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    Poet's Corner

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    wuzfuz

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    A challenge to us all

    Post by wuzfuz on Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:21 pm

    Happy New Year Daffy.

    One of the best inspirational poems I have ever read.

    Changed the gender and sent it off to our daughter and granddaughter who also has a baby girl.

    Put a copy in my Pandoras box of memories
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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by daffyd on Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:40 pm

    What you have to look forward to in 2011

    'Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house,
    Every creature was hurtin', even the mouse.
    The toys were all broken, their batteries dead;
    Santa passed out, with some ice on his head.
    Wrapping and ribbons just covered the floor,
    While upstairs the family continued to snore.
    And I in my T-shirt, new Reeboks and jeans,
    Went into the kitchen and started to clean.
    When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
    I sprang from the sink to see what was the matter.
    Away to the window I flew like a flash,
    Tore open the curtains, and threw up the sash.
    When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
    But a little white truck, with an oversized mirror.
    The driver was smiling, so lively and grand;
    The patch on his jacket said, "U.S. POSTMAN."
    With a handful of bills, he grinned like a fox,
    Then quickly he stuffed them into our mailbox.
    Bill after bill, after bill, they still came,
    Whistling and shouting he called them by name:
    "Now Target, now Best Buy, now Penny's and Sears.
    There's eBay and Amazon - you're up to your ears!
    To the tip of your limit, every store, every mall,
    Now charge away - charge away - charge away all!"
    He whooped and he whistled as he finished his work.
    He filled up the box, then turned with a jerk.
    He sprang to his truck and he drove down the road,
    Driving much faster with just half a load.
    Then, I heard him exclaim with great holiday cheer,
    "Enjoy what you got . . . you'll be paying all year!"_________________
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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by daffyd on Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:43 pm


    Glad to be of service Wuzfuz...........

    My best wishes to you and yours!
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    Willows

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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by Willows on Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:17 pm

    Your last poem is going to ring true with many people DaffyD!!!

    So much for Christmas "cheer"!
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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by daffyd on Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:05 pm

    Time is such an abstract thing
    It flies on by, yet has no wing
    I like it best in early morning
    When the sun is up and a new day dawning.....


    A New Day Dawning


    Drink deep the sweet cold mountain air
    Feast thine eye upon the new born sun
    Watch it rise 'ere its burning glory
    Warms the earth for everyone.


    Face the tasks that have been allotted
    Awake thy bretheren from their sleep
    Lead them to those pastures promised
    For thou art the shepherd, and they, the sheep.

    Be upstanding in thine image
    Let not the children see thee cry
    Hide the salted tear that formeth
    Formeth in thine weary eye.

    Hide from them thy daily burden
    Allow them all to laugh and play
    For soon, too soon, their youth will vanish
    That burden will be theirs someday.

    Shake the dew from yonder flower,
    Watch its unladen head, unbow.
    Smell its fragrance at dawn's early hour
    Remove thy scowl, light up thy brow.

    Pray that the bounty in the land around thee
    Will continue for years to flow,
    Ask of Him His daily blessing
    And may thou in His likeness grow.


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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by daffyd on Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:56 pm

    As we move into a New Year and the cheering and partying die down we should spare a thought for those less fortunate than ourselves.......

    ONLY THE LONELY

    Only the lonely
    Can hear a heart beat
    In an empty room.
    Only the lonely
    Look for a kindly light
    To pierce their darkest gloom.
    Only the lonely
    Know the taste of tears
    As they reminisce without a friend.
    Only the lonely
    Endure those silent days
    That never seem to end.

    Only the lonely
    Know that emptiness
    Can fill a broken heart.
    Only the lonely
    Never say goodbye
    For from whom shall they depart?
    Only the lonely
    Speak with a silent voice
    Of their heartaches and their fear
    Only the lonely
    Converse with immobile lips
    For who else is there to hear?

    Only the lonely
    Stare into the flickering flames
    With their thoughts of long ago.
    Only the lonely
    Know of the daily pain
    That they must undergo.
    Only the lonely
    Dream of another's arms
    And the warmth of an embrace
    Only the lonely
    Pray for that welcome reprieve
    And the sight of a friendly face.



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    Glad E Olah
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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by Glad E Olah on Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:29 am

    Daffyd this one brought me to tears. I can relate personally to much of it.

    Thank you for sharing such a sad but beautifully worded poem.
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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by daffyd on Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:24 pm

    My Baltic Adventure

    I felt it was time to leave these shores
    And explore the lands to the North
    So I booked myself a Baltic cruise
    And I got my money's worth.
    I set sail from the Southampton port
    The skies were an azure blue
    Bearing left through the English channel
    Then heading North on the compass true.

    Kristiansand was my first port of call
    I was greeted by a local moose
    Albeit stuffed, and set on wheels
    Aye, chained so it would not get loose.
    The scenery, the architecture,
    The history turned ones head
    It was a place I was loathe to leave
    But my itinerary pointed North instead.

