. "Be sweet and tender, too
And find the one girl in this life who'll be the best for you.
Shower her with tenderness and gentle, loving care.
Your heart will not be broken if you're capable to share."

Such were emotions traded in that month of Christmas fairies
On that cold night of winter as ten score imaginary
Trumpets blurted out the news and banners were unfurled
As Samuel Johnson Matthewson came head-first in this world,
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-07-1999 11:37 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Not your usual fare, but a wondrous verse nonetheless.

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Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
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[This message has been edited by DreamEvil (edited 11-07-1999).]
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2 posted 11-07-1999 11:37 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

So we have to wait for the other installments? Not sure I can. This is one of your best, Balladeer, and teasing us with the promise of more is too bad of you!!

Is it ready yet?
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3 posted 11-07-1999 11:39 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Very good! I liked this alot! Is this about someone you know? Or fiction?
X

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4 posted 11-07-1999 11:40 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Balladeer, so beautiful and loving are these words.
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5 posted 11-07-1999 11:43 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

...and not a minute too soon...I was beginning to get those annoying withdrawal shakes again! Very very very good! Please hurry with the next installment!

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6 posted 11-07-1999 11:44 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you, Dream.

hehe. It is so good to have you back, deVine one. Now wait!!!

All fiction, Angel. Ramblings of a wayward mind.

Martie, thank you very much.

Hey, Denise. Don't get them shakes! I'll be back!

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 11-07-1999).]
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7 posted 11-07-1999 11:49 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

I think you're too good for mere words. I too, think this is one of your best yet. (If that's possible ) Bravo, my deer.
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This is outstanding Balladeer.A master storyteller with such heart....how we all look forward to your work!

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!

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9 posted 11-08-1999 10:02 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

And here I'd been thinking a wayward mind was something to avoid! *G* Great job, 'Deer one!
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Beautiful begin....can't wait for the rest!

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well being the mother, I am there at the birth, lol, but its not the same as watching, I got to see my grandson born, and witnessed the pain and smiles, it was incredible. Loved this poem, loved the way the neighbors....you capture so much real human emotions in your poems
will be sitting right beside devine *not so patiently* waiting for the next
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12 posted 11-08-1999 10:59 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

This was really "true to life" type stuff man.....I enjoyed it, look forward to more...
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13 posted 11-08-1999 02:40 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

I am speechless..beautiful, and from a man! Thank you for sharing your tender moments with us, you and some of the other men here have helped me to see men are human too and have a "tender" side.
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Lorelei...being married to that scalawag, I can understand where ya need to see there are some of "US" guys that are sweet, tender and caring....LOL
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15 posted 11-08-1999 04:50 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Oh Sir Ballader. I am breathless. This was a wonderful depiction of a new life entering the world. I too will be waiting impatiently for more.
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16 posted 11-08-1999 04:52 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thanks to you all for your generous comments.

Yes. Lorelei, I do have a tender side. That's why I sit on cushions whenever possible!
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17 posted 11-08-1999 07:04 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Your work is always amazingly good, Balladeer, and this is no exception
I love it!

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

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18 posted 11-08-1999 07:09 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Bal: You do tell a good story...

HUSG

ps: How long for the next part? I'll have to go to bed soon..*g*

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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.
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19 posted 11-08-1999 07:30 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

What a wonderful story. I can hardly wait for the next one. : )
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20 posted 11-08-1999 10:34 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I will not say it's great, just that I may now relate, and ask for Chapter Two with great haste, so go man go, no time to waste!
 
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