If I say I enjoy this, Bill, and I do,
itís partly because I used to write light verse like this a lot.
(Then, I may seem to be implying,
I grew out of it!)(except I didnít)
Funny how some examples are world-wide matters, others rather local.
I have to say the only front-drive car Iím aware of is the VW beetle,
but some time, let me know if Morry = Morris (hardly an abbreviation).
(and wasnít it your instinct to choose the MORE insular?)
This may lead to a competition -
I bet I missed more mainstream stuff than you -
The Godfather, now, one day I will catch up with it.
The Labor Party line is the quirkiest -
I know of at least three LPs that have gone to seed, or lost their whatever,
but this was part of their converging on the centre, I think.
Oh, I see, so you found another leftwing party? but arenít naming itÖ
Ďneither postí isnít clicking for me.
best for now from Max in Seattle
(where the life-writing group I joined examined everyoneís two-sentence
Ďmission statementí in detail, in turn, mine last, the longest, and I had to let
them take it part, rewrite it, junk most of it, so that it ended up as pinched
and flat as their own efforts. Our tutor swears by Strunk&White.)
On Jan 21, 2015, at 7:29 AM, Bill Wootton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Veer clear of the middle is my mantra.
> When mates downed Coke, I sipped Fanta.
> Beatles favourites: John or Paul?
> I went George; Love is all.
> No Ford or Holden my first car.
> A front-drive Morry - less insular.
> Football? Cricket? Too mainstream.
> Joined the junior volleyball team.
> Don't watch The Wire or Game of Thrones.
> Even The Sopranos got postponed.
> Still yet to put myself through Jaws
> or submit to Star Wars' laser sword.
> The Da Vinci Code I will not read.
> And The Labor Party has gone to seed.
> To cooking shows and housing reno's
> I'm neither post nor pre-disposed.
> Though they'll ever be defeated,
> I support amendments at stopwork meetings.
> Radio with ads, and all that talkback:
> how, oh how, can this attract?
> I'm not averse to fellow feeling
> but popular taste just leaves me reeling.