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Toerag
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0 posted 12-28-2002 02:51 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

As we grow older,
What's important seems to change,
It's not the money or material things,
They become quite plain.

I'd love to be a window,
Across from a day care school,
Watching kids play out life,
Just doing the things kids do.

Just being a simple window,
Watching the day go bye
Skyscrapers going upwards,
Ruining the view of the sky.

Hey look! Over there,
Little girls of peaches and cream,
Having a tea party setting,
And all of their grown up dreams.

Across the street in their "real" world,
Little boys are running and winning,
Venturing out of their protective backyards,
Little lives just now beginning.

See the old oak right out front?
The wind bends back and forth,
And look what it does to the pond over yonder,
The ripples-white caps into shore.

Yep, a window's what I wish I was,
Watching the world go bye,
No worries or problems with just one care;
To get "Windexed" to clear my eyes.


[This message has been edited by Toerag (12-28-2002 02:52 PM).]

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Salty
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1 posted 12-28-2002 04:19 PM       View Profile for Salty   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Salty

to get windexed....I think we all could use a little of that.  this was an eye opening write.  

Nice work!

~Salty

In the Midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
--Deepak Chop

passing shadows
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2 posted 12-28-2002 04:23 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

Oh Toe, I'm impressed greatly...such a thought-provoking write. I guess you have to get some serious ones out now and then, huh?
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3 posted 12-28-2002 06:19 PM       View Profile for regards2you   Email regards2you   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for regards2you



Toe,

Smiling here. You just have to have at least one silly line. This is well written and I enjoy the serious side of you as much as the funny.

Great write. Hugs, Pat

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Martie
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4 posted 12-28-2002 06:32 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Hi Toe

Many people have windows, but only a special few, see.  You are one of the special few.  
Sunshine
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5 posted 12-28-2002 06:36 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


See, Toe?  When you want to show the
rest of us how to do it...

you just wipe the screen clean.

Thank you!
CSKpoet
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6 posted 12-28-2002 06:40 PM       View Profile for CSKpoet   Email CSKpoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CSKpoet

Aloha Toe,
Yes I agree...such a thought provoking poem with that tiny bit of your usual humor...I adore your humor and find you so refreshing.
Great write ..I could see right thru ya..
Cher

Poetry is:
Passion, imagination and intellect running together.

Aloha with warmest regards, Cheryl Stewart Koomoa

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7 posted 12-28-2002 08:00 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Mr. Toe, I love it when you let your Southern gentleman side show....but I also love it when you let your funny side show, too.
Thank you, dear friend, for being YOU !!!!


"Love makes the world go around"
~~with love and hugs from Ethel~~  
                  

NewEnglandlazurlu
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8 posted 12-28-2002 09:56 PM       View Profile for NewEnglandlazurlu   Email NewEnglandlazurlu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NewEnglandlazurlu

Oh dear Mr. Toe, what a fabulous write. I could see so much out your clean window and I enjoyed the views. Just bring me a rocker and a cup of tea and I'll sit here forever ...

Hugs, Marti

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9 posted 12-28-2002 10:27 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Toe - love this. I would really like to be a tree outside of you - the window. Oh, maybe that would block your view, so since I am quite short anyway, umm...I can be a little globe cedar. That way I can see the world go by along with you. Great write. Chris

"Hope" is the thing with feathers-
that perches in the soul....
                  
                       -Emily Dickinson

Fee
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10 posted 12-28-2002 10:39 PM       View Profile for Fee   Email Fee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Fee

Thank you for the reminder... I guess I have had the shades drawn for to long.

Life seemed much easier when we were younger, If only I knew then what I know now... I would have chosen not to grow up!!!!

Hugs Fee

Expressions,
are the most important aspects, they create impressions

0'.".'0  Just
((T))    Thinking
(..)(..) Of you
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Corinne
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11 posted 12-29-2002 12:06 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

This is quite lovely, you big old huggy bear, you!

Cor
Andrew Scott
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12 posted 12-30-2002 12:25 AM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

A fine write Sir Toe... though I believe your true nature would find you looking in rather than looking out.  

[This message has been edited by Andrew Scott (12-30-2002 12:26 AM).]

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13 posted 12-30-2002 01:40 AM       View Profile for Krawdad   Email Krawdad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krawdad

A pleasant read and then "windexed'!
hahaha
Enjoyed this, Toe.
And wouldn't it be nice . . .
A grandfatherly kind of thing.
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14 posted 12-30-2002 08:59 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

What a wonderful treat this is to start my morning! *S* Thanks for the pictures... and the reminder to "see"... and for the smiles. *S* This is beautiful, Toe! *S*
gemjop
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15 posted 12-31-2002 07:17 AM       View Profile for gemjop   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for gemjop

Toe, made me think. liked the pictures you painted in my mind. i think my fave one was the thought of you getting 'windexed'. he he. very much enjoyed. thanks.
lots of love, gemma xxxxxxxxx

learning each day, for you and i, our paths have met, i've already learnt that you are love.

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16 posted 09-06-2011 01:02 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I like what I see and read through that window of yours.  
 
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