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The Truth Be Known (Repost of Classic Balladeer Poem)

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Toerag
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Ala bam a


0 posted 01-19-2000 10:38 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

I've been posting here for quite sometime,
And it's time that I admit;
If it weren't for Toe and LongJohn,
I couldn't have posted s#!t!

LongJohn's taught me so very much,
How to dance and write romance,
But everything else with the hearts I touch,
I didn't learn by chance.

For you see it's not been me,
'bout everything else I know,
I must give due where credit's due,
I learned it all from Toe!

LongJohn's taught me diction,
Adjectives-big words and nouns,
How to put them into rhyme,
Before I write them down.

Toerag on the other hand,
Taught me how to handle failure,
He said I could learn that easily;
"Don't emulate the sailor."

So just a little confession,
To where I learned such class,
It's been LongJohn and Toerag,
That kept me from showing my ass.


(Thanks for sending this to me LongJohn, I'd forgotten all about it)
© Copyright 2000 Toerag - All Rights Reserved
suthern
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1 posted 01-19-2000 10:42 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

ROFLMAO... Well, you DID warn him to keep that armor handy!  LOL.

Great job... one of Balladeer's most enjoyable ones! *EG*
Local Rebel
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2 posted 01-19-2000 10:58 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

ROFLMAO!
WhtDove
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3 posted 01-19-2000 10:59 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

LMBO!!  I agree with Suthern there.

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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.

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fc
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4 posted 01-19-2000 11:49 AM       View Profile for fc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fc

thanks for the smiles, great poem
RainbowGirl
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5 posted 01-19-2000 12:04 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

One things for sure, you really know how to make us all smile..

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.

Toerag
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Ala bam a


6 posted 01-19-2000 04:05 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

I'm sorry people, (very few by the way), had the nerve to laugh at such a fine poem 'deer.
I think it was quite honest and kind of you to write it...Yassee what happens when ya get serious about complimenting me and LongJohn?.....It's a damn dirty shame I'll tell ya.......

[This message has been edited by Toerag (edited 01-19-2000).]
Balladeer
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7 posted 01-19-2000 04:45 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, Toe, my friend, I must agree
I've learned some things, all right.
I've learned so much of poetry
Since you've been on this site.

I used to think that it was right,
At least some of the time,
That, when one writes a rhyming poem,
The words are supposed to rhyme!!

You blew away that fallacy
And proved it so untrue.
Now I know "door" and "hard" DO rhyme
And it's all thanks to you.

I used to think it added to
A poem and made it sweeter
If one would take the time to try
To use some kind of meter.

How wrong I was!!! There is no need
To make the lines seem fluid.
Just chop them up like Lizzie B.
And write like Toe the Druid!

And, finally, I thought it good
If, even by pretense,
One took the time and effort to
Write something that made sense.

Oh, boy!! Now, how naiive was that?!
Those years I spent so blind!
When all I had to do was write
Like I had lost my mind!

Thank you, Toe. You freed me from
Those silly rules I knew.
I'm getting a lobotomy
So I can write like you!!!!


(after further consideration, I think this needs a post of it's own! hehe)



[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 01-19-2000).]
suthern
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8 posted 01-19-2000 05:31 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Yassee there, Toe!!! You inspired him!!! And that door much have hit him very hard when he saw this classic work posted... right in the ole speller! LOL. Or else his lobotomy was a success... and preceded him posting his "rewsponse" as a separate poem? LOL
Denise
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9 posted 01-19-2000 06:25 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

hehehe......you all are a laugh a minute!!  
Andrew Scott
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10 posted 01-19-2000 06:30 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

LOL.... thanks for laughs, both Toe and Balladeer.


Seymour Tabin
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11 posted 01-19-2000 06:59 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Toe,
I enjoyed the poem, but if you don't mind I'll stay on the side lines. Sy
 
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