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The Paranoia Poetry Club Revisited

Got my Dictionary of Quotations, The Greek Myths of Robert Graves, Plutarch for beginners’ How The Ancient World Behaves; Back at the Paranoia Poetry Club, Local Intellectual Branch And that collection of books Might just give me a chance Of understanding the words and What on earth they’re talking about Because the first time I went I understood precisely nowt. Must spoke with cultured voices, Some rambled and some muttered, Word following word following word Crammed and packed and cluttered. But all spoken with confidence About what they felt mattered And, my ignorance being exposed, I sat both deflated and shattered I’ve got the book of Popular Philosophy The Book of Modern Scientific thought Gambling on the hope and presumtion That wisdom can be bought.

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Date: 12/31/2022 1:43:00 PM
Ha! Very well put, Terry! Give me a poem written so that I can understand it any day! ~ Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year…
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Terry Ireland
Date: 1/1/2023 2:23:00 AM
Same to you ilene.
Date: 12/31/2022 12:49:00 PM
that last stanza sums it all up....it can all be bought..except for the wisdom... as people often confuse a "head full of knowledge" with the experience of putting that knowledge into practical application in life....
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Terry Ireland
Date: 1/1/2023 2:22:00 AM
Spot on John. If you need a dictionary and Thesaurus I think they've got it wrong. Thanks.