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More Than One

Quizmasters often test mentalities, 

by asking folks to name pluralities, 

of things of many different sorts.

Like, soldiers might be called 'cohorts'.

There are 'flights' of geese and jets and stairs,
my socks are sometimes found in 'pairs'.

A young girl's curls could hang in 'bangs',
and crooks might hang about in 'gangs'.

Such gangs could join to form a 'mafia',
alas that only rhymes with 'raffia'.

Apes, as you'd know, can make a 'shrewdness',

could rednecks joined become a 'rudeness'?
And though Collingwood fans are two a penny,
more than one is just 'Too Bloody Many'.

Unless you have been in the same pub or football ground with Collingwood fans, or on the same train or tram or continent, you will never understand.

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  1. Date: 5/13/2013 7:05:00 AM
    I think I may have just read the one remaining poem I have not seen of yours.

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 7:04:00 AM
    hmm, i Have not been in those places you mention, but I think I generally understand this one pretty well!! The ending is awesome on this, Red. And I love the way this showcases some idioms and your humor. So bangs means curls for you? Over here, bangs are what we use to cover our forehead. I have almost always worn my hair with bangs.

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 3:38:00 AM
    I'm assuming Collingwood is an Aussie football club? Been nowhere near down under but I understood and laughed my head off at this gem. You're good. :)

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 5:27:00 PM
    Hi Red, I've been off line for ages so I had to start with the 'Who's on Line' and found you and that makes us 'more than one! Raffia and maffia go well together (snakes in the dry grass) You obviously back St Kilda!!!!! :D Wordancer

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    Date: 3/5/2013 7:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Alas, with last September still smarting, J Eliza, I'm born and bred Hawthorn.