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do final swan songs fly?

by omegapaf

" does the body rule the mind, or does the mind rule the body?........i dunno " - still ill - the smiths.

tiny things grow in our minds
like pearls in oysters
maybe grow in to perfection, or reinforce rejection
but most just become background burlesque burrs

we are here.......and we are now
though no one really knows how

levelling lost mountains, and rogue waves
while avoiding shallow graves
apparently jesus saves
though not with my bank
unless you want to buy an ex soviet tank

i was there.......and i saw it all
i tripped many times, but didn't fall

4A.M. staring at the wall
thinking is this the be all, and end all?
the funeral people are taking me to court
does this battle really need to be fought?
dreamcatchers have all my dreams securely caught

........or do they?
because what these people don't understand, is that love cannot be bought.

" ritual. ideas. relativity. only buildings. no people prophesy. time slide. place to hide. nudge reality. foresight. minds wide. magic imagery " - e= mc2 - big audio dynamite.





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Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
by maryanns on Saturday, May 21, 2011 (00:06:21)
Big time dyn-o-mite... poem, Paul. I know this is yours and all about yours but I hope you don't mind if I tag along because you're playing my song. I think final swan songs fly, but they can also come too late if love has to wait and then someone ends up alone.
I know, I think I know. Mary Ann

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    Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Sunday, May 22, 2011 (02:59:48)
    you know mary ann. i know you, and i know you know about swan songs...you can sing along anytime you want to kid - pussy cat whisker tickles - paul.

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Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
by Porrohman on Saturday, May 21, 2011 (05:47:29)
I like the Jesus line PAF. A new twist to 'Jesus saves but Rush knocks in the rebound'. Very Happy

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    Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Sunday, May 22, 2011 (03:06:01)
    ha ha. remember that poster we saw that said " god is the answer " and somebody had written underneath, " then it must be a damn silly question " - the answer is 42 - P.A.F.

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      Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
      by Porrohman on Sunday, May 22, 2011 (07:22:34)
      'love cannot be bought' is very true my friend. Thankfully you can buy sex. The usual Sunderland currency is half a cider & black. Laughing

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        Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
        by omegapaf on Sunday, May 22, 2011 (14:16:44)
        you've been hanging around with the wrong women mate........i think it's half a bottle of vodka nowadays ha ha - " this is bat country ", " this place was like a reptile zoo........and someone was giving booze to these creatures " hunter s. thompson - " fear and loathing in las vegas - listening to swan songs....see you next sunday - P.A.F.

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Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
by butterflyzrfree on Saturday, May 21, 2011 (18:23:06)
does the body rule the mind, or does the mind rule the body?........i dunno " - still ill - the smiths
This an awesome opening.
simple yet introduces one to the poem wonderful. Keep it up, Pauly, the world famous fighter of banks!

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    Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Sunday, May 22, 2011 (03:14:31)
    ha ha. thanks gaily. i wrote this really intensely and really quickly, then fiddled around with it, and read it to you on the phone. thanks for the suggestion - biter of banks and tanks - pauly.

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Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
by rondo on Saturday, May 21, 2011 (23:39:11)
great rhymes in this comprehensive composition with a good rap close....peace

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    Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Sunday, May 22, 2011 (03:21:01)
    thanks little devil. it's good to be writing again. those spring swans are very inspirational. gotta go and level some lost mountains, and see if the bank can get me a deal on a soviet tank.......at least it'll stop people parking in front of my house ha ha - songs and peace - paul.

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Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
by badmalthus on Sunday, May 22, 2011 (02:51:28)
This is one bloody great poem Paul...love the JC banking...haha. Did you write this before or after you head butted your fireplace mate? Rolling Eyes
Cheers...Harry

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    Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Sunday, May 22, 2011 (03:28:04)
    this was after i knocked myself out on the fireplace harry. and had all kinds of fever dreams......i should knock myself out more often ha ha - learning to fly again - paul.

