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Two Sides Of Living

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Eloise
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0 posted 12-20-1999 08:40 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Eloise

If I could turn back the hands of time,
I would not wish for what wasn't mine.
I'd be thankful for whatever I had.
As it's hard on the streets and very sad.

I used to think my home was small,
Until I had no home at all.
I always wanted designer tags,
But now I'm down to wearing rags.

All dressed up I would prance down the street.
Now I limp in shoes that hurt my feet.
I spent on plastic what I could not afford.
But the pretty things were my reward.

Time caught up and I had to pay the price.
Unable to do so I had to sacrifice.
I watched my world around me crumble.
Now the life I live has made me humble.

© Copyright 1999 Eloise - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 12-20-1999 09:11 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Time does indeed catch up - and the price must be paid... Nicely said...
Severn
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2 posted 12-20-1999 09:46 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I do so like how you write about the world and people around you, E.

This is another goodie.

K
Eloise
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3 posted 12-21-1999 12:04 AM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Thanks Nan.  You're right about that.  Sometimes I worry about how the young kids today just take things for granted.  And then when they are out on their own it's a totally different story.

Thanks Kamla.  I enjoy watching people and writing whatever comes to mind.  
Denise
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4 posted 12-21-1999 12:16 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is great Eloise! Makes me want to cut up my credit cards! Can I wait 'till after Christmas?!  

 Denise


Eloise
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5 posted 12-21-1999 12:24 AM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

By all means wait until after Christmas.  Just be sure and get a good pair of shoes! LOL.  Thanks Denise
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6 posted 12-21-1999 12:46 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

Eloise -

A timely message for sure.
My resolution on the first of this year was
NO-CHARGE-FOR-MARGE

And the very nerve of those
companies ...
they want you to PAY IT BACK !

I wish your message could reach all of those
who get caught up in the ~bombastic plastic~
parade !
Good show !

*And then I had to laugh ...
the banner at the top of this page while
I was posting was for
The VISA Future Card
What ironicism !  

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com


samsonheart
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7 posted 12-21-1999 12:25 PM       View Profile for samsonheart   Email samsonheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for samsonheart

Eloise, very beautiful poem. You don't know what you have until it's gone so count your blessings one by one by one.

samsonheart
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8 posted 04-15-2005 05:39 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

it seems there is no middle sometimes, or at least people aren't happy with that when they have it

good write
Artic Wind
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9 posted 11-12-2007 04:26 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
 
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