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Never trust a woman with a stick Allegros slow Andantes quick It starts when Passionata comes on stage Hips controlled feet detache dress in style lento firm lips betray a smile Rehearsals can be so deathly sweet Routined (in mind) commence polyphony hoping for a firm sure beat She steps upon the stand with grace Checks (includes her undergarments) that We're all in place then Taps the flowered rack All players men emasculated women stuck to chairs instantly repond (with silent prayers) Egmont is chosen for the overture The long tutti fortissimo is SICK! QUICK! Trumpets trombones French horns empty valves of spit Woodwinds check their springs the reeds for grit The entire string section pluck their strings but OH! The bloody tambourine shaken on its stand rolls off of it and down each riser in jingling fit Passionata breathes contemptuous sighs rapture flash of victory in her eyes At last a chirptwittering laugh patronizing glance to all (especially the men) "Shall we" rising to her tallest fullest "try it once again"

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Date: 5/7/2010 8:33:00 AM
A bit patronizing toward the woman there? hahaha. This is a very fun read. I loved the line about "men emasculated!" LUv, andrea
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Date: 7/25/2009 2:58:00 PM
Congratulations on having this beauty featured. Had a good chuckle and love the title. Love Heidie
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Date: 7/23/2009 2:04:00 PM
Very original subject and beautifully written, Daver. Congratulations on this selection to be a feature this week at the Soup!!
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Date: 7/23/2009 1:07:00 PM
When I get that look, I just say pardon me if I can't give you the hand you deserve, but please allow me to give you the finger. Then I show them they are still number one with me. Congratulations Daver on your featured write. God Bless. Vince
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Date: 7/23/2009 8:36:00 AM
Such a unique and colorful observation! I was right there! Congrad's. Light & Love
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Date: 7/21/2009 10:26:00 PM
Congratulations on this featured poetry. Ernilando
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Date: 7/20/2009 7:19:00 AM
this is a wonderful write, you are such an intelligent poet, . please keep writing friend and congrats on your awesome piece bieng featured this week. Adeleke
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Date: 7/20/2009 6:09:00 AM
Daver,..congratulations on having this picture perfect poem featured this week ! james
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Date: 7/19/2009 3:11:00 PM
what a great write..I missed it before I quess..I hope her underwear stayed in place throughout. Congrats on being featured. BG
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Date: 7/19/2009 2:57:00 PM
What a creative poem with visual interest too. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen
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Date: 7/19/2009 2:50:00 PM
Congratulations on your feature this week Daver, you are one interesting guy>>James
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Date: 7/19/2009 2:28:00 PM
Daver, congratulations on your poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/14/2008 3:28:00 PM
I have said this before, but I love your poems...especially the ones which make me laugh outloud. My husband wonders what I am laughing about....I have 2 favorite poets so far, you and Stacey.
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Date: 8/12/2008 2:04:00 PM
Musical poetry always catches my attention, and you're knowledge in music is impressive. This is my favorite by far. It kept me smiling through the whole thing.
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Date: 7/15/2008 5:01:00 PM
I, too love your musical poetry, I always feel like I am listening to a grand concert while reading a poem, when I read see and hear your words, is delightful, my dear. :) AWESOME in every way!!! Love Kristin
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Date: 7/15/2008 12:36:00 PM
You obviously have a strong music background and I so love how you combine it with your incredible sense of humor in poetry. Such imagery - like a scene from a funny movie for me. I wonder, what musical instrument did/do you play? Enjoyed this so much. Love, Shar
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Date: 7/15/2008 7:39:00 AM
Very interesting story - flowed very well
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