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      Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
      by tone68 on Sunday, May 22, 2011 (14:31:41)
      all those moments will be lost in time like tears in the rain

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Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
by Ilan on Sunday, May 22, 2011 (08:15:22)
Shit that's so true love can't be bought
and all the stupids keep trying,
bankers are wankers
Osama is dead
and you are a truth teller

This poem will follow me to the grave
What's with the funeral people
more like head hunters

Cool write for a sometimes uncool world

Keep trucking if not writing

Best wishes, Ilan

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    Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Sunday, May 22, 2011 (14:26:21)
    that's a very touching reply ilan. thank you so much. the funeral people want a thousand pounds that i didn't agree to......but they have much better lawers than me - i may have to get my tank out of storage ha ha - love and shalom - paul.

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Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
by wordsmithwannabe on Thursday, May 26, 2011 (13:56:53)
well i've never tried to buy a tank, nor have i attempted to level a mountain, but i've had my share of funerals and you're absolutely right: love cannot be bought. though i've paid a hefty price for it time and again...keep tickling hounds my friend, i'm off to chase cats and maybe some giant rats in politicians clothing - chris

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    Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Thursday, May 26, 2011 (16:23:09)
    keep those rats under control mate. the hound is totally tickled.
    sometimes we pay the price for things we don't even understand.....like the international monetary fund ha ha.
    " i stood beside a mountain, and chopped it down with the side of my hand " - voodoo child. jimi hendrix.
    - singing swan songs - paul.

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Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
by Tamara on Monday, May 30, 2011 (11:07:36)
This is a well thought out poem. Reminds me of my Navy days.

tiny things grow in our minds
like pearls in oysters
maybe grow in to perfection, or reinforce rejection
but most just become background burlesque burrs


***I love the lines above, especially with respect to perfection/rejection.

Great job with your choice of words.

Best,

Tamara

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    Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Monday, May 30, 2011 (11:43:36)
    thanks tamara. you're very kind. i've been a bit of a swan with clipped wings lately....but i'm learning to fly again - love and songs - paul.

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Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
by induce on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 (21:02:56)
Paul, a strong poem, a weight lifter.

andye

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    Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Wednesday, June 01, 2011 (04:41:02)
    thanks andye. we swan's are weighty birds, and take a while to take off again - moon river...wider than a mile - paul.

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Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
by Zbird on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 (08:35:30)
wow! super poem! the first two lines are awesome and the rest of the poem followed suit!

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    Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 (07:50:50)
    thank you bonnie. you are too kind.
    - living under the sea with the oysters in an octopus's garden. dreaming but avoiding catchers - paul.

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Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
by radical_love on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 (05:24:55)
does this battle really need to be fought?

wow. "ive been dreaming of a time when
to be english is not to be baneful,
to be standing by the flag not feeling
shameful, rascist or partial....."

is all i have to say to that.
Love Mil

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    Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 (07:43:00)
    thanks miz millicent morrissey von robinski - hope all your swans fly - E = MC2 - some swans are mute and some oysters never produce a pearl.

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Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
by KadarVillanueva on Saturday, July 02, 2011 (10:30:10)
Tiny poems grow songs in minds as well! I love the music in my head this poem/lyrics gives me! Great work!

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    Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Sunday, August 07, 2011 (16:37:16)
    thanks so much for commenting. i appreciate it - swans and doves - paul.

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Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
by micsir on Friday, August 05, 2011 (20:35:40)
killer poem, pauly.

'dream catchers have all my dreams securely caught'

don't i know it and all the while there's no reliving what is lost.
unless you were forced to give it up plus the interest. those
people will never let you forget and leave you solid in debt.

dynamite, damn fuckin' right! hiding somewhere up in the clouds, mike

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    Re: do final swan songs fly? (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Sunday, August 07, 2011 (16:52:20)
    thanks mikey. damn fucking right indeed. there comes a time when you have to plant a foot in the sand and say "not one more step backwards. no deals with smarmy eels ". this was probably that time. thanks again mate - not sure whether i'm sailing down swan river or up shit creek ha ha - paul.

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