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Parker
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... the old black rum


0 posted 03-25-2000 01:31 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Rumors

I heard the other day from a friend
Of a friend who knows a friend
No names…….
You know about whats her name
And that guy, the cute one!
Well you know whats going on
With them don’t you……
No way, how do you know.
I heard it from a good source….
Oh my gawd!
I gotta call my friend!

In Poet land,
Assumptions so often fuel that fan,
200 minds, dissecting every line,
so often wrong most of the time.
Only the poet knows for sure,
And she ain’t telling……
No kiss and tell here folks,
But look at that post,
He’s got a secret I know,
Gossip, gossip, gossip,
The circle has begun
Everybody come indulge in the fun.

Tragedy, romance, love,
Its very sad, so sad,
Ahh, Sheriee, where have you been,
In the night are you the one I dream of,
The words of life we weave,
Interpretations, fiction, surreal,
Hey whats going on here,
Whats the real deal…..
I know! And I’m not telling,
Na na nana na.

Rumors Rumors Rumors,
I’ll tell her a secret,
She’ll tell it to,
A brand new meaning,
When it reaches you.
Ah, but I like this better,
A little tweak here,
A little tweak there,
All that impromtoe flair,
(did you read that its about Toe)
ka-ching….. hot off the rumor mill presses
get yours now, before the story changes.

Any rumors you’ve heard about me,
Have been greatly exaggerated,
Except the part about my……….

James Parker Haley   Mar 25, 2000



[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 03-29-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 James Parker Haley - All Rights Reserved
Janet Marie
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1 posted 03-25-2000 02:17 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

In Poet land,
Assumptions so often fuel that fan,
200 minds, dissecting every line,
so often wrong most of the time.
Only the poet knows for sure,
And she ain’t telling……
No kiss and tell here folks,
But look at that post,
He’s got a secret I know,
----------------------

this is so great and most appropriate for here..."only the poet knows for sure"...
words of wisdom...very creative and clever poem james...
and dont worry..we never believed a word of the gossip..BUT...we were hoping  (smile)
take care, jm

 Do you live by the book, do you play by the rules
Do you care what is thought by others about you
If this day is all that is promised to you
Do you live for the present, the future the past...
tracy chapman

Parker
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... the old black rum


2 posted 03-25-2000 05:46 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Janet, I just wrote this to make fun of it all, and maybe through a little confusion into the mill. Hope is a good thing, and nobody knows for sure what will happen or could happen, dreams are dreams until they become real. I'm a big dreamer, and I've got my dreams and I won't tell. No, not me. So look deep, maybe just maybe theres more then just poetry in those words. If you read every second line and every third word you'll know.....

Parker
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3 posted 03-25-2000 07:19 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Since we are a community here, we do have this problem sometimes...often I write a poem using a phrase someone gave me or that I overheard..maybe the secret is to do a brief descriptive paragraph of why the poem was written?  
Parker
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... the old black rum


4 posted 03-25-2000 07:26 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Poet deVine, noway... that would give away too much. Best advice is do the sidestep, keep the mystery.

Parker
Corinne
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5 posted 03-25-2000 07:37 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Parker,

Thanks, appreciate your light touch on the subject! Things can get out of hand quickly, can't they?

Cor
Parker
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... the old black rum


6 posted 03-25-2000 08:03 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Corinne, sometimes I guess but it just give us more to write about.

Parker
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7 posted 03-25-2000 08:07 PM       View Profile for Windrider Silverbreeze   Email Windrider Silverbreeze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Windrider Silverbreeze



In responce to the poem well written in today's society.

Just the twist of the knife,
Just a little whispered word.

Not meant to do much,
But still entises hurt.

Who is to blame,
Who started it all.

No one can tell,
But they might be presuaded to call.

The stab goes in deeper,
And deeper in still.

And all by the run,
Of that damned rumor mill.


(*wink*  Dunno about you but I've felt like this before)

Balladeer
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8 posted 03-25-2000 08:25 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You have described it perfectly...and in good style. I could imagine while reading this that it was being from the stage to an audience....maybe in an old '60's coffee house. Very good, down to earth, work.


