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I Have An Attic Too..(In response to Balladeer's Fine Poem)

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Toerag
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0 posted 01-18-2000 03:31 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag


I found Puff The Magic Dragon,
A Mickey Mantle Baseball Glove,
A Teddy Bear my mother gave me,
Boxes full of love.

My Attic's just a refuge,
For memories gone bye,
Going through these boxes,
Makes me want to cry.

Balladeer seems to find,
Subjects near and dear to me,
It's funny how his thinking,
Brings back such memories.

I guess that's why I love him,
Not just his wit and rhyme,
It's as though he knows how,
To read my simple mind.

I don't post too many poems these days,
Have nothing much to say,
But I read most everything,
That you all post most everyday.

My life's been very turbulent,
You would think much differently,
If you knew the real Toerag,
And what I used to be.

This place is much like therapy,
I read and learn and think,
Like the "Attic" Balladeer has written,
And the memories his wisdom brings.



[This message has been edited by Toerag (edited 01-18-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Toerag - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 01-18-2000 03:34 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Toerag...great big ((((HUGS)))) here
RainbowGirl
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2 posted 01-18-2000 03:37 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

You're so loveable Darling..

Lots of 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.

Denise
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3 posted 01-18-2000 03:41 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so sweet, Toe, just like you! I'm sorry for your turbulence and hope you experience tranquility real soon! (((HUGS)))

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~

suthern
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4 posted 01-18-2000 03:53 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

There's nothing simple about your mind, dear one... and your own poems are often therapy for those much in need of laughter. I thank you for those.
I thank you also for those poems that bring tears not of laughter but from a heart that's been touched... such as this one.
I wish you only good memories, dear friend... for you give me so many! Big hugs... and lots of smooches!
poetFemmeFatale
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5 posted 01-18-2000 03:53 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh Toe...I didn't know you had a serious side!  
This was absolutely lovely!  hehe  I'm still looking at your photo of your "skill" in wood whittling!  
I thought the deminsions were fine BTW.  I don't believe you were too far out of proportion...    If I were a tree, that's how I'd want to go!  So many talents in just one man?  whew.....(wiping brow)  


 ** I'm reaching for the brightest star I've ever seen - knock my ladder out from under me, and you'll wish you hadn't !! -pFF ** Here's to 2000!
Sunshine
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6 posted 01-18-2000 05:33 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I came in for a by-play
on Toe's sarcastic wit to watch
but instead saw a man say
he'd been taken in by 'Deer's "touch"

with words, with charm, all unarmed
our very Toe had become undone,
remarkable, isn't he, folks,
to honor truth, and then some.

[Good one Toe! Likes me a lot!]

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


Nan
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7 posted 01-18-2000 05:34 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

LOL @pFF.....
I'm still enjoying that one myself.  You think he keeps it in the attic, Gen???
Martie
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8 posted 01-18-2000 05:38 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Toe, you are so good at touching hearts in one way or another--so glad to see you!

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Local Rebel
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9 posted 01-18-2000 05:45 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Buzz man...

you know I love ya bro...I don't care what Long John says about ya...  
Marilyn
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10 posted 01-18-2000 05:48 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Ahh Toe....Mike appreciates you as well as do the rest of us. Keep writing my friend and we will keep reading!  
fc
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11 posted 01-18-2000 06:10 PM       View Profile for fc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fc

yep you are right through the turbulance this place is theraputic...and reading poems like this is what helps the most  
Meadowmuse
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12 posted 01-18-2000 06:21 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Toerag, I don't know you like the others do here, but I know a poetic soul when I stumble over one. This poem? Simple, poignant, smile~inducing. Thanks  

Dear LadyClaire


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13 posted 01-18-2000 06:55 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Good poem! I enjoy seeing you go toe to Toe with Balladeer!  
Eloise
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14 posted 01-18-2000 07:31 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Excellent poem Toerag.  Always enjoy reading your posts.  
Balladeer
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15 posted 01-18-2000 09:35 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, I opened this poem only after putting on a suit of armor with my explosive-sniffing dog sitting next to me. I went through it word by word, line by line, analyzing....knowing that hidden somewhere in these seemingly innocent words, poisonous thorns were hidden aimed at causing me to writhe in pain and abuse....and I finally found it. You have written a decent, sincere poem! What a dastardly trick!! You knew I would be looking for a booby trap and you played it straight!!! Is there no trusting you????

btw, excellent job  
Marge Tindal
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16 posted 01-18-2000 10:00 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

Toe-

Tucked away in the attic
I'm pleased to say ...
is a man who takes the time ...
to set a smile in play.

So go back to the attic,
look under the big box pile,
you'll find a ToeRag doll,
who placed upon my face ...
this great big smile !

THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR
~THE REAL TOERAG~ !
Priceless.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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WhtDove
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17 posted 01-18-2000 11:06 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Hey there buddy ol pal! Ol Balladeer has a way of making one think don't he? hehe
You know you keep mentioning the person you used to be, and it's just that Toe. Who is past is not who is NOW. You are a different person and I think I would think the same if I knew your past or not!  
Hugs and the same of your poetry! hehe I love it!

 <*\\\><
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


Toerag
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18 posted 01-19-2000 07:25 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Thank you all for the kind replies,
They mean so much to me,
It almost makes tearful eyes,
(Or else I need to pee?)

Seriously though I thank you,
You're all so kind and sweet,
And though 'Deer' is such a charmer,
He'd best not mis-place his armor!
Elizabeth Santos
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19 posted 01-19-2000 08:38 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I don't know who you were but I do know who you are, and I like you just fine, just the way you are, and keep writing
Love ya
Liz
Andrew Scott
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20 posted 01-19-2000 01:21 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Yo Toe: Well looky there... straight forward and sincere without a single thorn to prick our old Balladeer.  Do you have a temp my friend? Hmmm... Nope... just the other side of the Toe shining through.  Nice work here buddy.  Take care of yourself.

And ah Toe?... did you all know that experienced tree climbers use rope and tree spikes on the side of their boots to get to some of the higher reaches... just thought you might want to tuck that thing away should there be any lady lumber jacks about... Nan and PPF time to put the pictures away    
 
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