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This chap from the States, just asked me to write, a poetic collaboration, I was asleep, it is quite late at night, no time for a rhymed dissertation. I thought to myself, what a spiffing idea, for we speak the same lingo at least, But hold on a sec, I'm English - good grief, and worse still I'm from the North East!! I wrote to this dude, over in England and said, would y’all write with me? He seemed kind of cranky, said he was asleep, probably needed a nice spot o’ tea. Though things ain’t the same, like they’ve got a queen and we have a man who’s in power, And Big Ben over here is a star quarterback, to him it’s a clock in a tower With some trepidation I considered the task, in horror at the realisation, In the States their football, isn’t like the UK, it’s rugby for your information. But the strangest thing, is that ‘grits’ are a food, whereas here it’s ground pebbles or stone, And they travel around in their big Chevrolet’s, on Route 66 lined with phones. Now I’m not sure I made the right choice, they’re weird with their bangers and mash, fries are called chips, their beer is served warm and it seems they weigh all of their cash. Cookies are biscuits, car trunks are boots, the telly is their television, my fingers are crossed as I sit here and hope, that I made the wisest decision. But joking apart, it’s an honour to join, my American friend in this Rhyme. I sincerely agree, it was truly a pleasure, let’s do it again anytime 11/5/2019 Introduction by collaboration Poetry Contest Sponsored by Silent One

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Date: 11/16/2019 12:23:00 PM
Congratulations to the both of you for this great win! It had me laughing and thinking of my friends in the UK :)
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Date: 11/14/2019 10:08:00 PM
A fun poem to read. Congrats to you both on your fun collaboration and your well deserved win.
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 11/16/2019 4:54:00 PM
Thank you so much. It was great fun collaborating with Chris. Best wishes...Ron :)
Date: 11/14/2019 7:05:00 PM
Stopping back to offer my congratulations to both of you fine poets...i knew this was a winner, loved it from the first read... great penning! :)
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 11/16/2019 4:53:00 PM
Much appreciated Sandra....Ron x
Date: 11/14/2019 2:44:00 PM
Ron congratulations on a wonderful collaboration! Truly enjoyed this!;)
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 11/14/2019 4:07:00 PM
Thank you so much Brenda, that is very kind of you. Of course I had the best writing partner in Chris Green, who is an immense talent. Thank you for the comment. Best wishes...Ron x
Date: 11/6/2019 4:39:00 PM
Had a blast reading this one. A Bobby almost arrested me in my lorry for veering off the road. Can you imagine? I had my steering wheel on the left side of the car. What a nightmare! LOL. Great one, Ron! Smiles, Gershon
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 11/6/2019 4:53:00 PM
Blimey!! Easily done Gershon but take it steady! Glad you liked this. It was a blast collaborating with Chris. He's a really talented poet and I must admit I felt the pressure because he writes so well. Got to say say met some great people on Soup. Best...Ron :)
Date: 11/6/2019 7:42:00 AM
Spiffing! Fab collab, you two! Enjoyed all the funny little references to the things that puzzle us about each other. A splendid write, isn’t that right, Chuffers? Chuffers says yes. He’s my butler.
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 11/6/2019 8:02:00 AM
Thank you so much Nina. I think the truth is we quite like the quirky differences about each other. I thoroughly enjoyed this collaboration with Chris. Best wishes...Ron x
Date: 11/5/2019 6:35:00 PM
i found this to be quite comical, the way you two crafted this was like two good friends busting on one another ...it was a pleasure to read... wonderful penning from both you of! :)
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 11/6/2019 4:13:00 AM
Thanks Sandra - appreciated. Chris is certainly a talent so this was a delight to pen. Ron x
Date: 11/5/2019 4:41:00 PM
This poem was a collaboration with Chris Green (which I thoroughly enjoyed) for the Introduction by Collaboration Poetry Contest.
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