hehe. Got me there, Kess. Actually, I did it that way for oral presentation, which worked well since I knew what to do, but I do agree that it is unsettling in written form. Thanks for caring enough to point it out. I appreciate it
Ah, fellow bard, er...saddle pard- To fate we all must yield. I wish to lie unknown, unsung In forest, glade, or field- And may my flesh enrich the sod- And may the grass grow green, And these tired bones turn into stones Beneath the sod unseen... If only one fair damsel would.... Shed p'raps one tear for me... And sigh, and say..."I miss the guy".. then happy would I be.
Great poem, Maestro.
One Who Understands
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
By now, it goes without saying that the poem is wonderful. *G* And since I spent part of the weekend making sure a cat's grave would be marked and not forgotten, it's particularly poignant to me. *S* Whether a potter's field or GS's meadow, it seems everyone wants to have made a difference to someone... and so ROFL @ Toe volunteering to live and do the eulogy. *G*
Florida's Foreverly Shores
This one took me back to when I first stumbled into this forum, it seems like a thousand years ago and only last week all at the same time. Not knowing the stature of the Poet I was replying to I penned what I believed was a clever verse in reply. Fortunately you overlooked my indiscretion and still welcomed me aboard, which proves ( if any proof were needed ) you are not only a good poet but also a kind one too.
This poem means a little more to me now than it did then, thanks for bringing it back.
Craig ( or as you called me then another O Henry )
Yes, I admit your general rule. That every poet is a fool: But I myself may serve to show it. That every fool is not a poet.
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Sy....Yes, put those glof clubs in there. I'm used to playing in the heat!!
Gunslinger...and a terrific response. Thank you.
One Who Understands...Thanks for noticing. It means a lot.
Toerag...Oh, boy!! That's all I need. I shudder at the thought of what you would come up with!!
Suthern...I know you understand....and I appreciate how hard it was for you not to spell eulogy with 'ewe'!!!!
Marge...I'll pay! I'll pay! I can't think of a finer place to rest.
Hoot and fc....I thank you very much.
Marilyn...Chicken!! Any verse of yours is well appreciated!
Craig...Yes, it does seem like a thousand years and only yesterday, doesn't it? I responded kindly to you because I knew you were a good person and a good poet. Time has proven me right on both counts. Thank you for your thoughts.
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