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Where's Balladeer?

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Toerag
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0 posted 03-27-2000 10:58 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

I know a guy named Balladeer,
He read the paper every day.
But what was strange and very queer,
Was that the "Obits" what made his day?

He'd write down the obituaries,
Every day he did the same,
Then take his phone directory,
And then cross out the names.

Then one early morning, while reading the "obits"
He ran across his own name, causing him much fright,
So he thought he'd better make some calls,
To get this mis-print right.

His boss was who he called first,
To tell him it wasn't true,
But he had already read the news,
And had called the florist too!

He got his boss on the phone,
And his reply just left him numb.
He said, "Just tell me something Balladeer;
Which place you calling from?"
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suthern
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1 posted 03-27-2000 11:00 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

ROFL... you may give Balladeer an occasional break... but you never cut him any slack! LOL. Great poem, sweets.... but his boss should KNOW 'Deer's destination! *G*
WhtDove
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2 posted 03-27-2000 11:00 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

LOL Toe! I'm glad to see jabbin him again.
Crossing out the names in the book, too funny!  LOLOLOL
Corinne
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3 posted 03-27-2000 11:08 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Hey, Toe,

it's about time, too!  Balladeer has been mercilessly slaughtering you while you were away!  

Ok, well, maybe it was only teasing you mercilessly, but hey!  I was rootin' for ya!

Corinne
Toerag
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4 posted 03-27-2000 11:16 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Hi ya ladies....good to see yall! And Corinne, Balladeer only teases when I'm not around to "comeback"...he's a wus!
Pepper
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Good to see you Toe ....
Nan
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6 posted 03-27-2000 12:43 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Geesh - It's good to see you... Deer told us he saw your name in the obitoearies, but we didn't want to believe it... so we've kept a vigil... anxiously awaiting your retort... um... return.....
Denise
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7 posted 03-27-2000 02:30 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Hey Toe!! How ya been? Glad to see you again! Cute poem!!  

Denise
Martie
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8 posted 03-27-2000 03:19 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

LOL Toe....great one for that obit reading deer..where is he anyway?
Mistikman
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9 posted 03-27-2000 06:50 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

LOL, excellent work Toe, this is great  
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10 posted 03-27-2000 08:42 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Aw, JEEZ!!! It's back!!! This old dog Balladeer can feel that blood-sucking tick on his leg again....and he brought tick-ette with him! Great to see ya back, Toe. Excuse me while I go find a fire hydrant to celebrate on.

Where you been ,boy? It's been real quiet around here. The only thing worse than having you around is.....not having you around!!
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11 posted 03-28-2000 07:24 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Tick-ette??? Hmmmm... I've been trying for years now to convince Toe I'm just the ticket for him! LOL. Is that what you meant? *G*
Marge Tindal
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12 posted 03-28-2000 07:30 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

Toe~
I love the 'fire' between you two !
Now ... you got a 'hydrant' too ?
We need this laughter.
Keep it coming !
Where's LongJohn ?
~*Marge*~



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Janet Marie
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13 posted 03-29-2000 01:32 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

being fairly new around here, I had a fascination to read work from the "infamous" TOE... your name preceeds you in this and another forum   lol...
it was well worth the wait ... this was creative and just plain funny...
the respect filled rivalry between you and Balladeer is a treat to spectate.
take care, jm

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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...
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hsystems
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14 posted 03-29-2000 01:41 AM       View Profile for hsystems   Email hsystems   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hsystems's Home Page   View IP for hsystems

Nice comeback, Toe!  Glad to see you're not just "taking it lying down," LOL!  Although, I have to admit that I just had a hilarious mental picture.  I'm extremely tired, and when I read all the posts about Toe and 'Deer, I started singing "Toe, a 'Deer, a female 'Deer..."  Thanks for the laughs!


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hoot_owl_rn
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ROFL...this is so funny Toerag  
Andrew Scott
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16 posted 03-29-2000 12:43 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Yo Toe: It's great to see your name back in the ranks. Keepem comin' buddy cause we need somebody to goad Sir Balladeer into writing those snappy comebacks.   Who knows, someday you may win this war of words just by sure attrition. I'll catch cha on the flip side. Peace!
Rex Allen McCoy
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17 posted 03-30-2000 11:26 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

My hat's off to your humour
I hope your going to stay and write
some more

Rex}>{{{{o>
 
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