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It Takes a Village

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Mike
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0 posted 04-05-2000 09:57 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike


I turned eighteen, was time for me,
To set my sails, the world to see,
I asked step-dad, for his advice,
He said a job, now that sounds nice,
I said all right, I'll give a go,
To find a job, and earn some dough,
I hit the streets, pounded leather,
In noonday sun; rainy weather,
I had no luck, could not get hired,
The one good thing, was never fired,
Then asked step-dad, what should I do?
I'm at a loss, I have no clue,
He shook his head, said should have known,
A useless boy, now he's full grown,
Find a village, lickety-split,
For you can be, their idiot,
So thanks step-dad, I'm now at work,
I go each day, I hardly shirk,
A big white house, a resident,
For I am now, the president.
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1 posted 04-05-2000 10:23 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Mike, to become is influanced by so many things...and sometimes shoved by someones negative thought...but then, to be president...is that a good thing??  I guess that depends on alot of things... Great poem, by the way.
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2 posted 04-05-2000 10:30 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry


This is very good, and makes one think about all the children that we set to the side and don't encourage....you said it exactly right.


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Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

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3 posted 04-05-2000 10:31 PM       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

Mike~
Fits and gales of laughter here.
I like it - I like it !
~*Marge*~


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4 posted 04-05-2000 11:18 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

LOL--that is NOT the ending I expected! A funny surprise!

Elizabeth


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You got me with the surprise ending, Mike! Very good! I enjoyed this very much!

Denise
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hehe... I'd rather be the vice president...  and get blamed for a whole lot less...
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7 posted 04-07-2000 11:14 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

ROFLMAO at this wonder!  hehe  I KNEW you couldn't be talking about yourself...    This was a good time for me this morning, thanks!  LOL    
 
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