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Toasting Fools ( Iambe continued)

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Cpat Hair
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0 posted 10-02-2001 11:31 AM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Cpat Hair

Iambe’s words still clinging
I drove north, letting
the tires of the old truck
sing a familiar melody
as images strode across
the windshield.

About 1:30 I stopped
At Ruth’s All Nite Diner
Just off I-35 outside of
Oklahoma City.

The coffee was not as bitter
As the cup I poured while
Iambe had showered,
But it lacked the dark richness

Caffinated and fueled,
I pulled to the unlit end
of the parking lot and
tried to decide where to go.

Wasn’t easy to hear myself think
Over the laughter inside my head
And the words still lounging with spurs
On that tender part of my brain,
Still I made a decision and turned west
Figuring I could always head north later

About 5:00 AM I pulled into a rest stop
shut the old truck off
And tried to sleep

“Fool… poor damned fool”
still stinging… I reached for some ointment
finding Uncle Jack in the bottle under the seat.

I drank a toast to fools everywhere,
Pulled my hat over my eyes
And slept….

© Copyright 2001 Cpat Hair - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-02-2001 11:38 AM       View Profile for Interloper   Email Interloper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Interloper

Was that Red or Black Jack
Enjoying the serial for breakfast every morning
Decaflame
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2 posted 10-02-2001 11:41 AM       View Profile for Decaflame   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Decaflame


So Iambe returns, and has struck yet again.  You know I enjoy these, and perhaps I shall take a turn with the story line as well...

perhaps in a day or two....
Zinsser
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3 posted 10-02-2001 11:43 AM       View Profile for Zinsser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Zinsser

Just wanted you to know that I was reading thease...  : )    Has the feel of when The Green Mile came out (book form) waiting for the next one ....
Enchantress
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Somewhere in time~


4 posted 10-02-2001 01:01 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

“Fool… poor damned fool”
still stinging… I reached for some ointment
finding Uncle Jack in the bottle under the seat.

Why did she say this to him?  Why is he still thinking about her and what she said?  Let her go...or is there something I, we, don't know?  

Enjoying......Nancy.


~Time has cast a spell on you,
So that you won't ever forget me.~
  

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5 posted 10-02-2001 01:16 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

Interloper... Black of course... bt I don't recommend it over your serial or cereal for that matter.. ( chuckling) Thanks for the comment bud..

Deca... feel free to pick up the story line... and glad you enjoy.

Zinser... thank for letting me know. These are not probably the most popular with many people as they are a long series of poems about two characters and while I rty to write each so that it stands alone in a way...the meanings are better understood by having followed them or several of them over time.
Enchantress... Dear friend... there are things in life one can not let go no matter how painful. Perhaps it is the self destructive side of us that clings so fast to things we know are bad for us. Still... in this whole series, I hope to have shown growth in both characters and a certain amount of inisght to the reader. The why she said what she said is in my mind complicated but in effect, she is in a much different place emotionally than he is and to some degree pities him because he is not as "tough" and at the same time is drawn to just those qualities in him. may not make much sense...and I could spell out my thoughts in detail, but will not bore you with any more than this. ( smiling)
Thank you for the comments...they are appreciated.

Duncan
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6 posted 10-02-2001 01:34 PM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

I sure hope I was one of those fools you toasted.  lol  Love this series.
Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 10-02-2001 02:14 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Capt Hair,
You have my interest.
nakdthoughts
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Between the Lines


8 posted 10-03-2001 06:05 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I've just finished rereading all your Iambe tales and realized after some of your explanations that sometime ago, elsewhere, I read of another Iambe and am wondering if the writer was the originator of the challenge to carry  her about ....but I seem to have forgotten the poets name...a very good poet at that.

I have  enjoyed them all *s

~Wynter

"The worst prison would be a closed heart".
...Pope John Paul II


SmittenKitten
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where the sky and horizon meet


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I missed this one!  I need a notification or something   I don't want to miss out!
My curiousity remains...I still have yet to get my lazy butt into the archives to discover the roots of this tale  

Enjoying,
~Krista  

Your beautiful words & creativity allow me to connect with the same in myself.  
Thank you for having the courage to share yourself so that I can too

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10 posted 09-26-2002 02:05 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

I know this one.
Sleep for some.
Dreams for others.
Susan Caldwell
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11 posted 05-10-2005 02:49 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

I miss Iambe most when the weather here in Florida is the same as when I discovered her..

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

 
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