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Frank E Gibbard

Poor Oliver, when he asked for more gruel,

at a school whose default setting is: "cruel."

Did a mere boy think this Board to be fools,

to donate undeserving brats too much fuel?

As our hero received the severest telling-off

so far better for him he did not solicit broth.

More victuals, daresay richer stuffs to scoff,

scamps'll soon demand linctus if they cough.

Dickens did not live in today's benificent days,

describing for us Britain's then social malaise.

He'd twist Ollie's luck with propitious coup de

théâtre, he may have soup enough hereafter.

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Ahhh brought back memories of myone 'lead' role as Mister Bumble in Oliver the musical: 'More?! Never before has a boy wanted MORE!' ;-) Enjoyed....

 

J & DC

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Hi Frank, I love that you create poetry inspired by another's writing such as Dickens. Ekphrastic poetry would seem to have an unending source and yet how many of us think to go there. Thanks for the inspiration.

 

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Aleksandra

Interesting, as aways, and exactly in your own familiar style. I like it, Frank. :) Good to see you still active and inspired.

 

Aleksandra

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

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