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Everything But You

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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 03-08-2000 10:26 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Everything But You

I heard those three words
"You Got Mail"
and in a hurry I opened it up
looking for a letter from you
only to find
three forwarded jokes
"sure to make me laugh"
and an ad on how
to make added income

My phone rang yesterday
and I rushed
to pick it up
but it was only a man
wanting me to change
my long distance service
in a "deal I couldn't refuse"

I stopped at the post office
and there was mail in my box
and I couldn't wait
until I got home
to open it
but it was only an advertisement
to join a record club
"twelve for the price of one
nothing more to buy...ever"

So now here I sit
with jokes galore,
money opportunities,
a new long distance service,
and enough CDs
to start my own record store

Here I sit
with everything
...but you




 The poet's job is to put into words those feelings we all have that are so deep, so important, and yet so difficult to name, to tell the truth in such a beautiful way that people cannot live without it. ~Jane Kenyon

[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 03-08-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


1 posted 03-08-2000 10:28 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Rippin' my heart once again, with words written from heart to pen.

Brilliant Ruth!
Corazon
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2 posted 03-08-2000 10:30 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

brilliant is right..."everything... but you" the ending sums it up perfectly ....hugs
Toerag
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Ala bam a


3 posted 03-08-2000 12:30 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Nice job here Hootie....hope things are going well for ya....I've missed ya all a bunch...you take care now ya hear sweetie?
Martie
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4 posted 03-08-2000 01:49 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Oh Ruth, maybe you are looking too hard...wonderful heartfelt poem!
Mike
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5 posted 03-08-2000 01:53 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Exceptional as always.  Enjoyed muchly.
Parker
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... the old black rum


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Hoot, this was very lovely and sad, and I'm there with you. So do what I do, send out your own mail, accept all party invitations, smile alot.... it works on occasion. The trick is staying for the long haul, and never give up and try to have fun while your looking.

Parker
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7 posted 03-08-2000 02:09 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Reminds me of an Eric Clapton tune Hottie!!

very good.... but if you have a few extra cd's send em my way somebody stole all mine...
SEA
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with you


8 posted 03-08-2000 02:20 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Hoot~ this is so touching. Very sad too. Great poem!  - SEA
JamesMichael
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9 posted 03-08-2000 03:16 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Wonderful thoughts Hoot owl.  Isn't it so true that there are those day when only a close special friend will do.    James
RSEvans
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10 posted 03-08-2000 03:17 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

strangely enough I find this very amusing...reminds me of "Junk Mail" from an earlier forum...good to see you Hoot...
Danny Holloway
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What CD's?  Maybe you will share.
Nice poem Hoot.  Your work is an automatic read for me.
Butterflies_dont_cry
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12 posted 03-08-2000 05:02 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Hoot,
This seems to be the story for so many...myself included waiting on love to be returned.  I loved it as I have loved your others.
hoot_owl_rn
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Parker...some wise advice there  

Rebel....what kind of music do you like??

Danny...thanks for the nice compliment.

Toe rag...missed you too guy

Butterflies...why thank you very much  

RSEvans...nice to see you too, thought you left us here

Jim...yes, sometime that's very true. Thanks  

Chris, Corazon, Martie, Mike, and Sea....thank you all

Denise
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14 posted 03-08-2000 10:50 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is great, Ruth! Wonderful poem with just a touch of sad!

Denise
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been there done that but I think I got ripped off my mailbox was comletely empty ... yes I know I was jipped no cd's for me   lol
very good poem  

 ~*Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear*~
jazzgal
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16 posted 03-09-2000 12:57 AM       View Profile for jazzgal   Email jazzgal   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for jazzgal

hoot_owl_rn,  I've been trying to put the same feelings on paper... You make it so simple, understandable... Great poem!
hoot_owl_rn
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Denise, StarrGazer and jazgirl...thank you all so much  
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


18 posted 03-09-2000 09:34 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Oh, my! Yes! I know this all too well. The anticipation then the deflation..... good poem.
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19 posted 03-09-2000 11:06 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Everything but the only thing that matters... this one is all too familiar! *S* Well done, Hoot!
MyPenNameIsSam
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20 posted 03-09-2000 02:07 PM       View Profile for MyPenNameIsSam   Email MyPenNameIsSam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MyPenNameIsSam

*claps* Nicely done.      What an icky feeling you describe, yet it's done so beautifully...
-molly aka sam

 "One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." -Andre Gide



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bboog
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Cute.  
bboog
Dark Angel
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22 posted 03-09-2000 03:08 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Ruth, this is beautifully written, yet very sad. Well Done.  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Nate Dogg
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Brilliant poem Hoot and thanks for your comments.

 Nathan
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24 posted 03-09-2000 08:04 PM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

In my stupidy I seemed to have not replied to this as I read it yesterday and swore I did.  I am sorry Ruth.  I understand  this very well and completely know what you feel.  And more than that....I know you know I know.    

 There are two kinds of pedestrians...the quick and the dead. Drive it like you stole it.

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