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serenity blaze
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0 posted 07-05-2003 04:28 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for serenity blaze

"I could be a star, you know?"
she said this as she licked the glue
on the edge of cigarette
talking to herself.

Then she squeezed a form to shape
twist and licked it, artfully.
"I could be a star..." She paused.

"If only I could hear applause."
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1 posted 07-05-2003 07:36 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, there goes my wisecrack about what's the other hand doing....this poem is too meaningful.

I could write a book about the signifigance of these words....excellent!
Janet Marie
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2 posted 07-05-2003 08:21 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

you are a star baby...
shining silver blue

(and this poem is cooler than cool)

Had such a Bette Davis feel to it

Well ... OK ... but you have to wash it first.

(bumper sticker humor) ;)

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3 posted 07-05-2003 10:12 PM       View Profile for Allysa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allysa

Awesome.  Wonderful.  Better than words can describe..

"Tourists are terrorists with cameras. Terrorists are tourists with guns."~Anon.

Duncan
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4 posted 07-05-2003 11:08 PM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

The sound of one head shaking...
(ignore those rocks   )
"Cooler than cool"...said it pretty well.
Though I was seeing a bit of Janis...
serenity blaze
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5 posted 07-06-2003 01:10 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

smiles and grins--

yeah.

That's ME.

A combo of Bette Davis and Janis Joplin.



heh heh...

gawd-i-love-this-place...



pssst....thanks you!
brian sites
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6 posted 07-06-2003 11:31 AM       View Profile for brian sites   Email brian sites   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian sites

so

very

true

of you

hear that applause
please
hug you
Martie
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serenity...yours and mine...that makes two hands clapping!  
Kit McCallum
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8 posted 07-06-2003 03:41 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I liked the picture this drew, Karen ... echoing JM here ... this does indeed have a Bette Davis feel to it. Much enjoyed  

PS ... I loved the title too!

Best wishes,
/Kit

[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (07-06-2003 03:43 PM).]

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9 posted 07-06-2003 03:44 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

dang
I heard thunder in this one
Honeybee
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10 posted 07-07-2003 10:39 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

This has gotta be the coolest write I've seen from you.  Love the images here, your playful words and message is brilliant.  And now you know why I want to be like you when I grow up

Melissa

Intellectually I know that Canada is no better than any other country. Emotionally I KNOW that Canada is the best country in the world!

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11 posted 07-07-2003 11:14 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Thanks you guys.

And I really shouldn't be laughing, but???

It took some time, but I just realized both Bette Davis and Janis Joplin are dead.

Hmmmm...maybe I need to re-think this, eh?



Thanks for reading, and Honeybee? You just keep being yourself. Yer doing fine, lovie.

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12 posted 07-07-2003 11:25 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

How true, and how very, very sad don't you think?
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Serenity, you crazy girl... the cigarette is such an enticing image, it's one of my favourites.  A secret addiction that is a symbol of class and sophistication--funny in that way, isn't it?  How we take our faults and instead of cloaking them, boast them as virtues and impress them onto future generations.  

It's sexy, even... licking the cigarette, the secret, dark need... and musing over fame and renown... just like the cigarette itself--all that makes a star is the sound of applause.  I could be a star if people clapped.

Depressing, utterly and strikingly depressing... haha... but still clever.  I can laugh and cry.

You brilliant girl, Karen...

Brian

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

littlewing
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14 posted 07-14-2003 04:43 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

K - there is applause get the plugs out of your ears Lady . . .

and as for the Bette and Janis OMG
so so true - LMAO - even though yes
ok they are dead but still . . .

as always
leaving me with eyes wide open
xxoo
 
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