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Balladeer
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0 posted 12-28-1999 11:17 PM       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


I saw a man with money.
I said "Place it in my hand."
He said "No, you can not have it"
And I said "Oh, yes, I can."

So I punched him in the belly
Then I kicked him like a swine
By the time that I got finished
His money was all mine.

Then I saw a man with a pretty wife,
Said, "I want to be her man."
He said, "Sorry, you can't have her"
And I said, "Oh, yes, I can."

So I ruined his reputation
Till he didn't have a dime.
By the time he lost his self-respect
That woman was all mine.

Then I saw a man with property
Said " I want to have your land."
He said "Sorry, you can't have it"
And I said, "Oh, yes, I can"

So I gathered up my armies
Didn't stop til he lay dyin'
By the time that I got finished
That Indian land was mine.

© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 12-28-1999 11:27 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This is very thought provoking Balladeer.  We surely have learned many lessons from the mistakes we've made.
Nan
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2 posted 12-28-1999 11:35 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Yep.... That's truly "taking stock".... like you said you were doing...   
HM3
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3 posted 12-28-1999 11:40 PM       View Profile for HM3   Email HM3   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for HM3

Hmmmm, I didn't see that coming! I liked that it was unexpected. Bravo!

 Work like money doesn't matter, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching...



[This message has been edited by HM3 (edited 12-29-1999).]
Sally S.
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4 posted 12-28-1999 11:58 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

I enjoy your thought provoking poems most of all, I think!  (Well, the love poems are a tie perhaps!   )
I love the twists and turns!!!!  My, oh my! Well done!
Marge Tindal
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5 posted 12-29-1999 12:07 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

They took the Indian land
the women they did ravage.
When we protested ...
they said ... HOW SAVAGE !

Is it any wonder
the Indian had begun
to think of 'white man'
as one with ~forked-tongue~ ?

Proudly my Indian heritage
calls out to me ...
Home of the brave ...
land of the free ?
(or was that FREE LAND ?)


*Thanks, Balladeer ...
hope 'taking stock' means
seeing that others look
at our past with reality.

Love ~*Marge*~
Proud Cherokee




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RainbowGirl
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6 posted 12-29-1999 12:14 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Nice one Sir!...We can't always take what we would like or want and thank heavens really, cause if everything was that easy, what would be the point?..

HUSG Bal

 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.

WhtDove
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7 posted 12-29-1999 12:26 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Well just kick them ol bullies in the butt.  Oh, you just did!  haha...good one Balladeer!

 <*\\\><
Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

Hallmark


Echo Rhayne
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8 posted 12-29-1999 01:48 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

This is great, serious subject, wonderful poem!


 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

Severn
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9 posted 12-29-1999 03:41 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

This was unexpected...and wonderful.

Quite a blow, this one...

K

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Astraea
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10 posted 12-29-1999 03:52 AM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Astraea

Wow.  Very good, very true.  And very lovely.

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

"Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things."

caroline
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11 posted 12-29-1999 10:16 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

You never cease to amaze me, 'Deer. This is wonderful.

 It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain


hoot_owl_rn
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12 posted 12-29-1999 10:58 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

Wow...you do create some thinkers my friend  
Christopher
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13 posted 12-29-1999 11:31 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Bal- You are amazing! How you continue to come up with such profound statements is beyond me.
John Yaws
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14 posted 12-29-1999 01:54 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

You may boast of your lineage
And laud it with pride-
Your family were nobles-
On the sea's other side.
They came on the Mayflower
Or even before-
My father's were waiting
For them on the shore.
Civilized? MKodern?
They boast it with pride
and never once heard of
Five Civilized tribes..
The payment they owe us-
Is still in arrears...
They paid for our land-
With a Trail marked by tears.

Good job Balladeer
Balladeer
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15 posted 12-29-1999 02:36 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Just the nature of these replies concerning this topic is another reason why I'm so proud to be part of this group. Thank you all.
RSEvans
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16 posted 12-29-1999 02:42 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

To buy we did not understand
The meaning was not clear
We all simply shared the land
Among us it was dear.
The white man came and offered us
Beads and Blankets and Brew
But somehow we failed to discuss
What our land meant to you.
We would have shared it happily
With peace throught the year
Until you pushed our families
Down the Trail of Tears.
Marilyn
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17 posted 12-29-1999 03:05 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Amazing my friend. For every action there is an equal and oppostie reaction. To take by force creates a defensive reaction. We see this continually in our history. Well written, is it not time we learned from the mistakes of our forefathers?
Iloveit
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18 posted 12-29-1999 03:21 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

hugs to someone who can write such a telling poem about a subject that he could never fit but writes so well.....
Poet deVine
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19 posted 12-29-1999 08:15 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Thou shalt not covet! Wonderful lesson in a great poem! If poets ruled the world, there would be none of this...we are a people of passion and caring! I say we overthrow the government and rule by poetry!  
Denise
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20 posted 12-29-1999 08:26 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Your poem has brought this horrible tragedy of our past into crystal clear focus. Wonderful piece, Balladeer.

 Denise


 
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