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The Codpiece

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Alicat
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0 posted 08-15-99 01:45 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Alicat

I'm sure a few of the 'old-timers' recall this one.

The Codpiece


A Lady chanced to catch my eye
While I was in the square
She wore the garb of peasants
But golden was her hair
I sped towards home to change my wear
To put on all my best
My codpiece seemed a little flat
So with hose I stuffed the rest
To the square I then did strut
Larger than life, no doubt
Hoping there to catch her eye
Stuffed within and out

I saw her there beside a stall
Her eyes upon the ground
But when she looked upon me
Her eyes grew big and round
Her look was bold and daring
No longer looked she shy
And when she dropped a curtsy
I nearly poked her in the eye
As she gave a rich and hearty laugh
I thought, "Lord what have I done!
This can't be the same innocent gel
With hair bright as the sun."

She took my hand and led me thence
Into a vacant street
And what there did transpire
Is not fit to repeat
Except that when she pulled my cod
The hose fell to the ground
And once again before me
Her eyes grew big and round
"Oh my most uncouth Lord
It seems that you have lied,
For that tiny little tadger
Could never keep me satisfied!"

Now I bring an end to this
My personal lament
I was a slave to fashion
But my money is all spent
So now I wear a ragged kilt
'Tis all I can afford
A life which was filled with song
Left me a sour chord
I used to think a codpiece
Could be a man's best friend
But when I needed it the most
It failed me in the end


Alicat, the kilted persnikitty


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Le Jongleur Aspirante


© Copyright 1999 Alastair Adamson - All Rights Reserved
Sue
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1 posted 08-15-99 01:57 PM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

And what do you wear under that kilt, may I ask?
Alicat
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since 05-23-99
Posts 4277
Coastal Texas


2 posted 08-15-99 03:31 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

There are several responses I give to this question.

1) A blue ribbon.

2) A smile and a wee bit 'o lipstick.

3) Lass, ah'm a mon o' few words. Gimme ya hand.




Alicat
Skyfyre
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Sitting in Michael's Lap


3 posted 08-15-99 09:59 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Oh ... I am still laughing ... I got a kick out of that one, thanks!
Lost Dreamer
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4 posted 08-15-99 10:14 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Excellent, I enjoyed this one
Ain' Miss Behavin'
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5 posted 08-16-99 07:52 AM       View Profile for Ain' Miss Behavin'   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ain' Miss Behavin'

Here's a hand - Back to the top with ye!!!
Nicole
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since 06-23-99
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6 posted 08-16-99 04:35 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

A blue ribbon??


Enjoyed this muchly, I did I did.

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"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with." *Mark Twain*
aziza
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7 posted 06-10-2007 10:58 PM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

This is so well written and so entertaining.  I am wearing a big smile.  Such a fun poem!  Glad I didn't miss it.

A
Artic Wind
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8 posted 11-12-2007 09:13 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
 
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