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Balladeer
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I've had a bit of schooling in my lifetime. I've learned much
Of many things like mathematics, history and such
But I find there's an area that still befuddles meÖ
What is this inter-action that is known as chemistry?

Is there some instant recognition of one's mind, by chance
Which tells us we can love or trust another at one glance?
Does some electrical impulse help cause our brains to act,
Connect in some configuration to produce this fact?

I've felt it time and time again with strangers in the street
That I would never know or ever have a chance to meet
And yet, I knew if I would like them, quite instinctively
Due to this strange phenomenon that's known as chemistry.

Pets are very good at this. A dog can always tell
If one would be unkind to him or one would treat him well.
You want to know if Mr. Right is really right or wrong?
Agree to meet him for a date - and bring your dog along.

All that I mean to say is there must be some kind of fact
To cause like-minded souls to recognize and inter-act.
Some aura or some magnetism from some unknown part
Releasing unseen pheremones detected by one's heart.

You ask me how I know this force of Nature to be true?
I feel the same reaction every time I look at you.
The warm glow that envelopes me each time I see your face
Is proof enough a chemical event has taken place.

Then, through this strange reaction, cheeks take on a rosy blush
Small goosebumps make their presence known whene'er I feel your touch.
The palpitations of my heart begin and , yet, a peace
And calmness overtake me in harmonious release.

The light becomes much softer as I look through loving eyes
Which shine so bright I view new worlds in wonder and surprise.
Since that first time I saw your face, I've felt this change in me
And, though I understand it not, thank God for chemistry.

© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 01-10-2000 07:09 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Yeh, I know what you mean......
Liz


P.S.  Good poem
Severn
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2 posted 01-10-2000 07:12 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

'deer friend - I have to say it 'tis a mystery...
one we'll likely not have the answers to..
oh well! ~Shrug~ enjoy!

Hey - great poem there...

K
Martie
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3 posted 01-10-2000 07:15 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

It's invisible but it sure exists.  Enjoyed this walk in the park deer.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
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4 posted 01-10-2000 07:50 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Bal: Wonderfully expressed, made my eyes dance as you took me back... Just one thing though cats are good as well, mine licks the toes of men's shoes if they're okay and if not, they go nowhwere near them, perhaps I need a new cat...LOL

HUSG

 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.

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5 posted 01-10-2000 08:01 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

I'd say you're quite the scholar,
to have learned such useful facts.
The chemistry sure seems easier
when someone is looking back.
Go to the head of the class,
Mr. Balladeer ....
your chemistry grade is phenomenal ...
I think you'll pass this year !
~*Marge*~
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'You ask me how I know this force of Nature to be true?
I feel the same reaction every time I look at you.
The warm glow that envelopes me each time I see your face
Is proof enough a chemical event has taken place.'

Wow! Dynamite lines. These jumped out and grabbed me! Excellent writing, Balladeer! It was worth the wait!  

Encore, encore!!




 Denise

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This was great Mike!! Something I fail to understand as well. You do seem to have the general idea down pat though.  

Chemistry is something that,
Always takes me by surpise.
It's that special feeling when,
I look deep into to your eyes.

It's falling free with out fear,
When fear is of your nature.


Well I was interupted by my children and the train of thought just died.  
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Elizabeth....I know you do.  

Severn.....I do enjoy

Martie....a 'deer likes nothing better than a walk in the park.

Rainbow....forget a new cat. Try a snake...

Marge...To see your name come up again is music to my eyes
Your chemistry will always have an "element" of surprise!

Denise...if my lines are grabbing you, they are very happy lines   Thank you!

Marilyn....allow me to finish:

And how I tremble when I see
Your manly nomenclature!      
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9 posted 01-10-2000 10:11 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
Another epopee,
I love to read your stuff
and can never get enough.
Sy
WhtDove
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You know I'm completely dumb founded for the word I'm looking for here. It's floating around in this space somewhere I just can't get it to come together.  

Excellent Balladeer as always!  By George I've got it. Spiritual discernment! That's what I was looking for!

†<*\\\><    
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




[This message has been edited by WhtDove (edited 01-10-2000).]
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If you ever figure it out Balladeer....you can sure mix me up a batch of it.....hehe  Great subject matter and brought to life so well  

 Being in love with someone is more than just saying "I love you"


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SY...I thank you. I'll do my best to keep the supply going.

Rebecca...that's the perfect phrase. Thank you, girl!
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Don't worry about the source of the chemistry - just be glad you have it. I'm glad you have it and express it so well.
Enjoyed it greatly.
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You know, Balladeer,
that's it!
You have such an amazing talent for expressing what I can only dream to express.  I really enjoyed this one, as well as the others.
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*sigh*
...oh wow  

Thank you for the wistful smile

 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
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16 posted 01-11-2000 12:23 AM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Thank you for explaining so well what I could not.  This poem is fantastic!
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Yes, I remember not too long ago, when Balladeer used to answer "free puppy/free kittens ads in the paper...just to meet ladies and try to get something started....(and even if it didn't work out, he still got all those puppies and kitties for free to feed his python...rats have gotten quite expensive these days yanno).....I think perhaps he has a chemical imbalance somewhere....but his formula here is quite quite nice.....Very nice work here Mr. Deer...
doreen peri
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18 posted 01-11-2000 08:24 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Damn... wish I read this nine years ago... should've brought my dog along...

Enjoyed this immensely, my friend. As always, you have a way with words.

doreen
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Geez...and I did so well in chemistry too  
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20 posted 01-11-2000 09:07 AM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Chemically spoken
Love is like a single token
A molecule a single cell
Attract in each otherís spell
Two together in one room
Might attract each other depending on the moon
Tow others might not get close
The light between them only glows
Your poem certainly has chemistry
Iím sure your molecules will attract a certain "she"
Enjoyed it very much



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

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I don't believe anyone could say it better.
"Some aura or some magnetism from some unknown part
Releasing unseen pheremones detected by one's heart."  You've used some really wonderful lines in this, Mike.  Bravo!!  
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ROFL @ chemical imbalance... *G*

Great poem, Balladeer... and wise words, as always.


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I just call it harmonics, some call it karma,

I know it's only Rock and Roll but I like it...

Nice one Sir Balladeer!
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Thanks for the Topic. I love when I get that feeling with strangers. I have often wondered why? I like WhtDoves' name for it. "Spiritual discernment" Perfect!
 
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