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Balladeer
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0 posted 03-01-2000 11:13 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


I could have been a writer.
I was told I had a flair
For putting words on paper
To create a feeling there.

I could have been an artist.
People say I had a way
Of blending tints and colors
In a masterful display.

I could have been so many things.
So many chances missed!
But, due to my affliction,
I can only reminisce.......

Oh....what a man I might have been
If it were not for CNN
And CBS and NBC
And all the options there for me.

I really must confess to hate
This semi-catatonic state,
But I am held, quite willingly,
A hostage to my own t.v.!

I start out every morning
With the early morning news.
Then Market Watch A.M. Report
Gives me financial views.

From there I watch the talk shows,
And then, sometime around noon,
I sit and giggle as I watch
My favorite cartoons.

From there, you know right where I go
(Although they are for dopes)
I find myself completely hooked
On all the daily soaps!

From there I go to news again,
And then some movie shows,
The evening prayer and final word
And on it goes and goes.

Day after day, I move along
From news to benediction.
I've got to find a way to end
This horrible affliction!

It sure has taught a lesson
That I never will forget.
I need a less addictive life -
Perhaps the internet..........
© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Mistikman
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1 posted 03-01-2000 11:16 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

LOL, excellent work balladeer   I was once addicted to that horrid boob tube. The internet was the only thing that managed to break the connection, but alas, it has made its own unbreakable bond!  
devina
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2 posted 03-02-2000 12:05 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

The internet my arse dear man!!!LOL!!! This is cute...but you should remember that those of us who care like we do...wouldn't settle for anything less (or more) than you!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Severn
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3 posted 03-02-2000 12:07 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

ROTFLMAO!!!

Oh 'deer, oh dear, oh 'deer...

K

 'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
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4 posted 03-02-2000 09:30 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Television never managed to hook me... but email and this poetry board are another story! LOL. This is great, Balladeer!
Honeybee
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5 posted 03-02-2000 09:36 AM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee



LMAO, great comical poem Balladeer. Well written and expressed. Your poems always impress me whether serious or humourous.  

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee
Balladeer
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6 posted 03-02-2000 04:55 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

hehe. Thanks to you all. Bringing a smile is always a great feeling  
John Yaws
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7 posted 03-02-2000 05:05 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Well, my friend. You are indeed a writer. One whom I might well envy. And an artist..no one can paint a word picture like you do. the subtle nuances are awesome. As for the other? who cares? Write On!
RainbowGirl
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8 posted 03-02-2000 05:51 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

TV never really got me either, too little communication..*g*...but I do confess to a love of music (as I bounce to my favourite jazz and classical)..

You know when I was a child I remember when the electricity board went on strike, which meant candles and no electric (obviously) and we moaned and moaned and then played scrabble and talked, me and my 3 sisters and I think my parents joined in as well...

Thanks for bringing that memory back..

HUSG

 I dropped a tear in the ocean
when it is found, I will stop loving you...
hoot_owl_rn
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9 posted 03-02-2000 07:58 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

ROFL...good one Balladeer  
Aimster
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10 posted 03-02-2000 08:02 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

~Balladeer...


Thank you for the best laugh I have had today!! I am not one who watches TV much, but I am hooked on the net. I will one day be saying Hi my name is Amy and I am an AOLholic..lol. Anyway great poem that was really funny. thanks a mil
amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
HelmutB
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11 posted 03-02-2000 09:03 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

For me I like you the way you are
Never wonder what you could have been by far
I cannot see you any other way
So there, that is all I had to say
Nice work Michael

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

Elizabeth Santos
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12 posted 03-02-2000 09:10 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Love those audio-video vices!
Harmless addiction, funny poem
Liz
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13 posted 03-02-2000 10:42 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
I dub you the Poet Laureate of passions.
Denise
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14 posted 03-02-2000 11:50 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Delightful, Balladeer! Simply delightful!!
Thanks for the smile!!  

Denise
Nan
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15 posted 03-03-2000 07:49 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Well, at least we're not all sitting in a circle around the radio watching it make noise...

LOL - Nice one, my friend..
Rex Allen McCoy
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16 posted 03-03-2000 10:31 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

Well ... I choose to be on line rather than a couch potato
If I'm going to be a potato ... at least I'll be cultured
... still smiling ...

Rex}<{{{{o>
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17 posted 03-03-2000 08:48 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Is is wrong to be addicted to your poetry? I better get myself to a self help group!  
Balladeer
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18 posted 03-03-2000 08:55 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

hehe. Thanks for the great responses, friends.


Aimster, LOL@AOLcoholic!
Pepper
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19 posted 03-04-2000 10:56 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

This could have been written about me , my friend ... 'S'  ... from T.V. to the internet ....  a 'potatoe' first class for sure !!!     Thanks for the smiles.....  
 
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