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Balladeer
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0 posted 07-29-2001 10:28 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

Sitting in a bar, staring at the wall
When I was only three feet tall
Sitting on that stool, staring at the wall
Watching daddy have a ball.

Finished school and went to work
Gardner, painter, office clerk
But, even then, when on my climb
I always seemed to find some time...for

Sitting in a bar, staring at the wall
A drink or two don't hurt at all
Sitting on that stool, staring at the wall
Drinking courage to meet Life's call.

The business grew. The business failed
Health grew short. Skin wrinkled and paled.
A marriage came. A marriage went.
Just couldn't believe the time I spent

Sitting in a bar, staring at the wall
An occasional fling. An occasional brawl.
Sitting on that stool, staring at the wall
While spring turned to summer, then to fall.

Rest of my life ain't got no better.
Much as I tried, I can't forget her.
A year or two, I guess I'll die.
Got nothin' left and that is why....I'm

Sitting in a bar, staring at the wall
Brain consumed by alcohol.
Just sitting on that stool, staring at the wall
Waitin' for Life's final call.

  



  

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 07-29-2001).]

© Copyright 2001 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Joyce Johnson
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1 posted 07-30-2001 02:41 AM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

Oh Balladeer.  I know you don't spend all your time sitting in a bar staring at the wall or you couldn't write these fine poems.  Joyce
rich-pa
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2 posted 07-30-2001 05:33 PM       View Profile for rich-pa   Email rich-pa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rich-pa

awesome, i loved it, iot was an emotional and well written piece, bravo, i dug it

"freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose..." -janis joplin

Denise
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3 posted 07-31-2001 12:14 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

More people than we realize, probably, waste their lives this way. It is indeed very sad. Good thing we only serve soft drinks in this establishment!   Nice to see ya here, Michael! I hope you can drop by more often!
illusion
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4 posted 07-31-2001 09:33 AM       View Profile for illusion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for illusion

Your writing is superb. So many truths are woven into your words and the repeating lines are an echo of cycles that seem to be unending until all that's left is a search for numb. Beautiful work.  
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5 posted 09-06-2003 01:37 AM       View Profile for Black_Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Black_Knight

Wonderful work.  Truly.
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6 posted 09-06-2003 06:01 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Balladeer:  This is so good!  Unfotunately, many people's lives parallel what you have written. I can't believe your does, however!

Betty Lou Hebert

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7 posted 09-06-2003 10:42 PM       View Profile for NewEnglandlazurlu   Email NewEnglandlazurlu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NewEnglandlazurlu

  Wonderfully written story Michael!

Hugs,  Marti

Hear Blessings dropping their blossoms all around you.

Maddy vanD
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8 posted 09-07-2003 12:27 AM       View Profile for Maddy vanD   Email Maddy vanD   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Maddy vanD

This is darn good!!!

Maddy
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Kit McCallum
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9 posted 09-07-2003 09:17 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I loved the pattern of repetition in the verse throughout Michael ... each with it's own important twist. Excellent writing sweet poet. Very much enjoyed the life lesson here.

Best wishes and hugs,
/Kit
kitkat
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10 posted 09-07-2003 11:12 AM       View Profile for kitkat   Email kitkat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kitkat

And now for new country song writer of the year.....
Gosh this would make a great country song..(Hearing Grath singing this)

So much truth to this..a broken heart alot of times finds its rest on a bar stool
kathy

Life is a story waiting to happen..Go on.... Create, Live and Love

gringakiwi
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11 posted 09-08-2003 01:10 AM       View Profile for gringakiwi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for gringakiwi

Sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon, just not a lifetime! think I will join you for a drink.
Susan Caldwell
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12 posted 09-08-2003 09:21 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

oh I know him!!!!

Excellent!!

Susan
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13 posted 08-19-2006 07:03 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

TO The Top
FNG
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14 posted 08-20-2006 08:53 AM       View Profile for FNG   Email FNG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for FNG

The content is very honest and supposedly sad?...

Lolx, but i see humour in this. An enjoyable read

Things lightened up for me already..
 
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