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Another Exciting Night In The Life of A Toerag

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Toerag
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0 posted 02-04-2000 09:16 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

Late last night a few of us,
Were hungry for a snack.
We stopped at an all night diner,
We sat way in the back.
We all ordered somethin' to drink
Some coffee, tea and cokes,
And gabbed about all kinds of things,
And told some dirty jokes.
We didn't cause no trouble,
Till suddenly a man
Leaped up from his barstool seat,
And pointed with his hand
Said to us with burning eyes
His voice was like a hiss:
"The sky is falling, the world will end!
And then right after this,
He turned to run,
But hadn't seen,
By the door, the gum machine.
He knocked it over, with a crash
And left the diner in a dash
Gum balls were spilled,
Went off the curb,
No one seemed to care,
No one even spoke a word,
"What the hell's eating him?"
We wondered in the lull.
This is not a true tale but;
Who needs truth if it's dull?
© Copyright 2000 Toerag - All Rights Reserved
Meadowmuse
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1 posted 02-04-2000 09:23 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Yeah, who needs tedious truth, when you've got galloping gumballs! Thanks for the grin...needed it.


Claire
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2 posted 02-04-2000 09:35 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You always bring a smile, Toe! Thanks for this delightful piece of fiction!

Denise
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3 posted 02-04-2000 10:09 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I knew it was fiction when y'all were sitting around drinking tea and cokes! *G* But even if you claim the truth is dull... this is delightful!!! Every time this day starts to get me down, I'll think of gum balls scattered all over the floor... and people will wonder why I'm giggling. LOL. Great job, Toe!!!

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4 posted 02-04-2000 10:14 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Now Toe -- if'n the truth is so dull man -- then how praytell may it render such imaginative fiction if it be not interesting ???

See -- the way I figure it -- you ... well.. nevermind I can't post that here..

 Hate is a dead thing. Who of you would be a tomb? -Kahlil Gibran
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5 posted 02-04-2000 10:18 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Gumballs eh?  Could make for a slippery, or sticky night ya think? hehehe...Geez, when reading this I thought it was gonna have something to do with that regurgitated chili?

Thanks for the laughs this morning Toe!
LngJhnAg
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6 posted 02-04-2000 10:23 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Yeah!  What the Rebel said!  lol

LMAO@Belle and truth

Hey, Toe - you must be really busy down there to keep us on the string with that poem!  Great flow in the words.  And (drum roll please), they all rhymed!  lol
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7 posted 02-04-2000 11:34 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

LR: The way I figure it, he can't post the truth here, either! LOL But I'm sure it's a VERY interesting tale! *G*

Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 02-04-2000 11:54 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Yeh, Suthrn, and I bet the truth is even funnier,too. But this one made me laugh, toe.
Thanks for brightening the morning
Liz
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9 posted 02-04-2000 11:56 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Thanks for the laugh this morning Toe, should have known you'd accomplish that...my coffee even had a good laugh at his one!!! And it's not dull a'tal...I merely imagined what the guy did once he LEFT the diner!!!

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10 posted 02-04-2000 11:57 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Actually I just drank a few beers with an old "musician" friend of mine and their manager and talked about old times...but it was fun.....LOL.....Thanks for all the responses gang and yall have a good weekend now ya hear?
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11 posted 02-04-2000 12:13 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I'm glad you had fun, sweetie... and I hope your weekend is a grand one!!! Thanks again for this poem and the smiles it gives!

I got your email about your weekend plans, but yahoo is taking forever to deliver... try one of the others??? SMOOCH!


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Corinne
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12 posted 02-04-2000 12:16 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

OK, Mr. Toe, SIR! You paint perfect pictures and take us into your scenes!

So, now.

I would love to see that serious, poetic side again!  I imagine there is even a romantic in there somewhere?

Yes, I'm talking to you!  I see you pointing at your chest and looking behind you.

What?  Not up to the challenge you say?

Pashaw!


Corinne
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13 posted 02-04-2000 12:21 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

You know Toe, your life is probably much more interesting then mine.   I jopyed the laugh, thanks my friend.
Corinne
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14 posted 02-04-2000 05:51 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Touche' my friend!

Corinne


p.s. On Guard!!!
Andrew Scott
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15 posted 02-04-2000 06:12 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Yo Toe!... Consider the following....
The old coot was the One-True-God... and the gumball machine was the universe full of worlds... then "CRASH"... the big bang and all was spilled into the gutter. And there you and your buddies just sat in the silence of the void calculating the tab. Hmmmmm.... Who's to say he wasn't right?

Like you said... Who needs truth when it's oh so dull?
Seymour Tabin
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16 posted 02-04-2000 08:54 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Toe,
Your just a tub of fun, Enjoyed the read.
Balladeer
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17 posted 02-04-2000 09:14 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Toe, you cudda been a writer for Jerry Seinfeld!!!!
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18 posted 02-07-2000 11:59 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

loved this Mr. toe....   
 
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