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Postby TheMudge » Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:37 am

Now, when I say "dump", I'm not implying that anything I put here will be garbage . . . although the large portion of it might be.

It's just that I've had a few spasms of doggeral running around all higgledy-piggledy in my brain.

So feel free to rummage, read, comment, enjoy, vomit, whatever . . . but most of this will be unfinished stuff.
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Postby TheMudge » Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:41 am

Who once were a couple
But now stand apart
Amid all the shrapnel
And pieces of heart
Too late to interpret
Let alone make amends
You can't be a diplomat
Torn between friends
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Re: Mudge's Poetry Dump

Postby charlesp » Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:58 am

TheMudge wrote:spasms of doggeral running around all higgledy-piggledy in my brain.


I'm all for anything that gets the term higgledy-piggledy used.

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Postby pengwenn » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:43 am

Mudge . :shock: . . is sharing . . :shock: . his poetry . . :shock: . I think I might faint. :-D Mlou would be so proud (if the heart attack doesn't kill her). jk
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Postby bard_of_life » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:46 am

Wow, that poem. Pretty dang awesome, if I say so myself. Which I do. So there. Haha. :-P It took me a few tries to get it, but then I realized the meaning of it sooner or later... Lol. That's some excellent doggeral. Lol.
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Postby TheMudge » Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:33 am

Thanks. I've decided my muse hangs out in cheap hotels in Chattanooga . . .
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Postby charlesp » Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:40 am

gee mudge... could that sound worse?

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Postby Mlou » Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:57 pm

Be still my heart! I have the smelling salts handy in case I'm overcome. :-D But we're finally getting a little poetic action out of the Mudge. Doggerel or Catterel, I don't care. Just post it. (So we can tear it apart, heehee.)
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Postby TheMudge » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:27 pm

Decades of lonely
A drive to believe
Logic and intellect
Grant no reprieve
Cursing the candle
You burned at both ends
Who gets the extinguisher?
Torn between friends
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Postby LilacWine » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:43 pm

cool. They are kind of postmodern proverbs.
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Postby Mlou » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:56 pm

Why do friends make you choose? If you are a friend, you don't cut off one or the other, just because they agree to disagree.
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Postby TheMudge » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:59 pm

You know how it is, Mlou . . . they're SAYING I don't have to choose . . . but I still feel torn.
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Postby xcheck24 » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:13 pm

i like the candle burning at both ends image
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Postby TheMudge » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:29 pm

Actually, that image has a LOT of meanings, in this case.
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Postby bfsooner » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:45 pm

I had a friend that asked me to choose between her and another friend...I chose the friend that didn't make my choose...good choice.
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Postby JillStar » Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:15 pm

I told you not to mention MS and my breakup here on the boards... can't you follow directions?? :wink:

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Postby TheMudge » Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:05 am

uh huh.
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Postby Mlou » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:52 pm

Veeeery in...teresssssting!
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Postby TheMudge » Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:48 am

You could've left me boldly
In the middle of a fight
In the middle of a restaurant
On a crowded Friday night
You could've left me shyly
In a letter or by phone
But you could not leave me any more alone

You could've left me humble
My head bowed down in shame
You could've left me sorry
That you ever took my name
You could've left The Hero
With some act I could condone
But you could not leave me any more alone

You could've left me public
Take an ad out in the press
Get your picture in the tabloids
Like a maiden in distress
You could've made it secret
So I never would've known
But you could not leave me any more alone

Did you leave for jealous longing?
Did you leave for wounded pride?
Could you not outrun the shadows
That have lived here since we died?
A thousand ways and reasons
But it still just means you're gone
And you could not leave me any more alone

You could not have left me any more alone.
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Postby pengwenn » Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:55 am

very touching Mudge.
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Postby charlesp » Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:15 pm

Mudge is often touching... and it usually gets him in trouble with the missus (where's my groucho marx smiley?)

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Postby TheMudge » Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:04 pm

. . . and every time I try to get touching with HIS missus, she smacks me!
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Postby xcheck24 » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:09 pm

you guys should take your routine on the road :roll:

wonderful poem, mudge. has nice rhythm.
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Postby Mlou » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:29 pm

Great job! Just hope it's not based on real life. :wink:
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Postby JillStar » Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:45 pm

... but we aren't jaded, are we...
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