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> Poems, Thoughts straight from the head of....
ElaineMcFarlane
post 3rd Feb 2004, 10:14pm
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Thought i'd try out some more poems on my favourite audience biggrin.gif hope you like and feel free to put in some of your own poems and feel free to tell me if mine are crap!

You don’t know me yet you’ve known me my whole life
You don’t understand me yet you make the same decisions
You don’t realise my potential yet you continue to hope
You don’t have a clue yet you always thought you knew
You don’t believe in me yet you always see the good in me
But then you see you are me!


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There are three things everyone should do every day.
Number one is laugh.
Number two is think -- spend some time in thought.
Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears.
If you laugh, think and cry, that's a heck of a day.
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Catherine
post 3rd Feb 2004, 10:42pm
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Elaine that's lovely. Is this a hobby of yours?{ or are ye famous an no lettin oan } biggrin.gif
Welcome to the boards.


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ElaineMcFarlane
post 3rd Feb 2004, 10:49pm
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I am a dabbler - i don't go around thinking about poems and i rarely read any poems - but if i think of something i put it down on paper (or type it) - i honestly did that one above in five minutes - but i'm glad you like them and hey who knows maybe one day i will be famous huh.gif


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There are three things everyone should do every day.
Number one is laugh.
Number two is think -- spend some time in thought.
Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears.
If you laugh, think and cry, that's a heck of a day.
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Teeny
post 4th Feb 2004, 02:28am
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Guid wee poems therr Elaine ... gaunnae gies sum mair ??

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post 4th Feb 2004, 07:00am
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Elaine very good indeed I enjoyed that very much, do some more please smile.gif


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post 4th Feb 2004, 12:53pm
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Nice poem elaine dabble wae the rhyme masel tho ah dae it fur fun but you keep them comin they like poetry oan here and you'll aye get an interested audience

Keep writin in rhyme
And give it yir best
An maybe in time
you'll be up therr wae the best rolleyes.gif


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ElaineMcFarlane
post 10th Feb 2004, 06:39pm
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I thought you might like this one (even though its not one of my own wink.gif ) i came across it when i was doing the newsletter at my work and it seemed pretty fitting for this website unfortunately i don't know who wrote it but whoever did - all credit to you!:

A Glesca' Wean

Ah wis born an' bred in Glesca'
Aye, Glesca' is ma hame
Bein' brocht up in a tenement
made me a typical Glasca' Wean

Ah didnae hae very many toys
Like the weans a' hiv the day
Ma pals were happy girls an' boys
An' there wis lots o' games tae play

We'd play at 'Cowboys an' Indians'
We played at 'Hide an' seek'
When we coonted tae 100 nice an' fast
An' ye wirnae allowed tae peek.

Then we'd tie some string thre' two tin cans
An' we'd put them oan oor feet
An' stomp like Dracula's Monster
Right up an' doon oor street

There wis 'Doublers', 'Ropes' an' 'Kick the can'
We played 'Rounders' roon the back
The we'd sit oan toap o' the midden
Tellin' Ghost Stories 'til it got dark

We'd walk tae the Picture Matinee
Oan a Seturday efternoon
Where a man came oot tae make us a' sing
An' wave hankies in time tae the tune

But even tho' we hidnae Dolls like Barbie or like Sindy
Ye could shout up tae yer Maw fer a piece oan Jam an' she'd
Throw it oot the windae!


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There are three things everyone should do every day.
Number one is laugh.
Number two is think -- spend some time in thought.
Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears.
If you laugh, think and cry, that's a heck of a day.
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ElaineMcFarlane
post 10th Feb 2004, 07:16pm
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And yet another one courtesy of the works newsletter, this one was written many years ago by a ninety year old women (with a great sense of humour i imagine!)

I'm Fine, Thank you

There is nothing the matter with me,
I'm as healthy as I can be.
I have arthritis in both my knees
And when i talk, i talk with a wheeze.
My pulse is weak, my blood is thin,
But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in
Arch supports i have for my feet,
Or i wouldn't be able on the street.
Sleep is denied me night after night
But every morning i find I'm alright
My memory is failing, my heads ina spin,
But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in.

The moral is this as my tale i unfold -
That for you and me who are growing old,
It's better to say "I'm fine" with a grin,
than to let folk know the shape we are in

How do i know that my youth is all spent?
Well, my get up & go, has got up and went.
But I really don't mind when i think with a grin
Of all the good places my "get up" has been.

Old age is golden I've heard it said
But, sometimes i wonder as i get into bed
With my ears int he drawer, my teeth in a cup,
My eyes on the table until i wake up.
Ere sleep overtakes me, i say to myself
"Is there anything else i could lay on the shelf?"

When i was young my slippers were red.
I could kick my heels right over my head
When i got older my slippers were blue
But i could still dance the whole night through
Now i an old, my slippers are black
I walk to the store and puff my way back

I get up each morning and dust off my wits
I pick up the paper and read the "Obit's"
If my name is still missing i know I'm not head
So i have a good breakfast and go back to bed


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There are three things everyone should do every day.
Number one is laugh.
Number two is think -- spend some time in thought.
Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears.
If you laugh, think and cry, that's a heck of a day.
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Heather
post 10th Feb 2004, 09:50pm
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Elaine, that poem about "The Glesga Wean" is brilliant and spot on.
Last summer I was teaching my G'daughter how to play doublers, and she loves some of the old rhymes that I sing, ( the rhymes not my singing laugh.gif ) while playing doublers. She always asks for the one about " the princess who doesn't want to catch the measles".
I well remember putting holes in tin cans, and pulling the string through, and clomping about, what a racket they made.
And tin tops on the soles of our shoes, to tap dance with.

Every generation make their own memories, but I wonder what memories the present generation, who are growing up with Play Stations, Game Boys etc., will have, regarding childhood games.


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Scotia69
post 12th Feb 2004, 01:21pm
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Elaine the "Glesga Wean" was just brilliant and brought back a lot of memories . Many thanks keep them coming.

It never ceases to amaze me the amount of talented folk on these boards. I have a gifted family artists wood carvers ect but at the age of 65 I'm still trying to discover what mine is.Hope I haven't gone off thread to much. wub.gif
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deepblue
post 12th Feb 2004, 05:34pm
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i usually write in spanish, so it's hard to share with people over here, translations suck, but this one came out in english wink.gif




12/02/04 08:20:34

If we fear we cannot be bound.
If we are bound in fear,
we can only drag ourselves
into the suffering

When I pray I am full of life
When I speak I can only give blessings
When I think of you, I can only share my love

My faith is my best gift
it is that spark of freedom

If you beleive in suffering
you dwell in the realm of ignorance
If you have felt the scent of my love,
then you can beleive in life.
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Fearn
post 13th Feb 2004, 02:14am
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Welcome Deepblue -

Nice sentiments.
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deepblue
post 15th Feb 2004, 02:40pm
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hi, thanks for the welcome, is this the largest glasgow e-forum ?

cheers,

ale.x
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Isobel
post 15th Feb 2004, 07:14pm
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Gosh you guys are good .Keep them coming.


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Teeny
post 15th Feb 2004, 09:18pm
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Welcome deepblue, I enjoyed reading your poem.

Elaine, have you any more for us?

Cheers - Teeny tongue.gif
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