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If you ever need a Rhyme for - Rhyme -
try - Frost, or Hoar Frost's synonym - Rime!
As we amble through Life,
making the Climb -
we must suffer Politics -
a miserable Crime!
© - Tom Hyland - 03-02-10
What does it Profit a Prophet if -
He loses the Sole of his Soul in the Process?
If a Pop-Fly Foul - hits a Flying Fowl -
In Mid-Air and Drops Within the Baseline - is it Fair?
If the Fare at a Fair is limited to -
Pop-Corn and Peanuts - do the Elephants Share?
If each Piece is a token of Peace -
And each Elephant Ate Eight - does anyone Care?
If All the Oceans are called the - ‘Seven Seas’ -
Why does Lack of Lubrication cause Gears to Seize?
A Six-line Stanza of Poetry is a - ‘Sixain’ -
But - a ‘Sixte’ is the Sixth Defensive Position in Fencing!
Two Anagrams - Exist and Exits - come from Sixte -
But, after Fifty-Nine - you’re Sixty!
If a ‘Fifth’ of Whiskey is One-Fifth of a Gallon -
Why is ‘Fifty-Fifty’ an Even Split?
And a ‘Fifth Column’ is a Negative, Subversive Group -
And a ‘Fifth Wheel’ is an Unwanted, Superfluous person -
Then - How come a ‘Fifth Generation’ Computer Level -
Is a Positive. Highly Advanced Technology?
If the ‘Fourth Estate’ is Journalists, the Press, the Media -
How come the ‘Fourth World’ is Poorer than the ‘Third World’?
If a Criminal is taken from his Quarters - then ‘Drawn and Quartered’ -
How come Two Halves contain Four Quarters?
If the ‘Third Estate’ is the Lowest Class, or Commons -
Why is a ‘Third Eyelid’ a Nictitating Membrane, or a Haw?
If a Planar is a Flat, Two-Dimensional Geometric Plane -
Then - How could a Planar be Plainer?
If you Pare A Pear, then Quarter it -
Is the result a - Pair of Pairs?
If a ‘Twofer’ is Two items for the price of One -
Would you give one - To - another person Too?
If a Final Score is - One-One -
Then it is Tied - so - Nobody Won!
And Thus, my Friends, my -
‘Play on Words’ is Done!
© - TKH.
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|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|I appreciate your wit via word manipulation, Tom. Thank you. Love and peace,
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|I think I'm gonna get a Fifth of Whiskey, and ponder all this some more.|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Pedro Perico Pereyra, Pobre Pintor Portuguez, Pinta Preciosos Paisages Por Poca Plata Papel Para Poder Pasear Por Paris.
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I always love your playing with words, there ain't no "DUH" in your vocabulary thats certain...Ed|