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Balladeer
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0 posted 01-06-2000 11:42 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


(to the tune of "Leaving on a Jet Plane")

Well, the sun is up. It's Monday morn
I'm feeling sad. I'm so forlorn
I had a yard sale all day yesterday.
I had to sadly bid adieu
To all the memories I once knew
Strangers came and took them all away

So say adios, my friends
This is where our story ends..
All the prized posessions I once had

Are leaving with some Haitian
New Yorkers on vacation, too
Oh, God, I feel so bad.

The baseball glove I used to own
Pet rocks and socks - my princess phone
The wedding ring I gave to what's-her-name
My lp's and my 8-tracks, too
All went for just a buck or two
What have I done? I feel so darn ashamed

They're leaving with some Haitian
New Yorkers on vacation, too
My memories have all flown
I'm all alone.
© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Eloise
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1 posted 01-07-2000 12:02 AM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

This is cute Balladeer.  But, you know, it was probably time to let the princess phone and 8 tracks go. LOL  
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2 posted 01-07-2000 12:08 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I guess you're right, Eloise. The pet rocks, though, that was tough!  
Eloise
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3 posted 01-07-2000 12:33 AM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Yeah, I understand Balladeer.  But hey!  What about the mood rings?  Are you hoarding those?  That's what I would have bought!  
Martie
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4 posted 01-07-2000 01:00 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Hey, now some of those things are collectable--one man's junk is another man's treasure.  Enjoyed the poem of course.
Betty Gravitt
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5 posted 01-07-2000 01:04 AM       View Profile for Betty Gravitt   Email Betty Gravitt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Betty Gravitt

Balladeer I would have had a hard time letting the 8 tracks go. I wish I had know about yours. I still have mine. Even the one of "Leaving On A Jet Plane".   I liked this my friend. Cute.

 B Gravitt

Nicole
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6 posted 01-07-2000 02:42 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Ahhhhh!  The baseball glove!  *sniff*




 May I never be too busy to help another's load,
Then I'll be drinking from the saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.

--Author Unknown
Severn
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7 posted 01-07-2000 05:07 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

tch tch - oh 'deero oh 'deer. (I know - still the endless pun...)

Well - I don't know the song so that didn't help - but yes, the only word for this is cute. Hehe.

Well done, have fun - and junk is totally replacable - memories are not - sage advice from the Severny One.

*g*

  

 '...I want to be free - free to know people and their backgrounds - free to move to different parts of the world...' Sylvia Plath

[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 01-07-2000).]
Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 01-07-2000 06:11 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

One man's trash is another's treasure
This I know for fact
But since it looks so lovely in your home
I want it back!
This was hilarious, Mr B.
Toerag
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9 posted 01-07-2000 06:38 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

yanno?...That's how I got rid of my "ex"...I did get fairly good use out of her however...I got more for the two 8 tracks of Tiny Tim and the Archies though...

Good poem old man....Yanno?...Light travels faster than sound...I think that's why you appear so bright till we hear ya speak...

[This message has been edited by Toerag (edited 01-07-2000).]
Paul Hoekman
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Hope you kept "Cyber Seas"
              Paul
LngJhnAg
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11 posted 01-07-2000 09:21 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Hey, 'Deer - now I've got that tune buzzing around in my head - I've gotta take off at lunch and get that Best of Mamas and Papas CD - so much talent... in them, too.
Toerag
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LongJohn, my guess is that it will take you a very very long time to find that "Mama's and Papa's" CD....LOL...ya may wanna try Peter, Paul and Mary though?....LOL
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13 posted 01-07-2000 09:29 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

At least you chose to part with your "treasures." *G* I have a friend who still mourns (with good reason! *G*) the fact that his mom sold his baseball card collection while he was at college... someone got a signed Mickey Mantle card in a box she sold for $5!!!! Enjoyed the read, Balladeer... but everyone around me is gonna hate you for starting me singing! LOL
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14 posted 01-07-2000 09:30 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Oh, LongJohn....one more thing. Today is Friday yanno...When did Hooter's start selling CD's?....I know they have "pairs" of "C's" and "D's" but I had no idea about the music?

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Fred Hobbs
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15 posted 01-07-2000 09:38 AM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs

Listen Mike, if things get really bad and sellers remorse sets in, I happen to have 4 or 5 pet rocks around here someplace.  I'll be happy to send you one for a nominal adoption fee.  (Ingenious rhyming by the way)

fh
Seymour Tabin
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16 posted 01-07-2000 09:51 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
I have the same offer as fred Hobs and I also agree with the rhyming comment. Sy
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17 posted 01-07-2000 09:57 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Toe - rofl - my musical talents are coming to the fore - and now they've dropped off the fore...  how are ya?  I've been prolific in my praise to you throughtout the forum
Pepper
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lol...really cute  

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This is so funny! I was just thinking yesterday, what will become of all my junk one day. I don't really have anything that I think anyone would want to buy! I remember 8 tracks! They weren't around too long were they? Wow, this took me all the way back to grade school! What a trip!  


 Denise

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This is cute , I dont have any pet rocks , I dont have any 8 tracks I dont even have a baseball glove I guess its all too much for me lol
Lorelei54
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21 posted 01-07-2000 10:54 AM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

Hey deer', want to come have a yard sale for us?  We have a pile of "treasures" in the basement just waiting for someone to buy..who knows, you might even find something to replace what you sold.  Thanks for the trip down memory lane...
Hey LJA...go shopping for the music!!!
Corinne
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ok, Balledeer, please satisfy this relative newcomer's curiousity!

Where have thoust gone?  There seems to be a huge mystery (of mystery genre proportions)as to your whereabouts!  

Thank you,

Curiously yours,

Corinne

p.s. 8 tracks are back, especially if you happen to drive a 60's muscle car!

Marilyn
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23 posted 01-07-2000 11:47 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Wow Dear one....You brought back many memories with this little ditty. I loved the song and sang right along...*giggle*. I still have a collection of lp's and the 8tracks my parents have. the pet roxks my children seem to collect on a daily basis..lol..So if you are in need of a replacement I am sure I can accomidate you.

Great writing here my friend.
Shirleeah Storey
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24 posted 01-07-2000 01:40 PM       View Profile for Shirleeah Storey   Email Shirleeah Storey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Shirleeah Storey

You guys are hilarious.  Balladeer I just love your poetry.  It keeps me in stitches all day at work.  But I do have a question?
What is an 8 track, Mood Rings, and the Pet Rock thing? LOL
And before you ask, Yes I'm still considered a youngin!
 
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