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Corinne
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0 posted 04-09-2000 11:15 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

The Profit

Thought I saw you in younger days,
walking down Ocean Boulevard,
midnight hair swaying side to side,
bright eyes piercing all who dared
look at the freak who walked there.

Jeans shaped like blue bells,
black beard long and tangled,
gracefully gesturing to the sky
lost in monologue, or dialogue?

Slung across bare chest, a gun belt,
guitar held across your back,
a funny looking cigarette
dangled from pouting lips,
that unforgettable stench.

You whistled and sang words aloud,
some tune recalled from the past,
a child of God walking along the road,
filtered the stardust in my mind.

I looked again, but you had gone
if you were ever really there,
for I know what I saw was impossible,
you died way back in seventy-four.

Even if reports of your death
somehow were fabricated,
you couldn’t look the same as then
some twenty six years later.
Unless…

© 2000 CM Bailey



[This message has been edited by Corinne (edited 04-09-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Janet Marie
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1 posted 04-09-2000 11:33 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Corinne, I LOVE this...its such a COOL poem...WAY COOL!!
the imagery is excellent and the story you tell is most intriguing
great work on this piece.
take care jm

 The stars shine so bright, now's the time
I close my eyes - soft wind touch my face,
Cool sand upon the place where I once kissed you
And held you close.
Now I will reach for the stars...
Because Oh my love, that's where you are...
Though the storms of black night rage on
I still see your face
I still feel your lips on mine
And though my heart feels all alone without you
I still hear you sing to me
I still hear your voice on the sea...
vertical horizon

Irish Rose
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2 posted 04-09-2000 12:11 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

My oh my, I loved this, I could picture him walking...and I remember '74 oh too well! This is beautiful

 Kathleen

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3 posted 04-09-2000 12:12 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

this poem brought on the vision of deja vu. great work

                               Jeffrey
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4 posted 04-09-2000 12:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Whew! Sends me back in time for sure, loaded with memories. That WAS me, Corinne, and I'm still around  
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5 posted 04-09-2000 12:20 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

Corinne~
Your vision conjures up many a figure
of the 70's.  They do live on in our
memories .. thanks for stirring the pot.
(and I don't mean that funny looking cigarette !)
~*Marge*~




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Corinne
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6 posted 04-09-2000 12:49 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you Janet Marie, Irish Rose, Jeffrey, Balladeer, Marge.

Corinne
Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 04-09-2000 01:36 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Corinne,
You poem stired memories, is that ocean boulivard in brooklyn? I once lived there.
*L*
JamesMichael
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Very well written...I enjoyed this...James
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Oh...a very good tale you have told here  
Martie
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10 posted 04-09-2000 06:19 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Excellent poem Corinne--wow!...I have seen that guy before, then and now..right here in L.A., or was it San Francisco?
Corinne
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11 posted 04-09-2000 07:50 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Seymour, James, Hoot Owl, Martie, many thanks.

Corinne
Parker
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... the old black rum


12 posted 04-09-2000 08:26 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Yes, I think this guy appears in all the big cities. Very interesting ending, very imagintive.

Parker
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13 posted 04-10-2000 09:16 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You took me back in time too, Corinne! Great writing!

Denise
 
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