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Hey, you Passionate Poets!!

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Balladeer
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0 posted 01-27-2000 09:37 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Hey, all you Passion poets! Just who do you think you are?
Your words are filled with love and praise - you write like Lochinvar.
You always act supportive...write to ease each other's grief.
When someone has a problem, you are there to give relief.

This tiny website has become a large community
Where folks can interract with love through words of poetry
But have you all forgotten there are other types out there
Who don't believe in caring and have little love to share?

To get attention, there are those who feel they must berate
And there are those who hate to love and those who love to hate.
No wonder you offend them so with all your shows of love...
They have no self-esteem and that's what you remind them of.

No Nobel prize in poetry will come out of this site.
No famous poets may emerge but....so what? That's all right.
The friendships bonded here will last until the end of time
And we'll not soon forget our days within this place of rhyme.

But what about the other guys - the typical bad boy?
Unable to create, their only choice is to destroy.
You all are their worst enemies. You are what they are not.
Your strength is in your values - those are things they haven't got.

Perhaps it would be kinder if we set aside our verse,
Belittled and berated...showed the world how we could curse....
No, I don't think so. Let's continue with our poetry
And, to the others, let's give them our heart-felt sympathy.
© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 01-27-2000 09:40 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Bravo! This is wonderful. I agree with you!


[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (edited 01-27-2000).]
Beri
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2 posted 01-27-2000 09:43 PM       View Profile for Beri   Email Beri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beri

Wonderful Balladeer!  I'm in agreement also!!!

 If you love something, set it free, if it comes back to you, its meant to be...

Nan
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3 posted 01-27-2000 09:47 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Well, the way I see it... We have plenty of room for love, passion, and romance... even a little self-serving depression now and then... but belittling and character disparagement... not to mention personal threats - We have no place for here at this site...

Love to all...
Corinne
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4 posted 01-27-2000 09:50 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Balladeer,

I've seen some nasty critics
and many posting wars,
talk of psuedo intelligence
keeping track of spiteful scores.

And what you say, it's all true,
this place ROCKS, in my eyes
but one thing I don't understand
I won't win the nobel prize?

I haven't seen any cat fights here,
like another place that comes to mind
when I posted "Hey, Shut the HELL UP!"
that post I could not find!

So, in closing I must say
you write with such honesty,
and when it comes to prizes
you BE the king of poetry!

Corinne
Skyfyre
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5 posted 01-27-2000 09:59 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

I agree with you -- indeed
Such poisoned tongues we do not need!

Oh, and as far as that Nobel Prize -- speak for yourself, I've got my eye on it!  LOL

--Kess


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

HelmutB
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6 posted 01-27-2000 10:06 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

No words I need to add, you have said all that
The way you did...made me breath a little flat
But I'm glad when I reached the end
For I believe that Love will always win...and not depend
I not only agree with you
I second your notion too
The "King" well here i thought and I was told
It was that guy "Elvis" but he is pretty old
So I second Corinne, we need a new
And I don't see a reason for this not to be you  
Forgive my sense of humor here
Still thinking (drinking) that funny (German) beer  
Well done there I love it, the poem that is, not the beer


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



[This message has been edited by HelmutB (edited 01-27-2000).]
Justbleu
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7 posted 01-27-2000 10:07 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Yeppers....I do sooo agree!!!  

Take Care
Bridgette
Balladeer
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8 posted 01-27-2000 10:08 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

OOPS! I should have known better. Never tell a poet what they can't do.

Go for it, both of you!! I'll be the first to applaud.  


Thanks to all for your agreement. Helmut!! Watch that Lowenbrau!!

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RobertB
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9 posted 01-27-2000 10:11 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Ahhhh Balladeer.....such words of comfort. I have been to the battle front in other ng's. I have swam with the sharks.....and now I write less poetry than any other time in my life.

Thank you.....I sincerely hope we meet someday.

Robert

 if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.

Sunshine
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10 posted 01-27-2000 10:52 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Oh when the saints, come marching in,
old Balladeer will make the most din
for in his want to lead us all along,
we will join him in this song!

Bravo!

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


SEA
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with you


11 posted 01-27-2000 11:03 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

This is by far the best place on the web I have found. I love having a place to come to where I can express my feelings and be accepted for them. Not everyone "gets" each others feelings but that is no excuse for being mean. Joking and teasing is great. Hurting someone just for their words is just not right. It's so nice to come into a circle of friends! -SEA  
Seymour Tabin
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12 posted 01-27-2000 11:15 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
Agree with all the above, Enjoyed your poem,
but then I always do.
Severn
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13 posted 01-27-2000 11:29 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Dearest 'deer - I do agree, I do!

