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The Word on the Street

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Rod
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0 posted 12-20-1999 04:55 AM       View Profile for Rod   Email Rod   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Rod


A few weeks ago our local website ran a comp for a 16 line poem on the theme of Christmas. They wanted something original. I just heard mine got 2nd place so I thought I'd share it with you.

                                                              
                                                     THE WORD ON THE STREET

This one’s for all the hypocrites
And scoffers with their mocking fits
This Christmas..... Hey! what you achievin’
Toastin’ what ya don’t believe in?

Laughin’, jokin’, shoutin’ out....
No savvy what its all about?
Wise up! Chill out man -  get a life
And don’t be dealin’ out no strife!

Hows ‘bout ya get yer sorry butt
Down to ya local Jesus hut
The preacher’s cool - he’ll fill yer head
With better stuff than Lion Red!**

He’ll maybe tell you ‘bout the guy
Who died to give y’a chance to try.
You owe Him, man - let Him collect...
At Christmas time - a li’l respect!

© Rod Walford 1999

** local beer!

© Copyright 1999 Rod Walford - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 12-20-1999 06:07 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

Rod -

Congrats !
And this ROCKS !
~*Marge*~


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Nan
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2 posted 12-20-1999 07:54 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Hey Rod.... This certainly takes the true meaning of Christmas and relates it to today's society - and that's no easy task..
Nicely done, my friend...
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It's a word that needs heeding! Well done!
Denise
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Congratulations on 2nd prize. Good message in this one! It seems to me that to some people the holidays are just another excuse to party.

 Denise


 
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