Hi, Vic Johnston here...

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Do you know that you've used one of Colin Hay's songs in one of your poems, and changed the words around a bit? The song is called "Down Under".
Apart from a few like words, the original Men at work song ' down under' is nothing to do or related to my poem 'ode to Arthur ' which is loosely based on the international Aussie cricket team's demise, satirical sledging if you like in poetic form.

And Arthur of course should you not know is...


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Guinness
 
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Right here :p

Hi there Mr Vic Johnston, it's really nice you're here
2016's been an awful time , we hope you bring some cheer
Let's hope you find the forum a friendly little place
There are peeps here guaranteed to put a smile upon your face

Some days we have threads that are sure to entertain
Don't go into certain threads if you want to remain sane
A while ago this forum used to be mostly for the techs
Today you'll find info about everything and...sex? :D

All in all, I guess you'd say we are a crazy bunch
We even have a thread dedicated to our lunch
Debates can get quite nasty, some threads can make your day
We really hope that now you're here you do enjoy your stay.


/sorry, quick job :D

Beginners luck :erm:
 

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Apart from a few like words, the original Men at work song ' down under' is nothing to do or related to my poem 'ode to Arthur ' which is loosely based on the international Aussie cricket team's demise, satirical sledging if you like in poetic form.

And Arthur of course should you not know is...


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Guinness
Thanks for your explanation. So amiright in saying you haven't plagiarised Tom's work either?
 
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Thanks for your explanation. So amiright in saying you haven't plagiarised Tom's work either?
No I haven't plaguiarised Tom's work as both Tom and myself are the same person ( writers cafe ). Clever piece of journalistic investigative work though, I must say!

Btw why don't send me a pm on that site to assuage your suspicions ?
 

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No I haven't plaguiarised Tom's work as both Tom and myself are the same person ( writers cafe ). Clever piece of journalistic investigative work though, I must say!

Btw why don't send me a pm on that site to assuage your suspicions ?
Sweet of you to think it was journalistic investigative work. Thank you.

No need to send a pm, already knew it is you.

You don't do poetry for a living do you? Do you have a range of online work?
 
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The Catch

Standing lonesome and pitiful,
far out by the boundary rope
the day was really beginning to drag
and I was fast losing hope,
I'd failed again with the bat,
yet another calamity
and now I'm watching fluffy clouds pass by,
oh dear, woe is me!

Why did I not invent a paltry excuse,
call or send a text
informing him I could not play,
even though he would be vexed?
Like my second cousin once removed is visiting,
or the cat's not well
but our skipper is a shrewd old bird
and a rat he'd easily smell!

Now don't take me wrong or get confused,
I do enjoy the game
but lately I have been faltering and really,
I've only myself to blame,
as despite his protestations,
I think weekly practice on the whole
is boring so I don?t attend,
that's probably why I never get on to bowl!

Goodness gracious a wicket down,
Geeves has got one to nip back
not a bad effort I suppose,
though perhaps it hit a crack?
My o my he's done it again,
their big hitter has played all around
and now he's taking the long walk,
returning to the visitor?s compound!

But it won't make any difference,
they'll easily overtake our score
although the skipper and young Endicott,
battled as if they were in a war,
they got us to some sort of total,
though hard for me to observe
gee-whiz the skippers bowled his counterpart,
boy, he's got some nerve!

Despite these minor triumphs,
their joviality is mere parole
as this alacrity won't last long,
old Tobias is on to bowl,
I know the old duffer enjoys his cricket,
but it really is a joke
he's getting on in years though I admit,
still a sprightly bloke!

Panic must be setting in a dolly missed,
the ball hits middle stump
then another LBW, two run outs, a stumping,
old Tobias has got the hump,
but they only need a few to win then I'll get home,
ending this servitude
Ah a mighty whack, now that ball is travelling like a rocket,
gaining altitude!

But what goes up must come down,
is more than a clich?
though and behold that leather cherry,
is now fast falling my way,
as I watch it descend,
an ethereal transition overcomes my mind
time slows up and within those elongated seconds,
no longer am I blind!

Like a soothsayer I clearly see my teammates,
through an inward eye
my skipper's fortitude, leading by example
no team of his will 'Die'!
and there's Geeves and Endicott, neither born with silver spoon
a proud father and his son, straining every sinew,
each Saturday afternoon!

Finally I see Tobias, a decorated old soldier,
who knew much worldly strife
each week he looks forward to a game
now long since retired from army life,
then instantly this time portal disappears,
I?m back waiting for the catch
and as the ball lands firmly within my eager grasp,
I can't wait for next week's match! :)
 
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David Moyes, look away now...

:erm:p Everyone else enjoy..

A Successful Guide to Coaching !

Come hither, come hence,
ye mentors and coaches fine
to hear my tale,
philosophically sanguine
for if it's your desire,
the ladder of success to climb
then my request,
best not to decline!

A most eminent scholar
once did opine,
show me the boy
between seven yrs and nine,
and I?ll show you the man,
his party line
begin as you mean to go on,
the inferred incline!

Now it is incumbent upon you
to take the time,
and teach your underlings
to never be supine,
fight like a lion
that peerless feline,
and if convinced like a star,
for you they will shine!

But before embarking on a voyage
destined to be divine,
beware the perils of fame
and gluttonous swine,
who proffer much money
if for their club you'll sign,
For a wolf in sheep's clothing,
is a loathsome, lamentable, lupine!

Keep your love for the game
wholesome and genuine,
then no player under your wing
can have reason to whine,
as high moral integrity
gives none cause to repine,
so keep these ideals in mind
and your career will mature like rare, vintage wine!:yes
 
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