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Dom Mart
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0 posted 05-08-2000 07:34 AM       View Profile for Dom Mart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Dom Mart's Home Page   View IP for Dom Mart



With proper motivation,
Give or take a year or two,
Within a normal lifespan,
You can be a better you.

Learn to sublimate base cravings,
Control sordid appetites
And learn to eat your tofu
In gentlemanly bites,

Curb your tendency to ogle,
Your propensity to leer,
Your penchant for addressing girls
As "Sweetie," "honey," "dear."

You can sign up for hypnosis
To curb your gross addiction
To magazines that specialize
In cheap detective fiction.

You can practice meditation,
You can exercise each day.
You can even  hire a guru
Who will teach you how to pray.

You can write into a calendar
Commitments you must keep.
You can learn to be efficient
Hearing tapes while you're asleep.

You can be oh so much better,
If only you will try.
And while you're working on it,
You may just kiss your life goodbye.


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mete out
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1 posted 05-08-2000 10:58 AM       View Profile for mete out   Email mete out   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mete out

***dom mart
i am speecless.
absolutely speechless.
you convey so much of the frustration that is felt in 'prole' society in this piece.
i truely and gratuitously commend you.


 I am not a preacher, I just speak the world as I see it.


Denise
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2 posted 05-08-2000 12:37 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Creatively wonderful as usual, Dom! Even though this is a serious subject you bring such a light hearted quality to it as you do in most of your writing! I love it!

Denise
Dom Mart
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Dear Mete out and Denise--
Thanks for your appreciative comments. They're the mother's milk of creativity.

Best--Dom
 
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