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Balladeer
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0 posted 11-15-1999 08:42 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's a place for alcoholics where they can find relief,
Another place for addicts which will help them handle grief.
Hell, even smokers have one, too. So what I'd like to know....
Where's Lonely Hearts Anonymous for lonely folks to go?

We'd hire a little meeting room. It wouldn't take much dough,
Invite unfortunates like me who loved then watched love go.
Some kool-aid in a paper cup or maybe some cheap wine,
A table for a podium would work out real fine.

Our names would be called, one by one, to come up front and speak.
We'd look out at the faces knowing we were not unique,
And with this simple introduction, we would then begin,
"I'm (so and so). I'm lonely. I could really use a friend."

Then, after we were finished, we would shake each hand and smile.
Strong feelings of comraderie would last a little while
And, though it just be temporary, it would ease the pain
Until the time arrived for us to meet there once again.

There are so many lonely souls - all those who loved and lost,
Who took a chance on happiness and paid the final cost.
They only want someone to know them, take a peek within,
To see their decent qualities that lie beneath the skin.

They have so much to offer. They have sterling qualities.
Why can't someone just recognize their willingness to please?
Yet, all too often, they are marks to take advantage of
When all they really need is someone who'll accept their love.

Someone to make them laugh out loud, to make them beam with joy,
Someone to offer happiness that they can both enjoy,
Someone to soothe with tender words when they are feeling down,
Someone to make them feel worth whenever they're around.

So, hey! We should get organized - the millions of us who
Are needful of that special friend to help to pull us through.
Then, one by one, defiantly our message we will send,
"I'm (so and so). I'm lonely. I could really use a friend."
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 11-15-1999 08:45 PM       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

Okay....where do I sign up??

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)

Severn
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2 posted 11-15-1999 08:57 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Well.
You've done it again - spoken in one of those voices you are so good at assuming.
This is such a great sentiment - and one that many would ascribe to I think.
Denise
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3 posted 11-15-1999 08:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I really should get one of those rubber stampers made WONDERFUL POEM, BALLADEER!
(hehehehe) Another great one!

Ruth, you'll always have us!!


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Denise

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4 posted 11-15-1999 09:03 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

(Wiping tears) Let's get started! Where's the list? Most excellent and touching Balladeer!

[This message has been edited by WhtDove (edited 11-15-1999).]
Marilyn
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5 posted 11-15-1999 09:15 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

" Hi,I'm Marilyn. I'm lonely. I could really use a friend."


*S*...
Ohme
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6 posted 11-15-1999 10:20 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Good grief, where's the sign up sheet?

Balladeer

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me how could I ask for more?
RainbowGirl
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7 posted 11-15-1999 10:33 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

ROFL...Is there no end to it...ooops...shutup Bal !! ... I'm talking about your talent...LOL

Do you think there's anyone out there mad enough to take me?..*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.
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8 posted 11-15-1999 10:45 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

Hi, I'm Marge. I'd like for us to be true friends.


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~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Sally S.
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9 posted 11-15-1999 11:14 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

I'm game..hey, we could call it "Sgt. Passion's Lonely Heart's Club Clan" !!!!

Too much?
Another great one, deer.
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10 posted 11-15-1999 11:15 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

My name is friend, it truly is
and I am here for you
To listen to your troubles
when you are feeling blue.

I'll never leave you, my friend
as true and faithful as can be
so I will always be your friend
if you'll also be a friend to me.


Balladeer, you never fail to make us feel a poem, not just read it. This is superb. But I can't imagine, a man as sweet, intelligent and sexy as you are to be lonely for very long!
Marge Tindal
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11 posted 11-15-1999 11:18 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

AND HE LIKES DOGS .... SO THAT GOES IN THE PLUS COLUMN !

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~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Seymour Tabin
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12 posted 11-15-1999 11:23 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
Well you did it again but I knew you would.
Martie
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13 posted 11-16-1999 02:19 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Just wanted to add my "well done" to all the rest.
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14 posted 11-16-1999 07:30 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

"All the lonely people... where do they all come from? All the lonely people... where do they all belong?"

Just let me know the when and where... I'll be at that meeting! *G* Well done, Balladeer!
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15 posted 11-16-1999 07:52 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

I thought alcoholics went to Hooters?
And some lonely fellas go there too?
Some just hire hookers,
And smokers can always chew?

Some just go to dog pounds,
There's companionship galore!
A little Calico or Blood Hound,
Who could ask for more?

Deb Lynne
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16 posted 11-16-1999 08:16 AM       View Profile for Deb Lynne   Email Deb Lynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deb Lynne

Oh MM... you couldn't be LONELY with such a way with words. Could sweep the women right off their feet....OOPPPSSSS!!!! Excuse me while I stand back up!
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17 posted 11-16-1999 09:30 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

I can't help but be remind of I Love Lucy's "friends of the friendless"

This is a wonderful piece Balladeer. You never cease to amaze me

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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot


Pepper
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18 posted 11-16-1999 10:41 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Great piece Balladeer!!

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

Iloveit
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19 posted 11-16-1999 11:04 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

yep, a way with words the man does have....sigh...and hey I will bring the Koolaid *g*

I find myself this day, lucky to have some really great friends, and you are one Mr. Balladeer.....hugs for your day
Munda
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20 posted 11-16-1999 04:16 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

"Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall....all you got to do is call and I'll be there...y'all got a friend !" : )
WhtDove
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21 posted 11-28-1999 02:46 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Had to boot this one back to the front!
It's still just as touching as the first time I read it. (sniff, sniff)

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Dark Angel
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22 posted 11-28-1999 05:52 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

A very touching poem Balladeer.

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Nan
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23 posted 11-28-1999 06:08 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Geesh - Didn't I rescue you from one of those places???
lostboy
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24 posted 11-28-1999 09:38 AM       View Profile for lostboy   Email lostboy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lostboy

Very emotional Balladeer. When I think about it though, it seems we all signed up already when we registered in Passions. We can't look out and see the faces, but I can feel the hearts. So many wonderful ones!
 
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