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Walkaboutsverse

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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: The Sandman
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 11:13 AM

once I drove a rolls royce down south
from john o groats to lands end
then to the sciilys I went forth and mulitplied.
and met Harold wilson as he strolled round a bend
he treated me to a glass of Wincarnis
as I wrote him some verse untarnished
oh what a jolly good egg
what shame hes now dead.
some youngsters they mock my rhymes
it must be a sign of the times
for an england long gone I yearn
AND the school matron,with a visage so stern.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Def Shepard
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 11:12 AM

LH, do ay you didn't ask :-D This is the source of the rather ummmm..... tasteful limericks

The Gashlycrumb Tinies authored by Mr. Edward Gorey Esq.

N is for Neville who died of ennui

O is for Olve run through with an awl

P is for Prue trampled flt in a brawl


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 10:52 AM

Are you guys making all those lines up as you go along or is it from some existing poem or song?


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 10:22 AM

no, Amos: I is for Ida who drowned in a lake.

J,of course, is for James who took lye by mistake.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Amos
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 10:17 AM

I is for imbecile, babbling daily.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 06:32 AM

H is for Hector done in by a thug.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 06:29 AM

G is for George smothered under a rug.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 06:26 AM

...or F is for Far - the note Fanny did reach.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 05:29 AM

F is for Fanny sucked dry by a leech.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 04:58 AM

F is for Folkie - the timbre he'd reach.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 04:48 AM

E is for Ernest who choked on a peach.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 03:42 AM

Poem-come-song, or lay, 2 of 230: WALKABOUT WITH MY PEN

Once drove an old sedan, up north,
From a place in Sydney to Cairns;
Then to Kuranda I went forth,
By train, to look without set plans.

I dined in a scenic cafe;
Then, outside, as I wrote for yen,
Some passing Kooris called-out: "Hey,
You go walkabout with your pen."

Request or question, I don't know -
Assured voices, elderly men.
That's now several years ago,
And I've seen the world - with my pen.

From walkaboutsverse.741.com
Or hear it chanted at myspace


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 11:06 PM

knew a man, he always dressed in rags
I travelled with him when I was still a child
His constant companion, I always did ride

The good book went with him, thru devil wind and sage
The pages were yellowed and tumbled-down with age
The mark of his fingers was on every page

In desert dry country towns, the people would come
From sin and confusion, to him they would run
And wait by the river for the spirit of God

He would lead them into the river while old hymns were sung
And heaving and lashing and speaking in tongues
He'd drown that old devil before he was done

He would listen to the river and talk with the crowd
And grace rose above them like a shining white cloud
He'd say catch you some magic and you got hold of God

I was much older when the desert set in
He couldn't hear the river and it couldn't hear him
His faith and his money and he, they grew thin

He traded the good book for some road maps and then
All of those highways they just spread up around him like nets
And I guess that he got lost and he got tangled up in them

He lost hold of magic, people laugh, the say he lost the call
But every day I see old men like mountains and they just crumble and they fall
And I don't know what these days are doing to us all


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Amos
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 10:45 PM

ANother solid hit, kid. Never mind which thread.

A


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 10:43 PM

....oooops, hit the 'enter' key, AGAIN, instead of the 'shift' key(When I going to put my name) . The last poem, I submitted.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 10:40 PM

When I am dead
And over me bright April
Shakes out her rain-drenched hair
Though you should lean
Above me broken-hearted
I shall not care

Words that were not said
Songs that were not sung
Tears that were not shed
Deeds that were not done

I was not
I was
I am not
I do not care

Words that were not said
Songs that were not sung
Tears that were not shed
Deeds that were not done

I shall have peace
As leafy trees are peaceful
When rain bends down the bow
And I shall be
More silent and cold-hearted
Than you are now


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 09:31 PM

I think its me with the lampshade over his head. You got something against lampshades?...We.who are brighter, need them to keep the 'vision impaired', from hurting their little peepers! Oh well, poetry was more fun......(besides, I think this lampshade is downright becoming on me....


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Amos
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 07:59 PM

Sigh.

I was paying you a compliment, sweetie; but I guess it got missed in the confusion.

A


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 07:41 PM

D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Don Firth
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 07:33 PM

By the way,

C is for Clara who wasted away. . . .

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Don Firth
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 07:28 PM

Which one?

