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Balladeer
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0 posted 11-08-1999 10:16 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

I'm sitting at my keyboard, not a pen or pad in sight
Discouraged at the fact I've thought of nothing I could write.
At times it flows so easily as if there's nothing to it
But not this time so here I sit and I'm just gonna do it!

It seems to me impossible, the chances microscopic,
That, in this crazy world, I can't uncover any topic
To spur imagination's flame to light this darkened mind
And open eyes that, at the moment, seem to be quite blind.

There are so many happenings around this troubled earth
There must be something I could use to give a poem birth.
There also are emotions that I carry in my heart
Perhaps there's something in there that would give my poem a start.

Old love affairs, new love affairs, sad love affairs and such
Have all been used so often that it really seems too much.
Some memory from childhood or some lesson I have learned
Could possibly relight where my imagination burned.

I've written poems of happiness, of sadness and regret
I think I've touched on every feeling known to man....and yet
There must be something that I've missed or passed along the way
I can't believe I'm sitting here with nothing left to say!

Well, hang it all! This drives me nuts! I'm chomping at the bit
To write some clever verse or show a little piece of wit
I'm like a sleek Ferrari with the urge to weave and  pass
And here I sit beside the road, completely out of gas.

Oh, well, I tried. I'm sorry, all. The well today is dry.
I guess I'll grab a little sleep that give it one more try
Before I go, there's just one thing I want to be quite clear
Don't think that you have heard the last of your pal Balladeer!




[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 03-20-2000).]
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 11-08-1999 10:19 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Before you call the tow truck
for your little car ...
crank the engine
one more time ....
Vrooooom !
There you are !

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~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Denise
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2 posted 11-08-1999 10:22 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is great Balladeer! Whatcha talkin about?! You've said a lot! And I just know that come mornin' you will be full of inspiration! Just seems to happen that way, I guess!

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Denise

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3 posted 11-08-1999 10:26 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
Very clever and another classic.
Sally S.
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4 posted 11-08-1999 10:50 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

...WhtDove has many prayers going out to her and her family. I'm sure she can feel them.

BTW...You'll never run out of words to put into rhyme, my dear. I have no fear what so ever of that happening.
Skyfyre
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5 posted 11-09-1999 01:08 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Well think on this, oh Silent One,
As take you to your bed --
I've never heard a loss for words
So elegantly said!

We have all been there, Balladeer, fret not.

--Kess

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

Watcher666
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6 posted 11-09-1999 01:35 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

For someone who could think of nothing to write this is excellent!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.


[This message has been edited by Watcher666 (edited 11-09-1999).]
Martie
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7 posted 11-09-1999 02:42 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

When there's nothing to write about there is always writing about nothing to write about. You don't have to prove yourself to any of us. We know you are the BALLADEER!
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8 posted 11-09-1999 06:34 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Here you go again creating a masterpiece without even trying just staring at a monitor and your mind just starts to flow. I don't think your out of gas just jump to premium instead of regular and you'll get your blast of creative juices reving up again.
Toerag
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9 posted 11-09-1999 06:45 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Yep...that Balladeer has one big muscle 'tweenst them ears alright!!! Even when the old fart ain't got nuthin to say he can sure say it well...(and that outta gas statement?...yea right!)

[This message has been edited by Toerag (edited 11-09-1999).]
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10 posted 11-09-1999 07:26 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

ROFL @ outta gas... not in this lifetime! LOL.

It must be noted
We all have voted
You might have had nothing to say
But we're here to tell
You said it well
In your very own en"deer"ing way!
Toerag
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11 posted 11-09-1999 07:34 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Yea, he's pretty hard to "en-deer" sometimes alright!!!
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12 posted 11-09-1999 08:04 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Bal: Pleased to see I wasn't the only one all dried up last night...but it's good to see that when you're talking about nothing it's just as good as when you've something to say...huh !!!...Maybe I need a drink or something..*g*

HUSG



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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.
X Angel
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13 posted 11-09-1999 09:22 AM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

LOL 'Deer, ya know salesmen are like that, they say alot of words but not much comes out *wink*
Great poem! I go thru huge dry spells where I can't write a drop and then *poof* I write three in one day (Sunday)

*hugs*
X

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"We have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night" (Tombstone epitaph of two amateur astronomers)
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14 posted 11-09-1999 09:58 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

can I ditto suthern's poem, huh? huh? she always says it perfect and I get left with no more than a "great poem, I loved it"......
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15 posted 11-09-1999 02:31 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Hmmm, nothing to to say, you say and you say it so well. : )
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16 posted 11-09-1999 05:26 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Another excellent example of a fine masterpiece of "nothing".

LOL.

Makes me wonder if even your snoring is poetic in nature? Won't find out, but it is food for thought.

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 11-09-1999).]
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17 posted 11-09-1999 05:42 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

I see I am not the only one with a dried up muse. I have not posted much poetry lately because my mind is tired...lol. Too many nights at the hockey rink I think.

Sleep well my friend...or hope you had a good sleep (I think this was posted last night)...lol
WhtDove
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18 posted 11-09-1999 06:00 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Balladeer for writers block you've done a great job! Thank you for your prayers!
I've posted an update in announcements. THanks again buddy and to all of You!
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19 posted 06-06-2004 02:35 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

understanding this here
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20 posted 06-07-2005 04:33 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

wish I had "nothing in my mind" like you do!
You are a one and only, no one can compare.   martyjo
 
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