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Balladeer
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I am just a simple balladeer with some small tales to tell.
I wonder if I'm competent enough to do it well.
I hear my friends encourage me to take up pen and write
I see imagination's gleam to fill my mind with light.
I want my words to have the strength to weave a magic spell.
I am just a simple balladeer with some small tales to tell.

I pretend my fantasies are real. People think they are.
I feel that in one's inner mind can one achieve full power.
I touch a chord of melancholy with the tales I write
I worry that I will not dream when I turn out the light.
I cry to think senility may one day still my bell
I'm just a simple balladeer with some small tales to tell.

I understand that nothing last forever. Nor will I
I say that there are things that I must tell before I die.
I dream of writing tender things to touch somebody's soul.
I try to make enlightenment and joy as my main goal.
I hope that when one thinks of me, he'll think "He did it well".
I'm just a simple balladeer with some small tales to tell.
© Copyright 2003 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
vlraynes
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Somewhere... out there...


1 posted 07-26-2003 03:07 PM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


And you KNOW I'm smiling at this...

Simply wonderful and wonderfully YOU...

Love you, my friend...

"My friends are my estate."
~Emily Dickinson

Enchantress
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Somewhere in time~


2 posted 07-26-2003 03:16 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

"I am just a simple balladeer"

Never ever will you be "just a simple Balladeer"  never!!

Fantastic write 'Deer!
~Smiles & Hugs, Nancy~

~The breeze that kissed you on the face,
    Has held me in the same embrace~

Earth Angel
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3 posted 07-26-2003 03:16 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Your dream of writing tender things to touch somebody's soul, has come true!

Your  hope that others think, "He did it well", has been realized.

--and you have 20/20 vision for your words do weave "a magic spell"!


EA
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4 posted 07-26-2003 03:17 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Michael

this is amazing and this:

I cry to think senility may one day still my bell

I seriously doubt will pass your way
xxoo
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5 posted 07-26-2003 03:24 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Wonderful sir Balladeer! hugs, Chris

"At one glance
I love you
With a thousand hearts."


— Mihri Hatun, Turkish poet  

    

Janet Marie
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6 posted 07-26-2003 03:44 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I try to make enlightenment and joy as my main goal.
I hope that when one thinks of me, he'll think "He did it well".
=========================

You are right on both accounts..

( what? no spam lines????)

So glad you did this...love seeing your reflection in your words.

"How could I stand here with you and not be moved by you."

LH

nakdthoughts
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7 posted 07-26-2003 04:39 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

made me smile...for in your words are so much truth.

(I worry about some of the same things)
M
Nan
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8 posted 07-26-2003 04:44 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You am what you am, my Deer BallaDeer... With plenty more tales to tell...
Patricia
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9 posted 07-26-2003 05:16 PM       View Profile for Patricia   Email Patricia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Patricia

How beautiful...so glad to know you better.

Patricia
Titia Geertman
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10 posted 07-26-2003 05:35 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman



Couldn't help it but I had to write you an answer to this lovely poem in Open.  http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum80/HTML/003472.html

Titia

LOL and then I discovered you wrote to a challenge, oh well I meant every word of it


Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

[This message has been edited by Titia Geertman (07-26-2003 05:49 PM).]

Sunshine
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11 posted 07-26-2003 06:26 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You Am
You Have
You Do
angelblueyes
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12 posted 07-26-2003 06:39 PM       View Profile for angelblueyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angelblueyes

First off you are anything but simple you are wonderful.Secondly your sanity will never be taken for it's too strong.Thirdly you have already touched the heart and souls of many with your words and will continue to do so.
angelblueyes
Honeybee
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13 posted 07-26-2003 09:09 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

You are not just a 'simple Balladeer" MISTER!

You are perhaps one of the finest poets that I have ever had to priviledge to read and know and this answer to the challenge is perfect....okay you're manager has spoken

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!

Bill Charles
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14 posted 07-26-2003 09:17 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

Balladeer - you may be a simple Balledeer, but one heck of a writer. Now I want to see the romantic one you speak of...

BC
Martie
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Michael...You are unique and filled, not with simple but wisdom's guild.  It's an honor to know you.  Loved this look!
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16 posted 07-26-2003 10:13 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Michael, thank you for showing us you.
You sure are a nice person.  
Hugs  
Ethel
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smiling

the only thing I do not like about this is one word--and that is "just"

JUST a simple balladeer.

You, sir, are delightful in your naivety.

You have absolutely no idea how much you mean to us all, and that "just" makes you all the more charming.



ThisDiamond
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18 posted 07-26-2003 10:36 PM       View Profile for ThisDiamond   Email ThisDiamond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ThisDiamond's Home Page   View IP for ThisDiamond

Balladeer, brother poet:
You ARE the master storyteller.  Our mentor, and our craft.  Did I ever thank you for telling me of PIP?  It was one of the most wonderful gifts, I have ever received.
TD
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19 posted 07-27-2003 12:20 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

well, I just answered each response individually and, upon going to post it, it all disappeared!!! I guess the senility part is already here!

So I'll just say thank you all very much and it's always been a wonderful pleasure being here with you all
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Ceinwyn
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I must agree you're not just a simple balladeer...uhh hopefully I'm spelling it right tonight

If at first you don't succeed destroy all the evidence that you tried.

VOE
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22 posted 07-27-2003 07:15 AM       View Profile for VOE   Email VOE   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for VOE

Every time I read your work, it puts a smile on my face...I have to stand in line to say that I don't see you as simple at all, but complex and magnificent in your work!! (Stop laughing, I really meant that!!!)  ~V~

I speak from the Voice Of Experience

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23 posted 07-27-2003 05:15 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I say that there are things that I must tell before I die.
I dream of writing tender things to touch somebody's soul.
I try to make enlightenment and joy as my main goal.
I hope that when one thinks of me, he'll think "He did it well".
I'm just a simple balladeer with some small tales to tell.

For some reason, this reminds me of your poem about writing for the simple, ordinary man. *S* And there's no question of competency... you succeed so very well... and always find a tale worth telling. *S*

Beautiful work, my friend. *S*
El_Campeador
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24 posted 07-27-2003 05:58 PM       View Profile for El_Campeador   Email El_Campeador   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit El_Campeador's Home Page   View IP for El_Campeador

This is sweet, Michael...

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

 
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