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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #30


AM I SAVING THE BEST TILL LAST?



One hundred per cent
Satisfaction guaranteed!
 
It doesn't get
Any better than that...
 
Or does it...?
 
I'm gonna show you
The deal
Of a lifetime!
 
Now...
 
Are you in...?
Or out?
 
Good...!
 
 

 

Monday, April 29, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #29


HEADING HOME


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cfiE_5O9Dn0


Coming to the conclusion
Illusion, reality
Normality returning

Learning from the beginning
Winning is not important
Oughtn't be a distraction

Satisfaction is derived
(Not contrived) from taking part

Heart and soul, body and mind
Find their own way to express
Less or more, it makes no odds

Nods of approval follow
Swallow hard... Soon be over...!


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Sunday, April 28, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #28

 

WORDLE



Under oath, should I swear
I saw rare, but harrowing
thin, transparent grubs
that chilled me to the marrow?

I guess it's either
borrow some courage
or steal a march
by telling the truth...

Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Wordle words from Sunday Whirl: either, harrowing, marrow, grubs, thin, oath, saw, guess, rare, march, borrow, transparent

Saturday, April 27, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #27


CATCH 22



They say the greater part of valour
Is discretion
While possession is nine tenths
Of the law
And though the score may be settled
At your leisure
They'll take the pleasure all the same
And what is more...

Like a cat with nine whole lifetimes
To enjoy
They'll employ your services
Time after time
They're well aware that they're exploiting
Your emotions
But your devotion is a weakness
Not a crime...

And by the time you realise
You have a voice
You'll know your choice of silence
Was your fatal flaw
So you'll ignore the urge to run
From their circus
Because escape is not an option
Anymore...


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Friday, April 26, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #26


OWERNERSHIP


At certain times it may be inappropriate
Here's hoping that we're not caught unawares
At certain times it may be unconventional
Intentional or otherwise, who cares?
At certain times it may be inconvenient
You're lenient, but flexible you're not
At certain times it may be untraditional
Conditions will dictate who says what's what
At certain times it may be unacceptable
This aspect will take some time to evolve
At certain times it may be unforgiveable
But, if at all it's possible, absolve
At certain times it may be inexcusable
It used to be unusual, times past
At certain times it may be inconceivable
That data is retrievable, at last
At certain times it may be unbelievable
That some things are achievable at all
At certain times it may be undeniable
That I am able to receive the call
At certain times it may be inexplicable
How quickly we are able to accept
At certain times it may be disagreeable
This will be all we'd normally expect
At certain times it may be inconsiderate
Or did a bit of thought go into it?
At certain times it may be irresponsible
And once you walk away, the blame will hit
At certain times it may be unavoidable
Devoid of any barriers or walls
At certain times it may be unreliable
So try and see if someone's got the balls
At certain times it may be unadvisable
A sizeable majority agree
But then again, at times it's understandable
Demand a reason why this should not be
At times like this, it's absolutely critical
To literally stand up for your cause
And times like this you've got to have the way with all
To say with all your heart, what's yours, is yours

Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A




Thursday, April 25, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #25


14 WORDS OF LOVE




حب

Обичам


მიყვარს

Αγάπη

אהבה

प्यार


ស្រឡាញ់

사랑

Любить

Љубав

அன்பு

รัก
 
 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #24


LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

(c1948)



You're my dad


You look like me


Or at least


How I used to be


When I was the same


As you were then



(c1991)



(c1989)




Now all that remains


Of these two men


Is some photographs


Before and after


And two whole lifetimes


Of love and laughter


(2013)






MORE 24... For Miz Quickly's wordle


LOOPHOLE



Slip knot detour
Avoids cold slab aftermath

Shocked, boring guest
Furiously crossed palm
With 'modest' transfer value






Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #23

 

VIRTUAL REALTY



I've grown accustomed to those telly sessions
of very professional declutterers
not just mutterers of minimalist dogma
but trog practitioners of home-improvement makeovers
who want to take over our thought process
in order to possess our body and mind
so they can blind us with art not science

Giants they are definitely not...

