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Don't Even Try!

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Sunshine
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0 posted 08-29-2004 08:24 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Don’t Even Try!

Don’t even try to buy me off, because friend, it just won’t be,
I learned myself, so long ago, to think about what I see.

There was a job in a “political town” that I needed very much
But too soon I learned that they only played with a politician’s touch.

“You see,” I was told, by the boss who-would-be my very own, it seemed,
“this is how we play our game,” and I thought, “this HAS to be a dream!”

In very short words, as I was told, that I shouldn’t bite the hand
Of those who would feed my own sweet souls; that I must learn to bend.

Me bend? No way! For if they thought that they could try to buy
A vote from me, well my friend, we just wouldn’t see eye to eye.

So it went, a discourse I was given, before I would be hired,
And what did I really have to lose? Why, they couldn’t fire

A little gal who would stand up strong, for what did I have to lose?
Only my own legal rights, and not voting for whom I would choose!

So I went ahead and listened to spiel, not believing what I had heard,
And then in a quiet, compassionate voice, I spoke my own sweet words.

“What if I found a store who sold carpets that I might own?
Are you telling me I have to buy from your man, to design my home?”

“Oh, yes”, the man in his chair just smiled, his relief was oh, so great,
That I had learned his lesson clean, and wouldn’t spoil his slate.

But I continued, true to me, “But what if I were to learn,
That I could get me what I need, if I but a corner turned,

“And found me what I needed most, a Better Deal, it would seem…”
and I saw that sorry smile of his, foiled by my own mind’s gleam.

“You see, for me, I don’t need you to tell me where to go,
so if that wraps this interview, then it’s best that you should know,

“You won’t direct me in this way, I’ll take up my own mind,
and beg you different, if this job, would relegate its own design,

“To tell me how I will or not, choose where I might buy
my own collections for my soul, no Sir, do not even try.”

I think it was with some reluctance that he hired me anyway…
Because who needed a little smart mouth to repeat what she’d heard that day?



[This message has been edited by Sunshine (08-29-2004 09:13 PM).]

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Martie
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1 posted 08-29-2004 08:31 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

BRAVO!!!
Magnus
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2 posted 08-29-2004 08:38 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

Make that two bravos and 3 glasses of wine..
Cheers to ya!!!!

Enjoyed this KJ....good one.
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You go girl!!!!!
ice
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4 posted 08-30-2004 06:58 AM       View Profile for ice   Email ice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ice

Good job, little "smart mouth" The rebel in you shows in this one....
enjoyed
--------ice
  ><>

Come read to me some poem,
Some simple and heartfelt lay,
That shall soothe this restless feeling
And banish the thoughts of day.
Longfellow

LeeJ
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5 posted 08-30-2004 07:28 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

wooo hooo, you tell em gal, and done with elegance, I might add....wonderful read and wright
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6 posted 08-30-2004 08:38 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

ROFL... this reminds me of one of my job interviews... I kept the job for over 13 years! *G*
miscellanea
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7 posted 08-30-2004 09:38 AM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

You go, Girl!  I love your strength and integrity!  (going to give this title a trip to my library).  Enjoyed this greatly.
                miscellanea
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8 posted 08-30-2004 10:00 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

LOL. 3D imagery.
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9 posted 08-30-2004 01:27 PM       View Profile for Pilgrimage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pilgrimage

Oh yeah! Speak your mind, lady!

Nan (Pilgrim variety)

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10 posted 08-30-2004 07:37 PM       View Profile for Ericc   Email Ericc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ericc

You are a continuous surprise!

Eric
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You'd sound great on the political stump!!  It is always rewarding to stick to our guns; you describe the feelings well.  KJ

Through rubble and trouble and dark of night
The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

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spunky!
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grinnin at you....
you go gal, you go....
Corinne
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14 posted 08-31-2004 02:04 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

You go, girl!




Hold those standards up high, high as the sky. Only way to live.


Corinne
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15 posted 09-02-2004 06:55 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Well, SIL!  You know I understand this one so well!  And, I am not surpised either!  I really liked you speaking your mind here.   *hugs you*  ..... SIL
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Smiling...everyone, go vote!
 
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