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The inconsolable couple

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bsquirrel
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0 posted 09-15-2003 03:18 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for bsquirrel

I once knew a couple
who were at their most ecstatic
when inconsolably depressed.

He would come home
with head hung low,
and murmur a meek hello.

Oh dear, she'd say.
What awful thing happened?
I bet it won't top mine.

Oh, he'd say.
I don't know if that's true.
I was again denied a raise.

(secretly she knew
this definitely topped
her running out of milk --

but that bowl of cereal
waiting in vain
was a most disturbing sight)

That's dreadful, love,
she'd begin with tact,
and go on to relay her misfortunes.

Their roll call of disaster
would stretch on for hours,
both actual and embellished.

Recounting would invariably
lead to tears
and the lighting of many candles.

Well, one night, weeping
on a midnight drive
through a lesser part of the Valley,

they were surprised by a helmet
that lay in their lane,
shining in their headlights.

They clipped a guardrail
to avoid the obstruction
and swerved to the opposite lane,

where they hit the divider,
then spun back out
and stalled there, facing the crush.

I will leave out
the vivid, lurid, brutal
final description.

They died en route.
Needless to say
that was the happiest night of their lives.
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serenity blaze
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1 posted 09-15-2003 03:47 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Touche'.

Left me wondering about the poor soul who lost the helmet, tho...

(and I knew this other couple...grin.)

Maybe I'll save that story for the book, huh?

Enjoyed.

I'm off to reprogram my brain now.

om mani padme om...

bsquirrel
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2 posted 09-15-2003 04:13 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

That was a viciously fun write. Thanks for readin' it.
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3 posted 09-15-2003 09:14 PM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

lol

it's like..what happened to the people who pittied themselves

what?

they...they died

fun to read too

And the angel said unto me, "These are the cries of the carrots, the cries of the carrots!"
-Tool

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4 posted 09-18-2003 01:34 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Subtle as a brick in the face, I know.
serenity blaze
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5 posted 12-14-2005 02:52 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I thought I'd give this another go...
Aenimal
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6 posted 12-18-2005 10:15 AM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Dick..Clarke's new year's eve special is on the way

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7 posted 12-19-2005 11:55 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

for a minute, I had hoped . . .

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8 posted 12-19-2005 02:16 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

me too Sue!
oh where oh where
has our squirrel man gone?

better not pity myself for long though
majnu
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9 posted 12-19-2005 04:18 PM       View Profile for majnu   Email majnu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for majnu

laughed out loud at the end of this - so sue me.

nice.

-majnu
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I think a number of us
miss our bsquirrel....

sigh.

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11 posted 09-30-2006 12:03 AM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

Awright, where'd ya hide the microphone???

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