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Jana Tovey
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0 posted 06-03-2000 12:27 AM       View Profile for Jana Tovey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Jana Tovey

Are you tired of the platitudes
that you buy on the Hallmark card rack?
Do you retch at the inane verses
that stare back at you
at each birthday, motherís day
all occasions...really!
I mean...how can you
expect your sentiments
to be lodged in
the originator of platitudes?
Be original!!
Take no shortcuts.
Design and write the accompanying verse
for all cards that
you pass on to friends...
family members,
loved ones,
graduates....
Donít be a Hallmark moron.
Take the time to write
what you mean...
what you may never get the
chance to say
AGAIN!

Poets unite!!
Pen your own verses!


[This message has been edited by Jana Tovey (edited 06-03-2000).]
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Poet deVine
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1 posted 06-03-2000 01:15 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Good advice...I already do...don't buy Christmas cards anymore, I write my own!!  
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2 posted 06-04-2000 12:23 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

It IS fun to share one's own thoughts, isn't it!?  Well done!

 Sunshine

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

brian madden
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3 posted 06-04-2000 12:33 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

I know I hate those verses,

a wonderful poem and a great idea.

Maybe Passions could branch out into the card business. lol.



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4 posted 06-04-2000 04:01 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Jana I've been doing that for quite a while..I enjoy reading some of the cards but they always seem to not quite send the proper message.  So I usually buy the cards that don't have any writing in the middle and do my thing.    James
 
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