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A SImple Man

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Mike
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0 posted 11-18-1999 09:42 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

I am but a simple man,
...my pleasures they are few,
Rather than filet mignon,
...I'd just as soon have stew.

I've never seen the opera,
...I've never been to Rome,
My favorite destination,
...at end of day is home.

Cummings I don't understand,
...I'd just as soon read Frost,
Without the Reader's Digest,
...I fear that I'd be lost.

I hate a dinner party,
...I don't sip fine bordeaux's,
Flannel shirt and blue jeans,
...That's my favorite clothes.

A simple life is all I need,
...four children and a wife,
To heck with high society,
...I'll take my perfect life.
© Copyright 1999 Mike - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 11-18-1999 09:44 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Simple man?-Yes
Simple thoughts?-No
Elizabeth
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2 posted 11-18-1999 10:39 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

Ah, I see I'm not the only one. Nicely said Mike

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)

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3 posted 11-18-1999 10:45 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Mike,
You have the good life and you write damn good.
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4 posted 11-18-1999 11:07 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Well done, Mike!
RSEvans
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5 posted 11-18-1999 11:28 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

The things some people take for granted by wanting more....sigh...I love this Mike...You are truly gifted.

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
Mike
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6 posted 11-18-1999 08:19 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you all for the comments. Appreciated.
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7 posted 11-18-1999 08:47 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yep, I couldn't agree more! Simple folk and the simple life - ain't nothin' like it!
Wonderful poem, Mike!

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Denise

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8 posted 11-18-1999 08:54 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wonderful! If there were more around like you, the world would be a better place. Never let anyone tell you that your life is not the 'best' way to live....you do have a perfect life...I wish you hundreds of years more just like it! I loved this poem Mike! I like to think of your poetry as 'down to earth'...no fancy words..just pure, simple, heartwarming thoughts...thank you for sharing them with us.
Nan
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K.I.S.S.!!!

Mike
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10 posted 11-19-1999 08:39 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

What a way to start the day... reading such gracious comments from my three favorite poetresses. I stayed up Wednesday night to watch the meteor shower and wished upon a falling star. In return I was graced with three shining comments. Thank you muchly.
 
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