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Marge Tindal
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Hard To Believe
~*Marge Tindal*~

The plasticity of authenticity
is hard to understand.
Standing before you isn't enough
I must whip out plastic
to prove who I am!

The fact that I am breathing
is not proof that you will take.
Credit card appeal
is it real or is it fake?

The thief that stole my wallet
could be 'me' in a minute's time,
but I can't file a police report
without the plastic that was mine!

'A picture ID of any kind
will do, little miss.'
How in the heck do I prove who I am,
when I no longer have any of this?

Somewhere down the road
a thief is 'me' on the lam,
while I need to be fingerprinted
to prove who I am.

Forget the Driver's License,
that picture really sucks
but without it
I'm simply
OUT OF LUCK !

The duplicity of this whole ordeal
is more than I can take.
I'll return tomorrow
with an ID that is FAKE.

If I get caught,
and I probably will,
could somebody please
PAY MY BAIL !





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Severn
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1 posted 03-16-2000 12:52 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Double ROTFLMAO!

Well - we'll all provide an alibi for you my dear - you were here - the whole time, replying to our poetry...

K

 'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
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2 posted 03-16-2000 12:57 AM       View Profile for childomine   Email childomine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for childomine

This happens and obviously isn't funny to the one suffering through it.  But you have written about it in a wonderfully humerous way!!!  Now my day will end with a hearty laugh that has dispelled the stress of the day!!
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Kamla~
Thanks ... when it was happening ..
it was NOT a comical situation.
Even now I have to press my own buttons
to find humor in it.
Well ... at least I know that you know that I know who I am. Or something like that !  
Love you, little one.
~*Marge*~


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ChildOMine~
Ah - ha !
You sneaked in there while I was replying
to Kamla ...
You been taking lessons from that low-down, dirty,
no-good thief?  SNEAKY !
LOL !  Glad to give you a laugh.
The deputies still laugh at the fact that I went to my car,
got a Polaroid camera out, took my OWN picture and said .....
there ... that's me. How's THAT for a picture ID?
Thanks for commenting with a smile.
~*Marge*~



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5 posted 03-16-2000 01:27 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Oh Sweetie - for some reason I had it in my head that this wasn't autobiographical...so sorry - my brain isn't working properly right now...

I know it can be awful - my best friend either lost her purse or had it stolen and there are the 'nice' people at the bank demanding ID when she very obviously didn't have any...

sigh..

beauracrats...

Was this a recent event? (And I can just 'picture' you going out and doing that - yep, that's our staunchy Marge...)

And I love you!
K

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life enriches writing'
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6 posted 03-16-2000 01:50 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

BEEN THERE--had a purse 'snatched'--and I didn't realize just how much of my life I carried in that little bag until it was gone.

not very funny then, but i'm with you, ya gotta laugh!
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7 posted 03-16-2000 01:51 AM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

heh, despite the circumstances involved, this was very humerous   Excellent work Marge, in making light of a terrible situation. Oh, and kudos on the polaroid thing, I woulda never thought of that.
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8 posted 03-16-2000 01:56 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This was too cute Marge...it's a real S-O-L situation in reality though...hope you didn't really lose that wallet though...have been there myself!!

By the way...I think this poem would "format" better like this...blah blah...LOL
(sound familiar?) Sorry...still stewing over that subject!!! Forgive me.

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...

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Kammie~
Not to sweat it!
Yes, it was real ... yes, I'm ALMOST over it.
LOL ... and yep it was recent.
Pain in the butt to prove who you are without the proper ID.  Crazy world we live in.  The thief could prove he was me, but I couldn't.  
It is a little comedic now.  

Serenity~
Sorry it happened to you too.
Thanks for laughing at er' with me !  

Mistic~
Glad you found humor in my humor.  
One good-looking cop asked me if I wanted
two prints for the price of one.
I told him I'd go for it ... but he'd have to take a rubber check, cause I HAD NO ID!

Devina~
FORMAT ?  FORMAT ? You little wench !
I'll show you FORMAT !
Check your METER .... it's running.
I'm gonna tell Balladeer on you ! !
Oh, boy ... this is FUN!
And if you believe that ....
I've got a house I want to sell you !
Now see what you've done ....
I'm wide awake again !

WHAT WONDERFUL FRIENDS YOU ALL ARE.

I notice no one offered the bail money !
Geesh !
~*Marge*~


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[This message has been edited by Marge Tindal (edited 03-16-2000).]
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10 posted 03-16-2000 02:19 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Marge: You could always say

"You prove to me I'm not who I say I am"

Why is it the innocent have to prove themselves and the guilty get a free defense?

Hmmm, time for bed, said zebedee..

HUSG

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We are all works in progress, no?

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your variety is what attracts me too you miss
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Marge a BIG HUG
I agree with RainbowGirl
Why is that, that the innocent are the ones proving themselves  
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RainbowGirl~
Honey child .. I wish that could have worked.
This victim knows first-hand how this idiological system works.
Nitey-night.

W.O.W.~
Thank you, sweetheart.
I'm just going to take that personally.  
~*Marge*~


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Marge-

I do believe you'll have to dance on the table to get bail money out of these gentlemen!!!LOL Glad to see that you're wide awake cuz of lil ole me!!! Did you check your mail????

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...



[This message has been edited by devina (edited 03-16-2000).]
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Little Tracie Gal~
You sneaked in there.
Thanks for the hug.

Devina~
Are you kidding?
I'd dance on the ceiling for some
of these guys - FOR FREE !
I did answer your e-mail
an hour ago .... you check yours lately?
LOL !~*Marge*~




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ALright...Marge dancing free on the table tops...I think I'm off to bed now hun...too much excitement for one night!!lol Love ya!!!

Devina

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...

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Night little gal.
Thanks for the fun.
Love ya'
~*Marge*~


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No matter how funny this is, it's sad too because it really does happen.
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Hootie, girl~
This is fact ... not fiction ...
believe me I KNOW just how real it is.
Funny only after it is over, for sure.
Love ya' ... ~*Marge*~



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20 posted 03-16-2000 01:49 PM       View Profile for Ravenlearns2fly   Email Ravenlearns2fly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ravenlearns2fly

marge
I am so sorry this happened to you!!!
As a private investigater this is a trick I learned. 2 photo copy your ID and carry that with you rather than the originial. This way you still have your ID with you and the thief  will find it too much trouble for his worth and just throw it away. hope this helps in some small way.
Raven
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Hello Marge,
I liked your poem,
I lived in America for a short time and was unfortunate enough to loose my wallet at a gas station. I didn't notice until about Fifty miles later. When I returned I found it had been handed in and the man in the gas station had handed it over to the police. I had to drive another twenty miles to the police station to pick it up. But it was there. Cash,Cards everything. It restored my faith in people.
I never expected to see it again
Pmc
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Bail money here, Marge!!! I'll have you released into my custody...have to keep you under surveillance 24 hours a day, you understand....body searches every hour -can't be too careful, you know.....and, if you're good, I'll give you your purse back!!
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Hiya Marge,
Unfortunately I've shared this woe .... but I applaud your humor and ROFL .... picture from your polaroid .... That's our spunky Marge !!  
Thanks for bringing some well needed chuckles .....  
Love ya,
Shannon
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Marge--I have been there and remember how desperate I felt, and angry--so glad to see the humor you find--that's what keeps you so beautiful inside and out, ya know?

PS--I'll come visit you in jail
    but I ain't got no bail.
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