They've just got a lot of big ideas
to match their big-wig careers
and their not so grand designs
 
Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Monday, April 22, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #22

RANDOM ACCESS

 
 
At one time
or another
I thought I knew
a thing or two
 
Friend or foe
I'd have a go
 
Win or not
unimportant
 
Taking part
the achievement
 
Now I know
a thing or three
my memory
a loyal servant
takes great care
to keep me posted
stores events
but most of all
gives me a sense
of satisfaction
 
My reaction
to a challenge
is to keep
that healthy balance
at my core
 
And now I'm sure
that day or night
my mind is strong
 
Am I right?
 
Or am I... wrong?
 
 
 
Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A


 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #21

 

DON'T ASK



No promise of shelter from
the bomb you detonated

The infidels you hated
will always struggle to thrive
unless they learn to survive

Due diligence hardens them
Resilience guards their aim

They must fight around the clock
against those who wish to shock
until you've shipped all your stock

...And your land is a spent force

ASK http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gMY4W0l4peY
 
Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Wordle words from Sunday Whirl: Promise, Shelter, Bomb, Infidels, Struggle, Thrive, Harden, Resilience, Against, Shock, Shipped, Land, Spent

Saturday, April 20, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #20


A NAPOWRIMO VISIT

-or-

AW... IMPROVISATION!



A brief explanation before I commence
Waiting for words that make some kind of sense...




















I'm writing this straight off the top of my head
Making it up as I think about bed
Paper and Pen, in the old-fashioned way
Ready to play?
Or call it a day?
Vocal attachment might be an idea
I'll have to speak up so that people can hear
Set up my camera in video mode
Actions speak louder, my research has showed
Timing is crucial... Or so somebody (whose name I don't remember) once said
It's getting quite late now... I'm ready for bed
Only one line left to finish this verse
Now leave a comment... Go on... Do your worst...!


video
Sorry about video quality and the illusion of appearing sideways... but it is VERY early Saturday morning

 
Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Friday, April 19, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #19

Based on Day 19 prompt from Miz Quickly

In the 'Flamethrower' form as devised by
Sweet Talking Guy


UNDERESTIMATED


Under repair, tear track tide mark, the norm
Normal service will be resumed some day
Daily dose, designed to entertain
Enter train, and we’ll take her for a ride
Rid her mind of all unwanted extras
Extrovert behaviour displayed sometimes
Sum total of her time amounts to trash
True clash of personality insight
Incited by action bordering madness
Made mess difficult to clean up after
At her own home she can seem more tidy
Tidy tailor made bespoke emotions
Emulsion painted on and taken down
Drowning in her tears she’s going under














MARINE TEST DUDE


Made mess difficult to clean up after
At her own home she can seem more tidy
Rid her mind of all unwanted extras
Incited by action bordering madness
Normal service will be resumed some day
Emulsion painted on and taken down

True clash of personality insight
Extrovert behaviour displayed sometimes
Sum total of her time amounts to trash
Tidy tailor made bespoke emotions

Daily dose, designed to entertain
Under repair, tear track tide mark, the norm
Drowning in her tears she’s going under
Enter train, and we’ll take her for a ride

 








DEMAND TRUE SITE


Drowning in her tears she’s going under
Emulsion painted on and taken down
Made mess difficult to clean up after
At her own home she can seem more tidy
Normal service will be resumed some day
Daily dose, designed to entertain

Tidy tailor made bespoke emotions
Rid her mind of all unwanted extras
Under repair, tear track tide mark, the norm
Enter train, and we’ll take her for a ride

Sum total of her time amounts to trash
Incited by action bordering madness
True clash of personality insight
Extrovert behaviour displayed sometimes











Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Thursday, April 18, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #18

NEWTON'S 3RD



Blue light patrol in the no-go zone
New tight control sets a slow-mo tone
Patience and tact disperse the factions
No fast reactions
Crime-rate subtractions

Street gangs regroup and revive the noise
'Sweet Cantaloupe' leads the East Side boys
Tooled-up for action the air is tense
Feel the suspense
Search for some sense

Side streets deserted you heard the shout
High heat alert spreads the word about
Road junction lookouts adorn the morning
Large crowds are forming
No further warning...


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 # 17

 

BROKEN NEWS

April 17 Year of the Snake



Kim Jong Un, in North Korea
Threatens war; thermonuclear
Pyongyang ready to attack?
Seoul defences, watch your back!

Meanwhile, over in USA
Boston bombers have their say
Finish Line, so near, so far
In the long run, fatal scar

Cyprus, China; here's an oddity
Blamed for price fall in commodities
Crude Oil, Gas, as bad as Gold
Stack it high and get it sold!