By the way, all rumors about Toe are true!!!
Meadowmuse
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9 posted 03-25-2000 09:20 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Clever writing, Parker ... Interesting how perceptions can change and bend...makes me appreciate my wallflower status.  

~ Claire
devina
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10 posted 03-25-2000 11:00 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

You think rumors are bad James...man oh man- wait till they find out the truth!!! he he

And we all KNOW who's got a big mouth round here!!! he he....Cute poem hun....

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

Parker
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... the old black rum


11 posted 03-27-2000 03:34 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Windrider Silverbreeze, thank you nice response.

Balladeer, thank you, and yes I suspected those about Toe.

Claire, can't hide on that wall and write beautiful poetry without getting talked about. Wallflowers always hang in groups, the best rumor mills.

devina, so your saying when it comes to the mouth, size does matter. I'll have to visit adult and learn more on this....

thanks for all your responses....

Parker


[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 03-27-2000).]
hoot_owl_rn
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12 posted 03-27-2000 11:11 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

Parker...rumors and words do fly here as well as outside of here. You've done a good job relaying that  
Nan
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13 posted 03-27-2000 02:32 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Wow. Parker - and you don't even have ICQ... Imagine the possibilities...
Parker
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14 posted 03-27-2000 02:49 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Hoot, its what makes the world go round.

Nan, I'll get on that right away, thank you.

Parker
Tess
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15 posted 03-29-2000 08:24 AM       View Profile for Tess   Email Tess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tess's Home Page   View IP for Tess

Well i dunno..maybe it's just my sense of humor....but this just made me laugh
I'm new here..but hell it sounds like this place is just the same as anywhere else..
oh and btw did you see that post that.....*mumble mumble** *whisper..whisper*



 "Love is the only drug you can take that will convince you each time
that you've never had it before."
~author unknown~


Parker
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... the old black rum


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Tess, If it made you laugh then my work here is done.... unless it was a nervous laugh at which I must say what are you hiding we'll find out. Were all watching and if we can't we'll make it up as we go. That's the beauty of it no need to put yourself out, we'll take care of it.

Parker.... rumor monger  
Denise
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17 posted 03-29-2000 11:41 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is very well done, Parker, even though I haven't heard any rumors, I can appreciate this!

Denise
Parker
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18 posted 03-29-2000 11:52 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Denise, but they are there, between the lines, waiting to be brought to life. They grow like an uncontrolled virus, infecting every mind and changing to suit their reader.
I think I'm losing it!

Parker
RAM
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19 posted 03-29-2000 06:09 PM       View Profile for RAM   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RAM

for some reason, this real Oldie comes to mind:

    incommunicado


nodding heads
nodding in rhyme
each one waiting
to speak its mind

you don't have to listen
you don't have to learn
just nod your head
and wait your turn


©  RAM   1972

also, that cute little song from The Music Man comes to mind.

Elizabeth Santos
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20 posted 03-29-2000 06:27 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Parker,
I got some laughs out of this one. I don't know about rumors, but I think it's hilarious the way my poetry is interpreted sometimes, the assumptions that are made when a poetic phrase is taken literally. I don't correct them, I just let people think what they may and just keep writing my poetry.
But this poem was so well written and a delight to read. Thanks
Liz
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21 posted 03-29-2000 07:30 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

You are wickedly clever and funny!  I did enjoy this much!  An astute commentary on the underlying performance play of passions!  Very sharp, yet graceful!
Parker
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... the old black rum


22 posted 03-29-2000 11:54 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

RAM, I remember the movie well just not the exact words, but I get your meaning
.... Poet RAM, rumors rumors we see them
everywhere.

Liz and serenity, laughter is the best medicine or so I've read.

Parker....
Corazon
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23 posted 05-25-2000 02:02 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

ok I know this is old and I am bringing it back but I just had to say ROFG@rumor monger

this is great....I do my best to stay out of gossip...in PIP...at work...in general...but I do see it, and you got it perfect with this one  
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