Poetry Anyone? (Not for the serious among us)

#1 Jun 19th, 2010, 09:40
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Hi Mikers. I've been lurking here over the last year or two, but haven't posted for quite a while. Now that you've gotten used to the peace and quiet, I thought I'd thrust myself upon IM once again with a bit of poetry.

One morning in Bangkok, we were up quite early, because of the enthusiasm of at least seven roosters on the other side of the Wat wall. I actually woke up (before dawn, damn them) having written a poem about them in my subconscious, irritated state. I'd like to dedicate this to all the roosters in Asia that have bovvered me in the morning. (Yes, that includes all you little feathered buggers in India.) It goes like this:

Oh cockerels, how keen are thee
To outcrow those who whisper not
Methinks the contest prize should be
A hatchet sharp and boiling pot.

Anyone else made up little ditties about Asian situations? Nothing too serious now, I mean this as a lighthearted thread.
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I once came up with one in the Thar desert

Not about asians though

I once met a guy from San Fransisco
He said he wanted to go to the disco
So i took him
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Thumbs up

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Thank you, thank you

I'm here all week
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To both BITW and My friend goo

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Re-posting me older pomes for inspiration - Ode to Indian Railways

I know some of you have already seen these, but I thought I'd re-post them to inspire those of you out there with the souls of poets. C'mon - you can do this.

Ode to India Railways

I thought I was intrepid
Flying 'cross the world
Till I met with Indian trains
That thrashed my bod and bashed my brains
And rendered me to curled, pathetic
Urchin-like remains

Ne'er again will I set forth
"Intrepid be my name"
I'll worry 'bout which platform
And how to step 'round rat swarms
And when to wake
And how to make out
Hindi station names

I was the proud adventurer
(a conqueror of travel all)
But then I had to learn to squat
With pants half mast
Whilst being rocked
Above a stainless steel hole
Smeared with (stuff I won't say here)
Then try to wash my derriere
Long live the porcelein bowl

I'm now a humbled westerner
Who cringes at the blasting horn
And knows now why it sounds forlorn
(Tis sympathy the train does give
For those about to newly live
Intrepid journeys on the lines)
God help them, they're about to find out...
Dude! Don't board that bluddy train -
When you arrive, you'll be insane!
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But wait - there's more. The Gentle Way of Phart

The Gentle Way of Phart

Before I came to India
I took the Phart for granted
Then a case of Dehli Belly
Made my view of Pharting slanted

So now I Phart most carefully
With delicate control
(To Phart with gay abandon
Means to first find toilet bowl)

Now, if I see a meditator
Seemingly in trance
I wonder to myself
If he is merely trying to Phart

I vow that I will never take
My flatulence for granted
'Cos now I know, in India,
A Phart is carefully planted

It takes a honed technique
True, 'tis a fine and noble art
So now I am a Master
Of the Gentle Way of Phart

And when I'm gone from India,
Back home in my country
How well I will appreciate
My Pharts can now fly free.

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