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A Confession

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 01-09-2000 12:24 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

A Confession

The stigma and the sheer disgrace
Are clearly written on my face
For I have fallen in the pit
Of sordid vice I cannot quit

For drugs can alter sense and mind
And leave all rationale behind
With friends' support and family's aid
Recovery's road has now been paved

I have agreed to follow through
Detoxification's wicked brew
For God's great mercy I have pled
For I'm addicted to the web

Elizabeth Santos
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Eloise
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1 posted 01-09-2000 12:32 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Wonderful poem Elizabeth.  I know exactly what you mean.  
Seymour Tabin
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2 posted 01-09-2000 12:54 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Aren't we all. Good poem, enjoyed the read, well done. Love Sy
Nan
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3 posted 01-09-2000 04:58 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

We could certainly have worse addictions, couldn't we???
Denise
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4 posted 01-09-2000 04:59 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

But where else could we have such fun?
Well, at least we have an addiction that adds culture to our lives! Cute poem, Elizabeth, and I can so totally relate!


 Denise

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5 posted 01-09-2000 05:55 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Oh my!!!  That's it, confront your problems...*g* and it's no longer a problem...so how long before you sign in to read???...*g*

Good poem, lousy addiction..*g*

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.

Severn
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6 posted 01-09-2000 06:00 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Sigh...me too...

I realised that quite firmly last night when told rather grumpily at 4am that I should be in bed...

Can I help it if my net friends are all in different time zones?!

Smile - love this Lizzy

K


 '...I want to be free - free to know people and their backgrounds - free to move to different parts of the world...' Sylvia Plath
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7 posted 01-09-2000 06:11 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I, too, am hooked, I must confess
There is no cure for me, I guess
My fingers ache to touch the keys
Ride high on Passion's cyber-seas

Addicted to the poetry
And all the friendships here for me
There is another thing that's true
I'm hooked, Elizabeth, on you!!  
Marge Tindal
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8 posted 01-09-2000 06:16 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

She's hooked.
She's hooked.
Her goose is cooked.

Lizzy's sly
as a fox ...
convinced family
that she will detox.

Well I hope
you do agree ...
you can't overdose
on mere poetry.

Elizabeth, my friend ...
you do it so well !

Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 01-09-2000 06:53 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I realized my addiction when the eye doctor asked how many hours a day I spend at the computer and the answer was "12".

Then he asked if it was work related and the answer was "no"

Then he asked if there was any way I could cut down and the answer was "no"

Then he asked if I also worked at the computer at my job. The answer was, "I don't have time to go to work. I'm writing sestinas"

So you see, I'm addicted
I thank you all for your responses. I enjoyed reading them

Now I see that Mr.B
Is hooked on verse
And hooked on me!
I am as honored as can be
And thank you for your poetry

HI MARGE!
Great to see your little quips again.
Must be feeling a little bit better! (yes?)
Thank you!

Thank you all!
Liz


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10 posted 01-09-2000 06:59 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

"I don't have time to go to work. I'm writing sestinas." That's classic, Elizabeth! Well at least your addiction doesn't dull your wonderful sense of humor!  

 Denise

Severn
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11 posted 01-09-2000 07:19 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Gee - I'm almost considering giving up my degree - how COULD I consider wasting my lecturer's time when I sit there thinking about my next poem...????

LOL - j/k

You're a treat Liz

K
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12 posted 01-09-2000 07:40 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

I'm also one of those
It's either win or lose
I' happy when the log on goes click
I like this bit of electronic
But don't I deal with people after all
some are small, some perhaps are tall
Don't we need some contact now and then
With other electronic addicted human
I do think I am Ok
Although that's not what my family will say
Know your not alone in cyber space
so lets get on and write some praise

Well done

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.


Elizabeth Santos
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Kamla,
I see you on line when I get up in the morning and when I go to bed at night, so tell me, when are you going to have time to go to classes?
Now Denise's name pops up at different times of the day, when I know she's at work. How can that be?

Thanks Helmut
Glad there are many other cyber poets. One of these days I've got to get a life!
Thanks
Liz
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and just cause I'm not addicted (puffs out chest, well part of one..*g*)..how come I'm still here laughing at no time to work...ROFLMAO...ok, I lied, I can't ROFLMAO but I am laughing..

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.

Martie
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I'm not addicted, I said with force
I'm not, I do other things, of course.

Your in denial, my husband says
now turn off the computer
and come to bed.

This was great Liz!
Elizabeth Santos
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16 posted 01-09-2000 09:41 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Rainbow,
I can just hear you cackling all the way across the Atlantic. So good to hear that laugh. We do have fun, don't we?
Thanks
Liz
Elizabeth Santos
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17 posted 01-09-2000 09:44 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Martie, You snuck in there very cleverly.
It seems everyone is confessing. Glad I'm not the only one. I was a little worried.
I'll be talking to you soon Martie, I hope we can get together
Liz
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Elizabeth....you are certainly not the only one   But what an addiction  
WhtDove
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LOL join the addiction club. There are millions more!  

 <*\\\><
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.

Hallmark


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I seriously wonder if there is anyone here that is NOT addicted...  
The poem is great Liz lol

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


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21 posted 01-11-2000 12:31 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

I'm appalled at what I see
all these addicts surrounding me
Its so easy don't you know
just hit the button, off it goes
back to life, back to work
kick the dog, kiss the jerk
take the time to see some friends
excercise, just do the bends....
Well, who am I kidding then,
their all online, every one of them
and i'm going back, and thats that!

Loved your poem... its sooo true.

James (Parker)
Severn
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22 posted 01-11-2000 04:14 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Dearest Liz...I ask myself the same thing...!

No - this is merely a summery kind of state, and then...sniff, sob...it is back to nerdville...

  
Marge Tindal
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23 posted 01-11-2000 04:40 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Elizabeth, my friend ......
Well .... yes, now that you mention it ...
I am feeling better.
I'm at work also .... but.......
they pay me to 'surf' ... so I surf !
LOL !
What a way to go !
LoVe It ...
~*Marge*~

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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24 posted 01-11-2000 04:44 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Elizabeth, this one's clever!

Claire
 
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