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You're Not the One.........................................#1

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Balladeer
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0 posted 02-01-2000 10:53 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

In this world where the frantic pace
Can drive someone insane,
Where fears can turn us into dust,
You're not one to complain.

You're not the type to criticize.
You're not the kind to take
Advantage of another
When he's made some small mistake.

You're not the one to wear a frown
When things don't work out right.
You're not the one to go to sleep
Without a hug goodnight.

You're not the one to shy away
When friendship comes to call.
When troubles make your shoulders ache,
You're not the one to fall.

You're not the one to whimper at
The end of your long day.
You're not the one to fail to bow
In silence as you pray.

You are admired by many for
The qualities you've got.
The world loves you for what you are,
But I - for what you're not.

© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 02-01-2000 11:10 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is one of my favorites of yours! Thanks for reposting it! It touched me just as much this time as it did the first! Your words are like magic!

Denise
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2 posted 02-01-2000 11:16 PM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

A touching piece .. great read...

 If with pen in hand I've made you think
I've not wasted one drop of ink
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3 posted 02-01-2000 11:19 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Balladeer, I agree with Denise, your words are like magic! This is so great! Made me think of my husband.   -SEA
G. A. Webb
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4 posted 02-01-2000 11:21 PM       View Profile for G. A. Webb   Email G. A. Webb   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for G. A. Webb

This is awesome Balladeer! I like how your mind works. Well done.

G

 Regret not that which you have done,
Rather that which you haven't

Corinne
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5 posted 02-01-2000 11:46 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Truly one of your best, Dear Balladeer!


Corinne
Sally S.
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6 posted 02-01-2000 11:51 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

I couldn't really say this is one of my favorites....you have so many!!!  
I think your work is *********, *********, **********....dernit, Mike...insert the adjectives.  You're awe inspiring.  
devina
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7 posted 02-02-2000 01:46 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Very touching to say the least Mike...you look very well with your heart right there on your shoulder!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Severn
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8 posted 02-02-2000 05:42 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

(And to think I was going to cry out...'SPURNED!')

Wonderful my friend...  

K

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life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
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9 posted 02-02-2000 07:24 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

Michael-

'The world loves you for what you are,
But I - for what you're not.'

You're not the one to let a friend down
when loving support is needed.
I hope you know just how much
you are appreciated by this lady.
(I think you do)
Love ya'...~*Marge*~





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Toerag
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10 posted 02-02-2000 07:35 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

I liked this too old man....as always...great work.....Yanno?...The title made me think of something....."You're not the one" can be like music to your ears...as in....."DNA testing says YOU'RE NOT THE FATHER...."...or, standing in a "line up" down at headquarters....."YOU'RE NOT THE ONE"........
Pepper
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Loved this before...love it now...  
This is one of my favorites too, man-with-the-big-heart
Sunshine
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12 posted 02-02-2000 09:09 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You know I always wonder whether I should repost any of my pieces, but I never wonder about you reposting yours, as they are ALWAYS well received.  You also seem to have a flair for bringing them back when they are needed.  Thanks, 'Deer, for always being here!

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


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13 posted 02-02-2000 09:52 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Now, as then... I love the poem... for its own sake and even more for knowing someone it describes so well. *S* If only there were more like that!!

And ROFLMAO @ Toe's take on the title! *G*
Nan
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14 posted 02-04-2000 04:38 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Yep.... Just for being there...
Gemini
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15 posted 02-04-2000 09:24 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

This is beautiful and splendid as are all of your poems I have read so far.  Thank you.
Balladeer
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16 posted 02-04-2000 09:28 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you, Gemini, and all of you wonderful people for your responses  
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Balladeer...this is absolutely wonderful. I'm not sure I've ever read it, thanks so much for reposting this. With so many wanting people for who they are and what they can give to them, I like your refreshing look at things  
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18 posted 02-04-2000 10:43 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Can't pick a favorite verse here they all say so much!

 <*\\\><

When you can't make up your mind
Which way is right for you,
Stop and softly ask yourself,
What Would Jesus Do?
January Flowers
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19 posted 02-05-2000 02:25 PM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for January Flowers

I really liked this one, Balladeer!  Your poems are always so rhythmic and fun to read, usually have me tapping my toes.  This is quite the wonderful compliment to whomever inspired this one.  
Seymour Tabin
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20 posted 02-05-2000 05:12 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
This was not perspiration,
This was sheer insperation.
Your friend,
Sy
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21 posted 02-05-2000 07:15 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You are the one..that's writes so beautifully! I like this one a lot.  
 
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