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Shit! the Board are after me

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Shit! the Board are after me


 

The buggars are on my tail, they are

They think my verse is low-gear

It's not nuff arty-farty like

It's not nuff Willy Shakespeare


 

Art thou listening oh Great Board?

(Yes you up in the sky)

Willy Shakespeare wrote for Globe

That paper's long gone by


 

You need to make an effort Board

Come off your great high tree

Adju...

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Appalling

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The television ratings were

In trouble, they were falling

The CEO not happy

Said this is so appalling

 

Investors were not happy

Hip pockets it was mauling

We want our money, do something

We find this quite appalling

 

The boss approached the back-room boys

Give us ideas he's calling

The boys said no, we can't have this

State of affairs, appalling

 

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But Am I Crazy ?

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But Am I Crazy ?

 

I've built this world of fantasy

And placed it in my mind

Filled with all my characters

And others (when I find)

 

But am I crazy ?

 

I have nice conversations

(Cups of tea not yet)

I'm 'fraid they're nothing special

Don't mix with no jet set

 

But am I crazy ?

 

There's Thalia my Muse of Mirth

Met when the Muses toured

Aroun...

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Winston Where Have They Taken It ?

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Winston Where Have They Taken It ?

 

Winston where have they taken it?

While you were a'sleeping last night

The solid gold one you like sitting on

The one you find comfy, not tight

 

Being open on view to the tourists

You can only sit when viewing's closed

This must be a pain in the backside

When toot calls, use servants, I 'spose?

 

Winston it must have been me...

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WOL Muse Bus Tour and Thalia (thankyou Philipos)

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Muse WOL Bus Tour and Thalia

(thankyou Philipos)

 

I'm working on our relationship

Thalia and me

You don't know 'bout my Thalia ?

Let me enlighten thee

 

I first did come across her

On Muse Bus Tour of WOL

Organised by Philipos

A Date Tour really (lol)

 

It really was a tour

For Muses seeking mates

Hence the title of the tour

Muse Bus Tour for ...

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Banning Plastics

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Banning Plastics

 

Our state is banning plastics

Straws and knives and forks

Foam cups/containers next in line

We're into banning talks

 

We led Australia years ago

By banning plastic bags

In supermarkets given out

(A diet for the shags)

 

We also led the nation

Many years ago

By giving money refunds

On empty bottles, so....

 

This current push we...

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Where Are You My Publisher?

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Where Are You My Publisher?

 

I'm looking for a publisher

To like and print my verse

To print it for posterity

Before it gets much worse

 

I'm looking for a publisher

(Who's sillier than me)

To publish my wit/wisdom and

Broadcast 'round world to see

 

It would be very nice, I feel

To light and let me fire

Excite all silly-lovers 'round

The world 'fore I...

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Our Master is a Slave Driver

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Our Master is a Slave Driver

 

I post a poem once a day

That's three six five a year

How do my poor old neurons cope?

They want to talk (lend ear)

 

Neurons here dear reader

He wonders how we cope

In truth he's just a slave driver

We think he's into dope

 

Street-side they call it 'Poet's Dream'

A chemical amide

To us it should be 'Poet's Doom'

He wants...

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Joni Mitchell 1969

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Joni Mitchell 1969

 

Joni Mitchell

Happy times

Children dancing

Sixty nine

 

Joni Mitchell

Woodstock days

Carefree living

Day-to-day

 

Joni Mitchell

With/among

Crosby, Stills

Nash (noYoung)

 

Joni Mitchell

Happy times

Back I wish

Were at times

 

Don Matthews August 2019

 

https://youtu.be/dHuotOALxN8

 

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Mugabe's Dead

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Mugabe's Dead

 

Mugabe's dead (and gone to hell?)

Everybody's cheering

A hundred thousand kills he made

Nobody then was cheering

 

A hero of the struggle

To gain in-de-pen-dence

Descended into tyranny

Corruption, incompetence

 

Homosexuals he persecuted

Politicians that opposed his way

Rigging elections to ensure he

Could still stay in power and hold sw...

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Wanna, Gonna, Sorta, Wot ?

Wanna, Gonna, Sorta, Wot ?

 

I'm gonna use these words

Cos that's just how I be

I wanna make my own brand

Of different poetry

 

I might sound rough and ready

Uneducated, raw

But show me where I can't break

Any grammar law

 

My friend invented 'coupla'

But I can't use this too

Cos that would break her copyright

A not nice thing to do

 

There is ano...

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If

 

If you

cry you're alive

If you don't, you need to

 

Don Matthews 2017

 

 

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Poet in Training 2017

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Poet in Training 2017


 

Muck/Duck/Fuck

My head is doing circles

My brain is all amuck

Neurons racing everywhere

Head it tries to duck


 

My head is still a'circling

My brain won't de-amuck

Neurons? Given up on them

Shrug shoulders, what the fuck


 

Sit/Fit/Shit

My head it likes to sit

Where it always sits

My neck it likes to feel it too

This p...

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I Just Don't Get It? 1 & 2

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I Just Don't Get It? 1

 

A new law has just been passed in Texas

Making it easier to have guns in public

Schools, churches, foster homes, and so on

 

This week 7 people died in a shootout near Odessa

Weeks earlier 22 died in a shootout in Walmart, El Paso

College students are allowed to carry guns in the classroom

 

I just don't get it?

 

I Just Don't Get It? 2

...

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Americans Don't Understand English

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Americans Don't Understand English

 

Americans are a funny lot

They play around with Queenies

English just to make more sense

Take for instance 'beanies'

 

For years they have been seen to wear

Beans upon their head
No understand why beans don't work

Now 'wool-cap', 'beanies' dead

 

I've left it for the video

To show the strangeful way

Americans change the Q...

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WOL's Kiddie Kindergarten (today's lesson the letter J)

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WOL's Kiddie Kindergarten (today's lesson the letter J)

 

(I like experimenting and pushing boundaries. All good fun)

 

WOL's KK is now open for those wishing to compose in peace and quiet without their little ones jumping all over the keyboard. Fees on application.

 

Tchr.....good morning kiddies

 

Class:...good morning Miss

 

Tchr:....today is Johnny's day

and we...

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Maybe

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Maybe

 

Maybe this ain't poetry

Maybe myself I kid

Maybe my trochees all mixed up

Maybe I'm on the skids

 

Maybe my Muse Thalia

Maybe she don't exist

Maybe I'm just kidding me

Maybe she won't be missed

 

Maybe this ain't poetry

Maybe just sing-song rhyme

Whether poetry or not

I like it. Fills my time

 

Don Matthews August 2019

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