1000thman

hi Folks. I am just an old poet living in Australia. I write each and every day and have a passion for Poetry.

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  • 1000thman 11w

    The definition of a Limerick

    The Definition of a LIMERICK.
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    The LIMERICK may be the only traditional form of poetry in English not borrowed from another language. Although the oldest known examples are in French, the nam is from Limerick in Ireland. John Ciadi suggests that the Irish Brigade , which served in France for most of the eighteenth century, might have taken the form to France or developed an English version of a French form. In either case the pattern is now wedded into place.
    It is a five line poem in which lines 1, 2, and 5 are anapestic trimesters and lines 3 and 4 are anapestic dimeters , rhymed as follows. ~
    uu/ uu/ uu/. (a)
    uu/ uu/ uu/. (a)
    uu/ uu/ (b)
    uu/ uu/ (b)
    uu/ uu/ uu/ (a)
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    ©1000thman

  • 1000thman 11w

    Sharing.
    ( A Limerick)


    A series of limerick poems * 3/14 of the sixteen virtues living in house of CHARITY
    chapter 3
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    A Limerick meanings of the houses of Virtue.
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    Chapter 3: CHARITY
    Charity is concern for and active helping of others.
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    CHARITY
    3/14. Sharing.

    An equitable share with others.
    Harmony ‘ twixt sisters and brothers.
    Fair shares equalising.
    Passionate compromising.
    Life shared with your Father and Mother.
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    Charity is concern for and active helping of others.
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    ©1000thman

  • 1000thman 11w

    Philanthropic.
    ( A Limerick )


    A series of limerick poems * 3/13 of the sixteen virtues living in house of CHARITY
    chapter 3
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    A Limerick meanings of the houses of Virtue.
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    Chapter 3: CHARITY
    Charity is concern for and active helping of others.
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    CHARITY
    3/13. Philanthropic

    See by your philanthropic action.
    Giving prompts a chain reaction.
    Benevolent to all.
    Donations large or small.
    To give beholds the main attraction.
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    Charity is concern for and active helping of others.
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    ©1000thman

  • 1000thman 12w

    Lovingness.
    ( A Limerick )


    A series of limerick poems * 3/12 of the sixteen virtues living in house of CHARITY
    chapter 3
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    A Limerick meanings of the houses of Virtue.
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    Chapter 3: CHARITY
    Charity is concern for and active helping of others.
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    CHARITY
    3/12. Lovingness.

    A worthy measure of your true love.
    Lovingness that unconditioned love.
    Paternal affection.
    Amorous attention.
    Loving this can be your treasure trove.
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    Charity is concern for and active helping of others.
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    ©1000thman

  • 1000thman 12w

    Helpfulness.
    ( A Limerick )


    A series of limerick poems * 3/11 of the sixteen virtues living in house of CHARITY
    chapter 3
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    A Limerick meanings of the houses of Virtue.
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    Chapter 3: CHARITY
    Charity is concern for and active helping of others.
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    CHARITY
    3/11. Helpfulness.

    A useful neighbourly helpfulness.
    That assistance assures a task success .
    Telepathic action.
    Instant chain reaction.
    Displaying virtue with Godliness.
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    Charity is concern for and active helping of others.
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    ©1000thman

  • 1000thman 12w

    A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart.

    A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart.

    A friend is someone who knows the song .

    For they have such a deep understanding
    Rendering that same refrain years later.
    Imagination takes you to places long forgotten
    Ego knows a true friend will always be there
    Normally so naturally to seek your company
    Devoted ? Yes, and in a very special way.

    In a way that they can sing the words
    Sing the words to the song in your heart

    Simply through love ,long after
    One has forgotten the original words.
    Mindful that a memory fades with time
    Experience the thrill of that discovery.
    One tends to forget the song in your heart
    Never dreaming that you will need to know it.
    Even in these days of cyber access to Spotify

    Who knows the song in your heart better ?
    Hearts do tend to lead the heads.
    On days when you can join your loving friend

    Keep an open mind and discuss the music
    Naturally enjoying each other’s company
    Or songs or refrains which may be significant
    With stories that fit the period of popularity
    Stories that you may not have heard before

    Then stories that you have , but will not admit
    Happy then to enjoy the conversation.
    Each song provoked a new memory

