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Offline Tom 10

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Trump ‘16
« on: November 25, 2015, 03:22:20 PM »
          TRUMP ‘16

Not just Kandahar, or the streets of Baltimore,
but in your own home town -  between
the grasp of hands, palms crease with sweat.
There is hay to be made, my Lovelies!
Grease up what you have to sell.  Sell what
you want to be.  Decide for yourself you want
this song without melody, this
hollow to the core trek of separate ways
for the slick, the spread, the vig–
for a chiseled speck off the clod
as it is handed from one to the next.  
Each in turn getting his. Yours. Mine.
Why look for more, but you do, to what may
catch the eye - not the food but the tray
not the drink, but the glass.





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Re: Trump ‘16
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2015, 03:41:09 PM »
         TRUMP ‘16

Not just Kandahar, or the streets of Baltimore,
but in your own home town -  between
the grasp of hands, palms crease with sweat.
There is hay to be made, my Lovelies!
Grease up what you have to sell.  Sell what
you want to be.  Decide for yourself you want
this song without melody, this
hollow to the core trek of separate ways
for the slick, the spread, the vig–
for a chiseled speck off the clod
as it is handed from one to the next.  
Each in turn getting his. Yours. Mine.
Why look for more, but you do, to what may
catch the eye - not the food but the tray
not the drink, but the glass.


I think this is the poem -- below. ;)

A chiseled speck off the clod
is handed from one to the next. 
Each in turn getting his. Yours. Mine.
Why look for more, but you do, to what may
catch the eye - not the food but the tray
not the drink, but the glass.

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Re: Trump ‘16
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2015, 04:15:19 PM »
Thank you Ms. 5.  A good reading.  I will consider.
Have a good UK non-Thanksgiving day. ;D
I understand, though, from the poetry challenge, that you perhaps instead, make a bonfire.   :)

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Re: Trump ‘16
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2015, 04:20:22 PM »
Will you be busy tomorrow?

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Re: Trump ‘16
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2015, 04:22:20 PM »
Yes - Thanksgiving-ing is a full day affair. ;D ;D  ;D




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Re: Trump ‘16
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2015, 04:30:52 PM »
Well, you can relax over the weekend and conjure up amazing dishes that are non-thanksgiving related. ;)

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Re: Trump ‘16
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2015, 04:32:25 PM »
Absolutely. :)

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Re: Trump ‘16
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2015, 05:01:22 PM »
Hey there's some substance there. He just likes being unpredictable. I'm telling you its going to be huge and you're going to love it! ;)
"Poetry is not speech raised to the level of music, but music brought down to the level of speech." - Paul Valery

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Re: Trump ‘16
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2015, 05:03:51 PM »
Oh right, er, o-kay, sure. ::) ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Trump ‘16
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2015, 05:10:41 PM »
There is a story in politics, commonly attributed to Lyndon B. Johnson, about how LBJ wanted to circulate a rumor attacking his opponent in a Texas election.

Johnson, it's said, wanted to spread the story that his opponent liked to have sex with barnyard animals.

One of LBJ's aides said, "We can't prove he's a pig f----r." 

"I know that," replied Johnson. "I just want to hear him deny it."

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Re: Trump ‘16
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2015, 12:22:22 PM »

 :-X :-X :-X ... American politics

It's an interesting poem - more so for the directional stretch and the way it's folded into your narrative style -  and the ending shines with trademark sleight of hand.

This phrase has me in a state of looped confusion:

'this hollow to the core trek of separate ways'

probably because 'trek' is an Afrikaans word meaning pull but also means an uplifted movement of people and goods, going back to ox waggons, as in the Groot Trek. Just having difficulty with the US context here - along with my utter cynicism about American foreign policy.