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Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


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Pocket Change
~~~


At the Donut shop before the dawn
a faceless vagrant
too
is drawn
He rifles through unwanted trash
with a careless glance
as I go past
~
A busy spot
both day and night
with drive through line
a constant sight
Fresh donuts for the paying crowd
what's left ...
attracts those not so proud
~
Once inside the busy shop
with fresh brewed coffee
from simmering pot
Aroma savored before I taste
and not one drop
will go to waste
~
I relax to shake the morning chill
as thunder
and lightning
break the still
Sheets of rain now drive him in
near dripping wet
with a hapless grin
~
Can I help you Sir ?  the clerks' hollow tone
then time stood silent ...
with a heartless moan
This challenge answered
through my reply
my nod ...
I'd catch the bill
and buy
~
He sat protracting
every sip
watching rain beat at the door
I ordered one to go
and left
enough to pay for four
~~~

© Copyright 2000 Rex Allen McCoy - All Rights Reserved
X Angel
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since 11-07-1999
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1 posted 06-21-2000 02:58 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

very very good poem!
I like reading about things like this   makes me feel that the world isn't so bad after all...
~Heather
kynder
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since 04-11-2000
Posts 535
Tallahassee, Florida


2 posted 06-21-2000 06:20 PM       View Profile for kynder   Email kynder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kynder

Oh i really like this!! i love reading about one moment in time, a seemingly routine action, but in reality it is so very profound.  kudos to you for your random act of kindness!!!!!

kynder

A woman to a man is
But a mere chapter,
But a man to a woman
Is an entire book.--
Kynder Howell
Novacaine For The Soul
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3 posted 06-21-2000 07:40 PM       View Profile for Novacaine For The Soul   Email Novacaine For The Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Novacaine For The Soul

dear rex allen mccoy,
     it's a shame more people haven't responded to this one... i love this style of poetry... and even with the hint of a moral at the end!! *Waa haa haa* i love it!! my vote's with this poem and i hope it makes it to the book... quite exquisite work...

sincerely,
a sad tomato

you're such a beautiful freak... i wish there were more just like you...
HelmutB
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4 posted 06-21-2000 07:54 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Well done there Sir

The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

Janet Marie
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5 posted 06-21-2000 09:53 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

dont think I had seen this one before
sure glad i did
jm
WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
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6 posted 06-21-2000 09:56 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Oh I remember this one Rex! Good choice!
Tender heart you have God bless ya!
Denise
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7 posted 06-21-2000 10:46 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

One of my favorites, Rex!  

Denise
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8 posted 06-21-2000 10:55 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I admire both the poem and the type of man who would write it...

In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.
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9 posted 06-22-2000 07:15 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

Rex~
Loved the very idea of this one the first trip around ... and love it now.
~*Marge*~


~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Colin
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Callington, Cornwall, England


10 posted 06-22-2000 07:45 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

Bravo Rex, for the poem and for the kindness behind it  

Eric.

"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.
Not A Poet
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since 11-03-1999
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11 posted 06-22-2000 10:09 AM       View Profile for Not A Poet   Email Not A Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Not A Poet's Home Page   View IP for Not A Poet

Very touching and very well written. Would make a good addition to the book.

Pete
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12 posted 06-22-2000 11:39 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

I'm with Balladeer...much admiration here, Rex. Enjoyed the poem, too.  

~ Claire

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


13 posted 06-23-2000 03:03 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

thankyou everyone  for your kind replies
... this one is kind of special to me ...
glad you all liked it
thanks again

Rex}>{{{{o>
Christopher J
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14 posted 06-23-2000 03:34 AM       View Profile for Christopher J   Email Christopher J   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher J

i loved this poem...great stuff and a familiar topic to us all...
Elizabeth Santos
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since 11-08-1999
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15 posted 06-23-2000 01:12 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I remember this one well, and enjoyed it again. It is superb
Liz
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


16 posted 06-23-2000 02:01 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I feel that this is special for you
not only because you wrote it,
but you've probably lived it,
and more than once.  
Hugs,
m'friend...





Sunshine

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


17 posted 06-24-2000 11:29 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

Christopher J ... thankyou for the kind reply

Elizabeth ... thankyou ... your kind reply means a lot to me

Sunshine ... you're right ... thanks for the hug ... I like hugs
Cerenity
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18 posted 06-29-2000 04:25 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Rex,

My soul runeth over with joy to read or see people being kind like this thank you so much for being YOU and if it was not you thats OK to because it takes a WONDERFUL MAN to even think of or notice this in life,

Love,  Cerenity
Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


19 posted 07-06-2000 02:14 PM       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

I'm finding several poems today with posts to them that I have missed ... I'm sorry but  my internet connection has been a nightmare lately ... still missing a lot of e-mails and such

Cerenity ... thankyou for your kind words
sorry for the delay in my responce
Seymour Tabin
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20 posted 07-06-2000 03:07 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

You got my vote on this one.
Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


21 posted 07-08-2000 12:40 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

Thankyou Seymour ... Greatly appreciated
tracie66
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Victoria, Australia


22 posted 07-23-2000 08:17 PM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Rex~
Sorry I missed this when you first submitted it and I'm so glad you did so...lovely read dear friend and yes your heart shining through.
beautiful Rex
love Tracie~


Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe

BSC
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23 posted 07-23-2000 09:16 PM       View Profile for BSC   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BSC

This...is what it's all about Rex.  What a tender heart shines through in this.  Wonderful show of kindness, terrific poem.  So glad this came back through. (Thanks Tracie) Bonnie
Heather Miller
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24 posted 07-24-2000 10:36 AM       View Profile for Heather Miller   Email Heather Miller   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Heather Miller's Home Page   View IP for Heather Miller

Wonderful show of kindness. You have such a kind heart.
LITL,
Heather

With God all things are possible.
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