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Redneck Romance

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Tara Simms
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Honea Path, SC USA


0 posted 01-03-2000 09:07 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Redneck Romance

Forget sweeping you across a ballroom floor,
Donned in your elegant best,
Waltzing to an orchestra
Or a string quartet.

Heíll swing me around the putt putt course,
And dip me on the fairway
Wearing overalls, old tshirt
And shoes thatíve seen better days.

There wonít be bouquets of flowers
But thereís a picture from a booth,
A spontaneous, public kiss,
We almost chipped a tooth!

Forget a horse drawn carriage,
We raced arcade horses around a track,
Then flew around the speedway
In go-carts, mine was black.

We didnít hike through a rain forest,
Just a local state park,
Whiling away the daylight,
Lingering til dark.

We didnít dine on caviar and wine
Bathed in candlelight
We munched on summer sausage
Under golden moonlight.

There was no brilliant backdrop
Of glittering city lights.
Just stars as far as the eye could see
Precious jewels on black of night.

No furs to ward off eveningís chill,
Just the touch of his skin
The feel of his hand on mine
Lit fires deep within.

No romantic balladís serenaded
From below the balcony
But he sang his heart out
In a crowded restaurant just for me.

We wandered through several waterfalls
And held each other perched atop
Holding and loving passionately
While the world came to a stop.

No interruptions, phones, or pagers
To break the silence in the air.
Just the sound of two hearts beating
And finding love in this pair.

I have a beautiful reminder,
Glow in the dark beads with a star,
Hanging where Iíll always see,
From the mirror of my beat up car.

So take your upscale gentlemen,
With suits and fancy cars.
Iíll take my redneck any day,
For he gave me the stars.


 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


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Mike
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1 posted 01-03-2000 09:10 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

I personally think putt putt is a pretty sophisticated evening out...
anyway.... enjoyed the poem....
Denise
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2 posted 01-03-2000 09:20 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Oh, Tara, this is beautiful!  Especially the last line!

 Denise

Eloise
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3 posted 01-03-2000 09:30 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Tara, fancy or simple it's all in the eyes of the beholder. Very well written piece. Enjoyed this very much  
Balladeer
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4 posted 01-03-2000 09:30 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

dipped you in the fairway and shared a sausage with you???? My kinda guy!!!! Great poem, Tara. I can offer everything he can.....and less!
Tara Simms
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5 posted 01-03-2000 09:31 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Ah, Balladeer, trying to schmooze your way into my heart!
destiny502
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OH


6 posted 01-03-2000 09:43 PM       View Profile for destiny502   Email destiny502   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for destiny502


cute poem!  i think i am gonna have to show my boyfriend this one!    
Julie Jordan Scott
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7 posted 01-03-2000 09:47 PM       View Profile for Julie Jordan Scott   Email Julie Jordan Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Julie Jordan Scott's Home Page   View IP for Julie Jordan Scott

If it was anyone but you girlfriend I would be GREEN with envy! But since its YOU I am nothing but thrilled!!!

Love this, too funny!


 I am a Life Purpose Coach who specializes in assisting
men and women to clarify their Life Purpose and then in turn
live true to their purpose. After 5 years working with the
Severely Mentally Ill in County Mental Health, I gave up the
bureaucracy (and safe, secure blanket) of this environment
to pursue my own purpose and passion.

hoot_owl_rn
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This is cute Tara, love it  
Seymour Tabin
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9 posted 01-03-2000 09:55 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Tara,
Impressed with your poem and paint.
It was to me a little quaint.
But it was indeed,
Enjoyable to read.
Martie
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Enjoyed this Tara, sounds like a good time to me.
DreamEvil
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11 posted 01-04-2000 04:01 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

LOLLOL

No comment  


 Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvil©
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"Either kill me or take me as I am,
because I'll be damned if I ever change..."

Count Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade
(Marquis de Sade)

RainbowGirl
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12 posted 01-04-2000 09:43 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Tara: Wonderful and sounds superb to me..

HUGS

 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.

Toerag
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Ala bam a


13 posted 01-04-2000 09:58 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Out yonder in the front yard,
Next to Ma's old washer,
That's where I put my knee down,
And asked for her hand ferever.

With a backdrop of old Chevys
And weeds up to our waists,
I was breathin' heavy,
As I looked into her face.

The ring was very shiney,
Came off my heater hose,
Not one of them cheap plastic ones,
But shiney stainless chrome!
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on the threshold of a dream


14 posted 01-04-2000 10:45 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Ahhhhhh... down home romancin'! *G* Loved the poem... and Toe's response... givin' your love the very best! Yee-HA! *G*
moonmoon
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LOL..Both the poem and Toe's response got me laughin'.

I agree girlfriend,sure don't need elegant bests and ballroom floors to win my love..But must admit that I like 'em a wee bit nonetheless..Teehee.

Nice one..
J.B.SR
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16 posted 01-05-2000 02:11 AM       View Profile for J.B.SR   Email J.B.SR   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for J.B.SR

Nice to see that some still enjoy the simple things in life. Very nice  
Tara Simms
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Honea Path, SC USA


17 posted 01-05-2000 06:38 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Thank you all for the responses.  

Toerag, you sure know how to capture a girl's heart!


 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


Deborah
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18 posted 01-05-2000 07:18 PM       View Profile for Deborah   Email Deborah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deborah

Well, you've just described the relationship I have with my redneck, and much better than I can.  Great poem!
        Deborah
Tara Simms
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19 posted 01-05-2000 08:07 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Deborah, isn't it great the way they do those sweet little things that just sweep us off our feet?
Deb Lynne
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Where blue skies meet blue oce


20 posted 01-05-2000 08:17 PM       View Profile for Deb Lynne   Email Deb Lynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deb Lynne

I see I ain't the only one
That got swept off my feet
And took a ride with a redneck
In his 4X4 truck with no seat!

He gave me the sweetest smile
And added the cutest wink
Thank goodness we was in a truck
Cause Lord that boy did stink!

But deep within that backwoods hick
I found the man of my dreams
Who cares if you could see his butt
Cause his pants have worn out seams!

Bringing back some memories with this one Girlfriend!

TexUS
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21 posted 08-10-2004 07:54 PM       View Profile for TexUS   Email TexUS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TexUS

AH-HA!  That is so cute-LOVED IT!
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