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Happy Never After

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rascalx
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verse1

I'm a frustrated knight
in tarnished armour
astride a tired horse
My quest to slay
your dragons has
finally run its course
One too many failed attempts
to save the
damsel in distress
has finally destroyed
this fairy tale and
left your castle a mess


Chorus

Prince Harming is out of kisses
to wake his beauty's sleep
Robbing Hood is stealing treasure
his poor heart cannot keep
Romance is not
Sir Lancelot's
gift to Guenevere
It's Happy Never After
when there are no heroes here


verse2

My inability to save your day
is something
I can't ignore
So take this "S"
off of my chest
because I'm not super anymore
I've tilted at windmills
for far too long
my jousting days are through
If I'm unable
to save myself
how am I supposed to save you?


Chorus

Fade



"People say I should learn some self control; but I just want to exorcise my soul"

"I'm still waiting on a revelation here in Never-Never land..."
© Copyright 2004 Jeff Osborne - All Rights Reserved
passing shadows
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1 posted 09-13-2004 12:27 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

good to have you back again
rascalx
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2 posted 09-13-2004 01:34 AM       View Profile for rascalx   Email rascalx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit rascalx's Home Page   View IP for rascalx

thank you; it's good to be back
BluesSerenade
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3 posted 09-14-2004 02:35 AM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

This is so good, made me want to sing along.
Truth is, we're the only ones who can save ourselves.

Then again, a little back up doesn't hurt.
Or does it?  

Anyway, I enjoyed this a whole lot!
Maybe I'll make it my theme song!  
LeeJ
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SE PA


4 posted 09-14-2004 09:11 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

this was amazing...but saving someone goes way above and beyond what anyone's expectations should be...someone cannot be saved by anyone else but themselves...no matter how much you adore them...

Tremendous write
Enchantress
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5 posted 09-14-2004 09:14 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Wonderful write and it's great to have you back!!
Wish I could hear this put to music.
~Smiles & Hugs, Nancy~

~Autumn..the year's last, loveliest smile.~

miscellanea
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OH


6 posted 09-14-2004 09:24 AM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

Fairy Tales!  We are taught to believe in them...  I agree with the others, we have to get our own deck in place and rescue ourselves, well, with a little help from above...   Enjoyed this a bunch.  You're very creative.
       msicellanea
Paula Finn
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7 posted 09-15-2004 11:57 AM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

sigh*** wish I had a knight to fight my dragons, and tilt at my windmills...princess though I am not. Good to see you
Startime55
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8 posted 09-15-2004 12:03 PM       View Profile for Startime55   Email Startime55   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Startime55

Magic still sings from your words...so good to read you again...
rascalx
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9 posted 09-15-2004 12:38 PM       View Profile for rascalx   Email rascalx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit rascalx's Home Page   View IP for rascalx

Blues,
    Thank you! I can hear the music to this one bouncing around in my head too...now, if I could just play an instrument...

Blues, LeeJ, miscellanea, Startime55
    And yes, we can only save ourselves. A little back-up can't hurt but the emphasis is on "little". Some people expect you to always be there 100%; that is unhealthy and unrealistic.

Nancy,
     I wish I could hear it put to music too! (LOL) Great to be back; I've missed y'all.

miscellanea,
     You mentioned "Fairy Tales" - oddly enough, this poem started out as a play on the words "Happy Never After" and "Prince Harming". It only started to take on meaning for me after I reread and edited it.

Paula,
     Some day your prince will come...
(sorry, couldn't resist  heh heh)
Tiersdin
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10 posted 09-15-2004 02:58 PM       View Profile for Tiersdin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tiersdin

Enjoyed!

~tier
SouthernWinds
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11 posted 09-15-2004 07:27 PM       View Profile for SouthernWinds   Email SouthernWinds   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SouthernWinds

very neat composition, I enjoyed very much, thank you
JamesMichael
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12 posted 09-15-2004 07:38 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Felt this way before...still feel this way today...James
MGROVES
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13 posted 09-15-2004 07:41 PM       View Profile for MGROVES   Email MGROVES   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MGROVES

i too enjoyed this very much

rascalx
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14 posted 09-15-2004 08:54 PM       View Profile for rascalx   Email rascalx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit rascalx's Home Page   View IP for rascalx

Tiersdin, SouthernWinds, JamesMichael, MGROVES,

    Thank y'all for reading; I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. It was fun to write (and post) again!

                          - Jeff
Eliza
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15 posted 09-19-2004 03:40 PM       View Profile for Eliza   Email Eliza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eliza

Jeff, where have you been!?  It's so good to see your name in the blue pages again, and as for the read?  Charming as always!
rascalx
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16 posted 09-20-2004 08:50 PM       View Profile for rascalx   Email rascalx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit rascalx's Home Page   View IP for rascalx

Thank you, Eliza I've missed the blue pages; it's like rekindling an old friendship.
dgvarner
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17 posted 10-14-2004 10:54 PM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner

Hmmmm...I'm invisioning an old pub...I can hear the singing of many o' pickled men sloshing beer out of large beer mugs, and spitting when they sing.....LOL    

Ok..I'm sorry....just what came to mind..especially knowing the nature of the poet....

enjoyed

hugs, g

"Everybody just wants to get high...sit and watch a perfect world go by..." (T.McGraw)

exhale
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18 posted 10-14-2004 11:57 PM       View Profile for exhale   Email exhale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for exhale

i adored this!
like BluesSerenade i felt the need to sing along.
i would kill to have this on my cd player lol.
incredible write.
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19 posted 08-18-2005 02:07 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

A toe-tapper I thoroughly enjoyed.  Hope you come back soon to post some new poetry, we are missing you here.
Artic Wind
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20 posted 10-27-2007 05:36 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

enjoyed deeply

ARCTIC WIND
 
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