####

Algie saw the bear.
The bear saw Algie.
The bear was bulgy
The bulge was Algie.
       —Red Skelton

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 05:20 PM

He's a poltroon. He should be escorted to the door and ejected by means of a swift boot to the posterior, methinks. ;-)


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Def Shepard
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 04:58 PM

Guest from Sanity, is it me or is Amos the party guest who stands in the corner with the lamp shade on his/her head? :-D


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 04:55 PM

Well...EXCU-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-SE ME!!!


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Def Shepard
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 04:20 PM

B is for Basil assaulted by bears


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Amos
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 03:50 PM

You guys are being Maroons!! The Mudcat Poetry is a separate thread, long establsihed for this exact kind of rompery. But, you know what they say--when herding wet cats, relax and enjoy it or go mad int he process.


A


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 02:58 PM

And not forgetting, of course, that A is for Amy who fell down the stairs...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 02:54 PM

An incautious woman called Venn
Was seen with the wrong sort of men;
She vanished one day
But the following May
Her legs were retrieved from a fen.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SEVEN YEARS OLD
From: GUEST,Sedayne (Astray)
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 02:37 PM

Poetry corner eh? Well, as a lifelong fan of Edward Gorey, here's my personal tribute:

Seven Years Old

The scariest story that's ever been told,
is about the young boy, only seven years old old;
for he never got hungry or even grew old;
he never got tired, nor ever grew cold;
but stayed all forever only seven years old.

He was seven years old when their house was a new-un;
he was seven years old when it fell into ruin.
He was seven years old was Robert was ten;
he was seven years old when Bob was an old man.

He was seven years old when Sonia was born,
and seven years old when her vows they were sworn;
he was seven years old when Ruth came along;
he was seven years old when poor Ruth was undone.

He was seven years old when Ruth had Melissa;
and seven years old when Melissa had Tricia.
He was seven years old when Trish killed the old clown;
and he was seven years old when they sent Tricia down.

He was seven years old when his parents were hale,
he was seven years old when they grew old and frail.
He was seven years old when at last they turned grey;
he was seven years old when they lay in the clay.

He was seven years old when he saw the seed fall;
he was seven years old when the tree grew up tall;
he was seven years old when the tree touched the sky;
he was seven years old when it rotted and died.

He was seven years old when there were plenty about;
he was seven years old when there was no-one in sight.
He was seven years old when the earth it was young;
he was seven years old when it crashed into the sun.

He was seven years old when it came to and end;
he was seven years old when it started again.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 02:18 PM

So.....should I quit?
Is this it??
Poetry no longer fit?
Passion no longer lit?
Finish this one, as you sit
Disappointed, Ahhh Sh_t!!


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 01:26 PM

Oh, yes, absolutely! There are some hilarious Ali G episodes on Youtube. I like the one where he interviews Noam Chomsky.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 01:26 PM

If you want 'respect'..turn on some Aretha!.Actually I never knew what he meant, either....Hi all.....!


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Def Shepard
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 01:15 PM

All I've ever seen from GUEST,Spinu,Spinu,Spinu is that one word and nothing more..and Ali G...wasn't that creation of one Sacha Baron Cohen, an English comedian, taking the piss out of American culture, and very nicely too :-D


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 01:08 PM

Sounds to me like just a general wish for respect and an offering of same. Ever seen the Ali G show? He always does this little hand gesture at the end of the show, touching his fist to the guest's fist, and says "Respec'". ;-) I think it's kind of like that. A wish for mutual respec'. Well, I'm all for that.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Def Shepard
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 01:05 PM

And you would know this how, exactly.....? hmmmmmmm


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Amos
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 12:58 PM

No, he's offering spam or a probing effort to see if he can capture the serverm, I expect. The content of the message is of no bearing in this case.

A


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: s&r
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 12:14 PM

Isn't spinu offering respect? That's how I read it

Stu


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Def Shepard
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 11:59 AM

I think I'll join Ruth in the Edward Gorey Corner :-D

From Number Nine, Penwiper Mews
There is really abominable news:
They've discovered a head
In the box for the bread
And nobody seems to know whose.


and...

From the bathing-machine came a din
As of jollification within;
It was heard far and wide
And the incomming tide
Had a definite flavor of gin.