    Songs that you haven’t heard in years
    Only the words stay in the corner of the mind
    Naturally you can both pick up the refrain
    Gleefully you both smile and sing along

    In an understanding of what makes you tick
    Nothing can hold you back, no inhibitions

    You need nothing , you have this friendship
    Oh , you can truely value this friendship
    Understanding that faith and friendship
    Readily go hand in hand in perpetuity

    Heart to heart , song by song , day by day
    Everlasting love , songs without end
    An endless loop of confident friendship
    Respecting this and the songs in our hearts
    Together we can face problems encountered .
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    ©1000thman

  • 1000thman 12w

    Gentleness.
    (A Limerick)


    A series of limerick poems * 3/10 of the sixteen virtues living in house of CHARITY
    chapter 3
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    A Limerick meanings of the houses of Virtue.
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    Chapter 3: CHARITY
    Charity is concern for and active helping of others.
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    CHARITY
    3/10 Gentleness.

    With tenderness and moderation.
    To bring forth calm and sooth a Nation.
    Gentleman in conduct.
    Spotless Correspondent.
    Born to a peaceful generation.
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    Charity is concern for and active helping of others.
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    ©1000thman

  • 1000thman 12w

    Generosity.
    ( A Limerick )


    A series of limerick poems * 3/9 of the sixteen virtues living in house of CHARITY
    chapter 3
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    A Limerick meanings of the houses of Virtue.
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    Chapter 3: CHARITY
    Charity is concern for and active helping of others.
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    CHARITY
    3/ 9. Generosity.

    Very magnanimous in living.
    No prejudice in ever giving.
    Nobel and copious.
    Forever generous.
    You’re truely splendid in the knowing.
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    Charity is concern for and active helping of others.
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    ©1000thman

  • 1000thman 12w

    Forgiveness
    ( A Limerick )


    A series of limerick poems * 3/8 of the sixteen virtues living in house of CHARITY
    chapter 3
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    A Limerick meanings of the houses of Virtue.
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    Chapter 3: CHARITY
    Charity is concern for and active helping of others.
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    CHARITY
    3/8. Forgiveness.

    Pardon but not sit in judgement here.
    Free that offender and make it clear.
    It’s unconditional.
    ‘Though unconventional.
    Reap that satisfaction year on year.
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    Charity is concern for and active helping of others.
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    ©1000thman

  • 1000thman 12w

    Everything in life is a blessing
    Everything in life is a curse.
    ( An Acrostic )


    An Acrostic :Blessings n Curses.
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    Everything in life is a blessing.
    Everything in life is a curse.
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    Everything in life is a blessing .
    Vacant minds sometimes reverse
    Everything in life is a curse.
    Rare but constantly depressing
    Your metaphoric prose coerce.
    The rhymes contrived with something missing
    Have costs to some , not reimbursed.
    I’ll not find this too depressing.
    Not Poets of the Universe.
    Grant inspiration promising.

    In cold dire deeds perverse
    Nought suffered , or too distressing.

    Limits reason by being this cursed
    Icons exist ,but some are missing.
    From forms unheard in common verse
    Everything in life is a blessing .

    I am convinced that’s too absurd.
    Since the wit of verse in this setting.

    And triumph for best or for worst.

    Blessings so unprepossessing.
    Liked as virtues within my purse
    Everything in life is a curse.
    So turn this roundabout,I’m thinking .
    Standing proud thy virtues nurse
    Inspiration so very promising.
    Not cursed nor blessed by simple verse
    Great poems with the beholder’s eye

    Everything in life is a blessing .
    View now the ingredients to my verse
    Everything in life is a curse.
    Respect this as unprepossessing
    You my dear reader,share my purse.
    That should not be too distressing.
    Hatch a plan , for better or worst.
    In doubt ? You’ll find something missing.
    Nothing ventured , or err perverse.
    Granted time may now be pressing .

    In your ample word bank immersed.
    Nought to carry thoughts depressing.

    Let your loved one become the nurse
    In matters of the heart a courting.
    For a fool would be so averse.
    Everything in life is a blessing.

    In life see blessings are converse.
    Some are cursed ,though masked as blessings

    And they triumph within this setting.

    Can word-block ever be that curse ?
    Unify word associating !
    Rich in flow , both sharp and terse
    Satisfy and learn to count your blessings
    Everything else in life is a perhaps a curse.
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    ©1000thman