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Iambe and the Jack

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Cpat Hair
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0 posted 03-07-2002 10:06 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

I finished hooking up the stock trailer
And walked back to the house and cup for the road
As Iambe was jacking up Billís Ford to fix the broken spring

I felt more than heard the jack slip
But the creak and thud were audible.

I ran to the garage and found her lying there
Cursing me, god, Fords, Bill, cheap jacks, and herself.
Sheíd managed to avoid serious injury
But had a cut on one arm and bruises already turning ugly
In an angry purple yellow way.

I asked if she wanted to go to the doctor
But all I got for an answer was something about my mother
And how she should have practiced a better method of birth control.

So ripping a bandage from my shirt I wrapped the bleeding part,
Helped her to her feet and into the house,
Leaving Billís Ford sitting at odd angles on three wheels and a hub
That reminded me of an old dog trying to scratch itís ear.

Later as I decided she was indeed going to survive
And that my ears as well as family heritage could stand no more
Of her acidic attention, I headed for the trailer with that go cup
Figuring I might as well take that  load of cattle
When she yelled out the door at me to pick up another jack in town
And this time she said,
Make *!#$!@*&#^#%@$!&!&!* sure it  is a !*&^@%#$$@&*@(@!!!! Good one!

What Iambe lacked in vocabulary she made up for in emphasis


Much later that night
She moaned in her sleep
And I cried.

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1 posted 03-07-2002 10:10 AM       View Profile for Startime   Email Startime   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Startime's Home Page   View IP for Startime

Oh my gosh...I felt this one...his pain for her is incredible....I held my breath at the beginning...so afraid something really bad was going to happen to her....She is a living person to me, in my mind now...Stunning writing...Thank you, so much, for sharing them with me...**big hugs**

Love I leave with you whether it is in your life now or yet the essense of your dreams.

Janet Marie
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2 posted 03-07-2002 10:15 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

What Iambe lacked in vocabulary she made up for in emphasis


Much later that night
She moaned in her sleep
And I cried.

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With the impact of that last verse still going thru me...I will just say Iambe is not the only one who knows the art of emphasis.
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3 posted 03-07-2002 01:40 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


The teller of the story continues to tell it well...

and

you got a chuckle from me...heritage, I guess...
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Deep in the heart


4 posted 03-07-2002 01:45 PM       View Profile for Interloper   Email Interloper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Interloper

You continue to amaze me my friend!
Enchantress
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5 posted 03-07-2002 03:32 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

...My how I love these lambe stories....  

~Sometimes all you really wish for...
     is someone to wish for you.~

Duncan
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The things we'll put up with from a woman who looks good in overalls!  lol  So enjoy this series, Ron
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7 posted 03-09-2002 05:06 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Hmmm...sounds like the same scenario when my computer crashed. heh heh...

miss you much! smooches...

(and I've been waiting for an iambe poem too, pout)
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8 posted 09-26-2002 02:15 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

And the truck,
still tries
to scratch its ear,

as two fleas sleep
in different blood.
 
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