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0 posted 2000-09-06 07:57 AM

I was wondering many years later if my Ex still considers me a jerk...Actually I was much worse than that but the poem would be censored or deleted.
Not funny to her but I have tried to look at myself and laugh at how stupid I was...nonetheless the burden is tremendous when a jerk receives his just reward...believe it.

Ex-jerk Alert

It sure is easy to say I'm much different today.
The past is the past and I'm different at last.
Yet in my mind I can hear you say....
no way Jose'...once a jerk always a jerk.
Jerks are here to stay.  Jerks never go away.
And so consider this an ex-jerk alert.
I was insincere in my past.
Today I am totally determined
to be jerkless at last.
And dear, I realize that it could be possible
I may still be a jerk as I was before
and I need to prove to someone new and to you
that I'm not a jerk anymore.
I understand that my words can sound very sincere.
Let my words and my actions make it perfectly clear.
I am no longer a jerk my dear!
In fact...I am an ex-jerk.
So please let me prove it to you.
Honestly I am sincere.

Sincerely,  The Jerk


[This message has been edited by jmlee12345 (edited 09-06-2000).]

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1 posted 2000-09-06 08:35 AM

It's never to late to learn from past mistakes!  If not for her, then for another! Thanks for sharing!
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2 posted 2000-09-06 08:38 AM

A nice read this presented, my friend...


I lived on a jerky line... and walked off straight...  

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3 posted 2000-09-06 09:04 AM

Okay, I do like this different point of view---grins--but I must wonder, would ya have changed your irky jerky ways if she had not have left?  Not trying to be a smart ass, methinks this might be something I really need to know...
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4 posted 2000-09-06 12:24 PM

James~ It's funny, I have a hard time picturing you a jerk at have such a kind heart.......maybe you have changed from what once was.......I'm glad to know at least one man changed his ways.   -SEA

Live,Love,Laugh :) ~SueB

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5 posted 2000-09-06 12:39 PM

oh god...I do hope, my soon 2 be ex will be penning something equally as damaging in the years to come...*evil grimace*
I decided today that I would survive, I would buy that damn Lexus I want within the year, and this business will not be liquidated. I WILL MAKE THIS WORK. Without the Jerk.

And yes..I am smiling.
Loved this btw..

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6 posted 2000-09-06 12:47 PM

james I can't imagine that you were ever a Jerk, maybe she just saw what she wanted to see. More fool her, you have the kindest heart and soul, and you're just too nice to be a Jerk. So I'm smiling at the idea anyway, take care  
Paula Finn
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7 posted 2000-09-06 01:19 PM

There is NO WAY you were ever a jerk...nothing you can say will ever convince me of that...some women just dont know what they have...
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8 posted 2000-09-06 03:08 PM

I would most definitely agree with everyone on this James.  Not my wonderful friend with a heart of gold!!  Nope! Sorry.......can't be true!!  


It is a blessing to have wings for words, and passion in pen
Marina Crossley

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9 posted 2000-09-06 03:19 PM

one of the astounding revelations of maturity is that at some points in time we were the jerk.... and that in some situations we will be again...yin and yang...

nice groove jimbo

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10 posted 2000-09-06 05:37 PM

Just the other day I was thinking about how lucky I was many years ago to have a woman that loved me and I loved her...only a jerk would let this opportunity for love slip away...I did not appreciate the beauty of my wife...I did not appreciate how soft and lovely she was...I was not sensitive to her wants, needs and desires.  So do you know what happens to jerks...they lose lovely precious women that are one of a kind...and beautiful memories stay in your heart til what seems forever...and broken hearts last a long time...and regret has stuck around to remind me that I was indeed a jerk..,
I yearn for an opportunity to redeem once again find a woman that truly loves me and I will love her in that moment and for eternity...James

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11 posted 2000-09-06 06:04 PM

We all learn from our mistakes i think haha
and if we dont then that makes us a jerk.  
I did enjoy your poem James.

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12 posted 2000-09-06 06:20 PM glad I read this one, it would've been my loss today, had I not....I LOVED IT!!  I laugh at myself all the time, as you have here...funny, yet kinda, sorta sincere. I REALLY like the phrase "Jerk Alert". Good read, great poem.   marcy
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13 posted 2000-09-18 09:14 AM

Thank you Victoria and marcy for the nice comments...yes I wrote this to be funny but I was very serious also...I don't want to be a jerk anymore....I want to Love someone...James
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