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For our wayward Balladeer (response to Dr. Moose 1)

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LngJhnAg
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0 posted 01-06-2000 04:27 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LngJhnAg

Balladeer is here, my friend,
Within words read o'er and o'er again.
He's posted memories in our hearts,
And shown us all our better parts.

Ache not for where he may be now,
But hark instead and allow
Your memories of this friend so fine
To carry you through this barren time.

He's shown us all the brighter side,
Of love and loss and wounded pride.
Though his pen enjoys this brief respite,
I'm sure he's not ceased to write.

He's 'Deer to us as he is to you,
This man of worldly wisdom true.
His silence speaks loudly for poets all,
His gift of verse will again enthrall.

So, Balladeer, take your well-earned rest,
Your gilded pen has truly blessed
The dreams of us who here aspire
To be lifted by you ever higher.


I guess that rascally Toerag will find some mean things to say, but I've been blessed by 'Deer (and Toe) and sometimes I wax a bit sentimental.
© Copyright 2000 Michael Waterman - All Rights Reserved
Corinne
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1 posted 01-06-2000 04:32 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

a lovely tribute to Balladder, Michael!

Corinne
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2 posted 01-06-2000 04:33 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Okay LongJohn, I agree,
About that damned old 'deer,
But I'm sure he's here somewhere,
And will respond to us soon here.

I wouldn't say a single thing,
That would be construed as mean,
After all I have you?
To ask for both would show my greed!

This was such a sweet nice poem,
Can't believe it came from you?
Did Lorelei tell ya what to say?
It's not the kind you do?
LngJhnAg
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3 posted 01-06-2000 04:38 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Hey there, Toe - my fine friend
Tis good to see you posting again.
I've missed the bantering of late.
Take it easy, you reprobate.

Hi there, Toe - have a good one.  I'll be down in your stretch of the woods for two weeks in late March and early April (with my ever-lovely Lorelei).  Then I'll be coming back in early May for another two weeks, and again in mid-to-late June.  We NEED to touch bases and rid this country of its massive beer surplus.  Please let the folks in your area know of our plans so they can set aside a tank at their water treatment plant just for us.  lol
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4 posted 01-06-2000 04:40 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

LJA: There are parts of your poem that sound much like a eulogy... if this doesn't draw him out, we'll know it should be! LOL

Nice poem, Lor. *EG*
LngJhnAg
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5 posted 01-06-2000 04:47 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Belle - yanno, Lorelei and I will be staying in a hotel room that has a pull-out sleeper in addition to a king size bed; so there's plenty of room for you to sleep - come on over and we'll all add 10 years to that wily rascal's life!
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6 posted 01-06-2000 05:15 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

Thanks for the lovely compliments all...I can't take any credit for them, I was grocery shopping as he was writing them.  However, perhaps my sweet nature has rubbed off a bit on him!  Belle, I second the invite...a foursome to party would be great!
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7 posted 01-06-2000 05:21 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

LJA & Lor: Thanks... Y'all are sweeties... All he has to do to get me there is hint at an OK! *G*
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8 posted 01-06-2000 05:30 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Dogonnit, LohnJhn, what can I say? You really got to the deer's feelings with this one. I'm pretty much at a loss for words here. Well, that settles it. I'm firing up the pen and getting back to some rhyming! I appreciate this poem very much, Mike, and just the thought that you sat down to write it. I'm so used to getting slapped upside the head by that Toerag that I....LOL!   I haven't met finer gentlemen that either one of you two(just don't tell him I said so).
    Rumor has it that y'all might have Florida on your schedule. The door is open. I welcome you both with open arms...well, Lorelei with open arms anyway  
    Thank you again, Mike. I appreciate it more than you know.
Dr.Moose1
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9 posted 01-06-2000 05:33 PM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

Please know I meant no disrespect
To an off-world search who could object?
If he would rest then make it so
But does that mean that we can't go?


[This message has been edited by Dr.Moose1 (edited 01-06-2000).]
Martie
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10 posted 01-06-2000 06:54 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This was sweet, well written and well deserved.
Pepper
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11 posted 01-06-2000 07:26 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Yep, a lovely tribute to our 'Deer,Lgn  Jhn......

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


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12 posted 01-06-2000 07:28 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Well, I guess Balladeer's okay after all..So my dear friend...ya got about 24 cases of beer?..Me and LJA happen to drink a few now and then yanno....LOL.....Yanno LongJohn, I don't guess I've ever met anyone quite like you and Mr. Balladeer...Yall are really great folks....I'd give my left testic...okay, my left sideburn to meet you and 'Deer and Lorelei...and if there's any way at all humanly possible....it will happen when ya come...email me, tell me the "particulars" and lets go for it! Could ya imagine? You, me, Balladeer?....You'd get a divorce, Suthern would never speak to me again, and Palmetto bugs would run rampant down in Florida?....Yep.....Let's go for it!!!! I'll get Suthern to meet us, you get Lorelei drunk, and we'll get Balladeer so screwed up he won't know what a can of Raid looks like....ya wanna?
Denise
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13 posted 01-06-2000 07:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ahhhh...isn't this sweet?!   Wonderful poem, LongJhn!

Toe- Funny as ususal!
Dr.Moose- Cute!  

 Denise



[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 01-06-2000).]
Nan
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14 posted 01-06-2000 10:15 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

HEY!!!!!!!!!

Last I knew I was part of this here party...... I know I was.... You guys can't be fergettin' me.... Wait fer meeeeeeeee..........
 
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