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0 posted 08-30-2002 05:34 PM       View Profile for wranx   Email wranx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for wranx

    Going, going, gone now is the time when the anyman
anytime anywear anywhere antesup anysum
to gamble and gambol amid the gadfly giddygang of gamegoers.
Those times past pastoral past time pastimes were soon to be
overseen, overmined over-rendulated and overlookedafter
by the Pyrate King, Billy Budd Sealeg.
The boyds bum stummbler would commence
to dework the grande olde game from whence
angelic giants met cardinal red twin tigers,blue jays
and red legged orioles.
When white stockinged rangers dodged exposure
to athletic Indian braves.
Or when Yankee pirate mariners would brew royal stews
of marlin and devil ray into a great, greedy, grandious,
nothing is for freeforall that is now dis-played in the fief fields
and staidiums threw-out the kingdome.
   Meister acht ober, did notsee the burgers and small fries consumed with large drink, yet ditsy and pro-mote the American and National L’ague anthem
Keep him out of the hall Bud
Lock him out of the grounds
Banished mongst corndogs and cracker jerks
We care not if he ever gets work
And we’ll root, root, root up some faux pas
Hustling the hustler’s fair game
He’s a fine one to transgress gainst us
May he die from shame

    Bully Bugsy Sieglig did divvyvide the teleturf spoils
twixt and tween the fief field fellows,
only to see these visionary profits become groangold meanmoney.
Thus corrupting further this game of threes and nines.
Beyond even that of the kitschin’, kvetchin’, Kvorkin’
good doctor whose white dustup the straw berry
is not an honorable Hari Kari.
Nor, did Ricky hinder sin when taking strike after strike,
was allowed to walk ( free base ).
    Yet, the game has all along been popularly populated.
The Sultan who was well and truly rogered in his own home.
Gold mantled Mickey and his old white Ford.
Burly bog waders, hurly catfish hunters
and trim salmon.
Red birds perched upon a mcwire,
fiddirich birds and goose goslings.
Black Robins’ son, frank Jacky and more.

There was a Yankee New Yorker
Who wined her and dined her to pork her
No, I can’t, she demurred
Or haven’t you heard
The Boss has done got here before yer

And Dry Branch Ricky did bust the trust and was the renigger
who would roan contrarily hued through
that agrievement keeping the game beyond the pale.
Bad Bart Selling will eventually cap the salt seller, a lucre lid to stem the flow from fief field fellows down to base hip hoppocket thieves. Thence;

The salary cap was the scourge
Overpaid athletes were purged
Some remained
Some retired
Some were out and out fired
And others were left in a lurch

In reply to "which way do we go?", the answer was never "straight", but, "progressively forward".      


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1 posted 08-31-2002 12:54 AM       View Profile for brian sites   Email brian sites   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian sites

oh my god
Ed this is amazing
Nobody writes like Joyce
and yet,
though you didn't hit
the double bull
you got a single here!
this is apropos
decided we get to watch it for another couple years
O lucky us!
this is truly a feat
Now, go take a fistfull of aspirin
I know the noggin hurt
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2 posted 08-31-2002 03:15 PM       View Profile for VAS   Email VAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for VAS

this was a delightful read filled with so many facets, but I don't think I'd ever want to try to read it aloud without months of practice

re. your 'constructive critiques' remark above, may it not be a passing thing but an encompassing thing like this piece is

truly enjoyed with giggles and smirks
your word play would be the fun part to hear aloud, read aloud, but would take so much practice!!!

back up to the top, others must see this one!

Whether on the shoal or on the shore,
I'll seek the lighthouse evermore.

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3 posted 09-20-2002 05:48 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Jeez, Ed, how do you do that?
I think I'm not the only madman here.

I just wish
the sport were still worth
the grumblings of your pen.

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4 posted 09-20-2002 09:38 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Your ramblings come from a mind that doesn't quit! I think this piece shines like a diamond----multi-faceted--just like you!

Now, why don't you try your hand at a football expose (expozay)? then follow that up with one on the olympics and skating and....the list goes on!

This was an interesting, informative, and very amusing read!

~ grinning from ear to ear ~

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5 posted 09-20-2002 11:02 PM       View Profile for wranx   Email wranx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wranx

Thanks VAS and brian, takes a while to muddle through. And read aloud? it's good that way, but not for an audience.

Squirrel dude, I spend the winter nights reading from the "Wake", makes you think differently, kind of like "enhancements".

Linda is trying to kill me, HELP!

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6 posted 07-27-2003 01:24 AM       View Profile for Annie   Email Annie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Annie's Home Page   View IP for Annie

I love Baseball!!! This is so great!  Hey Sieglig use to be on my team!!!!  I can't believe you have never done this before you got here!  WOW!  After reading a few I'm impressed and will be reading more. Thanks for the lovely reply, I'm sure I'll be in the "Dark" a lot. seems to fit me right now.
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