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Skirt related poetry

Postby Sinned » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:31 am

Well, boys and girls, here's an opportunity to show your eloquence in verse form. With apologies to Dr Seuss here's my reworking of one of his ditties:

I love my skirts

I love my skirts, I love their sway!
I love them more and more each day.
I love my wife, she is the best!
I love my family and all the rest.

I love my home and its location
I love to wear skirts on vacation.
I love my skirts tho’ not drab or grey,
‘N a wardrobe growing fuller each day!
I think my skirts are really swell,
There’s nothing else I love so well.
I love to wear them among my peers,
I bear their leers and jeers and sneers.
I love my skirts – so soft to wear;
I wear them often - others don’t care.
I love each of them, long or short.
I’d love if their pockets were of the large sort.

I’m happy to wear them. I am. Iam.
I’m happiest each day in a skirt, I am.
I love the comfort, I love different being.
I love their feeling, I love others me seeing.

I love my skirts – I’ll say it again – I even love my dearest wife.
My wife who means well but gives me strife,
I hope she’ll soon like my skirting life!!!!

I've tried to stay true to his original but I realise that it isn't perfect to any amendments will be appreciated. Or even if you want to re-write it completely then feel free. Other contributions in other verse forms would be appreciated. So get your pens or quills out and demonstrate your verbal dexterity. Thread drift happens but try and keep the verses skirt related.
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Re: Skirt related poetry

Postby STEVIE » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:53 pm

Hi Sinned,
Great piece of work. I don't believe that anyone could fairly tear it apart.
You have now set me a task. I wrote a wee ditty that I used to explain my skirt wearing in 2010/11.
It is posted here somewhere but I can't find it. Once I get the original, I will re-post as "one I prepared earlier".
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Re: Skirt related poetry

Postby denimini » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:56 am

That is great Dennis. It covers just about everything regarding our skirting. Perhaps you should go outside and read it out aloud to your OH at the window, sort of romantically.
(remember to take a door key)
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Re: Skirt related poetry

Postby Sinned » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:56 am

Thanks Steve and Anthony for the positive comments. I tried to remain close to the original which made it easier. I might have another stab retaining the same flow and meter but not following his lead, so to speak. Actually Anthony, I had an ulterior motive in posting this poem although I wished I'd done it a bit earlier. It's my wedding anniversary on the 14th [0] and for the past four years I have included a topical poem for her eyes only [1] to get across something that is affecting our relationship and inform her of my POV. This year I thought that I would tackle the thorny issue of my skirts and may reinforce it with another poem next year. So I suppose that I could solicit advice over the suitability of the poem for that purpose and any recommendations to improve it. Thanks for your suggestion at least Anthony. It's a time-limited offer because on the evening ( GMT ) of the 13th I will be committing it to paper in either my Valentine card or Wedding Anniversary card [2].

BTW, if anyone else with similar troubles to me wishes to use it on TOH then please feel free to do so. Anything to further the cause and ease friction and tension in a relationship. I'll let you know if I get any negative or positive reaction. As for the window idea it's a bit too cold to have the window open at the moment [3] but I do plan on reading the poem to her over a nice repast such as a breakfast in bed. We are both not at work that day and we don't eat out that day as prices tend to be higher for themed meals.

[0] Yeah, I know Valentine's Day but it was MOH's idea not mine though I gladly and willingly went along with it.
[1] Not pornographic or anything like that, just a bit too personal to share with everyone.
[2] Early on I decided to buy one of each as insurance against the accusation of belittling or neglectful of either Valentine's Day or our Wedding. But at least I can't forget my Anniversary!
[3] ....and the forecast is the usual English cloud/rain/sleet/sun/wind over the next week
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Re: Skirt related poetry

Postby Sinned » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:10 pm

Well, I gave her both cards first thing and read out all the card verses to her. I also read out the skirt poem. I was underwhelmed by her reaction. Nothing. No agreement, disagreement or comment at all. Disappointing. I did put on a white short sleeved shirt with black palm trees pattern, a black skater skirt and black tights without generating any comment. Patience, I suppose, let it ferment in her mind. No doubt she'll say something when she's ready without any prompt from me.
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Re: Skirt related poetry

Postby dillon » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:58 am

I think that I
Shall never see
A skirt as lovely
As the one on me!