British public on its best
Maggie Thatcher, laid to rest
Past mistakes now glorified
Cameron's actions justified

That's the news, now here's the weather
This winter chill might last forever
So wrap up warm and stay indoors
Await the war to end all wars


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 # 16

DEEP



Don't say my plan is to mislead you.
The day you can, then yes indeed, you
must report my action; be abrupt.
Distort, augment, but never corrupt.

Whatever occurs is for the best.
Don't rest until your duty is done.
The beauty is, you'll find it becomes
some kind of mental merry-go-round...

All very profound... Don't you agree...?


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Monday, April 15, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #15

HALF LIFE



Semi-autobiographical?
Mathematical half-true story?

Barring a few of the gory details
it never fails to grab our attention

And did I mention it's based on fact?
Though half is missing, to be exact

And no-one's guessing the reason why
It makes me cry, it's so frustrating!

And I'm not even exaggerating
I'm just debating the pros and cons
while the frozen ones start on their fast thaw

Relaxing their jaw to have their say
they offer a ray of clarity...

But everyone knows reality
can often be stranger than fiction

... as in this depiction of life

Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Sunday, April 14, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #14


AMENDMENT


Very often sceptical
Therefore only a slight chance
Of being in full control
And beginning to unwind
Complexities of the Ninth

You might be so bold as to
Saturate yourself with facts
Then breathe a sigh of relief
When at last you discover
You're standing on the threshold

...Not on the blade of a sword


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Wordle words from Sunday Whirl: Often, Skeptical, Slight, Control, Unwind,
Ninth, Might, Bold, Saturate, Sigh, Threshold, Sword.



Saturday, April 13, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #13

TOP DOG



Here's how I justify my position
I'm on a mission to improve my lot

You've got to have what it takes to succeed
If indeed you wanna take what they've got

On the way up, I won't even look down
On those clowns who will frown on my methods

It's their F-words that tell me they're jealous
And them fellas repel all my efforts

So mark my words, I will have the last laugh
Those master craftsmen have nothing on me

I'm not bluffing, I know the direction
In connection with my own destiny

Friday, April 12, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #12

 

DEFENSE MECHANISM



Hesitant, unsure of my next move
Gotta prove my skill, ability
Soon you will see that I'm capable
Not culpable as you suspected

Though a new respect would be my reward
I don't wanna be adored, just rated
Not consecrated, or celebrated
Not run the risk of being hated

So understand the gist, the direction
And why reflection is so crucial
A blunt and brutal self-assessment
A testament to my own status

In the creator's master plan
No disaster can undermine me
Flood and fire cannot intimidate
Underestimate me at your peril

And where all this is leading to
If you're reading through all the bravado
The hard... no, the hardest thing to do
Is to drop my guard and make peace with you


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A




Thursday, April 11, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #11

PROBABLY



You're almost sure you don't deserve it
or maybe it serves your purposes
to store all your surplus modesty
under lock and key till you need it

But have you ever considered this...?

It's almost a racing certainty
that eternity lasts forever
so whatever you choose to believe
you'll receive my eternal respect

...I'd expect...


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #10

SHOWTIME

Prompted by Miz Quickly





'Peasant Wedding'
Bruegel, Pieter the Elder


I hope you don't mind me coming so late,
but I wanted to wait until now
before showing you how it is done...

At this time when the sun doesn't shine
stands a line of a dozen witnesses.
Their business is to doubt or condemn,
but without them to view the event,
the time I've spent would have been wasted
and they could never have tasted my wares.

Although it scares those who volunteer,
I'll make it clear I appreciate
all supporters to date, for my victory.

Particularly those amongst you
who once figured the subject taboo.
And for those who are still sceptical,
the spectacle may astonish.
Don't admonish, it isn't a sin;
I'll begin without further ado...

Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #9

MERCENARY



If

I consider my position

then

by definition I have a place

a dedicated space of my own

a throne

not to be abdicated

but

vacated by negotiation

the only motivation

money...



Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Monday, April 8, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #8

HUMAN WRONGS...




