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Balladeer
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0 posted 05-27-2000 11:29 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


When I was born, the usher handed me
A ticket to come in and see the show.
I passed through doors with curiosity
And innocence newborn alone can know.

By childhood the concession stand was near.
The popcorn filled my nostrils with delight.
I sampled every treat as it appeared
And savored fully each delicious bite.

At puberty, theater doors swung wide.
Anticipation set my face aglow.
Through darkened doorways I then stepped inside
To find a comfy seat to watch the show.

My manhood had begun. I walked the aisle.
I greeted people as I passed them by.
To pretty ladies I would give a smile
And always with a twinkle in my eye.

I did my best to step on no one's toes.
With courteous but steady steps I trod,
Made many friends there seated in the rows
And always kept a strong belief in God.

Now, in old age, I've finally reached my seat
So here I sit, right up in this front row.
My journey has now come to be complete...
I'm ready, Maker. Let's begin the show.
© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 05-27-2000 11:34 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~
Let's all go to the lobby !
Let's all go to the lobby !
Let's all go to the lobby ...
and have ourselves a treat !

It's Intermission !

*You, master of the theatre ...
this is a wonderful show !
I want to see the sequel !
I want to see the Coming Attractions, too !
Love you~
~*Marge*~


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2 posted 05-27-2000 11:34 PM       View Profile for bobbycat   Email bobbycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bobbycat

Wow.   I think that's all I can say.  Wow.

That last line just struck me as awesome...great poem here!  

Christina =^..^=
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3 posted 05-27-2000 11:47 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

hehe, Marge! OK, we'll see everything. I even have some selected shorts you may be interested in  
I thank you for your always delightful responses.

bobbycat...wow is more than enough.   Thank you, Christina.
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4 posted 05-28-2000 12:53 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Well written as per usual. Enjoyed muchly.



[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 05-28-2000).]
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5 posted 05-28-2000 01:03 AM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

I enjoyed reading these woven verses you've put down on screen
Coco
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6 posted 05-28-2000 09:58 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You've struck a chord with me here, sir. I am a movie addict! I'll see two movies a weekend if I can and have been known to actually see 3 in one day (a marathon for moles).

This is a wonderful way to look at life (except the old age part I don't think you're ready yet for the movie to start!). As always, you've given me food for thought.
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7 posted 05-28-2000 10:08 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

What a wonderful vantage, to be able to sit back and watch your own show!  I give this poem "Two Thumbs Up" ... I enjoyed this tremendously Balladeer!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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8 posted 05-28-2000 10:14 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

What a First Run poem! (and I didn't even need my 3~D glasses to read it!) Exceptional writing, Balladeer  

~ Claire

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


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9 posted 05-28-2000 10:25 AM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

I hope it's a romantic classic.....and I hope the popcorn is hot and buttered.....and everyone should be in the front row from the very beginning!!!! this was so imaginative and unique, I love it!!!

 Kathleen
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10 posted 05-28-2000 10:54 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

i always enjoy the previews of coming attractions, myself

makes me look forward to the full length feature

there's a theatre near me, i heard that serves peel & eat shrimp instead of popcorn. trouble is, in theatres, there's nowhere to put your gum

kewl poem!
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Balladeer--What a wonderful and unique poem...sort of like you!
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12 posted 05-28-2000 01:00 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

a wonderful unique and very clever poem, I hope the movie was good, is it worth seeing?
no seriously fantastic poem, loved the images and the metaphor.

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"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
Douglas Adams.

"Here chewing your tail is joy"

Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

"Do not listen to a word I say
Just listen to what I can keep silent"

Nicky Wire

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13 posted 05-28-2000 01:41 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

well its about time!!
its been eons since we had a poem from you... me thinks you work too hard...
but it was worth the wait...
clever and creative poem Balladeer..
and the wisdom of the last verse is perfect and SO YOU!!!
later poet-gator
jm
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14 posted 05-28-2000 04:45 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I thank you all, wonderful friends, and now....ON WITH THE SHOW!!!!!
Elizabeth Santos
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15 posted 05-28-2000 04:55 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

It seems my little meter man
Has now become a theater man
Where e'er imagination go
He writes another top notch show
Before the show starts, my dear friend
Best check those meters once again
Loved it
Liz

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 05-28-2000).]
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16 posted 05-28-2000 11:53 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I agree, this is unique! Wonderfully so. I love how it all leads up to the 'Main Event'...what a wonderful way to view life.

Denise
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17 posted 05-29-2000 12:36 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Hey!! Down in front!!! And you...Shhh....can't you see I'm trying to hear?

Geesh, can't take you guys anywhere!!

hehe    

great poem Balladeer

 All my love,
Jeffrey

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep


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My journey has now come to be complete...
I'm ready, Maker. Let's begin the show.
------

This is brilliant depiction of your strength of character, and attitude, Balladeer.

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I have walked all the steps, climbed the hills,
Walked by the rivers, wide, often seen the sun set, shrill,
Please begin the Final Countdown, Father,
For I am now prepared, to be taken on this last merry-go-round.

Regards, sudhir.

 Life is like a painting,
That in an art gallery is left hanging,
Though many come just to look at it,
A very few actually come to enjoy it.
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Bal~
Wonderful poem, very expressive indeed and the imagery just grand.
Tracie~


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It is the harmony of the universe


 
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