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Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:27 pm
hopefully, BJ's next endeavor will have more longevity, we'll have to keep a look out....So can we hear the poem?
Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:10 am
Glutton for punishment, aren't you? I'll have to dig it out.
Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:43 am
A DIFFERENT HELL
This place is cold,
the future sold
No turning back
from wretched lives
soon spent and old.
Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:50 pm
mmm...very intriguing my dear
I like it...simple, but clear.
Not everyone has master this.
I'm reading a book of poetry now (self published) titled "Dameon"
The poet could take a lesson in brevity. Although his images are vivid. Alot of the time I just get that "he drinks way too much". Kinda over shadows the better lines.
Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:58 pm
My Yankee grandmother was the soul of brevity. Every word counted. Yankees never "spend" more of anything than they have to.
I learned well. Now I can't stand a poem that maunders along forever trying to get to the point. And I really don't like what I think of as self-centered or "pretensious" poems.
Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:02 pm
I had one of those..she was born in 5 islands Maine....she always said I talk too much and waste my words...for her a long sentence was YUP.
I won't forward the book then....again, he has some good spots, but he could really use a good editor's slashing.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:19 pm
I can see I've been neglecting this shamefully. Just received my last check from CSMonitor. Unless I get busy, the well will go dry. Sent one essay and a couple of poems today but things are iffy right now. They're in the process of changing over to online newspaper with only one day in print. Not sure how it will affect the amount of material they use. Also "my" editor is moving over to another department and the new eds may either like or hate my stuff. Soooo, we'll see.
What old time entertainer was the one who used to say, "I hope, I hope, Ihope?" Anyone here old enough to know the answer?
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:53 am
I want to say Fibber McGee and Molly ... but I don't think it was Fibber who said it. Like a traveling salesman or something?
I'm not old enough ... I remember it from old Warner Bros. cartoon, I think ...
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:12 am
Yes, it was a comic who pretended to be a traveling salesman and would say, "Nobody's home. I hope, I hope, I hope..." but I just can't pin down who it was. And you wouldn't believe all the junk you get when you search.
Somebody thought it might have been on Fred Allen's program but not sure.
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:07 pm
sorry, mlou...I remember the cartoon too, but not the comic...hey my story is still in limbo...and I'm afraid that is where it will remain..sigh...
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:12 pm
Just emailed you re that.
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:18 am
got it...keeping my fingers crossed..grin
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:17 am
What do y' know, guys...I found it.
The comic was Al Pearce, on the Al Pearce Show. He created a character Elmer, Blurt, the Low-Pressure Salesman. He used a variation of the line to open his radio (and later TV) show with, "Maybe you're all listening, I hope, I hope, I hope..." or something like that. He was a star up to the early 50's.
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:59 pm
cool...I'll ask mom if she's heard of him...
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:04 am
Yep, I'm still here, though you'd never know it. lol Been keeping busy but also goofing off now and then on Facebook. Won't be checking in here for at least 2 weeks. Have knee surgery this Wed. the 16th and a couple of weeks rehab after that. Hope y'all post some new poems while I'm gone. *smile*
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:30 am
Take care. Knee surgery is tough, went through it with Dee a few years back, but it does get better, just remember that while the rehab will suck!!! It will be so worth it a year from now.
If you need to vent you have my number and maybe we can plan a visit for October. Dee wants to come up your way to a "basket" place, so we should get together...you can pick a color and I will wear a special wig in your honor..rofl.
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:54 am
lol We'll be a bunch of crocks together. I get out of stir Oct 1, so maybe in a week or two I'd be fit to live with. It can be a beautiful month, although I mourn the summer we never had. It seems everyone I talk to either just had knee surgery or is about to. What is the world coming to???
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:44 pm
Now, Hiss, I thought knee replacement surgery was a breeze compared to all the "this'll fix it" knee surgeries I had before that. Are you getting it replaced or "fixed", mlou?
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:32 pm
Whole new plastic bionic knee. lol Not looking forward to the pt but I guess I'll do what I'm told...even though I always HATED doing what I'm told.
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:20 pm
Well Mae yes Mlou the bionic woman will be easier than patch-this:fix-that woman. But, PT sucks....lol it's necessary but it sucks.
And ATTA Girl
Mlou give em hell it will keep them on their toes...PT's love a little "spice"
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:24 pm
I certainly won't disagree with that, Hiss. mae
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:52 pm
So... are you going to make that really cool bionic sound when you run??
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:06 pm
Either you guys are really good friends, or that's the kind of statement that definately should have stayed shackled in thought... (loses restraint)
But OF COURSE she is! DUUUUR! How awesome would it be if she didn't? Yeah, I thought so. But now she gets to be all-- (makes sounds) and stuff.
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:58 pm
Yes, luckily for all concerned, we're really good friends. Hiss and I have journeyed far together, in a manner of speaking, and Jill's been right there with us.
I kind of make noises now but they're more like *creak*, groan, *creak*, groan, mumble, mumble, gripe, gripe. I don't even have the satisfaction of being listened to while I grumble because Jim's hearing isn't too keen and he just thinks I'm humming to myself. *grin*
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:17 pm
Tell those doctors you want them to install the bionic sounds or you're going to knock a few grand off the price tag!!