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PostSubject: Poetry Please   14/8/2011, 09:28

Do any of the member write poetry? If so then lets read what you have written be it good or bad. But then again who is to say what a bad poem is.

I will start of with a short poem of mine.

RECIPE FOR A POEM
By John A Silkstone

Weigh a few words of two or more
Add breaking lines to tease
Stir in a message or metaphor
Plus a rhythm that rhymes with ease
Bake with mental expressions galore
Then serve with a blending to please.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   14/8/2011, 11:44

You want to speak with Ciphers John ..He is our resident bard..Oh and welcome to the site.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   14/8/2011, 12:07

Thank you Gordon for the welcome.

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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   14/8/2011, 13:59

John A Silkstone wrote:
Do any of the member write poetry? If so then lets read what you have written be it good or bad. But then again who is to say what a bad poem is.

I will start of with a short poem of mine.

RECIPE FOR A POEM
By John A Silkstone

Weigh a few words of two or more
Add breaking lines to tease
Stir in a message or metaphor
Plus a rhythm that rhymes with ease
Bake with mental expressions galore
Then serve with a blending to please.

welcome to the site john
i shall give it ago (no sly remarks from you guys if you please) lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   14/8/2011, 16:18

Hi John boy, please do put some of you work up. On a different note I met some great ACC lads in my time, my three top mates being, Dave Scott, Colin Fulcher and John Love. Still in touch with Colin but not the other two.

Silky
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   14/8/2011, 20:48

A couple of mine,

Many moons


Many moons and miles ago,
and in a foreign land.
I chanced one day a girl to meet,
And gently took her hand.


She took my arm and walked with me,
With eyes aglow and lips so sweet.
My senses were awash with her,
And my heart fell at her feet.


Just a lonley soldier boy,
So many miles from home.
At last i'd met my own true love,
Never more to be alone.


But fate has always tricks to play,
And this love was not to be.
Fate and life conspired one day,
Then stole that girl from me.


Since that day a lifetimes passed,
Always going at full speed.
Sometimes giving what i want,
But rarely what i need.


The fate that stole my girl away,
Has always had it's will.
But no matter what it does today,
It knows i love her still.


For
Ursula Waschke R.I.P.

Germany
1968

DJB 2009


The Stone

Courage loyalty and comradeship,
Qualities they have shown.
Displayed there now forever ,
In black marble stone.


Carved by craftsmens hands,
Words filled all in gold.
That they may always stay,
With spirits oh so bold.


You will see there always,
Every single name.
But names they do not matter,
Before God they're all the same.



Though i did not die with them,
Of me they are a part.
For inside this old mans body,
Beats a soldiers heart.



Every time i pass that place,
I salute them in my mind.
For truer,braver men than these
You will never find.............


DJB 2009

Inspired by a stone in the Special Forces Area of M.O.D.
St Athan and dedicated to the men of the SFSG..
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   14/8/2011, 22:05

Hello Daveb, and thank you for your two poems which are much akin to a dirge.

Some times it’s better to express your grief in a poem and in the first, I think you have done just that.

Silky

He is a more light hearted one about a very famous soldier.

SAM SMALL OF MONOLOGUE FAME
By John A Silkstone

Apologies to Marriott Edgar and this poem ‘SAM SMALL
(Pick oop tha' musket)’

You’ve ‘ear of Sam Small, of Monologue fame
Who wouldn’t pick up his musket, till Duke ‘ad came
‘E then went to battle, against Napoleon’s crew
T’ show ‘em just what, a Yorkshire man could do
It were twenty to one, on Napoleon’s side
But Sam wasn’t bother, he'd soon turn the tide
‘E gave them old frogies such a terrible time
They all set off home, to sup up their wine
Duke Wellington was pleased, and to Sam he said
“You’ve done well today lad, so go off to bed,
And then in morning, wi’ all lads on parade.
I’ll give thee a medal for making my day.
And far in the future they’ll all know thee name
When they talk of Sam Small, of monologue fame.”


Listen to Sam Small on youtube.

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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 09:09


I've just noticed the change of avatar Gordon.

What is it, looks a bit like a Beaufighter.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 09:43

That`s what it is Brum..Insignia of Air Formation Signals
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 17:08

working on my poem will post soon lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 17:20

Sleep I suppose there will be liberal mention of grease,comppo and cockroaches Johnboy
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 17:21

Hurry up!! Does it rhyme with Mutton Scotch Style? bounce bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 17:25

Calm the beans Sheldrake...It will be done for Christmas santa lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 17:28

I've been working on mine all day, hope it's not too irreverent?


There is a game called twenty toes,

It's all around the town.

The Girls play it with ten toes up,

And the Boys with ten toes down.


Boom Boom. I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 17:32

CHEAT
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 17:34

How?
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 17:34

brum wrote:

I've just noticed the change of avatar Gordon.

What is it, looks a bit like a Beaufighter.

HO! HO ! Back to my era, & me a onetime a/c rec instructor (but not when this was flying .......)

Too slim for a Beau, tailplane & wings are all wrong, engines too narrow for Hercules & it's not likely to be one of the few Mk. 2s with Merlins.

Impressed so far ? If anything, more like an Me.210 or 410. Wait for the yawns !
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 17:35

cartav wrote:
brum wrote:

I've just noticed the change of avatar Gordon.

What is it, looks a bit like a Beaufighter.

HO! HO ! Back to my era, & me a onetime a/c rec instructor (but not when this was flying .......)

Too slim for a Beau, tailplane & wings are all wrong, engines too narrow for Hercules & it's not likely to be one of the few Mk. 2s with Merlins.

Impressed so far ? If anything, more like an Me.210 or 410. Wait for the yawns !


Sleep Sleep Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 17:59

Its a Beaufighter

Are you sure it was before your time Cartav


http://www.aviation-history.com/bristol/beaufite.html
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 18:18

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Its a Beaufighter

Are you sure it was before your time Cartav


http://www.aviation-history.com/bristol/beaufite.html

Oh ye of little faith ! Stand by to be bored (& Shelldrake, I withdraw my kind remarks about Army N0s ! )

Before my army days, not before school days & the lads were all experts..... Twin engines, single F & R, don't make it a Beau, .... any more than two boobs & blonde hair make a Marilyn .........If it's meant to be a Beau ( and I'll admit that could be the intention ), it's not chunky enough and that avatar drawing is a bloody poor representation. Hopefully the div flash was a better effort.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 18:34

One which won a bottle on a river cruise..............( the Rhine, so it's BAOR applicable)

A seaman on the cruise
Was addicted to strong booze,
Which left him with shudders every night.
And each evening after duties,
He would seek out local cuties
Not caring much if they were black or white.

One day he had his way
With a Chinky Lulu Mae,
It's a pity you will never hear the best.
For with a heavy hand,
And crying "No! that's banned !"
The Captain struck a line through all the rest.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 18:47




(& Shelldrake, I withdraw my kind remarks about Army N0s ! )



Awwwww - Indian giver Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 19:23

Quote :
Hopefully the div flash was a better effort.

This one??
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 20:47


Oh fer f**** sake !

The div flash looks more like a Beaufort than a Beaufighter.

Stick with your guns Gordie, retain the new avatar and to hell with the naysayers !
(catch the literary bit , eh?, eh ?).
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Please   15/8/2011, 20:52

Brum, that doesn't rhyme. I am working on a new poem - should be finished by tomorrow if I can get the last line to scan. scratch
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