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Re: Poetry

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:56 pm

Mongo - :clap:
"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” George Bernard Shaw
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Re: Poetry

Postby MongoGutman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:28 am

thanks
Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? ~~ Oddball
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Re: Poetry

Postby Tiffany » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:07 pm

Thank you for adding the rest of the story, Mongo. It truly is a circle that goes on & on. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Poetry

Postby MongoGutman » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:48 am

Two swing songs - the first is for a crooner, say a young Sinatra -

My Big Baby


My big baby's as fat as a pig
The whole world shakes when she does a jig
A blimp's as round but not as big
To count her chins you need to use some trig,
I really love, I really love her so.

My big baby, she's such a wide load
When she goes out she blocks the road
She got a letter from the city, whaddya s'pose:
She's been given her own area code.
I really love, I really love her so.

This feller couldn't feel better
She's massive and she's passive
I chased her and I caught her
But when she sat on my lap
She nearly squashed me flat!

My big baby's always in an eating mood
For anything baked fried boiled or stewed
And if you don't want to see them chewed
Better keep your fingers away from her food.
I really love, I really love her so.

My big baby, I don't think
Would ever drown if she fell in the drink
For though the ocean might turn pink
All that blubber could never sink
I really love, I really love her so.

This feller couldn't feel better
She's massive and she's passive
I chased her and I caught her
But when she sat on my lap
She nearly squashed me flat!


Me and my baby we love to spoon
Her sloppy kisses they make me swoon
When we go out she eclipses the moon
But I'm going to her soon
'Cause I really love, I really love her so

She's my baby and I'm her bloke
I've lost count of the chairs she's broke
She could eat a turkey whole and never choke
When she stood on some scales they started to smoke.
I really love, I really love her so.
I really love, I really love.
Every.
Sweaty.
Wobbling.
Pound of her so!

~finis~

- and this one for a smallish band, Louis Jordan style

plain text: vocalist/band leader
italics: shouted questions from various band members
CAPITALS: all band shouting together.


That Woman

That woman, she aint no good for you
No, that woman, she 's just no good for you
- So what is she good for then?
She's good for a drink, good for a time
Bur when morning comes you gonna be cryin'
'Cause that woman, she aint no good for you.

That Woman, she don't care 'bout you
That Woman, she just don't care 'bout you
- What do she care about, Boss?
She cares for your money, cares for your dough
And when it's all gone, why then she'll blow
No, that woman, don't care nothing for you.

That woman, she won't treat you right
That woman, she aint gonna treat you right
- How is she gonna treat him?
She'll treat you like a fool, treat you like a dog
Treat you to a lesson from the school of hard knocks,
That woman she just won't treat you right.

That woman, she's too fast for you
That woman, she's much too fast for you
- Just how fast is this broad?
She's fast as a twister or a hurricane
Fast as a bullet straight to your brain
That woman's far too fast for you.

-- instrumental interlude with clarinet solo --

That woman, she aint no good for you
No, that woman, she's just no good for you
- What should he do then Boss?
But I gots you covered, don't have no fear
You just up and SEND HER OVER HERE!
'Cause that woman, she's no good for you.

She's no good for you
Just send her right on over, boy,
Yes sir!

- finis -

...Mongo
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Re: Poetry

Postby meerkat » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:07 am

:clap: :clap:
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Re: Poetry

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:03 pm

Can just imagine Frank belting that one out :lol:

Really like that woman - repsect! :clap:
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Re: Poetry

Postby MongoGutman » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:49 am

My Big Baby was loosely based on this -



- and this is the feel I was looking for That Woman

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Re: Poetry

Postby MongoGutman » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:36 pm

one for Halloween -


Beneath Black Sands


Beneath black sands, in stygian gloom
There lies a cobweb-shrouded room
Where lurks a god of wrath and spite
Who knows naught of good nor right.

His lair's an ancient prison cell
In which he's bound by curses fell
Trapped by tricks in ancient times
To pay the price for divine crimes.

Glowing fungi lights the chamber
Revealing runes that warn of danger
Drabbling madly across the walls
That tremble with his rage-filled calls.

He glowers over an obsidian altar
Upon which screamed many a daughter
Torn sobbing from their family's arms
And brought to face the ultimate harm.

Foul air's disturbed by spectral gliding
As phantoms stir yet to do his bidding
Held in thrall beyond all meaning
Giving voice to pain-filled keening.

His time, though gone, will come again:
Once more upon the Earth he'll reign
And the world will witness his cruel joys
As he makes of Man his tortured toys.

Pray you're dead before he rises
And visits you with his surprises
Pray you never see his face
And pity you then the human race.

…Mongo
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Re: Poetry

Postby MongoGutman » Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:18 am

Oblivious

And if all the sirens of seven seas
should sing their finest song for me
or the heavens crack and angelic trumpets blare
a saintly fanfare to herald the coming
of the holy host
would I hear
whilst you whispered in my ear?

And if the Sun and Moon should tango
across the sky and all the heros
of time and myth were to parade past
in all their finery
would I see
whilst you looked into my eyes?

And if Dionysus himself should pour
for me his finest wines and
houris sit around my knees to
feed me dainty sweetmeats
of pure ambrosia
would I taste
with your kiss upon my lips?
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Re: Poetry

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:45 pm

:D Big ol' soppy! :P

I always like it when you can kick over the traces and play about a bit with the meter and prose/half-rhyme ;)
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Re: Poetry

Postby MongoGutman » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:56 am

Thanks :-)
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Re: Poetry

Postby Square12 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:09 pm

Ok I wrote this one as a Christmas present for my family (first verse refers to my maternal grandparents and paternal grandfather, second to ancestors in general and third to those who I still have):

Family

So,e family I will never know,
When I arrived, they'd had to go.
Others - I barely even knew,
They had to leave before I grew.
I wish that I, could say truly,
That they could say they really knew me.

Of course my blood goes way back when.
Who were my ancestors way back then?
Which features of me did they give?
What did they do and where'd they live?
And of their travels, where'd they go?
And of their friends, who did they know?

Then there are family members who,
I love but sometimes fight with too.
These people who have shared my life,
Who've been there through both joy and strife.
From my lips some true words fall,
"To all my family ever - I love you all."
If you can fill the unforgiving minute,
With sixty seconds worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a man my son.
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Re: Poetry

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:33 pm

Ah - a new member of the 'barding' family :lol: :clap:
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Re: Poetry

Postby Ghost » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:36 pm

A ghoul stood on a bridge one night
his lips were all a quiver
he gave a cough
his leg dropped off
and floated down the river
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Ooh you cheeky little sea winkle
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Re: Poetry

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:58 pm

:lol:
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