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Balladeer
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0 posted 12-26-1999 12:07 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 old year's finally going out. The new one's coming in.
So many thoughts come now to mind but where do I begin?
The year's been filled with up and downs, with good and bad times, too
And so I sit and reminisce as thoughts come into view.

I've made some friends, some enemies. I've done the best I could
But there are times intentions , though well meant, don't turn out good.
I only hope I have enriched the lives of those I've met
And, to the ones I've injured, I must live with the regret.

I've seen new family members come, applauded at each birth
And cried for those whose time had come to finally leave this earth.
I've seen my children take a giant step toward adulthood
Tried hard to fill them with advice with hopes it does some good.

My health has been quite good. There were a few days I was down
But other folks were much worse off and here I'm still around
And like my golfing buddies say when bad things come to pass
Life is good if we are still on this side of the grass.

I've loved. I've lost. I've loved again, refusing to stay down.
I've had my hopes high in the air and had them on the ground.
I've had emotions carry me and had them hold me back
Hurt feelings when I spoke too soon with wisdom that I lack.

There are some things I'd change, some things I'd redo, if I could
But wishin' for what cannot be does no one any good
So, with a wistful smile, I'll raise my glass and have a cold one
And hope the coming year's as kindly to me as the old one.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 12-26-1999 12:13 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I'll raise that glass with you and welcome in the new! *clink* Cheers! Great poem, Balladeer!  

 Denise


Sally S.
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2 posted 12-26-1999 12:20 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Here Here, my dear!  Wonderfully stated.
We are very fortunate, true...and I sometimes forget just how fortunate we are.
Martie
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3 posted 12-26-1999 01:03 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Your a good man Balladeer, I wish your new year to be full, especially with peace, and may that sharp wit continue, well-honed.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
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4 posted 12-26-1999 01:55 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

daring 'deer,
you are just beyond compare
(when nekkid
in the woods)
and how you
could ever have
and enemy
is simply beyond
belief!

I don't believe it!

But - I'm glad this year has been a fulfilling one - in lessons, in love, in living.

Wonderful words, Michael.
Hugs and all.

K
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5 posted 12-26-1999 08:35 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I'll tinkle my glass with yours..

HUSG

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

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6 posted 12-26-1999 09:16 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 -

I'm glad that my year included you ...

~*Marge*~




 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Pepper
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7 posted 12-26-1999 09:27 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Cheers Michael!  


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


Nan
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8 posted 12-26-1999 10:09 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

CHEERS, my DEER
Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 12-26-1999 10:21 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Mr Balladeer,
I think you have mostly loved, made friends, applauded, advised, enriched and I hope you will always stay on this side of the verse - the poet.
Liz
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10 posted 12-26-1999 10:48 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

But in with the new,
with one such as you,
Is a pleasure that's known
by so very few...

You're such a nut my friend, so talented and wise...there's very few others that I'd be as honored to enter a new year with as yourself...
Balladeer
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11 posted 12-26-1999 12:07 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

My friends, just knowing that I'll be entering the new year with people like you alreay makes it a great year! I wish you all peace, health and friendships in the months to come. Bless you all!
hoot_owl_rn
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12 posted 12-26-1999 01:17 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

Ah, live and learn....but it's living so who's complaining   Have a great New Year Michael!!
WhtDove
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Balladeer you're one of a kind! One I'm glad that has crossed my path. You've a big heart
and lots of caring!  Though this year has certainly had its down sides, there is still a lot to be thankful for.  You are one of those that we are thankful for!

Here's to YOU and the hopes that the New Year brings around something better for both of us!    big (((((HUGS))))) to ya!
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14 posted 12-26-1999 04:50 PM       View Profile for Fairy Colours   Email Fairy Colours   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Fairy Colours

Let me join everyone and raise my glass to the new year too. Cheers  
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15 posted 12-26-1999 05:17 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you , Ruth and Rebecca. I wish you both the best. Yes, fairy, glasses are raised. Bring that new year in!
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16 posted 12-27-1999 11:31 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

hugs and yep, every word is heartfelt and true....sigh.....am glad to call you my friend Mr. Balladeer.....
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17 posted 02-17-2001 04:59 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

A {{{{ *Hug* }}} and a !
~*Me*~


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