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Elizabeth Santos
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Pennsylvania


0 posted 05-29-2000 11:19 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Poetry-to-Go

I’ve got a little business
It’s called “Poetry-to-Go”
You just send me twenty dollars
And I’ll put on quite a show

I’ve got poems in my file
That will suit your every need
They will make Aunt Bertha shed a tear
And that is guaranteed

There's a verse for all occasions
You just send me twenty bucks
I’ve got poems for birthdays, weddings, dogs
And ones for tummy tucks

If you happen to write poetry
I’ve even better news
I can get your poem published
And bypass your stubborn muse

You just send me twenty dollars
And the credits are deferred
For a "Poem-to-Go" that’s waiting
Just for you to say the word

If you open up my website
And click “Pick-a-Poem’s Bard”
He will e-mail out your verses
With your easy credit card

We’ll submit your brand new poem
To the place we like the best
We guarantee it will be published
Along with all the rest

You will be an instant winner
Everybody will be proud
And Aunt Bertha will just marvel
As she brags to all the crowd

Just another twenty dollars
For a volume of your own
For a coffee table reference
That will grace your lovely home

Then for another twenty bucks
Your name is etched in gold
On your coffee table volume
They call “Sheep Among the Fold”

It’s a bargain you cannot refuse
It sounds too good, I know
So don’t wait another day
To get your "Poetry-to-Go"

Elizabeth Santos


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 05-29-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 05-29-2000 11:54 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Liz--what are you doing so late at night, and writing such clever and cute rhyme...my $20.00 is in the mail...just lend me your muse for....say...one year..  You made me smile with this one...thanks!
Marina
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2 posted 05-29-2000 11:57 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Liz, my cheque is in the mail!  What a cute poem.  Your rhyme scheme and flow were just perfect.  Very much enjoyed!

Sorry, now i sound like Martie because we must have replied at the same time. LOL

Marina


[This message has been edited by Marina (edited 05-29-2000).]
Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 05-30-2000 12:15 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Wow!, 40 bucks already! That gets me out of the red. Thanks, girls for your comments and for supporting my business.
It's not late for me, dear. I'm often up til 2:00 or else I get up at 2:00. See you in the morning
Liz
Marge Tindal
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4 posted 05-30-2000 12:21 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

Elizabeth Santos~
You are a riot !
Turn you loose for an hour and here you are
drumming up business on the side.
Well, that's pretty nifty -
Poetry-To-Go .... you're zany
and I love you for it.
I'd better get off here or you'll have me quipping !  
Enjoy the night !
Love ya' lots and lots.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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lucky
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5 posted 05-30-2000 12:28 AM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Hay,

I'm really tired of all this copyright paper work with every page numbered just right... So just show me where to sign and I can get some sleep tonight. You got my 20 but I don't need the golden etched table as I've no where for it to go. But it sure makes for a good offer you know.



 If I could paint a portrait, of this life in which I've led, and somehow sketch a story, of the visions in my head, I'd start out with a canvas, stretched tightly in a frame, and in the bottom corner, I'd leave room to sign my name. (Michelle A. Bartley)
Elizabeth Santos
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Pennsylvania


6 posted 05-30-2000 12:35 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Let's see, that's $60 now, and Marge is out and Lucky's in. (I better quick start a poetry file). Oh, heck, I'll just send everyone the same poem. They'll never know.

Marge, I knew you would like this one
Lucky, your poem is in the mail (hehe)

Thanks
Liz
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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northern mountains, Idaho


7 posted 05-30-2000 01:39 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

Giggle, giggle, guffaw!  Yeah, my check is in the mail too!  And I would like the gold name on the cover!  That sounds very classy!  So here's twenty more.
I've never seen a poem like this before. Leave it to you, Liz!  You're the best classic of all!
~ ~ ~
You know, though, seriously, Liz, you could certainly sell your work.  It is always beyond reproach, and filled with beauty.
~ ~ ~
And though I have stated my position, I have to chuckle at your "sheep among the fold" thing - as though anyone who would pay this, would be a sheep.  Come on, now, are all the hundreds of people absorbed at Barnes and Noble Book Store "sheep" - don't make light, my dear, of the realities of a real talent bringing in dollars.
~ ~ ~
Yeah, yeah, I know it was only a joke.  But I am serious too!  There is only one you!
~ ~ ~




[This message has been edited by Rosemary J. Gwaltney (edited 05-30-2000).]
lucky
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8 posted 05-30-2000 01:39 AM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Now, Now...

Wait just a minute... I got me pen and cheek book in hand. How about the warranty policies..? I even got one of them stamps that don't need a tongue. How "bout that Rosemary..! I'm gonna beat you on this one. As they say "the cheek is in the dale."

lucky
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9 posted 05-30-2000 01:51 AM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Oh Boy,

There she goes editing... I wonder what kind of sheep-ish thing she got in her head now. I think I better just take my lap-top honey a go write to bed.

