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Balladeer
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0 posted 03-04-2000 06:21 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


There is a simple phrase I find
Which no sane man refutes....
Before you criticize a man
Walk a mile in his boots.

There's wisdom in these simple words.
What have you got to lose?
That way you'll have a mile head start
And a brand new pair of shoes!!!!
© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 03-04-2000 06:27 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Sir Balladeer, I love what you said here with so few words, and you know woman we can always use a new pair of shoes..
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2 posted 03-04-2000 06:29 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer.
I concur I very wise saying.
Martie
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3 posted 03-04-2000 06:32 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Such true words deer, and a practical way to look at empathy.
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4 posted 03-04-2000 06:34 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

Balladeer~
And you KNOW I like this one, right?

Traipsing around in moccasins that
have seen a mile or two ...
I would welcome a walk in yours.
~*Marge*~



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5 posted 03-04-2000 06:37 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Words of wisdom for sure!  

Denise
Kevin
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as many deer originals
that we have come along
if you think that this line is his
my friend, sadly your wrong.

for though it is quite humorous
and suits him very fine
balladeer has shown us here
a slightly borrowed line =)

[This message has been edited by Kevin (edited 03-04-2000).]
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7 posted 03-04-2000 07:00 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, I'm obviouslt a flop as a dry comic! Thanks for reading.

Nice catch, Kevin. I was so tickled when I saw it I felt it should be presented in rhyme  
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I for one am glad you did Deer, it is to your credit you did it so well.

I do have one small gripe though, I just got a poem published on the Canvas but the link brings up your Robot poem!!!

I donít mind you stealing my shoes but paying those guys to do that is below the belt!!  

(Though, truth be told, yours IS better than mine)

Craig


 Yes, I admit your general rule. That every poet is a fool:
But I myself may serve to show it. That every fool is not a poet.

WhtDove
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LOL!!  Thanks Balladeer, I really needed that. You're no flop!  Wise words with a laugh to go with it!  
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The best way to exercise your freedom! good poem...
Munda
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Great message with few words and I love the twisted ending  
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12 posted 03-05-2000 12:41 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you, dovey, munda and deVine one.

Craig, you sneaky devil, you, getting me to go over to Poet's Canvas to read your poems (which print out just fine, by the way) and advertising it here!!!! LOL! (they must have fixed the problem before I got there. My checked must have bounced   )

Excellent poems, by the way. Refusal was always one of my favorites of yours.
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Hehehehehe....not a flop at all, Balladeer.
That little witticism just made my night.  

Alicat the very easily amused Persnikitty
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And here The S O is wondering why the 'deer feels compelled to post this wise little ditty...

Hugs to you.

  K

†'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath


[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 03-05-2000).]
hoot_owl_rn
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LOL...leave it to you to make comedy of one of my favorite sayings. Actually the saying is an American Indian saying that says" God grant that I may not judge my neighbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasans"
The words do ring true, one never knows what has brought someone to where he presently is and if we were to have lived his/her life, we may be in the same exact place.

[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 03-05-2000).]
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I need that mile head start... especially over the other gals in Toe's fan club line! LOL. This is great, 'Deer one... thanks for the grins!
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I love your humor Sir .... dry ... wet .... whatever !!!  
Thank you for the smiles ......
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I like your short words of wisdom, they're so much different than the ones I usually hear, like "Stop!" "Go!" "Jump!" "NO!" "Yes!" "LookOut!" and the occasional "Yikes!"  

Great verse, Balladeer.  
 
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