(By me, with license from Joyce Kilmer, who might have enjoyed a skirt)
As a matter of fact, the sun DOES shine out of my ...
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Re: Skirt related poetry

Postby Sinned » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:15 pm

Thank you for your contribution, dillon. A fine attempt - short, sweet and pertinent. More, please, everyone.
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Re: Skirt related poetry

Postby mishawakaskirt » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:47 am

I'm not the best poet by far. I have a short one for now, I am working on a longer one that I will post when I have it finished.


Some skirts are red
Some skirts are blue
Some are for me
And some are for you
Whether the skirts are bright or are black as night
It is great when they fit just right
While some are no fan of the swish and sway.
Skirts are for man too tis what I say.
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Re: Skirt related poetry

Postby Sinned » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:09 pm

Thank you misha. See, it's not really that difficult. More please.
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Re: Skirt related poetry

Postby STEVIE » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:00 am

Hi S
Here is an effort from me. Note I don't use the skirt word but the people who see it should get the gist. I'm quite open to any comments too.
BTW other events have overtaken my getting the original poetry retrieved but it's not forgotten.
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Year to Year
Another anniversary has passed
What a time
Much too much has happened
Yet changed
Is it only me that feels the shift
All around
Time to open your eyes and
See ME!
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Re: Skirt related poetry

Postby Sinned » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:08 pm

Like good poetry the interpretation is in the mind of the reader. I can see that it could be about skirts and your experiences of wearing them. But there are certainly other interpretations too.

C'mon Carl, with your penchant for language the challenge is there. Moon, too ( and Jenn ). Any others????
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Re: Skirt related poetry

Postby moonshadow » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:16 am

Sinned wrote:C'mon Carl, with your penchant for language the challenge is there. Moon, too ( and Jenn ). Any others????


I've been thinking of a few things here and there to contribute to this thread. Unfortunately when I actually sit down to write my mind goes blank. The best stuff comes to me while I'm driving the work van... or taking a shower for some reason.
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Re: Skirt related poetry

Postby Big and Bashful » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:25 am

I have never been into poetry, much rather listen to music, well played etc. However, last night at our local hall I was running the PA for a Scottish comedy poet, A guy called Elvis McGonagall. Great night, even bought his book at the end of the night. He is a sort of Scottish John Cooper Clarke.

It just showed me that great wordage doesn't always need to be sung lyrics.

Enjoyed the night, even though I was wearing jeans, two of them, well, a pair.
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Re: Skirt related poetry

Postby Sinned » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:54 pm

Moon, probably the easiest way to start is with an existing poem and it will give you the rhyme pattern, the meter and the general flow of the poem. No shame in copying an original! Then think of words that rhyme together - skirts. flirts, hurts, Think of a general theme - say, have each verse be about one of your skirts and an experience in it, or have each verse be about a different colour. Don't forget to bounce ideas off Jenn and Amber - they can suggest things to get you started and provide stimulation on the way. And don't think that you aren't good enough. There are the odd spelling/grammar mistakes in your prose but then we aren't all perfect - I can spot mistakes in mine which is why my entries can have at least a couple of edits. And I can spot the mistakes in Carl's entries too and he's about as good at grammar and spelling as you can get. Your general diction is well above average. No excuses. I'll try and pen another poem soon. Just thought - you are a Sutherner so why not a po-em in yer reel suthern langooadge? Yer pereety gud at that. Dersn't haf to be long - wun verse or too wud doo.
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Re: Skirt related poetry

Postby moonshadow » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:44 pm

Hehe... Thanks Dennis!

I'm thinking the direction I'd like to take my little poetic writing would be less about the skirt itself and more about the world through the eyes of the southern guy wearing said skirt.

I'll give it a lick later on tonight if the mood strikes...
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