Elizabeth Santos
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Pennsylvania


10 posted 05-30-2000 01:55 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos


(Let's see Liz, how are you going to get out of this one...since you only have one poem on file...just switch....third line, second word...reverse stanza two...change..... that's good enough.. they'll never know. Whew!)

OK, you two, I've got two original poems for you, and they're in the mail. Now all I need is Dale's cheek...I mean check, and we're all set. Congratulations! Consider yourselves PUBLISHED! What a deal!!

Liz
EagleOne
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Between a laugh and a tear...


11 posted 05-30-2000 02:41 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Great work Elizabeth, your talents are boundless. I loved it.   Do you take Visa?

 God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Unknown


tracie66
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since 01-18-2000
Posts 4587
Victoria, Australia


12 posted 05-30-2000 03:39 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Liz~
I don't know which I liked more the poem or the wise cracks afterwards, well it all made good reading...LoL  yep I think the poem was best  
tracie~


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


Sudhir Iyer
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since 04-26-2000
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Mumbai, India : now in Belgium


13 posted 05-30-2000 05:40 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

can't just stop laffing and gaffing...

had fun with this one and the way it progressed... whats the colelction so far...


regards, sudhir
Kit McCallum
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Ontario, Canada


14 posted 05-30-2000 06:06 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Sounds like "Hallmark in a Hurry" or " Quick Carltons"!  Excellent writing Liz!  What a bargoon!  Count me in for a $20 eh? (oops, Canadianisms sneaking in again)  I enjoyed this one tremendously Liz!!!      

Best wishes,
/Kit
Elizabeth Santos
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Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


15 posted 05-30-2000 06:57 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Eagle,
We take visa, MS, Disc, AmEx, TRav Chk,  Ck and csh, but if you pay in euros, I forgot to meantion, if you're from Germany,it's$25, Spain,$30, and Holland and Italy,$50

Tracee, We tend to get a little light headed after 1:00 AM. Thanks

Sudhir, I've lost count, but Im saving for a bus ticket in case "Sheep Among the Fold" fails to materialize"

Kit,
I've now opened a sister company to "Poetry-to-Go". You can get birthday balloons full of hot air. It's called "Fly-by-Night, Inc.") Just send me $20 and you get a REAL bargain. ...(Liz, get yourself over to Walmart and pick up those baloons and magic markers. Those orders are gonna come flyin in)

Liz

Cerenity
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since 02-16-2000
Posts 2712
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16 posted 05-30-2000 09:12 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Liz,

Some how I just knew this was going to be a didy, but had no idea just how awesomely funny and enjoyable. I have a long list of needed laughs in my life so check is in the mail you sweet thing. Please send UPS!!!!

Love,  Cerenity
Denise
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17 posted 05-30-2000 09:57 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Clever and hillarious, Elizabeth! I love your style!  

Denise
LngJhnAg
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Boot+Kitty=Poetry in motion


18 posted 05-30-2000 12:21 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Liz

I think this was a very original piece of marketing, and I am surely aghast at all the insincere wisecracks your "friends" are making about your business!  I would think they would be more supportive!  Now... have you gone public???  I'm sending you a check for 1,000 shares (At $10 oer share), and would you please write me a pretty poem for lil Lorelei??  I'll send you another $20 for the gold leaf stuff, too!

As for the rest of your tight wads..   )~~~

(You are soooo creative, Liz!)
Elizabeth Santos
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19 posted 05-30-2000 12:25 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Cerenity
Thanks ,dear, yes I needed a laugh too and had myself some fun writing this.
Hey, where is Escondido? I'll be in Calif for a week in June, in Mountain View. Any where close?
Love ya
Liz

Denise,
Glad you liked it. Talk to you soon
Liz
Elizabeth Santos
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Pennsylvania


20 posted 05-30-2000 12:33 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

LngJhn,
yeh, while they're snickering at my poem, I'm laughing all the way to the bank!
Tell you what, I'll sell you 40% of "Fly-by -Night Inc" for the price of plane fare to Argentina, (In case "Sheep Among the Fold" falls through)
Nice to see you on the forum, dear friend. I'm waiting for a post from Lorelei now
Love ya
Liz
Elizabeth
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21 posted 05-30-2000 01:23 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

LOL--when writer's block strikes, I just may take you up on this offer, Liz!

Elizabeth


 "He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!"
-The Crucible

Sunshine
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22 posted 05-30-2000 02:08 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Elizabeth your humor is contagious...and your piece reminds me of one of the first ones I ever read from our friend 'Deer!  Where do I send the first prize cheek?
 
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