A Bit Of Poetry

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    The second reason sounds reasonable to me, but if none of us every bought anything that everyone else didn't already have, none of us would have anything. I can appreciate the sentiment but unless my deprivation would actually benefit someone who was worse off than me, I would give up the deprivation for Lent.
     
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    Praying you will need to get your dentures fixed @Bill Boggs and have many more years to use them.
     
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    Never give up.We should value every day and enjoy the rest of the journey.
     
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  4. Bill Boggs

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    I'm an old cowhand from the Rio Grande
    But my legs ain't bowed and my cheeks ain't tan
    I'm a cowboy who never saw a cow
    Never roped a steer cause I don't know how
    Sure ain't a fixin' to start in now
    Yippie yi yo kayah

    I'm an old cowhand and I come down from the Rio Grande
    And I learned to ride, ride, ride 'fore I learned to stand
    I'm a riding fool who is up to date
    I know every trail in the Lone Star State
    Cause I ride the range in a Ford V-8
    Yippie yi yo kayah

    We're old cowhands from the Rio Grande
    And we come to town just to hear the band
    We know all the songs that the cowboys know
    'Bout the big corral where the doggies go
    We learned them all on the radio
    Yippie yi yo kayah

    I'm an old cowhand
    Oh yes, Mr. Bing.
    Too hot for you, Uncle Fudd?
    Down from the Rio Grande
    Oh where the west is wild all around the borderland
    Where the buffalo roam around the zoo
    and the Injuns run up a rug or two
    and the old Bar X is just a barbecue, yeah
    Yippie yi yo kayah

    I'm a pioneer who began from scratch
    I don't bat an eye in a shootin' match.
    They don't call me Elmer, they call me Satch.
    Yippie yi yo kayah
    Yippie yi yo kayah
    Get along little horsy
    Get along little horsy
    Yippie yi yo kayah, oh!
    Yippie yi yo kayah.


    Songwriters: Johnny Mercer
    I'm An Old Cowhand lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

    Artist: Bing Crosby
    Recorded: July 17, 1936
    Released: 1936
    Songwriter(s): Johnny Mercer
    Genres: Rock, Country
     
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    Does this mean we must speak in rhyme?
    Cos I seem to do this most of the time
    Still I suppose one could do worse
    Than make one's feelings known in verse
     
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    Bravo, Michael Dean ! Be inspired !
     
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    JUST A SIMPLE SOLDIER

    He was getting old and paunchy
    And his hair was falling fast
    And he sat around the Legion Hall
    Telling stories of the past

    Of a war that he had fought in
    And the deeds that he had done
    In his exploits with his buddies
    They were heroes, every one

    And though sometimes to his neighbors
    His tales became a joke
    All his buddies listened
    For they knew whereof he spoke

    But we'll hear his tales no longer
    For old Bob has passed away
    And the world's a little poorer
    For a soldier died today

    He won't be mourned by many
    Just his children and his wife
    For he lived an ordinary
    Very quiet sort of life

    He held a job and raised a family
    Quietly going on his way
    And the world won't note his passing
    Though a soldier died today

    When politicians leave this earth
    Their bodies lie in state
    While thousands note their passing
    And proclaim that they were great

    Papers tell of their life stories
    From the time that they were young
    But the passing of a soldier
    goes unnoticed and unsung

    Is the greatest contribution
    To the welfare of our land
    Some jerk who breaks his promise
    And cons his fellow man?

    Or the ordinary fellow
    Who in times of war and strife
    goes off to serve his country
    And offers up his life

    The politician's stipend
    And the style in which he lives
    Are sometimes disproportionate
    To the service that he gives

    While the ordinary soldier
    Who offers up his all
    Is paid off with a medal
    And perhaps a pension, small

    It's so easy to forget them
    For it is so long ago
    That our Bob's and Jim's and Johnny's
    Went to battle, but we know

    It was not the politicians
    With their compromise and ploys
    Who won for us the freedom
    That our country now enjoys

    Should you find yourself in danger
    With your enemies at hand
    would you really want some cop-out
    With his ever waffling stand

    Or would you want a SOLDIER
    who has sworn to defend
    His home, his kin, and country
    And will fight until the end

    He was just a common soldier
    And his ranks are growing thin
    But his presence should remind us
    We may need his kind again

    For when countries are in conflict
    Then we find the soldier's part
    Is to clean up all the troubles
    That the politicians start

    If we cannot do him honor
    While he's here to hear the praise
    Then at least let's give him homage
    At the ending of his days

    Perhaps a simple headline
    in the paper that might say:
    "OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING
    FOR A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."


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  8. Gloria Mitchell

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    If it dont ryhme and ring my chime...
    It ant no poem its a poo....:rolleyes:
     
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  9. Bill Boggs

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    I don't think I've ever heard that Nancy. Thanks.
     
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  10. Joe Riley

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    Here is one of my "String-cheese" poems:

    And In Between

    He left a hero, and came home a hero…and in between…he was heroic. According to the roster…it was his turn to be a hero, so he was. Don’t cry…heroes are never in short supply…and they all get to fly.

    He was brave when he left, and came “home” brave…and in between he walked bravely. It’s hard to tell, but when he fell…he fell bravely. So add our yell…of “Bravo”....to all who gravely tell …of bravery.

    He rode out a chief, and returned a chief…and in between… he chiefly saved the day… He led the way. His eye was clear, and shadow long. But some would say…”he’s had his song”…they would die wrong.

    He was born of God, and died of God…and in between…he lived of God. His goal, along the way…was to obey. Some would say, for him there was “no other way…to love”…true and faithful …to the end.
     
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  11. Bill Boggs

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    @Joe Riley, Another poet has entered the room. Good going, Joe I like the way you string them. It seems our lives are lived in between some objective or what we're looking for.
     
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  12. Nancy Hart

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    @Joe Riley, I believe you have a talent for rap. :cool: . It does have the rhythm, don't you think?

    Just teasing. I love the poem and the message.
     
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