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No Mans Land

A brand new development for you and me
A gated community you just have to see.
Situated on the plains of deep despair
A rocky road will lead you there.

Surrounded by lovely weeping willows
Beautiful vistas of the sea of sorrows.
So if you are feeling down and out
This community is what it's all about.

The school of hard knocks will teach you well
The Drown your Sorrows pub is really swell.
And should you crave some company
Why down the street lives Lady Misery.

Soliciting is certainly not allowed in here
Opportunity won't come knocking, have no fear.
Undesirable tenants were the ladies Luck and Hope
Fortunately for us they decided to elope.

The restaurants will only serve the bitter pill
Of humble pie and crow, you can have your fill.
For sport we do have plenty of space
Feel free to enjoy our weekly rat race.

So if you feel depressed and without hope
Why we offer bungi jumping without a rope.
We have taken great care as you can see
To offer our tenants every possible amenity.

So if life has turned its back on you
If you have nothing to lose and feeling blue.
Consider buying your very own stand
In this community called No Mans Land.

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  1. Date: 5/17/2011 7:05:00 AM
    A creative and wry-humored write. I don't think I'll be going there if I can help it though! Well done.

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 11:13:00 AM
    Sounds like a dark and evil place! Good luck avoiding it and keep writing. Yours Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 1:54:00 PM
    Ps. Smile, I am going to make it a point henceforth, to come to visit "You" everytime that I return to the soup; to start all over at "Your" very first poem posted, and to get to know "You" again; because it has been so long!!!~Smile, "Bye Again Dear Gifted Lady!!!":):) ~

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    Date: 3/1/2012 12:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ...But Hey, I Am Certain That Your Beauty Already Knew This ¥ MmM :)
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    Date: 3/1/2012 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ‡ . . "Knowing Dear John ¥ My Sweeet Beautiful Heidie ¥ I Think What He Was Really Trying To Say Unto Your Beauty Here Is That ¥ He Wanted To Take Your Sweeetness Into The Rainbow Room Of Love" . . ‡
  1. Date: 6/15/2009 1:47:00 PM
    I have always known that "You" have a very rare gift indeed; all the tools, of a great writer actually; and as I sincerely said, I have missed that "Uniqueness of Your Beauty!!!":):)~And wherever "You" are, I hope that life is loving "You" deeply!!?:):)~And As Will Forever Be, "My Love & Warmth Always, To 'You & All You Love,' Eternally, John!!"~"Have The Most Beautiful of Days, Heidie Buys~ Wrapped In Love!!!":):) Smile, Bye Dear Lady ~

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 1:37:00 PM
    ~So, it was good to hear from "You" again today; profoundly so actually!!!:):)~And, I truly want to reacquaint myself "You & Your Hearts Beautiful Words!!!":):)~Such as this amzingly soulful verse right here; one state of emotion, that I deeply hope is not within "Your Precious World Today!!?":):)~"You Have Always Been Such A Great Writer, Heidie Buys!!!":):)~Able to transcribe "Your" deepest feelings onto the "Brilliantly Painted Canvas of Your Priceless Soul!!!":):)....Cont....

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 1:29:00 PM
    Smile~"Hello Precious, Priceless, Talented & Beautiful Heidie Buys!!!":):)~You know I received "Your Wonderful Comment" the other day, and I was so very happy to hear from "You;" but I got busy etc., and failed to return to "You;" which I truly regret; since "You" have 'Always' been one of my very favorite writers here at soup, and over time, "Your Beautiful Heart & Soul" came to sincerely mean so much unto me!!!:):)....Cont....

  1. Date: 9/9/2008 11:03:00 AM
    Heidi this write is a true potrayal of what life in No Mans Land could be and after returning to the land of the livng after a brief stint in 2003, I found the No Mans Land is definitely not the place for me... Thank you for sharing the read... I pray you happiness my friend. God's Love and Many Blessings, Always, Adell

  1. Date: 9/4/2008 8:01:00 AM
    very skillfully writer creative. i work alot of places in gated communities and your discription fits to the tee. good work. John H Loving III

  1. Date: 7/26/2008 7:30:00 AM
    Wow...I'm so glad I discovered this poem,............such a eloquent way to describe so much of society today. Sad but so true....so many people live in the rat race, neighbor to neighbor, without ever knowing the misery that might be underneath the surface. I've learned, over time, not to envy anyone. So often when things look so good from the outside, (a beautiful home in a gated community, with beautiful vistas) there could be sorrow behind those closed doors. Great writing! Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 7/25/2008 4:39:00 AM
    Great write, Heidie. This goes right along with my Alcoholic thing. I hope you haven't been to Drown Your Sorrows Pub - I have, but it's o.k. now. Hey, you really put it together with this one. Love, daver

  1. Date: 7/25/2008 12:25:00 AM
    Oozes with of experience of lifeHeidi.One for my favourites I think.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 7/24/2008 7:00:00 PM
    Your poem reminds me of the late Johny Cash's song "Home of the Blues". I would like to check out the "Drown your Sorrows" pub one of these days. Keep up the good work. Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 7/24/2008 4:25:00 PM
    Hi Heidi, this is a great write as usual, strong and direct, thanks for your welcome comment on my poem, take care D-nyce

  1. Date: 7/24/2008 1:21:00 PM
    An excellent write. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 7/24/2008 11:16:00 AM
    Yes, it seems there are some stronger forces of the negative type taking over, doesn't it? I believe our faith is being tested to the strongest degree. This was an excellent Rhyme piece in every aspect, and I have my stand around my neck. Love, Ivy

  1. Date: 7/22/2008 7:27:00 AM
    I got thru my teen Years in Lonesome Town then found I had friends in low places but Damn, I ain't ready for No Man's Land. Teriffic write, Heidie. Vince

  1. Date: 7/20/2008 9:35:00 PM
    Yes, we can always choose which land we want to live in. I choose Hope. This is a wonderful metaphor and I especially liked the part where you describe it as "a gated community." The only time I got my purse stolen was in a gated community. What you fear is likely to appear. Love this poem, Shari

  1. Date: 7/19/2008 8:04:00 AM
    brilliant job on this one Heidie and well stated but hope this is just fiction at its best to throw the mind off of thinking deep depression just look at the beauty waiting for all of us but me in no hurry to arrive on shores of darkness yet keep reaching for thos stars hun cause your in my book of stars to catch thanks for sharing keep that chin up hun great write and even a better read

  1. Date: 7/17/2008 10:39:00 AM
    Very metaphoric and introspective, Heidi, sad, but a much worthwhile read, as all your poetry is. Beautifully written--however, I wish things to get better for you there. Love, Sara:)

  1. Date: 7/15/2008 1:42:00 PM
    Heidie Your quick wit,intuitive insight had me captivated word for word. The yin and yang of poetic truth I see written in your words. You even had me giggling.... So I say thanks for the laugh I needed it! Like they say can't take the heat then move over cause there's someone else who can! Enjoyed hun. Take care Love Light Truth Patricia

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