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A Simple Balladeer

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Balladeer
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0 posted 06-09-2000 08:20 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


I'm just a simple balladeer
With some small tales to tell.
I travel hill and countryside
With hopes to do it well.
My knapsack and my walking stick
Are friends who serve me well.
I'm just a simple balladeer
With some small tales to tell.

Brave knights traverse the countryside
Bedecked on gallant steeds.
With reverence and awe I tell
Of all their wondrous deeds.
The ladies lie at their commands
To give them rightful due
But I am just a balladeer
And I'm in love with you.

I'm just a simple balladeer
The roaming life I choose.
The world my inspiration...
Mother Nature is my muse.
With stories told of deeds so bold
I honor God and king.
I'm just a simple balladeer
With some small song I sing.

The king, resplendant on his throne,
Has wealth beyond compare,
Bedazzles every lady with
His strong majestic air.
Protector of the land is he.
His subjects serve him true
But I am just a balladeer
And I'm in love with you.

I'm just a simple balladeer.
I travel with the dawn
With hopes to find a passage through
The mists of Avalon.
All forest creatures know my name...
I honor bird and fawn.
I'm just a simple balladeer
Who travels with the dawn.

The sailors in their fighting ships
Are rulers of the seas.
With chests of gold and wealth untold
They have all things they please.
Heroic deeds abound as these men
Sail the ocean blue
But I am just a balladeer
And I'm in love with you.

I'm just a simple balladeer.
My memory is my worth.
'Twas not my fate to be a knight
Nor come from royal birth.
I have no gold to offer one
Except for love that's true.
I'm just a simple balladeer
And I'm in love with you.

You will go on...I know you must.
Your gallant knight awaits
Or king upon his golden throne
To bid you through his gates
But, when the minstrals sing at night
Of love devout and true
They sing about this balladeer
And it will be of you.
© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 06-09-2000 08:29 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

Oh, my sweet Balladeer~

NOBODY - does it better. *sigh*
You are da' BOSS !
Love ya' muchly !
~*Marge*~




 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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2 posted 06-09-2000 08:58 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Marge: Nah, his name is Bal not Bruce..


Super poem Bal...

HUSG
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3 posted 06-09-2000 09:07 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Absolutely your best! It should be your 'anchor' poem in your book of poetry! I loved it.  
Nan
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4 posted 06-09-2000 09:10 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Nothing simple about you, Deer... This would make a great intro on your site, ya know???..
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5 posted 06-09-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Simple?  I think not....

Soulful, Satisfying, Sensual, Superb, Sonnet singing...and somehow soothing....Serenity Sighs...
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6 posted 06-09-2000 09:44 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Oh, Balladeer, weave a tale of splender and claim its no real bender. You are the slickest trickster, and I bow to this fine feather in your cap.
But somewhere in those words there is a trap. You write of humble travels through the land, but I'm sure you live in sunny California with your tan. So I'll dig until I find your thorny rose, behind those words of color you compose. You are the slyest hobo with a poem.

Parker  
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7 posted 06-09-2000 09:54 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Oh, there is an elegance in that simplicity though.  Another lovely piece by one so humble.  You have my admiration at your skillfull style.
doreen peri
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8 posted 06-09-2000 10:23 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

This is wonderfully written, Michael. As always, you have penned some awesome verse!

(there's no such thing as 'just a simple balladeer', though.... no 'just' or 'simple' about it)  
Corinne
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9 posted 06-09-2000 10:24 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Nuthin' simple 'bout you, my friend!

Loved this poem, especially your declaration of love for me, I was wondering when you'd finally come out with it!!!

LOL

Corinne
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10 posted 06-09-2000 10:31 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....

'deer, how sweet...excellent writing

trying to rectify your heart breaking ways are we?

Hugs

K
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11 posted 06-09-2000 11:41 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

Ah this! I would stand at the edge of the countryside and welcome you  with a smile and a rose.
(and hope for a long stay)
This was lovely.....


 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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12 posted 06-09-2000 11:43 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

SIMPLY MARVELOUS
SIMPLY SWEET
SIMPLY PERFECT
I BOW AT THY FEET

SIMPLY WONDERFUL
SIMPLY WISE
SIMPLY AWESOME
NOW CLOSE YOUR EYES

SIMPLY CHERISHED
SIMPLY SWELL
SIMPLY POETIC
HERES A KISS (DONT TELL)


thank you for the simply amazing reply to my poem tonite...
coming from a poet of your grace and gift
means more than you can know.
later-simply-superb-gator
jm
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13 posted 06-09-2000 11:55 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Oh my Balladeer the words a woman wants to
hear. "I love you"
Lovely -- told those men to be careful
about going up against the balladeer!

