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La Belle Dame Sans Merci
by John Keats 1819

I saw pale kings and princes too,
Pale warriors, death-pale were they all;
They cried – ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci
Hath thee in thrall!’

I saw their starved lips in the gloam,
With horrid warning gaped wide,
And I awoke and found me here,
On the cold hill’s side.

And this is why I sojourn here
Alone and palely loitering,
Though the sedge is withered from the lake,
And no birds sing.

Full and original version

Haiku – Salty Waves – A Renfro

Salt water rushing

Bashing, crashing the shoreline

Racing back to sea

Daily Joke – Good Deed

August 28, 2014

A man died and went to The Judgment, they told him , “Before you meet with God, I should tell you — we’ve looked over your life, and to be honest you really didn’t do anything particularly good or bad. We’re not really sure what to do with you. Can you tell us anything you did that can help us make a decision?”

The newly arrived soul thought for a moment and replied, “Yeah, once I was driving along and came upon a person who was being harassed by a group of thugs. So I pulled over, got out a bat, and went up to the leader of the thugs. He was a big, muscular guy with a ring pierced through his lip. Well, I tore the ring out of his lip, and told him he and his gang had better stop bothering this guy or they would have to deal with me!”

“Wow that’s impressive, “When did this happen?”

“About three minutes ago,” came the reply.

by Jack Prelutsky

I’m making a pizza the size of the sun,
a pizza that’s sure to weigh more than a ton,
a pizza too massive to pick up and toss,
a pizza resplendent with oceans of sauce.

I’m topping my pizza with mountains of cheese,
with acres of peppers, pimentos, and peas,
with mushrooms, tomatoes, and sausage galore,
with every last olive they had at the store.

My pizza is sure to be one of a kind,
my pizza will leave other pizzas behind,
my pizza will be a delectable treat
that all who love pizza are welcome to eat.

The oven is hot, I believe it will take
a year and a half for my pizza to bake.
I hardly can wait till my pizza is done,
my wonderful pizza the size of the sun.

Daily Poem – My Computer

August 26, 2014

My Computer by Burmah M. Teague

My computer has a language
That is foreign to me
It speaks of RAM and Gigabytes
And what could ROM be!

I don’t understand the Windows
My computer says are there
Nor the Gem Clip at the side of my page
With eyes that blink and stare!

I don’t understand the cures
That maintenance wizards do
It’s called defragmenter, scan disk,
And virus cleaning too!

Yet, computer and I work hand and eye
With a mouse to translate
The tasks that I want it to do
While it points out my mistakes!

Daily Haiku – Hippo

August 26, 2014

Hippopotamus

Anti-hippopotamus

Annihilation

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My Favorite Rap Video (I usually can’t stand Hip Hop, but dig this Hip Hop Apatamus).

Daily Joke – Army Knife

August 26, 2014

French Army Knife

Their Army must be very thirsty.