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The Importance of Raincoats

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Balladeer
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0 posted 06-06-2000 06:59 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


He was a cute and happy kid
His mother's pride and joy.
He loved to run around and play
Just like a normal boy
And, every time dark skies appeared
His mother would proclaim
"Be sure to wear a raincoat
If you're going in the rain."

He grew into a handsome lad
Thanks largely to his mom.
The time had come to take his sweetheart
To the Senior Prom.
Since there was not a cloud in sight
It was hard to explain
Why mom said "Wear a raincoat
If you're going in the rain".

So there he sits. Three years have passed.
He's feeling pretty numb
From working on the graveyard shift
And playing Mr. Mom.
At times before he falls asleep
He hears his mom's refrain
"Be sure to wear a raincoat
If you're going in the rain."
© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 06-06-2000 07:13 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I guess Mom forgot to tell him that there was more than one kind of raincoat. Poor fella...a rough lesson learned. Great poem, as always, Balladeer!

Denise
Lorelei54
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2 posted 06-06-2000 07:19 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

good lesson...and great poem
John Yaws
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3 posted 06-06-2000 07:20 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

LoL, 'deer. I applaud, and echo Denise' sentiments.
Sigmund Freud
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4 posted 06-06-2000 07:20 PM       View Profile for Sigmund Freud   Email Sigmund Freud   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sigmund Freud

Kids these days never pay heed to their parents. These are good words from a wise and learned man. One day you will get promoted to the day shift, one day...

One day my mother told me sigi keep that cigar wrapped, never unwrap that cigar, you'll be sorry if you take out that big stogie. The ladies will be afraid if you take out that big stogie infront of them....
Things sure have changed since mama died, now you even see ladies like Julie Roberts with a big stogie in her mouth on the cover of the magazine…. Kinda makes you week in the knees.

Freud
doreen peri
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5 posted 06-06-2000 09:20 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

ROFL....Now what kind of mom would say, "be sure you wear your raincoat if you're going in the rain?" LOL

too funny, michael!

really, really, cute poem...  

poor kid... he shoulda listened to his mom  
Butterflies_dont_cry
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6 posted 06-06-2000 09:39 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

`Dear*
You are tooooooooooooo much!! This had me laughing but then it had me thinking about my "talk" with my own mother....she handed me a booklet and walked away.  It's a shame that something so important is not easy to speak of with our children....believe me I will not make the same mistake with my children!!  Thank you for sharing this!
spiked
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7 posted 06-06-2000 09:46 PM       View Profile for spiked   Email spiked   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for spiked

sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are those taken too lightly
wonderful poem
thanks
Rich
Kit McCallum
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8 posted 06-06-2000 09:50 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I do enjoy you wit Baladeer ... too, too much fun with words!  Good one.

Best wishes,
/Kit
Alle'cram
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9 posted 06-06-2000 09:57 PM       View Profile for Alle'cram   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alle'cram

Ball, Good reminder in lovely poem. I must confess, however; I had to read the replies before it sank in, now I know!! You are quite the storyteller, poet. Thanks, Marcy

PS: glad you ask what the "Mickey" was. I didn't know either. hehe
netswan
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hahha Balladeer when I saw the Title I was
thinking a lesson on AIDS I bet.
But, I was close.   Cool poem!

And a great message!

~netswan
Irish Rose
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11 posted 06-06-2000 10:52 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

"Singin' in the rain, I'm singin' in the rain, what a glorious feeling I'm smiling again!!"
     
 Kathleen

"How do I love thee? Let
me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace." Elizabeth Barrett Browning



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Temptress
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12 posted 06-06-2000 11:20 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

LOL! Well, its good to know that when my mind was in the gutter when I read the title it wasn't just me! This was cute.  

 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"


Martie
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13 posted 06-07-2000 01:03 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Well done deer one...
 
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