Originals - I enjoy making up greeting cards for
people and many of my WarrenPiece Originals started out that way.
Here are some you may like.
1. A Rip-Off of Gilbert & Sullivan I
to her to the tune of "I am the very model of a modern
I've always been a fan of Gilbert and Sullivan
Operettas. This was an anniversary card to my wife which
2. Love's Last Audit
This is my first attempt and
dates back to about 1996. I don't remember the motivation at the
time. Probably just thinking about what a great wife I have.
3. A Fountainhead Revisited
This one was updated in 1998 to poem status. It started out
the year before as an anniversary card and sets out the story of our first
date, back in 1961. The poem is now updated each year on June 3rd,
which is still a very special day in our lives. I had just come out of a bad
marriage at the time. My buddy,
Fred Underwood, was getting married and to get me to start dating again he
said the only way I could come to his wedding was by bringing a date.
I tried to use the excuse that I didn't have a nice enough car to ask a
girl out, but he told me to find a girl with a nice car. I did, and
the rest, as they say, is history.
By the way Fred was a bass player in a band that was
making the rounds of Denver's clubs and honky-tonks back in the sixties-
If anybody knows him tell him to take a look here and see what he started.
I'd love to hear from him.
4. The First Hurdle
one that's self-explanatory: A friend's first wedding anniversary
5. The Fisherman and The Lady
This is my personal favorite.
It started out as a card for the 20th wedding anniversary of some fishing
buddies. Hope you like it.
The Moment As
published on Poetry.Com
Of The Heart
As published on Poetry.Com
Murder Of The Mimes
Here's a little bit of
nonsense that doesn't mean much, but maybe you'll have some fun with it.
Here is one of my
pet peeves. The rhythm and rhyme is just a little bit of sugar to
make the medicine go down easier.
Then some of it is just from
responding in kind to a fibstorm* I got in my email.
A fellow meter beater in Wales, Thomas Vaughan Jones, had sent me an
email about his computer problems. It was about the time when a lot
of us were getting bit by the MTX virus.
*Fibstorm Follies was the name of
an email newsletter that was put together by a Texan named Bob (Bubba)
Badger back around the turn of the century. The concept was for one
person to begin a story and other members from all over the planet would add
to it. The only catch was that it had to be done in rhyming meter.
See Sample Fibstorm Here
Other Great Lyrical Poetry
Invictus - W.E. Henley
Twins - Henry S. Leigh
This one is heavier than it looks on
Night Is My Sister - Edna
the French Camp - Robert Browning
Thanks to Thomas Vaughan
Jones for this memory refresher.
And Some Not So Great But Fun
The O.J. Trial, as told by The Cat in
the Hat-Author Unknown
I went looking for cat jokes and came up
with this. I think it's interesting enough to take some space here.
Since it is signed "author unknown" I guess I'm ripping
off a ripper offer. If someone knows who wrote it, let me know
so I can post the credit.
Great Lyrics I grew up with but
can no longer remember
Help me fill in the blanks (This one is
complete now - CLICK HERE to see it all.)
The Genius of Lorenz Hart-
Before there was a
"Rogers & Hammerstein" it was "Rogers & Hart".
Lorenz Hart was perhaps the greatest lyricist ever to hit Tin Pan Alley.
Here are a couple of examples of his work.