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Re: "POET`S" CORNER by Ken Dunn on 22 April 2010 9:12pm
I like your The Wet Tent, Terry S. It reminded me of an epic poem I wrote many years ago called The Modern Mariners. It is a bit long for putting here but I may do it someday.
Re: "POET`S" CORNER by johnnythemonkey on 22 April 2010 9:37pm
Just post it Ken. If we get bored halfway through it, that's our problem.

Many people, including myself, have posted yawn-worthy material.
Re: "POET`S" CORNER by TERRY S on 23 April 2010 2:01am
Also wrote this after being inspired by the little train with the face on Euston - Kyle of Lachalsh (great railway journeys).

The Prayer of the Little Train

Mr Beeching hates me,
He sent me to the scrap,
He got rid of all my friends, too,
To rationalise his railway map.

So, now I'm going rusty,
He has money on the brain,
Please God hear my prayer,
Save me and my fellow trains.

Don't let me lose my colour,
Because Beeching is a prat,
And I'm happy with my number,
Don't let me lose that.

Don't let me lose my tender,
My axles and my paint,
Beeching thinks I'm past it,
But I promise you I ain't!

So, if you pass my scrapyard,
And you see my friends and I,
Listen to our little prayer,
And please don't let us die!

I get inspired by the oddest things, y'know!

Re: "POET`S" CORNER by johnnythemonkey on 23 April 2010 3:33am
I'm impressed Terry S, particularly with your first stanza which says more in 23 words than I could say in 230.

The Beeching cuts are a topic all on it's own. Good observations.
Re: "POET`S" CORNER by bIG bLOGGER on 23 April 2010 2:02pm
TERRY S: Your poetry is good,and it's coming along very nicely; I hope we shall see some more little gems of your handiwork shortly.

BTW: If it's any small consolation to you,Dr.Beeching,who was born on April the 21st,1913,deceased on March the 23rd,1985.

His Axe was buried beside him. [R.I.P.] Chuff- Chuff- Chuff- Chuff- Chuff -!!!

btw: Apparently Thomas The Tank Engine escaped the chop!!
Re: "POET`S" CORNER by johnnythemonkey on 24 April 2010 2:15am
Composed in twenty seconds.

Where did that young man go ?
The one we'll now never know,
Was it his lack of tears ?
Or just the passing of the years ?
Re: "POET`S" CORNER by TERRY S on 24 April 2010 3:21am
That's quite moving, Johnny.

Ta for the kind words, Blogger. A new opus will arrive soon, if I get inspired by something.
Re: "POET`S" CORNER by Loretto on 24 April 2010 11:28pm
White rolls foaming to be free of the sea.
It bans them from the land;
Hand of the earth.
Both know of regrowth, rebirth and renewal;
Fuel to the faith of mankind.
Mind unwind the mysteries of the unsolved sea.
Reach us, teach us through the soul,
this role unknown but appreciated;
Anticipated to give reasons amidst seasons of unknowing.
Re: "POET`S" CORNER by TERRY S on 24 April 2010 11:31pm
This stuff is lovely. We're a very talented bunch, aren't we? If you haven't added a poem here yet, please have an attempt, I'd love to read them.
Re: "POET`S" CORNER by Loretto on 24 April 2010 11:34pm
That one is an original by meslef by the by. I was in University in Galway, wrote it in 1988. I was in me WB Yeats/ Patrick Kinsella mode. Actually wrote it after my father passed away, Salthill is a part of Galway Bay and I used to cycle there and just sit and be quiet. A hard thing for a chatterbox like me to do. :-)
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