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Balladeer
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0 posted 01-01-2000 06:05 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


My life has now become complete.
My world is happy and so sweet.
Old Santa was quite good to me...
A digital camera 'neath my tree!

All day and night I'm on the hunt,
World, greet the newest Allen Funt!
All things that pass within my sight
I gladly capture with delight!

Unsuspecting passers-by
Fall into my camera's eye.
Birds seen flying overhead...
Roses in my flower bed.

Bugs on leaves and blooms on trees....
Buildings, clouds and honey bees....
All those pretty northern peaches
Frequenting our sandy beaches.  

My dog sees me and starts to growl
(And, lately, has been known to howl)
Whenever I start taking pics
And forcing him to do some tricks.

Sit up! Lie down! Roll over, boy!
Shake hands! Now jump! Go fetch that toy!
I beg and plead for him to smile
(But he keeps snarling all the while).

My girlfriend's on guard every hour
Especially when she's in the shower
Because she knows she runs the risk
Of being immortalized on disk!  

So many neat things I can do
With what dear Santa brought.
What neat things can I do tonight.........?
I shutter at the thought!  

© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 01-01-2000 06:08 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

LOL! Absolutely wonderful! I'm so glad Santa was good to you! They are wonderful aren't they!
Martie
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2 posted 01-01-2000 06:11 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This gave me a great smile Balladeer.  I can just picture you finding new focus in little things.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
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3 posted 01-01-2000 06:15 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Yes, deVine one, they are. Thank you!

Martie....... ROTFLMAO!!!!
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4 posted 01-01-2000 06:36 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

That's great! Have fun with it! That's what I need...my camera just broke   and I have film still in it. Guess it's time to get out the old credit card!   (maybe I should wait...I just got laid off from my job...nah, I think I'll get one anyway!)

Fantasically funny poem, Balladeer!!  



 Denise

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5 posted 01-01-2000 06:46 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Uh-oh....A bad boy with a camera!  *LOL*

Look out world...

(ahem...this goes nicely to the tune of Jingle Bells...ROTFLMAO)

Balladeer has photo gear
You'd better run and hide!
Unless you're sure you can endure
his catching your bad side!

Balladeer has photo gear
The truth is out at last!
So remember this ~ don't be remiss
And cover your own *ss!!

Oh Balladeer has photo gear
Santa brought to him!
Watch yourself, don't be an elf!
He's FLASHING all at whim!

la la la la la la la la la la la!

      Great poem, Sir. Have fun with your new toy!


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


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6 posted 01-01-2000 07:14 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

ROFL...thank heavens it gets too steamy, poor girl..*g*

HUSG

PS: Caroline: you have ONE dirty mind girl...ROFLMAO!!..ooops



 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.



[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 01-01-2000).]
Michael
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7 posted 01-01-2000 07:22 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Oh man, what a delight my digital camera is to me, Balladeer.  I can truly relate to all this...(And I never have to worry about if the film co. will develop the really good shots..LOL)  Lately though, Mikey has been sneaking around getting plenty of mug shots of me...I guess turn about is always fair play.  Glad you got such a wonderful gift from Santa.  


Michael
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8 posted 01-01-2000 07:40 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy..... I just can't wait for you to be revealing some of those new shots.... I'll keep my eyes peeled......
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9 posted 01-01-2000 07:52 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I can relate to you completely my dear, santa brought me one as well!  It's unbelievable the wonders of this li machine..I think I'm in love!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
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10 posted 01-01-2000 09:15 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Denise....who could lay you off? Thanks for the comment.

Caroline, that's great! I could actually sing it to Jingle bells! You crack me up!

Rainbow....yes, it is very steamy, lucky for her.....and, no, I don't understand why Caroline considers me a bad boy with a camera. (How does she know me so well?)

Michael ....yes, they are great and I'll bet Mikey's having fun getting back at you!

Nan........you do that.

Devina.....yes, it is a delight and easy to fall in love with these little boxes. Thank you.
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11 posted 01-01-2000 10:54 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Bal: Well it's no secret, *all* women know you guys like to play with your toys and have fun doing so....don't knock that wine glass over..*g*

HUGS...sorry, only teasing you, playfully..

 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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12 posted 01-01-2000 11:04 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

hehe. I welcome your teasing any time......and do'nt worry. I'll be careful. That's my favorite wine glass  
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13 posted 01-01-2000 11:11 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
Hey bring it around wedensday
we'll take some pictures.
Great poem. Sy
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14 posted 01-01-2000 11:20 PM       View Profile for Tamera   Email Tamera   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tamera

Absolutely great! Santa is wonderful!
Tamera
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15 posted 01-01-2000 11:36 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Balladeer politely mutters
"Say cheese, guys" and clicks the shutter
All his friends begin to sputter
Faces red and then Sy utters
"No more candid shots' you'll shutter
Or you'll end up in the gutter
Now just grab your little putter"
Then Balladeer begins to shudder
Tears in eyes in anxious stutter
"No more can I click my shutter?
This has been my bread and butter
His little heart begins to flutter
Mind askew in nervous clutter
No more interest in his putter
Clinging close to his dear shutter

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ROFL....looking forward to seeing a few of those pictures  
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LOL just like a little kid with a new toy!  Taking pictures of everything that moves.  Cameras sure are fun though.  Now give your girlfriend a break Balladeer...let her at peace in the shower.

 <*\\\><
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.

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18 posted 01-02-2000 01:27 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

LoL, hey i think santa brought you my gift by accident, thats what I wanted!!!  But I see you are having so much more fun with it then I would, I wont complain!!


 ~*~ 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! ~*~

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19 posted 01-02-2000 03:34 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Focusing on the little things, Balladeer??? ROFLMAO... Yup... I understand that you wouldn't want the women at Walmart laughing when you walk in! *G*

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20 posted 01-02-2000 03:44 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Ya don't know how good ya look
Till ya had your picture took.
Try self timer, get in the act,
It can really be erotic, and that's a fact!

Just picture this, you and your hand,
Taking self portraits, erotica grand.
Then send it to Hustler, old Mr. Flynt
He'll make ya a star, you'll make a mint.

Put the lens on Macro, a snapshot of your "tool"
Then put it on normal, then ya can fool,
All of the ladies who'll think you're the king,
Just never expose them, to the real thing!



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I love it!  I can relate to the addiction of a digital camera.  Boy can I relate.  Have fun!!!  
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22 posted 01-02-2000 05:54 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thanks, all for the replies. Elizabeth, how do you do that so well? You had everything in there except the Downtown Strutters Ball!

Toerag, you cur...

R O T F L M A O !!! That one, my friend, is classic Toerag. Gotta love it!! They can name the photo spread "Handing me a handout of hand-me-downs to handily have 'em handy."

I'm always willing to give someone a hand but, in your case, it will be three fingers and a thumb short.  
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23 posted 01-02-2000 06:08 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Oh deer, Oh deer, Oh deer...

watch out world...
Hey! At least you haven't broken it yet!!!!
(Out of sheer excitement of course...Mr Modern Child)



 ...I am not a painter, I am a poet... F. O'Hara
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24 posted 01-02-2000 06:14 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Well done Balladeer, I expect lots of pics from now on!!  

 At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. (Plato)
~Isis~
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