    Aye North to Copenhagen
    I saw the Mermaid on the rock
    Further on to the port of Helsinki
    And another fabulous place to dock.
    Still further North to St Petersburg
    A magnificent Russian port
    Catherine Palace in all its splendour
    Ensured you weren't sold short.

    One cannot relate the Baltic tale
    By omitting ports of call
    So full astern me hearties
    And I'll try and include them all.
    Leaving Copenhagen and the Mermaid on the rock
    We headed north to Visby, an island paradise
    A force six gale sprang up
    And the swell was not very nice.

    We could not berth alongside
    Nor use tenders to the shore
    So we just had to ride out the sudden storm
    We couldn't do much more.
    This cruising crowd are hardy
    And they enjoy this holiday time at sea
    There was little sign of mal-de-mer
    We all turned up for tea.

    We set a course for Stockholm
    And arrived there in great style
    With a Swedish band to greet us..... ...
    Tour buses lined up, in single file.
    A truly wonderful city
    Seen on a bright warm sunny day
    Wide boulevards and great green parks
    Shop assistants, who had a smile and winning way.

    I touched upon Helsinki.................
    A favourite port of mine
    I visited the Olympic Stadium
    And sampled a wee glass of the local wine.......
    A photographic paradise
    Architecture to stun the mind
    Finland is a treasure trove
    Any fault was hard to find.

    St Petersburg, the jewel in the crown
    Deserves an accolade of its own
    For plain words cannot describe
    The splendour that was shown.
    The palaces, the massive public squares
    The churches, tall spires and golden dome...........
    The bridges and the waterways
    This is what we came to see, this is why we all left home.

    Little Lithuania offered us a newly opened port
    Klaipeda, new on the tourist trail
    The wooden structured buildings
    Tried to impress, they didn't fail
    So different from the grandeur
    We had encountered upon this cruise
    We were met by dancing schoolchildren
    Who had been sent to us amuse............

    Then we set sail for England
    Southampton, and then onward home
    Having cruised the Baltic
    No more this year to roam.

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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by daffyd on Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:40 pm

    THE ROCK THAT WEPT

    I watched the saline droplets well up into his eyes
    Spill over and run freely to my great surprise.
    He was my hero my rock, my friend
    And to my daily needs he'd tend
    What disaster could cause such grief
    His face was a mask of disbelief
    I later learned to my dismay
    His final visit was to be today.

    My health prognosis was never good
    The medics had done all they could
    I'd lived my life in a metal shroud
    He was my Dad and I was proud
    That he called me son and stroked my head
    He held my hand and sat by my bed
    Alas those tears never before seen
    Were there when they turned off my machine

    Fear not dear friend 'tis but a poem
    A darkened verse as my mind did roam
    Inspired by a care worn sigh
    When someone asked if a man could cry
    Men are beings wherein emotions dwell
    And experience life in every cell
    To control ones feelings does not mean
    That one is bereft, because they're not seen
    A weakness is ascribed to tears
    So man has learned to hide his fears
    Instead he cries within his being
    And grieves without the whole world seeing.


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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by daffyd on Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:43 pm

    A Walk Amongst The Stars



    It is written into our Destiny
    That we will walk amongst the stars,
    Traverse those distant galaxies
    So that we may enhance our repertoires.
    With the resurrection of the Force
    In that stage just after Death
    Is a reality, a promise
    Not a theological shibboleth.



    For we all pass through a check point
    Of mortality en route
    To a level where our consciousness
    With our shapes and forms transmute.
    Such change aids our mobility
    In our journeys through dark skies,
    We become in a sense, all seeing
    And by mortal standards, wise.



    We become as unfettered as an abstract thought
    As free as a cooling desert wind,
    Our parameters are boundless
    Yet our paths are predestined.
    For it is written into our Destiny
    That some may walk where once He trod
    Remain with Him in perpetuity
    Our Saviour, our Lord, our God.


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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by Glad E Olah on Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:00 pm

    I enjoyed reading this one Daffyd.
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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by daffyd on Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:04 pm

    The terrible, but topical tale of Tutankhamun is laid down
    herewith for your edification and entertainment.

    I give you................KING TUT

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    The Mean Machine

    Post by daffyd on Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:50 pm

    This is the tale of an old Yorkshire lad
    And his introduction to computers and stuff
    He struggled for hours to master the beast
    Then decided that 'eed 'ad enough!
    It were driving him mad and the keyboard were naff
    And the 'floppies' were stiff, flat and round
    He plugged in his speakers yet heard not a word
    Even when he threw it ont' ground.



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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by Willows on Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:48 am

    Hey DaffyD..
    I'll catch up un your poetry once our dear Glad gets the overlapping straightened out.

    DaffyD, come and visit us in the "Willow's Workshop Topic" (in the Writing Forum)...and inspire our babble in silliness and seriousness or whatever...!! Very Happy

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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by Willows on Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:31 pm

    Hey DaffyD...

    For now...you may not be able to read this but it will get better....so hang in there!