Wunnerful words says The Severny One. (And sorry - but I'M gonna be famous! LOLLOL)

(You already are...)

K

 'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
hoot_owl_rn
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14 posted 01-27-2000 11:44 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

If they handed out nobel prizes for friendship
This site would have its share
If no one in the world understood
I could find someone here to care
If I didn't have a home
I could find my place on here
If I couldn't even buy a smile
Someone would give me one to wear
No, you may not all be famous
You may never win a prize
But there's not a greater bunch
Of people in my eyes

Excellent Poem Balladeer....thank you  


 I can live with the idea
That we are merely actors
Playing a part
But I do wish
Whoever is writing my script
Would learn to use
A few more Happy Endings
~Javan
G. A. Webb
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15 posted 01-28-2000 12:00 AM       View Profile for G. A. Webb   Email G. A. Webb   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for G. A. Webb

Great piece, my hat is off to you. I agree whith most of what you said except one thing. Bad boys feel the same way we do, they are just too afraid to show it. I should know, I'm of them, or at least I was. Once again, great piece.

G
Meadowmuse
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16 posted 01-28-2000 12:00 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Balladeer,

I just came home from the end of a very cold day of feeling lost and alone, and to find your sweetened and uplifting missive here just brings an aching lump to my throat...the kind of pain one can learn to love. Thank you, in earnest, for your words.

Claire
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17 posted 01-28-2000 02:09 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

This one brought a HUGE   and nodding of head from me. Can I ask a question though?? May I have some of that rhyming elixir you have there??
devina
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18 posted 01-28-2000 02:31 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Once again the infamous Deer tells it like it is!!!! Need I say more???

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Marge Tindal
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19 posted 01-28-2000 05:18 AM       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



Inventas vitam juvat excoluisse per artes

*"And they who bettered life on earth by new found mastery."

Balladeer-
This one's for you, my friend.

Every friend, who is a friend, has a friend
Love ~Marge~





 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

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20 posted 01-28-2000 07:44 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

What's that you say?
I cannot have
This Toe-Belle prize I seek?

Oh, never mind
I just misread
(suthern slinks away so meek)

But 'fore I go
I'll ditto Nan
And bring this verse to end

This passions place
Is one I love
I thank you all, dear friends!
Toerag
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21 posted 01-28-2000 08:04 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Hi ya Balladeer! It's me?...The Nobel Prize Winning Poet Toerag? I'm already so famous man that even the government's interested in me? In fact, I've heard my picture's seen around the country more than those damn Stuckys signs ya see all over hell and creation.......In fact, I think they keep my picture up in the post office to remind all those sweet ladies to lick their envelopes? If My strength is in my values old Hercules better just move on over don't ya think?..LOL.....This is another goodun' Roach.....Don't need to be concerned about them "bad boys" like ya said with old Toe around yanno...(If I could just ketchum in the act before Nan deletes their ass with that quick draw eraser of hers)...I told Rainbow I'd be more than happy to put on a dress, a wig, call the guy and tell him I was one of the ladies here, (In my best high pitched voice), and to come on over......he could find out if he could "walk a mile in my shoes"....(of course, my shoe may be buried quite deep somewhere and his walking may be a little funny)......LOL...good job here pal........(Ya wanna see my trophy for the Nobel thinggie?)
Lost Dreamer
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22 posted 01-28-2000 08:05 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

I have to agree
this place breeds friendship
amid it's many poets
basted with inspiring abilities.
Preoccupation in my mind
has drifted me from here lately
so my eyes have had no vision
of this cruelty cast upon kindness.
We do need to rise above these acts
and reach into our souls to forgive
those who carry mighty heavy loads
upon there shrugging shoulders.
Showing them the signs of truth
that love and kindness
conquer all in the long run.
So Sir Balladeer I bow to you
for a wonderful beginning of peace.
Marge Tindal
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23 posted 01-28-2000 08:12 AM       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-
I just HAD to sneak back in here ...
your post left me laughing ...
and after the last couple of days
I needed that !

You are just so funny !
~Marge~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Toerag
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Ala bam a


24 posted 01-28-2000 08:17 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

But...but....Marge?....I was being so serious too?.....LOL....I do wish I'd been looking at your post when the incident had happened....I REALLY WISH I HAD BEEN.....!!!!!
 
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