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Poems you may have long forgotten
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Posted: 2 August 2008 1:22 PM
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Ever had poems that stuck in your memory or you were taught as a child, I will start it off with a few........

It's such a shock, I almost screech

When I find a worm inside my peach!

But then what really makes me blue

Is to find a worm who's bit in two!

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Posted: 2 August 2008 1:23 PM
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I eat peas with honey

I've done it all my life

It makes the peas taste funny

But it keeps them on my knife

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Posted: 2 August 2008 1:29 PM
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Part of one I learned when I was at junior school.Thats a long time a go.
THE WINDMILL.

Behold a giant am I
aloft here in my tower
With my mighty jaws I devour
The maize, the wheat and the rye
And I grind them into flour.
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Posted: 2 August 2008 1:43 PM
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IF

If I were a tadpole

I'd be very very small

and wouldn't be the slightest use

To anyone at all

And you thought it was going to be by Rudyard Kipling!

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Posted: 2 August 2008 3:00 PM
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Here's another - wish it would come out in single spacing

Doctor Bell fell down the well

And broke his collar bone.

Doctors should attend the sick

And leave the well alone



Edited by bootbags 2008-08-02 3:07 PM
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Posted: 4 August 2008 12:18 PM
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Said Hamlet to Ophelia
'I'll do a sketch of thee.
What kind of pencil shall I use,
2B or not 2B?'

(Spike Milligan)
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Posted: 4 August 2008 3:37 PM
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Thanks Roon, I was beginning to think no one out there enjoyed a bit of humour in verse - Milligan is great, here's another (not his)

I wish I was a little grub

With whiskers round my tummy

I'd climb into a honey-pot

And make my tummy gummy



Edited by bootbags 2008-08-04 3:39 PM

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Posted: 4 August 2008 4:48 PM
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There was a young girl from Madrid
Who wouldn't have Sex for a quid
Up came an Italian
Who was built like a stallion
Said he would do her for nowt
And he did
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Posted: 4 August 2008 4:56 PM
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Syd, you really are cheeky you know!!!!

Back to serious stuff now. Can't remember the exact wording but put this at the front of my very first photo albumn when I first fell in love!!!!

When you are old and grey
And nodding full of sleep
Take down this book and think and dream
Of the soft look your eyes once had
And of their shadows deep


(It isn't word perfect but that's all I can remember)
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Posted: 4 August 2008 4:58 PM
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Bet you weren't taught that one at school!
Syd - 2008-08-04 4:48 PM There was a young girl from Madrid Who wouldn't have Sex for a quid Up came an Italian Who was built like a stallion Said he would do her for nowt And he did
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Posted: 5 August 2008 8:09 PM
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Learned while studying Suicides in the under 18s of Barbados

There was a young man from Cape Horn
Who wished he had never been born
And he wouldn't have been
If his father had seen
The end of the condom was torn

Boom boom
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Posted: 5 August 2008 8:14 PM
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Willie built a guillotine

tried it out on sister Jean

Said Mother as she got the mop

These messy games have got to stop

Yuk!

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Posted: 5 August 2008 8:32 PM
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She stood on the bridge at midnight
Throwing snowballs at the moon
She said, "Sir I've never had it"
But she spoke too flippin' soon.
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Posted: 5 August 2008 10:17 PM
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never trouble trouble
Till trouble roubles you

It only doubles trouble
and troubles other too

How right is that
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Posted: 6 August 2008 8:56 AM
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The man stood on the burning deck
Peeling Potatoes by the peck
Would he wash his dirty neck
Would he heck.
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Posted: 6 August 2008 11:22 AM
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There you go Roon refresh your memory



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Posted: 6 August 2008 1:42 PM
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Lovely poem, glad to see we have some sensitive & romantic souls in here!.
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Posted: 6 August 2008 2:34 PM
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bootbags - 2008-08-06 1:42 PM

glad to see we have some sensitive & romantic souls in here!.


I love you dear
I love you in your nightie
When the moonlight flits
Across your ****
Oh Jesus Christ Almighty
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Posted: 6 August 2008 3:52 PM
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I didn't think it would stay in good taste for long so here's another

Pigs are stout

and pigs are kind

and pigs are seldom clean

snout before

and tail behind

and bacon in between



Edited by bootbags 2008-08-06 3:53 PM
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Posted: 6 August 2008 10:17 PM
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And another -

While walking through the woods one day, along two grassy banks,

I stood upon a fellows ar*e and a ladies voice said "thanks".

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Posted: 6 August 2008 10:19 PM
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And another, another,

No matter how you shake your peg, the last few drops run down your leg.....

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Posted: 6 August 2008 10:40 PM
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One I got a good smack for reciting innocently:-

Milk Milk - Lemonade - round the corner where chocolate's made Carol.
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Posted: 7 August 2008 11:31 AM
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Aw Mick, thank you for that... It still makes me go all funny inside.

Carol, I would recite it innocently too... I don't get it, sorry. can you explain it in a way that won't get you in trouble again please
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Posted: 7 August 2008 3:29 PM
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The poetry lovers out there are probably familiar wiith Rudyard Kipling's ''IF'' But even for those who have no interest in poetry, this is one that sets out some simple rules to help you through life. My son e.mailed me from Iraq last week (he is not in the military - but on a base in Iskandariah) he is going through a difficult time at the moment and he said that the one thing that sustains him is the reading of this famous verse which I gave to him as a young man.

So if I may...

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired of waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on';

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
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!

Rudyard Kipling
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Posted: 7 August 2008 3:51 PM
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bootbags that is one on the beautiful poems that once you have heard you stays with you always, thanks for putting it on. Carol.
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Posted: 7 August 2008 3:59 PM
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Hymer C 9. - 2008-08-07 3:51 PM

bootbags that is one on the beautiful poems that once you have heard you stays with you always, thanks for putting it on. Carol.


Thank you Carol, I hope there may be some first timers out there who have NOT read it.
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Posted: 7 August 2008 4:30 PM
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Thanks Bootbags, Have never read that before, It "got" to me for want of a better word, I will probably copy that, Ria.
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Posted: 7 August 2008 4:35 PM
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Thanks Bootsy, one of my favourites too that. Joy
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Posted: 7 August 2008 5:31 PM
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ohgrandma - 2008-08-07 4:30 PM

Thanks Bootbags, Have never read that before, It "got" to me for want of a better word, I will probably copy that, Ria.

So glad I have introduced it to you, yes it is a bit of a choker isn't it.
I gave it to my son when he was a young man, he is now 42 and it still means as much to him
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Posted: 7 August 2008 5:37 PM
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ROON - 2008-08-07 4:35 PM

Thanks Bootsy, one of my favourites too that. Joy


Yes, I thought 'IT' would be your taste
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