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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    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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    British writer A. A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh, also wrote children's poems.

    My favorite is "Disobedience", where a three-year-old boy is his Mother's overseer and protector.

    The first verse goes:

    "James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George DuPree,
    Took great care of his Mother, although he was only three.
    James James said to his Mother, "Mother", he said, said he,
    "You must never go down to the edge of the town if you don't go down with me!"

    The other verses tell a cute story...look it up!

    Hal
     
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  8. Shirley Martin

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    James James
    Morrison's Mother
    Put on a golden gown.
    James James Morrison's Mother
    Drove to the end of the town.
    James James Morrison's Mother
    Said to herself, said she:
    "I can get right down
    to the end of the town
    and be back in time for tea."
     
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  9. Bill Boggs

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    I like his quotes as well as his poems:
    Weeds are flowers too once you get to know them. And

    Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again? Or


    I gave up writing children's books. I wanted to escape from them as I had once wanted to escape from 'Punch': as I have always wanted to escape. In vain.

    What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.

    Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/a_a_milne
     
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    I really like the one about weeds are flowers. Some of my wildflowers are quite beautiful.
     
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    There you go. My wife cultivated a weed for years thinking it was a flower. It grew and bloomed and came back each year prettier than ever. I rather liked it. It's demise came when she learned it was actually a weed. Pretty no more.
     
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  12. Shirley Martin

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    Well, all our flowers began as weeds, didn't they? We didn't invent them out of thin air.
     
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    Great comeback, Shirl !

    Hal
     
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  14. Shirley Martin

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    Behold the hippopotamus!
    We laugh at how he looks to us,
    And yet in moments dank and grim,
    I wonder how we look to him.
    Peace, peace, thou hippopotamus!
    We really look all right to us,
    As you no doubt delight the eye
    Of other hippopotami.


    Ogden Nash
     
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  15. Bill Boggs

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    Me, myself, and I, we are not so poetic.
     
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