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Seymour Tabin
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0 posted 01-12-2000 07:36 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Seymour Tabin


            Reality

A butterfly rested a fragile leaf,
Wings of color beyond belief,
Swaying in rapture a marvel of sight,
Plucked, devoured, in just one bite.

Near and watchful hunting on a branch,
A tongue lashed out, an avalanche
And stole precious life by sabotage,
A chameleon in camouflage.

When a bird swooped in a crafty catch,
A wanted meal a cunning snatch,
Ate the chameleon as a proper prey
And I watched it all, today.

But from my window just down below
I spied a cat bellying low,
Just inching up on the bird in feed,
I pulled the shade to block the deed.

Reality is a terminus watch
And I'd say this called for a shot of scotch.
© Copyright 2000 Seymour Tabin - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 01-12-2000 07:39 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Sometimes reality calls for nothing less! I enjoyed this view of your day very much!  

 Denise

Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 01-12-2000 07:41 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy,
I smiled all the way through this one to the final laugh. This was so delightful! No end to your talents
Liz
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3 posted 01-12-2000 07:58 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Ahh Sy. What a wonderful look at reality. It can be such a cold and cunning thing. It is the pleasures in our lives (like passions) that make it easier to bare.

Great writing Sir.
Nan
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4 posted 01-12-2000 08:21 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Yeah, but - Sy.... Those little lizard things are soooooo abundant in Florida.... A guy could get downright intoxicated watching a show like that one..




[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 01-12-2000).]
Michael
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5 posted 01-12-2000 08:24 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

And the hunter becomes the hunted...Love it.
Great poem, Sy... Pour me a shot too, would ya?


Michael
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6 posted 01-12-2000 08:40 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Ah, the vicious cycle of life, Sy...and then a neighbor's dog came along to make short work of the cat..then the owner of the WOK YOUR DOG restaurant came by to take care of the dog....and then we came by for the early bird special....and then, of course, God came along.............
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7 posted 01-12-2000 09:24 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

The circle of life is round without an end
How long you circle well it all depends
Depends how fast is the bird
The cat pulling at his shirt (pictorially spoken)
You always do so well dear SirÖSy
But I rather have a rye
For Iím waiting for the cat
To see if it is round and fat



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

devina
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LOL@Nan's picture, very cute...Sy- this poem was a must here, so true is the cycle of life..Liked this one much dear!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
hoot_owl_rn
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Have one for me too Sy  
Seymour Tabin
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10 posted 01-13-2000 10:47 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Denise,
A big thank you my dear *L*
Elizabeth,
If it made you smile and laugh, I am happy.
Love Sy
Marilyn,
Thank you and I agree.
Nan,
Your welcome anytime, thanks for the pics. *L* Sy
Michael,
Your welcome to a shot and my thanks.
Helmut,
I prefer rye too but it didn't rhyme, thanks.
Balladeer,
Then it starts over again with the worms. Thanks Sy
Devina,
Thank you and your welcome dear.
Hoot,
If I have another I'll be drunk, Thanks *L* Sy
Denise
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11 posted 01-13-2000 10:55 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Sy, you and Balladeer have me in stitches! hehehehehe  

 Denise

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12 posted 01-13-2000 11:42 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

The circle of life is too complex,
leaving me feeling sorry and vexed,
but if I may join in your merry rhyme,
I do it and toast with wine.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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This was a treat to read! Ah, reality! ... This took talent, to so carefully word the earthy pith of life, and lace it with hilarious humor at the same time!  This, and all the funny comments gave us a good laugh!
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14 posted 01-13-2000 02:04 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This is delightful, Seymour! Well done!
Seymour Tabin
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15 posted 01-13-2000 05:28 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Denise,
Enjoyed your comment, thanks. *L* Sy
Sunshine,
Wine is just fine. *L* Sy
Rosemary,A beautiful comment, thank you.
Suthern,
Delightful is good, thank you. *L* Sy
 
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