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Balladeer
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0 posted 11-14-1999 12:53 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

The year is filled with holidays,
Always seems to be a reason
For celebrating something
Each and every single season...

But you can take the other ones
And wad them in a ball.
Just let me have Thanksgiving. It's
My favorite one of all.

New Year's eve can make me grieve.
The weather gets much colder
And I don't need reminders that
The world and I are older.

Easter is another. Doesn't
Anyone think it's funny
That we celebrate with colored eggs
Laid by some hairy bunny?

Valentine's Day? Please go away!
Call me a fuddy-duddy
But Cupid was quite stupid
All those years I had nobody.

Halloween can vent my spleen
With its costumes, masks and such.
If I want to be scared witless,
Evening news is bad enough.

Christmas time's no friend of mine
Every time it nears.
I don't believe the three Wise Men
Bought their gifts at Sears!

But Thanksgiving is a special time;
No silly masks to get.
No futile search for colored eggs,
No reason to go in debt.

No Cupid's arrow through my heart,
No reminders I'm still living,
Just a special day with special friends...
Thank God we have Thanksgiving!
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 11-14-1999 01:01 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
You always suprise me, Not with the well done
but the subject matter. Excellent.
John Yaws
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2 posted 11-14-1999 01:03 AM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Bravo.
Cinderella
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3 posted 11-14-1999 01:49 AM       View Profile for Cinderella   Email Cinderella   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cinderella

Happy gobble gobble to all.....nicely written
Systematic Decay
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4 posted 11-14-1999 01:59 AM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

This one is really sweet. I like it.

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Thinking is just what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their predjudices.


Michael
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5 posted 11-14-1999 05:24 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Just show me where the foods at...
Good poem, Balladeer, nothing better in life than 'Special Days with Special Friends".


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6 posted 11-14-1999 06:38 AM       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

Balladeer, friends make each day special ...
and this says it nicely. Really something to be thankful for.

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7 posted 11-14-1999 09:27 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Excellent poem..I love all the sentiments in this one. Thank you.
Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 11-14-1999 10:33 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Fun, fun, fun to read
Elizabeth
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9 posted 11-14-1999 10:36 AM       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

Nicely spoken Balladeer...you mirror my sentiments

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(She flies with her own wings)

U K Hero
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10 posted 11-14-1999 11:16 AM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

clap.. clap... (claping loudly) much enjoyed
moonmoon
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Yes Sir, you have me captivated on this one too...as always...
Denise
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12 posted 11-14-1999 06:40 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I'm thankful for so many things
My life has been so blessed
And when I lift my heart it sings
That Passions is the best.
Such friendly folks that are great friends
And talented it's true
I hope the fun here never ends
'Cause then I'd be so blue!

GREAT POEM BALLADEER! THANK YOU!


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Denise

Marilyn
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13 posted 11-14-1999 06:58 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

I Thankyou Lord for all the things,
You've given through the years.
For friends and family beside my hearth,
For love that dried my tears.

I Thankyou Lord for many things,
For food and health and life.
For all the little forgotten things,
For soothing all my strife.

I Thankyou Lord on bended knee,
For all that you have done.
For every angel sent to my life,
For strength that I have won.

WhtDove
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14 posted 11-14-1999 07:01 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

True day to count our blessings! So much truth here Balladeer! I really enjoyed this one!
Sally S.
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15 posted 11-14-1999 08:04 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

I'm thankful for a great many things....one being to have a special someone like you to make us think about the really important moments of our lives.

Thank you Mike, for so many things...most of all, for being a friend.
Iloveit
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16 posted 11-15-1999 09:36 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

well looks like you ran down the list of my holidays as well great poem
Andrew Scott
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17 posted 11-15-1999 11:28 AM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Sir Balladeer: Although I enjoy a number of those other days... It does seem that Thanksgiving is the one to have suffered least at the hands of commercialism and sappyism (nothing like making up your own words ). As alwasy, I like your style. I hope you're a good cook or know somebody who is. Eat well and be happy.
 
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