A Bit Of Poetry

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    I don't know any that don't start with, "There was a young lady from Nantucket."
     
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    "There was a young lady from Nantucket....
    who peed in a yellow bucket
     
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    The really nasty one begins:

    "There once was a man from Nantucket,
    Whose...." (censored)

    Hal
     
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    ICE CREAM



    Do fairies float on thistledown

    Can angels fill a night time dream

    The earthly cooks who wear a crown

    Are those who served our first ice cream.


    The Chinese led with flavoured ice

    Milk, flour and camphor, not so good

    Fruit juice for Henry, very nice.

    Queen Anne enjoyed real ice cream pud.


    Ice houses filled the rich mens dream

    Not shared by members of the staff

    Who served them bowls of silky cream

    In silence while their masters laugh.


    We plebs began to get a taste

    In sixteen hundred, so they say

    I bet the hygiene of that paste

    Left many on the pot all day.


    Ice cream soda, once called Sunday

    Riled religions of the day

    Had their way. It changed to Sundae

    Snow cone parlours on their way.


    How things have changed. Once rich mans treat

    Shops overflow, an easy sell

    All thousand flavours hard to beat

    But very fattening-what the hell.
     
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  5. Beatrice Taylor

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    We all scream for ice cream!

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  6. Joe Riley

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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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  13. Nancy Hart

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    I think this is a cute poem, written by a man named Sheldon "Shel" Silverstein. Apparently he wrote a lot of children's poems. That's about my speed. The lyrics to the song, "A Boy Named Sue," was one of his poems.

    Where the Sidewalk Ends

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  14. Joe Riley

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    Be careful when you ask for a hot dog....with everything on it!:eek:
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    By Shel Silverstein
     
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  15. Nancy Hart

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    I like that one even better! :D:cool::eek:
     
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