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Thread #59418 Message #1720463
Posted By: Rapparee
17-Apr-06 - 03:54 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Gather ye BS while ye may,
Old MOAB is still a-flying:
And this same truth that smiles to-day
To-morrow may be lying.
The glorious lamp of heaven, our Mom
The higher she 's a-getting,
And not one of her kids is dumb,
And never she'll be setting.
That age was good which is the first,
When youth and blood were warmer;
But being spent, she had not cursed
And mellow now, a charmer.
Then be not coy, but waste your time,
And while ye may, post MOAB,
For having lost but once your prime,
Ye may be forever slow, Ab.
--Robert Hatrack: Pomes Old and Newish (Hartford: Blavatsky and Smith, 1878)