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alfons

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Re: In the spirit of old TC - some poetry!
« Reply #25 on: 04 April 2008, 08:46:40 AM »

Alfons you have a PM  :)

It's not all I have - thanks to you...
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Re: In the spirit of old TC - some poetry!
« Reply #26 on: 05 April 2008, 06:05:53 PM »

 :o People will talk!

Glad it arrived safely!  :)
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Re: In the spirit of old TC - some poetry!
« Reply #27 on: 10 April 2008, 08:58:53 AM »

Was it a boy or a girl? ;D

Sorry - just larkin' about to give you a bit of a fillip.
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Re: In the spirit of old TC - some poetry!
« Reply #28 on: 06 September 2008, 11:28:32 PM »

Recently removed from the AQA GCSE anthology for promoting knife crime

Education for Leisure

Today I am going to kill something. Anything.
I have had enough of being ignored and today
I am going to play God. It is an ordinary day,
a sort of grey with boredom stirring in the streets
I squash a fly against the window with my thumb.
We did that at school. Shakespeare. It was in
another language and now the fly is in another language.
I breathe out talent on the glass to write my name.
I am a genius. I could be anything at all, with half
the chance. But today I am going to change the world.
Something's world. The cat avoids me. The cat
knows I am a genius, and has hidden itself.
I pour the goldfish down the bog. I pull the chain.
I see that it is good. The budgie is panicking.
Once a fortnight, I walk the two miles into town
For signing on. They don't appreciate my autograph.
There is nothing left to kill. I dial the radio
and tell the man he's talking to a superstar.
He cuts me off. I get our bread-knife and go out.
The pavements glitter suddenly. I touch your arm.

Carol Ann Duffy

 So the knife-crime in Shakespeare (alluded to) is fine for kids but they're not allowed to have other challenges to respond to. Bloody nonsense.

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canadablue

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Re: In the spirit of old TC - some poetry!
« Reply #29 on: 07 September 2008, 08:42:17 AM »

At least they didn't remove it because she's a lesbian, but I can't stand censorship like this. I wish many thousands of kids would wrestle with this poem, as, helped by a good teacher, it could change them for the good..
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Re: In the spirit of old TC - some poetry!
« Reply #30 on: 08 September 2008, 12:05:40 AM »

Ged 'll be on later with his ode to a recalcitrant valve ;D
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Re: In the spirit of old TC - some poetry!
« Reply #31 on: 08 September 2008, 03:58:00 AM »

I had one of those once - damned nuisance. Took a lot of sex to sort it out. ::)
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Re: In the spirit of old TC - some poetry!
« Reply #32 on: 08 September 2008, 06:47:29 PM »

Ged 'll be on later with his ode to a recalcitrant valve ;D

As requested by the wasp:

This valve is stuck,
It's full of muck,
There's swarf on the seat,
It's got me beat.
This poem is a swindle,
Just to get a rhyme with spindle,
Of crap, this is a load,
My little valve ode.

Thank yew and g'nite.
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Re: In the spirit of old TC - some poetry!
« Reply #33 on: 08 September 2008, 10:01:09 PM »

Ha ha, good one, Ged. However I think Canada was expecting atleast one juicy double entendre.
My thoughts whilst walking the dog went something like this

Ged is a valve specialist
Amongst his peers a veritable gold  medallist
City is his team
And, so it would seem,
He lives a life of subterfuge and centrifuge ,
a dual fate too dreadful to contemplate.
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Re: In the spirit of old TC - some poetry!
« Reply #34 on: 09 September 2008, 12:42:23 AM »

Not bad at all you two. I'd been idly thinking about rhymes for "valve," so a limerick might work, but "salve" was all I came up with. Half-rhymes like "halve"  or "delve" don't have the same impact. I like centrifuge and subterfuge!

Back now to sorting out many boxes of papers for an archive. God it's tedious. And boring as watching a Bolton-Boro end of the season match on telly. Well almost.

Here's my only one line poem, though the title is an essential part of it:

NARCISSUS LOOKS AT CYCLOPS

Beauty is in the beholder of the eye.

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Re: In the spirit of old TC - some poetry!
« Reply #35 on: 09 September 2008, 01:17:27 PM »

You should all remember by heart my poem (and all of society still speaks of it) but here, for your pleasure it is, from TC circa 2002/3 season.

THE WORM TURNS

Nice one worm


The End

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Re: In the spirit of old TC - some poetry!
« Reply #36 on: 09 September 2008, 01:59:58 PM »

You should all remember by heart my poem (and all of society still speaks of it) but here, for your pleasure it is, from TC circa 2002/3 season.

THE WORM TURNS

Nice one worm


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It is as appropriate NOW as it was bitd...tear to the eye moment, City are back!

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Re: In the spirit of old TC - some poetry!
« Reply #37 on: 09 September 2008, 05:11:52 PM »

Many Thanks , and I'm sure that you will notice the SWP lemonade is also back in fashion.
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Re: In the spirit of old TC - some poetry!
« Reply #38 on: 09 September 2008, 11:17:15 PM »

Indeed so. Everyone's drinking it. Apparently.
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Re: In the spirit of old TC - some poetry!
« Reply #39 on: 30 October 2008, 10:08:42 AM »

On attempting to re-fit the living room radiator yesterday I was minded to recall Ode to a recalcitrant valve. And so, with the greatest respect Ged, I hope you don't mind:

This valve is shit
It just won't fit
The thread is crossed
My patience lost
No quantity of PTFA
Or hawk white can save the day
Thus my temper doth explode
Verse 2, little valve ode.
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Re: In the spirit of old TC - some poetry!
« Reply #40 on: 20 November 2008, 09:56:37 PM »

An unpleasant encounter with a land rover driver made me think of this

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fDBkshrVRN0&feature=related

One day I'll post something uplifting.
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