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Unquotable quotes - VI

Unquotable quotes – VI (Note : A good many of the « epigrams » in this sequence of quotes are a take off on other well-known short poems, proverbs, sayings or expressions faites, etc . The rest are my own epigrams.) All the world’s a stooge. Paint the town red with blood. Swing low, Sweet chariot ! Coming to carry me on throne ! Turn the other back for a slap on the back. Can you turn your nose up while sitting on your high horse ? Finders keepers, Minders weepers ! Black holes also suck white souls. A bun in the womb is worth ten in the oven. Cleanliness is next to Godzillaness. Garbage cans are not rubbish bins. What goes up must bring Heaven down. We are all stinkers under the arms. We are all sewers under bums. We are all lovers under mums. We are all beggars under alms. We are all killers under arms. We are all believers under psalms. We are all thinkers under norms. We are all schemers under qualms. We are all bribers under palms. We are all runners under bombs. We are all rotters under worms. We are all liars under gums. We are all swimmers under foams. We are soldiers under uniforms. We are all writers under thumbs. One need hardly fear the extinction of Life on earth through environmental or climatic catastrophe : inter-religious contention will get the job done well before-hand. Cricketing jargon « Style mahu kala tida-apa ! » (Doesn’t matter if you’re given out so long as you managed to play the right stroke !) This « tongue-in-cheek remark » in Malay pidgin is often used in Malaysia-Singapore to describe those batsmen who surrender their wickets in style, i.e., batsmen who are sticklers to the art of playing textbook strokes irrespective of whether the ball is engaged by the bat or not. © T. Wignesan – Paris, 2016

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Date: 2/7/2016 9:53:00 AM
Fab write! Very busy - try to hone poems so that there is a single theme. Good stuff.
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Date: 2/7/2016 10:18:00 AM
GONG XI FA CAI ! Great Chinese New Year Greetings! Thanks a lot for the comment and advice. A tall order I might have to give up the ghost for. I'll try, though. I write as the "thing" enters the skull as best I can. I wonder if the cricketing stuff goes down well in the States. Every good wish. Wignesan