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Poetry (General/Chat)

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  • You Tube Music......

    05/13/2022 12:08:46 PM PDT · by Still a Patriot · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | jan 18 2019 | the steel woods
    New album from The Steel Woods 'Old News' available now! Release Date: January 18, 2019 via Woods Music / Thirty Tigers [Lyrics Below] OLD NEWS Written by Jason Cope © 2019. Rowdy Woods Music (SESAC). All rights reserved. You can hate all the others Because they hate you They hate the thought Of you hatin’ them too We can scream it all out ‘Til we're Red White or Blue But I'd hate to think That thinking is Old News
  • Help needed for lost poem.

    05/10/2022 5:43:50 AM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 37 replies ^ | Today | self
    Well, here we go again...& am hopeful someone can point me in the right direction to find the last 2 lines or so of this short poem Ive looked everywhere online & cant find anything. I' ll post the first 4 lines & perhaps someone can discover last 2 lines and post the info you have found
  • Mose Allison Sets It All Down For You!

    05/01/2022 3:56:50 PM PDT · by tsomer · 12 replies
    title: Monsters of the ID here:
  • State Of The Union Will Just Be 90-Minute Broadcast Of Dumpster Engulfed In Flames

    02/28/2022 5:43:36 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 38 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | February 28th, 2022 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The White House has announced President Joe Biden will be skipping out on this year's State of the Union address, which will instead feature a 90-minute broadcast of a dumpster engulfed in flames. Both houses of congress are expected to assemble as usual as the raging dumpster fire roars into a microphone.House Sergeant at Arms William J. Walker will light the dumpster at the commencement of the address. Members of Congress are then expected to applaud in a partisan manner as the cathartic flames burn brightly into the night. According to sources, this is the first act of Biden's...
  • Longfellow - I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

    02/28/2022 10:11:47 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Sing-Prayer ^ | 1863 | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Christmas is long past. World-War-I stories were told this Christmas about an informal, Allied-Axis cease-fire, spontaneously breaking out among the line soldiers, though condemned by the Generals, during which both sides sang Christmas carols, came out into No-Man's Land to share food, cigarettes and even play soccer games. But, now, no one last Christmas dreamt that today we would be thinking about Russia & the Ukraine. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a very popular 19th century poet, had a very appropriate poem for this time, about the human cost of war, "I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day", but it was centered...
  • Relevant poetry from an unlikely source.

    02/17/2022 8:13:57 PM PST · by Tacrolimus1mg · 4 replies
    I'm playing through Fallout 76 (I highly recommend this game for people who enjoy this particular hobby), and I found this poem on a terminal within the game. I found it frighteningly accurate to what's happening today. We toiled in their fields, They let us starve.We filled their coffers with gold, They filled our lungs with sludge.We broke our backs, They broke our hearts.We told them of our pain, They hooked us on their painkillers.We voted, They stole our elections.We asked for fair wages, They bled us dry.We demanded safe work spaces, They took our jobs away.We wanted a normal...
  • Fred Parris of the Five Satins has died (vanity)

    He wrote this song in 1955 and the record was released in 1956. A classic of the fifties doo-wop genre.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January - December, 2022

    01/01/2022 11:37:54 AM PST · by JustAmy · 1,315 replies
    1-01-2022 | The Mayor; Luvie; JustAmy
    Free RepublicBrowse · SearchPings · MailGeneral/ChatTopics · Post ArticleSkip to comments. 1/01/2021 | The Mayor; Luvie; JustAmy Posted on 01/01/2021 6:43:29 AM PST by JustAmy Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch; Click to Add TopicKEYWORDS: amysplace; friendship; january2022; poetry; Click...
  • Friday Fun with Nature - Woolly Caterpillar

    11/12/2021 6:20:56 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 50 replies
    My husband saw today what he swears was a ‘woolly bear’ caterpillar (Pyrrharctia isabella) – but it had no brown band, it was all black. I suggested to him that it might be another species that looks similar, but he was adamant – he grew up in rural Central Pennsylvania, and this time of year they saw them all over the place, and he denies that its spines were anything like those of the Giant Leopard or any other one around these parts that we could find pictured. The legend is that the width of the brown bar on the...
  • Held on a Hill.