Oh and memo to GUEST,Spinu,Spinu,Spinu:

respect is to be earned not demanded


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 03:59 AM

Hurrah - it's Poetry Corner! AND we've got to Edward Gorey:

The first child of Mrs Keats-Shelley
Was born with its face in its belly;
The second was born
With a hump and a horn
And the third was nothing but jelly.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 12:50 AM

What is the poetry corner..?
I thought it was this
Walkaboutsverse is a person? I did not know
Its a good name for a thread
What else did I miss??

When I first came to the forum
Voiced opinion, and posted no song
Spoke distrust about stereo politicians
Speaking out both sides of their mouth
Tis simple, I'm right,you're wrong!

As to posting in a corner
Where poets congregate
I thought I'd limit it here
Take it but no where else
Making it all fodder, food for hate

So now I understand
And now you must realize
Lift it from here,
To place anywhere, save your heart
Copyrighted stuff would be plagerized!

If all the world is a stage...where does the audience sit?


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 12:08 AM

The wind winds the platform
Blows through your suit creases
You want us
To crucify the enemy for Jesus
With your chamber-of-commerce soul
You talk of war so bold
God is on our side, but
He's lost in your wallet-fold

And the widows a-sighing
The children a-crying
The screams of the dying
Say you are lying, Uncle John

You pull out your Sunday God
And hold him up so proud
And say he is with us
To the Applauding crowd
But the burn-blackened place
The shredded disfigured face
Don't say that God is Love
They say that you are Hate

And the widows a-sighing
The children a-crying
The screams of the dying
Say you are lying, tell me true

You stand up on the platform
With the flag wrapped all around you
And tell us that the Bible says
To fight for it we're bound to
But the Red's for the blood we lose
The White's for the gauze they use
To cover burned-out blackened men
The rest is for the bodies numb and Blue

And the widows a-sighing
The children a-crying
The screams of the dying
Say you are lying,listen to you.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 11:27 PM

That is really wonderful poetry, GFS. It makes me all the more eager to hear some of your music too.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 11:16 PM

Good stuff, GfS.


A


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 09:38 PM

Ok..sorry for the 'self-indulgence' during my break....back down to the studio................( hey, this things is taking on monster dimensions of 'hot')!!!


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 09:35 PM

Everything you see all around you
Will roll away on wheels of tomorrow
Down misty willow rivers of because
Into the land of was

You know you only have to be my friend

The world outside can teach and astound you
Build a wall it will only surround you
Walls were only built to fall, my friend
They'll never shelter anyone you've been

Just enjoy the spell that you're under
Look around, sunshine's around you
It has always had to hide
But it's just been waiting there inside you

Be strong as love, soft as flowers
Walk like the wind walks when it walks through flowers
My friend, you don't have to hold back the sea
You only have to be


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 09:32 PM

ooops the last one was me...but I hit 'enter' instead of 'shift'..so it came out as 'guest'...sorry...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 09:30 PM

There was a man came to our town
He wore a suit of red
He memorized with secret eyes
That he hid away in his head

      He had a scar upon his head
      Where there used to be a crown
      But he sold his robes at the five and ten
      And lived on the edge of town

That fall he showed us a magic leaf
That he could change to snow
He bought it partly with his grief
And partly with his soul

      He scattered seeds in the alley way
      He never seemed to rest
      And when you went to ask him why
      All he ever said was yes

He made a swan from waving grass
Beside a crystal shore
And a sunrise spun from broken glass
And many things wondrous more

      But then his hands began to burn
      When he heard the news from the war
      When we cannot find each other he said
      Then we can't run away any more

Next day with tears along his face
He passed us on the hill
No one thought to ask him to stay
And he knows that we never will

There was a man came to our town
He wore a suit of red
He memorized with secret eyes
That he hid away in his head


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 08:30 PM

GfS:

Would you mind adding those two to the Mudcat Poetry Corner? Thanks.


A


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 08:19 PM

I have just come back from the land beyond the mountain
This is not a story I was told
When all the people are made out of wood
They build their houses of bones

      Sail away, Oh sail away
      The edge of the world is near
      Sail away, Oh sail away from here

I have just come back from the land beyond the mountain
All the cigarettes are hand rolled
Nothing is bought and nobody is sold
And everything's made of gold

I have just come back from the land beyond the mountain
There a man with wounds I did see
Said: I do not want to escape from reality
I want reality to escape from me


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 07:30 PM

GFS:

Yours?

Excellent!


A


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