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Without women*

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Master
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0 posted 01-29-2000 05:12 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

*This is my translation of a poem by Aleksandr Vertinsky

How nice it is without women and their lies;
Without bitter tears or tender kissing lovers!
Without those fair and way too honest eyes,
Which lie to you and envy you to others!

How nice it is without dull, dramatic tales;
Without those long and noble declarations,
Without those grim, hysterical betrayals,  
And those late-spoken conversations!

And how amusing is the foolish game!
In which the stakes are high
And winnings are so petty!
When your companions are cheaters- all the same!
To quit this game became impossible already!

How nice it is to wake up all alone,
Like any bachelor, in cozy relaxation;
And realize that you donít even owe
To anyone at all your explanation!

How nice it is to sit there with your friend!
Enjoy a Scottish whiskey like you want it,
And with a joy remember way back then
When to this lady you were once devoted.

And just to win back some of what you lost,
To plot a harmless flirt with her close friend;
And somehow, to preserve at any cost
That simple self-devotion of a man!


†I fell in love and kept on falling



[This message has been edited by Master (edited 01-29-2000).]
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1 posted 01-29-2000 05:32 PM       View Profile for Smore   Email Smore   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Smore

Its a good poem, but where exactly would you be if it wasn't for us awful women?

 Love isn't a miracle in life, the miracle of life is love.
Master
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2 posted 01-29-2000 06:48 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

You've got me all wrong, I never said that women were awful. I love women!!!

Ever heard of the saying "women can't live with them-- can't live without them?" Well, that's what the poem is about, at times, men just need sometime on their own.
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3 posted 01-29-2000 07:45 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent, once again, Master! Yep, I've heard that saying, and guess what? We women equally enjoy that time without the men...hehehehehe. Just thought I'd let you in on that little secret.....shhhhhh...don't tell the other guys!!  

Denise
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4 posted 01-29-2000 10:43 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

WHat??? No that can't be.... really? Your secret is safe with me! LOL
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5 posted 01-29-2000 11:24 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Hey, why don'tcha call up my ex-fiance, I think he'd LOVE this one!he he. I'm awful sometimes!!! The poem was great and Denise is right about it going both ways hun!

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Master
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6 posted 01-29-2000 11:52 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Thank you Deniva, now what was his phone number again? LOL
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7 posted 01-29-2000 11:57 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Oh no, the sceret is out! Denise, you told! Hahahahaha! This was great. Men and women need each other and don't- equally. -SEA
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8 posted 01-30-2000 02:17 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

We women, too, like our little get togethers, don't we Denise. This poem is somewhat amusing , although the poet probably wrote it while his wife was fixing him dinner, and in his fantasies, came up with the notion he could live without her.
Thanks for posting this!
Liz
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9 posted 01-30-2000 02:22 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Oh, Elizabeth that's probably what it was....hahahahaha......just his wild fantasy!!!  That's great!!  
ROFL  

Yes we do like our get togethers!!  

Denise
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10 posted 01-30-2000 10:06 AM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Actually Vertinksy sung this song on the stage wearing a costume of a clown. There was a frown painted on his face, so the audience got the feeling that he was lonely and only making up excuses for himself.

Thank you everyone for responding!
 
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