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Postby John A Silkstone » Sun Aug 15, 2004 7:39 pm

Ode to a Dentist
I went to see that man today,
The one others can’t abide,
Sitting me down in a big comfy chair
He asked me to “Open Wide.â€￾
While I sat listening to Radio Two,
He was poking around inside.
He uttered and muttered whistled and haaaad,
Until he was quiet tongue-tied.
Then shaking his head in a dismal way
He wrote in a book by his side.
“Your teeth are quite healthy.â€￾ he said to me,
“So there’s nothing to pay.â€￾ and he cried.
I walk away from the dentist,
With a smile that filled me with pride.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

There is a Free Broadband YES FREE, starting up on the 1st October 04. for more information click on the address below. Sometimes they are that busy you can't get on site. So try early morning or late at night.
http://www.juiceboosted.com/index.php?RequestId=2&Id=ae6wz
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Postby GrimDad » Mon Aug 16, 2004 8:31 am

Hi John. Very pleased to se you back and I do like your dentist poem - wish all my dental vists were as pleasant !!
I will check out you free broadband as that sounds very useful indeed. Have you actually used it ?
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Postby John A Silkstone » Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:38 am

Grimdad the Free Broadband starts up on the 1st October. But get signed on early and you could make some cash. If you need help just ask.
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Postby wilmots » Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:32 am

Hi John,
Your free broadband starting 1st October does seem hard to get at now, but is do doubt worth keeping at.
I have spotted a lovely picture that maybe goes with the poem posted here by Sal (Beautiful Kids) - and put it on the website's Grimsby Poets Corner ;
[img]http://www.wilmots.me.uk/beautiful-kids.jpg[/img]
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Postby John A Silkstone » Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:09 pm

Sorry GrimDad, I missed a (m) of the address use this one

http://www.juiceboosted.com/index.php?RequestId=2&Id=ae6wz

John :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Postby John A Silkstone » Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:25 pm

RACISM NEVER

Baa baa black sheep
Is not a racist rhyme
It’s about the wool tax
Farmers paid, once upon a time

The crown put a tax on wool
To raise some extra cash
Farmers did not like it
So sheep, hidden away, they’d stash.

Once the sheep were shorn
The wool was divided in three
One concealed by the farmer
Two for all to see.

Half given back to the farmer
The rest for Queen Bess the dame.
The hidden wool is spirited away
To be spun into yarn down the lane.
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Postby John A Silkstone » Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:49 pm

HIGH SOCIETY DREAMER

Walking, with medals on his chest
A man of no fixed abode.
“He’s a tramp,” I heard someone say
“Just an old man of the road.”
But he’s a high society dreamer
Years ago he did his best,
Now those five years of bloodshed
Will not let him rest.

Little lad sits on his doorstep
In a derelict City Street.
From a single parent family
With barely enough to eat.
But he’s a high society dreamer
Aspiring for the day
When he and others like him
Can stand and have their say.

On a lamp lit corner
Lips and dress of red.
Most despised profession
Still it kept her family fed.
But she’s a high society dreamer
Yearning for the time
She can stop selling herself
And leave this life of crime.

So listen legislators
And people of Whitehall,
Stop thinking only of the few,
Try to think of all.
Those high society dreamers,
The ones that dream and scheme,
And when you sweetly sleep tonight,
Have a low society dream.
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Postby GrimDad » Sat Aug 28, 2004 8:39 am

John I really like the two poems you posted today, your 'Racism Never' explaining 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' and your 'High Society Dreamer'. I think these are two of your best.

I am also pleased to see that some search engines like Alexa are picking up all postings on these forums (though maybe some weeks after), so a search for "traverse a virgin page" can get you John !
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Postby Clare » Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:51 am

John I also think your High Society Dreamer is a great poem, and your very best to date !

Keep up the scribbling, and more should read it !?
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Postby John A Silkstone » Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:08 pm

Thanks Grimdad and Clare for your comments.

Clare Your comment ‘More should read it.’
I tell a lot of my friends
who write poetry to come to the site, but it appears that
I’m casting pearls among swine.

I note that someone has bestowed the title of Royal Poet against
my name and I would like to thank whoever did it and I take it as
an honour.

I would like to propose that the site grant the title of Poet Laureate
to one poet every year. You the viewers will vote, and the
Poet Laureate will receive a small plaque and a cheque for £25
which I will donate each year. If this acceptable by the proprietor
of the site, then all we need to do is let the local papers know about
the award and they will advertise the site and we should then start
getting poets and writers joining us. Giving us a more varied and
wider scope with our poem reading.

What do you think? Please come back with your answers
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Postby Colin » Sat Sep 04, 2004 11:25 pm

A great idea John. Each year an online poll could be put on the forum to take votes !
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Postby John A Silkstone » Sun Sep 05, 2004 7:34 am

Morning Colin, thanks.

Yes I think it will work.

A voting method I've used in the past is to vote for ten people. The best is given No1 the next No2 and so on. The winner is the one with the lowest number as he/she have recieved the most No 1s.

These are only my idea and I would like others to place their ideas into the melting pot.
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Postby wilmots » Sun Sep 05, 2004 8:18 pm

Yes John we can add that kind of vote caster poll to the main site, with the top ten by number of posts in the year as the candidates. It could be voting in December for a New Years honours ?!
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Postby John A Silkstone » Sun Sep 05, 2004 8:44 pm

To Wilmots Site Admin.

Excellent, would you like me to deposit the cash prize with you now, or later?

The plaque will have to be inscribed before it is presented.

I think that the Lincolnshire Echo and all local papers should be involved with the advertising of the site and let’s not forget the power of Radio. All this can be done at the cost of a few stamps and a little time.

You, the Admin staff, will have to do this.
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Postby wilmots » Sun Sep 05, 2004 9:13 pm

Thanks John but we can cover the cash prize ourselves, and then there can be no complaints if you happen to be the winner !

It would be helpful if anyone knows anywhere in Grimsby-Cleethorpes who can do plaques ?!
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