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Poetry, Music, Books and all things good....

Discussion in 'Word Games' started by Susiejb, 25 Jan 2012.

  1. Susiejb

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    Some time ago Joe posted a topic' do we need another forum'....maybe one where we can discuss things without the constant bickering and fighting that invades the posts so often on here.
    I thought that maybe..as Joe said, we could just mention music that we enjoy with a link to you tube, or just a poem or a book that we have read and enjoyed.
     
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    This is one of my favorites. I heard it first on a Jim Reeves LP:

    Men With Broken Hearts
    By Hank Williams Junior


    You'll find many just like me
    along this city street.
    Shoulders stooped, heads bowed low,
    eyes staring in defeat.
    For those who live within the past,
    for sorrow plays all parts,
    for death is all they have left,
    these men with broken hearts.

    You have no right to be the judge,
    to criticize or condemn.
    Just think but for the Grace of God
    it would be you instead of him.
    A careless step or thoughtless deed
    & then the misery starts.
    For those who weep, death comes cheap,
    these men with broken hearts.

    Humble you should be
    when they come passing by,
    For it's written that the greatest men
    are never to big to cry.
    Some lose faith in love & life
    when sorrow shoots her darts,
    With all hope gone, they walk alone,
    these men with broken hearts.

    You never walked in that man's shoes
    or seen things through his eyes,
    or stood there with helpless hands
    while the heart inside him dies.
    Some are paupers, some are kings,
    some are masters of the arts,
    in all their shame, they're all the same,
    these men with broken hearts.

    Life (women) sometimes can be so cruel,
    that a heart will pray for death.
    God, why must these living dead
    feel pain with every breath?
    So help your brother along the road,
    no matter where he starts.
    For the God that made you, made them too,
    These men with broken hearts.
     
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    Thank you RH lovely poem....I appreciate poetry is not everyone's cup of tea but hopefully some music and books will eventually make their way here.
    Really annoying to stand in a book shop wanting to buy 'something' but feeling at a loss know what.
     
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    My next book when I get the time is SK's 11/22/63
     
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    I am an avid reader. Maybe one book a week or so, reading almost anything. I read most books i buy or have bought for my kids too.

    I have enjoyed many books that stand out for various reasons.

    The Gruffalo - This is a fantastic book to read out loud to young children. The way it is written is a joy, and i think i can recite it word for word.

    Boy in the striped pyjamas and War horse - also books directed towards younger readers. They give the reader a feel for what it was like without being graphic.

    The dreadful Judgement, Neil Hanson. Details the great fire of London. A well researched and thought out book. Not sure it tells us much we didn't already know, but good read never the less.

    Lee Child, Michael Connelly and Robert Crais - three thriller writers with established series of novels. well paced, action packed page turners.
     
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    Thanks guys for you input...its nice to have the books mentioned on here, I know that people do mention things on GD but they tend to disappear down the list and then you can't find them when you want them.

    I have never read a Steven King book....I imagine them being slightly scary...and the Gruffalo ...I absolutely love it, I think I actually enjoy reading it more than my grandson.
     
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    Stephen king doesn't do it for me. have read and enjoyed a few of James Herberts books, magic Cottage (i think)

    As for The Gruffalo - Guilty Pleasures :oops: :eek:
     
  9. I wrote this poem for my partner, twenty years ago when we had our first weekend away together in YORK.

    How long I have waited to enter your city
    Unique, majestic and grand
    Once totally surrounded in stone, your defense
    Now exposed by the touch of my hand

    Your boundarys clear
    Your jewels kept in boxes
    Safe from invasion and harm
    Yet you smile at me sweetly
    And surrender discreetly
    As you willingly lay down your arms

    As I pass through your gates
    The arch to your history
    I can sense the sweet smell of your past
    Amongst your rosy delights which lay inside your walls
    My hurried quest for your heart

    Feel your River Ooze
    It's banks, they swell
    The Minster is rising within you
    So perfectly placed
    Through crinoline lace
    It echoes the sounds of 'I love you'

    My pace I increase as I storm through your streets
    Your narrows are wet and inviting
    Now your rivers have burst and your jewels you release
    To the soul of this resolute viking

    How long I have waited to enter your city
    Your secrets I've wanted to learn
    For we are not just a phase but a city of strength
    To which someday, I would like to return.

    We are still together :)
     
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    :) that sounds good....thank you for posting.
     
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    Nice one squeaky. That's better than anything I could ever have come up with. Our other half had to make do with rockets and bells. ;) ;) ;)

    Good for you. :) :) :)
     
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    I'll never get to heaven,
    but I don't care.
    Because those that do will look around,
    and see it's rather bare.
    It’s all a con,
    Been foisted on,
    us all for many a year.
    But when we die,
    we’ll all find out,
    This god will disappear.

    :mrgreen:
     
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    ditto, my grandson's 3 and I have to persuade him to choose the gruffalo when I read him his story. :LOL:
     
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    my brother just sent me this clip off you tube....
    I thought the guitar playing was brilliant....I assume its genuine.

    http://youtu.be/eXqPYte8tvc
     
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    genuine guitar only song there!!

    But it is a semiacoustic played through some sort delay/reverb/echo allowing it to echo so much.

    Still a very good piece of guitar work though.

    this is my favourite pice of guitar work though -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjT86g9gTKk

    gets really good around the 1.45 mark.

    There is lot to be said for heartfelt song's played well
     
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