~netswan
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14 posted 06-10-2000 12:00 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

very sweet ballad dear
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15 posted 06-10-2000 12:23 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Marge....You are the sweetest! Right back atcha!  

Rainbow....I'll be a Bruce if it makes me da Boss! Glad you liked it  

deVine one....Thank you. At the rate I'm going my book is going to be posthumous!  

Nan....Thank you. At the rate I'm going my site is going to be posthumous!  

Serenity...Sighing from Serenity is so sinfully satisfying. Thank you.....  

Parker...yep, I am from southeastern California, also known as Florida. Search on, my man. If I were a hobo, wouldn't I be from Hoboken?  

Gemini....I thank you very much. Too few people fail to recognize my humility  

Doreen...your kind words leave me "simply" speechless. Thank you  

Corinne...Well, I had to do it this way. You don't answer my letters or return my calls!   Thank you, sweet person....

Severn...Moi? Moi? So young and yet so experienced in the ways of the world you are.   'Deer thanks you....

Rose....and your hopes would be realized, I'm sure   Thank you, Kathleen..

Janet Marie....WOW! What a delicious set of lips you have! I'm on pucker alert!!! My comments on your poem were not deserving enough. It was awesome! I thank you       

netswan....what a wonderful supporter you are! You're right, of course. Sometimes those words don't come easy to some men but they are VERY important! Thank you....  

Walt....Hey! Who you calling dear? You're married!   Thanks for coming by, Walt.



[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 06-10-2000).]
Sudhir Iyer
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Fantastic as always Balladeer,
I stand here humbled by this 'simple' force who says...

But, when the minstrels sing at night
Of love devout and true
They sing about this balladeer
And it will be of you

....

No, man, you ain't simple at all...

this one was simply fabulous...

Regards, sudhir

 My heart is pounding, my stomach's inside out
I'm feeling kind-a-shaky, my mind is full of doubt
All I ever think about, is fearing fear itself,
Wish I could unscrew my head and put it on the shelf
Everything is twisted, everything is oh so tight,
Don't know what I'm looking at, the lights are all too bright
My brain's about to crumble, spill out on the floor
Sweep 'em up. Throw 'em away, don't want 'em anymore
Clouds race across the sky, day turns into night,
Still there are the questions, no answers in sight
Everything is twisted, everything is oh so tight,
Starin' out the window, everything is just too bright
Brain's about to crumble, spill out on the floor,
Wish I could unscrew my head, and kick it out the door...
You know I'm feeling kind-a....Strange
You know I'm feeling kind-a....Strange

~ Strange ~ Joe Satriani (Flying in a Blue Dream)
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17 posted 06-10-2000 04:05 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

This leaves a girl standing at the side of the road waiting for the Balladeer to come by. Great poem !
Trew
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18 posted 06-10-2000 05:13 AM       View Profile for Trew   Email Trew   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trew

Thus far, I have been a quiet observer.  This, however, made me come out of the shadows long enough to register.
Simply beautiful...
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19 posted 06-10-2000 08:30 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

This is the 'Deer I like to read...thank you!

 Sunshine

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

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20 posted 06-10-2000 08:35 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Did I mention women love a Modest Man!!!  
You are the KING!!!     WTG `dear!!
Kit McCallum
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21 posted 06-10-2000 09:23 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Simply spectacular Baladeer!  The flow was so perfect ... just rolled through my senses word after wonderful word.  Excellent!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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22 posted 06-10-2000 12:46 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

*Sir Sven tips his lance yet again to The Balladeer
For singing this tale of love so very dear
Of love found and lost and found yet again
Such a sweet song, from such a wonderous pen!*

BRAVO SIR!!!

-----------------------------------------------------------


 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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23 posted 06-10-2000 01:56 PM       View Profile for Alle'cram   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alle'cram

Balladeer,
So humbling and written beautifully.

Somehow, if this was a self-portrait, your talents and worth far exceed that which you know. I enjoyed this read very much. Marcy
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WOW! Very wonderfully written! YOu definately have a very nice way of putting things -- and i"ll  be sure to keep all the women informed on you!   Love Always~*~Jessica~*~
 
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