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14,000 Things to be Happy About (#53)

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Ted Reynolds
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0 posted 02-10-2000 10:41 AM       View Profile for Ted Reynolds   Email Ted Reynolds   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Ted Reynolds

     What a fix!  My next topic for a "happy" poem is supposed to be a T.V. show I never watched.  Luckily, the great Scots poet, Robert Burns, wrote a poem on a similar subject, but forgot to write down one stanza -- probably distracted by a new girl friend.  I herewith supply his omission from the standard texbook poem, "The Cotter's Saturday Night."

"The auld man, backins-comin, nears his cot.
His wife and bairns kenna he has returned.
For thae themsels a' gowl for the remote
By which the TV channel may be turned.
But whan the guid-man's presence is discerned
Then not another whingin word is said,
Sin' a' of them in wud time past hae earned
The stacher of a boot upside the head.
So they all settle down to wauk the glow,
Where father's favorite 'WELCOME BACK, COTTER,' is to show."

© Copyright 2000 Ted Reynolds - All Rights Reserved
Echo Rhayne
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since 09-17-99
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1 posted 02-10-2000 07:03 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Those Sweathogs were insane!  hehe Great poem!

 Did Jesus laugh?
I think He did,
'cause He was once
a little kid;
and all of us
were made with joy
both sugar-spice girl
and snake-snail boy!
Nan
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2 posted 02-11-2000 07:59 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

... and you expect us to believe that you never watched... "Welcome back - Welcome back - Welcome back........"

Cute.... very cute...
 
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