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Member Empyrean
since 1999-06-05
Posts 25505
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA

0 posted 2000-06-22 11:46 PM

It was just a tiny diner
On a lonely, one-way street.
Not much in the way of finery
Another place to eat.

Perhaps a cup of soup or pie or such
From menus on the wall,
An iced tea if you're dry but not much
Anything else at all.

I saw her in the corner
From the corner of my eye
And felt like Jackie Horner
With his finger in the pie.

Her beauty set aside my hunger;
She was perfect to a fault
And I felt twenty-five years younger
As my heart turned somersaults.

Her features were magnificent!
I really do believe
A face like that was heaven sent.
Then she got up to leave.

I knew that I just had to have her
As I watched her graceful stride
And, with what courage I could gather,
Turned and followed her outside.

I guess she knew that I would follow.
She was waiting in the street
And my throat grew dry and hollow
Both my knees, spaghetti weak.

She said she felt the same attraction
That I felt but, to my sorrow,
Said if I would like some action,
It would have to be tomorrow.

She took a pencil from a pocket
And wrote something on a card,
Then sent me shooting like a rocket
As she reached and kissed me, hard.

What can I say about that kiss she gave?
I moaned with ecstacy
And I was fighting not to misbehave
As she was pressed to me.

Her lips were so deliciously devine
We could have kissed til dawn,
Then whispered, "Call me when you have the time.",
Turned, and she was gone.

It seemed I stood there an eternity.
I felt so rooster proud.
I took the card she handed me
And read her name aloud.

I loved her! I admired her! I adored her!...
Now I HATE her!
The card she gave read, MARILYN -

© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
Member Seraphic
since 1999-05-26
Posts 22612
Hurricane Alley
1 posted 2000-06-22 11:50 PM

LOL...Pure Balladeer!!! Love it!!!
Janet Marie
Member Laureate
since 2000-01-22
Posts 18554

2 posted 2000-06-23 12:31 PM

oh yes I remember this one...
and the book gonna have those
shocked eye icons for effect  

Dusk Treader
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since 1999-06-18
Posts 1187
St. Paul, MN
3 posted 2000-06-23 12:32 PM

ROTFLMAO!  OMG!  That was hilarious!  Loved your punch line!

Abrahm Simons

"Keep on dreamin' boy 'cause when you stop dreaming it's time to die" - Blind Melon

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since 1999-06-16
Posts 3850
In the space between moments
4 posted 2000-06-23 12:43 PM

ROTF!!!!!!!!!  What a hoot Balladeer!  

*Krista Knutson*

"Cherish your vision; Cherish your ideals; Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts. If you remain true to them, your world will at last be built." ~James Allen~

"We've made houses for's time we made a place where people's souls may be seen and made safe"...~Jewel~

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since 1999-06-19
Posts 2462

5 posted 2000-06-23 01:01 AM

remember this one well...   hehe
Jeffrey Carter
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since 2000-04-08
Posts 2367
State of constant confusion!
6 posted 2000-06-23 01:11 AM

I remember this one as well Balladeer, and it is as funny tonight as it was when I saw it the first time  

All my love,

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

Marge Tindal
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Member Empyrean
since 1999-11-06
Posts 42384
Florida's Foreverly Shores
7 posted 2000-06-23 01:19 AM

You can spin a tale that leaves me in stitches.  Too much, my friend.
Enjoyed again ... and again.
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~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

[This message has been edited by Marge Tindal (edited 06-23-2000).]

since 2000-06-21
Posts 84
Bekkestua, Norway
8 posted 2000-06-23 09:44 AM

Hehehehehehe...... Cute one... *giggle*


"Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish."
Ovid (BC 43-18 AD)

Rex Allen McCoy
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since 2000-01-30
Posts 2863
Sippin a Timmy's in London
9 posted 2000-06-23 10:05 AM

Yah ... so ... and why didn't you call me ?

Member Elite
since 1999-12-27
Posts 3263

10 posted 2000-06-23 10:42 AM

Great fun, Balladeer  

(Rex, you scoundrel!)

~ Claire

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

Member Empyrean
since 1999-06-25
Posts 63354
Listening to every heart
11 posted 2000-06-23 02:13 PM



~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

Member Seraphic
since 1999-08-22
Posts 22648

12 posted 2000-06-23 09:43 PM

This one still makes me laugh!  


X Angel
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since 1999-11-07
Posts 1521
13 posted 2000-06-27 01:16 PM

OMG I must have missed this one the first time around!

<--dyin here!
good'un 'deer

Seymour Tabin
Member Empyrean
since 1999-07-07
Posts 31720
Tamarac Fla
14 posted 2000-06-27 01:51 PM

I remember this one and you got my vote.

Kit McCallum
Member Laureate
since 2000-04-30
Posts 14774
Ontario, Canada
15 posted 2000-06-27 02:11 PM

!!!!!!       Click!!!!!
!!!!!!       Click!!!!!
!!!!!!       Click!!!!!

!!!Fantastic Balladeer!!

!!!!!!       Click!!!!!
!!!!!!       Click!!!!!
!!!!!!       Click!!!!!

Best wishes,

Kit McCallum
Member Laureate
since 2000-04-30
Posts 14774
Ontario, Canada
16 posted 2000-06-27 02:16 PM

(I'm not stuffing the ballot here ... just incredibly forgetful!)  
Senior Member
since 1999-06-05
Posts 596
Callington, Cornwall, England
17 posted 2000-06-27 03:11 PM

Brilliant 'Deer  


"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.

Senior Member
since 2000-02-02
Posts 1209

18 posted 2000-06-27 07:04 PM

I thought I had voted for all of yours but a quick trip down the line of voters proves I hadn't   so here know any poem you put in here is gonna make it, don't know a more loved poet  
or more smooched....rofg

[This message has been edited by Corazon (edited 06-27-2000).]

Member Elite
since 2000-01-06
Posts 3129
19 posted 2000-06-27 09:32 PM

Balladeer, I'm not going to belittle you here, you've tormented yourself
I can only hope you don't write about a second date..


Sigmund Freud
Junior Member
since 2000-06-03
Posts 38
Come to my couch...
20 posted 2000-06-27 09:34 PM

There's days when ya just don't want a cigar to be a cigar.


Member Elite
since 2000-02-16
Posts 2637
21 posted 2000-07-03 03:56 PM

Hi Balladeer,

I read this with much intrest clear to the end just to find you DOOPED you poor Balladeer, YOU so make my day!!!!!!

Love,  Cerenity

Member Ascendant
since 1999-10-28
Posts 5167
state of confusion
22 posted 2000-07-03 05:47 PM

this is hilarious, Balldeer!

Really had us going now didn't ya?


since 2000-07-18
Posts 207

23 posted 2000-08-02 02:51 PM

I don't know how I missed this before, but very glad I get a chance to vote. This is WONDERFUL!   I love your humor.  


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