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Exotic Dancer

Do people think you are sleazy and bad,
since the day you replied to that want ad?
The words were in black and white, and plain.
“No Experience Necessary, We Train”.
This job is not what most women would like to get,
However, it pays the bills and keeps you out of debt.
You live in a nice house, and drive a Corvette.
Of all the occupations anyone can seek,
there are not too many paying two grand a week.
They hired you for what came naturally.
Men easily discover your great beauty.
You have the looks of a centerfold in a magazine.
Your dancing in the club makes quite a scene.

A fight with your old man made him pack and go away.
He left you and your child unexpectedly one day.
You were desperate and needed a job right away.
It seems nobody was impressed with your resume.
Other employers apparently could not be convinced.
So many places only wanted experienced.

When you are dancing in the club each night,
men from all over think you are a delight.
Scantily clad, you erotically tease.
This is how you gather your gratuities.
Some men get obnoxious, and a bit out of hand.
Enforcers appear to take a stand.
A small team of bouncers comes out to greet.
The mashers land in the middle of the street.
Never mind what people think is wrong or right.
Many men like me will be seeing you tonight.


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The Attack on Trenton

Men, I know this is Christmas Night.
However, remember we have a war to fight.
His Majesty’s forces have had us occupied.
Our freedom and well-being is something they have denied.
They are just across the river from our encampment.
They are engaged in frolic and holiday merriment.
We can catch these redcoats by complete surprise.
They do not expect us to move until sunrise.
Of our plans, they must be very unaware.
Get everything into the boats and cross the Delaware.
If all goes well, victory will be on our side.
Tonight is when we must turn the battle’s tide.


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Back of the Moon

In a dark night sky, you take your place.
We can see your reflection in the influenced tide.
Why is it you show only one face?
Half of you we see, the other half you hide.

We can see your reflection in the influenced tide.
Moon, you have a side hidden away from view.
Half of you we see, the other half you hide.
Shrouded in darkness, it is the side we call “new”.

Moon, you have a side hidden away from view.
What is on the side we cannot see?
Shrouded in darkness, it is the side we call “new”.
To the earthbound, it is a mystery.

What is on the side we cannot see?
We gaze at varying crescents of you in many ways.
To the earthbound, it is a mystery.
Your full bright sphere we see once in thirty days.

We gaze at varying crescents of you in many ways.
Each passing hour changes your position.
Your full bright sphere we see once in thirty days.
Tales are woven from myth and superstition.

Each passing hour changes your position.
Moon, your origin is something nobody knows.
Tales are woven from myth and superstition.
You are the brightest until the sun shows.

Moon, your origin is something nobody knows.
Why is it you show only one face?
You are the brightest until the sun shows.
In a dark night sky, you take your place.


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Better Than Gold

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He appeals to all young and old.
Dr. Ram’s words are better than gold.

The words he writes are next to none.
On this site, he is number one.
He is the shepherd of the fold.
Dr. Ram’s words are better than gold.

This man nobody will despise.
He is both talented and wise.
Let the word forever be told,
Dr. Ram’s words are better than gold.


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Carolyn, How Do You Do It

You have written and submitted poems galore.
Your work gathers comments from others by the score.
Carolyn, you have acquired so much popularity.
I can see you are quite adept at poetry.
It’s amazing how you have made so many friends.
Your fabulous writing seemingly never ends.
I enjoy reading your wonderful presentations on this site.
May you continue to be here every day and night.


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Before It Burns Away

I admire an early morning view. There is a pre-dawn mist, and grass with dew. The beads of dew resemble diamonds everywhere. A slight chill accents the morning air. The calls of birds are heard all around. They somewhat make a harmonizing sound. If translated, they are saying “Get out of bed. Humans, you have an entire day ahead.” Without further explanation I must say, this is my favorite time of the day.


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My Whiskey Was Dumped Into the Well

It’s a smooth and tasty way to get high. Try my distillation of mash made from corn and rye. I make it from my family’s secret recipe. The only one who knows about it is me. The stuff comes out of my trusty hidden still. I have it standing in the woods on top of the hill. My woman did something that made me mad as hell. She took the last batch I made, and dumped it into the well. Soon, gathered around the well was a big crowd. My neighbors were laughing and singing out loud. There were old folks and little children staggering along the lane. It did not seem like any of them was feeling pain. Nobody else in the vicinity readily understood why the water in the well was tasting so good.


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Vampire Chickens

Beware of those vampire chickens this Halloween season. Their thirsting for your blood is the primary reason. These black nocturnal creatures fly into the night. After the stroke of midnight, they cause insurmountable fright. These evil birds come right up from hell. They make the average bat look like Tinkerbelle. It is a well-known fact that chickens have no teeth. Blood sucking ability is something they will not bequeath. If chickens really were so evil and devilish, the late Colonel Sanders would have made his fortune selling fish.


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Blame it on the Bossa Nova

There is a catchy tune recorded during an earlier day. This recording was made by the talented Eydie Gorme. Yes, she was the same one who was Steve Lawrence’s wife. The song turned out to be the biggest hit of her life. On a popular dance she wanted to put the blame. The “Bossa Nova” was what ignited her love flame. A handsome guy caught her eye; then she wanted to dance. Eydie said that was what started her romance. Just listen to the song if it is something you don’t know. Perhaps you might be one to fall in love also.


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George Theodore

This man was affectionately nicknamed “The Stork”. He played only two seasons with the Mets from New York. George was a native of Salt Lake City. His major league baseball statistics were not pretty. When interviewed, he would often deliver a vintage quip. He would have played longer if he didn’t dislocate his hip. After the 1974 campaign, George walked away. He is a youth baseball coach and school counselor today. I thank wikipedia.org online encyclopedia for information I obtained to write this poem.


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