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Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


0 posted 03-14-2000 08:32 PM       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


Live for Today
~~~


To  get  through  the  day
a  few  winks  I  need  borrow
If  the  jobs  not  done  now
heck ... there's  always  tomorrow
I  anger  less  often
I'll  even  take  all  the  blame
Lifes  a  thrill  it  seems
just  to  play  simple  games
I  prepare  each  treasured  day
for  the  long  journeys'  end
When  my  time  and  eternity
finally  meet  and  they  blend
~
My  cares  are  less  wanton
for  the  cash  and  the  glitter
I've  socked  away  some
in  case  the  days  do  get  bitter
I  use  a  much  broader  view
for  the  sights  I  now  find
Try  to  judge  all  I  hear
with  a  wide  open  mind
I  put  my  brain  in  high  gear
for  all  but  a  yawn
Whence  the  lip  it  goes  forth
I  rest  assured  when  it's  gone
~
All  the  friends  of  my  youth
come  to  visit  me  often
Inside  my  old  head
where  their  visions  I  soften
My  day-dreams  now  wander
to  unknown  sights  yet  ahead
Lingering  all  so  much  longer
on  every  tear  that  I've  shed
Dismal  days  getting  darker
down  the  road  that  I  roam
To  a  place  where  the  living
can  never  call  home
~
I'll  try  to  bring  laughter
avoid  all  the  tears
The  time  I  have  left
could  span  many  years
So  plug  in  your  smile
and  show  me  your  grin
Borrow  my  hanky
wipe  the  tears  from  your  chin
The  best  things  in  life
we  share  from  within
To  never  have  laughed
is  dam  near  a  sin
~~~


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


© Copyright 2000 Rex Allen McCoy - All Rights Reserved
Mistikman
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1 posted 03-14-2000 08:38 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Excellent advice Rex, and an excellent poem to boot. Keep up the good work!  
serenity blaze
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2 posted 03-14-2000 08:40 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Rex Allen, Rex Allen, thank you for this.
(You sum it up nicely) And thank you also
for your kindness in your reply to my recent
post.  It helped.
Poet deVine
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3 posted 03-14-2000 08:43 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Rex I agree with you! It is a sin not to laugh! Where would we be without it? We could never watch politics again! LOL
mariee66
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Recess, OfYourMind


4 posted 03-14-2000 09:19 PM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

To live is to laugh~
Great poem Rex~
Marie~


 "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind." The Bard

Denise
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5 posted 03-14-2000 09:43 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thanks for sharing this delightful upbeat poem Rex! I enjoyed it very much!

Denise
jazzgal
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6 posted 03-14-2000 09:53 PM       View Profile for jazzgal   Email jazzgal   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for jazzgal

First time I've read any of your poems... This sure caught my attention!  I'll be looking for your name from now on.  Great poem, by the way... nice, positive philosophy!
Butterflies_dont_cry
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7 posted 03-14-2000 10:58 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Growing up and hopefully learning a few lessons along the way.  This is a great poem.....well done!!!
Martie
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8 posted 03-14-2000 11:01 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Every day a new day for laughter and tears--I like your attitude Rex--I try to do the same, with some help from time's lessons mixed with a little hope.  I enjoyed your poem.  
KimW
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9 posted 03-14-2000 11:02 PM       View Profile for KimW   Email KimW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit KimW's Home Page   View IP for KimW

What a uplifting philosophy and delightful poem!  

Thanks for sharing it with us !

Kim
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10 posted 03-14-2000 11:24 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Good to see you, Rex. In a world where there are so many things to laugh at and about, it is definitely a sin not to do so  
Marge Tindal
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11 posted 03-15-2000 05:11 AM       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 like what you've done with the laughter.
In this world we might as well laugh at ourselves ... you know darned good and well that someone else is !
I like to leave a smile where I've been.
Great attitude ... BIG SMILES !  
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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hoot_owl_rn
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12 posted 03-15-2000 09:33 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

"To  never  have  laughed
is  dam  near  a  sin"

Rex, very wise words from you. It's nice to see you back around....loved this post  
WhtDove
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13 posted 03-15-2000 10:20 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

How'd you know I needed that hanky?  This is great! We all need to laugh as it's the best medicine   Thanks, I missed your work as I've not been around here too much, and I was thinking of you yesterday...
suthern
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on the threshold of a dream


14 posted 03-15-2000 10:25 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This is great, Rex!!! I've always loved that old Grass Roots song "Live for Today"... we sure aren't guaranteed tomorrow... we've got to bear it so we might as well grin! *G*
Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


15 posted 03-15-2000 04:54 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

Mistikman ... thankyou for dropping me a line


serenity ... thankyou I always like to read your posts as well ... don't always understand them until I've read them several times ... but it's worth it  

Poet deVine ... As I get older it seems that a good laugh is all that politics are worth  

Marie~ ... to live is to laugh ... thankyou

Denise ... your welcome ... and thank-you as well

jazzgal ... thankyou ... and if you liked mine ... wait till you read some of the others here ... there is some real talent
walking these halls

Butterflies_dont_cry ... yes learning a few lessons and hopefully passing them on

Martie ... I try to make laughter a part of each day
  
KimW ... thankyou for taking t he time to read my poem

Balladeer ... your right ... but it's sometimes hard to smile until those around you are smiling


Marge ... thankyou ...and your right ... if we laugh at ourselves ... they will join

hoot_owl_rn ... thankyou ... glad to be back but I won't be staying for long ... should be around every week or two with somthing to make people smile  

WhtDove ... no problem ... I have plenty of hankys ... you were thinking of me yesterday? ... tell me more  

suthern ... your right there are no guaranties ... we have to live for today and hope for tomorrow


[This message has been edited by Rex Allen McCoy (edited 03-15-2000).]
Nan
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16 posted 03-15-2000 08:50 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Keep smilin' - That's what life is all about.. You speak wise words, my friend..
Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


17 posted 03-16-2000 12:16 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

Nan ... You are very kind ... Thankyou

Rex
 
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