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Postby WildcatOne » Mon May 08, 2006 10:03 pm

Hope ya don't mind, Billy, but I thought I'd post this that I got from you in August in 2003. Life is good. WC1

ELVES AND DWARVES AND MEN By Bill McAteer 2003

A time once was the air was clear
the seasons had no end
beast and fowl were abundant here
before Elves and Dwarves and Men

Mountains rose up endlessly
rivers were their friends
grass and trees grew happily
before Elves and Dwarves and Men

Unshod feet criss crossed the land
tough times seemed simpler then
natural bridges filled the span
In days of Elves and Dwarves and Men

Many battles among themselves
together wars were fought as friends
legends filled the books on shelves
of Elves and Dwarves and Men

Today we have wild life preserves
places to keep the beasts fenced in
its a fate far less than they deserve
after Elves and Dwarves and Men

Now the air is foul and hard to breathe
technologies have no end
wonder what the results would be
If we returned to days of Elves and Dwarves and Men
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Postby Gator » Tue May 09, 2006 3:51 pm

Chuck Mangione's "Land of Make Believe"
powerful
beautiful......
'Cat....unreal lyrics
very inspiring
Hearing Esther Satterfield sing it with Chuck...magical
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Postby Billy Mac » Tue May 09, 2006 4:51 pm

I read that now...and Still hear a cello and a flute happening in there, Cat....Thanks for posting it :wink: 8)
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Postby jim sanders » Tue May 09, 2006 5:05 pm

8) yea mee too you guys... I'm sitting here looking at dust covered everything.... keyboard, trumpet,electric guitar, box guitar,shopcat,amps,you name it... when the sun shines thru the blinds everything is dusty... :roll:

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Postby WildcatOne » Fri May 12, 2006 3:43 pm

I went and looked up the lyrics to Chuck Mangione's "Land Of Make Believe", 'Gate. Great poetry...thanks for the tip! WC1

Here's one I wrote a while back.

FREEZE THE HEAD 1988 by John R. Bockelman

I done went and run myself down
And now I got no more energy
To do whatever it is that I do
And now it’s all a-comin’ back on me

Now all my friends are standin’ here
And some of my family too...
I got just one more thing before I hit the big bang
That I have to ask of you, oh please just...

Freeze the head
And set my body free
Freeze the head
Yeah, you won’t get rid of me, come on now...
Freeze the head
To help society
Freeze the head
Because I want to live eternally

I been a-thinkin’ all my smokin’ and a-drinkin’
Used to make me feel so fine
But now my eyes they are a-blinkin’ and my boat it is a-sinkin’
And I’m gonna have to toe the line

But I done found me a new way
To get me outta this mess...
Let the doctors hold a meetin’ when my heart it stops a-beatin’
And then let ‘em all come to see me when they…

Freeze the head
And give the rest to my ex-wife
Freeze the head
Yeah, because I want a new lease on life, come on now...
Freeze the head
Just like a block of cheese
Freeze the head
Oh, baby, will miracles never cease?

Well, I lived out all the ethics of the younger generation
Like I was the king of rock n’ roll
But now I’m layin’ in the sack n’ I want to take it all back
Don’t want to die before I get too old

Here come that ol’ grim reaper,
And he’s swingin’ that scythe at me…
Y’know a man’s occupation is to use his reputation
To increase the population if you want a demonstration then just…

Freeze the head
And hook it back up another day
Freeze the head
Yeah, you can just throw the rest away, for now, anyway...
Freeze the head
And put it where the sun don’t shine
Freeze the head
And everything is gonna work out fine, come on now...

Freeze the head
I swear I’m gonna pay you all back in spades
Freeze the head
Yeah, just turn the light off and pull the shades, come on now..
Freeze the head
Won’t ya give me peace of mind
Freeze the head
B-b-b-b-because I don’t want to die, no no no


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Postby jim sanders » Sat May 13, 2006 10:14 am

1st. Where was i when you needed a friend ? I could not be found. Where was i when you started to cry? I was highway bound. And now you are saying goodbye , Why are you saying goodbye ? 2nd. What did i do when you said i love you ? I'd just look away....... What did i do when you begged me to stay ? I let that whiskey river take me far away..And now you are saying goodbye, Why are you saying goodbye ? chorus : Now that you are leavin' i feel so sad inside, To much a fool to relize you weren't satisfied, Now that you've left me i feel so all alone,please girl won't you let me bring you back home..... 3rd. I couldn't see the hurting in your smile cause i'd just looked away.... When you needed me to hold you tight, save it for the next rainy day.. and now you are saying goodbye, why are you saying goodbye? REPEAT CHORUS..... 4TH. Ican't sleep at night without you by my side, you're warmth no longer mine to feel.... I hurt you one to many and you found somebody new, you're love was his to steal, you're love was his to steal.... And now you are saying goodbye, Why are you saying goodbye? ..................JS 1980

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Postby Gator » Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:28 am

Poetry...
"Game Called"
Grantland Rice

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A poem by my brother John

Postby jim sanders » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:45 am

JONESBURG SWEET
Jonesburg
Sweet Jonesburg


Crystal moon scratchin' up against a row of windbreak trees
Their icy silhouettes carve into the November freeze
Women in the kitchen, turkey on slow heat
Grandma Red saintly stirs cinnamon into the mincemeat

Jonesburg, Sweet Jonesburg

In flannel and overalls beside a German Sheppard or two
Grandpa's gravel baritone as he holds a string bean can spittoon says,
"Never buy on credit. Never grow old"
His hands seem tough as rail iron then a seasoned story unfolds

Jonesburg Sweet Jonesburg


The hot stove league's in full session, in the basement a circle of men
"Brock for Conigliaro? or at least for what he could have been"
Slam goes the side porch door,Cousins wearin' out the hinge
Hood propped up on a Plymouth Valiant, Seven uncles peerin' in

Jonesburg, Sweet Jonesburg









John Sanders 2007
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