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Call to arms

(* to be read in the style of Heny V before the battle of Agincourt) To arms! To arms! Men of the Shires, rouse from your winter sleep the game's afoot, waste no more time abed, to Hardware stores you have a date to keep, fight through the drapes of cobwebs in your sheds. To arms! Unshackle pasting tables, wipe the trays for paint rollers not used in many moons, the paint brushes that have seen better days left to go hard in pickle jars since June. To arms! The squeaky front gate mocks you as you pass, the peeling paper teases in the hall, Greenhouse offends thine eye with broken glass house number upside down upon the wall. To arms! Onward, onward you face your foe alone tirelessly strive, no weaknesses, no flagging, your only ally, her true colours shown through bouts of sharp critique and constant nagging. To arms! We few, we happy few with common bond will tackle each new challenge with no fear for though the day be long you see beyond, when all is done you're off to have a beer. To arms!

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Date: 11/4/2018 3:49:00 PM
haha. Love the parody , Viv . You are a creative genius whose imagination knows no bounds. And they must not forget their 'honey D0" lists!
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Date: 3/30/2018 4:15:00 PM
The sap must be rising.
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Viv Wigley
Date: 3/31/2018 1:20:00 AM
I'm trying to be enthusiastic, Jean. I'll be ok when I get going x
Date: 3/28/2018 12:25:00 PM
Beautiful write, cute and funny.
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Date: 3/31/2018 1:21:00 AM
Thanks, pashang, glad you like it.
Date: 3/28/2018 9:06:00 AM
And how I love it when men respond to this call! I happen to know many who just cuss before guarding the sofa. Blessed am I to have a man who can and wants to. This is so creative and fun, now if spring would just finally come so 'together' we can see the work done (my job is to ew and ah - its very important). I had a good time with your poem. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Viv Wigley
Date: 3/31/2018 1:22:00 AM
Thanks, CayCay x
Date: 3/27/2018 1:30:00 PM
Thank you for the entertainment, Viv! Winter is a good excuse to avoid odd jobs, but spring (and nagging!) give us new energy to get down to work. Regards // paul
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Date: 3/31/2018 1:21:00 AM
Thanks, Paul, sadly for you, you get more decent decorating weather than us :(
Date: 3/25/2018 10:50:00 PM
Great write , I've been waiting all year for this mission. ( damn I hate spring lol).
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Date: 3/26/2018 12:35:00 AM
Thanks, Tom, yes, I've made a start- wish I hadn't :( . Regards, Viv
Date: 3/25/2018 7:08:00 PM
Lol, how funny. Very creative and an enjoyable read... hugs :)
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Date: 3/26/2018 12:35:00 AM
Thanks, Akkina, appreciate the visit. Viv x
Date: 3/25/2018 5:50:00 PM
That was funny, Viv - I thoroughly enjoyed your poem. Thanks for the smile. It must be something deeply rooted in human nature, how spring wakes this urge for gardening and home improvement. thanks for the smile.
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Date: 3/26/2018 12:36:00 AM
Yes, Agnes, the sight of Crocuses and snowdrops seems to awaken Man's primeval urge to do bodge jobs and get paint everywhere x
Date: 3/25/2018 4:35:00 PM
Well, I hope the "arms" they will don will be paint brushes, hammers, saws etc. to fix up those dilapidated dwellings. Good stuff, Viv. :)
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Date: 3/26/2018 12:37:00 AM
Indeedy, Carole, I am fully equipped to do mayhem x
Date: 3/25/2018 4:08:00 PM
Fantastic stuff Viv! I shall send it to my husband and let it soak into his consciousness for a couple of days. And then I shall Write Him A List.
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Date: 3/26/2018 12:37:00 AM
Good idea, Nina, but don't tell him I wrote it x
Date: 3/25/2018 9:53:00 AM
Call To Arms is Nicely done and so creative... reminded me I need a few things done ... Hugs eve
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Date: 3/26/2018 12:38:00 AM
Be careful, Eve, don't want you hurting yourself. Get someone in to do it, and you supervise with tea and biscuits from a chair x
Date: 3/25/2018 7:50:00 AM
Ha ha, this is fun. Thanks for your visit Viv.
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Date: 3/26/2018 12:38:00 AM
Thanks Richard. Now, get your overalls on....
Date: 3/25/2018 7:43:00 AM
A smile upon my face, alas, the floor tile yet needs replacing.
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Date: 3/26/2018 12:38:00 AM
Lucky you, James, I need a whole floor doing :)
Date: 3/25/2018 4:04:00 AM
ha ha ha great humour and it's so true the sun starts to shine and its time to spruce up the house. love the line about the pickle jars with paintbrushes - I think you've been spying on me lol:-) Enjoy that well earned pint of real ale!:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 3/26/2018 12:39:00 AM
Thanks Jan, every DIY man worth his salt has a stiff brush in a pickle jar x