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Frivolity Finale

Finally leaving the stage after Twenty seven encore calls A huge sense of elation as The last curtain finally falls. There’s all the media interviews That she has yet to face Then perhaps she can retreat For a while to her private space. Treated like minor Royalty When she visited her mum Back home in Barnsley after She’d danced the Sugar Plum Meets with the Toreador To world wide praise and acclaim Boosting the popularity of Ballet To make her a well known name. They called if Ballet meets Martial Arts In its brand new and radical form With just a little adjustment period as it Settles down beside the accepted norm. She’s toured the cultural centres Of the whole of the civilised West Where her radical performances Have Easily passed the quality test. She’s contemplating retirement Doesn’t want to tour anymore Would really like to settle down With her beloved Toreador. The Arts world is in turmoil As it enters the current century. It’s as though it’s been released from A hidebound cultural penitentiary. They’ve all had to put away Their rose tinted glasses As this new art form is welcomed By the uncultured masses. To be fair they are trying To do their very best. Grand Opera meets Wrestling Is soon to be put to the test.

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Date: 10/31/2022 12:38:00 PM
Some of these stars have a difficult time "turning their sparkle off" - "Then perhaps she can retreat For a while to her private space." - I hope that she can!
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Terry Ireland
Date: 11/1/2022 12:51:00 AM
Thanks again Caren - I think we can now safely say she is, for the present at least, fully retired, though keeping in shape
Date: 10/30/2022 2:42:00 PM
I can see it now Domingo & Bartoli vs Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan in a tag team….. Wrestling and opera, a command performance at the palace, or is this just a bad dream ? Love it Terry, you did it again !!!
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Terry Ireland
Date: 10/31/2022 12:04:00 AM
None of our stuff is on video sadly. There are a few of mine from before I met Sue - we are a second marriage having both lost our partners to Cancer. Search Terry Ireland Poetry on utube and they are in there somewhere,
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Speaks Volumes
Date: 10/30/2022 3:10:00 PM
So what's the link on YouTube for me to see you and your lovely wife performing in 2017 ???? Please don't tell me that such an epic performance wasn't videoed and placed on public media for all to see. I will be most disappointed if you say it wasn't and encourage you both emphatically to video ALL your performances in the future. You have fans. you know.
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Terry Ireland
Date: 10/30/2022 3:02:00 PM
In truth, thank you Wendy. Frivolity was a stand alone poem,, parts 2 and 3 were your idea. Thanks again for the suggestion. As an aside Sue and myself performed with a Dutch Drama/Comedy Group when Hull was the City of Cukture in 2017. One of the slots was Poetry and Wrestling, and we followed rheir enactment of a Ritual Murder. Life stranger than fiction?

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