I've taken early retirement and it keeps me out of mischief. I live by the sea in Waterloo, Crosby, to the North of Liverpool, and very much enjoy going to those open mic nights which are within reach. There is a great deal to appreciate in poetry and poets.
Churchill Obstreperous, cantankerous Obnoxious, pugnacious, Audacious, Surprisingly gracious. Tigerish, liverish Arming, alarming then disarming and charming No saint, never faint Morale booster, crowing rooster, Motivation of the nation, Inspiration Whisky-drinking, clear-thinking Bricklaying, myth slaying Always saying Never give in Never ever give in. Rejected: heart-sore son of a distant father Respected: beloved son of a grateful nation A man on whom the world turned. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Only Fond I mustn't fall in love with you but I can fall in fond or maybe fall in very fond but must not fall I may not fall I really can not fall I should not fall head over heels head in the clouds off my head in love with you * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 3D Printer The wise are concerned It will soon print a gun. The police are wondering what's to be done. Forget the gun Print me a friend and print us a dance to dance to the end Print me a soul and please be so kind as to print it a body and print it a mind. Print me some passion Is it too much to ask that you print me some love in silk and damask? Print me some flowers a bouquet not a wreath then print out an oak tree and a meadow beneath. It's marvellous this printing, The future is here. But can it print justice or a good pint of beer? Can you print wisdom? Try printing light or printing the day as it turns into night. Well, it will do a great job with cufflinks and rings. But it's really quite limited. It can only print things * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Old texts old texts on my phone fossils, bones the flesh, the life has gone the texts are words stranded on a beach after a storm a toss and jumble heap of broken sticks and stuff smashed by waves who cares? I care the life was my life and I would put flesh again on the bones if I could
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