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Poems and Song Lyrics
This document was first created Saturday, February 28, 2015 and was most recently revised on Monday, December 30, 2019.

Miscellaneous Poems
Childhood Poems
Miscellaneous Song Lyrics
Some Things That I Wrote Myself
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The things that people write nowadays, and call poems, are not poems.  The people who write them are not poets.  I don't have a good name for them, either the people or the things.  For lack of better terms, I refer to the things as "weird prose that you read in a strained tone of voice" and to the people as phonies.  A piece of writing isn't a poem unless it has rhyme and rhythm.  A person who writes such a thing, even a Poet Laureate, isn't a poet unless the thing that he writes is a poem.
—from Milam's Dictionary of Distinctions, Differences, and Other Odds and Ends

Miscellaneous Poems
The main thing that these poems have in common is that I like them.  I've used some of them, or quotes from some of them in some of my writing.  Others, I just like.  That's why they're here.
 ^ A Cautionary Verse
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 ^ Limericks
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 ^ Little Boy Blue
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 ^ Sad Words
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 ^ Samarkand
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Miscellaneous Song Lyrics
The main thing that these song lyrics have in common is that I like them.  I've used some of them, or quotes from some of them in some of my writing.  Others, I just like.  That's why they're here.
 ^ Boom!  Boomboom!
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 ^ Little Boxes
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 ^ Old Man River
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Childhood Poems from My Early Years
These are poems from my childhood and early adolescence.  Most of them were recited to us by the adults, mostly by my father.  I'll collect here as many of them as I can recall, as accurately as I can recall them, in consultation with various other interested members of the family.
 ^ A Collection of Poems and Other Things
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 ^ Marie the Gentle and Charlie the Bold
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 ^ Methuselah
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 ^ Savage Tribes
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 ^ The Li'l ol' Red Rooster
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 ^ The Miracle
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 ^ The Name
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 ^The Piece that Robert Spoke
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 ^ The Wee Elf
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 ^Tommy's Poem
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Poems and Song Lyrics

Some Things That I Wrote Myself

Some of these are poems.  Some of them are song lyrics.  Some of them aren't either poems or song lyrics.
 ^ A Collection of Some Things That I Wrote Myself
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 ^ A Useless Poem
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 ^ Addresses for Margo
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 ^ Another Freedom Song
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 ^ Dominoes
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 ^ Forever Young
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 ^ Ghost Channels in the Core
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 ^ I Need a New Employee
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 ^ I Still Love You
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 ^ In Spring a Fuelboy's Fancy Turns to Thoughts of Pumps
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 ^ Isolates
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 ^ Nancy's Boss
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 ^ the chill
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 ^ The General Electric Litany Against Fear
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 ^ The Nameless Poem
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 ^ The Ravin'
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 ^ The River Is Wide
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 ^ Usurperation of Church and State
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