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Huan Yi
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0 posted 01-08-2006 10:51 AM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Huan Yi


My friend
Diane

At forty
You can walk into a room
And make any girl
Nearly half your age disappear

You still talk . . .
About wanting the simple life
And love which in fact
Only makes one smile

Knowing full well
Only a millionaire paramour
Or at least six figures
Could ever have had
This milkmaid in his bed

Oh I can yet hear
Your slender high heels—
Clicking down the corridor . . .
Toward that immaculate chateau by the sea


© Copyright 2006 John Pawlik - All Rights Reserved
Earth Angel
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1 posted 01-08-2006 10:54 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Your friend obviously knows what she wants ~ and how to get it! lol

A cute and amusing write!

Love & Light,
EA
scorpio
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right...there


2 posted 01-08-2006 11:19 AM       View Profile for scorpio   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for scorpio

Well done John.

believe in what your heart feels...

The Lady
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3 posted 01-08-2006 05:18 PM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lady


Great portrait. Good work.

iliana
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4 posted 01-09-2006 05:50 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Liked this vignette very much!
Dominique-Simone
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5 posted 01-09-2006 10:44 PM       View Profile for Dominique-Simone   Email Dominique-Simone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dominique-Simone

Excellent... You are very good. Have you been published?
Huan Yi
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6 posted 01-10-2006 01:40 AM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi


Thanks all reading,
I don't like writing these kind of pieces
still . . .


Dominique-Simone,

No, I see no point in publishing.

Thanks again everyone for reading.

John

OwlSA
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7 posted 01-10-2006 03:02 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Yippppeeeee!  I have found another poet who doesn't want to publish!  Nobody seems to understand why I don't either.  Not that there is anything wrong with doing so - but I believe that I have an excellent reason not to - simply that I don't want to.

I enjoyed your portrait, John.

- Owl
Anne Shiever
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8 posted 01-10-2006 09:26 PM       View Profile for Anne Shiever   Email Anne Shiever   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Anne Shiever

John,

It expresses how a woman is filled with beauty at 40, and still knows what she wants from life to move steadily forward.

Thanks for sharing...

Anne Shiever
The Lady
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9 posted 01-11-2006 11:13 PM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lady


John and Owl,

I mean no disrespect but can you please tell me why you don't want to be published. Is the point of writing not to share the way we see the world... the way we feel and think, with others and is that not what we are doing here?

Thank you,

The Lady
Huan Yi
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10 posted 01-12-2006 01:15 AM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi


Lady,

That we’re doing it here, if that’s what we’re doing, is enough.
I’m somewhat wary of why people then “publish”.  Anytime,
I've heard someone in common comment about being published
it always seemed intent to strike a distinction if not superiority
which is more than a little pathetic.

Personally, my things do not share how “I” feel and think;
they are as remote from the I that I usually am as they are
from a man or woman next to me.  I think Arnold’s
“The Buried Life” has some sense here.  They are like dreams
of some “other” which if not immediately written down are
soon lost and forgotten.  Apart from coming through my
brain and hand, (and whatever talents they’ve acquired to facilitate
the journey without too much injury), “I” can make little claim to
them.  Indeed, anyone coming to me personally in quest of the source
for the things I put down on paper or screen would in me
be very disappointed.  Apart from the present example above,
which is something of an anomaly, (and which as I mentioned
before I dislike), the things I do are usually not done as if
addressing you or any other present audience.  Whoever reads
is doing so not as if they were facing the writer but rather
looking over his shoulder; if you looked to your side you would
find me standing  beside you equally if not more curious.

I should add I don’t put much value in this “I”  notion, seeing
it as a transient phenomenon; an accretion created by time
and circumstance with little lost, when the time comes,
in its passing.  

John
LeeJ
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11 posted 01-12-2006 06:49 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

who could not help but love and admire a soul such as you describe
John, this was a treasure...and so is the woman, you speak so fondly of.  

Hugs and thank you always for sharing.
The Lady
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12 posted 01-13-2006 12:17 AM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lady


Thank you for your answer John.

Drauntz
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13 posted 04-23-2007 12:46 PM       View Profile for Drauntz   Email Drauntz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Drauntz

whatever Sir Yi Huan did, John claimed the credit.
Sir Yi Huan could be a true poet live in his cool poetic world but Sir John's life has always been driven by a  heart bumping  hot blood.

you unwrapped yourself.

good poem and I love it!!
Artic Wind
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14 posted 10-28-2007 03:51 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

enjoyed

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