    10/06/2021 8:31:16 AM PDT · by Mrs. Warrior · 2 replies
    We stand at the doorway of a great test; On the one side it is marked “Believe in Jesus Christ; Become my child and inherit eternal life's provision, be blessed”. The other door has a recording; “I will give you all that you desire if you bow down and worship me, I will give you lake front, land trust me!” “I will not lie, you will not die”. “Oh, do not cry, the lake is on fire, you failed the test! You should have taken the wooden cross and the nail scarred hand, Then you'd be living in the promised...
  • The Final Inspection

    09/21/2021 7:07:30 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 19 replies
    email from friend | 09/21/2021 | unknown
    The Soldier stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass. 'Step forward now, Soldier, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?' The soldier squared his shoulders and said, 'no, Lord, I guess I ain't. Because those of us who carry guns, Can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was tough. And sometimes I've been violent, Because the world is awfully rough. But I never...
  • Bison fight on Yellowstone road caught on video

    09/21/2021 3:12:24 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 21 replies
    For the Win ^ | Sept 20, 2021 | Pete Thomas
    The National Park Service has shared footage showing a 2,000-pound bison ramming another bison and briefly sending its rival airborne. . .“Durin’ matin’ season, male bison can be mighty aggressive, though all bison ‘n other wildlife can be dangerous and give you a heave!” the park service wrote Sunday on Instagram. “Remember to always keep yer distance — 25 yards from bison ‘n elk; 100 yards from all other wildlife.”....
  • 911 TRIBUTE To The Firemen & Police

    When the bell tolled, You answered the call, Without reservation only duty, To Honor your oath you came.
  • The Streets of Laredo -- Marty Robbins

    09/05/2021 5:01:18 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 17 replies
    Ian Anderson via You Tube ^ | February 28, 2018 | Ian Anderson
  • We Have A Lot Of Words We'd Like To Call Joe Biden Right Now But We Are A Christian Website So Here Are Some G-Rated Alternatives

    08/29/2021 6:35:10 PM PDT · by xp38 · 47 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | August 26 2021 | The Babylon Bee
    We have a lot of feelings right now, and it's hard to process. Sometimes, we just want to say a cussword, like unbelievers or lesser satire sites, like The Onion, which is the atheist knockoff of The Babylon Bee. But we will refrain from doing so. Instead, here are ten G-rated cuss words to describe Joe Biden 1. No-good son of a biscuit - Sometimes he just makes us so frakkin' mad! 2. Dog-faced pony soldier - This one's technically not vulgar so it's OK to use his own insult against him. 3. A real donkeyhole - This is borderline...
  • The Cat got Dead

    08/26/2021 3:29:03 AM PDT · by BrandtMichaels · 8 replies
    Took many road trips with my 4 kids. I’d never heard the dead skunk growing up but we all heard it 1st together, immediately loved that ditty as we sang along in the car. So since that song got it's own thread I felt sure both this song and artist deserves a thread as well, we enjoyed most all the Heywood Banks songs. My fav song is: Toast but the kids favorite was: The Cat got Dead
  • Musical Interlude topic for July 2021 [starts with some early music of Scandinavia]

    07/15/2021 9:37:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    YouTube etc ^ | varies | varies
    This work is a collaboration between the University of Huddersfield, Delphian Records and EMAP (European Music Archaeologic Project). The information contained in the booklet is extremely detailed: from the musical history of Scandinavia through the centuries to the explanation of the musical instruments used for this recording, all reconstructed on the basis of archaeological sources. For space problems I limit myself to reporting only the first part of the booklet, the link to purchase the disc is at the bottom of the information.
  • Congress Convos: A Chat with Senator Rand Paul (Americans for Prosperity)

    07/03/2021 6:06:49 PM PDT · by RandFan · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 30 | AFP
    We went live with AFP President Tim Phillips and special guest Senator Rand Paul to discuss how the PRO Act would harm the American economy and make it harder for people to get back to work.Here's a brief synopsis: Rand says increasing the corporate tax rate would be a huge mistake. He said the cut to 21% under President Trump was a big success and cites the 400 new jobs created in his hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky by Corvette. Rand talks about the massive science funding bill which just passed and 17 GOPers in the U.S. Senate supported (Rand...

    06/30/2021 12:56:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 68 replies ^ | May 29, 2018 / / Alex K. Thorne
    No decent, thoughtful human being wants to be accused of racism. Most decent, thoughtful human beings are guilty of racism. Of course, it’s usually unconscious, and it’s often hard to keep track of evolving language and social movements, of phrases in the vernacular that were perfectly acceptable ten years ago but are now taboo (and vice-versa). As writers, albeit pros or fanfic writers, or everyone in between, we use our words as tools, as toys, and sometimes, as weapons. It’s our responsibility to listen to new conversations, to keep abreast of the ever-changing socio-political climate, and above all, to think...
  • "Everybody Loves a Duck" - original rock, by Yours Truly

    06/17/2021 11:34:00 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 5 replies
    Me, via Rumble ^ | 6/`8/21 | Me, as Hopalong Ginsberg
    My latest song. Warning: Fowl language!