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Three Musketeers (Repost for Newcomers)

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 09-14-2000 04:33 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos


Three Musketeers


There are three guys one day I met
While surfing on the Internet
And they were spatting back and forth
From west to east and south to north

One from honorable seed has sprung
But hides it with a worldly tongue
And all the ladies see right through
The mask attached with super glue

The other speaks in earthly tones
While rattling his jealous bones
For he can hardly bear to see
The other one win victory

The third one is a balladeer
With pen as sharp as any shear
He slices words with bladed saw
And enters in the free-for-all

And there they were, three musketeers
A rogue, a flirt, a balladeer
Writing poems about each other
Each outdoing one another

Words of outrage, words of shame
Calling one another names
Shredding them to little pieces
A war of words that never ceases

But written in between the lines
Are friendships you cannot define
For fight they may with pen and ink
They’re really closer than you think

A camaraderie next to none
Is treasure that the three have won
And laughter is the end result
Of verses laced with pure insult

I swear that I have never met
More mayhem on the Internet

Elizabeth Santos
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Kethry
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1 posted 09-14-2000 04:39 PM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

Liz,

I loved this. Tell me more.



I know two, was the third Local Rebel or Toerag.

Kethry


"It is the image in the mind that links us to lost treasures;
but it is the loss that shapes the image,
gathers the flowers weaves the garland."-
Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 09-14-2000 05:38 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Kethry, Toerag was the third one, but seems we have four with Local Rebel. That will be another poem
Thanks
Liz
Nan
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3 posted 09-14-2000 06:13 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

We can call it "Three Teers and a Rebel"... hehe... newbies and oldies alike will enjoy this one, my friend...  
Wilfred Yeats
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4 posted 09-14-2000 06:25 PM       View Profile for Wilfred Yeats   Email Wilfred Yeats   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Wilfred Yeats's Home Page   View IP for Wilfred Yeats

I've been slow to read the penning of my male cohorts - but quick to discover one cannot ignore them - It is obvious now I must read even more - and this paean to Athos D'artagna et all -is wonderful Mr. Dumas would give you a sweeping bow as I do now
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5 posted 09-14-2000 07:06 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I loved this one before... and love it even more now! How I miss their play! *S* Kudos, perceptive poet. *S*
LngJhnAg
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6 posted 09-14-2000 10:02 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Liz - a fabulous poem of epic proportions... soon to a major motion picture... I'll star as me, of course.  Jaba the Hut can play Toerag, and Hugh Hefner can play Balladeer.  What's that?  Hugh already does that?  This is great!  No need for rewriting scripts - lol.  I thoroughly enjoyed this poem, fine lady.  Thank you.
Balladeer
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7 posted 09-14-2000 10:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Ah, yes, I remember it well. A wonderful portrayal, Liz. That Toerogue has since bitten el dusto and LongJohn is still a flirt but now all the ladies realize he could only be charged for assault with a dead weapon but the Balladeer is alive and well and thanks you for all your kind words  
Sudhir Iyer
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8 posted 09-15-2000 01:23 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Well, Liz, let's call the new poem ...

THREE TIERS AND A REBELLIOUS FOURTH WAVE...

Wonderful poetry...

Regards,
Sudhir.
Kit McCallum
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9 posted 09-15-2000 01:31 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

A perfectly penned piece for these pioneers of poetic wit!  

What an excellent peek into the background of these wonderful gents ... they are a treat to read always, as are you Liz.

Best wishes,
/Kit
Corinne
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10 posted 09-15-2000 03:23 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

A lovely tribue to three wonderful poets!

corinne
Alison
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11 posted 03-11-2013 01:38 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

I am so happy that I have seen the "Three Muskateers" at work.  This is wonderful.  What a great way to spend an evening - reading these poems from the past.

A
 
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