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I shouldn't be here: Written and spoken.

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Gyppo
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I shouldn't be here: Written and spoken.

Post by Gyppo » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:47 pm

Here's the soundcloud link...
https://soundcloud.com/user-593821894/i ... re/s-cOjku

And here's the words...

I shouldn't be here.

I shouldn't be here,
I don't belong in this century 
or any other if the truth be told.
But I'm here despite the odds
and I'm not going away yet.

I'll paddle my own canoe,
against the current as likely as not.
Riding the dancing rapids of imagination,
through the leaping quicksilver shallows,
dodging the sharp rocks of reality
then gliding across the cool depths of serenity.

Defiantly 'mooning', waving my arse
at Shakespeare's 'outrageous fortune'.
Slipping past obstacles like a fish in water,
my casual ease hiding the scars
of the times I've grounded and nearly sunk.
I really shouldn't be here,
but I bloody well am!

Gyppo

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I've been writing ever since I realised I could.  Storytelling since I started talking.  Poetry however comes and goes  ;-)

ajduclos
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Re: I shouldn't be here: Written and spoken.

Post by ajduclos » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:10 am

Yeah, somehow we bloody well are still here !!!!!!!!

You are really enjoying this new poetic outlet - I hope your open mics go well !!!!!!

Aj  

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Re: I shouldn't be here: Written and spoken.

Post by poet-e » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:56 pm

Funny.  Love the flippant ending.

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Re: I shouldn't be here: Written and spoken.

Post by Deb » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:18 pm

Gyppo, this is one of my favorites written by you.

As I listened to you read it, I watched the soundbar dance to your lyrical reading. 

Nicely done.


~Deb

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