In a world where no news is good news
Two kinds of people join the debate

Those who wait for 'nothing' to happen
And those who cause those who wait, to wait

In the Red Corner, weighing in with:

"Inequalities in our cultures
Hold us back, restricting our progress

While over in the Blue Corner, it's:

"In order to safeguard our futures
Some things must be part of the process"

Two views: Sympathetic; Prejudiced
Both are attitudes deeply rooted

Unfairly treated? Persecuted?
Race? Religion? Sexuality?
Discriminated? Outlawed? Hated?
Age? Behaviour? Disability/?

Demographic classification?
Royalist? Anarchist tendencies?
Breeding and background? Education?
Employment? Politics? Charities?


Another way of viewing it though
May not be to look at it at all
We'll get it covered up; ignore it...

This is not our problem anymore...


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Sunday, April 7, 2013

NAPPOWRIMO 2013 #7

ONE FOR THE INQUISITIVE



If you ever got the urge
to merge technology with faith
would the outcome be delicious
or would it smudge your sinful soul?

Activate the project quietly
sing a mantra to the unity
and stellar intervention takes control

Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A
Wordle words from Sunday Whirl: Inquisitive, Urge, Merge, Technology, Delicious, Smudge, Activate, Project, Sing, Mantra, Unity, Stellar.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #6

SECOND SIGHT



Shouting out loud so my voice can be heard
and the crowd will hang on to my every word
from the absurd to the totally sublime
a captive audience time after time
who give me the attention I demand
in a way that helps you understand
that it's your chance to see into the future
view tomorrow's news today if it suits you

With an open mind you'll know the score
but it's your... responsibility
to explore this opportunity
that throws wide open its door to you

It's no snide token for the chosen few

It will flow into your consciousness
but you'll be none the less amazed to learn
of days you yearn to have the knowledge of

College offers us no explanation
no degree of education prepares us

Our awareness of the future tense
at no expense to our sanity
will be heightened and our minds will be free


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!

http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Friday, April 5, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #5

BANG BANG



Unkind as it seems
my dreams
involve a revolver
and you
bringing me into
your view
aiming and setting
your sights
right on the whites of
my eyes
calmly ignoring
my cries
pulling the trigger
on me

Go figure out how
I'm free...


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!

http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Thursday, April 4, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #4

IDLE HANDS



At times I may feel suicidal,
but my idle hands won't do the devil's work.

It's a jerk reaction and nothing more,
as I fall to the floor with my arms outstretched,
and the pain is etched into my face.

But for the grace of god there go I,
into the eye of the raging storm,
engaging the form, rejecting the norm,
never expecting the gifts I accept.

With deepest respect and gratitude,
and an attitude that will never lessen,
I learn the lesson of my depression.

The passion that makes me feel suicidal
is soothed by the calm of my idle hands.



An instrumental contribution from Changnoi:
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html

 


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

ELECTRIC CHANGNOI


Click the link and watch him go!
https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=142372872611208

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #3

 

 

NEVER WE



I come from a place known as history
Exist in your subconscious memory
Where you remember me, just how I used to be
Where I will haunt you for now and eternity
You can believe it, you won't have to wait and see

I am the glitch in your brain's responses
Once is enough times to train you to switch
Ditch the expression of disbelief
You are the thief who steals to impress

Yes, it's for real, or at least that's what you thought
Nobody taught you, so how could you know?
You never caught on, you were always too slow...

Everyone knows that you did it to me
Hid me from those who preferred not to see

Alone together, you and I... never we...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #2





WELCOME



Welcome
Welcome to infinity
Welcome to the ideal world
Welcome to a life of perfect symmetry

No ties, no responsibility
Heart and mind in close proximity

Hand, eye; synchronised, affinity
Thought, word, deed, a holy trinity

To a life of perfect symmetry, welcome
To the ideal world, welcome
To infinity, welcome
Welcome

Monday, April 1, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #1

 

THIRTY PIECES



Internet headlines announce 'Thirty Pieces'
QWERTY releases from poets who blog
Log on to enter your daily instalments
All meant in fun, but it's old news to some
But old news like no news, is good news, we think
As we sink to our knees in search of our muse
Abused and neglected, rejected, deserted
We flirted and hurt it, and left it behind
We find it's designed to frustrate as we wait
Hesitate at the gate, before entering in...

And that's when the unanswered questions begin...

Like have we been duped...? Is this how it was meant to be...?
Is this the scoop of the twenty first century...?
Plenty verse entry...?
Pages left empty...?
Who's gonna tempt me...?
We'll see...