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Chew me up and spit me out,
Track me down on my route.
Don’t let me get away with that,
If I get up knock me flat.
Keep a watch on what I do,
Make sure it’s what you want me to.
Don’t let me stray from the path,
If I do rain down your wrath.
Steel my spirit with your will,
Keep me moving straight until,
My work is finally said and done,
Then I’ll return to share the fun.

This is me the poet talking about me the playwright. When I write these silly rhymes I can do or say anything that I want but in a play adapted from a book I must remain true to the story. I’ll never adapt someone else’s work again.

Copyright © Tony Lane | Year Posted 2012


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Date: 10/13/2015 9:27:00 PM

tony, Just came here to say I miss you. Hope you come back to Soup one day!
Date: 4/15/2013 5:33:00 AM

well done,You know how to play with the words,and be meaningful,thank for sharing,Ivy
Date: 11/22/2012 4:50:00 PM

Tony, it is good to keep your own only, enjoyed stopping by once again ;-)~ Hope you are having a joyous holiday. Take care ~PD
Date: 11/22/2012 4:06:00 PM

We all need editors, foils..prods..XXOO Light & Love
Date: 8/6/2012 11:17:00 AM

I hope you get your play done soon. Miss you here :)
Date: 6/9/2012 12:37:00 PM

This was truly one of the most interesting and unique pieces I have read in a very long time... Keep writting.
Date: 5/4/2012 10:15:00 AM

I don't think you have to adapt, you are quite the individual and very able to have your own opinions which are fascinating to say the least. Your rhymes are always wonderful to savor! :)
Date: 3/28/2012 9:46:00 AM

Tony, I was really hoootin and a hollerin over this Fire Alarm poem that was featured this week...what a terrible thing for you to tell on grandpa like that! ha ha....Hope all is well in the world of plays! Hugs and best wishes...Gwendolen
Date: 3/2/2012 9:35:00 PM

Hi Tony--I am so sorry to hear you are having such a rough time of the working on that play! Aye, I hear what you are saying. This is why I am playing with poetry instead of plucking away at my novel... I write fiction for the MARKET, but I write poetry for ME. Hope you are otherwise doing well, that things calmed down at work. You are missed here- but take care of you! Prayers sent your way-Cyndi
Date: 2/25/2012 5:36:00 PM

when are you coming back? I miss your poetry.
Date: 2/15/2012 5:36:00 PM

Great job here Tony. Love the feel to this. Straight shooting and holding nothing back. Would that we all felt this way. God Bless, JB
Date: 2/9/2012 4:57:00 AM

ahhha, changing literary lanes, tony!.. cool..:) huggs!
Date: 2/7/2012 8:16:00 AM

Hello again, "that'll learn you " as they say around here. like this one x
Date: 2/7/2012 7:32:00 AM

Nice to see you again, Tony. I've missed you. Love, Kim
Date: 2/7/2012 7:27:00 AM