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by Gyppo
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Transport and Perception
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Transport and Perception

Cheers, Matty and Colm. I'm glad it 'worked' for you. Over the years I've become increasingly aware of how our perceptions, of others and our surroundings, change with our viewpoint and our own mental stance. Sometimes this helps me see things from another's viewpoint, and sometimes not at all. I'm ...
by Gyppo
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Transport and Perception
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Transport and Perception

Transport and Perception Choose wisely the transport you take for it shapes your whole perception. It's the same world, the same you, the same eyes watching.  But... Large aircraft isolate, despite the fat man sharing your armrest, dripping with nerves and making you think... "Is his sick bag reall...
by Gyppo
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Cats.
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Cats.

Cheers, Folks. Suggestions have been taken on board.  This is one of those things I will probably juggle around a bit more over the next few weeks  There's already a few squiggles on my scratch pad ;-)  If I make a noticeable revision I'll post it here when it happens. I'm know I'm guilty of not wan...
by Gyppo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Cats.
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Cats.

Cats We'll never really be friends, we have too much in common. Both comfortable in our own skins. But we acknowledge each other, as free spirits.  Each true to himself, to his inner nature. You never beg food at my door,  and no longer casually stroll in. We both respect unspoken boundaries. Some ...
by Gyppo
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: The whole world's a stage
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: The whole world's a stage

Gyppo, I believe I just hijacked your very fine poem to get on a soapbox and preach, probably to the choir.  If it got you back to the keyboard I'll consider it a fair trade.  My good deed for the day. Online groceries...  Until a lot of the shops were closed, and people had to queue to get in I wa...
by Gyppo
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: The whole world's a stage
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: The whole world's a stage

Colm. It comes with the turning of the year, but never stays long.  Or when a younger friend or relative 'leaves early'.  This year, with lockdowns, there have been fewer positive distractions. I'm reminded of the old comedian, Frank Burns.  (A man who had appearances booked with his agent up to and...
by Gyppo
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Sleep
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Sleep

Colm, That last verse is a poem in its own right.  Both cryptic and explicit.  As soon as I read  it I felt its claws locking into my memory. Maybe all poets are cats.  Chasing the flickering everyday interests of life, or sat in a quiet sunlit corner pondering the deeper mysteries.  Slipping betwee...
by Gyppo
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: The whole world's a stage
Replies: 6
Views: 165

The whole world's a stage

The whole world's a stage, and we are but players... One day we all have to leave the stage. Maybe with a thunderous riff, a crashing flourishing chord, A ringing last line, or with a plaintive haunting note. A whispered farewell, or with no warning at all.  Selfishly, I find the last option quite ...
by Gyppo
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: In All Earnestness at the Liquor Store
Replies: 18
Views: 489

Re: In All Earnestness at the Liquor Store

Excellent.  Old Liam does it justice.  Some lovely photographs too.

Gyppo
by Gyppo
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: In All Earnestness at the Liquor Store
Replies: 18
Views: 489

Re: In All Earnestness at the Liquor Store

Can't resist it...  Tried to...  New Years Eve, the barriers are down...

Just a short clip ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG8_UCYv0ic

Gyppo