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On such A Night As This

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-27-1999 06:54 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Ah, lass, and Ďtis a brutal night-
Too bad for man or beast.
Iíd like a flagon of your best-
And bite to eat at least....
No beds? It matters not at all-
Iíll sleep on yonder floor-
And wií me naked blade to hand-
Iíll gladly guard yon door.
Who am I? Names donít count a wit
Itís what I am that counts
And what I do that pays me way-
And settles me accounts.
A soldier! Aye, all that and more!
A Scotsman if ye please!
Iíve marched to battle to the pipes-
While English took their ease.
How old? Now lass, I canna say-
I guess I dinna recall.
When I first came the bloody moon-
Was very .very small.
Me, sword ye say? Itís different...
I guess it is at that,
Here near the hiltítis slender-
Where Scottish swords are fat.
And shorter, too: than average.
By near a foot I guess..
But in the heat of battle-
The short sword is the best.
Rufo used to tell us.....
Hmm, whereíd I get that name..
I donít recall the rascalís face,
And thats a bloominí shame.
I watched as Rome was burning-
I know tis hard to bílieve-
For centuries haí passed twixt then
And this, so stormy eve...
A, soldier lass, I swear Ďtis so.
Upon me very life
By salt, by fire, the bansheeís cry;
And by me Khyber knife.
Whatís that? Yeíd have me move along?
On such a night as this?
Iím daft ye say? Iíve done gone on?
Ah, yeíre mistaken , Miss...
Well, lass, Iíll brave the elements
No roof for me poor head....
If not for soldiers such as I
Yeíd all long since be dead.
I marched wií Ceasarís legions
And fought in the Crusades,
Anímany donneybrooks between
Which memory evades.
Aye, leave I will, and curse the place
And curse you pretty Miss,
To turn a traveler from your door
On such a night as this. .

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Live large, people!
~GS~
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Nan
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1 posted 11-27-1999 07:12 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I LOVE it when I read a poem three times and I still have to go back for more...
Mike
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2 posted 11-27-1999 07:59 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Yep, this one I like.
Denise
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3 posted 11-27-1999 08:07 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is excellent! Great reading!

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Denise

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4 posted 11-27-1999 11:49 PM       View Profile for Cuddlez   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cuddlez

i like it a lot great imagery

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RainbowGirl
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5 posted 12-02-1999 07:11 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I could hear this - again and again..

HUGS

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Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...
Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 12-02-1999 07:14 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

WOW! This is great! But I'm glad you didn't hear me reading it aloud
Liz
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7 posted 12-02-1999 07:20 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Aye, Slinger ... 'tis a wee bit of a cruel thing to do to turn out such a gifted tongue on a night like this.
This has me fairly lapsing into the dialect along with this one. GREAT !

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