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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Writers Island 5

For Matinee Muse - Bond of Brotherhood

It also works for Sunday Scribblings - Change


Village Isan; Amazing Thailand
Here’s a thing that’s truly exotic
Don’t call them ‘Siamese’ twins; they’re Thai
Identical; Monozygotic

Tong, on the left (or is it the right?)
Won the ‘Long’ look-alike contest
Long, on the right (or is it the left?)
Won the ‘Tong’ look-alike contest

It’s pure poetry watching them play
Synchronized structure to their games
Interchangeable identities
And they’ve even got those rhyming names

The bond of brotherhood that exists
Between twins, is like no other
I should know – I’m one of a pair
With my Dizygotic twin brother

For Writers Island 5 – Champion
and Sunday Scribblings - Change

We need a CHAMPION to combat
Global Warming and Climate Change


Equinox confirms the rumour
Spread by merchants of gossip’s ware
The wicked queen, called Winter, is dead
Long live the Spring – Her son and heir

Bashful buds begin to blossom
Birds, in song, relieve the gloom
Their news provokes the latest issue
Of Life, from Mother’s swollen womb

The aging king submits to Summer
Abdicates; can’t stand the heat
New Chef crowned, to run the Kitchen
His reign is short, however sweet

Pressure rising from the outset
Well-meaning Monarch fans the fire
Glorious Summer, but a heartbeat
Dreams diminish…ebb…expire

Death-throes in September sunset
Perspiration pours from the ground
Sultry Summer is laid to rest
As twilight falls, without a sound

Desperate Despot, Autumn attacks
His toxic onslaught strips Earth bare
Harvest Moon, the reapers watchdog
Smiles on spoils, the toilers share

Fall’s legacy or deja-vu?
Crystal tears greet God’s sad sigh
Veiling the vanity of Venus
First to form in the ferment’s eye

Regina rises; resolute
From Autumn’s ashes; duty bent
No frigid fragment of the former
A latter-day Lady of Discontent

Bleached blonde, by the biting blizzard
Winter’s wasteland; desolate
Designed, contrived by Royal Decree
Signed and delivered, to seal our fate

(20 CHAMPION tracks
Each a landmark in my life,
provoking some fantastic memories.
There are many others, but I whittled
it down to just 20 classic tracks)

‘Evening Over Rooftops’
By The Edgar Broughton Band
Pharaoh Sanders – ‘The Creator
Has A Master Plan’
‘The Harder They Come’ – A lesson
Learnt by Jimmy Cliff
‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’
Says Morrissey and The Smiths
“Feed The Enemy’ - Magazine
Joy Division – ‘Atmosphere’
‘For A Dancer’ – Jackson Browne
Pink Floyd – ‘Wish You Were Here’
‘Four Strong Winds’ – By Neil Young
‘The Passenger’ – Iggy Pop rocks!
‘The Future’ – Leonard Cohen
‘When You Walk Through Me’ – Ultravox!
‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’
Maya Angelou/Branford Marsalis
‘A Salty Dog’ – Procul Harem
‘Ripples’ – Sung by Genesis
Digable Planets – ‘Cool Like That’
Van Morrison – ‘Enlightenment’
The Stone Roses – ‘Elephant Stone’
The Doors – ‘Land Ho’ – Excellent
And ‘Free Bird’ – Lynard Skynard
Makes twenty tracks, all told
Words and music – memories;
Worth their weight in gold!

(But there is one in ChampIon)

The only sport I ever wanted to play, is Football
(The Beautiful Game)
The best football teams all have an ‘I’ in them:

World Cup:


2008 Olympic CHAMPIONS:


European Clubs:

Man United
Glasgow Celtic
Real Madrid
AC Milan

And just take a look at the recent exploits of these teams:

Wigan Athletic
Hull City