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We're Just Dwarves

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Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


0 posted 02-20-2000 03:44 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy


We're Just Dwarves

With  a  'hi'  and  a  'ho'
and  an  'off  we  go'
our  profession  chose  to  be
Each new  day  the  same
as  the  day  before
how  'satisfied'  are  we

With  a  brain-dead  mask
we  starch  our  face
our  thoughts  will  never  surface
An  opinion  given
such  as  ours
treated  like  one  from  the  circus

Yet  down  the  road
on  a  dismal  day
our  opinion  saves  their  butt
But  it's  one  we  gave
six  months  ago
and  our  opinion  it  was  not


Rex}<{{{{o>



 I'm not ugly!
I'm just visually challenged!

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Brent Hotchkin
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1 posted 02-20-2000 05:32 AM       View Profile for Brent Hotchkin   Email Brent Hotchkin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brent Hotchkin

Very good. I hate those work place politics. Just smile and nod. I will be looking for more of yours. But I must sleep now.
tracie66
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2 posted 02-20-2000 06:50 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Your just great rexie. very good read, well done but I to must sleep I have work in the morning AHH OH NO.....     Oh by the way Rex I'm glad you decided to stick around                                 

[This message has been edited by tracie66 (edited 02-20-2000).]
Lost Dreamer
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3 posted 02-20-2000 08:45 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

This is excellent, glad I don't have to work in those circumstances anymore.
hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 02-20-2000 09:02 AM       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

ROFL...well, perhaps this is true, but I tend to like my job  
Meadowmuse
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5 posted 02-20-2000 09:33 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Wonderful poem and presentation, Rex! Truth, whimsy, biting humour...this piece has it all...and I love the "starch our faces" line...such a neat take on this! I've been in the same scenario you've shared here, and it's a difficult one, to say the least. I am grateful, every day, for no longer having to be a dwarf...now I am free to be Snow White! (which, I must confess with a sigh, is not all it's cracked up to be, if you'll recall from the Brothers Grimm tale...)
   Loved this poem, Rex.  
Bashful
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6 posted 02-20-2000 11:40 AM       View Profile for Bashful   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bashful

I am glad someone finally told it how it is. Great verse Rex.   *slinking back behind the rubber tree*
Rex Allen McCoy
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7 posted 02-20-2000 05:13 PM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

thanks everyone ... it's sometimes very difficult to bite our tongues ... I can't say as I know anyone that enjoys being treated like a dope and then have our ideas stolen by glory seeking butt kissers
Thankyou Claire ... while your Snow White ...
see if you can coax Bashful out from behind the rubber tree

Rex
Marge Tindal
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8 posted 02-20-2000 05:41 PM       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

Rex~
I really enjoyed the way you formatted this.
Your humor is welcomed here for sure.

I LOVE my job but they clearly know
the good Lord made me 5'2" ...
not 3'2" to fall to my knees and kiss butt !

~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Rex Allen McCoy
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9 posted 02-20-2000 09:28 PM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Thanks Marge ... I work for a Union Co now for the first time and the atmosphere on the job I find is similar to the feeling one gets when first entering Passions from the News Groups
I'm treated like a
member
Like an equal member
.....refreshing.....
serenity blaze
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10 posted 02-20-2000 10:16 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Rex Allen, Rex Allen, so glad you did stay.
and I am happy that you have found a greener
pasture to graze in...Although I am not a dwarf, myself, I can relate somewhat, being
of the Hobbit variety.
CMGrimm
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11 posted 02-20-2000 10:33 PM       View Profile for CMGrimm   Email CMGrimm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CMGrimm

Great poem Rex.  I too once allowed myself to be pushed to the side only have my ideas stolen by my "higher ups"  But...just last week I had my fill of it...so now it's...
"hi ho hi ho it's off looking for work I go..."

Thanks for an enjoyable read.  

Chris


 Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.
Balladeer
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12 posted 02-21-2000 12:07 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Gee, this is the only poem I've seen here that I could watch for hours. It's almost hypnotizing, like an aquarium  
Rex Allen McCoy
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13 posted 02-21-2000 09:16 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Hobbits are good!
they saved the world from itself ... it's only fitting they should be monitoring the internet
Chris ... after reading your poetry ... one would think you would be quite good at a Resume  

Balladeer ... when I count to three you will write another excellent poem ... one ... two ... three
 
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