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Tramp Poet
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Could Be Anywhere...


0 posted 04-10-2001 07:55 AM       View Profile for Tramp Poet   Email Tramp Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Tramp Poet's Home Page   View IP for Tramp Poet

JOY

A laugh; big, booming belly
deep, resonate baritone
its the sound of life.

Sharp, tickle laugh
perhaps more a shriek
breathless, she taunts.

Giving of self
light for light
win to win.

Joy misplaced
dark in dark
lost, oh so lost.

Reality is layered
like acid yesterdays
mirth very fleeting.

Rely on memories
to prove the humor
fiercely remembered.

Outstretched hands
demanding recognition
can not say the words.

Lips move silently
from safe distance
silently screaming.

Asking if madness
same silly question
answer known.

Asking anyway
seeking confirmation
im ok, youre ok!

What i would pay for a simple,ordinary moment
of happiness. A simple deep, belly laugh
escaping with glee, mixed with joy!
To be released from this silent prison
of self, wrapped so tight and secure...
released; nay fully expelled, involuntarily
just for the pure pleasure of it all.


the artist once upon...
        known as "bleeding"



[This message has been edited by Tramp Poet (edited 04-10-2001).]

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Joyce Johnson
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1 posted 04-10-2001 10:24 AM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

Yes a life without a good laugh now and then is greatly diminished.  Laughter is also a key to good health. Wish I knew a good joke.  Joyce
coyote
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2 posted 04-10-2001 08:19 PM       View Profile for coyote   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for coyote

"He laughs best who laughs last."
I hope you'll have it.
Thanks.  

"I hate quotes, they suck!"
I.G. Norance

Red_Feather
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3 posted 04-10-2001 10:36 PM       View Profile for Red_Feather   Email Red_Feather   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Red_Feather

You had me going....i thought this was a happy poem, i could hear the laughter of that one person who's laughter lights the world....and then you grew equally sad...and i could feel the silence and pressure. I liked this alot.

One's not half two it's two are halves of one EE Cummings

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4 posted 04-11-2001 01:30 AM       View Profile for Xeonox   Email Xeonox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Xeonox

You can make something like laughter that we take for granted into something so powerful. Great work.

Ronil (Inspiration for my poems is all around me for my muse is my reality.)

Tramp Poet
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5 posted 04-16-2001 08:29 PM       View Profile for Tramp Poet   Email Tramp Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tramp Poet's Home Page   View IP for Tramp Poet

thanks to y'all for the imput
apprciate the read and comments!

the artist once upon...
        known as "bleeding"

Annie78
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here then there then back here


6 posted 11-15-2005 12:09 PM       View Profile for Annie78   Email Annie78   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Annie78

what i would give to laugh again
 
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