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Balladeer
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0 posted 07-24-2000 08:37 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer


Today's the day I do it, girl - the day I make it through
The morning, noon and night without a single thought of you.
I know I haven't done it yet, though I've been trying to....
Today's the day I do it, girl - the day I make it through.

Today's the day I realize the diner down the street
Is just another building - not the place where we would eat.
I'll realize the sun will not remind me of your face,
The breeze that touches me won't make me think of your embrace.

Today the beauty and the fragrance of the garden flowers
Won't represent the splendor of the love that once was ours.
My mind will finally free itself of memories long since passed
And I will break the chains that bind and bid adieu at last.

Late afternoon, 'round four o'clock, when all the skies turn gray
Will be because it happens - not because you went away.
The evening stars that follow will not represent a sign
Of irridescent, sparkling love that once was yours and mine.

Then late at night beneath the sheets, I promise not to stare
At that same spot where you once lay, with hopes to find you there.
Today's the day I free myself of all my pain and sorrow
And, if I don't succeed......then I will try again tomorrow.
© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 07-24-2000 08:55 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Dear deer...you always pen the heart so well, and I love you for it!  (and Mr. Martie won't mind)
Corinne
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2 posted 07-24-2000 08:58 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Yikes, a tear jerker, Balladeer!  Its awfully hard to erase those memories,isn't it?

Corinne
Sunnyone
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3 posted 07-24-2000 09:06 PM       View Profile for Sunnyone   Email Sunnyone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunnyone's Home Page   View IP for Sunnyone

Balladeer....
             Oh, how I liked this one!!!!!!
    (The last line was perfection in an
      ending....wish I'd thought of that!!!)


Love received is equal to love given!

MMoonchild
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4 posted 07-24-2000 09:10 PM       View Profile for MMoonchild   Email MMoonchild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit MMoonchild's Home Page   View IP for MMoonchild

they say there's always tomorrow....

~~soft smiles
Maureen
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5 posted 07-24-2000 09:24 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

That's what I needed to round out my day...thanks, 'Deer...

Sunny

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

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

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6 posted 07-24-2000 09:27 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Hope...a wonderful ingredient in your poem. Again, you have penned a great one!  
Jeffrey Carter
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7 posted 07-24-2000 09:29 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

You always write with such depth and meaning, enjoyed muchly
Tennessee Angel
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8 posted 07-24-2000 09:57 PM       View Profile for Tennessee Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tennessee Angel

Wonderful Balladeer!  Loved it!  

--You can either take me as I am...or you can watch me as I go.--
Nan
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9 posted 07-24-2000 10:00 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Haven't we all been there, Deer one -

Nice work - You make me want to write something...
doreen peri
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10 posted 07-24-2000 10:02 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

sounds like the day i tried to forget giving birth

hehe

loved this, michael...  
Nan
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Haven't we all been there, Deer one -

Nice work - You make me want to write something...
Seymour Tabin
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12 posted 07-24-2000 10:34 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
You perspire I mean inspire me too. Great one
Butterflies_dont_cry
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13 posted 07-24-2000 10:38 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

I did this once.....but then I realized that I was patting myself on the back for not remembering on the same day...so I guess I didn't not think of him after all   Great
work as always~
X Angel
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14 posted 07-24-2000 10:39 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Uh huh, and today's the day the sun will stop shining, the birds stop singing, and your heart stops beating. I don't think so!
Absolutely wonderful poem, and yes...haven't we all been there at some time or another.
*hugs*
~H
WhtDove
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15 posted 07-24-2000 10:45 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Wonderfully written as always! Tomorrow, tomorrow I'll love ya tomorrow, it's only a day away. Oops wrong one!  

Paula Finn
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16 posted 07-24-2000 10:56 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

letting go is the hardest thing to do...but there is always tomorrow

never say never
Marge Tindal
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17 posted 07-24-2000 11:30 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

Balladeer~
Awwwww !
You're such a sweetheart ...
you'll never forget !

Such sentimentality is to be cherished.
I cherish you, my talented friend.
Love ya'
~*Marge*~



~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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18 posted 07-25-2000 12:15 AM       View Profile for Gossamerwings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gossamerwings

This made me cry. I can't even respond.So I am out of here!

Gossamerwings ;)
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19 posted 07-25-2000 12:36 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Martie...Whew! I'm glad. I admire the man....he's with you.   Thank you for your kindness.

Corinne..To tell you the truth, I never try. I cherish every one  

Sunny1...you COULD have thought of it. Just look out your window!   Thank you, miss.

MMoonchild...so they say. Sometimes they're right!  

Sunshine....always my pleasure to do so   Thank you very much


deVine one...hope is always a special ingredient, as you are with regard to Passions! Thank you, my friend  

Jeffrey...sometimes it does get deep! Glad you enjoyed....

Tennessee...I'm very glad you loved it...and, yes, I would take you as you are  

Nan...You BETTER write something! Your legions of fans (me included) are getting restless!  

Doreen...giving birth...creating birth..it's all unforgettable!   Thank you, sweet person.

Nan...Alright already!!!! I heard you!!!!!

Sy...no sweat, my pal  

Butterflies...that's right! If you remember that you're not remembering then you're really remembering!! Whoa! I'm getting dizzy!

X angel...and I'm sure you've been on the other end, too....the unforgettable woman   Thank you, heather  

Dovey...you are certifiably cookoo!! I love it       

Paula...you are so right. Thank you for reading...

Marge...I have so few memories to forget! Hint! Hint! (is it working?) I had a memory to forget once but I forgot it   Thank you for calling me semi-mental       

gossamerwings....Come back! I have Kleenix! Seriously, thank you for allowing my poetry to move you......

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 07-25-2000).]
Cerenity
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20 posted 07-26-2000 09:14 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Balladeer my man,

You are trully a poet, awesome, perfect, WOW, wonderful, beautiful, actually im at a loss for words.

Love, Cerenity



"God doesn't have to be reminded that we exist.
We have to be reminded that He exist!"

(Writer Unknown)
Elizabeth Santos
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21 posted 07-26-2000 09:16 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

This is nothing unusual
It's typically perfect!
Liz
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22 posted 07-26-2000 09:33 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

this is elegant, simply elegant, the pain is so understated that it radiates.....great writing...makes for wednesday morning tears...whew......
Janet Marie
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23 posted 07-26-2000 10:13 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

do you know how absolutely adorable and tender and sweet this poem is ...
I just had to smile while reading it,
even though its emotions laced with
melancholy
its wisdom and grace
just spoke of you so perfectly...
and thus...
the smile comes from the thought of you...
(ohhowilovewhenyouwritelikethis)  
later-sweet-wise-poet-gator
jm

There are places inside our souls -
that have never been touched.
There are places inside our hearts -
that need to be loved this much.
~jm~

Local Rebel
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24 posted 07-26-2000 10:24 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Yeah Deer...

We forget them every day don't we?

Kudos bard
 
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