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Just a second (I think)

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LngJhnAg
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0 posted 01-24-2000 02:00 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LngJhnAg

Give me just a second? I often take far less
To think about what I should say whenever I digress.
How I envy some's contemplation, their carefully chosen thoughts,
As opposed to my impulsiveness, when I say what I should not.

There are too often times when the words refuse to come,
Then suddenly the dam breaks and they begin to overrun
My ability to compose myself and take from the roaring stream,
Only the uplifting thoughts that reveal the best in me.

Though it's wise advice to take a pause before setting words to pen,
I often miss that second's thought before dashing off again
To write words that freely flow with a will of their very own,
And that drive away the friends I love, and reap the seeds I've sown.

hmmmm.

Now that I think about it, I realize I'm not alone,
That others also struggle for the second they don't own.
As a matter of fact, on looking back, its becoming clear to me,
We all could use a second of thought, though in different degrees.
© Copyright 2000 Michael Waterman - All Rights Reserved
spiked
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1 posted 01-24-2000 02:07 PM       View Profile for spiked   Email spiked   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for spiked

Great poem
Carry a book in my truck to remember things that come to my mind sometimes because once the verse leaves my thoughts its lost.

Richard
Toerag
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2 posted 01-24-2000 02:07 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

A second thought?....It takes forever to come up with one?...I need another beer....I need a fix?.....I need to quit this stuff and start another life? I need, um, uh, I need to just give up.....the best in me is like saying; "I might make one line rhyme and then Balladeer would go beserck?.......
fc
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3 posted 01-24-2000 02:09 PM       View Profile for fc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fc

like this a lot, and yep, a second's thought can sometimes make all the difference...I have never regretted the words I pen when I sit and think, but let me be impulsive and hasitly press send and then here come the moments I should have spent thinking...that now I spend regretting.....great job my friend
LngJhnAg
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4 posted 01-24-2000 02:11 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Thanks for the kudos, spiked and fc.

Toe - you old rascal - I've read rhyming lines you've written (unfortunately, they were in different poems - lol).  How is it going, you old workaholic?  Has your nose been sufficiently ground down yet?
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5 posted 01-24-2000 02:16 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

And reaping what I've sown is all too often a bitter harvest. *S* Well done, sailor!
Toerag
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6 posted 01-24-2000 02:20 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Nope, still got a little nose left...I was wantin' to get into rehab, but how can one choose from so many?...Should I go into alchohol rehab? Drugs? General mental correction?..None of these bastards offer a warranty or guarantee?....They ain't got one for insane poetry?....On the other hand, who cares about any of it?....I thought about just getting a "patch" for all of it, but I've had a hell of a time getting a Budweiser label to stick on my arm?....I think I'll go get a beer and talk to the bartender about it...they're so knowledgeable about such things yanno?
LngJhnAg
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7 posted 01-24-2000 02:25 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Toe - lmao@Budweiser patch - what a great idea!

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8 posted 01-24-2000 02:29 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

Impulsive is he
This husband of mine
But there are times
Impulsive works just fine.
Like the times when he is open
With his feelings for me
And the sweet words come rushing
Like crashing waves in a furious sea.
Impulsive when he takes me in his arms
Making sure I feel the world holds no harms
Yes, there are times when the words flow like daggers
Piercing whatever it comes near
But impulsive is definately what makes this man of mine
A man of commitment and I'm so glad he's mine.

Toe...get a Pres Clinton patch?  you know..panties on the arm?
LngJhnAg
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9 posted 01-24-2000 02:33 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

hey there, lil Lorelei - smooches
Toerag
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10 posted 01-24-2000 02:40 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Well, impulsive is great yanno? If it wasn't for impulsive, (and usually repulsive), I'd have little to offer here or anywhere else......
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11 posted 01-24-2000 02:47 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Not so, dear Toe!!! *G* Or does my vote not count? LOL
Parker
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LngJhnAg, great words to heed.

Toe, does the beer patch work, after the beers gone? Can you drink a beer with a beer patch on, or will I get beer poisoning.

Parker
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13 posted 01-24-2000 05:17 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

LJA: Having pondered on this for a while, I think, if I took those seconds, I'd be forever silent...now I wonder if that makes sense..

Guess I have the 'doors' syndrome..

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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14 posted 01-24-2000 05:25 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great poem, Mike! I enjoyed it. Good message in this!

Denise
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15 posted 01-24-2000 05:43 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Geez! You fooled me, LohnJhn. I thought, from the title, it was going to be a poem about Toe's love life! LOL@rhymes in different poems!!!Classic!

and a big LOL@Toe and his Budweiser patch!

Here comes that geezer. He's a miser
With his belly of Budweiser
But he's happy...thanks to Pfizer,
Keeps Viagra on his visor!!!
 
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