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    A nerve impulse,
    Gushing through,
    Punctured vein,
    My world going dim,
    An electric-shock,
    O' my microwave.
    Leaping and hopping like a frog now, but still have a long way to go before I get crowned as "King Frog"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ampoule View Post
    I'm leaving for hula practice soon, so.....

    Aloha!
    Kaholo right, kaholo left
    Ami, ami
    Around the island
    Aloha!

    I know you sing in the choir in church. I would be very careful in the throes of some gospel tune and being moved by it as we all can be, even one as lost as me, I would take care not to lapse into Around the Island, or for that matter, even Kaholo right, kaholo left. I'm sure many there, though captivated, would not understand.

    And if I had an unmarried clone, to answer an earlier question, I would definitely introduce you.

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    so much for a land
    of green fields and fresh air.
    All i see is rubbish, decay and hatred.
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
    Artemins Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer


    my poems-please comment Forum Rules

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    Some say the world will end quite loud
    some say whimper.
    From what I know of quarks and quiffs,
    the world is just a bunch of ifs.
    And if I had but second sight,
    and belief was all that was required,
    to make a wish be what is true,
    I'd wish us love
    and that would do.

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    Oh yes, firefangled. That would do just fine, wouldn't it? <sigh>
    *

    "Courage is not the absence of fear but the judgment that something else is more important than fear." -- Ambrose Redmoon

    CR: Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
    JF: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. My review is here.

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    The things you get used to being able to get
    you want you need as you think of it
    using your mobile phone and the internet

    Quote Originally Posted by AuntShecky View Post
    Peace Offering


    yeah well thanks.
    In the words of
    W.C. Fields to the iceman:
    "Put it down
    and get out."
    Classic.

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    I want that!
    That thing over there!
    That ice cube!
    Oh yeah.

    And fire...would you believe I do do that in church?
    And.......thanks.
    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

    "If you're going to write you better have somewhere to come from." Flannery O'Connor

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    my sleep
    has wing sounds,
    follows the tolling bell

    I am becoming dreams;
    they stay open for me to enter,
    to walk through the old doors left behind,
    heavy with fear and moving shadow,
    shifting with the sun across the room.
    So much happens in the small spaces
    of yellow light, knees aching, head bent,
    to see what can’t be seen.

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    As Englebreit says,
    "Everyone needs their own spot",
    So, why can't we budge?
    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

    "If you're going to write you better have somewhere to come from." Flannery O'Connor

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefangled View Post
    Some say the world will end quite loud
    some say whimper.
    From what I know of quarks and quiffs,
    the world is just a bunch of ifs.
    And if I had but second sight,
    and belief was all that was required,
    to make a wish be what is true,
    I'd wish us love
    and that would do.
    I like this reply to Robert Frost's "Fire and Ice." Auntie is becoming a fan of Firefangled. I also liked your other short poem in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntShecky View Post
    Auntie is becoming a fan of Firefangled.
    Well I am the self-appointed FireFangled Fan Club President! hehehe
    Last edited by ampoule; 08-13-2007 at 11:51 AM. Reason: trying to get it right
    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

    "If you're going to write you better have somewhere to come from." Flannery O'Connor

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    [QUOTE=ampoule;425548]Ooops, I wish. No, a fellow named Bill Staines wrote it. It's the chorus to the song. I'm in a singing group and this is part of our repertoire. And I also teach it to my students each year.

    All God's critters got a place in the choir
    Some sing low, some sing higher
    Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
    And some just clap their hands, or paws
    Or anything they got.


    There's a wonderful Big Band song from the 40s (slightly before my time). It was composed by Bronislaw Kaper, Gus Kahn, and Walter Jurmann-- I just looked it up. (You're welcome) The song is
    "All God's Chillun' Got Rhythm" recorded by Artie Shaw, Mel Torme, and
    a hauntingly beautiful rendition by Stan Getz.

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    Hey thanks Auntie. Big band all right. I see where even Tony Bennett and Judy Garland have recorded it.

    'Critters' is one of those twangy songs where wire and choir are pronounced with two distinct syllables.
    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

    "If you're going to write you better have somewhere to come from." Flannery O'Connor

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    Revolt in the Hospice

    Two comics
    in a coma
    told Death a joke.

    They killed.

    Variation on a Theme by
    William Carlos Williams

    Somebody knocked
    over the
    damned wheelbarrow.
    Whodunit?
    Well, that depends.

    {Here's a case of the introduction being longer than the poem itself. "Evolution" was inspired by the so-called
    Creation Museum, located somewhere in America's Bible Belt. The museum allegedly has tableaux right out of Fred
    Flintstone, with humans co-existing with dinosaurs. Also,
    cavemen are a hot topic today; there is even a sitcom based on the cavemen in the Geico commercials.}

    Evolution

    You and I
    are Here, so--
    at one time
    there must've been
    a nasty, brutish,
    and short caveman --


    and a cavewoman.

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    Exclamation

    Going Somewhere?

    I said hello,
    She said farewell,
    I cried a while—
    Got over it...

    She called me up,
    I started to hang up—
    But was that a baby
    Crying?

    We had called it quits,
    But we somehow missed;
    A life and responsibility—
    We both wanted.

    We said our I do's,
    Now we have quite a few
    Reasons to stick it out—
    Together...

    Pendragon
    © 8/13/07
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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