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Burning the Midnight Oil - An Apology

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Little_Spyro
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0 posted 03-04-2000 10:32 PM       View Profile for Little_Spyro   Email Little_Spyro   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Little_Spyro


Firelight burning, steady bright,
Little dragon working deep into night,
Writing, dreaming, thinking, striving
To welcome those new poets arriving.

Time and again, to write he woke
Even after his ballpoint broke,
Greeting those poets at the door--
They seemed to be coming, more and more!

Slowly, midnight oil is burning
And this little dragon is yearning
To keep on writing, still abiding
To laws of stress that he was fighting...

Finally he's forced to accept
His failiure...that is why he wept
And to the Corner Pub he retreated
Where load was lighter as new poets were greeted.

So that's why I haven't been welcoming here,
The Opens are just too much, I fear...
I'm really sorry I couldn't do
What I had orignally set out to.  


Little Spyro T. Dragon

P.S. But if you go to the Corner Pub I'll do my best!


[This message has been edited by Little_Spyro (edited 03-04-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Sam Reinsford (Little_Spyro) - All Rights Reserved
Rex Allen McCoy
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1 posted 03-04-2000 10:40 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

you can't reply to everyone all the time
I've had poems go through the pages three times before they got their first reply
there are just too many people posting too many poems

Rex}<{{{{o>
Munda
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2 posted 03-05-2000 12:24 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Great poem Sam, but there's no way you should feel guilty ! Gee, I can hardly believe all the welcome poems you write. The Pub is so crowded these day, I can hardly keep up reading and replying. No Sam, little Dragon with the heart of gold, time to rest. You've done more than could be expected from anyone.
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 03-05-2000 08:12 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

There are so many posts to keep up with here as of late, no one can blame you for retreating to quiter corners....but we miss you here  
Denise
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4 posted 03-05-2000 10:29 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Apologies are not necessary at all, Sam. I am amazed at the amount you are able to do. I always look forward to a post by you, a welcoming one or otherwise. So just relax and have fun with your writing!  

Denise
Poet deVine
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5 posted 03-05-2000 11:13 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Never apologize!!! Do what you can with the time you have. That's all any of us can do. It's hard enough just to read and reply to the new poets without trying to think up a rhyme for each one! You do a tremendous job in the Pub...and I for one am grateful!  
Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 03-05-2000 11:20 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Little, I would say you did quite well
        I'm sure to some you rang a bell.
Little_Spyro
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7 posted 03-05-2000 02:01 PM       View Profile for Little_Spyro   Email Little_Spyro   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Little_Spyro

Thanks, everyone...but this little dragon isn't going to rest, at least not in the Corner Pub! I'm...well, I'm using an ancient cliché when I say this, but--I'm just doing my job!  

Hope you all visit the Pub for a round or two sometime, minors included!  

Little Spyro T. Dragon
Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 03-05-2000 02:52 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Spyro, I am the one who should apologize for not keeping up, although I do the best I can. And I have posted in the Pub but don't get to respond to everyone's poems. I can't seem to type fast enough and I read but often don't respond for lack of time. So you see, we're all in the same boat, and to answer your question, No, I don't squash little dragons with my shoe.
Liz
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