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Inter faeces et urinem nascimur* (rewrite)


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How long has it been

dear honey sweetheart

since you had a lovely relaxing

movement, with no straining effort?

O bless you, my dear, was it

healthy, satisfactory?

 

O my darling ... aha ... ahem!

 

Celia, said cranky old Jonathan,

Celia shits, by God!! Cringing,

he withdrew: it was still the 18th century.

 

I am, she is, so we all must have

some thoughtful visits to the loo, perhaps

not a thing to share with friends and lovers,

but a necessary thing to do.

 

It's nothing. Pooh!

Non, non, paff! de rien!

 

Just a corollary, a match-me,

to the pleasures of the bed:

entre des Anges et des animaux.

 

Piss off, pal, or baise mon cul.

She loved you but she never liked you,

saw right through you

and left you, s'il vous plait,

along with the money.

 

Intimate arrangements

play havoc with the rules

and always have done.

 

Cleopatra

Suzie Q

 

View Harroooo!!

Gentlemen on horseback. Sly foxes

take mordant pleasure in the hunt

from the ditches of Connemara

to the Allegheny woodlands.

 

Shaved and eau-de-cologned

I totter past the public toilets

rippling reggae riffs on my drumlike tummy

straining a paisley waistcoat.

 

If I had a cane I'd flaunt it. Must get one.

This umbrella's no good.

 

It's nice to have clinking cash in your pockets,

to have folding fivers next to your breast;

it's nice to be out on a bright May morning

watching sweet young girls walking through the park.

 

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* Saint Augustine, party boy turned party pooper: "we are born between faeces and urine". Maybe he should work harder at being dead, settling down, being quiet.

 

.... Original ....

 

How long has it been

dear honey sweetheart

since you had a lovely relaxing

movement, with no straining effort?

O bless you, my dear, was it

healthy, satisfactory?

 

O my darling ... aha ... ahem!

 

Stella, said cranky old Jonathan,

Stella shits, by God!! For that reason

he withdrew: 18th century idiot.

 

I think and believe we all may have

some thoughtful visits to the loo, not quite

the thing to share with our friends and lovers,

a necessary thing to do.

 

It's nothing.

No, no, it's nothing.

 

It's just a corollary, a match-me,

to the wifely retreat from bed.

They get like that, sudden cages on their thighs,

no more fishnet stockings,

no more langourous sighs.

 

No bloody well need to please you.

 

Piss off, pal.

I loved you but I never liked you:

I see right through you.

 

Never never marry your girlfriend.

Once they get the ring and the social bling

they change, by God they change,

an set about changing YOU!

 

View Harroooo!!

Society on horseback. The sly fox

so solitary, calculating,

takes a mordant pleasure in the hunt.

 

Shaved and eau-de-cologned

I stride past the public toilets

rippling reggae riffs on my drumlike tummy

contained by a paisley waistcoat.

 

If I had a cane I'd flaunt it. Must get one.

This umbrella's no good.

 

It's nice to have clinking cash in your pockets,

to have folding fivers next to your breast;

it's nice to be out on a bright May morning

watching sweet young girls walking through the park.

 

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* Saint Augustine, party boy turned party pooper: "we are born between faeces and urine". Maybe he should work harder at being dead, settle down, shut up.

Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim

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Lyrical and easy to read -- I hope you include an audio version.

 

Tony

 

Bren, I agree with Tony. I would like to hear this one in audio, if already is not there?! :)

 

I love it. Sounds very poetical, a perfect composition.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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