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No Title... Just me having fun (This ones for Suthern and Toe... and poker players

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Andrew Scott
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0 posted 01-07-2000 07:02 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Andrew Scott

The day had come as it does for us all
When they found Toerag face down in Fruit Loops
The breakfast table fed him his last meal
Should have ate more bran and raisins two scoops

But there Toe was drowned in two percent milk
With eyes glazed over in yummy goodness
Now at the table sat two more figures
Come to judge Toe's soul of its worthiness

The angel in white found much that it liked
The devil in black could work with this lad
Staring at each other here's what they said,
"Seems dead even! Equally good and bad."

Well this was unique, stumped they truly were
Till a deck of cards the devil did make
Five card stud ~ no miracles or curses
Such were the house rules for the soul at stake

They shuffled the cards, were ready to deal
When into the kitchen strolled a sweet belle

"I've got a stake to claim, so deal me in!"
"Sutherns the name. You must be Heaven and Hell."

The two figures looked at one another
And with a shrug asked, "What might be your bet?"
"Love" was her answer, pulling up a chair
"Should ether of you win, my soul's the debt."

Love had won both sides many a fine prize
So they took the deal and dealt her a hand
Down and dirty five cards without a peek
Between Heaven and Hell she made her stand

Heaven got its sevens, Hell went with six
Question was how many did each one get?
They both believed they held the winning hand
Though Suthern was still to look at hers yet.

"Boys," she said, "You might as well just give up
Because I know I've got the winning hand.
To prove it to ya I will raise the stakes!
My faith against yours to win this here man."

Faith was something that neither would wager
So folding their cards they blinked out of there
It was then Toe said from his cereal
"Morning Suthern. You playing solitaire?"
  
Suthern smiled as she looked at the cards
And told Toe to finish his morning mush
Then one by one the cards she turned over
To find a sweep of hearts in royal flush

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1 posted 01-07-2000 07:44 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Oh, this is really well played, Andrew. I like this one! Of course, the game would have to be Five Card Limp, 'cause Stud and Toerag just don't go well together....and Suthern with a winning hand?   I'll have to pass on that one! Winning Toe's soul with a flush, though, does seem quite appropriate.
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2 posted 01-07-2000 07:59 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

LOL@ both the poem and the Dear One's reply. Well done Sir Andrew, I expected nothing less from you. I do so enjoy reading your work.  
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3 posted 01-07-2000 08:08 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

ROFL   Fun, clever, hillarious poem, Andrew!
I don't know poker, but I know funny!  

 Denise

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4 posted 01-07-2000 08:22 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

When this one began with sweet Toe's demise
I simply couldn't believe my eyes!
For without his smile, I just couldn't see
What use living would be for me!
But I like your thoughts that love can prevail
Against even the powers of heaven and hell. *S*

I enjoyed this, Andrew!! *G* Even though I do think I'd be giving Toe better breakfasts than Fruit Loops! LOL. I realize that Balladeer's pathetic joke attempts are motivated by jealousy. *G* (When he really should be sending Toe sympathy for having to put up with me! LOL)

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5 posted 01-07-2000 08:24 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Andrew,
Well you pleased everyone. Enjoyed the read.
Nice work, good poem.
Nan
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6 posted 01-07-2000 09:00 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

He's having grits.... Everybody's having grits for breakfast these days......
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Loved It!!!!
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8 posted 01-08-2000 02:51 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Andrew, thanks for the great giggles!!! Very good read!

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
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9 posted 01-08-2000 12:11 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

LOL....you nut!....The devil knows better than to bet on me....so does God....sad but true...now suthern's a tad gullible me thinks!!!......
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10 posted 01-08-2000 12:17 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Gullible I might be... but I'm definitely persistent! *G*

See there, Toe... no use trying
Ya can't even get rid of me even by dying!
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auntie... just keep him on bagels and egg whites from now on...

nice work Mr. Scott
Andrew Scott
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12 posted 01-09-2000 05:53 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Thank you one and all for the laughs in turn. You make it easy to have fun and Toe is just ripe full of material... Suthern, I hope this makes up for the time I shot you dead several forums back  ... Sir Balladeer, thanks for the funny stuff and for your discretionary ways.

Lady Marilyn... I also owe some gratitude too you for the encouragement to finish this one up as most of my recent posts have been more serious in nature.  

Again, Big Thanks to you all!
 
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