    I'm just waiting for the time..
    That I can reply to you in rhyme
    Kibbetz/serious...this or that
    You and I can "chew the fat"
    'Bout a silly bunch of nonsense
    Maybe....it won't make too much sense
    But we'll banter back and forth
    'Bout stuff that has next-to-none in worth
    Betchya I'll give you a smile
    And in return...you'll send me a pile

    (of smiles.... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy ...that is)....of.....fun!!! lol!

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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by Glad E Olah on Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:13 am

    is the overlapping still happening????

    If so I cannot find out why.
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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by daffyd on Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:39 pm


    As in all things there is a beginning........


    Thoughts in a flickering Flame


    Memory paints with a beautiful brush, on the canvas of my mind. I can rummage through it’s vast storehouse to see what pictures I can find. I can parade these images on a private screen and feel the warmth those memories can bring. I can weave the fabrics of that hallucinary dream, whilst choirs of angels sing. I can colour those recollections, in shades to match my mood, for in the most part those memories that remain with us, are very often good.

    Memory paints with a beautiful brush even of loved ones long since dead, such thoughts are with me here and now, strolling sedately through my head. I can reach out, I can touch them, I can pass the time of day. I can select a chapter from my past and like a video, can replay the memories that are pleasing and do not upset a wounded heart, and with that magic brush of memory, bring forth those that did depart.

    Time and distance is no obstacle for this artistry of mind, the exercise, it soothes me and brings me a peace I could not elsewhere find. For in this I am the creator, the artist with the brush I control the scene, control the pace, for there’s no need to rush. I can review those special moments and take hours to replay the scene. I can deliberate upon conversations and decipher exactly what they mean.

    I can relive such moments almost any time or anywhere, even in a crowded room, or when no one else is there. Memory paints with a beautiful brush, it paints to one’s desire. It’s just a thought as you sit at home, staring into the fire.


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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by Glad E Olah on Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:41 am

    Very nice Daffyd!
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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by daffyd on Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:20 pm

    Aye Glad, those are the very words mah missus whispers to me efter ah hev recited her favourite poem....
    A Scottish Love Poem....

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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by Glad E Olah on Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:25 pm

    Another nice one.

    Thanks Daffyd.
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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by daffyd on Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:39 pm

    I am reminded of another old poem, one which I had almost forgotten about really!

    FOR SHE BELIEVES IN ME

    I am the centre of her universe, I am the sun that warms her day,
    I am the love that fills her heart, but I have feet of clay.
    In her eyes I can do no wrong, no matter what I do or say
    I watch the tears well in her eyes when I have to go away.
    I take her gently in my arms and dry those eyes so she can see
    In my heart I know that I've been blessed, for she believes in me.

    She watches me with those soft brown eyes, attentive and alert
    With an unassuming tenderness that I've no wish to hurt.
    I'm placed upon a pedestal that she has created in her mind
    Because she fell in love with words, of the poetic kind.
    Words I'd written in my youth of love and ecstasy.
    Words she believes in to this day, for she believes in me.

    Yet I'm no Casanova, no Don Juan sent to fill her dreams
    It's only that the words I write make life better than it seems.
    Her love is for the fantasy that my poetic words create
    The rhythm fills her heart with love, it is the Bard who is her mate.
    Beyond the Bard is the frail man as one day she will see
    But until that day I'll enjoy her love, for she believes in me.

    Meanwhile we'll share together the time of our allotted span
    Perhaps one day the veil will lift and she will love the man.
    The Bard is but a facet, a small part of what is me,
    This she will discover if only those warm brown eyes could see
    Beyond the pulsing rhythms of the Bard's anthology.
    It's the man that really loves her, because she believes in me.

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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by Willows on Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:02 pm

    Sooooo beautiful DaffyD!
    redroses for you!
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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by daffyd on Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:24 pm

    Thank you Willows for the flowers
    The kind that last for hours and hours
    So beautiful attired in red and green
    And so attired....you should be seen
    Not hidden away in Manitoba
    Wait! Not yet! Wait until you're sober!

    Regards

    Daffyd.
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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by Willows on Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:07 pm

    "Wait until you're sober" !!!!!!?????????

    Says my long-haired friend!
    How didst your last lines e'er begin?
    Well I'll jus' shlurppp anudderr drink!
    An' weave deranged... like my friend think! Very Happy Very Happy :

    So I'll pour us both a glass of rum
    We'll see who's first to overcome...
    The wrath of spirits swallowed..
    Not one should remain hallowed...

    For wrongs that we both might have did
    Come morn'...the cry..."how will I rid"
    The gaeity of night before
    We'll promise that we'll drink no more!

    And so to bed...my friend..

    Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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    Re: Poet's Corner

    Post by daffyd on Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:23 pm

    ........and so to bed, what thinketh thee
    Doest thou think I'm Zebadee..........(Magic Roundabout)
    I'll have you know, yes... eeh by gum....
    I've supped my share of Navy rum
    For years I sailed the seven seas
    When ships were made of oaken trees
    Spiced the mainbrace many a time
    Sang saucy songs in shanty rhyme
    Hollow legs and an empty head
    Saw my shipmates fold instead
    Last man standing, clear of head
    What was that you said about..... going to bed?


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